The purpose of our platform is to ensure our attendees make the most out of our Forums, an online event portal for delegates to manage their Forum experience through communication and connection. Central to this mission is our commitment to be transparent about the data we collect, how it is used, and where we share it.
You provide data to create an account with us.
We log your visits and use of our platform, including our mobile app. We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our platform, including our site and app, such as when you view or click on content (e.g., meeting preferences, ratings, etc.), install or update our mobile app. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and Internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use through Google Analytics
We receive data from your devices and networks, including location data. When you visit our platform (including our plugins or cookies or similar technology on the sites of others), we receive information about your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, and/or ISP or your mobile carrier. If you use our platform on a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location based on your phone settings. We will ask you to opt in before we use GPS or other tools to identify your precise location.
If you communicate through our platform, we learn about that. We collect access information about you when you send, receive or interact with messages sent by Worldwide Events staff or other Delegates. We do not scan or learn about the content of your correspondence but only track open rates and access to the Messages page of the our platform website and app.
We use your data to provide, support, personalise and develop our platform and our events. How we use your personal data will depend on which Forum you attend and how you use our platform. We use the data that we have about you to provide and personalise our platform so that it can be more relevant and useful to you and others. Our Platform our platform helps you connect with others, find (and be found for) business opportunities, stay informed, and be more productive. We use your data as a condition to your attendance to our events and your access to our platform. Our platform allows you to stay in touch and up to date with colleagues, partners, clients, and other professional contacts. You can send a direct message to any Delegate who has attended an event in common with you or request to meet with them in the weeks preceding any Forum you are both attending. Our platform allows you to collaborate with colleagues, search for and message potential clients, customers, partners and others, request meetings, and manage the data of Delegates you met at past events.
We will contact you via email, mobile phone, messages to our platform inbox, and other ways including text messages and push notifications. We will send you messages about your attendance or important information regarding your attendance at an event. We also send messages about how to use our platform, reminders, promotional messages from our partners and occasionally us. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving programme-related messages from us during events. We will also contact you in the build up to events to take you through each stage of the preparation of your Forum: updating your profile, selecting your meeting preferences, accessing your provisional meeting schedule and any reminders of these, as required. Developing our platform and research Service Development We use data, including survey feedback, to conduct research and development for the further development of our platform in order to provide you and others with a better, more intuitive and personalised experience, drive engagement on the platform, and help connect Delegates with each other and to networking opportunities. Surveys Polls and surveys are conducted by us through Survey Monkey and published on our platform. You are not obligated to respond to these surveys, and you have choices about the information you provide.
Any data that you include on your profile will be seen by others. Profile Your profile is fully visible to all Delegates who have attended at least one event in common with you. Search types (e.g., by name or use of filters) impact the availability of your profile.
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables our platform features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to our platform and our sites generally.
When does our platform place cookies?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to our platform or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by our platform when you return to one of our sites. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit our platform, remember your preferences, and give you a personalised experience. Cookies also make your interactions with our platform faster and more secure.
Cookie Type Essential Operation
Purpose These cookies are necessary in order for you to move around the service as you request. It allows us to recognize what type of attendee, exhibitor, or other subscriber you are so that we can then accordingly provide services.
Cookie Type Functional
Purpose These cookies allow us to use certain features of the service in accordance with the choices that you make. These cookies mean that if you continue to use the services or return to the services, we can then provide services tailored for you based on the choices you have made or asked us to hold like your username or your customizations.
Cookie Type Performance and Analysis
Purpose We use performance cookies to help us provide a better user experience for you based on optimizing the services and constantly optimizing the features and performance. We may also obtain information from features that you open or access or click on. This information tells us about the effectiveness of certain features and helps ensure that the content and features we provide are optimized for your interests.
DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, our platform does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.
If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings on your computer or other device you’re using to access our services. If you use our platform without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies on our website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including our platform cookies. Please note that the website will not work properly without cookies.
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