Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy2018-05-31T14:44:26+00:00

Ethisphere’s Privacy Policy

This policy describes the information we collect, how we use and protect it, and what rights you have with respect to this information. It applies to personal information collected by Ethisphere, including through our website, our Insights mobile application, our online programs and our services.

Personal Contact Information

We target our services, website and other activities at companies and other organizations. We collect personal contact information such as name, mail or email address and phone number, when a person registers for an event, subscribes to our newsletter, downloads one of our resources or contacts us. We refer to all of this information as “user data” in this Privacy Policy. We may use this user data to process the request or provide the service. Examples include providing a receipt; contacting the person to obtain additional information or providing additional information about Ethisphere and its offerings. We take your privacy seriously and will only share your user data with our employees and, from time to time, vendors and contractors that participate in our events or conferences.

Billing and Financial Information

In addition to user data, in order to process payments we ask for payment information. Examples include your billing address and credit card number. We use this information only to process your payment.

All financial transactions on our website and microsites, specifically invoice payments, subscriptions and registrations, are processed on secure pages. All transactions use an encrypted channel, take place on secure servers and occur in real time. No financial data, such as your credit card number, is transferred via a less-secure channel, such as encrypted email, for processing. Moreover, once your transaction has been completed, your credit card number is not retained.

IP Address, Cookies and Plug-ins

When you visit our website and microsites, our web server automatically recognizes your IP address. We use the IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our websites. The IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information. Occasionally, we may use cookies to improve content, provide easier access and understand how visitors use our websites. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to such use of cookies and plug-ins.

Disclosure to third-party processors, processing in U.S.

We use third-party service providers to operate, provide and maintain some aspects of our services and website, and we may request and permit these service providers to process your user data under the terms of a written agreement with us. Under such agreements, the service provider is only permitted to obtain the user data it needs to deliver the service, must keep all user data confidential, and may process, use and retain user data only for the purpose of delivering the service in compliance with our agreement, instructions and policies, including this Privacy Policy. Ethisphere and its principal third-party data processors are located in the United States, so user data is collected, stored and processed in the U.S.

Security measures and data breach.

We and our third-party data processors maintain appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect user data, and conduct ongoing monitoring, training, auditing and improvement of such measures. In the event of a data breach, we will promptly take steps to mitigate the breach and if required will notify relevant organizations, individuals and/or authorities. You understand, however, that no data transmission over the internet or stored on a server can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us and cannot be responsible for the theft, loss, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of user data.

Links to Other Sites

Our website and microsites contain links to other sites. These could include client and partner websites that may gather personal information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites.

We will treat any personal information obtained by us indirectly, i.e., through other websites, consistent with our privacy policy as if we had collected it directly.

Opting Out of Communications

You may choose not to receive future communications from Ethisphere by contacting us at info@ethisphere.com. Please note that we may share your contact information with partners for the limited purpose of ensuring you are not contacted on our behalf. You also have the right to get access to, correct, have deleted or anonymized, or transfer your user data at any time by contacting our Data Protection Officer at the same email address.

Changes to this Policy

Our Privacy Policy is subject to change. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page and we will mark the link to our updated Privacy Policy on the homepage of this website.