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Privacy Policy

Last modified: April 26, 2019

Introduction

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Policy. This Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit https://digitalsummit.com, https://internetsummit.com and any of our other related webpages and websites (e.g., https://minneapolis.digitalsummit.com) (collectively, our “Website”), and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

This Policy applies to any information that we collect on the Website, including any information in any emails, posts, texts and other electronic messages between you and the Website and any information about you transferred to the Website from other websites. This Policy also applies to any related information that we collect about you offline but that will be processed using the Website. This Policy does not apply to any other information that we collect by any means.

Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you can choose not to use our Website. By accessing or using our Website, you agree to this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of the Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

Information We Collect

We may collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information by which you may be personally identified, such as your name, postal address, email address and telephone number. In addition, if we sell any products or services on our Website, we may request information required for the payment for products or services, including credit card numbers, security codes and other financial information. All of this information is cumulatively referred to in this Policy as “Personal Information.”

We may also collect information that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as your job title and company.

How We Collect Information – Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through our Website may include information that you provide by registering to use our Website, filling in and submitting web forms, using our services, requesting further services or reporting a problem with our Website. We will also retain records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.

How We Collect Information – Automatic Data Collection Technologies (Use of Cookies)

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may (or we may engage third party service providers to) automatically collect certain traffic data and usage information to help us manage our content and improve your use of the Website. This may include information about your equipment, your IP address or Mobile Device ID, and your browsing actions and patterns when you visit our Website, including the referring and exit pages. The technologies that we use for this automatic data collection may include cookies that are stored on your computer, small embedded electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) and other types of embedded code on the Website that permit us to count users and obtain other related Website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Website content and verifying system and server integrity).

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information, to:

  • Present our Website and its contents to you;
  • Provide you with information, products or services that you request from us (such as our email newsletter);
  • Provide you with promotional information about our own products and services (such as upcoming events) that may be of interest to you; and
  • Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide the information (such as responding to inquiries or other requests).

If you purchase products or services, we transmit your Personal Information to a third party payment processor that we use to process transactions securely.

We may also use your Personal Information to notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it and to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.

Finally, we may use the information that you provide in any other way that we describe when you provide the information and for any other purpose with your consent.

The following sections below provide additional information about how we may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us:

  • Use of De-Identified or Aggregated Data and Use of Website Traffic Data
  • Tracking, Interest-Based Advertising and “Do Not Track”
  • Use of Google Analytics
  • Social Media Widgets
  • Sharing Information With Event Sponsors at Events
Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose Personal Information to our subsidiaries and affiliates, to the third party payment processor that we use to process transactions securely, and to any other contractors, service providers and other third parties who need to know such information to provide services that we request to support our permitted uses of Personal Information.

We may disclose Personal Information to a buyer or other successor to our business in the event of a sale of equity or assets, reorganization, merger or a similar corporate transaction and any due diligence review with respect to any such proposed transaction.

We may also disclose your Personal Information to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to meet national security and law enforcement requirements and to respond to any government or regulatory request or audit and to enforce or apply our website terms of use or terms of sale, including for billing and collection purposes, or if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of our customers or others.

Finally, we may disclose your Personal Information for any other purpose disclosed when the information is provided and for any other purpose with your consent.

The following sections below provide additional information about how we may disclose information that we collect about you or that you provide to us:

  • Use of De-Identified or Aggregated Data and Use of Website Traffic Data
  • Tracking, Interest-Based Advertising and “Do Not Track”
  • Use of Google Analytics
  • Social Media Widgets
  • Sharing Information With Event Sponsors at Events
Use of De-Identified or Aggregated Data and Use of Website Traffic Data

We may convert or combine some Personal Information of users into de-identified or aggregated data that does not disclose any of the Personal Information of any individual user. We may use and disclose any such de-identified or aggregated data without restriction.

Some of the information that we collect from cookies, web beacons or other embedded code relates to your personal use of the Website and allows us to store information about your preferences, speed up your searches and recognize you when you return to our Website. Other information that we collect from cookies, web beacons or other embedded code is not tied to your Personal Information and enables us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns. This traffic data may be shared with third parties without restriction. For example, we have engaged a third party service provider to evaluate and provide us with information about the use of our Website and viewing of our content by our users and to conduct “A/B testing” on our Website in order to improve the Website’s UI and UX, and we provide traffic data that does not include any of your Personal Information to this third party service provider for this purpose.

