The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union directive approved by the European Commission in April 2016 (www.eugdpr.org). GDPR has entered into force on May 25, 2018 and has replaced the Data Protection Directive which has been the basis of European data protection law since 1995. The GDPR is an attempt to strengthen, harmonize, and modernize EU data protection law and enhance individual rights and freedoms, consistent with the European understanding of privacy as a fundamental human right. The GDPR regulates, among other things, how individuals and organizations may obtain, use, store, and eliminate Personal Data.
We care about your Personal Data and stand ready to address any requests made by our stakeholders (speakers, visitors & sponsors), related to their individual rights under the GDPR:
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
We collect information from you when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
How do we protect your information?
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We do not use Malware Scanning.
We implement a variety of technical and organizational security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information. To maintain the safety of your personal information.
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party (HubSpot and Google) behavioral tracking.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off it will turn off some of the features of the site.
We will not provide your Personal Data to a third party. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business or serving our users, provided they will be bound by a processor agreement to keep all information confidential. We may also release information in order to comply with a statutory obligation or to protect our or others’ rights, property and safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site, but we may do so in the future.
HubSpot is a Marketing Automation solution which collects data when this is provided by the user in a form. In addition, when cookies are allowed HubSpot collects data about user behavior on the website.