This document is to explain how we treat personal information about you with respect and discretion while fulfilling our organization goals. We try to involve personal info about you as little as possible. We do this out of our own desire and according to the general data protection regulations (GDPR) by the EU. This policy applies to personal info gathered from our website as well as to all other personal info of our members and potential future members.
We use Google Analytics to track what our website visitors do
We do this in order to understand what content our website visitors like and what they possibly don’t find interesting. We do this to gain a better understanding of the areas of our site that visitors like and don’t like. We can then put more efforts into creating content and services that is appreciated by members, vendors/partners, and the general public.
We do not get any personal information about you, not even an IP address, using Google’s tracking tools. We only see things like ‘this many (just a number) people have visited this page’, ‘that many clicked that link’ and ‘according to Google’s data that we have no access to, this many of our website visitors are located in this country or state. The same principle applies to other tracking tools and cookies that we may take in use. They give us valuable information about what our visitors have viewed and interacted with while at our website, but no info about who our website visitors are.
Event registrations, membership sign-ups, other forms
These actions will naturally send us the information about yourself that you enter into the form. By submitting a form you grant us the right to store the information that you give us and any additional information that you may give to us in follow-up communication. Still, we only store what is necessary for the relationship with you. EU’s GDPR regulation grants you the right to at any point in time and at no charge:
- Ask to see what personal information we have about you – all of it.
- Correct any information about you that may have changed.
- Get the personal information transferred, but this not that applicable for our service.
- Restrict in some way the utilization of the personal information that we have about you.
- ‘To be forgotten’, meaning that all info about you will be eradicated.
What we do with the personal information about you
If you or a company that you represent is a member or a potential future member or partner/sponsor of our company, we will enter your information into our database in order to contact you more easily and/or manage your membership.
Data privacy and security
In case of a data breach, we will inform the subjects of the personal data compromised as soon as possible after detecting the breach. We will then cooperate with the persons in question to minimize any possible harm from the breach.
Business critical and fraud prevention data
We capture some data strictly for the purpose of ensuring website, network, and information systems availability and security. Some of this data might include IP addresses and information about your browser. We do not use this information to target any communications and marketing material to you. We use this data solely for the purpose of making sure our site is working and blocking malicious actions towards this site.