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Commitment to User Privacy

IQPC is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request. This document is designed to give a clear explanation of IQPC's data processing practices. Please see below for further information or if you have any questions or concerns relating to IQPC's site and/or data protection, please e-mail database@iqpc.com.

The Information We Collect & the Primary Purpose for its Collection

The information you provide is being collected by IQPC for the purpose of processing your registration or enquiry. The provision of this information is voluntary. However, if you do not provide the information requested, we may be unable to process your registration or enquiry. All information provided by you will be held in the strictest confidence.

The information we collect on our sites includes (however is not limited to):

• Full Name & Job Title
• Company Name & Address
• Phone & Fax Number
• Email Address
• Interest Areas & Preferences

IQPC is the sole owner of the information collected this site.

Membership of IQPC's Divisional Sites

In order to provide our web site users with a personalised and valuable service, we operate several divisions, which require membership. As above, we will collect information from users during the membership process.

Use of Cookies & Log Files

When you visit our site, a cookie (a very small text file) is placed on your machine (if it is accepted), this to provide you with a personalised experience and to assist in the collection of the site visitation statistics. You may refuse the cookie, if you wish. To do so, you will need to check your browser settings.

IQPC collects certain information about your computer hardware and software, this includes (however is not limited to):

• Your IP Address
• Browser Type
• Operating System
• Access Times
• Referring Web Site Addresses

This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of IQPC's web sites. Cookies are also used in connection with the membership of our site. If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies, you will be able to view the majority of our site, however you will not you be able to register as a site member.

Information Sharing: Who We Intend to Share Information With and Why

We do not share, rent or sell our customer e-mail lists. We may share other contact information with other professional organisations (including our event sponsors/exhibitors) to promote similar products and services. If you do not want to make your details available please email database@iqpc.com indicating either or both of the statements below;

• I do not wish to have my details made available to other organisations
• I do not wish to receive information about IQPC events or services

No list supplied by IQPC may be used by anyone other than for the confidential use of the original mailer. All lists are seeded with decoy names to protect against abuse; violators will be prosecuted.

Links to Other Web Sites

IQPC contains some links to other sites. Please be aware that IQPC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to the information collected by IQPC.

Surveys & Promotions

From time to time IQPC may run surveys and promotions and may request information from users as part of these. Participation in these is entirely voluntary.

Security

IQPC takes precautions to protect your information. When users submit sensitive information (such as a credit card number) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Access to all of our users' information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.

Correcting, Updating or Removing Your Personal Information

If your personal information is incorrect, changes or if you no longer wish to receive information from IQPC, we will endeavour to correct, update or remove your information as swiftly as possible. This can be done by e-mailing database@iqpc.com.

Special Notice for our Australian Customers Please direct any queries you may have in relation to the use of information about you to IQPC's Database Integrity Maintenance Department:

• Telephone: 02 9223 2700
• Fax: 02 9223 2622
• Mail: Level 6, 25 Bligh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
• Email: database@iqpc.com.au

Data Protection

If you no longer wish to receive newsletters or promotional materials, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the unsubscribe method on the promotional piece or returning the item(s) to us with "unsubscribe" marked upon it. However, very occasionally, it may be necessary to send you important service announcements about a conference you are attending, for example, we may contact you to inform you of a venue change.

Notification of Changes

IQPC will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. If at any point we decide to use your information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will let know you, by placing a prominent notice on this web site. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.