Last Updated: 10/1/14
SPSG collects a variety of information from our users to help us better serve your event safety and informational needs. The information you provide through the Site may be collected and stored. Additional information from other sources, such as related services, may be recorded as well. We may request or require name and email address for participation in some of our current projects and to set up an account to use when accessing our services.
We collect the IP addresses of every user who signs up for the SPSG services. The Site may also automatically collect information from your browser each time you access the Site. This automatically collected information usually includes your IP address, language, browser, referring sites, time and date, and the content of any cookies previously accepted from the Site.
When accessing the Site, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, which facilitate access to the Site and personalize your experience. By using cookies, we also may automatically collect information about activity related to the Site, such as web pages visited, links clicked through, and searches conducted. You can usually modify your browser’s settings to decline some or all cookies. Please note, if you opt to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or utilize some of the interactive features offered by the Site.
The Site allows you to share information publicly with other users. Whatever information you choose to provide through these services is wholly public, and may be recorded by other users, us, indexed by search engines, or more. Please use your own judgment and caution when revealing any personal information into the public areas of the site and services. We will not share your personal information except as indicated in this document, or when we have informed you and given you a chance to opt out of such sharing.
When you provide us with personal information, that information may be sent to, or routed through, servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.
The information we collect through your contact with the Site is used primarily to facilitate the creation of our site and application content; personalize, enhance and ease your use of the Site; research and analyze your use of the Site, its Services and content, whether provided by us or others; communicate with you through email, telephone, postal mail, and/or mobile devices; enforce our User Agreement; manage the Site and our business as a whole; and perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
From time to time, we may share the information we collect from you with third parties. This sharing to third parties is done in connection with the operation of the services we provide to you and/or for analytics purposes which may require the reproduction and display of such information in an aggregated and anonymized manner such that remains non-personalized, and will not in any way identify you.
From time to time, we may share your personal information, including name, email address, and contact information with our authorized agents and service providers, to allow them to perform services on our behalf. These services may include maintaining our servers, supporting the functionality of the Site and applications, and supporting surveys and other features. These agents and service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
We will comply with a demand for personal information when made as a subpoena, court order, a request for cooperation from law enforcement or other government agencies; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
We will also release information when we believe that such disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our User Agreement.
How we protect your personal information. We take security quite seriously, and employ a variety of measures to ensure its safety. These include physical, procedural, legal, and electronic measures. Only authorized employees and Third Parties, who have agreed to our confidentiality requirements such as consultants, may be permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use SSL encryption in the transmission of your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.
We want you to feel confident using the Services. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications, will always remain secure.
Although the Services are meant for a general professional audience, we restrict their use to individuals age 13 and above. We do not knowingly seek or collect personal information from minor children.
In the event that we or any portion of the business represented by the Site, are merged with or acquired by a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these or similar circumstances, to transfer or assign any or all of the information we have collected as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of ownership or control. In the event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.