Under the GDPR, we can only use your personal information if we have a proper reason for doing so, e.g.:
- to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
- for the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract;
- for our legitimate interests or those of a third-party; or
- where you have given consent.
A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests.
In more detail, we process certain types of Personal Information for the reasons below:
General - We use Personal Information about our customers and attendees of our events in order to provide these individuals with services and goods in performance of our contract with them.
Events - The Personal Information OTC collects is used to allow OTC to communicate with you regarding an event, process your transaction effectively and efficiently, and plan future events, programs and services to better serve you. We have a legitimate interest in processing Personal Information for these reasons.
Email Marketing – When you registered with us for an event we asked you whether you would like us to email you selected OTC promotions about material goods and services, such as events, programs, and publications that may be of interest to you. If you opted-in to receiving email promotions, we may share your Personal Information with companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc., so that our promotions may be displayed to you on their websites. We rely on your consent to sending you these promotions. If at any stage you wish to opt-out of receiving these emails, please email us at privacy@OTCnet.org to remove your name and email address from this database.
Interest-Based Advertisements – We sometimes work with third-party online advertisers (Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook) to serve relevant ads to you. This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising. We may also partner other companies that serve ads on behalf of us and partner organizations on non-affiliated websites.
To learn more about interest-based ads and how to opt-out of this form of advertising by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance self-regulatory program, please go to www.aboutads.info/choices/.
To learn more about the advertising settings in these individually, please visit the below websites.
Exhibition, Advertising, and Sponsorship Opportunities- We use Personal Information that we receive from you in connection with and for exhibitions, advertising, sponsorship, and other opportunities for you and/or the companies for which you work to facilitate the opportunity and to offer you additional opportunities. We have a legitimate interest in processing Personal Information for these reasons.