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Privacy Policy

The Adlayout respects the privacy of visitors to its website, event registrants, newsletter and listserv subscribers, member companies and other Adlayout customers and users. This Privacy Policy explains what personal information we collect from these users and how we use, disclose and protect it. Most personal information we obtain is provided voluntarily by the data subject in conjunction with our Association’s activities: we put on events, transmit publications and facilitate member discussions and networking, protect our members’ intellectual property, and engage in advocacy for the technology and content industries.

Please read this policy thoroughly to ensure that you understand the circumstances under which Adlayout collects and uses information and when Adlayout may disclose such information to third parties.


Information Collected From Users of the Adlayout Website. Users to the public areas of Adlayout’s website generally browse anonymously. We do not normally attempt to identify website visitors without a security-related reason. Adlayout uses a third-party service to collect and report aggregate and anonymized data, such as number of page views, unique visitors, frequency of visits, and other visitor traffic metrics. Adlayout collects the IP address of those who report piracy to Adlayout on the site in order to help Adlayout staff judge the reliability of the report. Adlayout will also occasionally collect an IP address when accepting credit card information online to detect duplicate credit card transaction submissions or cases of fraud and to identify organizations that may be interested in sponsoring or otherwise partnering with Adlayout on one or more Adlayout events.

We use cookies (small text files downloaded from our site to your device) in the following ways.

Necessary Cookies. These cookies enable you to move around the website and are intended to make that experience easier—for example, by customizing content to the kind of device you use.

Use Cookies. These cookies tell us how you use the site—what links you click on, and how long you stay on a page. Unless you have logged in using a password, this information is anonymized. It tells us which pages our users have engaged with the most, and how visitors use the site. These cookies help us improve the content on the site and the way that the site functions.

Our server logs collect standard information about how our site is used, such as IP addresses, time and date of visit, and the address of the website you came from before you got to ours. This information is anonymized. Adlayout does not track your behavior once you leave our website. We also do not sell or rent your personal information.

Information Collected From Adlayout Members, Event Registrants, Newsletter Subscribers, Award Nominees and Other Customers. Adlayout asks some users to voluntarily provide some limited information, such as name, job title, company, business address, business phone, fax , e-mail, and, in cases where a payment to Adlayout is required, credit card account information. This information may be submitted to Adlayout through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, contest registrations or other Adlayout forms. Whenever we transfer your personal information to a third party, we have contract clauses that provide for appropriate security to protect your privacy.

Adlayout may also use unique identifiers in emails sent to Adlayout members, event registrants, award nominees, newsletter subscribers and other customers to help Adlayout understand which emails have been opened and if so, how many times. Adlayout may also use custom URLs in these emails to track how many times recipients clicked on the URLs in an email message. We use this information to improve the quality and accuracy of our email campaigns.


Use of Data Collected From Users of the Adlayout Website. We use data collected about users of the Adlayout website only for internal and marketing purposes. We do not retain any personally identifying information. On occasion, Adlayout may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available. Any information that users voluntarily disclose in these areas may be publicly accessible. Adlayout does not routinely monitor these activities and users should exercise caution when sharing personal information.

Use of Information Collected From Adlayout Members, Event Registrants, Newsletter Subscribers, Award Nominees and Other Customers. Adlayout uses the data it collects from Adlayout members, event registrants, newsletter subscribers, award nominees and other customers to perform activities related to: (i) identifying Adlayout members and administering user accounts; (ii) fulfilling orders, sending newsletters, managing conferences; (iii) developing and improving the products and services offered by Adlayout; and (iv) contacting members and other customers with information about Adlayout products, services, promotions or special offers, unless they have indicated that they do not want to be contacted. Anyone may choose to withdraw their consent by following the procedure within the footer of any Adlayout email communications. Alternatively, anyone may email Adlayout at with a request to withdraw consent from all or any specific Adlayout communications

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties. Adlayout makes member company product information and contact information available to certain users of the Adlayout website and to those who register for Adlayout events. Adlayout may also share data with event sponsors who may want to send Adlayout event registrants information about their products or services. Adlayout requires these third parties to maintain, use, and disclose any information provided by Adlayout in a manner consistent with this policy.

Disclosure to Adlayout Contractors. Adlayout employs contractors to assist with administrative and other de rigueur functions and may provide contractors with access to data. Contractors include lawyers, auditors, and other service providers. So long as we have your information, you cannot withdraw consent for disclosures to Adlayout contractors. Adlayout requires its contractors who have access to maintain appropriate security and to maintain, use, and disclose any personal information provided by Adlayout in a manner consistent with this policy.

