Effective Date: October 6, 2023
Insight Media Labs, Inc. ("Insight Media Labs", “IML”"we" or "us") is a media company offering industry-focused news and content services in partnership with event organizers, trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits, publishers and corporations (in this document we collectively refer to these organizations, our publishers, social media partners, service providers and certain other parties as our "Business Partners").
If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Collection and Use
We collect information about you in a range of forms, including personal data. Personal data includes any information that, either alone or in combination with other information held about you, identifies you as an individual, including, for example, your name, postal address, email address and telephone number. We collect and use your personal data to:
provide relevant, targeted news and information;
operate, maintain, and improve our Services;
enable our customer service professionals to respond to your questions, concerns and feedback;
send information, including technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.
Data We Collect
Information You Provide Us. in some circumstances IML collects personal data, such as name, email address, postal address, ZIP code and country, from visitors to our Services. Personal data can be used to identify or contact you directly. We typically collect this information when you want to learn more about a service or news/content that we have distributed. When we collect this information directly, we let you know if providing the information is optional or if it is required to provide our Services. In most circumstances our content access does not require any personal data and we collect no personal information.
Information Provided to Us by Our Business Partners. We also collect personal data indirectly when we receive it from our Business Partners. We may combine information we have collected directly from you with information we obtain from Business Partners or other companies.
Information Automatically Collected. We automatically log information about you and your computer or mobile device when you use our Services, including visiting our Website, using one of our landing pages.
For example, when using our Services, how long you spent on a page, access times, the website that referred you to our Services, and information about your use of and actions on our Website are automatically logged. We collect this information about you using pixel tags (see ’Pixel Tags’ section) and Google Analytics.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. They are widely used to enhance website functionality and collect information about your online behavior.
Types of Cookies We Use
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of our website. They enable you to navigate the site and use its features.
Analytical/Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to analyze how visitors use our website, including which pages are most frequently visited. This information helps us improve our website's performance and user experience.
Functionality Cookies: These cookies enhance the functionality of our website by remembering your preferences, such as language or region selection.
Targeting/Advertising Cookies: These cookies are used to deliver personalized content and advertisements based on your browsing habits and interests. They may also be used by third-party advertisers to measure the effectiveness of their ads.
Your Cookie Choices
You can manage your cookie preferences by adjusting your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to block or delete cookies. Please note that blocking essential cookies may affect the functionality of our website.
Additionally, we provide a cookie consent banner upon your first visit to our website, allowing you to accept or decline non-essential cookies.
If you have any questions or concerns about our Cookies Policy or your cookie preferences, please contact us at email@example.com.
Changes to this Policy
We may update this Cookies Policy to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We will post any revisions on our website with an updated effective date.
We may use pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) on our Services to track the actions of users on our Services. A pixel tag is a tiny, opaque graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, which is placed on a website or in an email that is used to monitor the behavior of the user. Pixel tags measure how relevant our content is to our user, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about usage of the Services, so that we can manage our content more effectively and provide our readers with more useful content.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We may share your personal data and other types of data as follows:
Business Partners. Periodically, we may share information, including personal data, collected from you with event organizers, trade associations and other Business Partners with whom we do business. Note we only share data if that Business Partner has a direct relationship with the environment or content that we issue or management. We keep this data siloed. For example, if you visit a news article sponsored by a trade association, we may provide your information to that trade association, including your name, email address, postal address, company and title. That trade association may contact you or invite you to participate in other association activities. We also share de-identified information and/or aggregated information with our Business Partners. We will only share that data to the specific business partner where the news content is being promoted and has a direct relationship with us.
Advertisers and Advertising Networks. We do not share personal data with advertisers, except in accordance with this policy and where you have given us permission to do so. For example, you may give us permission to share your personal data with a third party in connection with an advertiser’s lead generation campaign.
Third Parties. If you supply information directly to , a Business Partner or an advertiser via a registration form in the Service (including our Website and Apps) as part of a promotion, advertiser lead-generation campaign, contest, third-party subscription or similar activity, we may supply both personal data and anonymous data you provide directly to our Business Partner and/or advertiser.
If, a Business Partner or an advertiser is conducting a promotion or campaign on our Website in which your information will be collected by and shared in ways other than as set forth in this Policy, we will disclose such sharing prior to the transfer and you will be given the opportunity to request that your information not be shared. In some cases, you may not be able to participate in a particular promotion or campaign if you have chosen not to share personal data.
WE MAY PROVIDE YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO A THIRD-PARTY COMPANY WITH YOUR CONSENT. BECAUSE WE DO NOT CONTROL THE PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THESE THIRD-PARTY COMPANIES, YOU SHOULD READ AND UNDERSTAND THEIR PRIVACY POLICIES.
We also aggregate information about our subscribers and the ways they use our Services. This information does not identify you personally. We use this information for market research purposes and to improve the quality of the Services we offer. We reserve the right to disclose aggregated, anonymous data we have collected to third parties for any purpose.
