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PolicyExecutive IT Forums, Inc, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

Record Retention Policy

Executive IT Forums will hold in its database the following information for a period of five (5) years:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Daytime Phone Number
  • Course Title the CPE credit was applied for
  • Certificate of Attendance

Refund Policy

CPE credits, which have not been earned, are refundable within 12 months of purchase. Refunds will be pro-rated on the purchase price per credit hour that was originally acquired. There will be a $20 cancellation fee assessed to every request for refund.

Program Cancellation Policy

Executive IT Forums may at its discretion cancel or replace a previously announced program with a program of similar content. Executive IT Forums will make every effort to provide sufficient notification of a change of title or cancellation. Executive IT Forums will provide a refund for the purchase of CPE credit only in those cases where a cancellation has occurred and no substitute program is provided.

If you are unable to attend a webcast, you may cancel up to seven days before the event and receive a full refund (if applicable). Cancellations made less than seven days prior will be refunded the course fee, less a $25 administrative fee. No shows (or cancellations made after the start of the program) will forfeit the entire registration fee. When cancelling an individual webcast purchased with discounted package pricing, your original savings will be forfeited.

Complaint Resolution Policy

Executive IT Forums will resolve complaints or answer questions regarding Executive IT Forums programs or CPE Certification questions in a professional and timely manner. If you have a complaint, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. and we will respond within 3 days of receipt. Every attempt possible will be made to work with the submitter to come to a reasonable solution to the issue(s) at hand.

Course Update Policy

Program content will be up-to-date and will adhere to all IRS, NASBA, and CTEC requirements for CPE credits. Prior to publication, all Executive IT Forums Online Courses will be reviewed by qualified persons other than the course developer, in order to assure the online courses are accurate, timely, and consistent with currently accepted standards relating to the pertinent subject matter(s). All courses will be reviewed and revised, as appropriate, on an annual basis. During each review, staff will check technical accuracy, timeliness, and sufficiency to achieve the stated learning objectives. In addition, course evaluations will be reviewed each quarter to assess program effectiveness, and all appropriate changes will be made that are necessary to enhance online education program effectiveness.

Registrations for each webcast will be taken up to the start of each program. Executive IT Forums reserves the right to substitute speakers in the case of instructor illness. In the event that Executive IT Forums must cancel a webcast, all attendee registration fees will be refunded in full. For all webcasts that are recorded, participants will have access to the recording for three months following the live webcast.

Should Internet links and references not work, please email Executive IT Forums immediately at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The IT GRC Forum invites esteemed and successful professionals in executive-level compliance positions to write featured articles. New articles on compliance are posted each month and made available on the site, through our RSS feed and daily email digest, and through search engines. Readers are encouraged to to comment on articles and create discussion, making the IT GRC Forum a true knowledge sharing forum.

We welcome submissions of articles on IT Governance, Risk management, and Compliance, or related content for inclusion on the IT GRC Forum website. All articles will be reviewed prior to acceptance. 

 

Submission Guidelines

  • The IT GRC Forum publishes only the most well written and relevant articles into its compliance knowledge transfer forum. Each article is carefully reviewed by our editorial board to ensure the overall quality for both authors and and readers
  • Generally speaking, article posts should run between 400-2500 words.
  • We strive to represent balanced perspectives on topics of interest to the IT compliance community. The ideal submission will be well crafted and educational in nature to stimulate dialogue, broadly addressing IT compliance topics, or narrowly focused on particular aspects of IT compliance.
  • User case studies, best practices, real-world examples, analysis, tutorials, perspectives and opinions are all acceptable.
  • Please avoid commercial messages and promotions and do not seek to use the IT GRC Forum as a vehicle for marketing any specific product or service.
  • Accompanying PDF documents should be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • All PDF documents should be accompanied by a brief abstract of up to 200 words setting out the aims and scope of the paper and summarising the skills/knowledge the reader will take away from it.
  • Photographs and illustrations supporting papers should be submitted where appropriate.
  • We will not accept articles from link farms, or articles that contain text ads or link building properties.
  • Send press releases submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Terms of submission (agreed upon signup)

