Privacy Policy

Policy Purpose

The purpose of this document is to briefly outline how we respect your privacy and how we use your data. The policy is written in simple language to make it easy to understand, and we focus on respectful and clear use of your data to deliver our events and reports. At any time you may elect out of our services and platform via any of our e-mails to you, or through the support channel outlined below.

Who is holding my data?

Your information is being collected by the Cyber Talent Institute (CTI). We collect information you provide directly to us when you register, fill out a form or otherwise communicate with us. The information we collect includes data such as your name, email address, organizational affiliation and role. This information is collected in order to register you for our events and supply you with the content you requested. You may unsubscribe and have us remove your data at any time. The Cyber Talent Institute uses systems and providers to support the running of its events and sharing of resources to delegates but does not sell the data or use it for a purpose unrelated to your engagement in these events and topics.

Sensitive Personal Information

CTI Does not directly collect sensitive information such as credit card details or your Social Security number. Analytic information that is collected is not associated with any protected or sensitive information categories.

Privacy Policy

Registrant contact information is not shared with third parties without your consent. Registrant information is primarily used to verify registration and notify you of important updates and similar events held by CTI in the future. It is also used to provide you with content from the event, such as copies of reports, and you may unsubscribe at any time.

Use of Information

We use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our Services;
  • Provide and deliver the products and services you request, and to send you related information, including confirmations, follow up reports, etc;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service.

By accessing and using the Services, you consent to the processing and transfer of your information in and to the United States and other countries.

Promotional Communications

We will periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails that directly promote our conferences, events and gatherings. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us – you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive. Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you notices of any updates to our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy.

Cookies

As you browse the CTI websites and interact with our platforms you will be issued cookies that span two categories. Core cookies will be used to authenticate you and validate your access to the platform, such as validating your access to streams of events for which you have registered. The other category of cookies are for analytic services and ad networks, which enable us to understand how you use our services or where you found us. These are used to improve our services and content, but you may change your cookie preferences on our site at any time and elect not to enable these optional cookies. You can change the policy using the cookie tool on the site in the bottom right hand corner. This feature aside, most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. (This will not prevent you from seeing ads; the ads simply will not be delivered through these targeting methods.)

Data Sharing and Partners

The Cyber Talent Institute uses a number of systems to deliver the events for which you are registering. Sometimes we use a company called Active Campaign to send you important information about the program. This data is held only for the purpose of running the events and providing you with the content resources and reports offered therein. Additionally we use technology platforms like Vimeo and hosting platforms such as AWS, though we do not provide your data for their use.

Aside from the platforms used to deliver the event, we will always ask for your permission before sending your information to any other organization, or for any use case other than what is outlined above. We may on occasion offer you invitations to access or join third party services and/or platforms that may be of interest to you as a participant of this conference. Your use of these services is entirely optional. We may send you information related to our programs and further opportunities of interest to you, which you may terminate at your discretion.

We've tried to make this notice easy to read, but you can always contact the Data Protection Officer via support@cybertalentinstitute.org who will help explain things further and will answer your questions.

What security measures are you taking?

Given the nature of the Cyber Talent Institute and our typical delegates we take security very seriously. We carry out regular security assessments to make sure your information is secure. We follow all the standard industry practices to make sure we hold your information as securely as possible.

Security Incidents

We will always inform you as quickly as possible if we discovery any security incident that has affected your data. We will take all reasonable action that we can to reduce risks and we will let you know if you need to take any action to protect yourself as a result.

How long will the information be held?

We keep your information for two years from the period you are inactive, though if you continue to engage in events or retrieve resources we will maintain your data to verify you. If the circumstances arise where we need to keep the data longer we will tell you and explain why. After this time period of inactivity your data will be automatically removed. If you wish to exercise your right to be forgotten you may unsubscribe at any time and your data will be purged 30 days later.

What about my other rights?

You have a right to have a copy of the information which we hold on you or to transfer your information. You can make a request for a copy of your data through the support channel and any data that is available to transfer will be made clear to you as you use the platform.

What if I want more information or I want to complain?

If at any time you want further information, or you need help understanding what you can and cannot request, or if you want to make a complaint, the Data Protection Officer can help you with this. The Data Protection Office is Sharon Heys and she can be contacted via the support channel. Please email support@cybertalentinstitute.org and ask to be put in contact with the Data Protection Officer.

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