Privacy Policy

The IRES Foundation values your privacy and wants you to know how your personal information will be used.  This statement applies to information obtained from individuals who use our website, who attend or present at our programs, or who interact with us in any other way.  

How Do We Collect Information?

When you provide information directly to us or in your interactions with us such as when you visit our website, attend or register for an event.  

 

We may obtain personal information from third-parties for our marketing purposes.

 

We may obtain information from the Insurance Regulatory Examiners’ Society about you or your employer’s sustaining membership in that organization. 

 

We may combine information we receive from different sources, as described in this Privacy Statement, including third-party sources, and use or disclose it for the purposes described below.

What Information Do We Collect?

Information you provide to us when you register for a program, present at an event, or use any mobile applications, such as name, email address, address, zip code, telephone number, professional designations, affiliations, employer, title, photo, and payment information such as credit card information.

 

Other information about you may be collected by technology automatically when you interact with us, such as when you visit our website or register for an event.  This information may include IP address, browser information, device and software information, demographic information and product or user preferences.

 

Inferences drawn from any of the information we collect to create a profile about you reflecting your preferences and characteristics, such as what topics may interest you.

How Do We Use Your Information?

To register you for a conference and provide services you request, to communicate with you about our events and organization, to prepare conference materials, to verify eligibility for a special conference rate, to process payments, and assist you with conference-related matters.

 

For our own marketing purposes.

 

For our own internal business purposes, such as to evaluate our website and conferences, to protect our property, and for security and accounting reasons.

 

To comply with the law or legal requirements, a subpoena or other governmental order, or to cooperate with law enforcement. 

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

With our service providers that work on our behalf, such as for website maintenance and development, payment processing, accountants or lawyers.

 

With your consent, we provide your name, title, employer, and email address to qualifying conference sponsors for their marketing purposes. 

 

The IRES Foundation does not sell your information.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We may use cookies, web beacons, pixels, tags or other technologies to automatically collect information when you visit our website, such as your IP address, browsing history, information on your interaction with the website, browser type and language, operating system, location, date and time.  Some cookies exist for a single session and others may persist over multiple sessions.  We use these technologies to improve the performance and functionality of our website.

 

Since there is not yet a common agreement about how to interpret Do Not Track signals, we do not honor Do Not Track signals from web browsers at this time. 

External Links

The IRES Foundation website may contain links to other websites.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites or organizations.  We encourage you to read the privacy statements provided by other websites you visit.

Security

The IRES Foundation uses reasonable safeguards to protect your information.  

Children's Policy

We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.  If we learn that we collected information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. 

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The IRES Foundation reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time.  If we modify this Privacy Statement, we will display the date of the last update at the top of the page.  Your continued use of the Website or attendance at our events affirms your agreement to any such changes.  

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request information from us regarding how we share certain categories of your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for the third parties’ marketing purposes.  Under California law, you have the right to request the following information: (1) categories of information we disclosed, if any, to third parties for their marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year; and (2) the names and addresses of third parties that received such information.  

 

You are entitled to receive this information in a standardized format. The information will not be specific to you.  Written requests may be sent to the IRES Foundation at PO Box 17422, St. Paul, MN  55117 or by email to office@ires-foundation.org