Effective as of September 2016
The following information summarizes our personal identifying information gathering and dissemination practices for the GHG website located at the URL, www.ghginsider.com (the “Site”). Personal identifying information includes information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, or email address.
By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by GHG, as described below.
What Information Does GHG Collect?
Users may visit the website without giving GHG any personal information. However, users will need to register to gain access to the member-only content located on the Site. GHG may collect name, title, employer, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address contact demographic information voluntarily provided by individuals who register on GHG’s website. We also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from all users of our Site, the date and time of access, and may catalog the type of computer, browser, or operating system used by the user. For individuals who register for conferences, enroll in education and training programs, or make publication purchases, additional payment-related information may be collected by a third-party vendor who processes payments.
How Does GHG Use that Information?
Until you register to gain access to the member-only section of the GHG website or enroll in a GHG-sponsored education or training program, you are able to browse the Site without providing any personal identifying information, although your browser may tell us what type of computer and operating system you are using as well as other kinds of technical information.
Below is more detail on how GHG uses the personal identifying information of those individuals who have registered for the member-only section of the site or enrolled in a GHG-sponsored education or training program.
Contact Information: GHG may use your contact information to provide its services, to advertise its services and the goods and services of third parties, to provide you with news, updates, products, services, upcoming events, and other information, and to get in touch with you when necessary with respect to transactions conducted through the Site, or otherwise. We do share your contact information with our business partners as is necessary to provide our services and for advertising purposes. Except for sharing arrangements with GHG’s business partners, we do not share your contact information with other types of third parties for any other purpose, except to a court or governmental agency if required by law or unless we first obtain consent from you to do so. Site visitors who do not wish to receive notifications or other information via email can choose to opt out of receiving such information at any time upon receipt of any promotional email.
Demographic Information: GHG may use or share, lease, rent, license, and/or sell demographic data on an aggregated basis, which will not identify any particular user, with our business partners, suppliers, and for advertising purposes.
Transactional Information: GHG may use or share, lease, rent, license, and/or sell transactional data on an aggregated basis, which will not identify any particular user with advertisers or other third parties, including our business partners, suppliers, sponsors, and vendors, for business purposes.
Technical Information: We use technical information, such as your IP address or browser type, to help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze Site usage trends, track user movements on the Site, and to otherwise manage and monitor our Site.
Business Transactions: In the event GHG goes through a business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, please note the personal identifying information collected and retained by GHG will be among the assets transferred.
By registering for a password and logging on to the member-level areas of the GHG site, registered members need only enter their user name and password to The Insider once, utilizing enabled cookies. For subsequent visits, the website grants the user the option to “remember” user name and password. If a user’s browser is configured to reject the cookie, they may still use our site. However, the user will be limited to the guest portions of The Insider.
What About External or Third Party Web Sites?
What About Security?
GHG places a premium on making sure personal identifying information remains private and secure and is not subject to misuse or manipulation. Accordingly, this Site has industry standard security measures in place, including storage of personal identifying information in a secure environment, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under GHG’s control. Although GHG has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information via the internet. Messages you send to us via email may not be secure. GHG suggests you do not send any confidential information to us by email. If you choose to send confidential information to us by email, you accept the risk a third party may intercept your information. GHG urges you to take every precaution to protect your personal identifying information when online.
What About Credit Card Protections?
Currently, this site collects information (e.g., name, title, employer, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, email address, payment information) voluntarily provided by individuals who register for GHG conferences or purchase GHG products online. Sensitive information, such as your credit card number, are encrypted and protected with the encryption software SSL when transmitted to our third-party vendor. Credit card information is not stored or re-used in any manner. Only authorized personnel from our third-party vendor can access credit card information solely for the purpose of processing authorized transactions.
What About Correcting, Deleting, or Updating Information?
At any time, you may contact GHG at firstname.lastname@example.org to correct, modify, or delete the information you provide to GHG through this Site, namely, your name, address, email address, and phone number. Moreover, when you cease to use GHG’s services and no longer wish to be included in GHG’s database, you may contact GHG at email@example.com to request to have your information removed from our database. In the event GHG receives such a request or change, GHG may require you to confirm or verify any change to your record. Please note, however, the collection and uses of certain personal identifying information is necessary to provide certain products and services through the Site, and the deletion of such necessary information (e.g., an email address) may render a particular service or GHG’s ability to provide it inoperable.
What About Children?
GHG cares about the safety of children on its Site and encourages parents and guardians to monitor their children’s use of the internet. Although the Site is suitable for a general audience, this Site is intended for use only by users who are over 18 years of age. Accordingly, GHG does not knowingly solicit personal identifying information from children or send them requests for personal information.
What About Any Other Questions?