COGMA Official Refund Policy
In the event of Conference cancellation, paid participants may:
a) seek a refund by written request to COGMA; or
b) have funds held by COGMA to be applied to the next conference.
In the event of attendee's cancellation after payment, COGMA will refund the entire payment as long as the request for refund is received in writing prior to six weeks of the first day of the Conference for with the payment was made. COGMA will consider all requests within six weeks of the Conference on a case-by-case basis.
COGMA is committed to protecting your privacy. This document discloses the privacy practices for www.cogmaconference.org a web site owned and operated by the Conference of Government Mining Attorneys (“COGMA site”). COGMA uses the information it collects on the COGMA site to make COGMA conference organization and attendance possible and to enhance your overall experience with the COGMA site and the annual COGMA conference.
COGMA does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.
Information COGMA Collects
Registration Information. To attend the COGMA conference, you must register using our online registration form, where you will be required to provide COGMA with your contact information and certain other personal information.
Usage of the COGMA Site. COGMA reserves the right to track certain information about you based upon your use of the COGMA site. COGMA may use this information to conduct internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve our users. This information may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis. This information may include the URL that you visited prior to coming to the COGMA site, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your IP address.
Correspondence. If you send COGMA (including Officers or Staff) e-mails, letters or other personal correspondence, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities on the COGMA site, COGMA may collect such information into a file specific to you.
Credit Account. COGMA utilizes a third party vendor to collect credit card information for conference registration. Thus, COGMA never views, stores, or utilizes any credit card information.
COGMA Use of Your Information
Promotional Use. COGMA reserves the right to use personal information about you to enhance our marketing and promotional efforts, and to improve our content and services. COGMA may also use your information to deliver to you advertisements, new services and promotions, and other information to you that is targeted to your interests.
Administrative Notices, Etc. COGMA uses your e-mail address, your mailing address, and phone number to contact you regarding administrative notices and communications relevant to your use of the COGMA site and the annual COGMA conference. If you do not wish to receive these communications, please immediately notify the COGMA Secretary.
Billing and Support. Please see the COGMA Refund Policy for questions related to billing for the COGMA conference.
COGMA Disclosure to Third Parties
COGMA uses practices that are consistent with standards in the industry to protect your privacy. This includes employing a secure, third party vendor to process all credit card transactions. This additional security adds an extra layer of protection to your personal information. COGMA cannot, however, promise that your personally identifiable information or private communications will remain private. For example, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.
Law Enforcement. COGMA may disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as the COGMA Executive Committee, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.
Third Party Suppliers. COGMA may use third party suppliers to assist us in providing the services available on our web site (such as credit card processing). Whenever a third party supplier desires to collect information about you, you will be notified of the involvement of the third party supplier, and you will never be required to disclose and information to the third party supplier.
Disclosures You Make to Third Parties
The COGMA site does not control the privacy policies of third parties. When you disclose information to third parties on the COGMA site (or any other web site) about yourself, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of that third party.