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Privacy Policy

IBC USA Conferences, an Informa Group company, would like to thank you for visiting our Web site. This online privacy policy is designed to tell you about how we collect and use information so that you can make an informed choice about using this site. Our policy complies with the Safe Harbor Principles for protecting personal data received or transferred from EU countries.

Our postal address is One Research Drive, Suite 400A, Westborough, MA 01581. We can be reached via e-mail at data-admin@ibcusa.com, telephone at 508-616-5550 or fax 508-616-5533.


By using this web site, you understand and agree as follows:

  1. The information collected from this site may be shared with Informa Group companies worldwide, and could be stored indefinitely.
  2. IBC USA Conferences, its parent, Informa Group, and its agents may use your information for a variety of purposes, including direct marketing (unless you opt out of receiving marketing solicitations, see below).
  3. IBC USA Conferences and its parent, Informa Group, may share your information with relevant third party companies (unless you opt out of having your information shared, see below).

Use of Personal Information

When you visit this Web site, some information may be collected automatically. In some situations, such as when you request information or services, order our products, or sign up for special offers from our web site, you may be asked to register and provide certain personally identifying information.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page, used to notify consumers about updates to our Web site, and may be compiled and shared with other companies within the Informa Group to contact consumers for marketing purposes. It may also be shared with reputable third party organizations to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes.

For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes your IP address, time and date of your visit, the consumer's domain name and e-mail address (where possible). We collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, user-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations. We do not at present set any cookies.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us or other Informa Group companies with information on relevant new products, services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending an e-mail to data-admin@ibcusa.com, by calling or writing us at the above address.

We may make postal addresses of those who access our site available to other reputable organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting. You can, however, have your name put on our do-not-share list by sending an e-mail to data-admin@ibcusa.com or by calling or writing us at the above address. Please provide us with your exact name and address. We will be sure your name is removed from the list we share with other organizations.

Persons who supply us with their telephone number on-line may receive contact from us and other Informa Group companies with information regarding relevant new products, services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by sending an e-mail to data-admin@ibcusa.com, by calling or writing us at the above address.

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line may receive telephone contact from other reputable companies. You can, however, have your name put on our do-not-share list by sending an e-mail to data-admin@ibcusa.com, by calling or writing us at the above address. Please provide us with your name and phone number. We will be sure your name is removed from the list we share with other organizations.

If you supply us with your email address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us or other Informa Group companies with information on relevant new products, services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending an e-mail to data-admin@ibcusa.com, by calling or writing us at the above address

From time to time, we may make the e-mail addresses of those who access our site available to other reputable organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting. If you do not want us to share your e-mail address with other companies or organizations, please let us know by sending an e-mail to data-admin@ibcusa.com, by calling or writing us at the above address.


Important Notice for Residents of the European Union

The personal information entered during your registration/order, or provided by you, will be held on a database and may be shared with companies in the Informa Group in the UK and internationally. Sometimes your details may be obtained from or shared with external companies for marketing purposes. If you do not wish your details to be used for this purpose, please email the Database Manager at data-admin@ibcusa.com , fax your request to (800) 943-2398 or call (508) 616-5550 ext 413.


Security and Data Integrity

We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site. Whenever you give us sensitive information (such as when you order products on-line and provide credit card information) IBC will take commercially reasonable steps to establish a secure connection with your web browser. We will only use credit card numbers for payment processing and will not use the numbers for marketing purposes.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically. Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by calling us at the number provided above, e-mailing us at data-admin@ibcusa.com, or writing us at the above address.

IBC USA Conferences is not responsible for the privacy practices of non-Informa sites to which any IBC or Informa web site may link. We encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of these sites before you provide them with personal information.

With respect to Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies at present.


Access to Personal Information

You can help IBC to maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any change to your address, phone number, e-mail address or other information by sending us an e-mail message at data-admin@ibcusa.com or by notifying us in writing at the address above.

Upon request we offer visitors the opportunity to access and correct information that we maintain about them. This includes proprietary information that we maintain about them such as transaction information (e.g., types of customer purchases and contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, e-mail). Consumers can request this information by e-mailing us at the above address, writing or calling us at the above address. Reasonable individual requests fulfilled at no charge.


Verification

IBC USA Conferences self-certifies that this privacy policy is accurate, comprehensive and fully implemented. If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, please contact us directly at data-admin@ibcusa.com, or at the above address or phone number. IBC USA Conferences is committed to resolving any issues about privacy concerns.