Privacy Policy for Abilities Expo

 

Thank you for visiting Abilities.com (our "Site"). We appreciate the opportunity to interact with you on the Internet and are committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy. We have recently updated our Privacy Policy in compliance with General Data Protection Requirements (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations and to more transparently explain our services and how we process our users' personally identifiable data.

To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. 

Abilities Expo and Abilities.com do not sell or rent your personal information. Nor do we trade or share this info for third party promotional purposes. Furthermore, this is not an e-commerce site and we do not collect credit card/billing information through Abilities.com.

For more on the Cookie Policy for our Site, click here.


The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on our Site. On some pages, you can make requests, register for Abilities Expo or register for our Buzz e-newsletter. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:


Name
Title
Company
Address
Email address
Phone number


Category of attendee (i.e. person with disabilities, caregiver, healthcare provider, etc.)

Demographics such as Age, Gender, Reason for attending, How you found out about Abilities Expo, Whether you have attended a past Abilities Expo, Future purchasing intentions


In general, you can visit our Site without telling us who you are or revealing any Personally Identifiable Information.


This is not an e-commerce site and we do not collect credit card/billing information through Abilities.com.


The Way We Use Information:

We do not sell or rent any Personally Identifiable Information we collect online. Furthermore, we do not trade, share or otherwise retransmit your personal information for third party promotional purposes. Any Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us will be used to pre-register you for the event, to communicate with you through mail or email regarding future Abilities Expos, to provide you with the Abilities Buzz enewsletter, and to appropriate to trusted exhibitors not for promotional or contact purposes, but for internal data comparison analysis.

From time to time, we may be required to provide Personally Identifiable Information in response to court order, subpoena or government investigation. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful. We may release Personally Identifiable Information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to enforce or apply our Limited Warranty or to protect the rights, property and safety of others and ourselves.

You can register to attend an Abilities Expo or sign up to receive the Abilities Buzz enewsletter through our Site. 

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.



Cookie Policy for Abilities Expo


What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

 

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.


Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.


The Cookies We Set

Email newsletters related cookies

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.


Forms related cookies

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.


Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.


This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you and other visitors use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.


For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

It's important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site register for our free event and, as such, this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Facebook Messenger and other networks, we will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.



More Cookie Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and, as was previously mentioned, if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not, it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.


Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information or request that your data be completely removed by sending an email to klara@shomex.com.


To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before making corrections or removing your data completely.


Links To Other Websites

Links to third-party websites may be provided solely for your information and convenience, or to provide additional information for various other goods and services. If you use these links, you will leave our Site. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those Websites linked to our Site, nor do we control their content or privacy policies. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit.


Changes To This Statement

Any updates or changes to the terms of this Privacy Statement will be posted here on our Site and the date of the newest version posted below. Please check back frequently, especially before you submit any Personally Identifiable Information at our Site, to see if this Privacy Statement has changed.

By using our Site, you acknowledge acceptance of this Privacy Statement in effect at the time of use.


How to Contact Us

If you have any concerns about our use of your information or about this Privacy Statement, please send an email to info@abilities.com. We will make every reasonable effort to address your concerns and remedy any problems you bring to our attention.

This Privacy Statement was last revised on December 19, 2019.

 

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