Last Updated: October 4, 2021
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
When you visit our Website and/or use our Services you may provide us with two types of information: Personally Identifiable Information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Website. The nature of the Personally Identifiable Information we collect from or about you depends on the nature of, and purposes for, your interactions with our Services. “Personally Identifiable Information” means your name, street address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card number, or user or account name or number, or any other piece of information provided by you to us that, individually or when combined with other personal or identifying information, allows the identification of a person or is otherwise considered personally identifiable information or personal data protected under any applicable law.
HOW DO WE OBTAIN YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
We may collect Personally Identifiable Information from you in the following situations:
(i) Personally Identifiable Information you provide when you register for or use our Services;
(ii) Personally Identifiable Information you provide when you contact us; and
(iii) [Details of visits to the Services, including the volume of traffic received, logs, and the resources that you have accessed.
You will provide us information about yourself, your firm or company, and your practices when you register to be a member of our Website, register for or use certain Services, or register for email newsletters and alerts. You may also provide additional comments on how you see our Website servicing your needs and interests. We may combine Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us with information that we collect from or about you from publicly available sources. This may include information collected in an online or offline context.
We will obtain information captured by the Services, including registration information, contact information, information provided by you through online forms, and any information captured via cookies (as discussed in “Web Site Use Information” below).
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
Web Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial websites, our Website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below under the section header “What Are Cookies?”) and web server logs to collect information about how our Website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the websites visited just before and just after our Website. We, our advertisers, and ad serving companies may also use small technology or pieces of code to determine which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US?
In addition, we may use your Personally Identifiable Information for one or more of the following business purposes:
Additionally, we may use your Personally Identifiable Information to keep you informed of our Services and publications if you have provided your consent for us to do so, or where we have an existing relationship with you and we wish to contact you about such services or publications. You may opt-in to certain kinds of marketing communications by contacting us and you may unsubscribe to certain types of marketing communications we send to you by email by clicking on the “opt-out” or “unsubscribe” link provided in all our marketing emails. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at email@example.com.
We may also collect Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses or click-stream data for purposes including:
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. Our computers identify your computer by its IP address. When you request pages from the Services, our computers log your IP address.
Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request pages from the Services. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view, and other such non-personal information. When analyzed, this data helps us determine, among other things, how visitors arrive at the Services, what type of content is most popular, and what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
If you prefer not to receive cookies through the Services, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you opt-out of certain cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts or features of the Services. You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information about types of cookies, how they are used and how you manage your cookie preferences.
HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM COOKIES?
Some internet browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” features. Most of these features, when turned on, send a signal or preference (the “DNT Signal”) to websites you visit indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. We currently [do not] respond to DNT Signals.
SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
We do not sell or rent any of the Personally Identifiable Information we collect about you to third parties, unless such Personally Identifiable Information has been aggregated, anonymized, or de-identified so that is no longer identifies a person or otherwise falls within the definition of Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not disclose any nonpublic Personally Identifiable Information about you to third parties, except as expressly set forth herein or as permitted or required by law or regulation and to affiliates and service providers, including vendors providing hosting, purchasing, payment processing, software services, event management, database management, and development services related to the operation of the Services, or email marketing services related to events we are hosting, our publications, or other communications we may send to you.
[We may enter into alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements with third parties who may be given access to your Personally Identifiable Information, including your name, address, telephone number and email, for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services that we think you will find valuable.] In connection with alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements, we may also provide certain information to third parties if we have determined that the information will be used in a responsible manner by a responsible third party. For example, some of our partners operate stores or provide services on our Website, while others power offerings developed by us for your use.
Additionally, we may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to (i) a buyer in the event that we sell any business or assets, (ii) the other party if we merge with or are acquired by another party, or (iii) in connection with a partial or total sale of assets, bankruptcy, or another corporate change or reorganization.
We encourage our trusted third-party service providers (including professional advisors, charitable partners, consultants, and data hosting providers, etc.) to adopt and post privacy policies that offer the same level of protection of your Personally Identifiable Information. However, the use of your Personally Identifiable Information by such parties is controlled by those parties and thus, not subject to our control.
HOW DO WE SECURELY TRANSMIT AND STORE INFORMATION?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. [Some of the information you may enter on our Website may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services. Pages utilizing this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. We encrypt certain sensitive information in the transmission process using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology]. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
HOW CAN YOU ACCESS AND CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION?
You may update, delete, or request access to all of your Personally Identifiable Information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing email@example.com.
We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if required to do so by law, court order, or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (i) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (ii) protect and defend our rights and property, our Website, the users of our Website, and/or our affiliated parties; (iii) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our Website, us, or third parties, or (iv) enforce or apply our other agreements.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER WEBSITES LINKED TO OUR WEBSITE?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Website nor the information or content contained therein or privacy practices thereof, including the confidentiality, use, processing, or security of any Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to such websites. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Website.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
The Services are not directed to children under the age of 13. We adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and will not knowingly register or otherwise collect Personally Identifiable Information from any child under the age of 13. We ask that minors under the age of 13 not submit any Personally Identifiable Information to us. If a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request that such information be deleted from our records.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
We consider the protection of sensitive information to be a sound business practice, and to that end we employ commercially reasonable organizational, physical, technical, and procedural safeguards, which seek to protect your Personally Identifiable Information in our possession or under our control to the extent practicable from unauthorized access and improper use. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your Personally Identifiable Information transmitted to or through the Services; any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, however, we will use the procedures and security features described above to try to prevent unauthorized access of your Personally Identifiable Information.
For any questions regarding our processing of your Personally Identifiable Information, or requests relating to the exercise of your rights under applicable data protection laws, please submit (or have your authorized representative submit) a request via email at email@example.com.