In addition to any information that you choose to submit to us, we or selected third parties may use technologies that store or access information already stored on your computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device whenever you visit or interact with our website.
Methods that may be used to store or access information already stored on your device include the following:
o Cookies – a text file placed on a device when a user visits a website. Cookies can be temporary (e.g., session), or permanent (e.g., persistent). They can also be first party (e.g., placed by us), or third party (e.g., placed by a third party advertiser or advertisements server);
o Flash cookies – a data file (or locally shared object) placed on your device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that can be built-in to or downloaded by you to your device. This can operate across browsers;
o HTML5 – HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage and do not require a plug-in; and
o ETag or entity tag – an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL that acts as a form of device identifier.
We use the technologies above to deliver, measure, and improve our website in several ways, including:
1.1 to log you into your Account;
1.2 to protect your security;
1.3 to let you to view content with limited distribution; and
1.4 to help us detect and fight spam, abuse, and other activities that violate the Website Terms and Conditions.
These technologies help authenticate your login information and prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your account. They also let us show you appropriate content through our services.
2.1 to remember information about your browser and your preferences;
Cookies help us remember your preferred language, or the country that you are in. We can then provide you with content in your preferred language without having to ask you each time you visit the website.
3.1 to help us improve and understand how people use our services; and
3.2 to review the functionality of individual pages.
We optimize and improve your experience by using cookies to see how you interact with our services, such as when and how often you use them, and what links you click on. We may use Google Analytics to assist us with this.
4.1 To customize our services with more relevant content.
Local storage allows us to suggest events and educational sessions that are more appropriate to your area and interests.
The information provided about the types of third-party information storage and gathering that we use on our website does not apply to applications, technologies, or sites that are owned and/or operated by other parties. This includes any app developers, third party advertisers, or third party ad servers who may use our technology to store or collect data, and any third parties that embed our technology in their apps or advertisements to facilitate download tracking or advertisement serving.
Your Consent and Your Right to Refuse the Use of Information Collection Technologies
Regular cookies can generally be disabled or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers and can be blocked in the future in some instances by selecting certain settings. Each browser you use will need to be set separately. Different browsers offer different functionality and options in this regard. These tools may not be available for Flash cookies or HTML5 cookies. More information on disabling Flash cookies is available on Adobe's website.
Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies, some parts of our website will not work. When you revisit our website, your ability to limit cookies is subject to your browser.