What information is collected?
We collect "personally identifiable information" and "automatic webserver information."
"Personally identifiable information" is information that tells us who you are, such as your name, your postal address and your e-mail address. Personally identifiable information does not include aggregate information that, by itself, does not allow for the identification of an individual person. We collect personally identifiable information only if you voluntarily choose to provide it to us. You do not have to provide personally identifiable information to access most areas of our Web site. However, certain areas of our Web site may require you to submit personally identifiable information in order to access such areas.
"Automatic webserver information" is technical information automatically collected by our Web server (which may be hosted by a third party), such as the identity of your Internet service provider, the type of browser you use and your computer's IP address. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. Each time you visit our Web site, our Web server automatically recognizes (where possible) and collects this information. Automatic information also includes "cookies." A "cookie" is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. You may decline cookies if your browser permits, but, in such event, it is possible that some portions of our Web site may not function as intended.
How is the information used and shared?
We use personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was collected. For example, if we collect personally identifiable information for event registration, we will use the information in connection with, among other things, the organization of the event for which you registered.
In addition to using personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was collected, we may also use personally identifiable information to send you publications, invitations and other marketing materials that may be of interest to you.
We may share your personally identifiable information with third parties including, without limitation, affiliated entities, third parties performing services for or on our behalf (such as communications, event management and/or marketing services).
Without limiting the foregoing, we may disclose personally identifiable information when we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to, or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally), our rights or property, other users of our Web site or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.
We use automatic information for internal purposes, such as to administer the Web site, improve the Web site and help us understand how visitors use the Web site.
Is the information collected secure?
Unfortunately, information transmitted on the Internet and/or stored on systems attached to the Internet is never 100% secure. As a result, we do not ensure, warrant or guarantee the security or integrity of any information transmitted to us over the Internet or stored on our systems. Accordingly, please do not disclose any private or confidential information to us via this Web site.
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