Privacy Policy

Revised 7/6/2017

Open19 Foundation Inc. (“Open19” or “we” or “us”) respects your privacy.

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we collect or that you may provide to Open19 when you access and use this website ( (the “Website”) and our practices for collecting and using that information. This policy describes the information Open19 collects directly in addition to that information which is automatically collected or used by third parties which is mentioned below.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected by Open19 offline or through any other means, including on any other websites, or information collected by third parties, including through any content that may be accessible from the Website.
Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand Open19’s policies regarding your information. By using the Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with Open19’s privacy policies and practices, your choice is to not use the Website.

What Information Does Open19 Collect?

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”);
  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.

How Does Open19 Collect Such Information?

Open19 collects this information directly from you when you provide it to us, such as through contact forms, membership applications, attendance registrations, applications for access to portions of the Website, requests to download documents, applications to participate in Open19 events, comments on the blog and emails or other electronic messages or correspondence sent or directed to Open19.

We also collect information automatically as you navigate through the site, such as usage details, IP addresses and other information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.

How does Open19 Use your Personal Information?

The personal information you provide to Open19 about yourself or your employer by using this Website or interacting with Open19 through electronic means is used for the purpose of carrying out the work and activities of Open19, such as providing the Website to you, sending meeting announcements, circulating Open19 newsletters or other information, circulating minutes of meetings of Open19 Working Groups and other committees or in any other way Open19 describes when you provide the information, or for any other purpose with your consent.

Open19 does not share this personal information with outside parties except for contractors, service providers and other third parties that Open19 uses to support its activities and operations, unless such disclosure is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it, is done with your consent or is in response to subpoenas or otherwise necessary to comply with the law, court orders, legal processes or to respond to any government or regulatory request.

Information We Collect through Automatic Data Collection Technologies.

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use third party automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns.

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to: estimate our audience size and usage patterns, store information about your preferences and recognize you when you return to the Website, and speed up your searches.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit Open19, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Google Analytics:

One of the technologies used on the Website is Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us understand how users use the Website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for Website operators and providing other services relating to Website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website. By using this Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”

All information collected by Google is subject to the policies of Google, over which we have no control.

Children Under the Age of 13

The Website is not intended for use by children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to the Website. Open19 does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at


If you are not a member of Open19, and do not wish to receive any further communications from Open19, please so advise Open19 by email sent to We will use reasonable efforts to process your request as promptly as possible.

External Links

This Open19 website may contain links to other websites, including those of Open19 members, third party vendors, or links which the Open19 Board of Directors considers to be of interest. Open19 is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of such other websites.

Modifications & Questions

Please review this Privacy Policy from time to time. Open19 reserves the right to amend this policy at any time or from time to time. Your continued use of the Website after Open19 makes changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so check the Privacy Policy periodically for updates.

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and Open19’s privacy practices, you can email us at or use the Contact Us form at