Notification of changes to this Policy
We are continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this web site and improving and adding to its existing products, services and programs. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, our data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, we will post the changes on this Web Site to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check this page frequently.
Collection of Personal information including e-mail addresses
We collect the information you give us when you use our web site. You may use this Web Site to register to receive additional information or products from us. When you register, we ask you for contact information like your name, postal address and e-mail address. This information enables us to provide you with more personalized service.
We sometimes supplement the information that you provide with information that is received from third parties. For instance, if inaccurate postal or zip codes are received, we will use third party software to fix them.
Unless you consent during the registration process or otherwise give us express permission to do so, your personal contact information will not be provided to other, non-Silicon Valley Communication third parties.
Silicon Valley Communications Email Marketing Communication Policy
This policy reflects the United States Direct Marketing Association's "Commercial Solicitation Online Guidelines".
Silicon Valley Communications sends promotional email messages only under the following circumstances:
A. They are sent to our own customers, or
B. Individuals who have given their affirmative consent to Silicon Valley Communications to receive solicitations online, or
C. Individuals did not opt out after Silicon Valley Communications has given notice of the opportunity to opt out from solicitations online, or
D. Silicon Valley Communications has received assurance from a vendor or third party list provider that the individuals whose e-mail addresses appear on that list:
1. Have already provided affirmative consent to receive solicitations online, or
2. Have already received notice of the opportunity to have their e-mail addresses removed and have not opted out.
In each solicitation sent online, Silicon Valley Communications furnishes individuals with a link or notice they can use to request that Silicon Valley Communications not send them future solicitations online. These requests will be honored in a timely manner.
Silicon Valley Communications will pass on your contact information to other companies or individuals if you specifically consent during the registration process to being contacted. Once you have consented to have your contact information passed to another company or individual, your contact details will become subject to their privacy policies and terms of conditions. Otherwise, Silicon Valley Communications never rents or sells email addresses to any other company or individual.
Silicon Valley Communications always discloses its identity in mass email communication, and provides specific company contact information.
Use of Personal information
We process your personal information only for specific and limited purposes. We ask only for data that is adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes. When we ask you for personal information, we tell you the purposes for which we will process that data. Some of these purposes include the following:
We may contact you occasionally to inform you of new services we will be providing, or special offers, events or articles we think will be of interest to you.
We may send you regular updates by e-mail or by post on Silicon Valley Communications products and services.
We may use your personal information for marketing purposes and market research.
We may rent your name and physical address information (but never your e-mail address information) to vendors of information security and related products.
We may use your Personal information to help us improve our Conference and services and to help resolve any problems.
Disclosure of your Personal information
We do not share, sell or distribute your personal information with unrelated third parties, except under limited circumstances such as we may share or transfer the information in our databases to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this web site, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event.
Where appropriate, before disclosing personal information to a third party, we contractually require the third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data.
Data Integrity and Security
We strive to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of personal information in our databases and to protect the privacy and security of our databases. We keep your Personal information only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements.
While we, as the administrators, editors and moderators of the SVUS Awards, will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to this website express the views and opinions of the author and not Silicon Valley Communications, as the administrators, editors, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people), and hence will not be held liable.
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider or employer being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that Silicon Valley Communications, as the webmaster, administrator, editor and moderators of this website, has the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should it sees fit.
As a user you agree that any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, Silicon Valley Communications, as the webmaster, administrator, editor and moderators, cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
Anonymous data collected through this Web Site
In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our web site. This technology does not identify you personally, it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our web site.
We use this anonymous data to improve the content and functionality of this Web Site and our e-mail updates, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services.
In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, we may use temporary "cookies" that collect the first level domain name of the user. At the present time, we only use temporary or "session" cookies. These cookies expire when your browser is closed.
We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information, such as determining how many of our visitors are from outside of the US.
We may also perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from to more accurately gauge our users' demographics.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children or minors. If you are a child or minor, please do not give us any personal information. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided us with their personal information, please contact us at the address given below and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
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