Inc.(together with its affiliated
entities, "Advanstar") has created this privacy statement to
demonstrate our commitment to full disclosure of the information
collection and use practices applicable to this website. This
privacy statement discloses what information we collect via this
website and how we use it.
Information Collection and
- In general, you may visit this
website without identifying yourself or revealing any
- As you browse our website, the site
collects the IP address of your computer and clickstream
data (information that site users generate as they move
from page to page and click on items) and this data is
aggregated with usage data from all site
- Some portions of this website may
require you to give us personally-identifiable
information such as your name, job title, company,
physical mailing address, e-mail address, telephone and
fax numbers (Personal Information) and, if applicable,
financial information such as your credit card
information (Financial Information), for, without
limitation, (i) to register for attendance at certain
Advanstar trade shows, conferences and events; (ii) to
obtain access to certain online content and
functionality; and (iii) to subscribe to our
publications. If you communicate with us by e-mail, post
messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards or
forums, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys or
contest entries, any information provided in such
communications may be collected as Personal
- If you elect to provide us Personal
Information, we use it primarily to deliver the service
- If you submit Financial Information,
we use that information primarily to verify your credit
and collect payments for your purchases, orders,
We share your Personal Information with Advanstar's
affiliates and partners and third parties licensed to access your
Personal Information by any of the foregoing. We rent lists
compiled from the Personal Information (including e-mail
addresses) gathered from this website.
Except as otherwise provided in this privacy
policy, we will keep your Personal Information and your Financial
Information private and will not share it with third parties.
However, we reserve the right to release information about
visitors, including Personal Information and Financial
Information, when release is appropriate to comply with the law,
to enforce our Terms of Service, or to protect the rights,
property or safety of this website, the public or Advanstar.
On certain Advanstar websites,
such as www.modernmedicine.com, when you
register for a Continuing Medical Education ("CME") or a
Continuing Education ("CE") activity, we collect
personally-identifiable information from you. This information is
required to be collected by, and is shared with, the relevant
accreditation bodies. Our Editorial and Customer Support Staff
also have access to this information, including evaluation forms
and participant information. This information is used in
assessing educational needs and in planning marketing activities.
We reserve the right to use this information as otherwise
We sometimes provide
aggregated usage or tracking information collected from this
website to third parties.
As a business-to-business
company, we do not knowingly collect information from children.
On-line registration and web site usage is restricted to adults
who are professionally engaged in the businesses we
and Affiliated Links:Our
websites contain links to external websites including suppliers,
advertisers and affiliates. We have no control over, and are not
responsible for, the content of, or information gathered by,
these other websites. We do not endorse any of these websites or
the products or services associated with such websites merely
because they are linked to our website.
A "cookie" is a string of data
sent by a website to a user that is inserted in a file of the web
browser of the user visiting the site. Advanstar uses temporary,
session-specific cookies to ensure visits to its website are
smooth and customized for the visitor. Such cookies allow us to
provide a visitor's browser with information tailored to the
visitor's preferences and needs. Advanstar also uses permanent or
persistent cookies that remain on a visitor's computer after the
visitor leaves an Advanstar website.
If you do not want your browser to accept cookies,
you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in the browser's
settings. However, disabling the cookie support function of the
browser will prevent our website from functioning properly and
you may not be able to use fully all of the site's features and
We use advertising companies to develop banner ads
for our website. These ads may contain cookies. These companies
collect cookies sent to your browser through the banner ads and
we do not have control of, or access to, this data.
Visitors to this website can
decide whether they want to receive targeted promotional
information from Advanstar. On the visitor registration pages,
prospective visitors can choose to request Advanstar not to
e-mail them advertising and promotional information. Should
visitors accept promotional email from Advanstar, any email they
receive will include instructions on how to be removed from
Advanstar's promotional email list.
California Privacy Rights
California's "Shine the Light"
law, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83, permits our users who are
residents of California to request and obtain from us, once per
year, free of charge, information about the Personal Information
and Financial Information, if any, that we disclosed to third
parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar
year. If applicable, this information includes a listing of the
categories of personal information that was shared, and the names
and addresses of the third parties with whom we shared the
If you are a California resident, and would like to
make such a request, please submit your request, in writing,
Online Privacy Coordinator
Advanstar Communications Inc.
131 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
This website takes
commercially reasonable precautions to protect your information.
We use SSL encryption technology on the portions of our website
that accept Financial Information and we use a secure server to
encrypt Financial Information transmitted between your browser
and our server. As a result, data you submit to our website, such
as credit card and payment information, is transmitted securely
over the Internet.
Advanstar may buy or sell
various assets. In the event that we sell some or all of our
assets, or our site is acquired by another company, information
about our visitors, including Personal Information and Financial
Information, may be among the transferred assets.
Whenever you voluntarily make your personal
information available for viewing by third parties online - for
example in chat rooms or on message boards - Advanstar has no
ability or obligation to prevent third-party access to such
information and Advanstar undertakes no responsibility to keep
such information private.
Advanstar reserves the right,
at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or
or modification on the website. Any such change, update or
modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the
Acceptance of these Terms
By using our website, products
or services, you signify your acceptance of the terms of the
and/or services and exit the site immediately.