ISMIR 2011

Privacy Policy

This statement informs you how Florida International University will collect and process your personal data when you access this web site (“this Web site”). This statement constitutes the Privacy Policy for the ISMIR Web site only. Please note that while Florida International University respects individual privacy, Web sites of other units within FIU may have different privacy policies.

Log Files

As it is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

Non-Automated Collection

Where you are required under this website to provide personal data (such as when filling out forms) this data will be used for the following purposes: to confirm registrations, to provide you with information about our conferences and our services, to provide you with information about ISMIR, to contact you when necessary. Please note that Florida International University is a public university and is subject to Florida’s public records law which requires that all information received in connection with state business be made available to anyone upon request, unless the information is exempt by a specific statute.


The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email to us at

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on this Web site.

eCommerce Transactions

Where you are purchasing products or services or making payments we work with PCI:DSS compliant merchants and you will be redirected to their website in each case. For payments related to this web page, you will be transferred to a website outside of the University and operated by CyberSource. Please refer to CyberSource’s privacy policyfound on the website for information about how your data is used. Any online credit card deposits will be processed by the Bank of America, N.A. (“BOA”). Please note that the University does not process your card details in any way but the University may receive information from CyberSource that your transaction has been completed and this may also include personal information required to identify your payment which may then be processed by the University.

Links to Other Sites

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Florida International University. Please be aware that Florida International University is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.


We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes. If you do not wish to receive any marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference to opt-out by: emailing us at or by mail at ISMIR 2011, 11200 SW 8 St., ECS 354, Miami, FL 33199 or by phone at 305-348-6036. We will send you a confirmation email when your transaction is complete. Should any change occur in the conference program you will be notified via the email you provide at registration.

Updating Your Information

You may update or change your information previously provided to this Web site by emailing us at or by mail at ISMIR 2011, 11200 SW 8 St., ECS 354, Miami, FL 33199 or by phone at 305-348-6036.

Changes to This Statement

This statement and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page. If you have any queries relating to the privacy statement then please contact by email at or by phone at 305-348-6036.