what we do with your information

    We are the Information Coalition, a D.B.A. of Optismo, LLC. We are located at 15 Hosley Ave, Suite 11, Branford, CT 06405. This Privacy Policy covers InfoCoalition.com, InfoGovCon.com, INFOGOVmag.com, Optismo.com, and InfoBOK.com. When you submit a form, register, or otherwise interact with these websites, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

    When you browse our site, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

    Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our events, initiatives, products, and other updates.

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    When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

    If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

    After you opt-in, if you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at info@infocoalition.com or mailing us at: Information Coalition 15 Hosley Ave, Suite 11, Branford, CT, 06405, United States

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    We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

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    third party services

    In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

    However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

    For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

    In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

    As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

    Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

    When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

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    To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

    If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

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    age of consent

    By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

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    what we collect

    Comments / Forum Messages

    When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

    An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


    If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

    Contact forms / Forms

    If you use one of our contact forms you may opt-in to share your name and email address, as well as, in some cases, your phone number, job title, company name, and/or website. This information is used to respond appropriately to your request. Some contact forms also give you the ability to opt in to our mailing list.

    We also collect speaker submissions and webinar speaker submissions. Those forms may collect additional personal information used in the decision making process for speaker selection.

    Some of our contact forms are embedded forms via TypeForm. TypeForm's Privacy Policy is available here: https://admin.typeform.com/to/dwk6gt.

    Some of our vendor specific forms utilize Hubspot CRM and collect your data for ongoing marketing of vendor-specific products and services. You may opt in to those emails. Hubspot CRM's Privacy Policy is available here: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.


    If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

    If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

    When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

    If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

    Embedded content from other websites

    Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

    These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


    Using Google Analytics, WPMU Analytics, and Jetpack we are collecting and/or tracking personal data like IP addresses, user IDs, cookies and other data for behavior profiling. All tracking data is anonymized prior to storage and processing.

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    changes to this privacy policy

    We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

    If our website is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners.

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    information sharing

    For special promotions, we will share your information with 3rd party partners, sponsors, or vendors. When this is the practice, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

  • questions

    If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@infocoalition.com or by mail at: Information Coalition
    Privacy Compliance Officer
    15 Hosley Ave, Suite 11
    Branford, CT, 06405, United States

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