Last updated: Oct 4, 2012
Professional Association for SQL Server (“PASS) is committed to protecting your
privacy. This privacy statement explains data collection and use practices of
the PASS SQLSaturday site (the “Site”). By accessing the Site, you are
consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this
privacy statement. The references to “you” or “your” mean the person who
accesses the PASS Site and uses the functionality available at the Site, and
the company with which that person is affiliated. The references to “we”,
“us”, or “our” are to PASS.
Collecting Your Personal Information
At the Site, PASS will ask you to provide certain personal information about
yourself or your company that is necessary enable PASS to identify you, contact
you, and provide you with the services and products you request. We may
collect such personal information as your name, e-mail, company name, and
information related to your company server environment (“Personal
The Site may also collect certain information about your visits to the Site,
such as the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol
(IP) address through which you access the Internet; the date and time you
access the Site; the pages of the Site that you access while at the Site and
the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our Site. This information is used for the
operation and improvement of the Site.
Use of Your Personal Information
PASS may use your Personal Information collected at the Site to operate the
Site and to provide the service(s) or carry out the transaction(s) you have
requested or authorized.
In support of these uses, PASS may use personal information to provide you with
more effective customer service, to improve the Site and any related PASS
products or services, and to make the Site easier for you to use by eliminating
the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing the
Site to your particular preference or interests.
We may use your Personal Information to provide you with important information
about the product or service that you are using, including critical updates and
notifications. Additionally, we may use your Personal Information to send you
information about other PASS products and services. We may also distribute
information from third party companies that offer products or services PASS
deems to be of potential interest to persons or companies that utilize PASS’
products or services, or with local chapters or affiliates of PASS.
PASS occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on its
behalf, such as Web site hosting, packaging, mailing and delivering prizes,
answering customer questions about products and services, performing member
surveys, performing elections proceedings, and sending information about
special offers or products. We will only provide those companies with your
Personal Information as may be necessary for these companies to perform the
services for which they have been engaged by PASS. PASS will require these
companies to maintain the confidentiality of the Personal Information, and will
be prohibited from using that Information for any other purpose.
PASS may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the
good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of
the law or comply with legal process served on PASS or the Site; (b) protect
and defend the rights or property of PASS and its related Web sites; or (c) act
in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of PASS employees or
agents, users of PASS products or services, or members of the public.
Personal information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the
United States or any other country in which PASS or its affiliates,
subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using the Site, you consent
to any such transfer of your Personal Information outside of your country of
domicile. PASS abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S.
Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data
from the European Union.
Control of Your Personal Information
Except as otherwise described in this statement, PASS and its controlled
subsidiaries and affiliates will not share your Personal Information with any
third party without your written permission. As a member of PASS, you may direct
PASS not to use your Personal Information to send unsolicited commercial
messages to you by emailing email@example.com
or using the unsubscribe mechanism provided in PASS communication emails.
Please be aware that this Privacy Statement and any choices you make on the
Site will not necessarily apply to PASS’ use of Personal Information about you
that you may have provided to PASS other than through the Site, such as when
attending PASS events, or through separately operated PASS products or services.
Access to Your Personal Information
Your Personal Information is collected by and stored on PASS controlled
computer hardware. You can review and edit your Personal Information at the
Site by contacting PASS through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security of Your Personal Information
PASS is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We
use a variety of industry standard security technologies and procedures to help
protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
and to personalize the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on
your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or
deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can
only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
Cookies help the Site recall your specific information to ease your Site
navigation, allowing you easier use of the features on the Site that you
customized, among other things.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers
automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting
to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not
be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other web sites
Use of Page Tags
PASS Web pages may use page tags to assist in delivering cookies on our Sites
and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver
co-branded services. We may include page tags in promotional e-mail messages or
our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and
PASS may also use page tags from third parties in order to help compile
aggregated statistics and determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns.
We prohibit page tags on our sites from being used by third parties to collect
or access your Personal Information.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We may occasionally update this Privacy Statement. When we do, we will also
revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement.
We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed
about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your
continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement
and any updates.
Note Concerning Individuals 18 Years of
Age And Younger
The Site, the PASS emails and the content available in connection therewith,
are neither intended for, nor directed to, children under the age of 18. You
must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use our Site. If the
COMPANY learns that a person who is under the age of 18 accessed the Site or
registered for a PASS event or attempted to purchase PASS related products or
services at the Site, PASS will promptly terminate that individual's
registration and delete the individual’s Personal Information from the PASS
database, and will not knowingly distribute such individual’s Personal
Information to third parties.
Transfer in Certain Circumstances
In its sole discretion, PASS may transfer, sell or assign information collected
on or about users of the Site, including without limitation your Personal
Information, and other information you may provide to PASS, to one or more
third parties, as a result of the sale, merger, consolidation, change in
control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of
Third Party Services
The Site contains links from the Site to the websites of other providers of
products and services that are related or ancillary to PASS’ products and
services. When you click on the icon of such an entity, you will leave the
PASS Site and be connected to the website of such entity. PASS does not have
any control over the information handling practices of these other entities,
and is not responsible for any failure of such entities to adhere to this
Policy. You should familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of such
other entities before you share any of your Personal Information with those
Links from Email
PASS email communications with you may provide links to the websites of other
entities, distributors, dealers, or other third parties providing products and
services that may be of interest to you. If you link to any of these third
party websites, this Policy will not apply to your use of, and activities on,
those websites. We encourage you to read the legal notices posted on these
sites, including their privacy policies. PASS shall not have any responsibility
or liability for your visitation to, and the data collection and use policies
and practices of, these other websites.
Consent to Processing
By providing your Personal Information and other information to PASS, you fully
understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such
information in, and the transfer of such information to, the United States and
other countries or territories, in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
PASS welcomes your comments and questions regarding this privacy statement. If
you believe that PASS has not adhered to this privacy statement, please contact
us by e-mail at email@example.com or via postal
mail at the address provided below, and we will use commercially reasonable
efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
203 North LaSalle, Suite 2100
Chicago IL 60601 USA
PASS is an independent, not-for-profit
association dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the global
Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence community. From local user
groups and virtual chapters to webcasts and the annual PASS Summit, PASS
enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, and the ability to influence the
direction of Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies. For more
information, visit the PASS Web site at http://www.sqlpass.org.