All contributions sent to the Publisher, whether invited or not, will be submitted to the IT GRC Forum Editors and Editorial Board for anonymous peer-review. Each article is carefully reviewed by our editorial board to ensure the overall quality for both authors and and readers.  Contributions, whether published pseudonymously or not, are accepted on the strict understanding that the author is responsible for the accuracy of all opinion, technical comment, factual report, data, figures, illustrations and photographs. Publication does not necessarily imply that these are the opinions of the Editorial Board, Editors or the Publisher, nor do the Board, Editors or Publishers accept any liability for the accuracy of such comment, report and other technical and factual information.

The author bears the responsibility for checking whether material submitted is subject to copyright or ownership rights, eg photographs, illustrations, trade literature and data. Where use is so restricted, the Publisher must be informed with the submission of the material.

All reasonable efforts are made to ensure accurate reproduction of text, photographs and illustrations. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for mistakes, be they editorial or typographical, nor for consequences resulting from them

Any material you submit or upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to publish such material in any format, including without limitation print or electronic format and to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy or that it is defamatory of such person.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the Website. Publication of any material you submit to us will be at our sole discretion and we have the reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication. We further reserve the right to remove any material or posting you make on the Website if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out below.

Content standards

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload or submit material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out below. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. Authors must ensure that references to named people and/or organisations are accurate, not racist or sexist and without libellous implications. These standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole: Be accurate (where they state facts). Be relevant. Be genuinely held (where they state opinions). Be original to you. Comply with applicable law in the USA and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not: Be obscene, offensive, hateful, threatening, racially offensive, inflammatory, incite violence or contain sexually explicit material. Advocate, promote or assist any illegal activity of any kind. Be defamatory of any person or violate another person's privacy rights or otherwise contain unlawful materialInfringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person or party. Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence. Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person. Give the impression that they emanate or are endorsed by us, if this is not the case. Constitute spamming, advertising or promotion of goods or services.

Executive IT Forums User Agreement

(date of last revision: March 2, 2018)

FOR SUBSCRIBERS (USERS ENJOYING OUR SITE SOLELY TO VIEW CONTENT) AND PRESENTERS.

PLEASE READ THIS USER AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT OR ACCESSING OR USING EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS’S WEBSITE (THE “SITE”) OR THE SERVICES (AS DEFINED BELOW), YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THE SITE OR USE ANY OF THE SERVICES.

Welcome to Executive IT Forums. For the purposes of this Agreement, Executive IT Forums means Executive IT Forums Inc. The Site provides a network of internet-based services enabling access to live and recorded Content. Users are required to first set up an account by completing the registration process and to accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, as well as the terms and conditions of the Executive IT Forums Privacy Policy. Capitalised terms are defined at end of this Agreement.

1. THIS AGREEMENT

This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions on which You may access and use the Site and all services provided on, through or by the Site, including the facility for all Users to post, submit, subscribe to view Content, as well as new features and services which may be introduced from time to time, and related technology (together, the “Services”).

Executive IT Forums reserves the right to modify the terms of this Agreement at any time by placing the revised terms on this website and in the case of material changes You will be notified by email to the email address of record in Your Account. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of the revised terms on this website, or the passage of fifteen (15) business days from the time of such posting, shall be deemed to constitute Your acceptance of such modification. If You do not agree to such modification, You should cease all use of the Site and the Services.

2. CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF USE

2.1 User Eligibility

You may not set up an account on the Site if You are under the age of 18 or if You have been banned, suspended or had an account removed from the network by Executive IT Forums for any reason. If You set up an account, You are representing and warranting that You are at least 18 years of age. You may not have more than one account. You may not sell or otherwise transfer Your account to another party.

