The systems we use log the IP address of visitors to our websites. The IP address helps us to know which country or region the website visitor was based in and which helps us to determine the level of interest in, and general geographical location of people who may be interested in attending our conferences / events. We do not actively lookup further details of IP addresses beyond their geographical location, except occasionally for reasons of IT security, if for example, we suspect a hacking attempt and we would need to liaise with relevant organisations to identify its source and to allow us to protect our systems.
Cookies also help us to improve our websites. For example, the statistics have helped us to notice that we have visitors from many different countries, therefore, we are considering providing other language versions in the future.
Our systems log if a visitor to our websites was referred from another website, or came via a Google search or other search engine enquiry. We look at this information periodically to help us to assess the success of our communication and promotional efforts.
Some cookie types or services can provide website owners with more in-depth information. We do not knowingly use such cookies, nor do we subscribe for more detailed analytical / behavioural services which some cookie providers offer. Even if such detailed information were to be technically available to us, it would be ignored since we do not have a specific business need to use it. In the future, should our requirements change and we might require more analytical information, we would consider any new requirement carefully and if it were to be implemented, we would update our cookie and privacy policies as appropriate to do so.
Updated 23 May 2018