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    Code of Conduct & Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

    12th International Phycological Congress - IPC2021

    Code of Conduct

    The International Phycological Society is dedicated to the promotion of phycology and collaboration of phycologists around the world. The International Phycological Congress is an opportunity for scientists from any country to meet one another, learn from our diverse perspectives and build new collaborations. We hold all delegates to the highest intellectual and professional standards. For the first time in our history, the International Phycological Congress will be held online. The following Code of Conduct is designed to foster a safe and positive experience for all delegates.

    Don’t make it personal

    We are a large and diverse group of researchers and educators with different interests, backgrounds, and resources. Public discussion of hypotheses, methods and results is welcome. Public discussion of personal characteristics is not welcome. Personal attacks on individuals because of their race, nationality, gender, or appearance, for example, will not be tolerated.

    Kindness and patience are universally appreciated

    Presentations at the International Phycological Congress are delivered in English. Online discussions related to presentations should also be conducted in English so that all delegates can participate. For most of us this is not our first language, leaving much room for misunderstanding. Please be patient with all delegates. Your kindness will be remembered long after the meeting.

    Keep the Congress professional

    When attending live presentations online, please behave professionally. Wear work-appropriate clothing when presenting, moderating, or participating by video. When you are not speaking, please mute your microphone to minimize distraction from the presentation. Please only post comments and questions relevant to the individual presentation. Moderators will not be able to help participants with any technical challenges or necessarily answer general questions about access or the congress. Comments will be preserved for the duration of the Congress so please use language befitting a professional meeting when commenting on any presentation. Consider how your behavior and your words will be perceived by other delegates including students, colleagues, and potential employers.

    Do not take photos, screen captures or recordings

    There are differing and strong opinions on recording presentations and photographing posters. Presentations and posters will be available online during the congress. Please do NOT record presentations by photo or video without the express permission of the presenter. Delegates detected recording presentations may be asked to stop or their access to online resources may be terminated. Please be aware that in some jurisdictions it is unlawful to record a conversation without consent of all parties.

    One Congress, one standard

    All delegates will be held to the basic standards presented in this Code of Conduct. If these standards are violated, you may be asked to stop your activity or your access to online events may be terminated. Refunds will not be issued.

    Enjoy yourself

    These guidelines are provided to insure an enjoyable experience for all delegates. Within these broad limits, please enjoy yourself and take advantage of the many opportunities to learn and discuss science with colleagues. We hope that you meet new friends and collaborators. Enjoy the 12th International Phycological Congress!

    Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

    The Local Organizing Committee (hereafter LOC) of the 12th International Phycological Congress (hereafter 12th IPC), have created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of your presentations and research provided in the 12th IPC. The following document discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the 12th IPC website:

    https://ipc2021.com/

    As part of this virtual (online) congress services, 4ID® Congress operates the event website from which you have accessed this page. The conference management office (4ID® Congress) has its own Terms of Use, available at https://4id.cl/congress/tos and https://play.4id.science/ipc2021/login, that are also part of this Privacy Policy.

    By attending to the 12th IPC, using this website or other services provided by 4ID, you consent the processing of your personal data as described in this policy. Contact us at https://ipc2021.com/contacto/ whether you have any question, enquiries or problems regarding the use of your personal data.

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    The forms used on our website require visitors and Congress attendees to provide contact details (name, telephone, email and institution, among others to personalize your profile), and payment information when registering and submitting an abstract to the 12th IPC.

    Participants’ personal information is used to contact the participants when necessary.

    4ID® will not rent, sell, or give away mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, or fax numbers provided by the participants. However, we do reserve the right to release this information to the 12th IPC LOC and the International Phycological Society (hereafter IPS).

    Please be aware that due to the nature of this scientific meeting, the website, personal information (usually contact information for papers, presentations and meeting organizers) will appear in the day-to-day events of this site such as session schedules, abstract citations and corollary publications such as meeting programs and books of abstracts, this material will remain accessible in the website for an extra month after the end of the event for all the 12th IPC attendees. Also, the IPS might decide to host this congress for a longer period within its website. Speakers and contributors can allow or restrict the possibility for downloading the material they provided (such as ppts, pdf, or word or any other kind of documents) for the rest of the attendees.

