Privacy policy

Our privacy policy

Protecting your privacy is important to Key Media. We strive to keep your personal information confidential. By ensuring that you are aware of and understand our privacy policy, we can provide you with better service. Please take a moment to read the following policy to learn how we handle your personal information.

Why we collect personal information

Key Media collects and uses your personal information to give you superior customer service, to provide you with convenient access to our products and services, and to make a wider range of products and services available to you. In addition, we use your personal information to keep you up to date on the latest conferences, events and magazine announcements.

What information we collect, and how we collect it

We collect information about you in two ways:

  1. We ask for and collect information directly from you. For instance, we might ask for your contact information when you correspond with us, register to attend a conference or event. In addition, when you register for a new conference, event or monthly update, we collect and store the information you provide in a secure database.
  2. We also collect information automatically, based on your usage of the Website. Similar to other commercial websites, this Website utilizes standard technology called "cookies" and web server logs to collect information about how the Website is used. Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s hard drive. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this Website, and the websites visited just before and just after this Website. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of our Website will not operate correctly if you disable cookies. You should consult with your browser’s provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

How we use your personal information

We use your personal information to provide you with information or content based on that information, or to notify you of other products or services which may be of interest to you. We also use non-identifying information collected on our Website in the aggregate to better understand your use of the Website and to enhance your enjoyment and experience. For example, we may use the information to improve the design and content of our Website or to analyze the programs and services that we offer.

We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Our employees, agents and contractors who have access to your information are required to protect the information in a manner that is consistent with this privacy statement.

We may provide access to your information when legally required to do so, to co-operate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of this Website, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights, or to protect the rights and safety of visitors to this Website or the public. In those instances, the information is provided only for those limited purposes.

We will not share your information in ways unrelated to those described above without providing you with an opportunity to opt out of such use or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

When we disclose personal information

Because Key Media is a global company, your personal information may be shared with other Key Media business units around the world. Please note that other countries may not guarantee the same level of protection for personal information as the one in which you reside. We are taking appropriate steps to provide an adequate level of protection to your personal information and no matter where you live, your personal information will be processed in accordance with the other provisions of this privacy statement. By using our Website, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer. Key Media may also occasionally share your contact information with carefully selected partnering companies, to keep you informed about related announcements.

How we protect your personal information

Key Media safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the internet, and recommend that you take measures to protect your own personal information, such as changing your passwords often, using a combination of letters and numbers in your passwords, and ensuring that you use a secure browser.

Updating or correcting the personal information we hold

If you believe that there are errors in the personal information we hold, or if you would like to update your personal information, please contact us via the details on the Contact Us section of this Website so that we can take steps to amend your information.

Use of the Website by children

Key Media does not knowingly solicit personal information from children or send them requests for personal information.

Links to other sites

This Website contains links to third party sites as well as to other sites owned and/or operated by Key Media. Please be aware that Key Media is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party sites. Please also be aware that the privacy policies of other Key Media sites may differ significantly from the privacy policy of this Website. Therefore, we encourage our users to read the privacy statement of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by this Website

This privacy policy is subject to change at any time. We encourage you to review the privacy policy regularly for any changes.

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