Third-Party Service Providers. Except in accordance with this policy, does not rent, sell or share your personal data with nonaffiliated third parties without your consent.
Corporate Restructuring. IML may transfer information, including any personal data, to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets, bankruptcy, or other corporate change. If IML is involved in a merger, acquisition or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal data.
Lawful Basis for Processing
If you are a citizen of the EEA, UK or Switzerland, in order to process your personal data, we must have a lawful reason for doing so. GDPR sets out six lawful bases under which organisations can collect, use and store personal data. We rely on four of the lawful bases:
Necessary for the performance of a contract. If you are a subscriber of content whereby registration is required for access, for example, we will process your personal data on the basis that it is necessary for us to provide our products and services to you.
Consent. In some instances we rely on your specific consent to process your personal information. This is where you have actively agreed and ‘opted-in’, for example; to receive newsletters and marketing communications from us, and you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
Compliance with laws. We may have to process and share your personal data in order to comply with our legal obligations, or to protect our rights or the rights of others.
Legitimate interests. In some situations we rely on our legitimate business interests in order to collect and use your personal data. In these situations, we have conducted a balancing test to carefully consider the impact of the processing on your interests, rights and freedoms. We will only undertake the processing if we are satisfied there is no negative impact on you. We may rely on Legitimate Interests for the following activities:
providing, maintaining, improving and developing our products and services;
sending direct marketing communications about our products and services to subscribers;
sending marketing communications related to the products and services of carefully selected companies in a business-to-business context;
managing suppression and unsubscribe requests;
researching publicly available business contact details;
analysing the use of our products and services;
using analytics to identify usage trends and determining the effectiveness of campaigns;
dealing with queries and complaints;
identifying fraudulent behaviour and ensuring our products and systems are secure.
If you object to our reliance on Legitimate Interests for any purpose please contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IML has security measures in place designed to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our hardware infrastructure is housed in a controlled access facility that restricts access to authorized individuals with positive identification. The network infrastructure is protected by a firewall and traffic is monitored and logged both on the firewall and servers. Administrative access is limited not only to authorized employees but also to specific remote administration protocols. All employees with access to personal data are trained in IML’s security policies and practices. IML will continue to conduct internal reviews of its security systems and make all necessary enhancements to ensure the safety of the Website and its users. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure; therefore, while IML strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
IML’s products and Services are designed for those ages 18 and older. IML does not intentionally gather personal data from visitors who are under the age of 13. If a child under 13 submits personal data to us and we learn that the personal data is the information of a child under 13, IML will delete the information as soon as reasonably practicable. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at email@example.com.
Advertising Choices and Subscription Preferences
IML collects data, including de-identified data, via our Services, and via the websites of our Business Partners and other third parties, to help tailor content. We also may enable Business Partners, advertising networks and other third parties to collect and/or use de-identified data from our Services. You have the ability to opt out. Please note that preferences are stored separately for each browser and device you use, so you may have to repeat the opt-out process if you wish your preferences to apply universally.
Your GDPR Rights
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have a number of important rights free of charge where products and/or services are delivered in the European Economic Area. In summary, those include rights to:
fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information;
require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold;
require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations;
receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations;
object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing;
object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you;
object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information; and
otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) on individuals' rights under GDPR.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your request, please make clear: (i) what personal data is concerned; and (ii) which of the above rights you would like to exercise. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the personal data associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable and, in any event, within one month of your request. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion.
Keeping Your Personal Information Secure
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
International Data Transfer
We are headquartered in the United States and may use service providers that operate in other countries. If we transfer your personal information from the United Kingdom or European Economic Area to a country such that we are required to apply additional safeguards to your personal information under European data protection laws, we will do so. These steps include implementing the European Commission's Standard Contractual Clauses for transfers of personal information to our service providers and business partners. To the extent applicable, may rely on derogations as set forth in Article 49 of the GDPR for the transfer and onward transfer of personal information collected from individuals in Europe to the United States, and other countries that the EU views as not providing adequate data protection. Specifically, we may transfer such information to another party in accordance with our lawful basis for processing. Please contact us for further information about any such transfers or the specific safeguards applied.
We will only retain your personal data as long as reasonably required for you to use the Services, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (for example for regulatory purposes).
Sensitive Personal Data
Subject to the following paragraph, we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal data (for example, social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Services or otherwise to us.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS – YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
(AS PROVIDED BY CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1798.83)
A California resident who has provided personal data to a business with whom he/she/they has established a business relationship for personal, family or household purposes (a "California customer") may request information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of personal data, upon receipt of a reuest by a California customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom personal data was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of personal data that were being disclosed. California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by emailing email@example.com. Please note that we are required to respond to one request per California customer each year and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address.
We hope to resolve any complaint brought to our attention, however, the General Data Protection Regulation also gives you the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in a European Economic Area state or in the United Kingdom if you work, normally live or if any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred in the relevant state. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: +44 (0)303 123 1113.
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