Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Sponsorship.com is owned and operated by ESP Properties, LLC.  In this privacy policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to ESP Properties, LLC. “Website” and “site” refer to the website content hosted at www.sponsorship.com.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and visitors to our website. This policy applies to the personal data that we control and process.

2. How we use your data

In this section we identify:

  • the categories of personal data that we collect and process;
  • how we obtain personal data;
  • what we may do with/how we process personal data; and
  • why we process personal data

Our web servers will record information about your use of the Sponsorship.com website (“usage data”) automatically. This information may include pages viewed, IP addresses of computers used to access the site, geographic location, browser information, operating system information, information about the site that referred you to our site, and when and how frequently you use the site. This usage information may be linked to personally identifiable information such as your login ID. This information may then be used to present advertisements and recommended content on Sponsorship.com. This information will also be used to perform aggregate data analysis and abuse detection. This information will not be provided to third parties except in an aggregate or non-personally-identifiable (pseudonymized) form absent of personal data. The collection and processing of this data is done in our legitimate interest of monitoring and optimizing our website and products for security, performance and enhanced user experience reasons.

During use of the Sponsorship.com website, you may be requested to provide information (“account data”) to us, some of which may be personally identifiable. This information may be collected via Web-based forms. We may also employ traditional methods such as phone, fax and mail to collect information. Types of information that may be collected include contact information including name, job title, company, phone, email address, mailing address, social media handles/user names, purchasing information, payment information, etc. We may process your account data for the purposes of operating our website, ensuring the integrity and security of our website, providing our products and services to you, and to enable appropriate communication with you. The collection and processing of the account data is done in our legitimate interests of operating and maintaining our web site as well as for the performance of delivering products and services to you upon your request.

Some products and services provided through Sponsorship.com may require you to submit information (“publication data”) about yourself including contact information such as your name, title, company, mailing address, email address, phone number, etc. Publication data may be subject to separate rules regarding sharing of your information. For example, contact information supplied during registration for an ESP Properties event is frequently published in printed and/or electronic form for other attendees of the event, advertisers and others who purchase the materials from the event. This is only an example. Please be aware of these exceptions to our standard privacy policy. Links to specific privacy policies for review prior to submission of your information will be available from web-based forms that request such information and are also included below. Privacy controls that will allow you to control whether such information is included in such materials will be provided when feasible. If the nature of a product and service are such that you are explicitly intending to have that information published, then no such privacy control will be provided and your use of such a product or service is your consent to have it published. The collection and processing of publication data is done with your consent.

Some products and services provided through Sponsorship.com will collect information of a highly confidential nature (“confidential data”). This confidential data could include strategic and/or financial information about you or the organization(s) that you represent and which you are submitting via Sponsorship.com for the purposes of utilizing a product or service that will process, analyze, sort, store or handle the information on your behalf. In such cases, a more specific privacy policy will be accessible using a link from the web-based form that requests the information. These specific privacy policies will provide more information on the usage and storage of your information. Such information will not be made available to third parties for their own use. Any such data provided to third parties will only be for the purpose of delivering products or services to you upon your request. The collection and processing of confidential data is done with your consent.

Specific features of Sponsorship.com request information about people other than you (“other person’s data”). Such information is collected to allow you to refer others to our site or to send information from our site to others. This information is used solely for providing the inherent functionality of such a feature and will not be used for any other purposes or shared with third parties unless such information is subject to an alternative privacy policy that is noted on the collecting page. By providing such information, you assert to ESP Properties that the information is being provided with the other person’s consent. The collection and processing of other person’s data is done with your consent.

The information that is collected from you may be used for building a profile of you and your interests for the purposes of fulfilling orders, improving the site’s features and content, building user-specific usage and marketing profiles and aggregate usage and marketing profiles. Personally identifiable information on usage of Sponsorship.com will not be resold, shared or given to third parties for their use. We may share information that we collect about you with third parties for the processing, analyzing, sorting, storing or other handling of such information for purposes such as fulfilling marketing efforts and/or product orders on our behalf. Such sharing of information will be on a confidential basis and no third party will be allowed to retain the information, share the information with others or use it for their own purposes, nor will such sharing of information be for the purposes of generating a profile of your activity across websites not owned or under the control of ESP Properties. We may share aggregated information on our users and user activity with our marketing partners and advertisers. We may share personally identifiable information with our partners for the purpose of providing specific services.

Information collected about you and your use of the site may be used as a means to identify violators of the Terms and Conditions of Use for Sponsorship.com.

We may use your information to send informational and marketing pieces to you via all methods of contact. Such pieces will be addressed from us. These pieces may include information of general or specific interest to you, solicitations to purchase products and services, or communications from other users of Sponsorship.com. You may remove yourself from our mailing lists by visiting www.sponsorship.com/privacy-controls, contacting us at permission@sponsorship.com or by calling +1-312-725-5100. Please specify which methods that you would rather not be contacted via and which pieces, if not all, that you wish to stop receiving. Specific services offered through Sponsorship.com may have alternative methods, which augment the above method, for the removal of information provided by you or for removal from subscription services. Such additional methods will be clearly stated during the use of those services.

Telephone calls may be monitored and recorded for quality assurance and training purposes.

