Privacy policy

Last Update: 11/03/2023.


This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for OCOC, and any other sites that display authorized links to this policy, including all mobile websites (collectively with OCOC, each a “Site”) and applications (each an “Application”) associated therewith, provided by OCOC. For individuals in the EU using the Site or Application, OCOC, located at 1000 Wilson Blvd, 8th Floor, Arlington, VA, 22209, is considered to be the controller of your data.

Types of Information 
We Collect

The information we gather falls into three categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by users; (2) information automatically gathered; and (3) information we collect from third parties.

Categories of personal information we collect

Throughout this Policy, we discuss in detail the specific pieces of personal information we collect from and about users. The California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) requires us to provide you with the “categories” of personal information we collect.

The categories we collect are: identifiers (such as name, address, email address, IP address, device identifiers, and login information); commercial information (such as subscription and delivery history); financial data (such as credit card information); internet or other network or device activity (such as browsing history or what content you access on our Sites or Applications); geolocation information (e.g., your city and state based on IP address or precise location information from your mobile device with your consent and consistent with your mobile device settings); professional or employment related data; potentially protected classifications (such as gender, nationality, and age); physical characteristics or description (such as when you voluntarily submit a photo to our Site or Application); and other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you (such as information you make available on message boards or through email).
We and our service providers may use the categories of personal information we collect from and about you consistent with the various business purposes and commercial we discuss throughout this Policy. Please see the relevant section(s) for more information.

Information You Provide to Us

We collect and store information that you voluntarily supply to us.
When you register as a member, we collect information including your name, company, title, zip code, e-mail address, password, and information regarding newsletters and author alerts you would like to receive.

When you request information about subscriptions, we collect information including your name, e-mail address, title, job type, phone number, organization name, organization type, country, industry field of interest, interested products, and locations of interest.

When you sign up for our electronic newsletters, we collect your e-mail address.
When you respond to our surveys, we will collect all the information requested in the surveys, including any applicable contact information and demographic information such as your e-mail, first name, last name, location, place of employment, type of employment, industry, household income, race, age, and gender.

Information Collected from Third Parties

We may collect information about you through non-affiliated third parties, such as market research firms and public sources. Depending on the source, this information collected from third parties could include information such as demographic information and brand and media consumption information. We may also collect information about you from affiliates, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control, or from companies with which we enter into corporate transactions. We may combine information that we collect from third parties with other information that we collect about you.

use of information

We may create aggregated or de-identified records based on information we collect about you (such as by removing your name). We reserve the right to use such data for any purpose and disclose such data to third parties in our sole discretion. For instance, when you respond to a survey, we may use, disclose and/or publish the responses you provide to us. However, we will not publish or disclose your name in connection with your response without your prior consent.

Disclosure of Information

Please also keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your information available for viewing by third parties online — for example on message boards, through e-mail or web logs, or in chat areas — that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides OCOC. We cannot control who reads your postings or what other users may do with the information that you voluntarily post, so it is very important that you do not put data such as private contact information which you do not want to make available to the public in your posts. Once you have posted information publicly, while you may still be able to edit and delete it on our Site or Application, you will not be able to edit or delete such information cached, collected, and stored elsewhere by others (e.g., search engines).

We may share some or all of your information with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (“Affiliates”), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

We may share some or all of your information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets. In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, information may also be transferred as a business asset. If another company acquires our company, business, or assets, that company will possess the information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your information as described in this Privacy Policy.


Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

To help make the Sites and Applications more responsive to the needs of users, we employ a standard software feature, called a "cookie," to assign each user a unique, random number that resides on a user's computer or device. The cookie by itself does not personally identify the user; it merely identifies the computer or device with which the user accesses a Site or Application. Cookies help us track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of a Site or Application where you have entered preference information before.

What cookies do we use?

Cookieyes-consent CookieYes sets this cookie to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors. Strictly necessary 1 year
Lidc LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection. Functional Cookies 1 day
UserMatchHistory LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing. Functional Cookies 1 month
_ga_* Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views. Analytical Cookies 1 year 1 month 4 days
In_or LinkedIn set this cookie to registers statistical data on users’ behavior on the website for internal analytics. Analytical Cookies 1 day
_fbp Facebook sets this cookie to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting the website. Analytical Cookies 3 months

Cookie options

If you do not want to allow certain types of cookies, or cookies in general, you can opt-out within pop-up window and you can change your Internet browser settings to delete cookies that have already been set and not accept new cookies as well. For more information about the options listed, see your internet browser’s Help or Settings section. Please note that if you delete cookies or do not accept them, you may not be able to use all of the features of the Web page that are available and save your settings, and that some websites may not display correctly.