Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 12, 2023

Your privacy is very important to us. This privacy policy explains the privacy practices for Joint Venture Silicon Valley and its websites:,,, and This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by these websites, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:

  • What information we collect
  • With whom it is shared
  • How it can be corrected
  • How it is secured
  • How policy changes will be communicated
  • How to address concerns over misuse of personal data

Information collection, use, and sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, online website forms, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request (For example, we use MailChimp to send out our email communications.)

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about events, other pertinent information about our work, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your access to and control over information

You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any
  • Change/correct any data we have about you
  • Have us delete any data we have about you
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data

If you prefer not to receive electronic promotional communications from us, you can opt-out at any time by following the Unsubscribe instructions included in each email communication. Please note that changes may not be effective immediately. In each event, you must clearly indicate the information that you wish to have changed, or clearly indicate that you wish to have your personally identifiable information removed from our database. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably possible.


In order to attend one of our events, a user must first complete the registration form either on our website ( or via a third-party registration system such as Eventbrite. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the details of the event in which you have expressed interest.


We partner with another party to provide specific services (For example, we use MailChimp to send out our email communications.). When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon next to the website URL in your web browser or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


We use "cookies" on our sites. A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.


Our websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


In order to download some of our free reports, our site requests information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include, but is not limited to, contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as zip/postal code and geographic region). Survey information will be used for purposes of determining who is downloading the report which will help us make reports more useful and relevant to readers in the future.

California “Do Not Track” disclosures

The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) requires websites to disclose their tracking policies to users.

Do Not Track (also referred to as DNT) is a web browser preference a user can activate (if the web browser supports it) that tells the web browser not to track the browsing activities of an individual user.

At this time, we only respond to browser DNT signals in regards to Google Analytics and only on Our other three websites do not respond to DNT signals. If you have activated Do Not Track on your web browser, will tell Google Analytics to cease tracking your browsing activity. We cannot, however, guarantee that third parties that have content embedded on our site, such as social plug-ins, will respond to your Do Not Track request.

Learn more about Do Not Track.

LinkedIn conversion tracking and Insight Tag

The LinkedIn Insight Tag is a piece of lightweight JavaScript code that we have added to our website ( to enable in-depth campaign reporting and to unlock valuable insights about our website visitors. We use the LinkedIn Insight Tag to track conversions, retarget website visitors, and unlock additional insights about members interacting with our LinkedIn ads.

The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of data regarding members’ visits to our website (, including the URL, referrer, IP address, device and browser characteristics (User Agent), and timestamp. The IP addresses are encrypted and LinkedIn doesn't share the personal data of members with us; they only provide reports and alerts (which do not identify members) about our website audience and ad performance. They also provide retargeting for website visitors, enabling us to show personalized ads off our website by using this data, but without identifying the member. We also use data that doesn't identify members to improve ad relevance and reach members across devices. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes through their account settings.

We recommend you read LinkedIn’s Cookie Policy for more information.

Google Analytics granular location and device data

By default, Google Analytics collects metadata about the city-level location and granular device details of and This data includes:

  • City
  • Latitude (of city)
  • Longitude (of city)
  • Browser minor version
  • Browser User-Agent string
  • Device brand
  • Device model
  • Device name
  • Operating system minor version
  • Platform minor version
  • Screen resolution

Google Analytics collects this info so it can provide location and device-based capabilities to website visitors.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 went into effect on January 1, 2020. Although most nonprofits (including Joint Venture Silicon Valley) are not subject to this law, we felt it was important to include some basic information about this law in our privacy policy. We want to assure you that, although we are not subject to this law, we take issues of privacy very seriously and have therefore always followed the four principles of this act (listed below) when handling your personal information.

The CCPA provides consumers with four basic rights relating to their personal information:

  • The Right to Know
  • The Right to Opt Out
  • The Right to Control and Be Forgotten
  • The Right to Exercise Privacy Rights Without Prejudice

Notification of changes

Occasionally, we may need to update this Privacy Policy. The date the Privacy Policy was most recently updated is always listed at the top of this document. If we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the privacy policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

Changes made in our most recent update:

  • Updated our phone number and mailing address
  • Added section: “Google Analytics granular location and device data”

How to contact us about a privacy policy concern

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at +1 (408) 577-2255 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Questions and comments

If you have questions about our privacy policy, please email us at
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Or write to us at:
Joint Venture Silicon Valley
ATTN: Communications and Marketing, Privacy Policy
P.O. Box 720010
San Jose, California 95172 USA