Website Privacy Policy


Last Updated: August 4, 2023

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Cornell University and its affiliates (the “Organization”) collect, use and share personal information of collected from consumer users of this website and (the “Site”). This Policy also applies to any of our other websites that post this Policy. This Policy does not apply to websites that post different statements.


We get information about you in a range of ways.

Information You Give Us. We collect your name, postal address, email address, phone number, fax number, username, password, demographic information (such as your gender and occupation) as well as other information you directly give us on our Site. By participating in the Summit as a speaker or attendee, you grant the Organization a non-exclusive license to make, use, transcribe, publish, display, and distribute, in whole or in part, any recorded footage or photographs in which my name, likeness, image, and/or voice may be included (hereinafter “Recordings”). This includes, without limitation, a license to edit, use, or reuse Recordings as it may desire. This includes the right to use said recordings for promotion or publicizing any of these uses and to publish them on any media including, but not limited to social media, websites, brochures, emails, and signage.

All permissions and releases granted by you herein shall extend and apply to Cornell University’s assignees, contractors, sublicensed distributors, successors, and agents. You hereby waive any and all right that you may have to inspect or approve the finished product or printed matter that may be used in connection therewith. With regard to any part of a presentation that does contain material for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant the Organization the rights required by this license, and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the presentation and/or presentation materials.

You expressly release the Organization and all persons acting under its permission or authority from any claim or liability arising out of or in any way connected with the above uses and representations including any and all claims for defamation or copyright infringement.

Information We Get From Others. We may get information about you from other sources. We may add this to information we get from this Site.

Information Automatically Collected. We automatically log information about you and your computer. For example, when visiting our Site, we log your computer operating system type, browser type, browser language, the website you visited before browsing to our Site, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our Site.

Cookies. We may log information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. This type of information is collected to make the Site more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs.


We use your personal information as follows:

  • We use your personal information to operate, maintain, and improve our sites, products, and services.
  • We use your personal information to process and deliver contest entries and rewards.
  • We use your personal information to respond to comments and questions and provide customer service.
  • We use your personal information to send information including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.
  • We use your personal information to communicate about promotions, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by us and our selected partners.
  • We use your personal information to link or combine user information with other personal information.
  • We use your personal information to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity.
  • We use your personal information to provide and deliver products and services customers request.


We may share personal information as follows:

  • We may share personal information with others, such as sponsors, partners, or event exhibitors, for their own marketing uses. Those uses will be subject to their privacy policies.
  • We may share personal information when we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.
  • We may share personal information for legal, protection, and safety purposes.
  • We may share information to comply with laws.
  • We may share information to respond to lawful requests and legal processes.
  • We may share information to protect the rights and property of Cornell

University, our agents, customers, and others. This includes enforcing our agreements, policies, and terms of use.

  • We may share information in an emergency. This includes protecting the safety of our employees and agents, our customers, or any person.
  • We may share information with those who need it to do work for us.
  • We may also share aggregated and/or anonymized data with others for their own uses.


Our marketing emails tell you how to “opt-out.” If you opt out, we may still send you nonmarketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about your accounts and our business dealings with you.

You may send requests about personal information to our Contact Information below. You can request to change contact choices, opt-out of our sharing with others, and update your personal information.

You can typically remove and reject cookies from our Site with your browser settings. Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect how our Site works for you.

A Note to Users Outside of the United States. If you are a user of the Grow-NY Site who resides in a country other than the United States (including in the UK or any other country within the EEA), you agree that your accessing or using the Grow-NY Site in any way constitutes your agreement that (a) we may process your personal data for the purposes identified in the Privacy Policy, and (b) your personal data may be transferred to and processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of personal data may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By providing your personal data, you consent to such transfer.

CONTACT INFORMATION. We welcome your comments or questions about this privacy policy.

You may also contact us at our address:
[email protected] or
314 E. State Street Ithaca, New York 14850

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. We may change this privacy policy. If we make any changes, we will change the Last Updated date above.