Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Unified Symposium website (UW&GS). UW&GS has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy for our website Users. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. The Privacy Policy may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page. Should you have additional questions, comments or concerns please contact us:

User privacy is of utmost concern to UW&GS, and as such, the following policies governing your usage of this website:

What Information Does UW&GS Collect?

Most data UW&GS collects are used only to help us better serve conference attendees and exhibitors. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that is knowingly provided to UW&GS.

Information Collected from General Users:

UW&GS does not collect any personal information from Users browsing its website. Only aggregate data — such as the number of hits per page — are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

General Contact Form: has a function that allows you to provide inquiries and feedback to UW&GS by e-mail. You can locate this form by clicking on the menu bar labeled “Contact Us,” or by clicking here. This form requests address, phone, and e-mail information and includes a segment for your questions and comments. This information will be utilized by UW&GS staff, LLC Managing Committee members to the extent necessary to respond to your inquiry. UW&GS is authorized to provide the information collected by the General Contact Form to any party, as necessary to assist with your inquiry. The choice of how much personal information you choose to disclose on the General Contact Form is left completely up to you.

Demographic or Personal Preference Questions:

UW&GS may, from time to time, ask demographic or personal preference questions. This data may be used for analyzing overall Website demographics, User preferences, and to further develop our member services. We may disclose this data to third parties, including service providers, for services to our members and other users.

The conference Directory of Registrants for the UW&GS is offered for sale.  If you choose to register for the UW&GS, your information will be added to the registration database and ultimately the conference Directory of Registrants. This is a condition of registering for the UW&GS.

Use of Session and IP addresses:

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. Our website uses Session to keep track of various functions within the website.

In telecommunication, a “Session” is a series of interactions between two communication end points that occur during the span of a single connection. Typically, one end point requests a connection with another specified end point and if that end point replies agreeing to the connection, the end points take turns exchanging commands and data (“talking to each other”). The Session begins when the connection is established at both ends and terminates when the connection is ended.

A unique number called an IP address identifies every computer on the Internet. Each time you connect to the Internet your machine is assigned an IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet.

Credit Card Account Information

UW&GS does not disclose credit card account information provided by its conference attendees or exhibitors. When choosing to pay using credit card, UW&GS submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does UW&GS Use Cookies?

Websites will commonly write small data files (cookies) to your hard drive during your visits to the website. A cookie file is used in order to track your traffic patterns on a particular website and contains information that can anonymously identify you. This information is encrypted for security purposes. UW&GS reserves the right to measures the activity of the website by using cookies. Cookies help us make improvements to the website so you can have a pleasant and productive experience. Cookies are created to identify your computer when visiting our website and are never used to identify you personally. Cookies can’t read data off your hard disk, do damage to your hard disk or memory, or read cookie files created by other websites. You can set your browser to send a warning message before accepting cookies or to refuse cookies. Check with your browser for instructions on how to handle cookies. If the User declines the attachment of any cookie, the User may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the website to better determine members’ interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise with Links to Other websites?

This website contains links to other websites. UW&GS has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such websites. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this website, you do this entirely at your own risk.

What Means of Redress Are Available?

If any User suspects UW&GS has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mailing to or by calling (530) 753-3142.