2.2 Registration and User Information

In order to use or access the Services, You are required to set up Your account by completing the registration process which requires You to provide Your Data. In providing such data, You represent and warrant that: (a) the information about Yourself is true, current, and complete, (b) You will maintain and promptly update Your Data to keep it true, current and complete; and (c) You will maintain the security of Your password and identification. You agree to accept all risks of unauthorised access, not directly caused by Executive IT Forums negligence, to Your account. If You provide inaccurate information, Executive IT Forums has the right to suspend or terminate Your account at any time. Executive IT Forums will collect information about Your use of the Services, including the Channels Summits, webinars and/or Content You choose to view.  When You attend or view Content in a Channel, You will automatically be subscribed to that Channel.  Executive IT Forums will use and reuse Your Data and information about Your viewing patterns subject to the Executive IT Forums Privacy Policy. This use may involve sharing Your Data and other information about Your viewing patterns with the owners of Channels, or the Sponsors of Summits, webinars or other Content, to which You subscribe, subject to compliance with the provisions of the Privacy Policy and the requirements of applicable law.

2.3 Licence to the Services

As between You and Executive IT Forums, Executive IT Forums is the owner or licensee of the Content. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Executive IT Forums hereby grants You a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, worldwide, royalty-free licence for the duration of this Agreement, to use the Services solely for the purposes described in this Agreement, which include the right to embed a Channel or webinar on Your website, subject to compliance at all times with the provisions of this Agreement. All rights not expressly granted to You are reserved by Executive IT Forums and its licensors. Except as expressly permitted by Executive IT Forums, You shall not, and shall not permit or encourage any other party to: (a) licence, sublicence, sell, resell, rent, transfer or assign, the Services in any way; (b) reverse engineer, decompile, modify, translate, disassemble (except to the extent that this restriction is expressly prohibited by law) or create derivative works based upon the Services, including the Content, the underlying technology, and the Executive IT Forums player; (c) use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods or (d) use any of the Content or the Services other than for its intended purpose. Upon termination, suspension or expiration of this licence, You shall no longer have the right to use the Services or display, download or make available any Content from the Site. This licence shall terminate automatically upon termination or expiration of this Agreement.

2.4 Content

You acknowledge that Executive IT Forums does not routinely screen or review Content to determine whether, amongst other things, it contains false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, offensive, indecent, or objectionable material or contains errors and/or omissions. However, Executive IT Forums reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to monitor, screen, edit or remove any Content posted on the Site or accessed through the Services at any time. Under no circumstances will Executive IT Forums be liable in any way for any User or other third-party Content, including, but not limited to, for any defamation, falsehoods, errors or omissions in any such Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use or publication of any such Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Services or the failure to access such Services. As set forth below in the Representations and Warranties and Limitation of Liability sections. Executive IT Forums does not guarantee that any Content will be suitable for any particular purpose, or to Your satisfaction.

2.5 Public Profiles

Your Public Profile contains details such as name, job title, organization, country, photos, Executive IT Forums.com activity and history, and comments. Other Users will be able to view Your Public Profile on Executive IT Forums.com should You so desire. You agree that all Profile Information shall be true and accurate, and You shall only create one Public Profile. You agree not to use information contained in Public Profiles to solicit Users from a competitor’s Channel. You agree that Your Public Profile shall not: (a) contain material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable; (b) contain material that is sexually explicit, pornographic, violent, or discriminatory; (c) promote illegal or unlawful activity; (d) impersonate or attempt to impersonate or stalk any person or entity; or (e) violate any applicable law or regulation or otherwise infringe any third parties’ right(s). Executive IT Forums reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove any Public Profiles posted on Executive IT Forums.com or accessed through the Services at any time, for any or no reason, and without prior notice.

2.6 Term and Termination

This Agreement commences when accepted by You and has an Initial Term of three (3) months. Upon expiration of the initial term and each subsequent term, this Agreement will automatically renew for successive renewal terms in equal duration to the initial term unless You terminate this Agreement by providing written notice to Executive IT Forums at least 30 days prior to the end of the then-current term, or as otherwise stated below.

Executive IT Forums may terminate Your account and/or suspend Your access to the Services should You fail to comply with the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement or any other guidelines and rules published by Executive IT Forums. Executive IT Forums further reserves the right to terminate or suspend Your account with or without cause in Executive IT Forums’s sole discretion without prior notice. Termination or suspension of Your account does not terminate this Agreement. Should Executive IT Forums choose to terminate this Agreement, such termination does not constitute a waiver of any of Executive IT Forums’ rights under this Agreement or under applicable law.

