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Privacy Policy

The University City Science Center (Science Center) respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Notice explains who we are, how we collect, share and use personal information about you, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

Who we are

We are a non-profit located in the Philadelphia region dedicated to helping commercialize technology, deploying capital to address healthcare inequities, cultivating STEM talent and convening people to inspire action.

What Information we are collecting and usage

You may voluntarily provide information such as your first name, last name and email address to receive newsletter updates or additional information. If you add any information such as a comment or photo on the website or through any additional channels such as social media, we also may collect and repost that information.

When you visit our website, we will automatically collect information such as IP address, geographic area, and through Google Analytics. To improve our offerings, we may also collect additional web activity information about links clicked or pages visited. We will not share your personal information as a subscriber (including mobile number) with or sell it to third parties for the purpose of marketing unless you have consented with an additional agreement.

Our goal is always to support entrepreneurs and innovators, so we will maintain your information as long as we have legitimate business such as providing information about relevant programs.

Who we share your information with:
  • The Science Center and affiliated organizations
  • Third party processing services and partners that may help us to deliver, secure, and/or improve our offerings, including but not limited to:
    • Google Analytics
    • MailChimp
    • Microsoft Suite
    • Formstack
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Salesforce

  • We will also share information with any law enforcement body, regulatory authority, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person.

Should there be any changes to this policy, we will take appropriate measures to provide notification as necessary or appropriate.

SMS Terms and Conditions

FirstHand offers the option to our subscribers to engage in conversations with FirstHand staff to learn about upcoming programs and confirm participation. You consent to receiving these messages by texting-to-join or by applying to a FirstHand program and choosing to provide your cell phone number. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. Text FH to (215) 826-5798 to opt in. Reply STOP to cancel. Carriers are not liable for any delays or undelivered messages.

No mobile information will be shared with third parties/affiliates for marketing/promotional purposes. All the above categories exclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

Your Rights and How to Contact Us

You have the right to access, correct, update, or delete requests of any of your data. If you have any questions or concerns about the use of your personal information, please contact us.