Our website address is https://voiawards.com. The website is owned and operated by Impact Speaker Awards, LLC and we produce the Voices of Impact Awards™.
What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it
We only collect data from users and site visitors. This may include personal data, such as name, email address, and personal account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about cookies. We do not collect or retain sensitive personal data, such as data concerning health.
We only collect such necessary information from which we may identify you and communicate with you about the Voices of Impact Awards. By completing the Official Entry Form and entering the contest, you give us your active consent to collect and retain the information you provide us. Personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with your site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the contest entry form, nomination form, or comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
If you fill out a ‘Contact Us’ form through our website (if any), we only capture your name and email address and we keep that information for customer service purposes and to communicate with you in regard to the purpose of your contact with us. We do not use the information for marketing purposes and you will not be added to our mailing list simply for submitting a contact form.
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 visit our login page (if any), 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 (if that option becomes available on our site), 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.
Our website uses Google Analytics by MosterInsights, a plugin that allows our developers to determine the user behavior on our website, the country our visitors are from, what are they most interested in, which device are they using, their age, gender, how people find our website, which keywords did they search for, who referred them, what did they click on our site and other factors. We believe that this plug-in and the information collected is done in accordance with GDPR compliance guidelines.
Who we share your data with
The information which you provide may be shared for reasonable business purposes only, with employees, members, officers, and agents of Impact Speaker Awards, LLC., with third-party providers with whom we share site data, including content partners (identified on our website), cloud-based services, payment processors, and third-party service providers.
How long do we retain your data?
If you provide us with any information on our forms or leave a comment, the information you provide and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights do you have over your data?
If you have an account on this site or have completed any form or left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
Our website has measures in place to protect your data.
We do not permit users to register on our website, or offer multi-author blogs. No one is authorized to access our website administrative panel except for employees, officers, or directors of Impact Speaker Awards, LLC, and or their information technology teams.
We have implemented an SSL (Secure Socket Layer), Certificate to ensure secure data transfers between user browsers and the server. , In addition to standard WordPress security, we use two-factor authentication for logging in. We also use the services of Wordfence, a third-party service that provides firewall and malware scans, and protection against login attacks and brute force attempts. We also provide staff training in data protection.
Additional protection is provided via our third parties such as MailChimp, Paypal, or other third-party payment processors whose privacy policies and data protection policies may also apply.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In this section, you should explain what procedures you have in place to deal with data breaches, either potential or real, such as internal reporting systems, contact mechanisms, or bug bounties.
What third parties we receive data from
Our website does not receive any data from third parties.
What automated decision-making and/or profiling do we do with user data
Our website does not offer any service which includes automated decision-making.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We are not a member of a regulated industry and are not subject to additional privacy laws that we are aware of.