ONUG Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy covers information which you give us, ONUG – the Open Networking User Group (“ONUG” or “we”), about yourself and your professional background when you register for or attend our face-to-face events in the United States and the United Kingdom, visit or participate in any of our online programming including web sites, online courses or webinars. We maintain this data on servers hosted in the United States and possibly elsewhere. A link to the privacy policy will be visible on this website at all times.

Our business is about education on open networking and enterprise digital transformation issues and connecting buyers and sellers of products and services in this marketplace together face-to-face and online. From time to time we work with other companies to build and link web sites, jointly produce webinars, sponsored webinars and other programming that allows you to connect directly with those companies. Were possible we include a link to the other company’s Privacy Policy. Our Policy will govern our collection and use of information about you. In any case, we recommend that you find and read the other company’s policy as well to learn how that company will treat the information about you.


Information That Identifies You

We rely on the information you provide to us as you register, contact us, participate in surveys, post comments to public areas and interact with our web sites, respond to our email campaigns, and participate in live events, webinars or online events. We may also add data from external sources including your professional interests on websites other than ours. We will add information about how you interact with our offerings, your subscriptions, the events you attend, the content you download or read, and the like.

We may work to expand our communities by acquiring names and contact details from other sources that have compiled contact information. This information might be public information or data you provided with necessary permissions. We may also invite you to join our communities via third party social and professional networking sites.


Online Data Collection – Technologies

We use cookies and common data collection technologies, including web visitor software tools that create cookies on our web pages, in newsletters, and in our email campaigns to collect information both on an aggregate and individual basis.

Some of our web sites use Adobe Flash to provide video content, and the Adobe Flash Player has the ability to separately store information about that particular Flash application. We do not associate this Adobe Flash stored information with you as an individual. Please see the Adobe Flash Player Help page for additional information about controlling the settings of the Adobe Flash Player on your computer. Similarly, we use YouTube and Vimeo for video serving and Google, YouTube and Vimeo may issue tracking cookies. These are not passed to ONUG nor do we store them.

We gather date, time, certain information about a user’s browser and system or device configuration and capabilities, navigation history and IP address for all visitors to our web sites. We use this information for our internal security audit log, for trend analysis and system administration and to gather broad information about our audiences and their geographic locations.


How We Use Information About You

We use information our data collection has about you to provide the services and event notifications.Please help us keep your registration information up to date. You may update most online registrations by visiting the event registration page associated with a specific conference or webinar..


Information We Share About You

We share information about you when a participating exhibitor or sponsor at one of our events uses an in-booth lead capture or conference session room monitor scans your attendee credential. Information in this case is limited to your primary contact information and never includes sensitive financial data related to your registration.

When participating in a webinar or certain face-to-face conferences we may give our partner or sponsoring organization(s) access to your registration data less any sensitive financial transaction information as part of an event attendance list.

When attending our face-to-face events, it is up to you to decide whether to leave your business card or allow your badge to be read by a particular exhibitor. Badges cannot be read remotely. If you allow your badge to be read by a particular exhibitor, we may share certain information about you. A sponsor of a special, sponsored conference session will also be given information about you if you choose to attend that company’s session. Your future interaction with online content from an exhibitor or sponsor to whom you provided your contact data to may also be tracked and disclosed to that exhibitor or sponsor.

Registering online for one of our face-to-face events using an exhibitor-specific registration code that you received from that exhibitor may trigger a data share of all such exhibitor-specific registration code users. In this case we may share certain non-sensitive information about you with that exhibitor.

We may also disclose information about you to other third parties, including, for example, law enforcement or other entities in order to respond to court orders or valid subpoenas, or to protect human safety or our networks or property, and third parties as part of a merger or sale of some or all of our business assets.


You May Opt Out of Communications

You may opt out of our email marketing programs and lists by following the link att the bottom of each of our promotional emails. Please note that we may have created segmented lists ties to our different live and online events and you may be opting out selectively. To remove a specific email address from all ONUG files and databases please send the request to bill@onug.net,

Please note that you may still receive email messages from us about other companies’ offerings as part of a list rental or partner marketing programs – but only if you have given us permission to do so. These names would include past attendees to a specific live or online event where the email marketing opt out does not remove you from having been an actual customer. Similarly, past purchases can not be removed but we do place you on our universal opt out list that is suppressing opt out names before each and every outbound marketing campaign.


Cookies On Our Site

We place cookies that identify you, or allow third parties to do so on our behalf. These cookies help identify you as a returning website visitor enabling you to return to a page or offering you previously viewed.


Ability to Correct Data

We will correct any data we have about you; simply email us to request this.


Contact Us With Questions

For questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact: bill@onug.net


ONUG LLC, 2019.