THE FOLLOWING CLAUSES 2.7 TO 3, INCLUSIVE, APPLY ONLY TO USERS WHO ARE PRESENTERS

2.7 Ownership Rights

Each party retains any and all pre-existing right, title and interest in and to its website(s), trademarks, intellectual property, Your Content (in Your case), the Services (in the case of Executive IT Forums), and all components thereof. Except as expressly set out herein, this Agreement shall not be construed in any manner as transferring or creating any rights of ownership of, or licence to, the foregoing, and/or to the features or information therein. Under no circumstances will this Agreement be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, a licence to any intellectual or other property or components thereof other than as specifically granted in this Agreement. Executive IT Forums does not independently confirm that all Content is provided by a valid rights holder. In the event that Executive IT Forums becomes aware that Content has been provided by a person who is not a valid rights holder, Executive IT Forums may, at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the publication of such Content.

2.8 Licence to Content, Your Data and Your Performance

You hereby grant Executive IT Forums a non-transferable (except as provided herein), royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide licence to perform such acts in connection with Your Content as is necessary to provide the Services. The foregoing licence includes, without limitation, permission for Executive IT Forums to: (a) aggregate, publicly display, transmit, distribute, copy in its original form or in the form of an encoded work, store, archive, modify, create derivative works of, or reproduce Your Content and to perform such other acts with respect to Your Content as are necessary from time to time to provide the Services; (b) use Your Content and Your name, voice, likeness, persona and performance in connection with any webinars or other Content that You post, provide or participate in, in connection with the Service; (c) offer or provide open access to Your Content on or through the Site (or other website or service wholly-owned and/or operated by Executive IT Forums) and/or sub-domains thereof; (d) grant sublicences to Your Content to enable Your Content to be embedded and displayed on third party websites; (e) to distribute, transmit, and/or display Your Content on the Site or via such technologies as are or may in the future be supported by Executive IT Forums from time to time including without limitation, the internet and/or wireless transmission; (f) display advertisements in connection with or alongside any display of Your Content. For the avoidance of doubt, the parties expressly agree and acknowledge that the Services do not include any transfer of title to, or ownership of, any right or interest in Your Content. Such licence will survive termination of this Agreement.

2.9 Licence to Marks

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, You grant Executive IT Forums, a non-transferable (except as provided herein), non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide right to use, reproduce and display any logos, trademarks, trade names and other similar identifying material (the “Marks”) that You provide solely for the purposes described herein, and to grant sublicences thereto on the same terms and conditions to third parties that embed Your Content on their websites to the extent necessary in connection with the Services. This license and all sublicences thereto will survive termination of this Agreement.

2.10 Representations about Content

You specifically represent and warrant that any Content provided directly or indirectly by You, and its distribution and/or publication through the Services, the Site, or through its being embedded on any third party website, does not, and will not, infringe or misappropriate any third party’s rights, nor will Executive IT Forums’ use of such Content in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement violate any right of any person, including without limitation any copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity and rights of privacy. You represent and warrant that You own or have obtained all necessary rights and licenses with respect to Your Content. You further represent that You have paid all licence fees and/or other fees required to be paid to third parties for performance of Your obligations or exercise of Your rights hereunder, for the grant of licences hereunder, and for any other act by You under this Agreement (“Third Party Licence Fees”) and You covenant to pay any Third Party License Fees required to be paid in the future for such actions in a timely manner. You further expressly agree that as between You, on the one hand, and Executive IT Forums on the other hand, any obligation to pay Third Party Licence Fees as a result of distribution of Your Content pursuant to this Agreement shall be Your obligation alone, and shall not be or become the obligation of Executive IT Forums.

3. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold Executive IT Forums and its officers, directors, shareholders and employees harmless from any claim, damages, loss or liabilities (including reasonable legal costs) made by any third party due to or arising out of any Content You submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Site or the Services.

