to this website only.
At www.aphpba2019.org (hereafter referred to as ‘WEBSITE’), the SECRETARIAT respects its participants and understands that you are concerned about
SECRETARIAT’s use of your information, and how you may access some of the data you provide to the SECRETARIAT.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact our Privacy Protection Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
The SECRETARIAT collects various types of information depending upon how you use the WEBSITE:
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a website, which is saved on your hard disk by your computer's browser. It holds information a site may need to interact with you and
personalize your experience. At the WEBSITE, we use two kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies exist only for as long as your browser remains open.
Once you exit your browser, they go away. The SECRETARIAT uses session cookies to maintain information we need to have in order for you to register for the CONGRESS. For example,
the Session ID cookie that we ask your browser to hold retains the ID for My Page. Without the Session ID cookie, you cannot add and modify any information that you input at the time
of your sign-up.
Persistent cookies, in contrast, last from visit to visit; they do not go away when you exit your browser. At the WEBSITE, we use persistent cookies to give you a more personalized browse
and to help you navigate the WEBSITE more efficiently. The SECRETARIAT will use your information to enhance your site experience. However, you can use the WEBSITE without accepting
a persistent cookie. To do so, you should set your browser options to reject persistent cookies. Alternatively, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, which
gives you the opportunity to decide whether you want to accept it or not. In many instances, the Help button on your browser toolbar will tell you how you can take these steps.
Cookies can be used by a website to recognize you. But that does not necessarily mean any personal information is stored in the cookies. At the WEBSITE, we store no personal information
about you in the cookies. Anything you choose to tell us about yourself (such as your address and email address) is stored safely and separately on our secured servers, and you need
to provide a password to access it.
trafficked and determine the best method to improve the experience for visitors. On the web, cookies help us develop a similar understanding so that we can continue to improve the
arrangement, product offerings, registration and abstract submission at the WEBSITE.
The SECRETARIAT may use your information in a number of ways, including the following:
The information gathered may be shared with the A-PHPBA 2019 Organizing Committee and our family associations. We also share the information with third parties, including responsible
committees with which we have a relationship. For example:
In most of the above situations, these third parties will receive your information because you will be visiting their websites or using their links and, in doing so, you may provide information
directly to them. You therefore should refer to their privacy policies to understand how they handle your information and what kinds of choices you have.
The SECRETARIAT also may share your personal information with outside companies that perform services for the CONGRESS. For example, we may retain an outside company to manage a database
containing certain participants’ information or to create and distribute an email offering. In those situations, the outside party is performing work for the WEBSITE, and the SECRETARIAT
includes language in its contracts stating that your information is to be used only to provide the services requested by the SECRETARIAT.
Additionally, the SECRETARIAT may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law or to protect the SECRETARIAT’s interests or property. This may
include sharing information with other companies, committees, lawyers, credit bureaus, agents or government agencies in connection with issues related to fraud, credit or debt collection.
In the event that some or all of the business assets of the CONGRESS are sold or transferred, we generally would transfer the corresponding information about the participants of the CONGRESS.
Finally, the SECRETARIAT may share your personal information with unrelated outside companies so that they can directly promote the services to you if we feel that the companies offer
services that we believe may be of interest. We also may provide you with the opportunity to create account on our website to receive email offers from other companies.
The SECRETARIAT provides you with a number of choices regarding our handling of your personal information.
If you wish to change your email preferences, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any SECRETARIAT’s e-mail and describe the request such as “Please do not send me email,"
or “Keep my email address private."
Note: Once you have submitted your email opt-out request, you should assume that it has been successfully received and your request is being processed. Please allow us 10 business days
from when the request is received to complete the removal, as some of our promotions may already have been in process before you submitted your request.
You also may use the address and phone number above to request that we not reveal your personal information to unrelated third parties for marketing purposes. If you choose to write to
the SECRETAIAT, please include your name, address, and credit card account number to be used for settlement and state "NO THIRD PARTY SHARING" in your request.
If you are a user who has already signed up for the CONGRESS, you can update your information in “My Page,” and if you have questions about your status, you may also check them online
in “My Page.”
If you would like, you may also an email to the SECRETARIAT.
Questions regarding your charge account may be forwarded to our Credit Customer Service Department.
The SECRETARIAT has put in place various physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to try to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. For example, private account
and customer information is located on a secured server behind a firewall; it is not directly connected to the Internet. Encryption is a process by which a message or information
is scrambled while it is in transit to the SECRETARIAT. It is based on a key that has two different parts, public and private. The public part of the key is distributed to those with
whom you want to communicate. The private part is for the recipient's use only. So long as you use a browser that allows for encryption, when you send personal information to the
SECRETARIAT, you use a public key to encrypt your personal information. If your information is intercepted during the transmission, it is scrambled and very difficult to decrypt.
Once we receive your encrypted personal information, we use the private part of our key to decode it.
Please note however that while we implement many security measures on this site, 100% security cannot be guaranteed.
Thank you for your visit to the WEBSITE. If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please email the SECRETARIAT (email@example.com).