Online Conference Platform
Duetone Corp. ("us", "we", or "our") operates online conference websites. As your privacy is important to us, this page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.
We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection And Use
While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name, your email address, and your affiliation ("Personal Information"). You have the right to permanently remove all your Personal Information on this Site by removing your user account, which is accessible from the Profile page upon signing in.
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data").
This Log Data includes information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, the pages of our Site that you visit, and the time and date of your visit, as well as the response time to your requests. This Log Data may be used for evaluating the performance of operating this Site.
To prevent malicious usage, this Log Data may also include your activities on the Site, including errors with editing your profile, sign-up and sign-in activities, as well as file downloads and uploads. Only Anonymized Log Data about file uploads and downloads without date and time information may be available to the conference organizers ("Chairs").
For better user privacy, we do not collect or log the following information related to your visits: your browser type, browser version, and the time you spent on the Site. We do not use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze additional Personal Information.
Occasionally, we may use your Personal Information to contact you in response to your sign-up, account activation and password reset requests via your email address. Users in the Site who are chairs of the conference may elect to contact you with information about the conference, including but not limited to promotional material closely related to the conference, as well as other important notices, such as program changes in the conference. You have the option of unsubscribing to such communications at any time by editing your profile on the Site.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's nonvolatile storage, such as SSD drives.
Like many sites, we use "session cookies" as a secure mechanism to maintain your active session upon signing in. Session cookies do not contain your Personal Information. We do not use "tracking cookies" to collect your Personal Information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to sign in as a user in our Site.
The security of your Personal Information is very important to us, but keep in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use modern web technologies and commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Last updated: May 16, 2020
Mobile Conference Applications
Duetone Corporation ("we", "our" or "us"), based at Toronto, Canada, designs and builds custom-tailored mobile apps to serve the needs of conferences and events. Conferences and events use our services to design and build these apps to serve their needs, and you, as a user who attends or are interested in a conference or event, use our mobile apps for the convenience of navigating the conference program, downloading conference-related material, or engaging in community discussions.
Once downloaded, our mobile apps can be launched and running without collecting any of your personal data. No sign-up or sign-in processes are mandatory for using most of the features in the mobile apps, including browsing the conference program schedule, marking talks as favourites or as reminders, searching for talks using keywords, browsing the venue maps, setting filters to view a portion of the conference program, and recommending similar talks based on your favourites.
Your reminders, favourites, filters, and search keywords are treated as private personal data and will not be collected. They will only be used within the app, and will be lost once the app is removed from the device.
We collect your identity to be used in the following three features in our mobile apps: (1) for rating talks using a five-star rating system; (2) for participating in community discussions; and (3) to mark a talk as no show as a session chair in the conference. In all of these features, only your full name is collected as your identity. Your identity is used to ensure that the rating and no show information and the community discussions cannot be submitted anonymously, and can be trusted.
Several options are used to collect your name, including your first and family name. For apps running iOS 9, 10, 11, or 12, we use iCloud with your explicit approval to collect your name. For apps running iOS 13, we use Sign In with Apple to collect your name. For Android apps only, you are able to submit a name with an email address. For both iOS and Android apps, we also use Google and Facebook authentication as alternative options. Except the name with email option in Android, only your name will be collected using iCloud, Sign In with Apple, Google, or Facebook authentication. Once you signed in and your name has been collected, it is shown as the title of the Settings view. You are able to sign out at any time.
Only your name will be submitted to our servers in the cloud together with your rating information, no show indication for talks, and messages in community discussions. The rating and no show information may be provided to the conference or event organizers upon request. Messages in community discussions can be publicly viewed by anyone within the mobile apps. All rating information, no show information, and messages in community discussions will be permanently deleted within one year of the event.
If you accept the request for your location information when the app launches the first time, the app may contact surrounding Bluetooth Low Energy beacons to detect the approximate indoor location of your device when attending the conference. Such information is not affiliated with your name even if you have signed in, and will only be collected and stored in the cloud to compute the relative popularity of conference sessions. When collecting locations of devices, your name will not be used at the same time even if you have already signed in. All locations collected are approximate, and only indicates the room that a device resides in.
Last updated: November 20, 2019