Last Updated: May 2023
At Pathway Inc. (“Pathway”, “we,”, “us”, “our”), we prioritize safeguarding your privacy. This Privacy Notice is intended to provide you with an understanding of how we handle your personal information in relation to our website, user portal available at www.thinkpathway.com, and services accessed through the user portal (referred to as the “Services”). We describe our data collection, usage, and disclosure practices herein.
This Privacy Notice does not apply to any third-party apps, websites, products, or services that we do not own or control or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.
It is important to understand that this Privacy Notice does not cover any personal information that you may share with your mentor or mentee/student. When sharing personal information about yourself or others with your mentor or mentee/student, you should exercise your own discretion.
Pathway Inc. reserves the right to revise, amend, supplement, or remove any portion of this Privacy Notice. We will post notice of any modifications to this page. It is your responsibility to periodically review this page for any updates. Changes to this Privacy Notice will take effect immediately but will not be applied retroactively. In the event that you disagree with the revised Privacy Notice, we recommend that you discontinue using the Services immediately.
Information We Collect
While browsing our website, you are not obligated to share any personal information. However, in order to take full advantage of our mentor and mentee/student matching services, certain personal information is required. Failure to provide the necessary personal information will result in the inability to fully utilize the Services.
Information You Give to Us: You may voluntarily give us certain personal information when you register for an account and use the Services.
As an student/mentee, personal information that we may collect from you includes:
As a mentor, personal information that we may collect from you includes:
Information We Collect Automatically: When using our Services, we may automatically collect and store information from your web browser, including but not limited to: the device used to access the Services, your IP address, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences generated based on the data you submit, and the number of clicks. This information, collectively known as “Non-Identifiable Data,” cannot be used to personally identify you.
How We Use Your Personal Information
Personal Information: We may use your personal information:
Non-Identifiable Data: We may use and disclose Non-Identifiable Data (i.e., information that cannot personally identify you) for any lawful business purpose without any obligation or accounting to you. However, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the Non-Identifiable Data is de-identified and cannot be used to personally identify you in the future.
When We May Disclose Your Personal Information
We may share or disclose your personal information for the purposes described below:
With Mentors and Mentees/Students:We share your personal information with mentors if you’re a mentee/student and with mentees/students if you’re a mentor in order to match you with a mentor or mentee/student.
With Your Consent: We may share your personal information when we have your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by providing notice to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Providers: We may engage third-party companies and individuals to carry out tasks on our behalf and may need to disclose your personal information to them to provide you with our services. We ensure that such third parties are authorized to use your personal information only to the extent necessary to assist us in providing our services to you, and they are not permitted to use your personal information for any other purpose without your consent.
Protection of Pathway’s Business: We may be required to disclose your personal information at the request of law enforcement or government agencies, or in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes to establish, protect, or exercise our legal or other rights or to defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required or permitted by law. Your personal information may also be disclosed in order to protect the rights, property, or safety of a user or any other person. Additionally, we may disclose your personal information to investigate or prevent a violation by you of any contractual or other relationship with us, or any illegal or harmful activity.
Business Transfers: If Pathway Inc. undergoes a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your personal information may be transferred as part of that transaction. The acquirer of our assets may continue to use and process your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
To operate and administer the Services, gather usage data on the Services, and improve your experience on it, we utilize cookies. A cookie is a small data file that is sent to your web browser when you visit a website. Cookies can be stored on your device for varying lengths of time. Some cookies expire when you close your web browser or log out (session cookies), while others remain on your device until a specified expiration date (persistent cookies) and help identify your device when you return to browse the Internet.
We and our third-party service providers may employ cookies or other tracking technologies to gather information about your browsing activities across different websites, subsequent to your use of the Services. This information may be utilized to deliver targeted advertisements.
Please refer to your web browser’s documentation for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off.
Limiting the ability of websites to set cookies may result in restricted access to certain parts of the Services and may prevent you from fully benefiting from its functionality.
Cookies may be used by advertising networks to collect personal information. Many advertising networks provide an option to opt out of targeted advertising. For additional information, please refer to the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org and follow the instructions provided to opt out.
At any time, you have the right to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. You can opt-out of receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each promotional email we send you. However, even if you opt-out of promotional emails, we may still send you administrative emails such as updates to our Privacy Notice.
Retention And Modification Of Your Personal Information
You have the option to correct, update, or remove any changes in your personal information by accessing your account and modifying it accordingly. In addition, you can also delete your account by going to your account preferences.
In the event that you decide to erase personal data from your account or delete your account entirely, it’s important to understand that in certain situations, we may not be able to completely remove your personal information from our systems. This may occur, for instance, if we have legitimate business reasons to retain your personal information, if it’s necessary to prevent fraud or other forms of abuse in the future, if required by law, or if it’s retained in our data backup systems, cached or archived pages. Please note that any personal information that we retain will still be subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice, which you have already agreed to.
Our Services do not contain any links to third-party websites or services. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials that may be found on or made available through third-party websites, nor for any privacy or other practices of the third parties who operate those websites.
Users Outside Of The United States
The Services are subject to the laws of the United States since they are hosted within its borders. If you are accessing the Services from outside the United States, it’s important to note that your personal information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. Please be aware that the data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries may not be as comprehensive as those in your country.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
Although we take reasonable precautions to safeguard your personal information, it’s important to recognize that no data transmission over the Internet can be completely secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information that you transmit or provide to us. As a result, you do so at your own risk.
This website is owned and operated by Pathway Inc.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, this website is provided without charge.
To file a complaint regarding this website or to receive further information regarding use of this website, please contact us via email at email@example.com or send us a letter at the mailing address listed below.
General Data Protection Regulation
“Personal Data” has the meaning given in the General Data Protection Regulation. You may have certain rights regarding the personal information we have about you if your Personal Data is protected by the General Data Protection Regulation. In some circumstances, you may have the right to:
If you need to make any requests, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, we may need you to verify your identity before we can fulfill your request. There may also be instances where we are not obligated to fulfill your request, and if that happens, we will inform you accordingly.
Our typical basis for processing your personal information is the performance of a contract that we have with you. However, we may also process your personal information if you have given us your consent, if we are obligated to do so by law, or if we have a legitimate interest in doing so.
We strive to handle your Personal Data in a satisfactory manner, but if for any reason you are dissatisfied, please let us know by contacting us at email@example.com, and we will do our best to address the issue. In the event that you are unhappy with the outcome of your request, you have the option of filing a complaint with your local supervisory authority.
We do not knowingly collect information from individuals under the age of 13, which includes children (“Child” or “Children”). Additionally, we do not actively seek personal information from Children. If you are a Child, we request that you refrain from transmitting any personal information about yourself to us. For parents or legal guardians of a Child, we strongly advise you to instruct your Child not to divulge their real name, address, phone number, or any other personal information on the Internet without your explicit consent.
If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a Child, we will take immediate steps to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we may have inadvertently collected information from a Child, please notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will take the necessary steps to investigate and address the situation.
If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a Child, we will take immediate steps to delete the information as soon as possible. If you suspect or have reason to believe that we may have unintentionally collected personal information from a Child, please do not hesitate to notify us immediately by sending an email to email@example.com.
If you have any questions or would like further clarification about the Services, any of our products or services, or this Privacy Notice, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.