Information Sharing and Privacy Policy

Obesity Week LLC and The Obesity Society respect the privacy of our attendees and do the utmost to protect personal data. Event sub-processors are contractually obligated to conform with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data privacy requirements. Obesity Week LLC and The Obesity Society may use your personal information to fulfill their contractual obligations regarding the registration process and for the purpose of organizing and enhancing the conference experience. Obesity Week LLC and The Obesity Society may also use data collected in the registration process to personalize communications with registrants, for statistical analysis, and marketing.

Registration and Credit Card

All credit card transactions are encrypted through Card Connect and Authorize.net, in accordance with PCI Compliance standards. Should you join The Obesity Society during registration, your information will be stored in the MemberSuite system. Demographic information requested during the registration process is entirely optional. It will be used for artificial intelligence enhancement of the virtual conference platform, statistical analysis, and marketing. If at any time you wish to remove your demographic responses, you may do so by contacting obesityweek@showcare.com or updating your personal profile.

Virtual Conference Platform

Your name, title and organization’s name will be disclosed on the virtual conference platform. This basic level of personal data cannot be hidden and is required for the virtual conference platform to function. Other fields in your personal profile can be blank or hidden from view, just like privacy settings on social media platforms. ObesityWeek staff, sub-processors, other attendees, and exhibitors who log into the digital event platform will have access to data displayed in your personal profile. If you prefer not to have your name, title, and organization disclosed on the virtual conference platform, you can cancel your registration.  Keywords and demographic fields will be used by the artificial intelligence built into the virtual conference platform to match and suggest other attendees, mentors, sessions, posters, and exhibitors that you might like. These fields are optional and can be left blank or hidden.

Marketing

With your expressed permission, Obesity Week LLC, The Obesity Society and their partners may send you messages related to this and future conferences. Should you later change your mind about receiving these messages, all emails will include an opt-out link for ease of unsubscribing, or you may contact annualmeeting@obesity.org to update your subscriptions.

Exhibitor Email List Rental / Badge Scanning

During registration, you are required to choose whether you opt in or opt out to exhibitor email list rentals. Email list rentals by exhibitors, sponsors, and partners will be processed by Bethesda List Center, Inc., a licensed and bonded mail house that is contractually obligated to observe privacy requirements and will not release your name or email address to exhibitors/sponsors who rent the list. Within the Showcare virtual conference platform, any attendee who clicks to connect with an exhibitor (similar to scanning a badge in a live exhibit hall) will be consenting to the transfer of their personal contact/demographic information to that exhibitor.

Cookies

ObesityWeek does use third party cookies, such as Google tags and Google analytics.

Record Retention

Contact information and financial transaction records will be retained for at least 2 years for financial audit purposes. CME data must be retained for a minimum of 6 years per ACCME requirements. Published abstracts are retained indefinitely. Please contact annualmeeting@obesity.org if you have privacy concerns related to the storing of this information.

CME / Evaluations

Email addresses and names will be shared with our CME vendor (Planstone) to allow CME certificate processing and to allow the evaluation function on the virtual conference platform to function properly. Signing into the virtual platform and building a profile will also allow you to use full app functionality, including saving session preferences and linking to attendees and speakers through social media. Individual CME claims data must be retained for a minimum of 6 years per ACCME requirements. If you have privacy concerns and wish to forego these services, please contact annualmeeting@obesity.org to be erased from those systems.

Speakers

Speaker names, images, bios, and affiliations will be published on the ObesityWeek website and the Showcare virtual conference platform. Speaker data and presentations / posters will be stored in the Planstone speaker management system and will be transmitted to the Showcare virtual conference platform. Showcare will record all real-time broadcast sessions in their entirety. All recordings will be available during and after the conference dates via Showcare and Planstone. Recordings are a required part of the virtual conference. Please contact TOS annualmeeting@obesity.org speaker management to decline the speaking invitation if you do not wish to be recorded.

Fake Websites

Beware of fake websites that are not affiliated with The Obesity Society or ObesityWeek. In order to attend ObesityWeek, you must register through obesityweek.org. The virtual conference platform website address will display as ObesityWeek.Showcare.io.