WE DO NOT SELL PERSONAL DATA.
This Policy applies to individuals who provide personal data and personal information via visiting IEC’s websites (“Visitors”), registering to use the Services (“Customers”), and registering to attend IEC’s events (“Attendees”). “Personal data” and “personal information”, as used herein, means data, including data about individuals in European Union member countries (“EU Persons”), that is within the scope of the Directive 95/46/EC, that is received by IEC, including in the United States of America from the European Union, and recorded in any form.
- Information Collected
How we collect and store information depends on the websites you visit, the activities in which you participate, and the Services you use. You can use some of the Services without providing any information, although several categories of information are automatically collected from you when you use the Services, as described below.
- a. Information You Provide
When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about the Services or registering to use the Services, IEC requires you to provide personal data, such as name, company name, address, phone number, and email address (“Required Contact Information”). When purchasing the Services, IEC may require you to provide financial qualification and billing information, such as, but not limited to, billing name and address, birth year, credit card number, and the total number of employees within the organization that will be using the Services (“Billing Information”). IEC may also ask you to provide certain optional additional information, such as, but not limited to, company annual revenues, number of employees, or industry (“Optional Information”). Required Contact Information, Billing Information, and Optional Information are referred to collectively as “Data About Customers” in the case of Customers, “Data About Visitors” in the case of Visitors, and “Data About Attendees” in the case of Attendees. Pursuant to this Policy, “Data About Customers”, “Data About Visitors”, and “Data About Attendees” may include personal data.
- b. Automatically-Collected Information
IEC may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices that are used to access the Services, including mobile devices, through commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons (“Website Navigational Information”). Website Navigational Information includes standard information from your browser or device (such as browser/device type and language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on IEC’s websites, such as the pages viewed and the links clicked. We may also collect and analyze information such as: (i) location information (as described in the next section below), unique device identifiers and other information about your mobile phone or other mobile device(s), browser types, browser language, operating system, the state or country from which you accessed the Services; and (ii) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Services, such as referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Services, error logs, and other similar information. As described further below, we may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information.
- c. Location Information
We may use information about your location to customize the Services with location-based information, advertising, and features. If you access the Services through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this.
- d. Information From Others
We may obtain information about you from third parties, such as marketers, partners, researchers, and others. If you access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, you authorize IEC to collect, store, and use, in accordance with this Policy, any and all information available to IEC through the third-party interface. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose information through the Services, such as on message boards, third parties can view publicly and collect that information without our knowledge and such disclosure may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties.
- e. Aggregate or De-Identified Data
We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected by the Services or via other means such as corporate events so that the information is not intended to identify you. This Policy does not restrict our use or disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information.
- a. Information You Provide
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is used to identify a particular visit to our site. These cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser after using our Services. We use these cookies to identify you during a single browsing session. A persistent cookie will remain on your devices for a set period of time specified in the cookie. We use these cookies where we need to identify you over a longer period of time. For example, we would use a persistent cookie if you asked that we keep you signed in. Another type of cookies is Flash cookies, which are stored with your Adobe Flash Player files and help in the viewing of content that uses the Adobe Flash player.
- Preferences: To remember information about your browser and your preferences; and to remember your settings and other choices you have made.
- Analytics and Research: To help us better understand how people use our Services, we work with a number of analytics partners, including Google Analytics; and to help us improve and understand how people use the Services. For example, cookies help us test different versions of our Services to see which particular features or content users prefer. We may include web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether the message has been opened and for other analytics. We might also optimize and improve your experience using the Services by using cookies to see how you interact with the Services, such as when and how often you use them and what links you click on. To find out more about how Google uses data when you visit a website that uses Google Analytics, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
- Personalized Content: To customize the Services with more relevant content.
For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit http://youronlinechoices.eu/ or www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html. Please note that to the extent advertising technology is integrated into the Services, you may still receive advertisements even if you opt out of tailored advertising. In that case, the ads will not be tailored to your interests.
- b. Where are cookies and similar technologies used? We use these technologies on the Services, including our websites and apps. We do not release the information collected from our own cookies to any third parties, other than to our service providers who assist us in providing the Services and only in accordance with this Policy.
