What information do we gather?
Information on visiongain.com is gathered in two ways: Indirectly (for example, through our site's technology) and directly (when you provide information on various pages of visiongain.com).
One example of information we collect indirectly is through our Internet access logs. When you access visiongain.com, your Internet address is automatically collected and is placed in our Internet access logs.
We also collect information when you voluntarily submit it to us. Throughout our site, we provide the opportunity to register for a conference, to subscribe to a newsletter, or to purchase past papers or a report. When we collect this type of information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for information and how this information will be used. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
How do we use this information?
We analyse this information to determine what is most effective about our site, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can shape visiongain.com to make it more effective. If we are to use the data for any other purposes, we would describe this to you at the point we collect the information.
Will we share this information with outside parties?
We are a global company, so the data we collect may be transferred internationally throughout our organisation. However, we will not sell individual information and will share it only with our advisors. There will be other times when we need to share information, for example, in the case of a conference where we need to publish the delegate list at the venue. But again, before you submit any information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for specific information, and it is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
What about sensitive personal data?
We do not usually collect sensitive personal data through visiongain.com. If we do seek to collect such data, we will ask you to consent to our proposed use of the data. By providing us with unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data subject to applicable law as described in this Privacy Statement. The references to "sensitive personal data" are to the various categories of personal data identified by European and other data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories comprise personal identity numbers, personal data about personality and private life, racial or ethnic origin, nationality, political opinions, membership of political parties or movements, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical or mental health, genetic code, addictions, sexual life, property matters or criminal record (including information about suspected criminal activities).
Do we give you access to your information?
You are entitled to know whether we hold information about you and, if we do, to have access to that information and require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. You can do this by contacting us.
What about data security?
We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your data at visiongain. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended. All the data pertaining to payments is collected via a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us.