Posted On: May 24, 2018 | Effective Date : May 24, 2018
FMI may collect different information from or about you depending on the manner in which you use our website. The following examples are provided to help you better understand the information We may collect through your use of the FMI.org website.
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:
We will collect any information you provide to us directly such as the following:
In order to use certain features of the FMI website, such as creating a profile, purchasing a publication, registering for a meeting, or applying for a scholarship, you are required to create an Account, and in that case, we will collect and store any personal information you provided to us, such as first name, last name, company name, company address, phone, fax, e-mail address, payment and billing information, and credit card information.
Information Received Through Third-Party Platforms:
You may access FMI.org through Third- Party Platforms, such as Facebook. If you use our FMI website on or through a Third Party Platform, including via any mobile and/or other Internet connected devices (“Wireless Devices”), or click on third party links, the collection, use, and disclosure of your information and your use of the FMI website will also be subject to the privacy policies and other terms of such third parties or Third Party Platforms. You should review such privacy policies, terms, and other agreements.
Technical and Usage Data
When you access the FMI website, we collect certain information by automated means. This information may include without limitation: (a) technical information about your computer or Wireless Device, such as Your IP address, device type, operating system type and version, unique device ID, browser, browser language, domain and other systems information, platform types (collectively, “Technical Information”); and (b) usage statistics about your interaction with the FMI website, including pages accessed, time spent on pages, pages visited, search queries, click data, date and time, and other information regarding your use of the FMI website (collectively, “Usage Data”).
Geolocation Information: IP addresses received from your browser or device may be used to determine your approximate location, such as the city, state and/or country associated with an IP address.
We may use information about you for a number of purposes, including:
Providing, Improving, and Developing our Services
Communicating with You About our Services
Protecting our Services and Maintaining a Trusted Environment
Advertising and Marketing
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us. To learn about your choices regarding interest-based advertising and cross-device tracking, please see below.
If you wish to opt out of receiving automatic digital receipts or change your preferences, please see below.
When and How We May Share/Disclose Your Information with Third Parties
We may share your information with third party companies that perform services on our behalf, including for payment processing, order fulfillment, data analysis, marketing services, advertising services (including but not limited to retargeted advertising), e-mail and hosting services, and customer services and support. These third party service providers may access your personal information, and are required to use it solely as directed by us for the purpose of our requested service.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
Analytics and Data Enrichment Services
We use third-party analytics such as Google Analytics, to help understand your usage of our services and to improve our Service.
Aggregate or De-identified Information
We may disclose or use aggregate or de-identified information for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity.
Social Media Features
We generally retain your information as long as reasonably necessary to provide you the Services or to comply with applicable law. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. We can retain copies of information about you and any transactions or Services in which you may have participated for a period of time that is consistent with applicable law, applicable statute of limitations, or as we believe is reasonably necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, to detect or prevent fraud, to collect fees owed, to resolve disputes, to address problems with our Services, to assist with investigations, to enforce other applicable agreements or policies, or to take any other actions consistent with applicable law.
In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you. This allows the specific information collected (name, email, address, phone number, etc.) to become anonymous, but allows FMI to keep the transaction or engagement data. For example, FMI will not be able to tell if John Smith registered for an event, but we will be able to tell that a person registered for an event and maintain headcount and transactional history. This will allow FMI to maintain a level of information that helps us develop and improve our products and services.
Like many online platforms, FMI and its analytics vendors use server logs and automated data collection tools, such as browser cookies, pixel tags, scripts and web beacons. These tools are used for analytics purposes to enable FMI to understand how Users interact with the FMI services. FMI and its analytics vendors may tie the information gathered by these means to the unique account ID of Users.
Cookies are small text les placed onto a computer or device while browsing the Internet. Cookies are used to collect, store and share bits of information about user activities. FMI uses both session cookies and persistent cookies.
A session cookie is used to identify a particular visit to the FMI services and collect information about interaction with the FMI service. These cookies expire after a short time, or when the user closes their web browser after using the FMI service. FMI uses these cookies to identify a user during a single browsing session, such as when you log into the FMI services. This helps FMI improve the Service as well as improve the Users’ browsing experience.
A persistent cookie will remain on a user’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. FMI uses these cookies to identify and recognize a specific user over a longer period of time. They allow FMI to:
FMI uses tracking technology to: (i) determine if a certain page was visited (e.g. the landing page of an advertisement for FMI services that is displayed on third party sites) or whether an email sent by FMI was opened or clicked on by a user; and (ii) to customize the learning experience of individual users by recommending specific courses and other content.
FMI will retain the data of users for as long as instructed by the Customer. FMI will delete certain or all personal data relating to users upon request of the Customer. FMI may retain aggregated or anonymized data as set forth below.
FMI Custom SSO
24 hours after login
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Tracking, Performance, Personalization
Tracking and Marketing
Google Analytics (onesignal.com):
Google Custom Dimensions
A user can set his or her web browser to notify about the placement of new cookies, limit the type of cookies or reject cookies altogether; if enabled, a user may not be able to use some or all of the features of the FMI services (for example, may not be able to log in). General information about cookies and how to disable them can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org (http://www.allaboutcookies.org).
Most modern web browsers give you the option to send a Do Not Track signal to the websites you visit, indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. However, there is no accepted standard for how a website should respond to this signal, and we do not take any action in response to this signal. Instead, in addition to publicly available third-party tools, we offer you the choices described in this policy to manage the collection and use of information about you.
Examples of our third-party service providers to help deliver our Services or to connect to our Services include:
Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to understand how our Services perform and how you use them. To learn more about how Google processes your data, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. To opt out of Google Analytics please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Facebook: We use Facebook to advertise and market our services, and to enable our customers to market their services. To learn more about how Facebook uses your data please visit https://www.facebook.com/help/325807937506242/ or log on to your Facebook account and access your settings. To understand more about Facebook advertising please see here https://www.facebook.com/about/ads.
Feathr and SharpSpring: We use Feathr and SharpSpring to monitor how you engage with FMI’s content and then tailor ads and content about our products and services to match your interest. Please visit https://www.feathr.co/privacy-policy to learn more about how Feathr processes your data and https://sharpspring.com/legal/privacy/ to learn more about how SharpSpring processes your data.
Matrix Maxx: Matrix Maxx is FMI’s Association Management Service (AMS) and is used to collect and store membership and contact details, event registration, store purchases and details about your interactions with FMI so we can better serve our members and industry stakeholders.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights in relation to your personal data. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out below, please contact us. You have the right to:
You may access, change, or correct information that you have provided by making a request to us using the contact details below, in which case we may need to verify your identity before granting access or otherwise changing or correcting your information. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response. We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
We take reasonable measures, including administrative, technical, and physical safeguards, to protect your information from loss, theft, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Nevertheless, the internet is not a 100% secure environment, and we cannot guarantee absolute security of the transmission or storage of your information. We hold information about you both at our own premises and with the assistance of third-party service providers.
Please contact FMI with any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice.
2345 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our notice, or if you believe our notice or applicable laws relating to the protection of your personal information have not been respected, you may file a complaint with FMI using the contact information listed above, and we will respond to let you know who will be handling your matter and when you can expect a further response. We may request additional details from you regarding your concerns and may need to engage or consult with other parties in order to investigate and address your issue. We may keep records of your request and any resolution.