Effective January 1, 2019

Parabere Forum (“Parabere Forum”, “we”, “us” or “our”) values our supporters, Conference delegates and other individuals we interact with (“you” or “your”) and respects your privacy. Protecting your information is of the utmost importance to us. Accordingly, we have provided this Privacy Policy to let you know how we will handle the information entrusted to us when you visit https://www.parabereforum.com and any other online site or application that links to this Privacy Policy (collectively the “Services”).


Generally speaking, we collect or receive the following types of information when you use the Services:

  • Information You Provide Directly. You may provide information directly to us in several different ways.  For example, when you sign up for updates from Parabere Forum, register for one of our conferences, or create or enhance your profile in one of our mobile applications, we collect your contact information, including your first and last name, email address, country of residence, organization, your title within your organization and any other information you may choose to provide, which may include links to your professional profile on other sites or platforms.  When you submit a comment in our “Contact” form, or complete one of our surveys, we collect information including your name, email address, country of residence, and whatever information is in the comments or survey responses you provide.
  • Information We Collect Automatically. We automatically collect certain information about you and your computer when you use the Services, which may include: the type of web browser and operating system you have used to access the Services; your IP address (which is a number automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet and can be used to derive your general geographic location); and information about the content you view and the features you access on the Services that we collect using cookies and similar technologies.  Parabere Forum uses a service called Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors to the Parabere Forum website use the Services. For more information see the “Cookies and Similar Technologies” section below.

We also maintain a cookie on your computer, which is used in the Entry Comments feature of the Services when a user selects the “Remember me next time” option.

  • We may share the Google Analytics data and our analysis of that data with third parties, including donors to Parabere Forum.  Otherwise, we do not aggregate data collected by Parabere Forum with data from other websites or third-party sources, or share collected data with other parties.


We use the information we collect and receive for the following general purposes:

  • To provide you with the Services, products, and information you request and with legal notices or information about changes to this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use;
  • To continually improve the Services and enhance your experience with the Services;
  • To better understand your interests in order to provide you with relevant content, surveys and questionnaires, and other materials; and
  • To respond to your requests, questions, and comments;
  • As we believe is necessary to protect our rights and the rights of others, including by enforcing our Terms of Use.
  • For any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect your information, or pursuant to your consent.


We may share your information with the following entities:

  • Service Providers. We also may share your information with entities that provide services to us, including companies that provide web analytics, data processing, email distribution, and other services.  For example, the automatically collected information described below is provided to Google Analytics in order to better understand how users make use of the Services, and to improve our communication with our users.  Data collected when you sign up for email updates from Parabere Forum is provided to our email newsletter provider, so that those updates can be delivered to you.
  • Other Parties When Required by Law or as Necessary to Protect Our Services.
    There may be instances when we disclose your information to other parties in order to:

    • protect the legal rights of Parabere Forum, its affiliates, and of the users of the Services;
    • protect the safety and security of users of the Services;
    • prevent fraud (or for risk management purposes); or
    • comply with or respond to the law or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government entity.
  • Other Parties in Aggregated Form. We may also share the Google Analytics data, in aggregated and non-personally-identifiable form, with third parties including donors to Parabere Forum.
  • Other Parties in Connection With a Transfer of Assets. If we make a sale or transfer of assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger or transfer, or in the event of bankruptcy, we may transfer your information to one or more third parties as part of that transaction.
  • Other Parties With Your Consent. In addition to the sharing described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with other third parties when you consent to such sharing.For example, some of our Services may provide features that allow you to connect with other individuals, businesses or entities, or to share information with other individuals, businesses or entities or publicly. If you choose to participate in these features you consent to the sharing of your information as necessary to provide these features.  We are not responsible for how other individuals, businesses or entities handle your personal information and we recommend exercising caution when sharing personal information with others.


Some of the functionality on the Services may be provided by third parties that are not affiliated with Parabere Forum.  These entities, including Google and PayPal, may collect or receive certain information about your use of the Services, including through the use of cookies, Web beacons, and similar technologies. Parabere Forum is not responsible for the privacy practices of these entities, and we recommend you review their policies. Additionally, the Services may link to third party sites that are not governed by this Privacy Policy.  When you select a link to a third-party site from the Parabere Forum website or other Services (for example, if you link to PayPal in order to make a donation to Parabere Forum, or if you link to a social networking site, or conference sponsor site), you will be leaving the Parabere Forum website or Service, as applicable. Any information that you disclose on the third-party site will be governed by that site’s privacy policy.


We rely on one or more of the following legal grounds (as appropriate) to process personal information:

  1. To enter and perform a contract with you or to perform any steps you require from us before entering into a contract.
  2. To pursue our legitimate business interests in establishing, managing or concluding our relationship with you.
  3. Where you have specifically consented to us processing your personal information.
  4. To comply with our legal obligations and establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.


We use reasonable physical, technical, and administrative measures to safeguard information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. Please note, however, that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect the information we maintain, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us.

Personal information is retained in accordance with our record retention policies. Our record retention periods are established taking into account requirements of privacy laws, the purposes for which the information was collected, legal and regulatory requirements to retain the information for minimum periods, limitation periods for taking legal action, and our business purposes.


We do not knowingly collect or store personal information about children under the age of 13.  If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information from our database.


Parabere Forum may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction.

By using the Service you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or to any other country in which Parabere Forum or its service providers (such as Google Analytics) maintains facilities, and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.


Parabere Forum does not share your personal information with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes.


You may request access to or correction of the personal information in our custody or control by writing to us as described below. We may need to verify your identity before searching for or providing you with personal information. Your right to access or correct your personal information is subject to certain legal restrictions. You may also have the right, in specified circumstances, to withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information or to object to our use of your personal information, to request the deletion of your personal information or restrict its use, to request a copy of the information you have provided to us to use for your own purposes, or to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. If you have any questions about these rights, or you would like to exercise any of them, please contact us as described below.


From time to time, we may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to the scope of the Services or for other reasons. Therefore, it is important to check the effective date of the Privacy Policy posted here each time you use the Services. If we make any material revisions to this Privacy Policy, we email you at the email address you have provided or will place a notice on our website. By continuing to use the Services after we make changes, you indicate your consent to those changes.


We want to assure you that we are dedicated to protecting your privacy. If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact the Senior Advisor – Legal Affairs at  contact@parabereforum.com


Parabere Forum uses a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use the Services and the Internet.  This section provides more information about some of those technologies and how they work.

  • Cookies are small text files that websites and other online services use to store information about users on the users’ own computers. For example, cookies can be used to store your sign-in credentials so that you do not have to enter them each time you return to a website. Cookies also may be used to store a unique identification number tied to your computer so that a website can recognize you as the same user across different visits to the website. You can configure your Internet browser to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or to refuse cookies completely. Parabere Forum may use cookies to automatically load your information during later visits to the Parabere Forum website.
  • Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a set of software tools that allows Parabere Forum to automatically collect information about how visitors to the Parabere Forum website use the Services. This information is not associated with any information provided by you directly, such as your name or email address.