As used in this policy, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States of America or internationally.
At Emerging Market Media we are fully committed to respecting the privacy of our site visitors, subscribers and clients. Privacy is a fundamental human right and as a US-based business we work to respect and protect it to the utmost extent.
The updated text below (policy addendum) explains in a little more detail exactly when and why we collect personal information about the individuals who visit our website, sign up to our newsletters, attend our events and other Member exclusives.
Detailed below is how we use this data and how keep it secure.
When you sign up/subscribe to one of our newsletters, join as a Member, or attend a company or brand event, Emerging Market Media will utilize what we collect to allow us to carry out and fulfill this specific request. This information will typically include a first and surname, an active email address, company affiliation and location (country/province/state).
You may in some instances be invited to submit additional information about yourself, but this is always and will remain completely at your/the user/subscriber/member/ discretion.
We will store your information either until you unsubscribe (there will always be an option to opt-out in every email sent out) or if you have not opened an email from us within a 12-month period.
We use a secure and compliant third-party software (Campaign Monitor) platform to help us process data submitted to Emerging Market Media and any of its subsidiaries.
Website and Subsidiaries
We collect information about traffic flows to websites owned by Emerging Market Media (for example, Emerging Market Views, the firms flagship editorial product), using Google Analytics, which is a web analytics tool that helps the company better understand how visitors/users engage with our website.
We use this information solely to help us improve our website(s) and the user experience that it provides. This information is aggregated, anonymized and strictly confidential. Emerging Market Media cannot access personal information such as IP addresses.
For additional protection, Emerging Market Media’s main and owned/operated websites are SSL certified.
Information Collection and Use
Our primary goal(s) in collecting information are to provide and improve our Site, services, features and content (together, the “Service”) and to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate the Site.
Personally Identifiable Information
When you register to be included on our email/electronic mailing list(s) through the Site, we may ask you for personally identifiable information (full legal name, country, etc.). This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, your email address. We use your Personal Information mainly to provide the Service and administer your inquiries.
We also collect the other information that you provide as part of the administration of the Site (e.g., pages viewed, surfing or viewing habits, search terms entered, and other aggregate data) (“Non-Identifying Information”).
We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your Non-Identifying Information) mainly to provide the Service and administer your inquiries.
Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, your email address) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your viewing preferences). We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other users to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Service and to analyze and understand how our Site and Service are used.
We may also use your Personal Information to contact you with Emerging Market Media Associates, LLC owned and operated electronic newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you and your overall experience in dealing with us. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications (See “Changing or Deleting Information,” below.).
Log Data. When you visit the Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type or the web page you were visiting before you came to our Site, pages of our Site that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Site, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Site and the Service and for the Site’s technical administration, to increase our Site’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our visitors’ needs. We also use this information to verify that visitors to the Site meet the criteria required to process their requests. We do not treat Log Data as Personal Information or use it in association with other Personal Information, though we may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information for the same purposes as stated above regarding other Non-Identifying Information.
Identity theft and the practice currently known as “phishing” are of great concern to Emerging Market Media Associates, LLC, and its entities. Safeguarding all information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, an account ID, a login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. For more information about phishing, please visit the US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) online via their official website.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information. We may share aggregated information that does not include Personal Information and we may otherwise disclose Non-Identifying Information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your Personal Information.
Service Providers and Plug-Ins. We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Site-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, forum and comment management, e-mail newsletter management, web analytics and improvement of the Site’s features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Site and Service are used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information to perform these tasks on our behalf and in accordance with their own terms and privacy policies. In addition, some of our service providers have their own widgets and/or plug-ins on the Site that allows you to sign up or share information. Any Personal Information that you provide through any of the third-party widgets, service providers or plug-ins (e.g., providing email addresses to be notified of pre-launch, launch and post-launch updates, enhancements to the site, changes or new product offerings on the Site, registering with a third party to post comments to discussion forums, sharing activity on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), is submitted to the third party and is governed by such third-party privacy policies. See the Links to Other Sites section for more information.
Compliance with applicable Laws and Law Enforcement. Emerging Market Media, LLC and its entities cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, at our sole discretion, should we believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Emerging Market Media Associates, LLC or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
Links to Other Sites
Our Policy towards Children
This Site is not directed to children under 16. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us via email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with his or her Personal Information, we will initiate all reasonable steps to delete all such information from our files and records.