Tracking, Interest-Based Advertising and “Do Not Track”

Tracking involves the use of cookies, web beacons, or other embedded code or tracking technologies to collect, analyze and store information on a user’s behavior over time on multiple sites, including information on the sites visited, products viewed, products purchased and other online interactions. Tracking information can be used to enable companies to make interest-based (behavioral) advertising available to users on multiple sites that they visit.

We permit certain third party advertisers and ad networks that we have engaged to use cookies, web beacons or other embedded code or tracking technologies to record the fact of your visit to our Website, including sites visited and products viewed (e.g., that you viewed the Digital Summit Kansas City events page). Such third party advertisers and ad networks may use this information to provide targeted advertisements to you regarding our own products and services on other sites that you may visit. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used to serve interest-based advertising. If you have any questions about an advertisement, you should contact the responsible advertiser directly. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative by visiting http://optout.networkadvertising.org and you can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Digital Advertising Alliance by visiting http://optout.aboutads.info. Please note that even if you choose to opt-out of targeted advertising, you will still see advertisements while you’re browsing online. However, the advertisements you see may be less relevant to you and your interests.

Our Website does not currently respond to any “Do Not Track” signals from your computer or mobile device, and if your computer or mobile device sends a “Do Not Track” signal to the Website, the Website will not treat you differently from users who do not send such signals.

Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to improve, personalize and measure the effectiveness of the content on the Website. You can obtain more information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data by visiting Google’s webpage “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps,” available online at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Social Media Widgets

You may be able to use social media widgets such as the Facebook Like button on the Website. These widgets will collect your IP address and identify which page you are visiting on the Website and make your preference information available to third parties. The information collected by such widgets is controlled by third-party privacy policies.

Sharing Information With Event Sponsors at Events

If you attend a Digital Summit or Internet Summit event in person, and during the event you choose to have a representative of an event sponsor scan the bar code on your attendee ID badge in order to allow that event sponsor to capture your attendee ID badge information, then we will share your name, company, job title, email address, phone number and postal address with that event sponsor, and that event sponsor may use this information to contact you or to provide you with additional promotional or marketing information. We do not control how the event sponsor may use your information once you have agreed to share it with them. If you have any questions about how the event sponsor may use your information, you should contact the responsible event sponsor directly or consult the event sponsor’s applicable privacy policy.

Third Party Websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Website that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Website. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

You have certain choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to us. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, some parts of the Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

If you do not wish for us to notify you by e-mail about special promotional offers related to the Website or other products and services offered by us or by others, you can opt-out by simply clicking on the “Unsubscribe” or “Updating your e-mail preferences,” link in the most recent e-mail you received from us and follow the prompts that appear. This opt out does not apply to information provided to you by e-mail as a result of a purchase made on the Website (e.g., a transaction receipt), or as a result of a customer service request initiated by you.

Users Outside of the United States

Our Website is hosted in the United States and our services are provided from the United States. It is possible that certain information will be stored on servers in multiple other countries on the “cloud” or other similar distributed hosting Websites. If you are a user accessing our Website or services from the European Union, Asia or any other region with laws governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your Personal Information outside your home jurisdiction, and that by providing your Personal Information to us, you are consenting to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States and other jurisdictions as indicated above, and to our use and disclosure of your Personal Information in accordance with this Policy.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, you may obtain certain information regarding our disclosure of your Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to privacy@techmediaco.com.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You can review and change certain portions of your Personal Information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page. You may also send us an email at privacy@techmediaco.com to request access to any Personal Information that you have provided to us, or to correct or delete that Personal Information. We will evaluate such requests on a case-by-case basis. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and no one under age 13 may provide any information to this Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13. If you are under 13 of age, do not use or provide any information on this Website, make any purchases through this Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 years of age without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under age 13, please contact us at privacy@techmediaco.com.

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All information that you provide to us is stored on our servers behind firewalls, and certain Personal Information will be encrypted using secure socket layer (SSL) technology.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. When we have given you (or when you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure. Although we have implemented security measures that we think are adequate, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We post any changes we make to our Policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ Personal Information, we will notify you by posting a notification on the main page of our Website. The date the Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date, active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this Policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

This website is operated by TechMedia, LLC, a North Carolina limited liability company with headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. To ask questions or comment about this privacy Policy and our privacy practices, contact us at privacy@techmediaco.com.