This website is administered by IRON-FURNACE. The primary purpose of IRON-FURNACE is to be a resource and business tool to help you create your future and to create jobs. As to our website, we are committed to maintaining your privacy.
The following provides an overview of how we protect your privacy during your visit.
Information is gathered in two ways:
1) indirectly (for example, through our website’s technology); and
2) directly (for example, when you provide information on various pages of our website).
One example of information we collect indirectly is through our Internet access logs. When you access our website, your Internet address is automatically collected and is placed in our Internet access logs.
The cookies we use identify you merely as a number. (If you are uncomfortable regarding cookies use, please keep in mind you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in preferences or options menu in your browser.)
We also collect information when you voluntarily submit it to us. Throughout our website, we may provide the opportunity to register for an event or conference, order a white paper, or participate in an online survey. When we collect this type of information, we will list why we are asking for information and how this information will be used. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
We analyze it to determine what is most effective about our website, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor our website to make it more effective. We may also use data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information.
As a global organization, data we collect may be transferred internationally throughout our organization. We will not sell individual information and will share it only with our advisors. There will be other times when we need to share information, for example, in the case of an event where we need to provide our caterer with meal preference information. But before you submit any information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for specific information and it is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
The references to “sensitive personal data” are to the various categories of personal data identified by European and other data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories comprise personal identity numbers, personal data about personality and private life, racial or ethnic origin, nationality, political opinions, membership of political parties or movements, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical or mental health, genetic code, addictions, sexual life, property matters or criminal record (including information about suspected criminal activities).
We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your data on this website. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.