We are committed to protecting your privacy under our Terms of Service, whether you are browsing for information or conducting business or socializing through electronic channels
When you visit our websites, we will not collect your personal information unless you choose to use and receive online products and services that require it. For transactions with external organizations involving credit cards, their systems typically use up-to-date security protocols to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of information and systems. However, we cannot provide any guarantee of safety or security on external websites.
You have a choice
If you choose not to use the Internet to provide personal information to a us, you can contact us telephone, mail or in person. (Not all options may be available in every situation or may take significant time.)
Collection, notice, use and disclosure
This Privacy Statement explains our current practices regarding what information we may collect, use, and secure your personal information when you visit our websites. Those statements supplement this Privacy Statement.
We may only collect personal information that is specifically authorized at law, or where the collection is necessary to provide you with a product or service. We collect personal information directly from you, unless another manner of collection is authorized by law.
When we collect personal information in connection with providing a program or service, upon request we provide you with a notice that explains (at minimum) the:
· legal authority for the collection.
· principal purposes for which the information will be used.
· contact information of a person who can answer your questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your information.
· A notice may include more information than what is set out above.
We may use personal information for the purpose it has been collected, or for a consistent purpose, unless another use is specifically authorized at law. We may use your email to connect with you regarding conferences or related products and services. By agreeing to the Terms, you have consented to the use and storage of this information for business purposes.
We may collect the following standard types of information:
· Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the computers being used to access our sites.
· operating systems and the types and versions of browsers used to access our sites.
· Internet Service Providers used by visitors to our sites.
· dates and times users access our sites.
· pages visited.
· keywords users enter into our search engine.
· names and sizes of files requested.
As a general practice, we make no attempt to link this information with the identity of individuals visiting our sites. If an attempt to damage our site has been detected, we can take further actions or ban you from any benefits, products or services.
What happens when you send us personal information?
You may choose to provide us with personal information such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, if you wish to:
· submit an e-mail, comment, question or request or subscribe for information online.
· request a service, product, or fill out a registration or licence form online.
· provide feedback, participate in consultations or surveys online.
· conduct e-commerce transactions with us or a third party.
When you visit this website, any personal information you provide will be used to respond to your message and/or provide you with the requested service or product. At the time the information is collected, you may inquire as to the specific purpose for which it is being collected, stored and used. This is set out in the Terms of Service.
Cookies used by us, do not give us access to anything on your hard drive and cannot do anything to your computer.
The use of these tools does not allow us or our analytics service providers to identify individuals.
You can opt-out of analytics activity by setting your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent and block analytics cookies if desired. Please consult your browser's Help Menu for instructions. Visiting our website with analytics cookies disabled will have no significant impact on your browsing experience.
Our security practices are continually evolving to attempt to provide that the integrity and confidentiality of information and systems are maintained. We try to use up-to-date security safeguards to protect its networks and websites from misuse, alteration, copying, disclosure, destruction, monitoring or unauthorized sharing of information and damage, but no system is perfect and cyber risks are evolving. We cannot guarantee safe internet services, and you are warned that no system is perfect or can guarantee your online safety.
If you have any questions about this Private Policy, please contact us and refer your questions or comments to our Chief Privacy Officer.
Updated: June 14, 2023