The Platinum Network, Inc. (“PNET”) maintains this Website and other related websites such as IMTC, The Remtech Awards, Regliance, Global, Finchain, Remittance Stories and other websites that are part of The Platinum Network group of companies as well as Web Sites linked to the group such as such as the Online Courses Registration Software, the Webinar/Roundtable Registration Software, The Platinum Network App, the IMTC Linkedin Group and other social media channels (collectively the “Website”) and all the information, communications, photos, text, video, graphics, images and other materials and services found on the Web Site (collectively “Content”), for the use of its customers – conference, seminar and trade fair attendees, sponsors, speakers, the members of the PNET Virtual Community – as well as members of the general public.
Some of the Cookies we use are called “Session Cookies”, which we use to operate our services, “Preference Cookies”, which we use to remember your preferences and various other settings such as permissions to access certain areas of our websites, and “Security Cookies” which we use for cybersecurity purposes.
♦ DATA COLLECTED
While using our services, such as subscribe to our newsletter, register to an event or become a member of our PNET Virtual Community, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally, identifiable information, may include, but is not limited to: Email address, First name and last name, Phone number, Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City, Country, Cookies and Usage Data. We may use your personal data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any newsletter we send or deleting your profile in our PNET Virtual Community.
We may also collect information on how our services are accessed and used. This usage data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages that you visit in our websites, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. All the information is not individualized per se, but lumped together to give us a better idea of all the people that we are serving and where their interests lies.
PNET uses the collected data for a number of purposes such as to provide and maintain our services, to notify you about changes to our services, to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so, to provide you with a more efficient customer support and help you network, to analyze data so that we can improve our services to your benefit, to monitor the usage of our services, to detect, prevent and troubleshoot technical issues.
LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA UNDER GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
We may process your Personal Data because:
We need to perform a contract with you
You have given us permission to do so
The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights
For payment processing purposes
To comply with the law
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. PNET aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, like in our PNET Virtual Community, you have the following data protection rights:
The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your profile settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data.
The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time
Please note that we will do our best to uphold your rights, understand your concerns and try to rectify anything that we can so you can continue to use our services whenever possible. If we cannot resolve your concerns fast enough for you to be satisfied with our actions, we will request for you to abstain to the use of our services while we analyze the viability of addressing your particular concerns.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
♦ RETENTION OF DATA
♦ TRANSFER OF DATA
♦ DISCLOSURE OF DATA
Law Enforcement: Under certain circumstances, PNET may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Legal Requirements: PNET may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, to protect and defend the rights or property of PNET, to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our services, to protect the personal safety of users of our services or the general public and to protect PNET against legal liabilities.
♦ SECURITY OF DATA
The security of your data is very important to us. As a digital company, our personnel and independent contractors are located in many places in the world, with different degrees of security in the networks they use to connect to our digital platforms. Although we monitor these connections, please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, like the use of recognized and secure hosting and storage services, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Google AdWords: Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads . Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.
Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ , or opt-out using your mobile device settings.
We provide paid products and services as part of our offering. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors) such as PayPal, Stripe, Flutterwave as well as other plugins to connect to these payment processors such as WooCommerce. They in turn process payments through the credit and debit card processors such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, UnionPay, etc.
♦ ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRACT TERMS
The Website is controlled and operated in whole or in part by PNET from its offices within the United States and collaborators or contractors in other countries. By accessing the web site you agree that the statutes and laws of the United States and the State of Florida, U.S.A., without regard to conflicts of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to use of the web site, and you agree that any litigation relating in any way to the use of the web site shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in Miami Dade County, Florida, U.S.A. Those who access the Web Site from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
PNET makes no representation that the Content in the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations or that access to it from outside the U.S.A. is legal. As a condition of the use of the Website, you warrant to PNET that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. You shall not, at any time, (a) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Web Site or tamper in any way with the operation of the Website, or (b) insert or make use of any type of disabling device including, but not limited to, viruses, worms, Trojan horses or any similar device that may impair, damage, or interfere with the proper working order of the Website. You acknowledge that PNET reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse or terminate access to the Web Site by you at any time.
