Please read this Policy carefully before submitting any personal information to the Conference. Also, please note that this Policy does not apply to our processing of personal information on behalf of, and subject to the instructions of, third parties such as the Conference convention center, appointed hotels, Conference Proceedings publisher and other service providers, affiliated companies, marketing partners, or other authors and conference participants. Click on one of the links below to visit a specific section:
At every author or conference participant interaction, the Conference may collect personal information. In addition to any other information you may choose to provide to us, collected personal information may include your name and contact information, preferred communication methods, business name, title and business address, date of arrival and departure, and details about hotel and airline itineraries you book. We may also record details on joint travelers, including their names and ages.
In addition, we collect other personal information when you interact with the Conference in various ways, such as:
We use your personal information to provide Conference services such as: paper, poster and tutorial proposals submission, proposals' review and notification of the outcome, collection of the camera ready versions and publication of the accepted proposals, registration for the Conference, participation in a tutorial, participation in the exhibition of the Conference, publication of the Conference program, and other transactions. We also use the personal information to provide you with information about meeting and event planning and access to specific account information for administrative purposes. In addition, we may use the information to improve the Conference's services, as well as the performance and usability of this web site. We also use details to send you newsletters, promotions and featured specials, and to conduct online surveys, and other promotional operations for this event and future events via email, or postal mail.
The Conference in order to provide all the required services may share your personal information with other service providers that may be located in countries outside of your own. Although the data protection laws of these various countries may not be as comprehensive as those in your own country, the Conference will take appropriate steps to ensure that your personal information is handled as described in this Policy.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18 years of age. As a parent or legal guardian, please do not to allow your children to submit personal information without your permission.
The term "sensitive information" refers to information related to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership. We do not generally collect sensitive information unless it is volunteered by you. We may use health data provided by you exclusively to serve you better and meet your particular needs.
When you visit and interact with this web site, the Conference and third parties with whom the Conference has contracted to provide services to the Conference, may collect non-personal information (for example, a catalog of the web site pages you visit).
As with many other sites, our web site uses "cookies" or other technologies to help us deliver content specific to your interests, to process your requests, and/or to analyze your visiting patterns. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to disclose your individual identity. This information identifies your browser, but not you, to our servers when you visit our web site. If you want to remove cookies at any time from your computer, you can delete them using your browser (consult your browser's "help" menu to learn how to delete cookies).
Because non-personal information does not personally identify you, we may use or disclose such information for any purpose. In some instances, we may combine non-personal information with personal information (such as embedding e-mail addresses in cookies). If we do combine any non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated by us as personal information in accordance with this Policy.
If you have registered for a CMS Account, the information you provided to us at the time of registration may be accessed, reviewed and updated at any time by signing in using your Username and Password and clicking on "User Profile". Please also note that a CMS account can also be created following an invitation for a special event or paper session.
To the extent required by applicable law, you may be able to request that we inform you about the personal information we maintain about you and, where appropriate, request that we update, correct, and/or suppress personal information about you that we maintain in our active database. We will make all required updates and changes within the time specified by the applicable law. Such requests must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to the following postal address: World Conference Services Inc, Attn: Costumer Privacy Department, 37-14 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11103, USA. To protect your confidentiality, we can only respond to such requests to the email address that you have registered or otherwise provided to us. Please remember that if you make such a request, we may not be able to provide you with the same quality and variety of services to which you are accustomed.
In addition, in some circumstances based on applicable law, you may request that we cease sharing personal information about you with our business partners or that the Conference ceases the use of personal information about you by email to email@example.com or in writing to the following postal address: World Conference Services Inc, Attn: Costumer Privacy Department, 37-14 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11103, USA. We will seek to honor those requests consistently with applicable law.
The Conference will take appropriate measures to: (i) protect personal information collected against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction, and (ii) keep personal information accurate and up-to-date, consistent with applicable law.
We also seek to require our affiliates and service providers to exercise reasonable efforts to maintain the confidentiality of personal information about you. For online transactions, we use technology to protect the personal information that you transmit to us via our web site. Unfortunately, however, no security system or system of transmitting data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be entirely secure.
For your own privacy protection, we encourage you not to include sensitive personal information in any emails you may send to us. Please do not send credit card numbers or any sensitive personal information to us via email.
We retain personal information about you for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by applicable law.
If you have given us your contact information (mail address, fax number, email address or phone number), we may want to inform you about our services or invite you to events by email, telephone or post.
If you prefer not to receive marketing materials from us, you may change your preferences at any time by: (i) sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (ii) in writing (including also your email address) to the postal address World Conference Services Inc, Attn: Costumer Privacy Department, 37-14 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11103, USA; or (iii) using the unsubscribe procedure in the email you receive from us.
We will update your preferences as soon as reasonably practical.
Please note, however, that if you "opt out" as described above, we will not be able to remove your personal information from the databases of affiliates or business partners with which we have already shared your personal information (i.e., to which we have already provided your personal information as of the date of your opt-out request).
Conference participants who reside in California and have provided their personal information to the HCI International 2014 Conference may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us by email to email@example.com or in writing to the following postal address: World Conference Services Inc, Attn: Costumer Privacy Department, 37-14 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11103. Within thirty days of receiving such a request, we will provide you a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address specified in this paragraph.
We may modify this Policy from time to time. When we make material changes to this policy we will post the revised policy on the homepage of our web site. You can tell when this Policy was last updated by looking at the date at the top of the Policy. Any changes to our Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Policy on the web site. Use of the web site following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy then in effect.
If you have any questions or you need additional information about this Policy or how the HCI International 2014 Conference processes your personal information, please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to World Conference Services Inc, Attn: Costumer Privacy Department, 37-14 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11103, USA.