As you use our website and / or (mobile) application(s), become a member, or visit one of our events or webinars, we collect information about you and the services you use. The information we collect falls into three different categories: (1) information you give us; (2) information we collect from you automatically; and (3) information we collect from other sources. Some examples of when we collect this information include when you browse or fill in a form on our website; use our website or mobile application to register for an event, or participate in a survey or promotion.
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Information You Give Us
Some information we collect is provided when you use utilize our services. At some services, you can register, enter contests, fill our relevant contact, membership, or event / webinar registration form(s), subscribe to one of our services such as our Student Internship Program (SIP), Career Membership, e mail newsletters, text message alerts, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. In the course of these various offerings, we often seek to collect from you various forms of information, such as: first and last name, e mail address, designation, company name, phone number. At times, certain events may require additional information (for security clearance purposes) and we may ask you for additional information including postal address, phone number, national identity card or passport number, birth date, demographic information (such as your gender), and any other information you give us. At some services, you may also be able to submit information about other people. For example, you may submit a person’s name, designation, phone number, and e mail address to register for an event.
Information That is Passively / Automatically Collected
We, and our “Partners” who include MDBC affiliates, third party service providers, and distribution or other partners may use automated means to collect various types of Information about you, your computer, or other device used to access our Services. A representative, non – exhaustive list of the types of automatically collected information may include: network or Internet protocol address, and type of browser you are using (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the name of your Internet service provider, and domains used by such providers, mobile network, device identifiers (such as an Apple IDFA or an Android Advertising ID), device settings, browser settings, the web pages of the Services you have visited, Services visited before and after you visit a Service, the type of handheld or mobile device used to view the Service (e.g., iOS, Android), location information, and the content and advertisements you have accessed, seen, forwarded and / or clicked on while visiting the MDBC website. Where possible, we make efforts to anonymize the data so that it is not tied specifically to you.
Please see the section titled Cookies and Other User Targeting Technologies for more information about how the information may be collected and used.
Information We Collect From Other Sources
Some information we collect is publicly available. For example, we may collect information you submit to a blog, a chat room, or a social network like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. We may also collect information about you from other companies and organizations. By gathering additional information about you, we can correct inaccurate information, enhance the security of your transactions, and give you product or service recommendations that are more likely to interest you.
If you are a member of a regulated industry, or if you are subject to additional privacy laws, you may be required to disclose that information here.
Services and Functionality
Some of these technologies are required to allow you to access and use our websites or mobile applications and the various services and functionality we offer. Without these technologies, some of the services and functionality on our websites and mobile applications would not work properly.
Some of these technologies help us analyze and estimate traffic and assess the volume of use of services and functionality on websites and mobile applications. They show us how visitors and customers interact with our digital properties, whether there are any errors, the degree to which certain web pages, applications, services, or functionality are accessed and used, and how they are performing or operating. When these technologies are used for performance monitoring, no information that identifies you is collected.
Some of these technologies enhance the ease of use of our websites and mobile applications and the services and functionality they make available by accelerating load and refresh times and remembering information that you have provided on prior visits to our website, mobile applications, or when you last used a website or mobile application service or functionality.
We may collect information about the location of your device, including GPS location, for purposes of enhancing or facilitating our services, enabling the functionality of our website or mobile applications that provide you with information about upcoming events, enabling you to navigate to the event, “check in” to an event, access information relevant to the event you have registered for, or are attending. We may also use information about the location of the device you are using to help us understand how our website, mobile applications, and other services and functionality are being used and to deliver more relevant services.
internship placement as part of the Student Internship Program, help you find a job
as part of the MDBC Career Membership, help you get your visa, etc.);
Right to Access and Data Portability
We value your trust. That’s why we believe in transparency. At any given time, you have the right to obtain confirmation from us about whether your personal data is being processed, where, and for what purpose. Also, you may request an electronic copy of your personal data, free of charge. This information will be sent to you in a commonly used and machine readable format.
Right to be Forgotten
EU citizens residing in the EU also have the Right to be Forgotten. Also known as Data Erasure, the right to be forgotten entitles you to have us erase your personal data, cease further dissemination of the data, and potentially have third parties halt processing of the data. The conditions for erasure must be met, which means that your data must no longer be relevant to the original purposes for processing, or your consent has been withdrawn. Please note that this right requires that we compare your rights to “the public interests in the availability of the data” when considering such requests.
You can opt out of receiving general distribution e mails (event invitations and reminders, e – Updates, SIP updates, and / or general news and Business Council announcements) and mailings by informing us of your preference in writing at any time, or by updating your preferences via the link provided at the bottom of every general distribution e mail. Your preference settings will also allow you to opt out of our general distribution e mails should you wish to do so. Please note however, that opting out of our general distribution e mails may make us unable to provide you with the full range of MDBC products and / or services.
Similarly, you may opt in to receive text messages or push notifications via our mobile applications. If you wish to opt out of these notifications, you may do so by following the instructions provided within the mobile applications. By downloading and using our mobile applications, you may receive news, information about MDBC, our upcoming events, speakers, products, services, offers, or information about our business partners. These “in app” messages are part of our mobile applications’ functionality and cannot be turned off. If you do not want to receive “in app” messages, offers, news, and information, do not download or use our mobile applications.
Please note that if you opt out of receiving promotional communications from us, we may still send you transactional communications, including e mails about your accounts or purchases.
You may be able to adjust the settings of your device so that information about your physical location is not sent to us or third parties by (a) disabling location services within the device settings; or (b) denying certain websites or mobile applications permission to access location information by changing the relevant preferences and permissions in your mobile device or browser settings. Please note that your location may be derived from your WiFi, Bluetooth, and other device settings. See your device settings for more information.
Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar Technologies
You may be able to reject cookies, web beacons, entity tags, and HTML5 local storage by adjusting the appropriate settings in your browser. Each browser is different, but many common browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari) have preferences or options that may be adjusted to allow you to either accept or reject cookies and certain other technologies before they are set or installed or allow you to remove or reject the use or installation of certain technologies altogether. If you want to learn the correct way to modify your browser settings, please use the Help menu in your browser.
Adobe Flash Player Technology – We allow Adobe to set and enable special cookies that are necessary to deliver video content for Adobe Flash Player. You cannot remove Flash cookies simply by changing your browser settings. If you would like to limit the websites that can store information in Flash cookies on your device, you must visit the Adobe website: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
“Do Not Track” Technology – Some newer web browsers have a “Do Not Track” preference that transmits a “Do Not Track” header to the websites you visit with information indicating that you do not want your activity to be tracked. We currently do not respond to browser “Do Not Track” signals.
MDBC protects your information using technical, physical, and administrative security measures to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of your information. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information we collect and store. While we have employed security technologies and procedures to assist safeguarding your personal information, no system or network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Privacy by Design
We include data protection as an integral part of choosing or designing any system we utilize. We only hold and process the data necessary for the completion of our duties and we limit access to personal data to those individuals needed to act out the processing.
In the case of a data breach, a notification will be sent out to all members where the breach is likely to result in a risk for the rights and freedoms of the affected individuals. This will be done within 72 hours of our becoming award of the breach.
You can contact us by sending an e mail or letter to the following e mail or street address requesting access to, or for the correction of your personal information. Please include your membership information in the request for this service (such as first name, last name, e mail address, and company name). We may ask you to provide additional information for identity verification purposes, or to verify that you are in possession of an applicable e mail account.
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