3. Cookies

Certain functions of the Sponsorship.com website will attempt to store a cookie on your machine. Many of these functions will not operate if the cookie is not accepted. A cookie stores information that allows our site to identify your computer during a visit or upon revisiting the site or whilst using a feature of the site that requires state persistence. Cookies will be used in conjunction with login information to access personally identifiable information. The collection and processing of cookie data is done in our legitimate interest of operating our website.

By using this site, you agree and consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

Some functions of the Sponsorship.com website use technology provided by third parties. These third party service providers may store cookies on your computer when you visit our site.

We use Google Analytics to perform analysis of the usage of our site. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy

We use Twitter to provide a stream of recent related tweets. Twitter’s privacy policy is available at https://twitter.com/privacy

We use AddThis to provide tools that make it easier to share content from our site via various social media services. AddThis’s privacy policy is available at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

We use ShareThis to provide tools that make it easier to share content from our site via various social media services. ShareThis’s privacy policy is available at https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/

We use LiveChat, Inc. to provide a means for you to chat directly with a member of our staff. LiveChat, Inc’s privacy policy is available at https://www.livechatinc.com/privacy-policy/

4. Sharing your data with others

ESP Properties may share your data with any member of our group of companies including our parent holding company and subsidiaries as may be necessary.

We may share your data with others if we are required to do so by law including court order, regulation or other administrative proceeding.

We may share your data with others as is necessary to provide the products or services to which you have consented to receive or have purchased from us.

We may share your data with others as is necessary to determine the best way to protect your data and to obtain insurance against the risks of collecting, storing and processing your data.

We may share your data with payment service providers or financial institutions so much as it is necessary to do so in order to process your payments or perform other transaction related activities such as issuing refunds or verifying payment.

5. Data storage and transmission

ESP Properties will retain your data for as long as we deem it necessary for our business purposes. All data stored by us will be secured using reasonable effort. Transmission of your data between systems will occur on private networks or over securely encrypted public networks. Storage of your data on portable systems or devices such as laptops, mobile devices or flash drives will be encrypted to limit access to legitimate users only. Storage and transmission of your data will only be done with the minimum set of your data required for the intended processing function.

The owners and operators of Sponsorship.com will use reasonable means to secure information collected from you from unauthorized viewing. Unauthorized viewing is considered the viewing of your information by persons other than those that are employed by or under contract of the owners and operators of Sponsorship.com or their agents and/or successors. Such means currently include the use of secure transmission protocols, encrypted storage, password protected databases, cookie/login pairing verification and maintenance of the software used to manage or execute the handling and storage of information that you provide.

6. Updating your data

The information that you provide may be updated and/or corrected through the My Account feature of the Sponsorship.com website. Access to this feature requires knowledge of the username and password associated with the information.

7. Dissolution; Change of Control

In the event that ESP Properties, and/or Sponsorship.com is dissolved, sold or incorporated into another organization, information that we have collected about you may be transferred in whole or in part to such purchasing or merged entity or, in the case of dissolution, to the highest bidder for such information.

8. Right to modify

ESP Properties, LLC reserves the right to modify this policy without notice. However, modifications to the policy will apply only to information received following the modification or to previously collected information to which the provider agrees to be bound by the new policy.

9. About Us

This website is owned and operated by ESP Properties, LLC, a Delaware LLC. Our business address is 350 North Orleans, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60654, United States of America. Our phone number for general inquiries is +1-312-725-5100. Our email address for general inquiries is info@sponsorship.com.

Our data protection officer can be reached at +1-312-725-5100.

 

Specific Privacy Policies

 

Event Registration

When registering for an ESP/IEG produced event, including our annual conference, you will be asked for information about yourself and others that you register for attendance at the event. This includes contact and payment information. The contact information supplied is typically published in printed and electronic form for the benefit of other attendees, our advertisers and for other customers who purchase the event materials without attending the event. You may choose to exclude contact information for yourself or others that you register by contacting our event production department at events@sponsorship.com or by calling 312/725-5100. Payment information is always kept confidential.

Purchases

When ordering products or services on Sponsorship.com, you will be required to submit personal information including contact and payment information. This information will be used to fulfill the order. Certain products or services offered through Sponsorship.com are fulfilled or supplied by a partner of Sponsorship.com. In these instances, the information you provide will be shared with such partner for the purpose of fulfilling your order. This information may be retained by that partner beyond the term of their partnership with Sponsorship.com. Our partner’s privacy policy may differ from this policy. A link to the partner’s privacy policy will be available in these cases. The information you provide to Sponsorship.com may be used by ESP Properties to send additional information of a commercial nature to you if you consent to receive such information.

Information Requests

When requesting additional information from Sponsorship.com, you will be required to submit personal information including contact information. This information will be used to process your request for information. If a request for information is for a product or service offered by a partner of Sponsorship.com, the information you provide will be shared with that partner for the purpose of fulfilling your request. This information may be retained by that partner beyond the term of their partnership with Sponsorship.com. Our partner’s privacy policy may differ from this policy. A link to the partner’s privacy policy will be available in these cases. The information you provide to Sponsorship.com may be used by ESP Properties to send additional information of a commercial nature to you if you consent to receive such information.

ESP Properties, LLC reserves the right to modify this policy without notice. However modifications to the policy will apply only to information received following the modification or to previously collected information to which the provider agrees to be bound by the new policy. Following a change to the privacy policy, the revised policy will be available at Sponsorship.com.

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