Information Collection and Use
While you can use parts of this website without providing any personal information, certain sections will require some specific data. These sections include Paper Submission, Registration. The information collected by Wild Orchid will be used strictly for the purpose stated at the time of collection. Such information will not be sold, traded, rented or in any way given to a third party, including direct marketing companies and similar conferences for commercial purposes. However, Wild Orchid may reveal the collected information to its employees, agents, consultants and others who the Wild Orchid decides need to know the information. Wild Orchid may also divulge the information to third parties, including law enforcement officials, courts and others based on its discretion.
System Information Including IP Addresses
Information that is not personal in nature, i.e., IP addresses, web browser and operating system details, browsing habits, demographical and geographic data and other similar information may be logged and used to analyze and extrapolate information about general user behavior within the Wild Orchid website. Such extrapolations and statistics may be made public; however, they cannot be tracked to individual users. IP addresses are not linked to anything that can help identify the user. Neither are IP addresses, except in rare occasions, handed out third parties.
This website uses “cookies” to track usage and manage services on the website. Cookies are small bits of data that may be transferred to the user’s hard drive when he logs in or accesses a particular part of the website. These are used for a variety of purposes including authentication and can be blocked by reconfiguring the appropriate settings in your web browser. Doing so may, however, restrict access to certain parts of the website. Cookies can also be removed from the user’s hard drive whenever he wishes through his browser options. Information collected through cookies cannot be traced back to the user as it contains no personally identifiable data like name, address or phone number.
The Wild Orchid website uses online forms where you may be asked to provide certain personal information. This is necessary to access certain services in the website (e.g. Paper Submission, Registration) or to take part in surveys. By filling out and submitting the form you are understood to have consented to Wild Orchid storing and using the information for the purposes for which it has been provided.
At Wild Orchid, we take every possible precaution to ensure that your data is safe and secure. Unfortunately, we have to control over the transmission medium and digital transmission over the internet can rarely be completely secure. Thus, we cannot ensure the safety of the information transferred to us, and you need to do so at your own risk. Once we receive the data, we will strive to keep it secure using the latest technology, constant upgrades to our digital security infrastructure and restricted access. All information you provide as will be stored in Wild Orchid secured servers within Wild Orchid premises. However, we make no guarantees about the security of the data in case of unforeseen circumstances.