4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE SITE, THE SERVICE AND CONTENT PROVIDED BY EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED BY EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS AND ITS LICENSORS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE RELIABILTY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, NONINFRINGEMENT OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT, OR ANY USER DATA. EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT: (A) THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM OR DATA; (B) THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS; (C) ANY OF THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS; (D) ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (E) THE SITE AND THE SERVICE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

YOU EXPRESSLY ACCEPT THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS AS A CONDITION OF USE OF THE SITE. EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL. EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITHY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM DOWNLOADING OR ACCESSING ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL THROUGH THE SITE OR THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR HARM CAUSED BY VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES, AND YOU ACCEPT SUCH RISK AS A CONDITION OF USE.

In any jurisdiction that does not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to You as they relate to implied warranties.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO ANYONE ON ACCOUNT OF USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES (EVEN IF EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS OR ITS LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE AND/OR CONTENT, OR FROM INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SERVICE (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES).

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS OR ITS LICENSORS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACTS OF NATURE, FORCES, OR CAUSES BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INTERNET FAILURES, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT FAILURES, TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT FAILURES, OTHER EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY OR, ELECTRICAL POWER FAILURES, NONPERFORMANCE OF THIRD PARTIES OR GOVERNMENTAL ACTIONS.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT EXCEED THE COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES IN THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT GAVE RISE TO THE CLAIM.

In any jurisdiction that does not permit limitations of liability, the foregoing limitation may not apply to You.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement shall limit or exclude the liability of either party in respect of: (a) death or personal injury resulting from its negligence, or the negligence of its Personnel; (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) any other act or omission, liability for which cannot be limited or excluded under applicable law.

6. CHANGE OF CONTROL

In the event of a change of control of Executive IT Forums, this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and Executive IT Forums’ heirs, successors and assigns.

7. NOTICES, GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

All notices under this Agreement should be addressed to:

Executive IT Forums Inc.
1 Penn Plaza
Suite 6272
New York, NY 10119
USA

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New York, and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New York, NY, USA. This does not affect Your statutory rights.

8. GENERAL DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT

In this User Agreement, the following definitions shall apply:

  • The “Site” means websites served by the Executive IT Forums technology platform;
  • Channel” means a Executive IT Forums™ embeddable webinar player on which the Channel Owner can provide You with access to upcoming, live and recorded webinars and other Content using self-service applications;
  • Channel Owner” means someone who sets up, manages, and populates a Channel;
  • Content” means all webinars and other content that is published on the Site or through the Service, including, without limitation, content in Public Profiles, video, music, audio, photographs, images, text, trade mark, copyrighted work, any digital file, any live or recorded event;
  • Presenter” means any individual who delivers a presentation in a webinar or other Content;
  • Public Profile” means a public profile that contains details including name, job title, organization, country, photos, Executive IT Forums.com activity and history, and comments that is shared with other Users;
  • Sponsor” means any person or entity that sponsors a Summit or specific Content;
  • Summit” means a Executive IT Forums™ Summit which is an online seminar, with multiple presentations and speakers, that is broadcast live and also available for later on-demand viewing and that may include webinars from more than one Channel;
  • Users” means all Channel Owners, Presenters and You;
  • You” means you, or, if you are accepting on behalf of your employer or another entity, “You” means that employer or entity;
  • Your Data” means information that You are required to provide to complete the registration process or opt to provide to Executive IT Forums;
  • Your Content” means any Content that is placed and/or provisioned by You on the Site;

Note: certain terms, including “Services,” are defined in the main body of the Agreement above.

9. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS AND REPEAT INFRINGERS

If You believe that any Content or materials on the Site or the Service infringes any copyright which You own or control, You may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below:

Notification of copyright infringement should be sent by mail, fax or email to:

Designated Agent: Cinthia Pilar
Address: 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 6272, New York, NY 10119, USA
Telephone Number: +1 415 625 1500
Fax Number: +1 415 625 1555
Email Address: 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, Executive IT Forums has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Executive IT Forums’ sole discretion, the accounts of Users or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Executive IT Forums may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate Your account if You infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

  • You need to create an account to submit blog posts on this platform.
  • Generally speaking, blog posts run 200-1200 words. Exceptions can be made on a case-by case basis.
  • We strive to represent balanced perspectives on topics of interest to the IT compliance community. The ideal submission will be educational in nature, broadly addressing IT compliance topics, or narrowly focused on particular aspects of IT compliance. User case studies, best practices, real-world examples, analysis, tutorials, perspectives and opinions are all acceptable. Please avoid commercial messages and promotions. Submissions by vendors and/or vendor representatives must be both product and vendor-neutral.
  • We reserve the right to edit, modify or reject submissions that include a favorable slant to any one vendor.
  • All submissions will be reviewed and published or rejected within 24hours. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for length and suitability to a given issue, without final and formal review of the contributor.

Terms of submission (agreed upon signup)

Contributions, whether published pseudonymously or not, are accepted on the strict understanding that the author is responsible for the accuracy of all opinion, technical comment, factual report, data, figures, illustrations and photographs. Publication does not necessarily imply that these are the opinions of the Editorial Board, Editors or the Publisher, nor do the Board, Editors or Publishers accept any liability for the accuracy of such comment, report and other technical and factual information.

The author bears the responsibility for checking whether material submitted is subject to copyright or ownership rights, eg photographs, illustrations, trade literature and data. Where use is so restricted, the Publisher must be informed with the submission of the material.

All reasonable efforts are made to ensure accurate reproduction of text, photographs and illustrations. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for mistakes, be they editorial or typographical, nor for consequences resulting from them

Any material you submit or upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to publish such material in any format, including without limitation print or electronic format and to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy or that it is defamatory of such person.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the Website. Publication of any material you submit to us will be at our sole discretion and we have the reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication.

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Executive IT Forums Privacy Policy

(date of last revision: May 3, 2018)

1. Introduction

Executive IT Forums recognizes that privacy is important when using the Web for communications. This policy explains how Executive IT Forums collects, stores, uses and shares Personal Data.

2. This Policy

This Policy is issued by Executive IT Forums Inc. (“Executive IT Forums”) and is addressed to individuals outside our organization with whom we interact, including visitors to our website (our “Site”) and other users of our services (together, “you”). Defined terms used in this Policy are explained in Section (15) below.

For the purposes of this Policy, Executive IT Forums is the Controller. Contact details are provided in Section (14) below.

This Policy may be amended or updated from time to time to reflect changes in our practices with respect to the Processing of Personal Data, or changes in applicable law. We encourage you to read this Policy carefully, and to regularly check this page to review any changes we might make in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

3. Processing your Personal Data

Collection of Personal Data: We may collect Personal Data about you, such as your name, address and contact details. Examples of sources from which we may collect Personal Data include the following:

  • We may obtain your Personal Data when you provide it to us (e.g., where you contact us via email or telephone, or by any other means).
  • We may collect your Personal Data in the ordinary course of our relationship with you (e.g., in the course of administering your Executive IT Forums account).
  • We may collect Personal Data that you manifestly choose to make public, including via our Site.
  • We may receive your Personal Data from third parties who provide it to us (e.g., social media platforms via plugins).
  • We may collect or obtain Personal Data when you visit our Site, or use any features or resources available on or through our Site. When you visit our Site, your device and browser will automatically disclose certain information, some of which may constitute Personal Data (see below).

Creation of Personal Data: We may also create Personal Data about you, such as records of your interactions using our Site, and details of your account history.

Categories of Personal Data: The categories of Personal Data about you that we may Process include:

  • Personal details: given name(s); preferred name; gender; date of birth / age; nationality; photograph; preferences; and account settings.
  • Contact details: telephone number; email address; and social media profile details.
  • Professional details: professional profile details; association memberships; qualifications and company insight data.
  • Device details: device type, operating system, browser type, browser settings, IP address, language settings, dates and times of connecting to our Site and other technical communications information.
  • Payment details: billing address; bank account number or credit card number; cardholder or accountholder name; card or account security details; card ‘valid from’ date; card expiry date.
  • Usage details: records of your use of our Site and other services, including: registrations; details of content with which you interact; votes; questions; downloads; ratings; feedback; profile views; search queries; anonymous viewings; page views; player clickstream; chapters; and favorite moments.
  • Analysis data: keywords, communities, trends, content quality and content importance.
  • Views, opinions and interests: any comments, ratings, views or opinions that you choose to send to us, post via our Site, via a survey, or publicly post via social media platforms; your community interests and solution interests.

