What information do we collect?
We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personally Identifiable Information/PII.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit, and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personally Identifiable Information/PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context, such as your name, email address, mailing address, or phone number.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register for an event, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, apply for a job through our online career center, receive our publications, fill out a form, submit a supplier registration or update form, or enter information on our site or in person.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a publication, register for an event, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
To personalize user experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and service offerings in which you are most interested.
To improve our website to better serve you.
To allow us to better serve you in responding to your customer service requests.
To send marketing emails promoting and informing you of other products and services and invite you to events.
For job applicants, we collect and use information you provide us when submitting online applications for job vacancies or otherwise when you express your interest to join our team. If you are selected for an opening, your personal data shall be further processed and kept confidential in accordance with our employee policies at the point of your onboarding.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized use. We use technological security measures including encryption, firewalls, continuous vulnerability and malware scanning, and secure socket layer technology. Your information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of people with special access rights who are required to keep the information confidential. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of such firewalls or secure servers. By using our website, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
Do we sell or transfer your information?
We do not sell, trade, rent, share, or otherwise transfer your PII to outside parties without your consent. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, address fraud, or protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our company, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
What are your rights regarding the use of your information?
You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each email.