1. Data Collected by the Company.
a. When you use the Website, the Company may collect personally identifiable information that you provide to the Company, such as your name, company, employer, address, phone number, email address, credit card information, social media credentials, or photo. The Website may collect such information from various platforms and Website applications, including, but not limited to, videos and podcasts posted by the Company, promotional emails sent by the Company, articles published by the Company, and chat rooms and forums sponsored by the Company.
b. With your permission, the Company may also access other profile and personal information from third-party websites. Such information may include usernames, passwords, photos, or other such data that you have posted on third-party websites.
c. Website systems may also collect and associate your personal information with your activities in providing the Website to you (such as pages you view or things you buy).
d. When you send an email or other communication to the Company, the Company may retain those communications to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve the Website.
e. The Company uses certain generic visitor information to better understand how visitors use the Website. This information is commonly made available by web browsers and servers, and may include the IP address assigned to your computer, and data about browser type, language preference, referring website, and the date and time of each visitor request.
2. The Company’s Use of Data.
a. The Company maintains and processes some personal information to provide access to its visitors and to effectively operate the Website.
b. The Company uses your name, company name, and email address to notify you of updates that you have requested, as well as other information. There may also be instances where the Company provides your name, company name, email address or other information provided by you to its partners and affiliates so that they can provide you with requested information.
c. The Company may work with various partners, affiliates, and sponsors to provide its visitors with access to content and events, both physical and virtual. When you access such content or events through the Website, the Company may use and provide your personally identifiable information to those partners, affiliates, and sponsors.
d. To operate the Website, the Company may make identifiable and anonymous information available to third parties in limited circumstances: (1) with your express consent; (2) for research purposes; (3) when the Company has a good faith belief that it is required by law; (4) when the Company has a good faith belief that it is necessary to protect the Company’s rights or property; or (5) to any successor or purchaser in a merger, acquisition, liquidation, dissolution, or sale of assets. Your consent will not be required for disclosure in these cases, but the Company will attempt to notify you, to the extent permitted by law to do so.
3. Unaffiliated Third Parties. Visitors should be aware that what they share on the Website may be discovered by third parties without the involvement of the Company, including, without limitation, search engine crawlers and bots. Visitors should take this into consideration whenever sharing any information on the Website.
4. Unauthorized Minors. The Company does not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of eighteen (18). If you believe that the Company has inadvertently collected such information, please contact the Company immediately, so the Company can promptly obtain parental consent or remove the information.
5. Security. Information collected by the Company may be stored or processed on computers located wherever the Company does business. The Company takes reasonable steps to secure your personally identifiable information against the unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. However, no security method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error.
6. Proprietary Rights. All content on the Website, including but not limited to any intellectual property, text, graphics, images, audio, video, and data, is the property of the Company and shall remain the property of the Company.
7. Tracking Mechanisms. When you visit the Website, the Company may send one or more cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts, which are small files containing a string of characters, to your hard drive, which uniquely identifies your browser. Any use of such tracking mechanisms by the Company will be solely for the purpose of improving the quality of the Website by storing visitor preferences and tracking visitor trends. Most browsers initially default to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or to alert you when a cookie is being sent. Your ability to use some of the features of the Website may be limited by refusing such mechanisms. The Company’s advertising partners may also use such tracking mechanisms for similar purposes, which the Company does not control.
9. Social Media Features. The Website may include links to various social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. These links may also collect your IP address and may set a cookie to enable the link to function properly. Such social media links are generally hosted by third parties, and the Company does not exercise control over such third parties, and is therefore not responsible for any actions by such third parties.
11. Sale of the Company. The Company may assign, sell, license, or otherwise transfer your name, company name, address, email address, or other personally identifiable information in the event of an assignment, sale, joint venture, or other transfer of the interests of the Company to another entity. The Company shall take reasonable steps to notify you of any such sale of the Company, including its effect on your personally identifiable information.
13. California Consumer Privacy Act
a. The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) applies to certain companies that collect personal information from California residents. If you are a user residing in California, then this section may apply to you.
b. As a user residing in California, you have the following rights under CCPA regarding your personal information collected by the Company:
i. You may ask the Company to disclose what personal information it has about you, and what they do with that information. You may also request that the Company deletes that information and does not sell it.
ii. You have the right to be notified, before or at the point that the Company collects your personal information, of the types of personal information that they are collecting and what they will do with such information.
iii. You cannot be discriminated against by the Company for exercising your rights under the CCPA.
iv. You can contact the Attorney General to file a consumer complaint for any alleged violations of the CCPA.
14. EU General Data Protection Regulation.
a. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) applies to companies that process and hold the personal data of data subjects located in the European Union. If you are a user located in the European Economic Area, then this section also applies to you.
b. As a user located in the European Economic Area, you have the following rights under GDPR regarding access to your personal data collected by the Company:
i. You may request that the Company transfer your personal data to you in a portable format, correct it, or delete it. You also retain the ability to update some of your personal data, such as your name and email address.
ii. You can request that the Company stop using your personal data, and can withdraw your consent at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in emails from the Company.
iii. However, these rights are not absolute, and because the Company may be required by law to process your personal data in certain instances, the Company may retain such data even if you withdraw your consent.
iv. In instances where the Company requires your personal data to comply with legal or contractual obligations, then the Company’s retention of such personal data is mandatory, and if such personal data is not provided, then the Company will not be able to meet its contractual obligations. Except for these specific instances, provision of requested personal data is optional.
v. If you have concerns about the Company’s use of your personal data, you have the right to complain to the relevant data protection authority, which is the data protection authority of the country of either your habitual residence, your place of work, or where the alleged infringement occurred.