Last updated: January 1, 2022

International Market Centers and its affiliates (“IMC”) understand your concern about privacy and is responsible for the collection and processing of your personal information. We have developed this Privacy Statement to describe our privacy policies and practices regarding how we collect, use, share and protect the personal information of individuals who visit our websites or use our mobile apps (the “Online Services”) or attend our shows or other events.

 

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

We obtain certain personal information in connection with our Online Services, such as:

  • Contact information (including name, email, mailing address, fax number and phone number)
  • Professional information (including job title, employer name and other employment-related information)
  • Personal characteristics (including date of birth and photos)
  • Account information (including username and password, account preferences, and other account details)
  • Information about the products or services purchased, requested, obtained or considered (including order history)
  • Payment information, such as name, billing and delivery address, bank account information and payment card details
  • Social media information (including your social media handle)
  • Geolocation data (through our app) and other general location information
  • Job application information (including resume and any additional application information provided to us, such as employment history and education)
  • Education-related information (including school information or class schedule in connection with our student passes)
  • Identification information (including government-issued identifiers)
  • Any other information you submit through our Online Services (for example, through forms, surveys, registration pages, portals, forums, comments and other features on the Online Services).

 

Automated Data Collection

When you use our Online Services or open our emails, we may obtain certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons (including pixels and tags), and other technologies.  In addition, we also may receive your device’s geolocation or other information related to your location through GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi signals and other technologies.  These technologies help us (1) remember your information so you will not have to re-enter it; (2) track, understand and analyze how you use and interact with our Online Services; (3) personalize your experience with our Online Services, including providing you advertising and content based on your interests and location; (4) measure the usability of our Online Services and the effectiveness of our communications; and (5) otherwise manage and enhance our products and services, and help ensure they are working properly.

We may use these automated technologies to collect information about your equipment, browsing actions, usage patterns and location.  We obtain information through these automated means such as your device IP address, unique device identifiers, device type, device type, browser type and app version information, web browser or app characteristics, device characteristics and settings, operating system characteristics, language preferences, language and country preferences,  referring or exit URLs, device geolocation data, general location information, error information, and information about your interactions with our Online Services (such pages visited, links clicked, features used, dates and times of access, and other information about your use of our Online Services).

Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies.  Please note that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our Online Services.  In addition, your mobile device settings may allow you to manage how your device or browser shares certain device data with our app.  Our Online Services are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers in the U.S.  To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before using cookies.

 

How Do We Use Personal Information?

We use the personal information we obtain to perform our contract with you or take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you, including to:

  • Provide our products and services;
  • Process and fulfill orders and requests;
  • Provide, onboard and manage your account; and
  • Verify your identity;

We also use the information we obtain for our legitimate interests, which we can further describe upon request, including to:

  • Manage our relationships with customers, prospective customer personnel and business partners;
  • Communicate with you and provide technical and customer support;
  • Personalize your experience on our Online Services;
  • Advertise and market products and services of IMC, exhibitors and others and provide you with offers and other communications about products and services of IMC, exhibitors and others. Where required under applicable law, we will obtain your consent before sending you any marketing communications;
  • Administer participation in surveys, sweepstakes, promotions and other programs;
  • Manage career opportunities with us, including for recruitment purposes, candidate screening and evaluation, and employee onboarding;
  • Compile, anonymize or aggregate personal information for our business purposes;
  • Perform analytics, market, trend or statistical research and analysis, including developing, deriving and compiling market research, data sets, insights, trends, benchmarks, algorithms, models and other analyses or information;
  • Operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services; enhancing and analyzing our products and services; managing our communications; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
  • Maintain and enhance the safety and security of our Online Services, products and services, prevent misuse and troubleshoot technical issues;
  • Exercise our rights and remedies and defend against legal claims;
  • Protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities; and
  • Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards IMC policies, and terms and conditions, including our Terms of Use.

We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection or with your consent, if required under applicable law.

 

Third-Party Analytics Services

We may use third-party analytics services on our Online Services, such as Google Analytics. The providers of these analytics services use technologies such as cookies and web beacons to help us analyze your use of our Online Services. The information collected through these means may be disclosed to or collected directly by these services. To learn more about Google Analytics, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

 

Interest-Based Advertising

You may see our ads on other websites or apps because we use third-party ad services to provide you with advertising about products and services that may be tailored to your interests.  Through these ad services, we can target our messaging to users considering demographic data, users’ inferred interests and browsing context.

These ad services track information about your online activities over time on our Online Services and across third-party websites and apps by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of cookies, web server logs, web beacons and other similar technologies. These ad services may collect data about your visits to websites and apps, such as the pages or ads you view and the actions you take on the websites or apps. This data collection takes place both on our Online Services and on third-party websites and apps that participate in these ad services. The ad services use this information to show you ads that may be tailored to your individual interests. These services also help us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

To learn how to opt out of certain interest-based advertising in the U.S., please visit www.aboutads.info/choices or www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.  In the EU, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu/. For additional information on how we use cookies in connection with these services, please see our Cookie Policy [link to cookie policy].

With Whom Do We Share Personal Information?

