PRIVACY POLICY

Please Read Carefully Prior To Using This Web site

Healthcare Business Media, Inc. (HBM) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We want to share with you how we treat personal information about you that we receive in connection with this website.

Also, please bear in mind that use of this website is governed by the Terms of Use posted on the website. As noted in those Terms of Use, HBM is a corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in which HBM has its headquarters. The servers that host this website are located in the United States, and any personal details you provide us will be processed by HBM in the United States. HBM expressly excludes any representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the information available on this website. HBM makes no representation about any third-party website that may be accessed via links from this website. By using this website, you agree that the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, without regard to its conflict of laws principles, will govern all matters between you and HBM with respect to your use of this website.

Information we collect

In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, you should be aware that sections of this website (including restricted portions of the site) allow for the submission of personal information (referred to for convenience as "Registration Pages") including your [name, address, e-mail address, phone number, facsimile number, credit card or account information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services]. We only collect your personal information if you voluntarily submit the information to us for such purposes as event registrations, contest/awards submissions, or requests for information, products, or services. HBM does not acquire any more information about visitors/customers than is necessary to provide a high level of service. Through certain technologies employed by this site we also collect non-personally identifiable information about you. For more details about this type of data collection, please refer to the section below on cookies.

To protect your security and privacy, we require that you enter the personal information that we collect and that the information be current, although HBM disclaims any legal duty to verify the accuracy of any personal data that you provide to HBM. You are free to access the personal information we have on file by contacting our Customer Service department. You can reach the Customer Service department by clicking here to email or by phone at 859-523-5701. In addition, at any time you can request that we modify or delete your personal information by clicking here to email and selecting the "UPDATE MY INFORMATION" option or by calling 859-523-5701. Please be aware that, to protect your security and privacy, HBM will take reasonable steps to verify your identity prior to making changes to your personal information.

How we use the information we collect and who we share it with

HBM has a policy of not disclosing the personal electronic information of our website visitors to third parties for direct marketing purposes unless site visitors have exercised their option to disclose that information to third parties. When electronic information is disclosed we enter into agreements with such parties requiring them to comply with all applicable laws, prohibiting further distribution or disclosure of the lists to other parties, and limiting use of the lists to a limited number of mailings or communications, after which the lists may not be further used for such purposes. When we do provide postal mailing lists to third parties, we enter into agreements with such parties requiring them to comply with all applicable laws, prohibiting further distribution or disclosure of the lists to other parties, and limiting use of the lists to a limited number of mailings or communications, after which the lists may not be further used for such purposes. If you do not want your personal information used by us or shared with affiliates or third parties for promotional or marketing purposes, you may opt out of having this information shared or used for such purposes by some or all parties. In such case, please refer to the section below entitled Opting Out.

HBM also reserves the right to compile, save, use within the scope of our activities, and analyze any and all data (contact and personal data, use history, etc.) that we collect from you through the website. We use the personal information that you provide to us for our internal purposes such as responding to your requests for information, contacting you, conducting internal analyses, and processing and completing orders and event registrations. We also use your personal information to communicate with you, such as, for example, to provide you with newsletters, press releases, membership information, or information relating to programs or activities that may be of interest to you.

We may share the personal information you provide to us with other companies we have hired to provide services for us. These companies - our vendors - are contractually bound to use personal information that we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide.

We may also collect and group demographic and preferences information, responses to surveys and other personal information that we collect from you into an aggregate, non-personally identifiable form for disclosure to our existing or potential business partners, affiliates, sponsors or other third parties. However, please be assured that this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to the website.

We may also collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the website, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the website, how long they stay on that page and which hyperlinks, if any, they "click" on. We collect this information through the use of "web beacons" or other tracking technologies, which are discussed in greater detail below. We collect this information in order to determine which areas of the website are most popular and to enhance the website for visitors. As with other aggregated data, we may disclose such data to our existing or potential business partners, affiliates, sponsors or other third parties, but this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to the website.

Use of cookies

A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing non-personally identifiable information about you. We may use cookies in order to collect certain information about you, such as IP addresses (e.g., whether you are logged on from a .com, .gov, or .edu domain), domain names (the Internet address of a computer), and the type of computer and operating system being used. We may also use cookies to identify your computer when you revisit this website, to recall your authentication information, or to track statistical information related to navigation throughout the website. We may collect such information in order to better operate the website so as to enhance your experience while using the website, and to share with advertisers to provide you with a more personalized visit to the website. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personal information while on this website.

Depending on the type of browser you are using, your browser may be set to alert you of cookies. You do not have to accept all cookies sent to you by this website; however, depending on the particular cookie you reject, you may not be able to use some of the features of this website.

Opting out

When you submit personal information to us through the Registration Pages on this website, you will be given an opportunity to opt out at the time of submitting your personal information to us. Unless you opt out, you may be added to our list of users who will receive promotional and marketing communications from us and our partners and other third parties. If you would like to opt out of receiving promotional and marketing communications from us and/or our partners and other third parties, please click here to email us and request to opt out.

If you initially elect not to opt out and later decide that you would like to opt out, you may follow the opt-out procedures outlined above. Please keep in mind that although HBM strives to update our mailing list database as frequently as possible, it may take up to ten days to process e-mail requests and four to six weeks to process postal mail requests, during which time your information might be communicated to another party in connection with a mailing list. Additionally, you should be aware that any mailing lists that have been provided to third parties prior to your election to opt out cannot be retrieved by HBM, and you cannot retroactively opt out with respect to such third parties. As noted above, however, when we do provide mailing lists to third parties, we enter into agreements with such parties limiting use of the lists to a limited number of mailings or communications, after which the lists may not be further used for such purposes.

Links to other sites

For your convenience, this website may from time to time include links to third-party sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy policies, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

Security of information and disclosures

HBM uses reasonable security measures to safeguard information concerning, and submitted by, users like you. Despite the security measures employed by HBM, you should be aware that it is impossible to guarantee absolute security with respect to information sent through the Internet. We and our users do not tolerate spam and spyware. You may not use our communication tools with the Web site to send spam or otherwise generate phishing attacks, malicious activity, or prohibited content.

HBM will, to the extent possible, control your personal information, and, except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties. Although we are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information, if required by law, we reserve the right to disclose such information without first obtaining your consent.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. In the event that we update or modify this Privacy Policy, we will strive to post such updates or modifications on this website for a period of thirty days following any such modifications, and the last date this Privacy Policy was updated will be indicated as the latest Effective Date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Therefore, you are advised to review this Privacy Policy occasionally, or at least every thirty days. Your continued use of this website shall constitute your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy.

Contacting us

If you have any questions relating to this Privacy Policy, please click here to contact us by e-mail or reach us by phone at 859-523-5701.