Your privacy is an important factor Communique considers in the development of each of our products and services. This Privacy Statement explains generally how we receive personal information about you, and what we do with that personal information once we have it.

What do we mean by “personal information?”
For us, “personal information” means information which identifies you or allows us to contact you, like your name or email address.

How do we learn personal information about you?
We learn personal information about you when:

  • you give it to us directly (e.g., when you choose to contact us, or make a request for information);
  • we collect it automatically through our products and services (e.g., through your use of Communique services);
  • someone else tells us personal information about you (e.g., our client provides us your personal information in order for us to perform services for them); or
  • when we try to understand more about you based on personal information you’ve given to us (e.g., when we use your IP address to customize language for some of our services).

What do we do with your personal information once we have it?
When you give us personal information, we will use it in the ways for which you’ve given us permission, or ways in which our clients who provided us the personal information instruct. Generally, we use your personal information to help us provide and improve our products and services for you and our clients with which you have a business relationship. We may also use the personal information you provide to contact you regarding additional or new services and features offered by Communique, or important information regarding Communique.

If you have provided personal information to our client, their privacy statement will also apply. You should familiarize yourself with their statement.

When do we share your personal information with others?

  • When we have asked and received your permission to share it.
  • When we’re required to provide it to our client from whom we received your personal information, or with whom you have a business relationship.
  • For processing or providing products and services to you, but only if those entities receiving your personal information are contractually obligated to handle the data in ways approved by Communique.
  • We sometimes provide personal information to our business partners to make our products and services better, but when we do so, we will remove your personal information and try to disclose it in a way that minimizes the risk of you being re-identified.
  • We follow the law whenever we receive requests about you from a government entity, or related to a lawsuit. We’ll notify you or our client from whom we received your personal information when we’re asked to hand over your personal information in this way unless we’re legally prohibited from doing so. When we receive requests like this, we’ll only release your personal information if we have a good faith belief the law requires us to do so. Nothing in this Statement is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections you may have to a third party’s request to disclose your personal information.
  • We share your personal information if we have a good faith belief it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of you, our other users, Communique or the public.
  • If our organizational structure or status changes (e.g., if we undergo a restructuring, are acquired, or go bankrupt), we may pass your personal information to a successor or affiliate.

How do we store and protect your personal information?
We are committed to protecting your personal information once we have it. We implement physical, administrative and technical security measures. If, despite these efforts, we learn of a security breach involving your personal information, when required by law, we’ll notify you or our client so appropriate protective steps can be taken. Communique is not responsible for unauthorized access to such personal information by hackers or others that obtain access through illegal measures in the absence of negligence on the part of Communique.

What else should I know?
We’re a global organization and our information systems are in several countries around the world. We also use service providers whose information systems may also be in various countries. This means your personal information might end up in one of those information systems in another country, and that country may have a different level of data protection regulation than yours. By giving us personal information, you consent to this kind of transfer of your personal information. No matter what country your personal information is in, we comply with applicable law and will also abide by the commitments we make in this Privacy Statement.

If you are under 13, we don’t want your personal information, and you must not provide it to us. If you are a parent and believe your child who is under 13 has provided us with personal information, please contact us to have your child’s information removed.

You may have access to other sites through the Communique websites. These sites may have different security practices and you should familiarize yourself with those practices.

How do you use cookies?
We use cookies to provide you with better service. Cookies are pieces of information a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the Web more useful by storing information about your preferences for a particular site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many major websites use them to provide useful features for their customers. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of the functionality of the websites or services if you do so.

How do you handle my “Do Not Track” browser settings?
Communique does not track the non-Communique website activity of any internet user with Do Not Track browser settings engaged.

Third Party Services

Communique Conferencing may also provide your Personal Information to business partners in case you purchase services of third parties from Communique Conferencing (“Third Party Services”). Third Party Services are not directly controlled operated or maintained by Communique Conferencing and Communique Conferencing’s Privacy Statement does not apply to such Third Party Services. Any use of Third Party Services is subject to the privacy statement of the Third Party Services providers. For any Third Party Services you purchase from Communique Conferencing, we recommend you consult the respective privacy statements of the Third Party Services providers to determine how they will handle your Personal Information.

Third Party Secondary Use

Communique Conferencing may also provide your Personal Information to other companies who may contact you regarding products, services, and offers that may be of interest to you, but that are not directly related to the Services or Communique Conferencing website (“Third Party Secondary Use”). Third Party Secondary Use is subject to the privacy statement of such other companies.

Important Notice regarding certain Services

Some Services of Communique Conferencing, including in particular virtual event Services allow certain third party organizers and contributors to host virtual events (each, a “Sponsor”). Communique Conferencing collects the information described below on behalf of such Sponsors. You should consult the privacy statements of each relevant Sponsor to determine how they may handle your Personal Information.

For virtual event Services, depending on the type of event, some of the following fields may be displayed throughout the event: first and last name, company, user ID, and user avatar/image. The Sponsor may enable attendees to search for and find other attendees based on a user’s registration information. If you associate your actual name or other personally identifiable information with your user ID, the people to whom you have revealed such information will be able to personally identify your activities on the event. In addition, any Personal Information you choose to share on any publicly available portion of a virtual event may be collected and used by others without restriction. Resumes or curriculum vitae that you have posted to or within a virtual event may be available to all Sponsors of any booth, even if you have not filed a job application with such Sponsor. You should consult the respective privacy statements of these Sponsors to determine how they will handle your Personal Information. This Privacy Statement does not apply to such Sponsors or their use of your Personal Information. Communique Conferencing does not control Sponsors’ use of your Personal Information. If you would prefer Communique Conferencing not disclose your Personal Information to any such Sponsor, please contact our privacy team. Please be reminded, however, any Personal Information you publicly display or share or that is accessible through the event may already be in such Sponsor’s possession, despite such opt-out choice.

Venturing off the website

The website may contain hyperlinks that can take you to websites run by third parties (“Third-Party Websites”). Any hypertext or other links to Third-Party Websites from the website are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the website. Communique Conferencing has not reviewed all of these Third-Party Websites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these websites or their content or practices. Thus, Communique Conferencing does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software, or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the Third-Party Websites linked to the website, you do this entirely at your own risk.

Remember, this Privacy Statement only applies to Communique Conferencing. When you are no longer on Communique Conferencing website, you may encounter different privacy and security practices and you should familiarize yourself with those practices each time you visit a new website.

What if we change this Privacy Statement or any of our privacy notices?
We may need to change this Statement and our notices. The updates will be posted online. If the changes are substantive, we will announce the update through Communique’s websites. Your continued use of the product or service after the effective date of such changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes. To make your review more convenient, we will post an effective date at the top of the page.

Contact Communique
If you want to make a correction to your personal information, or you have any questions about our privacy statement, please contact:

Communique Conferencing
Attn: Data Privacy
8120 Woodmont Ave., Suite 410
Bethesda, MD 20854

Or, you may email us at info@communiqueconferencing.com.

 

 

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