We may share personal information with certain third parties, as set forth below:

  • Affiliated Entities: We share personal information with our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.
  • Your Company: We may share your personal information with your colleagues and employer in connection with establishing, maintaining and managing our relationship with your company and for verification purposes.
  • Business Partner: We share personal information with our business partners in connection with polls, surveys, contests, sweepstakes and other promotions we offer jointly with them. Where required under applicable law, we will ask for your consent for this data sharing.
  • Service Providers: We share personal information with third-party vendors and other entities to perform services for us or on our behalf, such as providers of information and communication technology, advertising and marketing, security, payment processing and billing, customer service, and customer relationship management services.  We also share personal information with our advisors, such as consultants, auditors, attorneys and financial planners.
  • Social Networks: We may share your personal information with social media platforms if you use those services to connect with us through the features on our Online Services. Where required under applicable law, we will ask for your consent to do so.
  • Business Transfers: We reserve the right to transfer any personal information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a merger, acquisition, joint venture, reorganization, divestiture, dissolution or liquidation).
  • Others: We may disclose personal information (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (2) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities; (3) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights; (4) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical or other harm or financial loss; (5) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity or security issues, or (6) otherwise with your consent or as directed by your representative.

 

Data Transfers

We are based in the United States, where your personal information is stored. If you are located in the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom, the United States has not been recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection. To the extent required by law, where we transfer your information to recipients in other countries than the country in which the information originally was collected, such as the United States, we will either transfer it subject to the recipient’s compliance with EU and/or UK Standard Contractual Clauses, Binding Corporate Rules, with your explicit consent to the transfer or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.

How is Your Personal Information Protected?

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized access, destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure or use.

 

How Long Do We Retain Personal Information?

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we retain personal information we collect about you or that you provide to us for the duration of our relationship, plus a reasonable period in order to be able to run regular deletion routines or to take into account applicable statute of limitation periods and records retention requirements under applicable law.

 

Your Choices

If you would no longer like to receive promotional emails from us, please send an email to us at webmaster@americasmart.com or click the link at the bottom of any email you receive from us and follow the instructions.

To the extent provided by applicable law, you may (1) have the right to access the personal information we collect about you; (2) request that we rectify personal information about you that is inaccurate or incomplete; (3) request that we delete personal information about you (you can also delete your account via SMS, as indicated below); (4) have the right to restrict our processing of your personal information; (5) object at any time to the processing of your personal information on grounds relating to your particular situation and, in any event, to the processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes; (6) withdraw your consent to any processing of your personal information that is based on your consent; and (7) in certain circumstances, request that we provide you with a copy of your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to have this information transmitted to another entity, where it is technically feasible. To exercise those rights, you can contact us as indicated below. If you are not satisfied with our response, you may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in your country.

How to Submit a Request. To submit an access or deletion request (DSAR Form) click here or email us at privacy@imcenters.com. For questions or concerns about our privacy policies and practices, please contact us as described in “Contact Us” section of the Privacy Notice.

Verifying Requests. To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information or complying with your request.  If you have an account with us, we may verify your identity by requiring you to sign in to your account.  If you do not have an account with us and you request access to or deletion of your personal information, we may require you to provide information regarding data elements to be used for verification (such as your login credentials, other account details we have on record, or we may ask you to authenticate your email address).  In addition, if you do not have an account and you ask us to provide you with specific pieces of personal information, we may require you to sign a declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request.

If you are a California residents, please see our California Consumer Privacy Statement for additional information on your rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you.

 

Children’s Information

Our Online Services are designed for a general audience and are not directed to children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 through our Online Services. In the event that we become aware that we have collected such personal information from a child under 16, we will promptly delete that information from our records. If you believe a child under 16 may have provided us with personal information, please contact us as specified in the How to Contact Us section below.

 

Links to Third-Party Websites or Features

For your convenience and information, our Online Services may provide links to other websites or services (such as exhibitor websites and social media platforms), and may include third-party features such as apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins. These third-party websites and services may operate independently from us. The privacy practices of the relevant third parties, including details on the information they may collect and use about you, are subject to the privacy statements of these parties, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked online services or third-party features are not owned or controlled by IMC, we are not responsible for those third parties’ information practices.

 

Updates to our Privacy Statement

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time.  We will indicate at the top of the Privacy Statement when it was most recently updated.  You should periodically check this Privacy Statements for updates. For significant changes, we will notify you by posting a notice on our website.

 

How to Contact Us

For more information about this Privacy Statement or our privacy policies, please visit our company website at www.imcenters.com, or contact us at privacy@imcenters.com.  You may also reach out to:

Keith Weller
Chief Information Security Officer
240 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone:  (404) 223-3000
Toll Free: (800) 285-6278

Karl Cooper
Director of Technology & Information Systems Operations
495 S. Grand Central Parkway
Suite 1615
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Toll Free: (800) 285-6278

If you are based in the EU or the UK, you can also contact us at: privacy@imcenters.com

 

CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY STATEMENT

This California Consumer Privacy Statement supplements the IMC Privacy Statement and applies solely to California consumers and address personal information we collect online and offline. This Statement uses certain terms that have the meaning given to them in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and its implementing regulations (the “CCPA”). This Statement does not apply to IMC personnel or job applicants.