- Use of Information Collected. IEC uses Data About Visitors, Data About Attendees, and Data About Customers, which may include personal data, to perform the services requested. For example, if you fill out a “Contact Me” web form, IEC will use the information provided to contact you about your interest in the Services. IEC uses Data About Attendees to plan and host corporate events, host online forums and social networks in which event attendees may participate, and populate online profiles for Attendees on the Services. IEC may also use Data About Customers, Data About Visitors, and Data About Attendees for marketing purposes. For example, IEC may use information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in the Services and to send you information regarding IEC, its affiliates, and its partners, such as information about promotions or events. IEC uses Billing Information solely to check financial qualifications and collect payment from prospective Customers and Attendees. IEC uses Website Navigational Information to operate and improve IEC’s websites, to protect IEC and third parties, for security, and to prevent fraud and violation of IEC’s applicable agreements. IEC may also use Website Navigational Information alone or in combination with Data About Customers and Data About Visitors to provide personalized information about IEC. IEC’s Customers may electronically submit data or information to the Services for hosting purposes. IEC will not review, share, distribute, or reference any such data except as provided in an agreement between IEC and Customer, or as may be required by law.
- Information Sharing and Disclosure. WE DO NOT SELL PERSONAL DATA. We may disclose to and/or share your information with affiliated and non-affiliated third parties only in the following circumstances.
- a. Consent: If you consent to the disclosure, we may do so.
- b. Service Providers: For business purposes, we may provide access to your information to select third parties who perform services for us such as billing, sales, marketing, advertising as it relates to the program you have registered to participate in.
c. Business Transfers: We reserve the right to disclose and transfer all of your information, including, without limitation, your Contact Information, Billing Information, or Optional Information, to a successor (or potential successor) company in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of all, or components, of our business, or in connection
d. Courts and/or other government agencies if compelled to do so or as part of obligatory reporting requirements.
Online Analytics. We may use third-party web analytics services such as Google Analytics. These service providers use Website Navigational Information to help us analyze how users use the Services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive. The information collected by the technology (including your IP address) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Services. We also use Google Analytics for certain purposes related to advertising, as described in the following section.
You may receive tailored advertising on your computer or mobile device through a web browser. If you are interested in more information about tailored browser advertising and how you can generally control cookies, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out Link, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out Link , or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, “Your Online Choices” page to opt out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs. To opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising or customize Google Display Network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. Please note that, to the extent advertising technology is integrated into the Services, you may still receive advertisements even if you opt out of tailored advertising. In that case, the ads will just not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of the above opt-out links and are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.
- California Do Not Track Disclosure. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on the Services that is shared with third parties, and that is why we provide the opt-out choices set forth in this Policy. However, we do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals, in part because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies, or regulators, nor is there a consistent standard of interpreting user intent. We take privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments in these areas.
- Security. We have appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access and maintain data security of, and to use correctly, the information we collect online. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personal information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Policy.
- Communications Preferences. IEC offers Visitors, Customers, and Attendees who provide contact information a means to choose how IEC communicates with you. You may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of IEC’s marketing emails. [email protected]
- Public Forums, Refer a Friend, and Customer Testimonials. IEC may provide bulletin boards, blogs, or chat rooms through the Services. Any personal information you choose to submit in such a forum may be read, collected, or used by others who visit these forums, and may be used to send you unsolicited messages. IEC is not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums. Customers, Visitors, and Attendees may elect to use IEC’s referral program to inform friends about the Services. When using the referral program, IEC requests the friend’s name and email address. IEC will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit IEC’s websites. IEC does not store this information. IEC posts a list of Customers and testimonials on IEC’s websites that contain information such as Customer names and titles. IEC obtains the consent of each Customer prior to posting such information or testimonials.
- Users From Outside the United States. The Services are governed by United States law and applicable state law. If you are using the Services from outside the United States, your information may be accessed from, transferred to, stored, and processed in our facilities, in various countries around the globe, including the United States. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. When we transfer your information globally we will take legally applicable steps to protect your information. This Policy shall apply even if IEC transfers your information to or accesses your information from other countries.
- Linked Sites and Advertisements. The Services may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those third-party websites. Any information you provide via those services is subject to the applicable third party privacy policies and is not covered by this Policy.
- Children. Our Services do not target and are not intended to attract children under the age of 13. IEC does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13. Should we learn or be notified that we have collected information from users under the age of 13, we will immediately delete such personal information.
- Your California Privacy Rights. California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please provide a written acknowledgement that you are a resident of California and address your request to: IEC, 17328 Ventura Blvd Suite 202, Encino CA 91316, Compliance Department
- No Rights of Third Parties. This Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.
- How to Contact IEC. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this Policy or IEC’s privacy practices, please address your inquiries to: IEC, 17328 Ventura Blvd Suite 202, Encino CA 91316, Compliance Department
- Changes to This Policy. IEC reserves the right to change this Policy from time to time. Please check this page periodically for changes. If we make any material changes to this Policy, we will provide notification of the material changes to this Policy through the IEC Web site at least thirty (30) days prior to the change taking effect.