Privacy & Cookie Policy

See below for the Hult Prize Foundation Privacy & Cookie Policy. If you have any questions, please reach out to hello@hultprize.org.

Hult Prize Foundation Privacy & Cookie Policy

Our commitment to your privacy

Hult Prize Foundation (“Hult”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our potential and existing customers. The Hult Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to all Personal Data (as defined below) processed by us, including Personal Data collected or submitted through our websites, mobile applications or through our official social media pages or through other channels online and offline as further described below (collectively the “Hult Websites”).

 

Hult Prize Foundation, 1 Education Street, Cambridge MA, USA, is the controller for the processing of your Personal Data as set out in this Privacy Policy, and is responsible for ensuring that your personal data is processed in compliance with applicable privacy and data protection legislation. If you cannot, or will not, provide us with the personal information we reasonably require, we may be unable to provide you with the information, goods or services you have requested.

 

Information about you

When you make a brochure request or sign up for an event or submit a student application on Hult Websites, we will need to collect certain information about you such as your name, address, email address, sex, phone number and date of birth.

 

We may share your personal data with our partners, educational agents or other third parties both within and outside the EU/EEA but only to the extent necessary for the purposes for which it has been collected. Hult has put appropriate safeguards in place for transfers of your personal data outside the EEA/Switzerland, including the standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission.

 

The personal information you provide when making a request or placing an order for brochures is only used to complete that request, for customer service, administrative services, or as otherwise necessary to perform the contract between you and us or as further described in this policy. We will not use such information in order to send updates, brochures on our new products and services, or other marketing material to you unless you have explicitly indicated this in the request form you have completed.

 

When answering emails, we will use return email addresses. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

 

We will only keep your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it has been collected or in accordance with time limits stipulated by law and market practice unless further retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or unless a specific time period has been communicated.

 

We may use information that we hold about you to show you relevant advertising on third-party sites (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Tik Tok, and Twitter). If you don’t want to be shown targeted advertising messages, some third-party sites allow you to request that you don’t see messages from specific advertisers on that site in the future.

 

Information about a friend

If you wish to send a digital postcard or tell a friend about a particular program, we will ask for the recipient’s name, email address, and phone number. The information provided will only be used to confirm message delivery and it will not be shared with outside parties except to the extent necessary to confirm that message.

 

The information you provide to create a message is only used for that purpose and is only disclosed to the recipient.

 

Information about Hult Website visitors

Hult may gather certain usage information from Hult Websites, like the number and frequency of visitors to our websites. Such information may be provided to reputable third-party vendors. The data is only used on the aggregate and does not include any personally identifying information.

 

Children's privacy

For the protection of children’s privacy, we require parental consent from users under the age of 16 who wish to make a request.

 

If you are under the age of 16, you should review this text together with your parent or guardian to make sure you both understand them. We are not responsible for checking your age but sometimes we still do verification checks. If we learn that you are under the age of 16 and that we have collected information about you without consent from your parent or guardian, we will delete the information as soon as possible and you will not be able to use Hult Websites.

 

Data accuracy

Hult will, at your request or on our own initiative, replenish, rectify or erase any incomplete, accurate, or outdated personal data on you. Should you wish to update or verify your personal details stored by us, please contact us at hello@hultprize.org.

 

Data security

Personal information collected by Hult Websites is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. We use appropriate organizational, technical, and administrative measures to keep the personal data under our control accurate and up-to-date, as well as to protect the personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and the accidental loss, destruction, or damage of the personal data.

 

Your rights

You may contact us at hello@hultprize.org to find out which information about you is being used.

 

You have a right, once per calendar year, to contact us and without cost find out which information about you that is being used. You have a right to receive your personal data in a machine-readable format and you have a right to transfer your personal to another data controller.

 

You have the right to, at any time, withdraw your consent or object to us using your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes and you may at any time request that the use of your personal data is restricted or that we shall delete your personal data. Note however that a restriction or deletion could mean that we are not able to provide you with information, services, or programs as you have requested. Upon your request, we are also obliged to correct Personal Data about you that is incorrect, incomplete, or misleading.

 

Areas not covered by this policy

This policy only applies to Hult Websites and not to other companies’ or organizations’ websites to which we may link.

 

Updates to the Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not significantly reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without informing you. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, prior to implementing such changes, we will provide a more prominent notice. Where required by law, we will seek your prior consent to any change.

 

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files or pieces of information that are stored on your computer or mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a Hult Website. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e. how long the cookie will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.

 

What Do We Use Cookies For?

We use cookies to make our Hult Websites easier to use and to better tailor the Hult Websites and our programs to your interests and needs. Cookies can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (for example by remembering preference settings).

 

Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experience on Hult Websites. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use Hult Websites and to help us improve the structure and content of Hult Websites. We cannot identify you personally from this information.

