This website is administered by IRON-FURNACE. The primary purpose of IRON-FURNACE is to be a resource and business tool to help you create your future and to create jobs. As to our website, we are committed to maintaining your privacy.
The following provides an overview of how we protect your privacy during your visit.
Information is gathered in two ways:
1) indirectly (for example, through our website’s technology); and
2) directly (for example, when you provide information on various pages of our website).
One example of information we collect indirectly is through our Internet access logs. When you access our website, your Internet address is automatically collected and is placed in our Internet access logs.
The cookies we use identify you merely as a number. (If you are uncomfortable regarding cookies use, please keep in mind you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in preferences or options menu in your browser.)
We also collect information when you voluntarily submit it to us. Throughout our website, we may provide the opportunity to register for an event or conference, order a white paper, or participate in an online survey. When we collect this type of information, we will list why we are asking for information and how this information will be used. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
We analyze it to determine what is most effective about our website, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor our website to make it more effective. We may also use data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information.
As a global organization, data we collect may be transferred internationally throughout our organization. We will not sell individual information and will share it only with our advisors. There will be other times when we need to share information, for example, in the case of an event where we need to provide our caterer with meal preference information. But before you submit any information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for specific information and it is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
The references to “sensitive personal data” are to the various categories of personal data identified by European and other data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories comprise personal identity numbers, personal data about personality and private life, racial or ethnic origin, nationality, political opinions, membership of political parties or movements, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical or mental health, genetic code, addictions, sexual life, property matters or criminal record (including information about suspected criminal activities).
We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your data on this website. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.
Your access to and use of this site is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and using this website, you accept the following terms and conditions, without limitation or qualification.
Unless otherwise stated, the contents of this site including, but not limited to, the text and images contained herein and their arrangement are the property of IRON-FURNACE.
All trademarks used or referred to in this website are the property of their respective owners.
Nothing contained in this site shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to any copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary interest of IRON-FURNACE or any third party.
This site and the content provided in this site, including, but not limited to, graphic images, audio, video, html code, buttons, and text, may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without the prior written consent of IRON-FURNACE, except that you may download, display, and print one copy of the materials on any single computer solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you do not modify the material in any way and you keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices.
The information provided on this site is free of charge and for informational purposes only and does not create a business or professional services relationship between you and IRON-FURNACE.
Links on this site may lead to services or sites not operated by IRON-FURNACE. No judgment or warranty is made with respect to such other services or sites and IRON-FURNACE takes no responsibility for such other sites or services.
A link to another site or service is not an endorsement of that site or service. Any use you make of the information provided on this site, or any site or service linked to by this site, is at your own risk.
This site and its contents are provided “as is” and IRON-FURNACE makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to this site or any site or service accessible through this site.
IRON-FURNACE expressly disclaims all express and implied warranties including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.
In no event will IRON-FURNACE be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, consequential, or other damages (including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or data) without regard to the form of action and whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this site, any content on or accessed through this site or any website service linked to, or any copying, displaying, or use thereof.
If you attempt to bring any legal proceedings against IRON-FURNACE you specifically acknowledge that IRON-FURNACE is free to choose the jurisdiction of our preference as to where such action against us may be held.
As you have agreed by using this site to choose the laws of the State of Pennsylvania to govern any such proceedings, we will probably choose to defend any such action in Pennsylvania and we can make this decision entirely as it suits us, without regard to where in the world you are located, or from where in the world you visited this site.
You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this website and you agree that you will not access or use the information on this site in violation of such laws.
Unless expressly stated otherwise herein, any information submitted by you through this website shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. You represent that you have the lawful right to submit such information and agree that you will not submit any information unless you are legally entitled to do so.
Because of the open nature of the Internet, we recommend that you not submit information you consider confidential.
IRON-FURNACE does not accept unauthorized idea submissions outside of established business relationships. To protect the interests of our current clients and ourselves, we must treat the issue of such submissions with great care. Importantly, without a clear business relationship, IRON-FURNACE cannot and does not treat any such submissions in confidence.
Accordingly, please do not communicate unauthorized idea submissions to IRON-FURNACE through this website.
Any ideas disclosed to IRON-FURNACE outside a pre-existing and documented confidential business relationship are not confidential and IRON-FURNACE may therefore develop, use and freely disclose or publish similar ideas without compensating you or accounting to you.
IRON-FURNACE will make every reasonable effort to return or destroy any unauthorized idea submissions without detailed review of them.
However, if a review is necessary in IRON-FURNACE’s sole discretion, it will be with the understanding that IRON-FURNACE assumes no obligation to protect the confidentiality of your idea or compensate you for its disclosure or use.
By submitting an idea or any other submission (detailed or otherwise) to IRON-FURNACE through this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this stated policy.