CNS SUMMIT PRIVACY POLICY

This “Privacy Policy” explains how CNS Summit (“CNS Summit”, “us” or “we”) collects and protects your personal information and has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) is being used online. PII, as defined under federal law, is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual. Please read our Privacy Policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information on cnssummit.org (together with any affiliated websites, blogs and mobile services, the “Website”). By using the Website, you consent to our collection and use of your information as it is explained in this Privacy Policy.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our Website?

When ordering, registering or requesting documents or information on our Website, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number, company or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register or set up an account, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or otherwise enter information on our Website.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the Website, view or download videos or use certain other Website features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other Website feature.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
  • To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

As such, you consent to our use and disclosure of any information submitted to us via our Website or information collected when you access the Website in any manner, and you acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy, confidentiality or privilege in such information, except where required by law.

To the extent permitted by law, we may also use and disclose non-personal information and Personally Identifiable Information: to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activities that threaten the integrity of our Website or network; to protect and defend our rights or property or the rights or property of others; and/or as required by courts or administrative agencies.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Our Website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our Website as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, need to access the information in order to perform their duties, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all transactions are processed through a gateway provider and the sensitive/credit card or payment information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We do not process or store any payment transactions on our servers.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information for purposes of advertising, soliciting or telemarketing.

Third-party services

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
Once you leave our Website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our Website. We may from time to time include third-party links to our patrons, sponsors, partners and other similar persons or parties. When you click on such a link, it will direct you away from our Website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Do we use 'cookies'?

“Cookies” are pieces of information that may be placed on your computer by a website for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that website. We do not use cookies for tracking purposes.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your Website experience more efficient may not function properly.

Google AdSense, Analytics

We may use Google AdSense Advertising on our Website. Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner's website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser. To learn more about how AdSense uses cookies, click on the following link: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/7549925?hl=en-GB

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on your visit to our Website and/or other websites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. Alternatively, users can opt-out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We have implemented the following services:

  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our Website.

Does our Website allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It's important to note that, apart from the Google services described above, we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
Exclusions; Unsolicited Information
This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information collected by CNS Summit other than information collected through the Website. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to us through the Website, including through emails initiated through the Website, posting to public areas of the Website or any other means.

Opt-Out Policy

How do you get my consent?

By using our Website, you consent to our collection of non-personal information. If you do not consent to the collection of non-personal information, your only recourse is to not use this Website. When you provide us with Personally Identifiable Information to register for an event, complete a transaction, or verify your credit card information, you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. Please note that at times we may need to send you email communications that are transactional in nature such as payment confirmations, which are communications you will not be able to opt-out of.
If we ask for your Personally Identifiable Information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your express consent, make the submission entirely optional, or provide you with an opportunity to opt-out.

How can I opt-out?

If you prefer not to receive marketing or promotional emails from us, you may unsubscribe completely by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email, emailing us at: secretariat@cnssummit.org or mailing the request to us at:

CNS Summit
Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
PMB 394, 2711 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DELAWARE 19808
United States

Please note that opt-out requests may take up to ten (10) business days to process.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)

Our website is not intended for use by children, especially those under 13 years of age. When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the COPPA puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not knowingly solicit, market or collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13 years old. If you believe that a minor has disclosed Personally Identifiable Information to us, please report this to us immediately by emailing: secretariat@cnssummit.org

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: We will notify the users via in-site notification within 1 business day.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or Website headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can either use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or contact us directly as provided in the Opt-Out Policy section above.

Please note that opt-out requests may take up to ten (10) business days to process.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

DO NOT TRACK Disclosures: Your web browser may allow you to send a ‘do not track’ request with your browsing traffic so you can browse anonymously. We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. Do Not Track is a standard that is still under development, so CNS Summit will continue to develop its Privacy Policy in accordance with best business practices. To learn about Do Not Track, please click here.

California Online Privacy Protection Act:
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.

In accordance with CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our Website anonymously.
We will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our Website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.
You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Website.
You can change your personal information by logging in to your account

On January 1, 2020, new privacy protections for consumers were implemented for companies meeting certain criteria. Although CNS Summit does not meet these criteria require implementation of these new provisions, we are still committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and visitors to our Website. Residents of the State of California have the right to request certain details about how their information was shared with third parties during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes from companies that conduct business in California. Alternately, a company can comply with the law by providing clear opt-out capability to users. CNS Summit has elected to comply with the law by allowing California residents to opt-out of having their information shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. To opt-out, please follow the process described above.

Keep in mind if you opt-in to the Website by using a different email address, you may still receive materials from us at that different email address.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below.

CNS Summit
Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
PMB 394, 2711 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DELAWARE 19808
United States
secretariat@cnssummit.org

Last Edited on 2020-04-15