Last Updated: July 26, 2010
In General. We may collect personal information that can identify you such as your name and e-mail address and other information that you provide to us. We may also collect information that does not identify you. When you provide personal information through our Service or through our website, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States.
In general. We may use information that we collect about you to:
We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information we have collected about you or your activities on our web site, while using our Service or through our conference-planning clients.
Personal information. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:
Aggregated and non-personal information. We may share aggregated and non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our Service. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell our clients the number of visitors to our Service and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any personal information and may be used to develop Service content and features that we hope you and other users will find of interest and to target content and advertising.
If you have not been asked by us or our conference-planning clients to fill out an information profile nor have you expressed permission to include personal information on the Service, the personal information about you that will be viewable by other users, attendees, sponsors and exhibitors will typically be limited to your name, professional affiliation and title, and if the conference is a reunion, your class year and/or other defining group chosen by our conference-planning clients. We will not publish your email address or other specific contact information on the Service without your consent, which may be obtained directly by us or through our conference-planning clients. If you have been asked to fill out a profile and you have elected to provide personal information, you will be given contact and other information at that time as to how you may change any profile information or opt-out of providing profile information. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our Service.
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption in the transmission of your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.
We want you to feel confident using our Service. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure e-mail. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
We may provide areas on our Service where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others or upload content (e.g., pictures). Such postings are governed by our Terms of Service. You should be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on a publicly-viewable service, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your e-mail address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information.
Our website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.