Last Updated: March 15, 2016
Information collected will vary by activity and may include personal information such as first and last name, email address, telephone number, postal or other physical address, or other contact information. We may also collect title, occupation, work industry, and other information, which may be needed by CEO Update to provide products, services and information to you. These activities include:
• when you register for a CEO Update membership;
• when you register as a partner;
• when you register for an online program, event, seminars or promotion;
• when you request products, services or information;
• when you participate in CEO Update events, surveys, questionnaire or evaluation; or
• otherwise correspond with us or request information from us.
In addition, from time to time, CEO Update receives personal information from business partners and vendors. CEO Update only uses such information for purposes as specified herein if CEO Update reasonably believes it has been duly collected in accordance with applicable laws. We may also combine the information we collect from you with information obtained from other sources to help us improve its overall accuracy and completeness and help us better tailor our interactions with you.
We also collect IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of devices that access the website for the purpose of maintaining and improving site quality and integrity, to determine the general geographic location and to enforce access control or other security measures. We often collect this information in log files, a standard method of reporting in order to determine statistically which parts of our websites are visited, for example, and how long visitors spend there. We also log the type of browser and operating system you are using so we can ensure your browsing experience is the most compatible with your device settings.
How We Use Information Collected
CEO Update uses personal information for our own internal business operations, and to market, deliver and improve our products and services. We also may use your information to help you complete a transaction or order, to communicate with you, to deliver products/services to you, to bill you for products/services you purchased, and to provide ongoing service and support. Occasionally we may use your information to contact you to complete surveys that we use for quality assurance purposes.
We may also use your personal information to send you (or have our business partners or marketing agencies send you on our behalf) marketing information or to contact you for marketing research. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving marketing materials.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
CEO Update may send your personal information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances:
• When we have your consent to share the information (if required under local law);
• If sharing your information is necessary to provide a product, service or information you have requested; by way of example, sharing your information with a bank, logistics company, event organizer, marketing agency etc.;
• To keep you up to date on the latest associations news, product announcements, events, special offers or other information we think you would like to hear about either from us;
• To third party service providers who help us with our business operations or other aspects of our business; and
• For data and customer relations management, passing your data to our contracted service providers.
Cookies and Other Data Collection Tools
Cookies, web beacons and/or similar technologies were originally designed to help a website distinguish a user’s browser from a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site or to track the user’s activities.
A web beacon is a small transparent gif image that is embedded in an HTML page or email used to track when the page or email has been viewed. A similar technology may be used by which a product or service may send data to a server when a set of user-initiated events occur such as when a selection is made. This technology is similar to a cookie in that it tracks your visit and the data can only be read by the server that receives the data. It is different than a cookie in that it is not browser-based, may not function as an identification card, and does not store any data on your computer.
We refer to these technologies collectively as “Data Collection Tools.”
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website or via HTML-formatted emails, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of CEO Update websites if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on our website. To use/navigate through many parts of our websites, you do not need to turn on cookies.
We use Google Analytics as described in “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.” You can prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics on websites by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on here. We also employ IP address-masking, a technique used to truncate IP addresses collected by Google Analytics and store them in an abbreviated form to prevent them from being traced back to individual users. Portions of our website may also use Google Analytics for Display Advertisers including DoubleClick or Dynamic Remarketing which provide interest-based ads based on your visit to this or other websites. You can use Ads Settings to manage the Google ads you see and opt-out of interest-based ads.
Account Information Security
CEO Update safeguards the personal information you send us and takes reasonable physical, technical, and organizational measures to prevent unauthorized access, unlawful processing, and unauthorized or accidental loss, destruction, or damage to your personal information. CEO Update uses industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, including encryption, firewalls and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). While we strive to protect your personal information, we need your cooperation to ensure the security of the information you transmit to us. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal information while using the internet. Change your passwords often, and use a passphrase instead of password with at least 8 characters in combination of letters and numbers. Make sure you use a secure internet browser, follow the vendor suggestion and apply updates when required.
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Questions or Concerns
If you have questions or concerns about our collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please contact us.
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