Last updated: May 20, 2018
This is the Privacy Statement and Policy (“Privacy Statement”) for Inspire Summits LLC dba Skytop Strategies.
Inspire Summits LLC which does business as Skytop Strategies, is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. We believe it is important that you understand how we treat the information you may provide to us. This privacy statement applies to information collected by the websites we manage and control.
Skytop Strategies may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. To ensure you are able to remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it, material changes to our statement will be reflected here. This Site may contain links to external sites which are not governed by this Privacy Statement. Skytop Strategies does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party sites to which we link. Skytop Strategies encourages you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.
In the normal course of business, we may collect both personal information about you and non-personal information associated with you. We will always endeavor to protect this information, hold it in confidence, and protect it from theft. In general, we utilize both non-personal and personally identifiable information that you provide to us or that we collect in the normal course of business to communicate with you about our service and product offerings and deliver those offerings in an efficient manner. For these purposes, Skytop employees or authorized contractors and third-party agents will have access to some or all of this non-personal and personally identifiable information.
Unless specifically stated otherwise, the information you provide or that is associated with you is never shared with anyone other than Skytop employees, instructors, or authorized contractors and agents. Skytop never trades or sells its student’s personal information except as provided in this policy.
How We Gather Information
Skytop and its affiliates gather and store information in many ways, including but not limited to the following:
Event or course registration: When you register online for a conference, we collect the information you provide us, including your name, contact information, affiliation, the name and location of the conference, and attendance information. We use this information to ensure that you are properly registered for the conference you have selected, and to notify you about other conferences that may be of interest to you. We also use this information in the course of fulfilling our obligations to provide the conference details to you, including providing you relevant materials and contacting you with respect to the conference itself. In addition, attendee evaluation forms, together with the identity of the attendee completing the evaluation, may be made available to Skytop employees responsible for evaluating the quality of the conference, including the producers themselves.
Your employer: Many organizations purchase vouchers that may be used by their employees to pay for Skytop events. By using a voucher, the attendee understands and agrees that their attendee data, including contact information and conferences data may be shared with the organization’s designated contact. If your employer has purchased entree to a Skytop conference, your company email address may have also been provided to us by your organization. This information is used for the purposes of deploying purchased training across your organization.
Vendor-sponsored conferences/webcasts: When you register for a vendor-sponsored conference or webcast, your contact information may be shared with the sponsoring vendor. The information Skytop provides to the vendor is for their organization only and the sponsoring vendor agrees not to share or resell the provided information. The data given to the sponsoring vendor includes email address, first name, last name, title, work phone, company name, address, city, state, postal code and country.
Contest or surveys: Skytop may occasionally provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys. If you participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact and demographic information such as name and address. We may share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users.
Normal course of business: When you contact Skytop, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
Marketing and communications channels: Skytop may use Twitter, Facebook or other social media outlets to market and promote its offerings and services. Any communications you make with Skytop using these media may be used by Skytop in accordance with this policy.
Vendors, Suppliers, or Other Access to Your Information
Skytop may be liable, in the event of damages, if we choose a third party to process your personal data when or while we know that the third party processes your data in a manner that is inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles and we are responsible for the event.
Legal Access to Your Information
We may share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Skytop if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- detect, prevent, investigate or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Skytop, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Log Files. As is true of most Websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number).
We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track how visitors interact with the site.
Cookies. A cookie is a small file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Skytop typically uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time, and can be used when you return to our site to help identify you or allow you to log in, or on other third-party sites to communicate to you via online-marketing channels. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s help file.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as the account dashboard, contests or surveys, will be limited and you may need to re-enter personal information when you register for events.
Marketing & Advertising, Including on Other Websites
We engage third-party companies, including but not limited to Google, to place and track advertisements on third-party websites. Like most advertisers, we place advertisements where we think they will be most relevant to customers. We place advertisements by developing and using our own marketing segments that may combine online and offline information about our current and prospective customers. In addition, we may use marketing segments provided by online publishers and network advertising companies. You may choose to opt-out of such internet-advertising campaigns by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
Network advertising companies that provide these services have their own privacy policies and are not subject to our online privacy statement. Many of these companies provide ways to avoid targeted advertising provided by, or thru, them. We may base these campaigns on non-personal information collected about you (e.g. we may track site activity and then deliver ads via third-party sites related to cookies associated with these activities), or on personally identifiable information (e.g. we may select a subset of cookies associated with certain conferences attended, and customize an informational campaign more relevant to, say, penetration testers than incident responders).
How We Protect Your Personal Information
Skytop safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, administrative and managerial procedures. Likewise, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. These precautions include storing passwords in a reputable password manager, using unique passwords for every website or application, changing your password often, using a combination of letters, numbers and symbols, and using a secure browser over a secured network.
The Skytop website currently uses at least TLS v2.1 encryption on all web pages where personal information is submitted. This is designed to protect the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information as it is transmitted to us over the Internet.
Skytop has designed its system to not store credit card numbers on our servers. Credit card numbers are submitted to a credit card authorization service. This service provides Skytop with credit card validation information only. We do not have access to your personal financial data.
Skytop may employ independent contractors to help manage data services, and such contractors may have access to data, similar to the access we give our employees. For example, we may choose to use a third-party application service to manage our customer relationship management activities, and Skytop may store sales account data, including personally identifiable information, with such a service provider. We endeavor to ensure that these third-party providers are protecting your information, but we are not ultimately responsible for their practices.
Access and Use of Your Personal Information
To review and update your personal contact information, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may choose to unsubscribe from our marketing communications by following the instructions or unsubscribe mechanism in the message you received.
If at any time after registering for information, your personal data changes, you change your mind about receiving information from us, or request that Skytop no longer use your information to provide you services, contact us at email@example.com to have the information changed or removed, subject to our need to comply with our legal obligations or contractual agreements.
Newsletters and Promotional Emails
If you no longer wish to receive newsletters and promotional communications from Skytop, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by accessing your preferences by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links To Other Sites
The Skytop website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Skytop. Please be aware that Skytop is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.
Information Obtained From Third Parties
Skytop does not sell or trade your personal information. We may at times receive contact lists from other organizations. We may send mailings such as brochures to these addresses. Typically, these are one-time mailings, and the data is not entered into our database. If you want to remove yourself from the third party’s database, you must contact them directly. These mailings have a brochure code printed on the mailing label. By providing this code, we will be able to tell you from what provider we received your contact info.
Statement Regarding Privacy Shield
Skytop has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to the EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), or where applicable instead, to the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit the following web site for more information and to file a complaint with the EU DPAs: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.
If you have exhausted all other means to resolve your complaint, you may be able to engage in binding arbitration through the Privacy Shield Panel.
Skytop’ commitments under the Privacy Shield are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the United States Federal Trade Commission.
Changes To This Privacy Statement