Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register as a Member or Sponsor on our site or subscribe to our newsletter.

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, contact information, company or industry affiliation, job or industry category, region or location, and other data relevant to serving your industry needs. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience
    (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website, editorial, events, initiatives, or Member, Sponsor, or Subscriber services.
    (we continually strive to improve our association offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service
    (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs).
  • To send periodic marketing emails. The email address you provide will be used to send you information about SVG activities and services, as well as information about our Members and Sponsors.
  • To enable SVG to send you the Insider newsletter and other industry notifications.
  • To enable us to communicate information about our conferences and events. To enable us to confirm your attendance at our conferences and events.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving our emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your professional information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology ,which is encrypted and only made accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential.

We never share anyone’s Username or Password, which you create to read SVG news, register for events, or utilize our SVG PLAY Video On Demand Platform.

Do we use cookies and IP addresses?

Yes, we use cookies, which are removed when you close your browser. We do not collect information from your computer; however, we use cookies to collect identifying information about your user preferences for our site and associated online products and services.

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track movement, and gather demographic information for aggregate use.

Do we use Google Analytics?

Yes, we use all features of Google Analytics including obtaining specific visitor cookie data, such as the source, medium, and keyword used to visit our website. Google Analytics does not store any visitor specific data and we will not use visitor specific data in any way related to Google Analytics.

Event Registration

All registrants for SVG events must be pre-approved for attendance. Once approved, registrants may attend SVG events at no cost. As part of their registration, SVG Members and Sponsors agree to be part of the private SVG Connect Attendee Directory, which does not share your email address. You also agree to having your email addresses shared with event Sponsors who are instructed not to use this contact information for mass email distribution purposes.

Electronic Direct Mailings

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. As part of your Membership, Sponsorship or Subscription, you acknowledge that the email address you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

News Subscription

All Subscribers to SVG news and SVG newsletters receive this service at no cost. As part of your subscription, SVG Members and Sponsors agree to receive occasional marketing communications from SVG and from SVG Sponsors. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at [email protected].

Links to other websites

SVG contains links to other websites. SVG will not be held responsible for the privacy practices of other business websites.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or supporting SVG and its activities, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or other’s rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site and our association online services, you consent to this Privacy Policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below.
19 West 21st Street
Suite 301
New York, NY 10010

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