1.HOW WE COLLECT AND MANAGE PERSONAL INFORMATION
1.1 How we collect personal information
Generally we collect your personal information from you directly (for example, when we deal with you in person or over the phone, when you send us correspondence (including via email), when you complete a questionnaire, form or survey, when you subscribe to our e-newsletter or when you use our website or our social media).
We may also collect personal information about you from your use of our websites and information you provide to us through contact mailboxes or through the email newsletter registration process on our websites.
1.2 Where you provide us with personal information about someone else
1.3 Holding personal information
SAS Events holds personal information in hard copy and electronic formats. We take security measures to protect the personal information we hold.
1.4 Purpose for collecting, holding, using and disclosing personal information
SAS Events collects, holds and uses personal information for a number of purposes including:
-to provide professional services
-to respond to requests or queries
-to maintain contact with our clients and other contacts
-to keep our clients and other contacts informed of our services and industry developments
-to verify your identity
-for administrative purposes, including processing payment transactions
-for recruitment purposes
-to conduct surveys
-for seeking your feedback
-to meet any regulatory obligations
-to perform internal statistical analysis, including of our databases and website
-for any other business related purposes.
If you do not provide us with the personal information we have requested, we may not be able to complete or fulfill the purpose for which such information was collected, including providing you or our clients with the services we were engaged to perform.
We do not disclose personal information to third parties for any purpose, unless required to by law.
SAS Events may also use your personal information for the purpose of marketing its services.
If you do not want to receive marketing material from us, you can contact us as detailed below:
-for electronic communications, you can click on the unsubscribe function in the email
-for hard copy documents, you can unsubscribe by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
3.PRIVACY ON OUR WEBSITES
3.1 Automatic collection of personal information
Cookies and other technologies are used by SAS Events and its service providers on our website and through email to automatically collect certain types of information. The collection of this information allows us to customise your online experience, improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of SAS Event’s online presence and to measure the effectiveness of our marketing activities.
3.1.1 IP address
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognise and communicate with one another. Public IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.
Cookies may be placed on your computer or internet-enabled device whenever you visit us online. This allows the site to remember your computer or device and serves a number of purposes.
Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our web sites’ features.
Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers including public IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web sites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.
3.1.3 Google Analytics
3.1.6 Social media widgets and applications
SAS Events web sites may include functionality to enable sharing via third party social media applications, such as the Facebook Like button and Twitter widget. These social media applications may collect and use information regarding your use of SAS Events web sites. Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.
3.2 Links to third party websites
SAS Events also does not endorse, approve or recommend the services or products provided on third party websites.
3.3 Your choices
You have several choices regarding your use of SAS Events websites. In general, you are not required to provide personal information when you visit our websites. However, if you apply to receive information about our services, events and industry updates or wish to apply for a job, provision of certain personal information will generally be required.