 

What Types of Cookies Do We Use?

Two types of cookies may be used on the Hult Websites, which are called "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Site. Persistent cookies remain on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific cookie).

 

Third-Party Cookies

We also use a number of suppliers that may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit Hult Websites to allow them to deliver the services they are providing. If you would like more information about these cookies, as well as information about how to opt-out of receiving such cookies, we recommend reviewing see the suppliers' privacy and cookie policies.

 

What Cookies Do We Use?

Below we list the different types of cookies that may be used on Hult Websites. Note that to the extent information collected through cookies constitutes personal information, the provisions in the Privacy Policy apply and complement this Cookie Policy.

 

Essential Cookies

Essential Cookies are necessary for the Site to work and enable you to move around it and to use its services and features. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features you request. The types of Essential Cookies are as follows:

  • Session: Session cookies are used to maintain the state of the application.

  • Load balancing: Load balancing cookies are used to distribute the assets across the globe and lighten the server load.

  • User ID: User ID cookies are used to ensure that users only see their own information.

  • Security: Security cookies are used for security controls and checks.

You can manage all Essential Cookies by accepting/refusing it via browser settings.

 

Preference Cookies

Preference Cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember language or other local settings and customize the Site accordingly.

 

The types of Preference Cookies are as follows:

  • Language:  Language cookies are used to store the language the user has selected, and to show the correct options.

  • Location:  The user’s approximate address (city, state, country, postal code) as determined by the IP address is retained in order to automatically select the proper country and show retailers and demonstration days within the area.

  • Mobile:  If the user is viewing the Site on a mobile device, a cookie is set to indicate that the Hult Website was selected (i.e., that the device is Flash-enabled), or the non-Flash mobile site.

  • Reference site: The reference site is recorded to better understand the user’s preference.

  • Last visit and activity: Date of last visit and activity and other information is recorded to be able to provide users with an update on “what’s changed on the site since your last visit,” and to better understand the user’s preferences. Accept/refuse via browser setting

  • Recently watched video: Date and title of recently watched video is recorded to be able to better understand the user’s preferences.

  • Flash Cookies: Flash cookies are used to enable audio and video content to be played.

  • Page history: Page history cookies are used to track the sequence of pages the user has visited. If the user gets an error message while visiting the Site, the cookie information gets saved to a log file for error reporting and resolution.

You can manage all Preference Cookies by accepting/refusing them via browser settings.

 

Social Plug-in Tracking Cookies

Such cookies are used to track members [and non-members] of social media networks for market research analytics, and product development.

 

The types of Social Plug-in Tracking Cookies are as follows:

  • Facebook/Instagram:  Cookies are used to track Facebook members [and non-members] for market research analytics, and product development.

  • Twitter:  Cookies are used to track Twitter members [and non-members] for market research analytics, and product development.

  • LinkedIn:  Cookies are used to track LinkedIn members [and non-members] for market research analytics, and product development.

You can manage all Social Plug-in Tracking Cookies by accepting/refusing them via browser settings.

 

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the Site, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, rather than the usage of a single person.

 

Our primary analytics tool is Google Analytics. Google analytics cookies collect aggregate statistical data to improve Site presentation and navigation. Google supplements the aggregate data with demographics and interest information, so that we can better understand our visitors.

 

Google provides a cookie opt-out option via a browser plugin, which you can access here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Marketing Cookies

Marketing Cookies are used for online advertising purposes. The types of Marketing Cookies are as follows:

  • Advertising: Deliver behavioral/targeted advertising

  • Market analysis:  Conduct market analysis

  • Campaign/promotion:  Measure effectiveness of an online campaign

  • Fraud detection:  Detect click fraud

You can manage all Marketing Cookies by accepting/refusing them via browser settings.

 

How Do I Manage Cookies?

Although most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies, most internet browsers allow you to change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device.

 

In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse, accept or remove cookies from the Site at any time by activating or accessing the setting on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable, disable or remove cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen.

 

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled or removed, not all features of the Site may operate as intended, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of our Site or you may not receive personalized information when you visit the Site.

 

If you use different devices to view and access the Hult Websites (e.g. through your computer, smartphone, tablet etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

 

Pixel Tags

Some of the pages you visit on the Hult Websites may also collect information through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs) that may be shared with third parties which directly support our promotional activities and website development. For example, website usage information about visitors to Hult Websites may be shared with our third-party advertising agency to better target Internet banner advertisements on our websites. The information collected through the use of these pixel tags is not, however, personally identifiable, although it could be linked to your personal information.

 

Contact us

Hult Prize Foundation welcomes your questions and comments about our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Please contact us at Hult Prize Foundation, 1 Education Street, Cambridge MA, or via email at hello@hultprize.org. If you have complaints about our handling of your Personal Data, you have a right to contact the supervisory authority in the country where you live.