    LINKS TO OTHER SITES

    Our website contains links to other sites. 4ID® or 12th IPC LOC are not responsible for the privacy practices, policies, and/or the content of such websites. Please be aware when you click on any of these links. We recommend you review the privacy policy of every website you visit, whether or not they are linked to by our own site.

    SECURITY

    Our website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. On-line access to registration and abstract submission records, including address information, is available to 4ID® or the 12th IPC LOC and is password-protected via encrypted, secure internet connections. However, please be aware that no method of electronic storage can ever be 100% secure. Therefore, as with any organization, we are not able to guarantee the absolute security of your information.

    CHILDREN’S PRIVACY PROTECTION

    We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. The event website is not designed for/or intentionally targeted children at 18 years old or younger. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, please do not provide us any personal information. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s internet usage and to help enforce our privacy notice by instructing their children never to provide personal information through our event website without their permission. If you have any reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided us personal information, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

    CHOICE/OPT-OUT

    By default, your personal data will be used as explained in the previous paragraphs. Our website gives members the following options for removing their information from the mailing/contact list. The same contacts can be used to change or modify information previously provided.

    CONTACTING THE WEBSITE

    If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of our website, or your dealings with our website, you can contact us at the address below

    contact@ipc2021.com.

    TERMS OF USE

    4ID® and the 12th IPC LOC have created this website to support and facilitate the 12th IPC. The use of our website or any of the products and services offered on this site (collectively, the «Services») is subject to these Terms of Use (hereafter «Terms»). We may modify these Terms at any time without notice by posting revised Terms on our site. The use of our site constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms, including any modifications that we make.

    Some of the Services may be subject to additional posted conditions. The use of these Services is subject to those conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms by reference. In the event of an inconsistency between these Terms and any additional posted conditions, the provisions of the additional conditions shall control.

    We have the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice:

    • Restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of our Services;
    • Change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of our Services;
    • Refuse, move, or remove any material that you submit to our site for any reason;
    • Refuse, move, or remove any content that is available on our site;
    • Deactivate or delete your accounts and all related information and files in your account;
    • Establish general practices and limits concerning use of our site.

    You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions.

    LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMER

    4ID®, the 12th IPC LOC and the IPS provide this website as a service to the 12th International Phycological Congress (12th IPC), its members, volunteers, meeting presenters, and other meeting participants, and to the public.

    The 12th IPC LOC or the IPS, are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, reliable and up-to-date, and its appearance on the site does not constitute an endorsement by 12th IPC LOC.

    Although the 12th IPC website may include links providing direct access to other Internet resources, the 12th IPC LOC have not participated in the development of those websites and does not exert any editorial or control over those websites. The 12th IPC LOC are not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in those websites.

    Links from this website to third-party websites do not constitute an endorsement by 12th IPC LOC of the parties or their products and services. The appearance of advertisements and product or service information does not constitute an endorsement by the 12th IPC LOC who have not investigated the claims made by any advertiser. Product information is based solely on material received from suppliers.

    Although unlikely to occur, the 12th IPC LOC, the IPS, and 4ID® expressly disclaim all liability for any violations, including but not limited to security breaches or privacy violations, committed by any firm which provides on-line or management services on behalf of 4ID® and 12th IPC. Users of the 12th IPC website agree to hold the 12th IPC LOC, IPS, and 4ID® harmless for and from any liability for any damages arising out of the use of the on-line or management services.

    OPINIONS

    The opinions expressed by contributors to the 12th IPC website are solely those of the individual contributors and do not reflect the opinions of 12th IPC LOC, IPS or 4ID®.

    PRODUCT ENDORSEMENTS

    Reference herein to any specific commercial firm, commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the 12th IPC LOC.

    The last modification was made by 08th September 2020

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