INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
We gather, process, and retain information from you and any devices you may use when you use or interact with our Websites, and in other ways as described below.
Information You Provide: We receive and store information provided to us or given to us in any other way, including your: name, phone number, email address, survey responses, and any other information you voluntarily provide. This includes information you share with us on third-party websites and platforms.
Employment Applications: If you submit an application for employment on our Websites, we will collect your name, contact information, resume/CV and cover letter, information from your LinkedIn Profile or website, and whether you require sponsorship for employment within Canada. You will also have the opportunity to provide voluntary demographic and self-identification information; this information is not mandatory and is not utilized for any employment decisions.
Information We Automatically Collect: Our Websites may utilize "cookies," tagging, and other tracking technologies to enhance or personalize your online experience. Information collected includes computer and connection data such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from our Websites, referral URL, ad data, your IP address, device identifiers, transaction history, and your web log information. When you have any OBS tokens or a wallet connected to your account, we will also have information on the associated transfers, balances, transactions, and ledger.
Location Information: We may receive information about your location and your device, including a unique identifier for your device when you visit our Websites or interact with our online services. Location information enables us to provide location-based services, such as advertising and other personalized content. Additionally, if you scan one of our QR codes, we will be aware of the event, venue, or business associated with that code and, thus, your location at the time you scan the QR code.
Information From Social Media: Should you interact with us or our Websites on a social media platform, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us, including your account ID, username, and other information included in your posts. If you opt to log into your account with or through a social networking service, we and that service may share certain information about you and your activities. With your permission, we may also collect information from your social media account on your behalf.
Information From Other Sources: We may augment the information we collect with offline information or from third parties.
HOW WE UTILIZE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OR ABOUT YOU
We utilize the information we collect from or about you to enhance and continually improve your experience on the Websites, such as providing our services and conferences, responding to requests for information, analyzing and compiling trends and statistics, and communicating with you. For information about managing your information and the choices you have, see the Your Choices section below.
Additionally, we may use information about you to: provide, maintain, and improve the Websites and for internal or other business purposes; administer our virtual and in-person conferences; fulfill your requests for information; communicate with you; detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal; optimize, perform analysis, or improve our Websites, products, services, and operations; provide, produce, and ship the products that you order or the services you request; provide customer support; send you offers or other communications about our products and services, such as special or promotional events, including services, products, or events for which we collaborate or co-offer with a third party; administer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, and surveys; and to post user-generated content provided by users.
We may use the information from one portion of the Websites on other portions of the Websites, and we may combine information gathered from multiple portions of the Websites. We also may use or combine information that we collect offline, or that we collect or receive from third-party sources for many reasons, including to enhance, expand, and check the accuracy of our records. Additionally, we may use information collected from a particular browser or device with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such information was collected.
We may retain the information we collect from or about you for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we have collected the information or as required by law, whichever is longer. This means we will retain information about you both while you are an active user of our Websites and after you cease to be an active user.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH OTHERS
We share the information we collect from or about you with third parties as described below. Furthermore, we may share information that does not personally identify you, such as aggregate information, de-identified information, device identifiers, or other unique identifiers with third parties. For information about managing your information and the choices you have, see the Your Choices section below.
Third-Party Service Providers: We engage third-party service providers to perform functions on our behalf such as: hosting, content syndication, content management, technical integration, marketing, analytics, customer service, fraud protection, payment processing, fulfillment, and shipping. These third parties may have access to information about you when needed to perform their functions.
Business Partners: We may share information that personally identifies you with business partners who provide products and services that we believe may be of interest to you.
Sponsors: Some products or services available through our Websites may be offered to you in conjunction with a business partner, sponsor, or co-branded partner. Due to the nature of these relationships, we may share the information you submit in connection with the co-branded product or service with the business partner, sponsor, or co-branded partner.
Third Parties When Legally Required or to Prevent Harm: We will disclose your information when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal requirement or process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders, or other compulsory disclosures; to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, or Observers; to prevent fraud, abuse, misuse, or unauthorized access to our Websites; or to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity.
Third Parties in Connection With Certain Transactions: If we sell, divest, or transfer the company, or a portion of the company, to another entity, including in connection with a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy, or other change of ownership or control, whether in whole or in part, we may transfer information to a third party as part of that transaction.
Aggregated and De-Identified Information: We may share aggregated or de-identified information with third parties for research, analytics, marketing, or other purposes.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATIONS
We offer parts of our Websites through other platforms and services operated or controlled by third parties. Also, we integrate technologies operated or controlled by third parties into parts of our Websites. Some examples include:
Single Sign-on Services: You can log in to certain areas of our Websites using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us, such as your name and email address, to pre-populate our sign-up form.
Third-Party Applications: Our Websites may link to or offer third-party applications, such as gadgets, extensions, or plug-ins, which are hosted by third parties and interact with our Websites. Your use of these applications may expose your information to third parties. We are not responsible for how these third parties collect, use, share, or secure your information. Please read the privacy policies of the third parties before using these applications.
We believe you should have choices about the collection, use, and sharing of your information. Although you cannot opt-out of all data collection when you visit our Websites, you can limit the collection, use, and sharing of your information as follows:
Marketing Communications: If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us, you can opt-out by following the unsubscribe instructions included in the marketing communication. Please note that even if you opt-out of receiving marketing communications, we may still send you important administrative messages from which you cannot opt-out.
Cookies and Similar Technologies: You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Websites.
Interest-Based Advertising: Some of our advertising partners are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may want to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and the opt-out procedures of NAI members. You may also want to visit or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an opt-out for participating companies.
Location Information: You can disable location-based services on your mobile device or web browser by adjusting the settings on your device or browser. This will prevent our Websites from accessing your location information.
Third-Party Platforms: If you choose to connect to our Websites through a third-party platform, you can stop our Websites from collecting information about you from that platform by adjusting the platform's settings, contacting the platform, or disconnecting from the platform.
Profile Information: You have the ability to access and edit information that you have provided to us through the profile management section on our Websites. You can request deletion of your account by contacting us.
Access and Correction: You may have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you and to correct any inaccuracies, although we may require you to provide sufficient evidence to confirm your identity.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. However, the internet is not a 100% secure environment, and we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on our Websites. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Children's Privacy: Our Websites are not intended for children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13.
California Privacy Rights: If you are a California resident, you may have certain additional rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by Observers to its affiliates and/or third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email with your first name, last name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number to email@example.com. Please include "California Privacy Rights Request" in the subject line of your email.