Last updated July 7, 2022
Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at United States Council for International Business (USCIB) (“Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our“). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This privacy notice describes how we might use your information if you:
- Visit our website at https://uscib.org/
- Engage with us in other related ways, including for any sales, marketing, or events
In this privacy notice, if we refer to:
- “Website,” we are referring to any website of ours that references or links to this policy
- “Services,” we are referring to our Website, and other related services or databases, including any sales, marketing, or events
USCIB maintains a website with two broad categories of users:
- USCIB Members
USCIB is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors and members. To that end, below you will find the privacy policies related to each category.
Please read this privacy notice carefully, as it will help you understand what we do with the information that we collect.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
- HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
- WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
- HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
- HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?
- DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?
- WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
- CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
- DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS NOTICE?
- HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS NOTICE?
- HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATE OR DELETE THE DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU?
- ARBITRATOR & MEDIATOR/EXPERT DATABASES REGISTRANTS
1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
To receive USCIB newsletters or information about USCIB products and services, contact USCIB for any questions or comments, request USCIB products and services, register on USCIB’s databases, or register for USCIB events and trainings, you may choose to provide some personal information.
Personal information you disclose to us
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services, use our products and Services, participate in activities on the Website, or otherwise when you contact us.
The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make, and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include, and is not limited to, the following:
- Email address and other personal information that may be included in any email you sent to us (e.g., title, name, or organization;
- Identification data (title, name), demographic data (country of residence), contact data (email address and phone number), and professional data (current occupation, organization, activity) that may be included in any requests to subscribe to our newsletters, register for our events and trainings, or participate in our committees or working groups
- Information provided on the registration form for USCIB’s Arbitrator and Mediator/Expert Databases when you register in those databases, which can be found here: https://uscib.org/uscib-arbitrator-database/ and https://uscib.org/uscib-mediator-expert-database/
- Any documents you send when you apply for employment or internship with USCIB (e.g., resume, cover letter, etc.)
All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete, and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
Information automatically collected
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Website, and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.
Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies. The information we collect includes:
- Log and usage data that is service-related, diagnostic, usage and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our Website and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type and settings and information about your activity in the Website (such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use), device event information (such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called ‘crash dumps’) and hardware settings).
- We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet or other device you use to access the Website. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model, Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system, and system configuration information.
- We collect location data such as information about your device’s location, which can be either precise or imprecise. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Website. For example, we may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location (based on your IP address). You can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your location setting on your device. Note however, if you choose to opt out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the Services.
2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
USCIB may use the personal information that you provide:
- to process and respond to your questions and/or inquiries;
- to provide our products and Services to you and others;
- to send newsletters, emails, or other communications relating to products and services that may be of interest;
- to recommend other USCIB services and products;
- to manage your membership to USCIB;
USCIB, or third parties on its behalf, may also use information provided in an aggregate and anonymous form for internal business and planning purposes, including to analyze trends and statistics.
We use personal information collected via our Website for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.
We use the information we collect or receive:
- To protect our Services. We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention).
- To enforce our terms, conditions and policies for business purposes, to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or in connection with our contract.
- To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
- To send you marketing and promotional communications. We may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes, if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences. For example, when expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our Website, subscribing to marketing or otherwise contacting us, we will collect personal information from you. You can opt-out of our marketing emails at any time (see the “WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?” below).
3. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:
- Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
- Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
- Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
- Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
- Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:
- Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
A Member or a Visitor may accept or decline cookies on his/her browser interface. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer, however, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Website. Any Member or a Visitor prevented from using certain features by declining cookies does so at his or her own risk and cannot hold USCIB liable for any reduced performance.
5. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary to complete the operations for which your information has been collected for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements).
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
6. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Website is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.
7. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?
We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Website, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Website. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we may have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at email@example.com.
8. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In some regions (like the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and United Kingdom (“UK”)), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. These may include the right (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. To make such a request, please use the contact details provided below. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note however that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
If you are a resident in the EEA or UK and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: https://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.
If you are a resident in Switzerland, the contact details for the data protection authorities are available here: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home.html.
Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Website. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Website visit https://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
9. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.
10. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS NOTICE?
We may update, revise, or modify (collectively, “updated”) this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by a “Last Updated” and date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is posted on the Internet. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
11. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS NOTICE?
If you have questions or comments about this notice, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
United States Council for International Business
1212 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
12. HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATE, OR DELETE THE DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU?
Based on the applicable laws of your country, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. To request to review, update, or delete your personal information, contact us.
13. ARBITRATOR & MEDIATOR/EXPERT DATABASES REGISTRANTS
Registrants shall keep their personal information up to date and the access to their profile secure.
- Registrants shall not provide any false personal information on the Website, or create an account for any other person without authorization.
- Registrants shall not create more than one Registrant account per each database.
- Registrants must take appropriate security measures to maintain the confidentiality of the Login Information.
- Registrants must immediately change their Login Information if their Login Information has been disclosed to an unauthorized person.
- Registrants must immediately inform USCIB if they become aware of or believe that their Login Information has been used by an unauthorized person.
- USCIB is not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft, misappropriation, disclosure or unauthorized use of Registrants’ Login Information.
Registrants’ Uploaded Data and Content
- Registrants are exclusively responsible for the information they include in their profile or subsequently modify.
Registrants agree that all information, data, text, photographs, material, messages, or other content, whether posted publicly or privately transmitted via the Website, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. USCIB shall not be liable for any data or content that Registrants upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Website, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any data or content.
USCIB does not control the data or the content uploaded on the Website by Registrants and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality thereof, the timeliness or the availability of any data posted on or via the Website.
USCIB does not necessarily espouse or endorse any of the ideas or information posted on its Website.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting material on USCIB’s Website, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights on the material including, without limitation, all rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the material, and that the usage, publication and posting of such data and content does not violate these Terms, does not breach any applicable laws or regulation and will not and could not violate any rights of, or cause or could cause injury to, any third person or entity.
In case of any infringement to the above, the Registrants infringing these Terms shall be solely responsible.