Privacy Policy

Effective as of August 29, 2018

The International Forum, DBA Forum 400 (“we,” “our,” or “us”) provides this notice (the "Privacy Policy") summarizing how we collect, use, share, and otherwise process personal information, including on our website on our Web Site located at www.Forum400.org (the “Forum 400 Site”) and other properties.

What Information Does Forum 400 Collect?

Member Information. Forum 400 gathers personal information from its members including full name, title, company name, address, and phone number.

Non-member Information.  Forum 400 collects personal information such as your name, email address, company information, date of birth, address, phone number, commissions/revenue information, as well as other information about your business practices when you create a log in on the Forum 400 Site.

Newsletters.  Forum 400 collects your e-mail address when you subscribe to and request the receipt of e-mail correspondence.

Webinars and Recordings.  Forum 400 collects your name and email address when you register for or access webinars and recordings.

Technical Information. Forum 400 collects technical information when you access, visit, view content available on, or download information from the Forum 400 Site. This technical information includes, but is not limited to, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the date and the time of the day you access the Forum 400 Site, the type of browser and operating system used to access the Forum 400 Site, the pages of the Forum 400 Site you visit, and if you linked to the Forum 400 Site from another Web site, the IP address for such Web site.

Cookies. Forum 400 may use cookies or similar technologies for record-keeping purposes as well as to enable the Forum 400 to customize your experience on the Forum 400 Site. We may also work with third parties that collect information about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes.  Forum 400 uses Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and for analytics and marketing purposes.  For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses information when you use our Site, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

How Does the Forum 400 Use that Information?

The Forum 400 also uses the information provided on the Forum 400 Site for the purpose of providing the services, including enabling users to join Forum 400 and for the Forum 400 to provide members with related communications and services. We also use personal information to: respond to inquiries; communicate with website visitors, our customers, and others; for business purposes such as analytics, research, advertising and marketing, payment processing, and operational purposes; to maintain, operate, customize, and improve our website; to comply with law enforcement and maintain the security of our website and Forum 400; and as otherwise disclosed at the time of collection or use.

When you register with the Forum 400 to receive news and updates, the Forum 400 uses your e-mail address to send you various newsletters and other communications. When you voluntarily respond to a Forum 400 insta-poll, your answers are displayed in aggregate form with others.

How Does the Forum 400 Share that Information?

We share your personal information with third parties, including: third-party service providers; partners, affiliates, sponsors and other third parties for use in connection with business activities, and benchmarking purposes; and other Forum 400 members through our member directory.

We may also share your personal information: as part of a corporate sale, merger, or acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding; pursuant to a subpoena, court order, governmental inquiry, or other legal process; as otherwise required by law; or to protect our rights or the rights of third parties.

We will share personal information with your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing.

Information that has been de-identified or aggregated may be shared without restriction.

Your Choices

If you choose to provide Forum 400 with your e-mail address for the purpose of receiving e-mail communications from Forum 400, the Forum 400 provides you with the opportunity at any time opt-out of receiving future e-mail communications sent by the Forum 400. The Forum 400 also provides you with the opportunity to update or change your member profile through the Forum 400 Site. You can also opt-out of membership with Forum 400 by contacting Forum 400 by way of the information listed below or request the deletion of the personal identifying information you provided to Forum 400 through the Forum 400 Site. Please note, however, that the collection and use of certain personal information (as described above) is necessary to provide certain information and services through the Forum 400 Site and that the deletion of your personal identifying information, e.g., an e-mail address, may render a particular service or the Forum 400's ability to provide it inoperable.

Security 

This Forum 400 Site uses commercial reasonable data security to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Forum 400's control.

Links to Other Sites

Our website may provide links or tools to access third party Web sites or apps, including our social media pages. You should be aware that these external or third party sites are not controlled by the Forum 400 and therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. Forum 400 suggests that you check the privacy policies of these other Web sites to determine how these third party Web sites will utilize your personal information.

Our website may also include integrated social media tools or “plug-ins,” such as social networking tools offered by third parties.  If you use these tools to share personal information or you otherwise interact with these features on our website, those companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public.  Your interactions with third-party companies and your use of their features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide those features.  We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any accounts you create and use.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If the Forum 400 makes changes to this Privacy Policy, the Forum 400 will post those changes at this location and provide notice of any material changes so that you are aware of what information the Forum 400 collects, how the Forum 400 uses it, and under what circumstances, if any, the Forum 400 discloses it. Please review this Privacy Policy on a periodic basis to learn of any updates.

Contacting Forum 400

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact Forum 400 Headquarters using the following information:

330 N. Wabash, Suite 2000

Chicago, IL 60611

800.499.0974

Fax: 312.673.6594