  1. Notice of Collection and Use of Personal Information

We may collect (and may have collected during the 12-month period prior to the effective date of this Statement) the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Identifiers: identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier (such as a device identifier; cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers and similar technology; customer number, unique pseudonym, or user alias; telephone number and other forms of persistent or probabilistic identifiers), online identifier, IP address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, state identification card number, passport number, and other similar identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80: physical characteristics or description, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, and other financial information
  • Commercial Information: commercial information, including records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, and other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies
  • Online Activity: Internet and other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interaction with websites, applications or advertisements
  • Location Information
  • Sensory Information: audio, electronic, visual, and similar information we collect, for example, when you participate in a webinar or on your badge
  • Employment Information: professional or employment-related information
  • Education Information: education-related information such as school name or class schedule.
  • Inferences: inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about you reflecting your preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

We may use (and may have used during the 12-month period prior to the effective date of this Statement) your personal information for the purposes described in the Web Privacy Statement and for the following business purposes specified in the CCPA:

  • Performing services
  • Auditing related to a current interaction with you and concurrent transactions
  • Short-term, transient use
  • Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity
  • Debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality
  • Undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration
  • Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us.
  1. Sources of Personal Information

During the 12-month period prior to the effective date of this Statement, we may have obtained personal information about you from the following categories of sources:

  • Directly from you, such as when you submit information to us through our Online Services
  • Your devices, such as when you visit our website
  • Your employer
  • Our affiliates
  • Our business partners
  • Vendors who provide services on our behalf
  • Data analytics providers
  • Online advertising services and advertising networks
  • Data brokers
  • Social networks
  1. Sale of Personal Information

We do not sell your personal information in exchange for monetary consideration. We may share your personal information with certain third parties (such as online advertising services) or allow them to collect your personal information via automated technologies on our Online Services in exchange for non-monetary consideration.  We share the categories of personal information listed below for online advertising purposes and to provide third-party social network features and functionality on our Platforms. You have the right to opt-out of this disclosure of your information, which may be considered a “sale” under California law.

During the 12-month period prior to the effective date of this Statement, we may have sold the following categories of personal information about you to online advertising services and social networks:

  • Identifiers
  • Online Activity
  • Inferences

We do not have actual knowledge that we sell personal information of minors under 16 years of age.

  1. Sharing of Personal Information

During the 12-month period prior to the effective date of this Statement, we may have shared your personal information with certain categories of third parties, as described below.

We may have disclosed the following categories of personal information about you for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties:

Category of Personal Information Category of Third Party
Identifiers
  • Our affiliates
  • Your employer
  • Our business partners
  • Vendors who provide services on our behalf
  • Data analytics providers
  • Social networks or media platforms

 

Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80 Law
  • Our affiliates
  • Our business partners
  • Vendors who provide services on our behalf
  • Data analytics providers

 

Commercial Information
  • Our affiliates
  • Your employer
  • Our business partners
  • Vendors who provide services on our behalf
  • Data analytics providers
  • Social networks or media platforms

 

Online Activity
  • Our affiliates
  • Vendors who provide services on our behalf
  • Data analytics providers
  • Social networks or media platforms
Location Information
  • Our affiliates and subsidiaries
  • Vendors who provide services on our behalf
  • Data analytics providers
Sensory Information
  • Our affiliates and subsidiaries
  • Vendors who provide services on our behalf
Employment Information
  • Our affiliates and subsidiaries
  • Our business partners
  • Vendors who provide services on our behalf
Education Information
  • Our affiliates and subsidiaries
  • Our business partners
  • Vendors who provide services on our behalf
Inferences
  • Our affiliates and subsidiaries
  • Vendors who provide services on our behalf
  • Data analytics providers

 

In addition to the categories of third parties identified above, during the 12-month period prior to the effective date of this Statement, we may have shared personal information about you with government entities and third parties in connection with corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions or divestitures.

  1. California Consumer Privacy Rights

You have certain choices regarding your personal information, as described below.

Access: You have the right to request, twice in a 12-month period, that we disclose to you the personal information we have collected, used, disclosed and sold about you during the past 12 months.

Deletion: You have the right to request that we delete certain personal information we have collected from you.

How to Submit a Request. To submit an access or deletion request, contact us at (800) 285-6278 or click here or email us at privacy@imcenters.com.  For questions or concerns about our privacy policies and practices, please contact us as described in “Contact Us” section of the Privacy Notice.

Verifying Requests. To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information or complying with your request.  If you have an account with us, we may verify your identity by requiring you to sign in to your account.  If you do not have an account with us and you request access to or deletion of your personal information, we may require you to provide information regarding data elements to be used for verification (such as your login credentials, other account details we have on record, or we may ask you to authenticate your email address).  In addition, if you do not have an account and you ask us to provide you with specific pieces of personal information, we may require you to sign a declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request.

Additional Information. If you choose to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, you have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment by us.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may charge a reasonable fee to comply with your request.