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Your privacy is criticallyimportant to us

At Scientific Symposiums International we have a few fundamental principles:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it and the only reasons would be to join our newsletter or register for a course.
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation.

BELOW IS OUR PRIVACY POLICY WHICH INCORPORATES THESE GOALS:

It is Scientific Symposiums International’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Personal Data

While using our website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal data that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personal Data may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City, Country
  • Job title, profession, affiliate

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Scientific Symposiums International collects information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Scientific Symposiums International’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Scientific Symposiums International’s visitors use its website.

Use of your information - Grounds for Using Your Personal DataM

As mentioned, the information that Scientific Symposiums International collects and stores relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, Scientific Symposiums International relies on the following lawful grounds to collect and process any personal data you may have provided:

Legitimate Business Interests: To send along information you have requested from Scientific Symposiums International relating to our services and to provide information on other services which Scientific Symposiums International feels may be of interest to you if you have consented to receive such information, which are legitimate business interests. To notify you about any changes to the Scientific Symposiums International website, such as improvements or service changes, that may affect our service. If you are an existing customer, Scientific Symposiums International may contact you with information about services like those which were the subject of a previous transaction with you.

Performance of Contract: To meet Scientific Symposiums International’s contractual commitments to you and in performance of contractual obligations to you.

User Consent: If you are a registered user of the Scientific Symposiums International website and have supplied your email address and provided consent, Scientific Symposiums International may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new courses, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Scientific Symposiums International. We primarily use our newsletter to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Scientific Symposiums International takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.If you are a new customer, Scientific Symposiums International will only contact you when you have provided consent and only by those means you provided consent for.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information – Sharing and Disclosure

Scientific Symposiums International does not share your personal information with others except as indicated within this policy or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared.

  • Analytics. Specifically, for analytics providers, we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics which is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout - for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with

    Please note at this time, we do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include "do not track" instructions.

Third Party service providers, employees or contractors.

Scientific Symposiums International discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Scientific Symposiums International’s behalf or to provide services available at Scientific Symposiums International’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Scientific Symposiums International’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Scientific Symposiums International will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

To Comply with legal process or to protect Scientific Symposiums International

Other than to its employees or contractors as described above, Scientific Symposiums International discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Scientific Symposiums International believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Scientific Symposiums International, third parties or the public at large.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Scientific Symposiums International uses cookies to help Scientific Symposiums International identify and track visitors, their usage of Scientific Symposiums International website, and their website access preferences. Scientific Symposiums International visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Scientific Symposiums International’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Scientific Symposiums International’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Storing your personal data/Transfer of Data

Scientific Symposiums International operates its site in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, please know that your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States. By using this site and providing Scientific Symposiums International with information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States. It is important to note that the privacy laws in the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in other countries such as the European Union. Scientific Symposiums International service providers use appropriate safeguards to transfer your personal data to the United States.

  • Scientific Symposiums International may transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of headquarters for processing and storing. In addition, it may be processed by staff operating outside the office area who work for us or for one of our suppliers. For example, such staff may be engaged in the processing and concluding of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. Scientific Symposiums International will take all reasonable steps to make sure that your data is treated securely and in agreement with this privacy policy.
  • Data that is provided to Scientific Symposiums International is stored on our secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into via the Scientific Symposiums International site will be encrypted to ensure its safety.
  • The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore Scientific Symposiums International cannot guarantee the security of data sent to Scientific Symposiums International electronically and the transmission of such data is entirely at your own risk. Where Scientific Symposiums International has given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain areas of the Scientific Symposiums International site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

Third party links

Scientific Symposiums International may have links on the Scientific Symposiums International site to other sites that Scientific Symposiums International does not operate. If you click on a third-party link, you will be taken directly to that site which is governed by its own privacy notice. Scientific Symposiums International strongly encourages you to read their privacy notice. Scientific Symposiums International does not control that site and assume no responsibility for the content, policies or its practices.

Choices and Individual Rights:

Scientific Symposiums International aims to take reasonable steps, so you can correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.

Scientific Symposiums International outlines your choices below:

  • E-mail. As described above, if you do not wish to receive promotional e-mails from Scientific Symposiums International, you may opt out at any time. If you opt out of a promotional e-mail, Scientific Symposiums International may still send you transactional and administrative emails about this privacy notice or about the services you have purchased,
  • Cookies. Your browser’s help function should contain instructions on how to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or to not receive cookies at any time.
  • Right to Lodge a Complaint. For European Union residents, if you feel that Scientific Symposiums International’s processing of your personal data infringes on data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state where you habitually reside, your place of work or the location of the alleged infringement. If you are located outside of the European Union, you may have rights under privacy laws in the jurisdiction where you live.

Security

Scientific Symposiums International uses reasonable administrative, logical, physical and managerial measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access, use and modification. Unfortunately, no measures can be guaranteed to provide 100% security. Accordingly, Scientific Symposiums International cannot guarantee the security of your information.

Sensitive Data

Scientific Symposiums International request that you do not send us any sensitive data such as social security or national identification numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health data, biometrics or genetic, criminal background or trade union membership information. If you do send Scientific Symposiums International this information, then you are consenting to its processing in accordance with this privacy notice. To avoid processing of sensitive data, do not submit it.

Contacting us

Scientific Symposiums International welcomes any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this policy please do not hesitate to contact us at info@scientificsymposiums.com or call us at (925) 376-0217. If you would prefer to write, then our contact address is:
135 Fernwood Drive, Moraga, CA 94556

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Scientific Symposiums International may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in its sole discretion.

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