Next Wave Connect – Privacy Policy

Information we receive about you 

We receive a number of different types of information about you, including:


Registration information:

When you sign up for Next Wave Connect, you are required to provide information such as your name, email address, organization, and password. We capture additional profile information to provide an optimal user experience such as recommending content, peer connections, and communities you may be interested in. Additional profile information consists of your address, phone number, job title, department, tenure in current position, title you report to, level of college education, professional societies you belong to, and your Twitter handle. The required profile information consists of name, email, organization, and address information. We also request a picture of the user, but this is optional.


Information tracked:

Your information also includes the information you create on Next Wave Connect, such as when you post an update to another post, blog, or community event. Any blogs and communities you may create, or any content you upload (e.g. documents, video links, MP3/4 files). It also includes the information you choose to share when you take an action, such as when you connect to a peer, a community, “like” a post or blog, follow a person, or send a private message.

We track your data whenever you interact with Next Wave Connect.

We receive data from the computer, mobile phone or other device you use to access Next Wave Connect. This may include your IP address and other information about things like your internet service, location, the type (including identifiers) of browser you use, or the pages you visit.

We receive data whenever you visit Next Wave Connect, sometimes through cookies. This may include the date and time you visit the site; the web address, or URL, you’re on; technical information about the IP address, and the operating system you use; and, if you are logged in to Next Wave Connect, your User ID. 


Public information

When we use the phrase “public information”, we mean the information you choose to make public. Choosing to make your information public is exactly what it sounds like: other users who have connected with you, or follow the same communities, will be able to see what you post on Next Wave Connect. Only the “Private Message” function allows a user to send private/confidential messages to other Next Wave Connect members.

Choosing to make your information public also means that this information:

  • can be associated with you (i.e., your name, profile pictures,) 
  • can show up when someone does a search on Next Wave Connect using the site search engine or the content search engine.

The types of information listed below are always publicly available, and are treated just like information you decided to make public: 

  • Name; this helps Next Wave Connect members find you.
  • Profile Pictures; these help your friends and peer members recognize you. If you become uncomfortable making any of these photos public, you can always delete it.


How we use the information we receive

We use the information we receive about you in connection with the services and features we provide to you and other Next Wave Connect members, our partners, the advertisers that purchase ads on the site, and the developers that build the Next Wave Connect applications. For example, in addition to helping people see and find things that you do and share, we may use the information we receive about you:

  • as part of our efforts to keep Next Wave Connect products, services and integrations safe and secure;
  • to help protect the rights and property of Next Wave Connect or others; 
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of ads you and others see, including delivery of relevant ads to you;
  • to make suggestions to you and other Next Wave Connect members, such as: suggesting that another member add you as a Connection because the member has a similar profile;
  • for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement. 

Granting us this permission allows us to provide you with innovative features and services as we exist today, and as we develop in the future. While you are allowing us to use the information we receive about you, you always own all of your information.

Your trust is important to us, which is why we don't share information we receive about you with others unless we have:

  • received your express permission;
  • given you notice, such as by telling you about it in this policy; or
  • are required legally to disclose your information.

We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above. Typically, information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted. For certain categories of data, we may also tell you about specific data retention practices.


Deleting your account

If you want to stop using your account, you can delete it.

When you delete an account, it is permanently deleted from Next Wave Connect. Deleting an account typically takes about one month, but some information may remain in backup copies and logs for up to 90 days.

Certain information is needed to provide you with services, so we only delete this information after you delete your account. Some of the things you do on Next Wave Connect aren’t stored in your account, such as posting to a group or sending someone a message (where your friend may still have a message you sent, even after you delete your account). That information remains after you delete your account.


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