Individuals May Withdraw Consent At Any Time: Individuals may request Adlayout to stop third party disclosures by indicating their preferences on their Adlayout member account profile or when registering for an Adlayout event or other instance in which they are providing contact information to Adlayout. On a conference-by-conference basis registrants will be also be given the opportunity to express their preferences whether to allow Adlayout to share their contact information with other registrants, conference sponsors and other third parties. At any other time, individuals who do not want Adlayout to share their contact information with third parties should log into their account profile to indicate their preferences. If you want to delete your information from our databases, contact Adlayout directly at or (202) 289-7442 to request that their information be deleted.

Use of Credit Card Account Information. Adlayout uses a third-party payment processor. Adlayout does not store or disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers.

Reporting Piracy to Adlayout. Anyone can voluntarily report possible incidents of software piracy and content piracy to Adlayout through Adlayout's online piracy reporting forms, email or hotline. Adlayout uses this information to investigate piracy claims and, if necessary, to take legal and/or other enforcement action. All information identifying individuals who report software piracy or content piracy is kept strictly confidential by Adlayout staff and outside counsel and is not disclosed unless required by law or expressly allowed by the individual who reported the piracy.

Other Disclosures. Adlayout does not generally disclose personal information except as described here. However, in response to legal process, or in the event that we believe that our website has been hacked or we find evidence suggesting improper or criminal activity, we reserve the right to share information with law enforcement and others to protect our rights and property. We may also make disclosures to take precautions against liability or to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety.

Business transfers. If we sell the business, we will require that the purchaser will abide by this privacy policy, either now or as it may be amended from time to time. We reserve the right to transfer your personal information if we are bought by another firm. Information that we acquire from a purchased business will be treated in accordance with this privacy policy.


Adlayout stores all information it collects on servers accessible only by Adlayout employees and contractors. We use reasonable and current security methods to prevent unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, loss, and destruction; maintain data accuracy; and ensure correct use of information. Account information and profiles are password-protected. We recommend that Adlayout members and any others with password-protected access to the Adlayout website not divulge their password to anyone and take adequate precautions to ensure that their password is not accessible to third parties. Although we try to protect any information transmitted to us, no system is invulnerable. When Adlayout employs contractors that may have access to personal information, we require that they maintain, use, and disclose any information provided by Adlayout in a manner consistent with this policy.

Adlayout is committed to making sure that its privacy policy is understood and respected by all of its employees. All Adlayout employees who collect, access or disclose information about members and customers are informed of this policy to ensure that they understand the importance of privacy and how our policy affects an individual's job responsibilities.


Any individual who submits information to Adlayout may review the information and ask us to correct, amend or delete it. You are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of the information you submit. If you provide us with a business address, we rely on that information to determine your country of residence. Any member wishing to amend or correct the information we have on file should log into their account profile at to indicate their preferences. If you would like us to delete your personal information, or for other privacy questions, please contact Adlayout at


External Links. Adlayout's website provides links to other websites that Adlayout does not control. Each of these sites maintains its own independent privacy and data collection practices and procedures. Users who visit a website that is linked to our site should consult that site's privacy policy.

Children. Adlayout does not knowingly market its goods or services to, or collect data from, or otherwise target minors.


Use of this website signifies agreement to the terms of Adlayout's privacy policy. Any user who does not agree with these terms, should navigate away from the site and not disclose any information through this site. Adlayout may modify this privacy policy at any time at its discretion and modifications are effective upon being posted on this site. If we make material changes to this privacy policy and we have your contact information, we will notify you if feasible and obtain your consent to those changes when the law requires us to do so. If you provide us with an email address that no longer works and we notify you about changes to this policy, you agree that we have notified you.

Users should review this privacy policy periodically to ensure that they are aware of any changes to it. Upon request, Adlayout will also attempt to notify existing Adlayout members, event registrants, newsletter subscribers, award nominees and other existing Adlayout customers of material changes to this privacy policy.


Anyone who believes that Adlayout has not adhered to its privacy policy or is otherwise concerned about the treatment of their data should contact Adlayout at .

Last updated May 2018

Version 2.1

Policy History

1.0 Original Privacy Policy

2.0 Major Revision

2.1 Minor Revision to information collection on 8/13

3.0 Revision May 2018