Links to third-party websites
This website may contain links to other websites. ECU does not control the content or privacy policies of such third-party websites or the privacy policies of such third parties. ECU accepts no responsibility or liability for privacy or other issues related to the collection or use of your information by such other websites or third parties.
We urge you to be aware when you leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each website on which you land after you click on a link or social networking button located on our website.
We seek to use reasonable technical, organisational and administrative measures to protect data collected through this website against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage. However, because no security system can be 100 percent effective, we cannot guarantee the security of any information we may have collected from or about our users.
If you need to send us confidential information and are concerned about the security of the site, then you should consider sending it via another secure connection or method.
If you believe that your interaction with our website is no longer secure, please immediately notify us of the problem in accordance with the “How to Contact Us” section below.
Information you provide to us
In some circumstances, you may elect to provide us with some information.
This is the case when we invite users to register, such as to obtain an e-newsletter or to book on to an event. In this case, users generally provide their names, email addresses, phone numbers or other contact or personal information. In some cases (for example, surveys), participation is voluntary. In other cases (for example, if you want to register to receive information or an e-newsletter), some specific information about you may be required.
Certain features available on the website may require you to submit some personal information in order for those features to function as designed.
How we collect information
We (and our service providers) collect information in a variety of ways:
- through the website (for example, when you sign up to register for an event or to the member’s portal)
- through our emails and other electronic communications
- through your browser or device, cookies or similar technologies.
How we use information
We use the information collected from our users or from the user’s device for the following purposes:
- to respond to questions and other requests for information made through the website
- to send invitations to our conferences, webinars and other events that we think may be of interest
- to send our e-newsletter or other communications that an individual has requested or that may be of interest to that individual, in accordance with the individual’s preferences
- to keep records of contact information and correspondence
- to provide services, such as seminars and other events
- to allow the user to navigate or browse through our website quickly and efficiently
- to: perform data analysis; audit; fraud monitoring and prevention; enhancing, improving or modifying our website; identifying usage trends; determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns; and operating and expanding our business activities
- to perform other functions as otherwise described at the time of collection.
Sharing and disclosing information
We share user information with the following entities or in the following circumstances:
Service providers – We share information with our service providers, suppliers, subcontractors and similar third parties who provide services to us or act on our behalf so that they can assist us with the provision, upkeep and maintenance of the website and other related activities, such as the organisation of conferences and webinars, email delivery or auditing, or with the selection of applicants to job openings. We require these service providers to refrain from using or sharing with others, for other purposes than as directed by us, the information that we provide to them, or that they collect directly from our users.
Sale, merger and reorganisation – We may transfer users’ information to a third party in case of the reorganisation, merger, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our organisation.
Aggregated, anonymised or statistical information
We aggregate information regarding what portions of the website users are visiting to develop statistics about the use of the website. This information helps us create a better experience for users of our website. For example, we may upgrade those parts of the website that are heavily visited or optimise the website to work more efficiently with certain operating systems.
We may provide such aggregated, anonymised or statistical information to third parties for research, analytical or strategic purposes. This information is not intended to allow the identification of any specific user of our website.
Most cookies expire after a defined period, or you can delete your cookie file at any time you choose. In addition, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie so that you can decide whether to accept or reject it. Please note that these actions apply to a specific browser.
You can always choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Most browsers contain information on how to control or delete cookies. These settings will typically be found in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of a browser.
You may find additional information on our products and services through our social media websites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. These websites have their own privacy policies and data handling practices, which are different from ours.
Please take the time to review these policies before disclosing or posting information on or through these websites or clicking on any button that links to these websites.
Please keep in mind that any information you share on social media websites, interactive forums, message boards or chat rooms may become public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose or share your personal information.
Choice regarding marketing
If you no longer want to receive marketing-related material from us, you may opt out by contacting the ECU team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to comply with your request as soon as possible. Please note that you cannot opt out of receiving administrative or automated messages.
Each user has the right to review, change or suppress personal information that can reasonably be linked to, and that we have collected from that user. You may exercise this right by contacting us at email@example.com. For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to implement your request as soon as possible.
How to contact us
Regarding email communications, please note that email communications are not always secure. Therefore, please do not include any confidential or sensitive information in any emails.