We collect data from you and from automated sources. Data collected from you generally includes Personal Information that identifies you as a person, such as name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, employer and job function. When you apply for membership, sign up for free services or purchase any of our products and services, we request this Personal Information from you. We use this information to process your order and provide you with the associated products/services/requests. We also use this information to provide you with newsletters, publications, research reports, products, event registrations, website account registration, and other services we may offer over time. This information is essential for us to communicate with you.
We use these data in order to best serve your needs which includes but is not limited to product/service fulfillment, sending you materials you have requested or those in which we think you may have interest. We collect information on the usage of our sites in order to maintain and improve the sites and our offerings. We may partner with Google Analytics in these activities. For information on how Google uses this information please view their Privacy Statement and Terms of Service on their website.
We make member contact information available through the Worldwide ERC® Membership Directories to other members using our Web site and to those who register for our conferences. In addition, we incorporate information users provide into hard copies of the Membership Directories that we provide to members and sell to requesters. On occasion, we may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services.
Our Service Providers.
We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.
Government and Legal Disclosures
We may disclose the personal information we collect through our sites, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users or others.
Worldwide ERC is based in the United States, where our servers and offices are located. Please note that any information you send to us by telephone, email, mail, or our website will be received in the United States. The United States may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information.
We take reasonable steps to help ensure that the Personal Information we collect from and retain on you is accurate, complete and current. You may request a copy of the Personal Information that Worldwide ERC holds on you and request that inaccurate or incorrect data be corrected. You may also request that your Worldwide ERC account and associated Personal Information be deleted. You can object to the processing of your data.
All requests for a copy of your Personal Information and requests for correction or deletion can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the following information.
Name:E-mail: (all applicable)Mailing Address:
For any inquiries associated with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please contact Karen Cygal at email@example.com.
If you are in the European Union (EU), you may also contact your supervisory authority to lodge a complaint if you have any issues with how we are processing your data.