Updated: 9/4/2015

Welcome to the Financial Services Pipeline Initiative’s website at www.fspchicago.org (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy describes how the Financial Services Pipeline Initiative will collect, access, use and disclose your personal information and other information collected through this Website. By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website.

Personal Information

We may collect personal information from users in a variety of ways on the Website, including, but not limited to, when a user registers for events, completes forms online, and provides personal information in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Website. Users may be asked for name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other data as appropriate to complete these transactions. We will collect personal information from you only when you voluntarily submit such information, either directly through the Website or through third-party systems connected to the Website, such as event registration systems. Users can always refuse to supply personal information; however, refusing to supply personal information may prevent a user from completing event registrations or other transactions available on the Website.

Non-personal information

We may collect non-personal information about users whenever they interact with our Website. Such non-personal information may include the type of computer/device the user is using, operating system, browser name, referring website addresses, IP address, geolocation information, time of access and other similar technical information about means of connection to our Website. It may also include certain Website usage information, such as a history of the pages viewed within the Website and search terms used within the Website.

How we use cookies

Our Website may use web browser cookies to track use of our Website, in order to improve the user experience. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to provide an alert when cookies are being sent. The Website can be viewed without accepting cookies, though some Website functions may not be fully enabled.

How we use your information

We use your voluntarily provided personal information to complete transactions at your request, such as registering for events. We may also use this information to send mailings about future events and activities of the Financial Services Pipeline Initiative, from which you may opt out at any time. Personal information obtained from the user will not be sold, rented, or leased to any third party except as required by law or as otherwise specified when you provided the personal information (e.g., if necessary to complete the transaction).

We use non-personal information to improve our Website performance, and to make the content and the experience more useful to our users. We may also occasionally share certain de-identified, aggregated information regarding visitors and users (such as demographic information), not linked to any identifiable personal information, with our organizational and funding partners or co-sponsors of our programs, activities, initiatives and events.

We may use or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Website or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents or the users of the Website or the public. If we are involved in any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets, transition of service to another provider, or insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information and other information in connection with such transaction.

We will not sell, rent or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third party for their direct marketing purposes without your consent or as detailed by this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage users to check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean your acceptance of those changes.

Safeguarding Your Information

We are committed to maintaining the security of the personal information you provide us. However, please note that there is always some risk in transmitting information over the Internet. Because the Website is provided over the Internet, when you use the Website, your communications may be intercepted by others. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the security and privacy of transmissions via the Internet, and we will not be liable for any lack of security relating to the use of the Website by you. You agree that you will not hold us liable for any damages resulting from any loss of privacy or security occurring in connection with any communications over the Internet.


This Website may contain links to websites owned by other companies. Because we have no control over the privacy practices or content of these linked sites, we recommend that you carefully review the privacy statement of each website you visit. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of websites owned by other companies. In addition, this Privacy Policy applies only to information provided by or collected from users in the United States and is not intended to describe data handling procedures for information collected by other linked websites.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or your use of this Website, please contact us here.