Privacy Policy

 Privacy Policy

Version 1.0

The Secure Technology Alliance (“The Alliance”) is the digital security industry’s premier association. The Alliance exists as a neutral forum that brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in a variety of vertical markets. The Alliance has been instrumental in driving the need for security to be built into every device, product and service throughout their lifecycle within payments, identity and access markets.

Your privacy is very important to the Secure Technology Alliance. Our core commitment regarding your privacy is taken seriously and treated with sensitivity, including our commitment to never sell your data to third-party vendors. This Privacy Policy explains how we use information you provide to us, and how you can choose to change your preferences regarding your personal information with the Secure Technology Alliance.


We may collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through the course of business or queries through:

  • Applying for membership
  • Paying or renewing membership dues
  • Signing up to receive our newsletters
  • Signing up to receive our news digests
  • Registering for an event, webinar, conference or presentation
  • Responding to an email sent from us
  • Sending an email to us
  • Participating in a members-only working group
  • Registering for a training course, exam or re-recertification
  • Applying for training programs
  • Otherwise engaging with us electronically for business purposes

We may collect the following information for inclusion in our database:

  • Your name
  • Your company affiliation
  • Your email address
  • Your membership level
  • Your title (if available)
  • Your business/work postal address (if available)
  • Your home postal address (if available)
  • Your work, mobile/cell, and/or home phone numbers (if available)
  • Your work and/or home fax number (if available) 


The Secure Technology Alliance maintains numerous web sites.  Several of these sites contain a members-only area, which requires you to establish and enter a unique user name and password that only you know. You may change and re-set your log-in name and password at any time through the members-only sites through a self-service process.


Occasionally, we may automatically collect certain personal information you voluntarily enter into one of our websites through the use of cookies, which are small data files stored on your hard drive, external hard drive, cloud storage or through a USB device. Through tracking, we may also gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and which cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies on member-protected sections of our web sites to keep you logged in so you don’t need to re-input your user name and password each time you visit one of our sites. Third-party analytics companies may use our cookies for anonymous tracking of users throughout the sites. These analytics allow us to determine where on the sites members enter and depart.

How We Use Tracking Technologies

Tracking provides us with data about visits to the Alliance and its affiliated websites, including number of visitors and visits, geo-location data, length of time spent on the site and pages clicked. The tracking analytics are used for business purposes, are not tied to a user’s identity, and do not collect an individual’s identity information.

Why We Track

  • We use services providers to present us with numbers and percentages to let us know about website behavior
  • Our service providers present us with email open rates and bounces that allow us to determine how effective our email campaigns are as they relate to event registration, newsletter delivery and if newsletters have been received and opened

We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect directly from you.


We may use information about you for various purposes, such as:

  • Sending you marketing information about our events
  • Inviting you to participate in seminars, calls, calls for papers or speaking engagements
  • Responding to your comments and questions
  • Assisting with log-in help for our web sites
  • Processing transactions such as membership and/or renewal dues, event registration fees, advertising fees, training and/or certification exam fees
  • Improving our web sites with regard to content
  • Monitoring and analyzing web site features, usage and activities
  • Delivering Alliance newsletters per member benefit or per subscription request
  • Delivering daily news digests per member benefit
  • Sending confirmation emails regarding event registration
  • Providing project and other information for working groups you have requested to join
  • Delivering press releases, member news, administrative messages, security alerts or other email communications that may impact you professionally, or benefit you
  • Informing you of special promotions or upcoming industry events that may be of interest
  • Providing you with information about education opportunities


The Alliance uses a contracted third party association management organization to collect and manage membership data on our behalf. Member data is also stored on cloud servers, individual computers, mobile devices, and with service providers we have business relationships with, as well as a cloud-based back-up storage companies.


Because the Alliance is a member-based organization where members interact via email, it is understood that the sharing of certain information (such as member name and company, email address, phone number) is part of doing business.

Please note that any information you disclose through our email lists becomes information that other members may collect, circulate or use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in forums such as these. Members can learn more about our email policy here.


  • Cookies. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Web sites.
  • Event Marketing and Promotional Emails. You may remove yourself from receiving event marketing and promotional emails from the Secure Technology Alliance by following the instructions in those emails (“unsubscribe”) or by contacting us. These promotional emails include event announcements, event recaps, event registration, sponsorship and exhibit information at events, event price discounts, events updates, registration information and event discounts.
  • Member Communications Emails. You may remove yourself from receiving various newsletters from the Secure Technology Alliance by following the instructions in those emails (“unsubscribe”) or by contacting us. You may remove yourself from receiving the Daily Industry News produced by the Secure Technology Alliance by following the instructions in those emails (“unsubscribe”) or by contacting us. Web access.  If you utilize our web site(s) using your unique log in name and password, you may contact us to request that we update, correct or delete information about you, but note that we may retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
  • Other options. There may be other options for managing your data under new GDPR guidelines that are not listed here.  The Secure Technology Alliance will make every effort to comply with these other options upon request. 

Please note: Unsubscribe requests will not apply to membership related business communications.

GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

Opting-In For EU Members and Non-Members

If a contact is located within the European Union, and you grant us consent to use your personal information as described in this Privacy Document, we will continue our email communications with you.

If you do not want your personal information collected and used by the Alliance, do not attempt to log in to our web sites or request permission to receive newsletters or promotional material.

If you are already in our database and are receiving communications from the Alliance, and you have not received an Opt-In request to continue receiving communications, you may contact us at [email protected], and request having your email and other personal data deleted.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Document, please let us know.