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At ActualTech Marketing, LLC, d/b/a ActualTech Media (“We”), we take online privacy seriously. We know that the privacy of your personal information is important to you. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat the information we collect when you visit this website, actualtechmedia.com, and our affiliated websites, including websites promoting our events or content (together, the “websites”).

Your use of the websites is based on the assumption of your acceptance of how we operate, as indicated in this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) and other policies, terms, conditions, and guidelines published on the websites. Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our websites. By accessing or using the websites, you agree to this privacy policy.

We may collect and use your personal information and the contents of all of your online communications on or through the websites as necessary to operate the websites and provide you with our services and content. We use the term “personal information” to describe information that can reasonably be associated with you and can be used to identify you. Personal information does not include information that has been deidentified or aggregated.

 

Applicability

This Policy applies to personal information we collect through our websites, as well as to personal information we collect by other means, whether online or offline. This Policy does not apply to personal information that we may collect or receive from websites operated by other companies or from our business partners, including any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or through the websites. Inclusion of a link to a third-party website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices.  Please refer to each website’s privacy policy to understand their use of information.

 

Information We May Collect

We may collect personal information from the following sources:

  •  directly from you (i.e., information you enter into our website including survey responses)
  • indirectly from your interactions with our technologies or our website
  • public records
  • people search databases
  • online directories
  • other service providers

We may collect the following categories of personal information about persons who interact with our website or use our services:

  •  personal, registration, and contact information, including name, location information, email address, home address, phone number, social networking information, signatures
  •  professional or employment information, including company name, job titles, department, business phone numbers, business address, corporate website, employment history, professional designations, educational information
  •  information about your computer and internet connection including IP address, cookies, operating system, browser type, information about your visit to the websites, and data concerning interaction with the websites
  •  profile information, including profiles reflecting a person’s preferences, such as interests, hobbies, behaviors, attitudes, aptitudes
  •  demographic information, including age, race, ethnicity, gender identification, disability status, citizenship

We also may collect the following categories of information about the organizations of persons who interact with the websites and use our services:

  •  identifying information, including name, location, industry, size, business address, business phone numbers, business website, email addresses, job titles
  •  IP address, cookies, and data concerning interaction with our website
  •  pages visited and content engaged with
  •  inquiries, partial inquiries or contact forms, even if abandoned or not submitted

 

You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (for example, your user name or e-mail address) via comments, messages, postings, or in other public areas of the websites, that information can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. These activities are beyond our control.

We may also provide social media features on the website that enable you to share personal information with your social networks and to interact with the websites. Depending on the features, your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of personal information about you. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media sites with which you interact.

 

How We Use the Personal Information We Collect

We may use the personal information we collect from persons who interact with the websites for one or more of the following business or commercial purposes:

  •  to communicate with you and provide services to you
  •  to tailor your experience on the websites by showing you content that we think you might be interested in, and to display the content according to your preferences
  •  to find additional data without you having to enter it
  •  to process payments and assist in the ordering and sales process
  •  to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it
  •  to conduct audits
  •  to detect and protect against security incidents
  •  to market and advertise our company and its products and services
  •  to meet legal, regulatory, and compliance requirements
  •  to create security and data analytics, to debug the websites, or for strategic development

 

When you register for an event on any of the websites, we will add you to our mailing list and we will share your registration information with the sponsors of the event and other partners and advertisers (collectively, “Sponsors”).  BY REGISTERING FOR THE EVENT, YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO RECEIVING PROMOTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, VIA PHONE AND/OR EMAIL, FROM US AND FROM SPONSORS. You may unsubscribe from our communications at any time, as described below. If you wish to unsubscribe from the Sponsors’ communications, you must contact the Sponsors directly. We are not responsible for the “opt out” policies and practices of the Sponsors.

 

How We Share Personal Information

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or as required by law, we will not disclose, sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information.

