Next Step Connections values individuals’ privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with us.
When you access our web pages, certain technical information is automatically collected. We collect no other information except when you deliberately send it to us, for example, by sending us an email or applying to our program.
We analyze aggregate traffic/access information for resource management and site planning purposes. We reserve the right to use log detail to investigate resource management or security concerns.
Some of our web pages use “cookies.” Usually, a cookie enables a website to tailor what you see according to the way you entered the site (for example, if you entered via a certain link, or if you are using a mobile device).
We also use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website. For example, we may determine that the average visitor typically views our website for a certain number of minutes, or that a certain percentage of men vs. women applied to our program. But we do not gather or disclose information that could identify those specific individuals.
When you choose to provide information about yourself or about someone else, we use the information only to fulfill or respond to your request. We do not share this information with outside parties, except to the extent necessary to complete that request.
We never use or share the information you provide to us in ways unrelated to the intended purpose and without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out.
We are dedicated to preventing unauthorized data access, maintaining data accuracy, and ensuring the appropriate use of information. We strive to put in place appropriate safeguards to secure the information we collect online.