We organize conferences, congresses and events (“Congress” or “Congresses”), provide association services and production management (“Services”).
We respect your privacy. We collect and process information in computerized systems for the purposes set out below, including to provide our Services and to protect our legitimate interests.
If you do not wish to provide information or do not agree to these terms, you are not legally required to do so, but you may not be able to obtain our Services or part of them.
We collect the following information regarding the provision of our Services:
All the information described above will be defined as the “Personal Information”
We collect or receive information from you via our websites, forms, or otherwise. Sometimes you give us the information directly (i.e. when you contact us or subscribe to our newsletters), and sometimes we receive your information from other sources, including third parties (i.e. when you register on-line to congresses through our websites, you are transferred to a landing page operated by third party that collects your personal information for us) and publicly available databases.
We collect, use and process your Information for the following purposes:
We keep your personal information for as long as we need to provide you with our services, to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, and thereafter for a variety of legitimate legal interests or commercial purposes.
These might include the following criteria:
We may send you direct marketing materials (i.e. which may be based on your personal data we know about you such as name, title, specialty and other Personal Information you provided us) and advertisement communications by email, phone (including SMS messages), social networks and other means, subject to your consent, or in certain circumstances, in accordance with our legitimate interests.
You have the right to request to be removed from the mailing list at any time and also that no advertisement will be sent to you. In order to do this, please contact us. You can also be removed from the mailing list by pressing the unsubscribe button which will appear at the bottom of every newsletter we send to you. Such removal will not include the necessary data for the provision of our Services or for other legitimate interests of ours.
Even after you have requested not to receive direct mailings or advertisements, you will continue to receive from us those notices (by any means of any communication) which we are permitted or required to send to you without your consent, according to the applicable law.
You have the right to review the information we hold about you. In order to do this, you must send us a written request to us. If the information we hold about you is incorrect, you have the right to request its correction.
In some cases, you have the right to request the deletion of your personal information. Please note that this is not an absolute right, as we may have some legitimate interests for retaining your personal data.
If you would like us to delete your personal data, please contact us at the details above.
Subject to the applicable law, you have the right at any time to withdraw your consent given to us to process your information, where we are relying on that consent by sending an email to us. Please note that we may still be entitled to process your information if we have another legitimate reason (other than consent) for doing so.
If you would like to receive more information about our privacy practices or wish to exercise a legal right, such as the right to review and amend the information we have about you please contact us.
We will review your request in accordance with the applicable laws, notify you of the results of our review, and act accordingly.
In order to provide our services, we use a technology called cookies, which are text files placed on your computer by a web server. The cookies are not a computer program and cannot read information or perform any actions. The cookies collect information related to your use of our websites, such as: pages you looked at, your location, duration of your visit in our websites, IP address, browser information and device information.
The settings from the internet browsers are usually programmed by default to accept Cookies, but you can block or delete them at any time by changing your browsing setting. For more details on how to block or delete cookies consult the instructions provided by your browser.
When processing and storing your Information, we follow generally accepted security standards in order to protect your privacy. Despite the aforementioned, there is a risk of unauthorized access to our database. In that case, so long as we have used reasonable security measures, we will not be liable for damages caused by such unauthorized access or for the transfer of Information to a third party due to such access.
We recommend that you take additional security measures: use the security options of your computer's operating system, install antivirus software, install all available updates (we recommend that you enable an automatic update), avoid downloads from unofficial sites, do not share sensitive social networking information, enable encryption on a wireless network, and avoid using public computers (for example, Internet cafes) or public WIFI networks, unless you are sure your communications are encrypted.
If you are concerned that your identification information (especially your password) or information about you has reached an unauthorized individual, please contact us.
If you submit an abstract or subscribe as a participant in one of our Congresses, you will fill in a form and enter your Personal information, as described above, in the webpage provided by our third-party provider, Eventact. In such case, Eventact will open your account. In order to gain access to your account, you will be provided with a password or you may choose your own password.
The Information that you provide to us or we obtain as a result of your use of our services is stored within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or in countries which have an adequacy decision from the European Commission. In certain circumstances, we may transfer your information to our affiliates or staff working for us in countries outside the EEA which do not have an adequacy decision from the European Commission, but only subject to our appropriate safeguards (i.e. Contractual Model Clauses) or to your explicit consent.
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