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Privacy Policy

HedgeCulture Site Personal Data Protection Policy

Please read and understand this privacy policy.  This Privacy Policy is subject to and governed by HedgeCulture.com (HedgeCulture Site)’s Terms and Conditions.

Privacy Policy

The HedgeCulture Team is driven by the goal of providing users with an enhanced information experience. We understand that a key concern that customers may have is the safety of their personal information and are committed to ensuring that all personal data provided to us remain secure and are only utilised for purposes that our customers have consented to.

We only collect such personal information that is necessary to provide you with the services that you have requested, understand your needs, and serve you in a holistic manner.

We do not under any circumstance sell our customer’s information.

We may however at times, share your information with our partners so as to continue to bring you the best deals, but as far as possible we avoid sharing personal information and limit any data provided to a reasonable level.

We have implemented various policies and security features to ensure that any personal data relating to you remains safe and secure and to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

You may rest assured that HedgeCulture Site treats your privacy and security with utmost importance and is receptive to any feedback on these issues. If you have any queries, comments or concerns, or otherwise require any help, please feel free to contact us by Twitter or Telegram message to @HedgeCultureC.

– HedgeCulture Team

 

Information Gathered

We gather two types of data about our users: personal information and tracking information.

Personal Information

Personal information is provided by users when posting comments to articles on HedgeCulture Site, when registering for a conference, such as Consensus or Construct, or when purchasing research on HedgeCulture Site.  Personal information gathered from posting comments includes e-mail address and screen name.  Personal information gathered in connection with registering for our conferences, selling research reports and subscribing to our newsletters may include name, employer, job title, employer address, e-mail address and phone number.  Credit and debit card information submitted in connection with purchasing research and conference registration is processed by third-party vendors and is not shared with HedgeCulture Site.

Tracking Information

Tracking information is automatically collected about all visitors to the HedgeCulture Sites. This information consists of both individual and aggregated tracking information and is automatically gathered using “cookies.” A cookie is a small data file containing information, such as a user’s login name, that is written to the user’s hard drive by a web server and used to track the pages visited. The mobile application used in connection with the Consensus and Construct conferences is operated by a third party, and such third party may use cookies or other tracking technology in connection with operation of the application.

We use cookies to:

  • Keep track of advertisements
  • Stop you seeing the same ad over and over again
  • Show ads that are more relevant to you, using country and language preferences
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and interactions to offer better site experiences and tools in future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf
  • Enhance site performance and facilitate certain site features
  • Understand if you have already taken a required step to view certain types of content, such as submitting your email address to post a comment.

We may also employ technology that is commonly referred to as “action tags” (also known as “web beacons,” “scripts” or “one pixel .gif files”) to measure the effectiveness of our advertisements.

In addition to the cookies described above, HedgeCulture, its agents, advertisers and third-party advertising vendors that serve ads onto the HedgeCulture Sites, and other third-party partners, may use their own or third-party cookies or other tracking technologies for advertising, including delivering targeted advertisements and marketing messages based upon the websites you visit, or other purposes. For example, as you browse our website, one of the cookies placed on your device will be an advertising cookie so we can better understand what sort of pages or content you are interested in. The information collected about your device enables us to group you with other devices that have shown similar interests. We can then display advertising to categories of users that is based on common interests.

You can control your browser’s settings regarding cookies by selecting “Internet Options” or “Preferences” in the menu bar of your browser. This will allow you to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether. However, because cookies allow you to more easily navigate web sites, you may prefer to leave them turned on. If you are accessing the internet through an alternative method, such as a mobile application or third-party content distribution service, you understand that you may not have the ability to disable cookies, depending on the specific access method.

If you want to opt out of receiving interest-based advertising, it does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising when you are using our website. It just means that we will not use information collected about you for advertising purpose and that any advertisement you see will not be customised or to your preference or relevant to you.

Mobile devices have an identifier that gives companies the ability to serve targeted ads to a specific mobile device. In many cases, you can turn off mobile device ad tracking or you can reset the advertising identifier at any time within your mobile device privacy settings. You may also choose to turn off location tracking on your mobile device. If you turn off ad tracking or location tracking, we will no longer use information collected from your device’s advertising identifier for the purposes of advertising. You may still see the same number of ads but they may be less relevant because they will not be based on your interests.

We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party advertisers and vendors. Additionally, third party advertising vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites on the Internet.

Use of Information

HedgeCulture uses the personal information and tracking information obtained from its users as stated in this Privacy Policy, and for the following purposes:

  • To enhance users’ experiences on the HedgeCulture Sites, including the display of customised content and advertising;
  • To improve our content; and
  • To ensure the technical functioning of the HedgeCulture Sites.

Information Sharing

HedgeCulture does not sell or disclose personal information about you described above to other entities or non-affiliated companies, except to provide you with products or services, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • In response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or otherwise to cooperate with law enforcement agencies or state and federal regulators;
  • We provide the information on a confidential basis to non-affiliated companies we engage as contractors or agents to perform services for us, such as maintaining software or administering payments.  Information will be shared with such contractors only to the extent reasonably necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, and pursuant to confidentiality obligations;
  • If we sell or otherwise transfer substantially all of our assets related to any web site that we own or operate and any product or service that we offer. In that event, we will require such third party to honour our existing Privacy Policy, until the third party provides you with notice of changes to our Privacy Policy and permits you to exercise any rights you may have under applicable law to limit disclosures of information about you;
  • We may disclose information we collect as described above to other companies such as direct marketers to perform marketing services on our behalf, or to third parties with whom we have joint marketing agreements;
  • We disclose personal information gathered in the conference registration process (other than credit and debit card information) with the sponsors of that conference; and
  • We may share with third-parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who clicked on a particular link or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

Postings

Postings related to articles on the HedgeCulture Sites are publicly available. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any of your personal information in a public posting.

Questions or comments regarding this policy should be directed to Twitter or Telegram @HedgeCultureC.

Updated on Sept 13th, 2019