We are committed to protecting the privacy of the students and businesses that participate in the SciTechsperience Internship Program. Since we collect certain types of information when you apply to SciTechsperience, we believe that it is important to let you know what information is collected, how the collected information is used and protected.
In visiting our web site, we want you to know that you have control over your business and personal information. You can visit us on the web without telling us who you are or revealing any business and personal information whatsoever, including your email address.
We encourage you to take advantage of the SciTechsperience Internship Program. When you use our online services, we can assure you that the personal information you provide us is managed with care.
You are on the SciTechsperience website: SciTechMN.org, which is owned and operated by the SciTechsperience Internship Program at the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA). MHTA is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information of the people who use (“you” or “user”) of its web applications (“Site”).
Employers may use the SciTechMN.org site to post internship employment opportunities on the application and search student profiles posted on SciTechMN if the employer is approved to participate in the SciTechsperience Internship Program.
Employers posting jobs through the system are required to comply with all applicable equal employment opportunity laws, as expressed by the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ), including the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Naturalization Act.
The Immigration and Nationality Act prohibits citizenship status and national origin discrimination with respect to hiring, termination, and recruiting or referring for a fee.8 U.S.C. § 1324b (a) (1) (B).
Employers may not treat individuals differently because they are, or are not, U.S. citizens or work authorized individuals. U.S. citizens, asylumees, refugees, recent permanent residents and temporary residents are protected from citizenship status discrimination. Employers may not reject valid employment eligibility documents or require more or different documents on the basis of a person’s national origin or citizenship status.
Students use the SciTechMN system to enroll, post-employment profiles, and review internship job opportunities. By entering data into the SciTechMN system, students may have data included in aggregate reports to state agencies, in reports developed for institutional studies, etc.
It is important for students to contact SciTechsperience/MHTA if they have any concerns regarding the use of their information. Students have the ability to view, correct or change their information.
Employers using SciTechMN system will have access to student profiles for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring purposes after they’ve been approved to enroll in the SciTechsperience Internship Program.
Employers will have access to limited personal information from student profiles—name, school attending, city/state, year in school, e-mail address, major, type of degree, phone, and expected graduation date. Employers will be able to view a student’s personal interest statement, resume, special skills, and software skills. Grade Point Averages (GPA) and demographic information is never shared with employers.
If you have questions regarding the privacy practices and policies of employers with respect to personal information, we recommend contacting the employer directly.
USE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
- Access and use of various tools, features, and functionality of the system, such as conducting internship employment searches. Personal identifiable information is collected to build your student profile and for use in aggregate reporting to the State of Minnesota.
- Access and use of various tools, features, and functionality of the system, such as posting jobs and reviewing student profiles and for use in aggregate reporting to the State of Minnesota.
For All Users
- To communicate regarding use of the SciTechsperience website, SciTechMN.org, and its services or to advise of the system or Site changes or other events or occurrences that may affect access to or use of the site.
- To provide customer and technical services upon request by the user.
From time to time, SciTechsperience may also disclose personally identifiable information to fulfill certain legal and regulatory requirements or if we believe, in good faith, that such disclosure is legally required or necessary to protect others’ rights or to prevent or mitigate harm.
UPDATING ACCOUNT INFORMATION
SciTechMN.org allows you to change or correct your personal or company information at any time. To do so, simply log in to your account, go to your profile, and you will find options for editing the information you have submitted.
INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) ADDRESSES AND AGGREGATED USER DATA
When you enter the SciTechMN site, our servers log your IP address. This is done to monitor our users on the Site collectively. We only use such data anonymously and in the aggregate. We do not use IP addresses to identify information of individual users.
SciTechsperience/MHTA does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from or about children under 18.
When users submit personally identifiable information via the web site, the information is protected both online and off-line. All of our user’s information is restricted to only the SciTechsperience/MHTA employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our business manager to reimburse a company with a matching stipend or a SciTechsperience program administrator) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
In addition, the student and employer data is password protected, so only you (or third parties you provide your SciTechMN.org password to) can access this information. All personally identifiable information SciTechMN.org collects about you is stored in limited-access servers. SciTechMN.org has technical, administrative, and physical security measures and safeguards in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under SciTechsperience/MHTA’s control. This site uses
secure servers to protect from loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. SciTechsperience will never ask for your Social Security number and recommends that you do not share it with an employer unless it is needed to perform a background check as part of an offer of employment.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
Correcting or Removing Your Personal Information
If you would like to correct any personal information you have provided to us or request that we remove your information from our records, email us at SciTechMN@mhta.org with the correction or removal request.
Links to Other Sites
We may provide links to other web sites not owned or controlled by us that we think might be useful or of interest to you. We cannot however be responsible for the privacy practices used by other web site owners or the content or accuracy of those other web sites. Links to other web sites do not constitute or imply endorsement by us of the web sites, any products or services described on these sites or any other material contained in them. Contact those web sites for their individual privacy policies.