For user and member improvements: We also receive information about you when you interact with and use certain features on our websites and applications. For example, when you participate in the WBA, we know when you click on ads, upload contacts, download reports, watch webinars, join groups, participate in polls or surveys, and share articles and information through the site. In addition, we may collect Non-Personal Information voluntarily provided by you, such as your company name, occupation, and language, so that we can better serve you and improve our services. We may combine Non-Personal Information with Personal Information, in which event the combined information will be treated as Personal Information for as long as it remains combined.
For advertisers: We may allow third parties to advertise their products and services on our site and within WBA applications, and third-party advertisers and advertising networks may also collect certain information about you, as described below.
Demographic information: We may collect Personal Information voluntarily provided by you, such as your first name, last name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, date of birth, credit card information, food allergies, health conditions, username, and/or password, in connection with your use of this website, and other WBA applications, and their respective features. The information requested depends on the feature offered and application used.
Voluntary user and member interaction: Certain features on our websites and applications, such as The WBA, enable you to communicate and connect with other users, members, and supporters. Any Personal Information you choose to provide in community areas can be read, collected, or used by other users and third parties, and could be used to send you communications, including offers for products or services. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit. Your participation in these features and your sharing of your Personal Information and other profile information with us and other users constitutes your agreement to such sharing.
Please note that the server(s) that make(s) this site and other applications available may be located outside of the United States, but when you visit this website, any information you provide will be transferred to and stored on our server(s) in the United States. By visiting this website, you consent to the collection, processing, transfer, and storage of such data in or to the United States.
To provide user and member services: WBA reserves the right to use both Personal and Non-Personal Information, individually or combined together, to: facilitate use of this website and features on this site; communicate with you, respond to your inquiries, and process your requests; enhance and improve our marketing and promotional efforts, website content, user experience, and products and services; better understand your interests and preferences; and provide you with relevant information. We may enhance or merge Personal and Non-Personal Information that you provide with data obtained from third parties.
To provide other services: The WBA Entities may also share your Personal Information with each other and with select fulfillment and service providers and other agents to: fulfill your requests and orders; perform analytics; conduct research or surveys; provide you with information and updates; and maintain, improve, and deliver this website and content, our services, and advertising.
To promote services: We use technology to identify prospective members and users and market WBA products and services to them. In addition, we grant access to lists containing your contact information from or to Non-WBA Entities to market their products and services to you.
To foster industry networking: Our industry thrives and grows due to networking opportunities we provide to members and supporters, and other users. Accordingly, we share your contact details with other members and supporters to help our industry grow. Information provided by members of WBA Entities may be made available to other members and supporters through the member directory, WBA event applications, or attendee lists at our conferences and events. Where we do offer you choices about managing you contact information, or receiving marketing messages from WBA or Non-WBA Entities, we will honor them. This website and other applications deployed by WBA, such as The WBA, event badge scanners, mobile applications, and exhibit appointment tools, may provide interactive features where you can connect with other users. If you choose to share Personal Information with other users or otherwise make your information publicly available, we will use the information you provide to facilitate such sharing, administer your account, customize the services provided, and send you communications and notices related to the services. Some of these features may provide you with the means to control whether or not certain information about you is viewable to other users and to control what communications and notices you receive from us.
Other instances where information sharing may be appropriate: We will not otherwise share your Personal Information without your consent except (i) to safeguard the website, intellectual property, users, or the rights of third parties, (ii) to investigate violations of our Terms and Conditions, (iii) as required by law or in response to a court order or legal request, or (iv) in connection with a merger, acquisition, or transfer of assets.
We use data encryption: We strive to employ reasonable security measures to protect Personal Information from loss, alteration, and unauthorized disclosure or use. Credit card information is encrypted during transmission to our site using secure socket layer technology (SSL), and we adhere to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standard for handling credit card information.
Internet security is not failsafe: Users are warned, however, that the Internet is not a 100% secure medium, and we do not guarantee that our security and privacy measures are failsafe. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information.
Voluntary information sharing: In addition, when you use certain services or applications, or post on a forum, chat room, or social networking service on this site or other WBA sites and applications, the Personal Information you share may be visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. We are not responsible for any such Personal Information that you choose to submit.
Information accuracy: You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you provide and for correcting and updating your information.
Personal Information requests: Subject to applicable law, you may have the right at any time to request access to and receive information about Personal Information we retain about you, update and correct inaccuracies, and have your Personal Information blocked or deleted, if appropriate. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made as follows:
To update your member and account record with WBA, please visit the WBA Account Dashboard. (password required)
To request removal from email communications from WBA, please visit the WBA Unsubscribe Page.
To request your information with WBA be deleted or returned to you, please visit the WBA Account Profile Request page.
We may decline to process requests that are unreasonable, impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required, by applicable law. Inquiries related to WBA privacy laws not addressed above may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a citizen of the EU and are not satisfied with the response to your request, you may file a complaint with the European Data Protection Supervisor.
You can control ad delivery: You can also manage your choices about receiving ads from participating third parties and learn more about ad cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website. Please note, however, that not all service providers participate in the NAI. In addition, if you opt-out, you may still receive online advertising from us, but the ads you do receive may be less relevant to you. If you delete or block cookies, buy a new computer, access the sites from a different computer, login under a different screen name, or change web browsers, you will need to opt-out again.
Our advertisers may contract with a third-party service to host their ads, in which case an ad serving vendor contacts the advertisers’ hosting service for a particular advertisement. An independent cookie may be used by the third-party service, but we do not have a mechanism to allow visitors to opt-out of cookies from vendors with whom we do not have a contractual relationship.
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