♦ THE PNET VIRTUAL COMMUNITY
The “PNET Virtual Community” is constituted by individuals and institutions that request membership in the online system deployed by The Platinum Network for its websites and apps. We use BuddyBoss, a program developed by Boss Media Ltd. To become part of the community, individuals register/sign-up and fill their profiles with their information. The “PNET Profile” is the profile that members of the PNET Virtual Community have in the system with information about them. Members can delete their profiles at anytime and the information will be deleted from the system.
♦ RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF CONTENT
You acknowledge that the Content is the property of PNET and is protected in the U.S. and internationally by a variety of laws, including but not limited to, copyright laws and treaty provisions, trademark laws and other proprietary rights laws. In addition to PNET’s ownership of the Content, PNET or its licensors owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, and arrangement of the Content. Nothing contained in this Web Site shall be construed as conferring any license or right to any copyright, trademark or other proprietary interest of PNET or any third party.
♦ SECURITY OF THE SERVICES
Violating the security of the Services is prohibited and may result in criminal and/or civil liability. We may investigate incidents involving such violations and may involve, and will cooperate with, law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected. Examples of security violations include, without limitation, unauthorized access to or use of data or systems including any attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Services or to breach security or authentication measures, unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic, interference with service to any user, host, or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system, forging any TCP-IP packet header, e-mail header, or any part of a message header, except for the authorized use of aliases or anonymous remailers, and using manual or electronic means to avoid any use limitations. Without limiting the foregoing, you must not do (and agree not to do) any of the following:
Violate any applicable law or legal requirement.
Engage in fraud or misuse of our services.
Engage in conduct that is harmful or harassing to anybody.
Post, upload, publish, submit, or transmit any content that:
Infringes, misappropriates, or violates a third-party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy;
Violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil or criminal liability;
Is fraudulent, false, misleading, or deceptive;
Is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar, or offensive;
Promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment, or harm against any individual or group;
Is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person;
Promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
Constitutes spam, or competes with our business;
Contains any computer virus or other malicious code designed to attack, damage, divert, take over, disable, overburden, or otherwise impair our services.
Attempt to scrape or collect any personal or private information from the Services or from other users of the Services.
Resell the services, in whole or in part, or any content residing or displayed within or through the services.
Intercept, monitor, damage, or modify any communication not intended for you.
Otherwise impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
Alter the way that an aspect of an App or website we provide is displayed or delivered to other users.
Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of an App or website we provide, our computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of us or our providers.
Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the services or breach any security or authentication measures.
Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the services.
Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure intended to protect, limit access to or control the Services.
Access the services if we have requested that you refrain from such access.
Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services.
Assist or permit anybody to violate any these Terms.
We and our third-party partners reserve the right to restrict or block access to the Services for any reason or no reason.
You acknowledge that we have no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the services we provide for violations of these terms, or to review any content you submit to us. However, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating and improving the services (including, without limitation, for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, and customer support purposes), to ensure your compliance with the terms, and to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, consent decree, administrative agency, or other governmental body.
♦ SUBMISSIONS OF INFORMATION
Do not send any confidential or proprietary information to PNET and do not share such confidential or proprietary information in our events or our PNET Virtual Community. Any information you do send to PNET or share will be deemed NOT to be confidential. If for any reason you feel that PNET is asking you to send or share confidential information, you are welcome to refuse to provide the information and to advise us, in writing and in detail, your concerns.
For any non-confidential information you do send, you hereby grant PNET an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit, post and distribute the non-confidential information, and agree that PNET is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send PNET for any purpose. You agree that the non-confidential information you send to PNET can be used by PNET to promote its courses, roundtables, conferences, seminars and trade fairs, presential or virtual, and to use it in the newsletters and email campaigns commonly used by PNET to promote such events or services. The Platinum Network group of companies as well as Web Sites linked to the group use forms which require you to submit information for different purposes. All forms have consent boxes to make sure you give your unambiguous consent and you understand the specific use of the information you provide in the form.
♦ INFORMATION YOU DEEM CONFIDENTIAL OR DEROGATORY
If you find information in our websites or in our PNET Virtual Community, or you participate in an event, presential or virtual, and the information presented is confidential or that is in violation of an individual’s right of privacy, or it infringes, misappropriates, or violates a patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or is defamatory to any person or organization please contact us immediately so we can rectify the situation. We take individual’s rights seriously.