We share your registration information with our sponsors, partners, and advertisers, and we may share aggregated demographic and profile data with advertisers, some of whom may be a company located outside of the United States. Also, we may share personal information about you with third parties when we engage them to perform services, including maintenance services, hosting, data storage, security, analytics and data analysis, payment processing, marketing, email and text message distribution, customer service, providing certain interactive tools, and conducting surveys. Third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser and may use non-personally identifiable information about your visit to the websites to provide advertisements about good and services that may be of interest to you. How these third-party companies use your non-personally identifiable information is beyond our control. Cookies can be blocked or deleted via your browser’s privacy settings.

We will disclose information about individual users to governmental or judicial authorities, law enforcement agencies, or other individuals or entities when required to do so by law, such as in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes. Finally, we may share information to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities or fraud, or to enforce this Policy and other policies, terms, conditions, and guidelines published on the websites.

 

Special Rights for Residents of Certain States

Residents of certain states may have enumerated privacy rights including :

  •  the right to confirm whether we process their personal information
  •  access and delete certain personal information
  •  data portability
  •  opt-out of personal data processing for targeted advertising and sales
  •  correct inaccuracies in their personal information, taking into account the information's nature processing purpose
  •  opt-out of profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects

 

These rights may be applicable to you. To exercise any of these rights please submit a request here: https://www.actualtechmedia.com/contact/. Your request will be reviewed and if appropriate, the requested action will be taken.

California residents may have the right to request that the company disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose the following information to you, unless an exception applies:

  •  The categories of personal information we collected about you
  •  The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you
  •  Our business or commercial purpose for collecting that personal information
  •  The categories of third parties with whom we shared that personal information
  •  The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you
  •  If we disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, a list identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained

 

You may also have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

In order to verify your identity for the request, we will generally require the matching of sufficient information you provide us to the information we maintain about you in our systems. Although we try to limit the personal information collected in connection with a request to exercise the right to know and the right to deletion, certain requests may require us to obtain additional personal information from you. In certain circumstances, we may decline a request to exercise the right to know and right to deletion, particularly where we are unable to verify your identity. If you have an authorized agent, that person also may submit requests relating to your rights. We will need to verify the agent’s identity and his/her authority to act on your behalf.

To exercise your rights under California law, please submit a request to https://www.actualtechmedia.com/contact/, and please include “California Privacy Rights” in the message field of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code.

You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment for exercising any of the rights described above. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of these privacy rights, except that the deletion of your personal information may prevent us from providing you content, invitation, or benefit that depends on the processing of your personal information.

 

Children Under the Age of 18

The websites are not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any personal information to or on the websites. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on the websites or through any of its features, register on the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of the websites, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.

 

International Users

We are headquartered in the United States. The websites are hosted and administrated in the United States or hosted with cloud service providers who are headquartered in the United States and are intended for users in the United States.

The websites and this Privacy Policy are governed by U.S. law. If you are located outside the United States, be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the websites will be processed in, transferred to and stored in the United States and will be subject to U.S. law. U.S. privacy and data protection laws may not be as comprehensive as the laws of your country of residence.

By using the websites or providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States, and you consent to such activities being governed exclusively by U.S. law. By using the websites, you consent to the application of U.S. laws with respect to any dispute arising from your use of the websites or in connection with this Privacy Policy, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts of the United States with respect to all such disputes.

The websites are not targeted at users outside of North America. GDPR Data Subject Requests Citizens of the EU may submit a Data Subject Request to us via our online contact form, selecting "GDPR Data Subject Request" as the contact reason from the drop-down menu. The contact form is available here.

 

Opting Out of Communications

Communications from us may include requested communications, such as email newsletters or updates that you expressly requested or consented to receive, and general communications, such as information about products, services, or special offers.

You may “opt out” of receiving any further communications from us by (i) selecting the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any of our email communications, or (ii) emailing us at contactprefs@actualtechmedia.com with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

 

Modifications to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.  Updated versions of the Privacy Policy will appear on this website and are effective immediately.  You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Privacy Policy.  Continued use of the websites after any such changes constitutes your consent to such changes.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us here:
https://www.actualtechmedia.com/contact/

 

Last Updated: July, 2022