By using this site, you declare that you are at least the age of majority in your place of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your place of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, purchase a ticket for one of our events, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will ask you directly for your expressed consent. Consent is usually in the form of an affirmative checkbox, or if you’ve met us in-person, we’ll have your verbal consent.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, or for us to store any of your information, at anytime, by contacting us
If it’s just related to our marketing emails, you can opt-out using the link provided at the bottom of every marketing email we send you.
Your right to data portability
You have the right to have a full copy of all the data that we, and our partners hold on you. You just need to contact us for a copy. It may take a while to compile all the information due to the fragmented nature of our data-storage practices.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
When you browse our website, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address, other basic information that your IP address provides (such as the country you’re browsing from) and what browser you’re using. This information is used to inform how we design our website in order to make your experience better.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our events, new products and other updates.
Even if you’ve opted out of receiving marketing emails from us, you still might receive essential service messages from us. Service messages include emails from our team in response to any communications about an event or our awards. We may also request your feedback on our events, awards and other initiatives.
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.