Lawful basis for Processing Personal Data: In Processing your Personal Data in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy, we may rely on one or more of the following legal bases, depending on the circumstances:

  • we have obtained your prior express consent to the Processing (this legal basis is only used in relation to Processing that is entirely voluntary – it is not used for Processing that is necessary or obligatory in any way);
  • the Processing is necessary in connection with any contract that you may enter into with us;
  • the Processing is required by applicable law;
  • the Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of any individual; or
  • we have a legitimate interest in carrying out the Processing for the purpose of managing, operating or promoting our business, and that legitimate interest is not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights, or freedoms.

Processing your Sensitive Personal Data: We do not seek to collect or otherwise Process your Sensitive Personal Data, except where:

  • the Processing is required or permitted by applicable law (e.g., to comply with our diversity reporting obligations);
  • the Processing is necessary for the detection or prevention of crime (including the prevention of fraud);
  • the Processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal rights; or
  • we have, in accordance with applicable law, obtained your prior explicit consent prior to Processing your Sensitive Personal Data (as above, this legal basis is only used in relation to Processing that is entirely voluntary – it is not used for Processing that is necessary or obligatory in any way).

Purposes for which we may Process your Personal Data: The purposes for which we may Process Personal Data, subject to applicable law, include:

  • Our Site:
  • Provision of services to you: providing our Site and other services to you (including suggesting content that may be of interest to you, based on your past activity); communicating with you in relation to those services; recommending content that may be of interest to you; and recommending your content to others.
  • Marketing communications: communicating with you via any means (including via email, telephone, text message, social media, post or in person) news items and other information in which you may be interested, subject to ensuring that such communications are provided to you in compliance with applicable law.
  • Disclosing Personal Data to our customers: in accordance with the provisions of this Policy and applicable law, we may disclose certain Personal Data to our customers. With your prior express consent, we may provide your personal data to our customers for the purposes of enabling them to contact you with information that may be of interest to you. Additionally, our Customers may contact you with information that may be of interest to you provided that such communication is not otherwise in breach of applicable laws.
  • Communications and IT operations: management of our communications systems; operation of IT security; and IT security audits.
  • Health and safety: health and safety assessments and record keeping; and compliance with related legal obligations.
  • Financial management: sales; finance; corporate audit; and vendor management.
  • Surveys: engaging with you for the purposes of obtaining your views on our Site or our services.
  • Improving our Site and our services: identifying issues with existing Site and our services; planning improvements to existing Site and our services; creating new Site and our services.

4. Disclosure of Personal Data to third parties

We may disclose your Personal Data to other entities within the Executive IT Forums group, for legitimate business purposes (including providing services to you and operating our Site), in accordance with applicable law. In addition, we may disclose your Personal Data to: our customers, subject always to compliance with the terms of this Policy and the requirements of applicable law;

  • legal and regulatory authorities, upon request, or for the purposes of reporting any actual or suspected breach of applicable law or regulation;
  • accountants, auditors, lawyers and other outside professional advisors to Executive IT Forums, subject to binding contractual obligations of confidentiality;
  • third party Processors (such as IT service providers; social media plugin providers;; etc.), located anywhere in the world, subject to the requirements noted below in this Section (4);
  • any relevant party, law enforcement agency or court, to the extent necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal rights;
  • any relevant party for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, including the safeguarding against and the prevention of threats to public security;
  • any relevant third party acquirer(s), in the event that we sell or transfer all or any relevant portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation); and
  • If we engage a third-party Processor to Process your Personal Data, the Processor will be subject to binding contractual obligations to: (i) only Process the Personal Data in accordance with our prior written instructions; and (ii) use measures to protect the confidentiality and security of the Personal Data; together with any additional requirements under applicable law.

