Effective Oct. 1, 2012

ConferenceIQ.com Visitors and Members

Similar to most websites, Conference IQ collects certain non-personal information that today’s web browsers and servers generally make available. These items include things like language preference, browser type, referring site info, and the chronology of visitor requests. Our intention in gathering this data is to better understand our audience in an effort to best serve them. Occasionally, Conference IQ may use this aggregate information (which in no way identifies a single user) to show collective trends of its users. This information may be released in an effort to better the industry as a whole.

Conference IQ may also collect information that does infact identify a specific user by name, or other affiliation. While we may collect items such as IP address, we will never disclose this info nor use for the purpose of identifying its users. Also, some of the information provided to us by users will be made publicly available including but not limited to the following: name, location, affiliation, whether or not they are speaking or have spoken at an event, organizing or have organized an event, or are attending or have attended an event.

We currently utilize 3 social media services to authenticate login information. These include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information about the privacy policy and terms of service for those networks, please visit the links below:

Twitter Terms of Service | Twitter Privacy Policy
Facebook Terms of Service | Facebook Privacy Policy
LinkedIn Terms of Service | LinkedIn Privacy Policy

Conference IQ takes authentication and access to third party networks very serious. We will never access personal information that we have not been explicit permission to access. We will never post to Twitter , Facebook or LinkedIn without your explicit permission.

As used in this privacy policy, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.

International Transfer

Your information may be transferred to, stored, and maintained on computers or similar devices which are located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws might differ and not be as protective as those within your jurisdiction. Should you be located outside of the U.S. and choose to provide us with information, Conference IQ will transfer this information to the U.S. and process it there. Your consent to this policy represents your agreement to this transfer of information.

Protecting Your Information

Conference IQ may choose to disclose information that may personally identify its users to those working for or with Conference IQ. The information is used only to ensure the accuracy of the site, and employees, contractors, interns and anyone else affiliated with Conference IQ has agreed not to disclose this information.

Communication With Our Members

Registered users of Conference IQ have either supplied an email address or social login that allows us to communicate directly with that member. From time to time, Conference IQ will choose to communicate directly with our members and utilize the provided mode of communication. This might be to get feedback, announce new features, or notify a member of interactions with their profile on the site. We make a strong effort to keep communications to a minimum, however you may opt out or unsubscribe from regular notifications at any time. Conference IQ reserves the right to publish feedback or support issues in an effort to clarify questions, or help us in troubleshooting an issue. Conference IQ may also introduce new email notifications that may not be covered under the existing settings. In such an event, you will have the ability to opt out or unsubscribe from suthesech emails.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer by a website to store information. When you return to the site later, your web browser sends back the cookies that belong to the site. The cookies tell the site who you are so the site can show you information that’s appropriate for you. Cookies can store information that identifies you, such as your name and email address. A website has access only to the information you provide. A website can’t use cookies to gain access to other information on your computer. Conference IQ uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of Conference IQ website, and their website access preferences.

Conference IQ visitors who wish to not have cookies placed on their computers can adjust their browsers to refuse cookies before using www.ConferenceIQ.com. The consequence of disabling cookies is that certain features of Conference IQ’s website may not function properly.

Compliance with Law Enforcement

Conference IQ cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Conference IQ or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.

Business Transfers

Conference IQ withholds the right to transfer, sell, or share its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

Service Providers

We may choose to utilize third party applications, individuals and companies to help facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Site-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Site’s features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Site and Service are used. These third parties may have access to your Information; if they do, this access is only so that they may perform these tasks on our behalf and they are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. We may also provide Personal Information to our business partners or other trusted entities for the purpose of providing you with information on goods or services we believe will be of interest to you. You can, at any time, opt out of receiving such communications.

Third Party Links & Websites

ConferenceIQ.com contains various links to other websites. If you choose to visit an advertiser’s website by “clicking on” a banner ad or other type of advertisement, or click on another third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to an outside website or display a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you provide to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

Privacy of Children

ConferenceIQ is not meant for children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@conferenceiq.com. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.
Privacy Policy Changes

At it’s sole discretion, Conference IQ may occasionally alter its Privacy Policy to reflect changes in internal policy, or to reflect changes in the digital media landscape. Conference IQ encourages visitors and members to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. We will always post the date of the last change at the bottom of this page.

Last Update: October 1, 2012