Effective July 2020
Welcome to the TechConnect website.
TechConnect is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization committed to providing free computer science education to today's youth to help them become more successful in a digital world. In addition, by providing these students with the tools they need to learn effectively, TechConnect ensures they continue to develop their potential and are not left behind as the world continues to innovate.
Information Collection and Use
You are able to browse and view much of the content on our website without providing any personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide such information to us. A user account is necessary to view the educational content contained on the website. The only information collected in order to establish a user account is an e-mail address and a username. Users will also be prompted to set their own password.
TechConnect does utilize various third parties to operate its website and those partners may collect and utilize information about your browsing activities as described herein.
Information we collect from you may be used by us to reach out to you and let you know about new developments on our website or to correspond with you regarding an inquiry you may have submitted to us directly or through one of our forms on the website.
TechConnect will not sell, share, or exchange information collected about you on our website with third parties.
If you choose to make a donation to TechConnect, we will collect and store information about you and your donation in a secure environment. The information will not be released to third parties except where required by applicable law (for example required disclosures to the IRS or to the NJ Department of Charities).
TechConnect does not have access to your credit card information.
If you apply for a grant from TechConnect, we will collect and store the information you provide us in a secure environment. Your information will not be released to third parties except where required by applicable law (for example required disclosures to the IRS or to the NJ Department of Charities).
The forum is an online discussion area where registered members of the website are able to ask questions and share information and ideas. Your user profile and any posts made by you to the forum will be made visible to other users of our website. Tech Connect will periodically monitor the forum for inappropriate content and take action to remove such content and remove the user account responsible for any such content.
Your use of our website may result in cookies being placed on your computer so you are identifiable for purposes of the Forums, Google Analytics, or simply to direct you to where you left off during your last visit. You may decline or delete these cookies by adjusting the settings in your own web browser.
Children are free to use our website and post to the forum. TechConnect does not collect any information about the age of individuals browsing our website. Due to internet privacy restrictions, the establishment of a user account requires a certification that the user is at least 13 years of age. If we otherwise learn that we have inadvertently collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete the information as quickly as possible.
TechConnect may display advertising on the website in order to raise additional revenue to fund the operation of our educational programs and grants. The advertisements displayed to you will be determined by our third party advertising partners and will likely be based on your personal browsing habits as collected by those third parties. TechConnect does not have access to any data about your personal browsing habits and does not have information about which advertisements are displayed to you while you browse our website.
The TechConnect website includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under our control and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content accessed through such external websites.
All content including the educational information provided on the TechConnect website is provided without charge and purely on an “as-is” basis. No representation or warranty is made to the accuracy of the educational content provided herein. TechConnect also does not represent that the educational material provided herein delivers a full and complete overview of any programming language or provides a required level of training to gain access to any type of employment or admission to any educational institution.
TechConnect makes every effort to ensure that content provided is free of errors and “bugs”, however any operation, compiling or execution of code provided by TechConnect is purely at your own risk.