Information we collect
Generally, you control the amount and type of information that you provide to us when using our website.
Our legal basis for collecting and processing personal data
Our legal basis for collecting and processing your personal data when you buy our products or services is based on and the necessity for the performance of a contract or to take steps to enter into a contract. Our legal basis for collecting and processing your personal data when you sign up for our newsletter, conference, workshop, services, and product information through our website opt-in forms is based on consent.
What happens if you don’t give us your personal data
Not much. In the worst case, we may not be able to provide you with a full functionality of all our products and services, but this should be an exception. You can access and use most parts of our website without giving us your personal data.
We collect your personal data in the following ways
We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information may include the name of the website from which you entered our website, if any, as well as the name of the website you’ll visit when you leave our website, your internet service provider’s name, your web browser type, the type of mobile device, your computer operating system, and data about your browsing activity when using our website. We use all this information to analyze trends among our users to help improve our website.
When entering and using our website
When you enter and use our website and agree to accept cookies, some of these cookies may contain your personal data.
At user and member registration or when buying products or services
When you register as a user, member, or when buying our products or services, we may collect some or all of the following information: your first and last name, email address, physical address, company name, credit card or other payment information, phone number, user name, password, and other information listed.
Google analytics privacy notice
Our website uses google analytics to collect information about the use of our website. Google analytics collects information from users such as age, gender, interests, demographics, how often they visit our website, what pages they visit, and what other websites they have used before coming to our website.
We use the information we get from google analytics to analyze traffic, remarket our products and services to users, improve our marketing, advertising, and to improve our website. We have enabled google analytics advertising features such as remarketing with google analytics, google display network impression reporting, and google analytics demographics and interest reporting. Google analytics collects only the ip address assigned to you on the date you visit our website, not your name or other identifying information.
We do not combine the information collected using google analytics with personal data. Although google analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our website, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but google. Google also uses specific identifiers to help collect information about the use of our website. For more information on how google collects and processes your data, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
You can prevent google analytics from using your information by opting out at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Social network and platform integration
The services contain integration with social networks and other platforms in which information is shared between us and such platforms. For example, if you create or log into your account through a third-party social media site, we may have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, email address, account information, photo and friends lists, and other information in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site. If you visit our services on a device through which you also interact with social networks or if you interact with us through a social media function such as a plug-in (for example, a facebook “like” button) then you permit us to have on-going access to, to use and to store information from your social network profile (such as your name, email address, your friend list, photo, age, gender, location, birthday, social networking id, current city, and the people/sites you follow) in accordance with this privacy notice.
We use your information to:
- Provide our products and services you have requested or purchased from us
- Personalize and customize our content
- Make improvements to our website
- Contact you with updates to our website
- Resolve problems and disputes
- Contact you with marketing and advertising that we believe may be of interest to you
Communications and emails
When we communicate with you about our website, we will use the email address you provided when you registered as a member or user. We may also send you emails with promotional information about our website or offers from us or our affiliates unless you have opted out of receiving such information.