Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on: September 12, 2018. By accessing or using this site, you consent to the terms of this privacy policy.


WHO WE ARE

We organize the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meetings. Our web address is https://www.agbt.org/.

We are located at
The Genome Partnership
20 S. Sarah
St. Louis, MO 63108

If you have any questions about privacy and how we use data, please contact Leisa Zigman at leisaz@agbt.org.  


WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHAT WE DO WITH IT


CONTACT FORMS

When you contact us via the contact form and provide your name and contact information to us, we use this information to reply to your inquiry. This will not add you to our mailing list and we will not keep your name or contact information unless you explicitly request to be added to the mailing list, in which case we will keep your name and contact information until you unsubscribe from the mailing list.


DEMOGRAPHICS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

For each AGBT conference, we publicly compile demographic information based on location and the company/university type. For an example of this, please visit here. When we disclose aggregate data about conference attendees we strip the infographic of specifics to maintain our attendees’ privacy.

We keep your name and contact and company/institution information that you provide during registration for an AGBT conference in our records and use it for administrative and marketing purposes until you ask us to delete your information. 

Any data collected on agbt.org is not sold or used for marketing purposes except as provided in this Privacy Policy.


EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) or links to third party websites. Embedded or linked content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. We do not control those third party sites or content and we recommend that you contact the operators of those third party sites directly for more information on how those sites collect, use and share data.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


ANALYTICS

We use Google Analytics (which may use cookies and other technology) to collect data on page-views and geographic location. This is to help us better cater our content to our users and include an international audience in our conferences. This data is deleted after 26 months.

Google Analytics attributes a randomized ID number to you, so your personal privacy is maintained. We do not collect data about your personal demographics (name, age, gender), or any information that can identify you personally, via Google Analytics.

For additional information about the collection of information via Google Analytics, including how Google Analytics uses cookies and how to opt out of Google Analytics, see www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or Google’s successor website. 


WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

We collect registration information through Nix Conference and Meeting Management and abstract information through Hubb.me.

We compile reports about submitted abstracts through DeciBio. See here for an example.

We may also share your registration information (e.g., name and contact and company/institution information) with (1) sponsors of the AGBT conference for which you register, for each sponsor to promote or market its products and/or services at the AGBT conference, and (2) third parties who provide products and/or services to us and/or conference attendees in connection with the AGBT conference for which you register (e.g., CrowdCompass, which provides a mobile app for the conference; DeciBio Consulting, which provides tools for the app; and Novella Brandhouse, which creates demographic charts for our website). 

As a result of the collection and sharing of information as described in this privacy policy, your information may be collected by or shared with an entity that is located in a country other than that in which you are located.


WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase or update any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged or authorized to keep under applicable law.


TRACKING

We do not track users across different websites and thus do not respond to “do not track” signals.


YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

You can also request us to delete your contact information from our mailing list, our website, and our email system or withdraw your consent to our use and disclosure of contact information.


HOW WE UPDATE OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may revise this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the bottom of this privacy policy. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the current privacy policy. The most current version of the privacy policy can be reviewed by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” link located on the bottom of our website. Your continued use of the site after we post any revisions constitutes your agreement to any such revisions.


European Website Visitors

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) adopted in the European Union (“EU”), users who are located in the EU have the following rights:

  • If the processing of personal data is based on your consent, the right to withdraw consent for future processing of that data.
  • The right to request from AGBT a “data controller” (as defined under the GDPR) access to and rectification of your personal data.
  • Subject to limitations as provided for in the GDPR, the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • Subject to limitations as provided for in the GDPR, the right to request erasure of your personal data.

You may contact AGBT by any of the following methods:

By writing to us at

The Genome Partnership
20 S. Sarah
St. Louis, MO 63108

By calling us at 314-615-6360.

By emailing us at leisaz@agbt.org.

If you are a resident of the European Union, you may have the right to file a complaint with your local data protection authority in the event that we do not comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Effective Date: September 12, 2018