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Privacy Policy for the Participants of IHPBA - Indian Chapter 2021


This policy was last updated on January, 2020.

What Information Do We Collect?

The SECRETARIAT collects various types of information depending upon how you use the WEBSITE:

  • When you create account and register for the CONGRESS, we collect your name, residential address, email address, affiliation as well as the position and some other contact information. All the information collected in this procedure will automatically be saved in “Registration Status” for ease of reference and to help you to go on to the next step (registration, abstract submission, etc.) as quickly as possible.
  • Our primary goal in collecting personal information including your first name, last name, phone number(s), valid email, residential address, and credit card data is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, customized registration experience.
  • When you submit a question to the administrator by e-mail, we need your email address to respond; you may also provide us with additional information to help the person in charge at the SECRETARIAT answer your question.

What Are Cookies and Do We Use Them?

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a website, which is saved on your hard disk by your computer's browser. It holds information a site may need to interact with you and personalize your experience. At the WEBSITE, we use two kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies exist only for as long as your browser remains open. Once you exit your browser, they go away. The SECRETARIAT uses session cookies to maintain information we need to have in order for you to register for the CONGRESS. For example, the Session ID cookie that we ask your browser to hold retains the ID for My Page. Without the Session ID cookie, you cannot add and modify any information that you input at the time of your sign-up.

Persistent cookies, in contrast, last from visit to visit; they do not go away when you exit your browser. At the WEBSITE, we use persistent cookies to give you a more personalized browse and to help you navigate the WEBSITE more efficiently. The SECRETARIAT will use your information to enhance your site experience. However, you can use the WEBSITE without accepting a persistent cookie. To do so, you should set your browser options to reject persistent cookies. Alternatively, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, which gives you the opportunity to decide whether you want to accept it or not. In many instances, the Help button on your browser toolbar will tell you how you can take these steps.

Cookies can be used by a website to recognize you. But that does not necessarily mean any personal information is stored in the cookies. At the WEBSITE, we store no personal information about you in the cookies. Anything you choose to tell us about yourself (such as your address and email address) is stored safely and separately on our secured servers, and you need to provide a password to access it.

The SECRETARIAT also uses cookies to look at how groups, rather than individuals, use the WEBSITE. In our administration page, we can observe which aisles and departments are most heavily trafficked and determine the best method to improve the experience for visitors. On the web, cookies help us develop a similar understanding so that we can continue to improve the arrangement, product offerings, registration and abstract submission at the WEBSITE.