♦ DATA PROTECTION AND SHARING OF CONTACT DETAILS
Data protection is warranted in accordance with relevant US federal and state data protection legislation. As conference and event organizers, virtual or presential, we collect and store personal data when a person subscribes to announcements, social media channels, a company app and in the registration process for events, webinars, virtual roundtables, groups, etc. As organizers of networking events, we publish the name, company, and title of the attendees to help in the networking objective of the events it organizes. It also accepts individual requests for email introductions to other participants before, during and after the event. Participants that do not want to be introduced by organizers or want to keep their participation hidden are urged not to register or attend the event. If following an event the participant wishes us to remove its name or its information we will do so. Please contact us.
We do not sell contact details to third parties, nor provide data from participants to sponsors other than the data available to all participants. We ask all our employees, participants, speakers, panelists, sponsors, coordinators, judges, collaborators, etc. that come in contact with personal data collected by the company, to sign a Data Protection Statement to ensure we protect the information and prevent the unauthorized use of the personal information collected. We make every effort to protect personal information from unauthorized access or misuse and take reasonable steps to securely destroy records containing personal information when it is to be discarded so that the information is rendered undecipherable. Organizers do not collect Social Security Numbers, driver’s license or passport information for any purpose other than identification for payment collection purposes such as credit card payments if needed and makes an effort to prevent and restrict the sale of email addresses by any participant or sponsor of an event or use emails collected at the event for mass email marketing purposes. When passport information is collected to give participants a letter to be presented to consular offices for the sake of obtaining visas, the information collected is used only for this purpose.
The views expressed in any of our event presentations, presential or virtual, and in any interviews, and the videos of such presentations and interviews posted by PNET are the sole responsibility of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of PNET. The ideas expressed in the presentation and interviews, as well as occasional articles and news are solely the opinions of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions of sponsors or firms affiliated with the author(s) as well as sponsors or firms of PNET, its courses, roundtables, conferences, seminars and trade shows. Any action that you take as a result of information, analysis, or advertisement on this site is ultimately your responsibility.
♦ LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES:
The Website, our app, our social media channels, may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than PNET such as sponsors’, speaker’s and suppliers’ websites, or institutions related to PNET courses, roundtables, conferences, seminars and trade fairs. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. PNET does not control such web sites and is not responsible for their contents. PNET’s inclusion of hyperlinks to such web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such web sites or any association with their operators. PNET is not responsible for damages or losses caused by any delays, defects or omissions that may exist in the services, information or other content provided in such web sites, whether actual, alleged, consequential or punitive. PNET makes no guarantees or representations as to, and shall have no liability for, any electronic content delivered by any third party, including, without limitation, the accuracy, subject matter, quality or timeliness of any electronic content.
♦ DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; INDEMNITY
PNET does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use, validity, accuracy, or reliability of, or the results of the use of, or otherwise respecting, the content of the web site or any other web sites linked to or from the web site. The content of the web site is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent possible pursuant to applicable law, PNET disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, error-free, timely or uninterrupted use, or other violation of rights. PNET will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising out of or relating to the use or the inability to use the web site, its content or links, including, but not limited to, ordinary, special, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, whether based upon contract, tort or any other legal theory, whether foreseeable or not, and even if PNET has been advised of the possibility of the damages. You assume all rights and liability for results obtained by the use of the web site, whether such results are used singly or in combinations with other hardware, software or products. You agree to hold harmless and indemnify PNET from and against all claims, judgments, expenses, and losses. Fines, liabilities and attorneys’ fees and costs, as incurred, arising from or related in any way to a breach of contract or other claim made by you against any third party, your use of and results from the use of the web site, bodily injury to any person or damage to any property by you, your negligent or willful act or any breach hereof by you.
♦ ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and PNET with respect to the Web Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between you and PNET with respect to the Website. No later terms sent by you shall be of any effect. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. You agree to use the Web Site in accordance with all terms and conditions herein.
♦ TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS
The PNET logo is owned by PNET as well as the logos for IMTC, Finchain, Regliance and the Remtech Awards. The logo or name of a course, roundtable, conference or seminar may not be used as a hyperlink or otherwise, including but not limited to for advertising or promotion purposes, without PNET’s prior written permission.
♦ FORCE MAJEURE
PNET shall not be liable for any failure of, or delay in, the performance of any Agreement or use of this website, our app, our social media channels or for any failure or delay that is due to causes beyond Company’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, nature, war, strikes or labor disputes, embargoes, government orders or any other force majeure event.