What Personal Information Do We Collect Through This Site?
Information You Provide to Us
We collect the personal information you knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use this Site, for example, the information you provide when you participate in a forum, subscribe to e-newsletters, participate in a member satisfaction survey, or send us questions and comments using our “contact us” page. This information may include, for example, your name, address, e-mail address and phone number.
Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser
We may collect information that is sent to us automatically by your Web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the address of the Web page you were visiting when you accessed this Site, the name and version of your operating system and browser, and the date and time of your visit. The information we receive depends on the settings on your network or Internet Service Provider (ISP). Please check with your network administrator or ISP if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings. The information provided by your browser and stored in our web server logs does not identify you personally. We use this non-personal information primarily to create statistics that help us improve this Site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. In addition, under appropriate circumstances, for example, if we receive a subpoena or suspect fraud, we may share our Web server logs – which contain visitors’ IP addresses – with law enforcement authorities or others who may use that information to trace and identify individuals.
Information We Collect Using Cookies
Information We Collect Using Web Beacons, Clear Gifs, and Similar Web Technologies.
In addition to cookies, we may also use “Web beacons,” “clear gifs,” and similar Web technologies to collect information about our visitors and the ways they use this Site. For example, if we send an e-mail to you, the e-mail may contain a Web beacon. The Web beacon sends a signal back to us when you open the e-mail so that we can track the effectiveness of our e-mail campaigns. The information we collect using these technologies does not identify you personally, however we may link this information to information that identifies you personally, such as your e-mail address.
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may update and supplement the information collected through this Site with information we collect in other ways, for example, information you provide to us when you register for a conference off-line.
How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
We may use the personal information collected through this Site
• to provide you with the information, and services you request
• to provide you with a personalized online experience;
• to invite you to participate in surveys;
• to better understand your needs and interests;
• to improve the content, functionality and usability of this Site;
• to improve our products and services;
• to improve our marketing and promotional efforts;
• for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes; and
• for any other purpose we identify in a specific Privacy Notice.
What Choices Do You Have?
You may browse this Site without providing any information that identifies you personally and may choose not to provide the information we request, although this may mean that you can not take advantage of other features of this Site.
All Email Communications
You may “opt out” of receiving all e-mail communications from WTO by following the instructions contained in the last e-mail communication you received, or by sending us an e-mail.
If you have questions about these options, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Unsolicited Comments and Feedback
Unless subject to a separate agreement between you and WTO, any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like (collectively, “Feedback”) that you send to us through this Site will be treated as nonconfidential and nonproprietary. WTO assumes no obligation to protect such Feedback from disclosure and will be free to reproduce, use and distribute the Feedback to others for any purpose and without restriction. By submitting Feedback through this Site, you are granting WTO a non-exclusive, unrestricted, perpetual and irrevocable license to use your Feedback and any related know-how for any purpose whatsoever, without compensating you in any way, including, but not limited to, developing and marketing products and services incorporating such Feedback.
WTO has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of personal information that we have collected from or about you. WTO is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act for any data it may collect that is subject to this regulation. It is important that you understand, however, that no Web site or database is completely secure or “hacker proof.” You are also responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure or misuse.
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Children and Minors
This Site is not directed at nor targeted to minors (under the age of 18). We do not use this Site to knowingly solicit personal information from or market to minors, and we ask that if you are a minor you not submit any personal information to us