5. International transfer of Personal Data

Because of the international nature of our business, we may need to transfer your Personal Data within the Executive IT Forums group, and to third parties as noted in Section (4) above, in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy. For this reason, we may transfer your Personal Data to other countries that may have different laws and data protection compliance requirements to those that apply in the country in which you are located.

Where we transfer your Personal Data to other countries, we do so on the basis of Standard Contractual Clauses. You may request a copy of our Standard Contractual Clauses using the contact details provided in Section (14) below.

6. Data Security

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect your Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized access, and other unlawful or unauthorized forms of Processing, in accordance with applicable law.

You are responsible for the ensuring that any Personal Data that you send to us are sent securely.

7. Data Accuracy

We take every reasonable step to ensure that:

  • your Personal Data that we Process are accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; and
  • any of your Personal Data that we Process that are inaccurate (having regard to the purposes for which they are Processed) are erased or rectified without delay.

From time to time we may ask you to confirm the accuracy of your Personal Data.

8. Data Minimization

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your Personal Data that we Process are limited to the Personal Data reasonably required in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy.

9. Data Retention

The criteria for determining the duration for which we will keep your Personal data are as follows: we will retain copies of your Personal Data in a form that permits identification only for as long as is necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy, unless applicable law requires a longer retention period. In particular, we may retain your Personal Data for the duration of any period necessary to establish, exercise or defend any legal rights.

10. Your legal rights

Subject to applicable law, you may have a number of rights regarding the Processing of your Personal Data, including:

  • the right to request access to, or copies of, your Personal Data that we Process or control;
  • the right to request rectification of any inaccuracies in your Personal Data that we Process or control;
  • the right to request, on legitimate grounds:
    • erasure of your Personal Data that we Process or control; or
    • restriction of Processing of your Personal Data that we Process or control;
    • the right to object, on legitimate grounds, to the Processing of your Personal Data by us or on our behalf;
    • the right to have your Personal Data that we Process or control transferred to another Controller, to the extent applicable;
    • where we Process your Personal Data on the basis of your consent, the right to withdraw that consent; and
    • the right to lodge complaints with a Data Protection Authority regarding the Processing of your Personal Data by us or on our behalf.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

To exercise one or more of these rights, or to ask a question about these rights or any other provision of this Policy, or about our Processing of your Personal Data, please use the contact details provided in Section (14) below.

11. Cookies

A cookie is a small file that is placed on your device when you visit a website (including our Site). It records information about your device, your browser and, in some cases, your preferences and browsing habits. We may Process your Personal Data through cookie technology, in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

12. Minors

Minors under the age of eighteen years old are not eligible to use our Site and we therefore ask that minors do not submit any Personal Data to us, or use any of the services provided on, through or via our Site.

13. Terms of Use

All use of our Site is subject to our Terms of Use.

14. Contact details

If you have any comments, questions or concerns about any of the information in this Policy, or any other issues relating to the Processing of Personal Data by Executive IT Forums, please contact:

Privacy Department

Executive IT Forums Inc.
1 Penn Plaza
Suite 6272
New York, NY 10119
USA

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6465254801

15. Definitions

  • ‘Controller’ means the entity that decides how and why Personal Data is Processed. In many jurisdictions, the Controller has primary responsibility for complying with applicable data protection laws.
  • ‘Data Protection Authority’ means an independent public authority that is legally tasked with overseeing compliance with applicable data protection laws.
  • ‘Personal Data’ means information that is about any individual, or from which any individual is identifiable. Examples of Personal Data that we may Process are provided in Section (3)
  • ‘Process’‘Processing’ or ‘Processed’ means anything that is done with any Personal Data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
  • ‘Processor’ means any person or entity that Processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller (other than employees of the Controller).
  • ‘Sensitive Personal Data’ means Personal Data about race or ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, any actual or alleged criminal offences or penalties, national identification number, or any other information that may be deemed to be sensitive under applicable law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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