Advanstar Communications Inc. (”Advanstar”)
has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm
commitment to fully disclosing the information collection
and use practices applicable to this website. This privacy
statement discloses what information we collect via this website
and how we use it.
1. Information Collection and Dissemination
In general, you may visit this website without identifying
yourself or revealing any personal information.
As you browse our website, the site collects log file, IP
address of your computer, and other standard tracking data
we use to evaluate site traffic and usage patterns. Such information
is aggregated with tracking data from all site visitors. We
will use the information to personalize the site according
to your preferences based on the aggregated information. We
also use the aggregated information to evaluate products and
services we may offer to you.
Some portions of this website may require you to give us personally
identifiable information such as your name, job title, company,
physical mailing address, e-mail address, telephone and fax
numbers (Personal Information) and, if applicable, financial
information such as your credit card information (Financial
Information), for, without limitation, (i) registration for
attendance at certain Advanstar trade shows, conferences and
events; and (ii) subscriptions to our publications. If you
communicate with us by e-mail, post messages to any of our
chat groups, bulletin boards or forums, or otherwise complete
online forms, surveys or contest entries, any information
provided in such communications may be collected as Personal
If you elect to provide us Personal Information, we use it
primarily to deliver the service you requested.
If you submit Financial Information, we use that information
primarily to verify your credit and collect payments for your
purchases, orders, registrations, etc.
2. Information Sharing
We share your Personal Information with Advanstar’s
affiliates and partners and third parties licensed to access
your Personal Information by any of the foregoing. We rent
e-mail lists compiled from e-mail addresses gathered from
keep your Personal Information and your Financial Information
private and will not share it with third parties, unless such
disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with a court order
or other legal process; (b) protect our rights or property;
or (c) enforce our terms of service.
3. Aggregated information
We sometimes provide aggregated usage or tracking information
collected from this website to third parties.
4. Information on Children
As a business-to-business company, we do not knowingly collect
information from children. On-line registration and web site
usage is restricted to adults who are professionally engaged
in the businesses we serve.
5. Updating Visitor Information
You have the option of correcting, updating and modifying
your Personal and/or Financial Information, or visitor profile,
at any time and as often as desired. The only item of information
you cannot change is your username ID selected at registration
for a trade show, event or conference.
6. Third Party and Affiliated Links
Our websites contain external links to other websites including
suppliers, advertisers and affiliates. We have no control
over, and are not responsible for, the content of, or information
gathered by, these other websites. We do not endorse any of
these websites or the products or services associated with
such websites merely because they are linked to our website.
A “cookie” is a bit of data sent by a website
through the browser to the computer of the user visiting the
site, and enables the site to return the results the browser
expects. Advanstar uses temporary, session-specific cookies
to ensure visits to its website are smooth and customized
for the visitor. Such cookies allow us to provide a visitor’s
browser with information tailored to the visitor’s preferences
and needs. Advanstar also uses permanent or persistent cookies
that remain on a visitor’s computer after the visitor
leaves an Advanstar website.
If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can
turn off the cookie acceptance option in the browser’s
settings. However, disabling the cookie support function of
the browser will prevent our website from functioning properly
and you may not be able to utilize fully all of the site’s
features and information.
We use advertising companies to develop banner ads for our
website. These ads may contain cookies. These companies collect
cookies sent to your browser through the banner ads and we
do not have control or access to this data.
8. Opt-out Option
Visitors to this website can decide if they want to receive
targeted promotional information from Advanstar. On the visitor
registration pages, prospective visitors can choose to request
Advanstar not to e-mail them advertising and promotional information.
Should visitors accept promotional e-mail from Advanstar,
any email they receive will include instructions on how to
be removed from Advanstar’s promotional e-mail list.
9. Security and Encryption
This website takes commercially reasonable precautions to
protect your information. We use SSL encryption technology
on our website and a secure server to encrypt information
transmitted between your browsers and our server. As a result,
data you submit to our website such as credit card and payment
information is transmitted securely over the Internet.
10. Notification of Changes
Advanstar reserves the right, at any time and without notice,
by posting such change, update or modification on the website.
Any such change, update or modification will be effective
immediately upon posting on the website.
11. Your Acceptance of these Terms
By using our website, products or services, you signify your
please do not use the website, products and/or services and
exit the site immediately.