Policy Statements

Policy Statements


  • CoreNet Global Core Purpose, Values & Principles
  • * CoreNet Global Privacy Policy - GDPR
  • List Policy
  • Intellectual Property Policy
  • Summit/Conference Cancellation Policy
  • Summit Entertainment Policy
  • Image and Video Use Policy
  • Professional Development Seminar and Learning Event Cancellation Policy
  • Harassment Policy

Core Purpose

To advance and support the practice of corporate real estate globally.

Core Values

  1. CoreNet Global members, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders are professional, courteous, respectful, ethical and accountable in their actions and behaviors.
  2. There is a spirit of volunteerism, teamwork, cooperation, and camaraderie in all that we endeavor.
  3. The staff-volunteer partnership is powerful and vital to the success of the organization.
  4. The organization fosters a sense of community and collaboration that facilitates individual growth and helps advance the corporate real estate profession.
  5. CoreNet Global values and cultivates diversity and inclusion in its membership, programs, and all endeavors.
 

Core Strategic Principles

  1. CoreNet Global focuses primarily on products and services that advance the practice of corporate real estate.
  2. CoreNet Global will support companies and individuals in their desire to strengthen the practice and understanding of corporate real estate’s value to the enterprise.
  3. CoreNet Global will be timely, innovative, creative, flexible and adaptable in meeting the needs of its stakeholders globally.
  4. CoreNet Global will maintain a global brand while remaining respectful to local customs, culture, business and economic practices.
  5. Market research, business case development and lifecycle management drive product and service decisions.
  6. CoreNet Global will make a positive contribution towards a sustainable future.
  7. CoreNet Global will partner and/or compete with other organizations to achieve its strategies.

Privacy Policy - GDPR

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 25, 2018

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes the practices of CoreNet Global (“CoreNet”, “we” or “our”), with respect to the personal data provided by, or collected from, visitors or users (collectively “user” or “you”) of its website, blogs, webinars, our social media pages and other services (collectively “Platform”) or that is gathered from email correspondence, from or about registrants or attendees at events, or through interactions with CoreNet’s representatives (collectively “Services”).

This Privacy Policy provides information so that users are able to consent to the processing of their personal data, where appropriate. 

Operator:

CoreNet is the data controller regarding all personal data processing conducted through the Platform.  CoreNet Global is located at CoreNet Global 133 Peachtree St., NE Suite 3000 Atlanta, GA 30303

EU Representative:

The EU representative of CoreNet Global in the European Economic Area is Katleen Beeckman, located at 14, Keibergkerkweg, 9340, Lede, Belgium.

  1. Personal Data

CoreNet collects information that a user chooses to provide, for example, by completing a form to download a white paper or request a document.  It also collects information by analyzing a user’s behavior on the Platform over time.  This information is collected through cookies and similar technologies as permitted by applicable law.  For information about cookies see our Cookie Policy below.

The “Personal Data” that we collect and process through the Platform or in connection with the Services include:

Name, contact details

In various sections of the Platform users are asked to provide information about themselves, such as their name, e-mail address, phone number, billing address and organization.  This happens, for example, when a user wishes to download a white paper or request to sign up for a newsletter.

Payment information

If a user requests Services for which payment is required, the user is asked to provide payment information.  This information is collected and processed by an external payment processor; it is not accessed or stored by CoreNet.

Registered User Information

If a user registers on the Platform, we create an account in the name of that registered user.  Depending on the situation(s), we may request:

  • First and Last Name
  • Company
  • Email address
  • Street address, including country
  • Telephone number

Only the minimum amount of information necessary to operate or manage the account is mandatory.  The user may elect to provide additional information, which we use to enhance the Service.

To access the user account, the registrant is requested to choose a password.

Communication from Users

When a user completes an online form, visits our Platform, or when a user otherwise contacts us, by email, chat, phone or text, we automatically collect and store certain information about that user and the user’s activities, as we receive from such user, for example:

  • The user’s name and contact information;
  • Information that the user provides to us;
  • The user’s company information, if any;
  • The nature of the communication;
  • The purpose of the interaction, and the action we took in response to the user’s inquiry or request;
  • Any action the user takes upon receipt of such communication (for example, whether the user registers to attend an event that we offer, or request to receive documentation).

The information collected in connection with each type of interaction is retained so that we can continue interaction with the requestor with respect to our Platform or Services.

Communications to Users

When we send an email message to a user, our message contains images or links that when viewed or clicked, allow us to know whether the user has accessed or declined to open our message.

This information helps us understand how the individual reacts to our communications and limit the amount and nature of information provided.

Surveys and Contests

From time-to-time, we invite users to participate in surveys or contests.  Participation is voluntary.  These surveys are organized for the purposes of our marketing and research efforts.  When a user participates, we request certain personal data such as name and email address.

This is necessary to ensure that responses are categorized properly and are not duplicated.  Depending on the nature of the survey or contents, we also use this information to send the survey results to the participants, or, if applicable, to notify contest winners and award prizes.

We also use the information in aggregate form, for analytics purposes, to understand our market, to monitor site traffic or app usage, or to modify our Platform or our Service to meet the needs or interests of users.

If we use a third-party service provider to conduct these surveys, the information collected by the service provider may be subject to both the service provider’s privacy policy and ours.  We will provide information about the applicable privacy policies with the Survey rules and will seek your explicit consent to these rules when required by law.  You should read the terms of the survey or contest to understand the extent to which the service provider is allowed to use or reuse the information collected.

Social Media

Our Platform offers integrations with third-party social media platforms including (but not limited to) Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.  These services collect the user’s IP address and which page of our Platform the user is visiting.  They may set a cookie to enable their features to function properly.  Social media features and widgets are hosted by a third party or directly on our website.  Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the feature.

Other information

Certain areas of the Platform include free text fields, where you can write messages to other users, or post content that may contain Personal Data.  We request that you do not disclose:

  • Any data revealing your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data or data concerning your health, sex life or sexual orientation
  • Any social security number, national Identification number, financial account information or any other information that might be deemed highly sensitive or confidential.
  • Any data related to other persons.

Log Data

When a user uses, or interacts with our Platform, or clicks on a link that directs the user to our Platform, the user’s browser automatically provides, and we automatically collect and store, certain information about the user’s device (computer, tablet, smartphone) and the user’s activities.  This includes:

  • Preferences and settings: time zone, language, and character size;
  • Identifiers: IP address
  • Technical information: type of device, operating system name and version, device manufacturer, browser information (type, version), screen resolution;
  • Coarse Geographic information: geographic location derived from the IP address.

We collect this data for the proper operation of our Platform.  Until the user registers with us, this data cannot be linked to a specific individual.

Traffic Data

Data generated by the use of the Platform also include:

  • Information about use of the Platform: date stamp, URL of the visited page, URL of the last webpage visited before visiting our Platform or a website using our Platform.  URL of the last webpage visited before visiting our Service;
  • History of interaction with our webpages: pages viewed, time spent on a page, click through, clickstream data; queries made, search history, search results selected; comments made, type of service requested, purchases made.  For EAA users, only if the user has accepted profiling cookies.
  1. Purposes of processing

We use Personal Data for the following purposes:

Service

  • To allow users to create and maintain a registered user account, verify a user’s identity and assist user if he/she misplaces or forgets his/her login or password;
  • To respond to users’ inquiries, allow users to sign up for newsletters, request white papers, or other information, in order to contribute to or download CoreNet white paper or content;
  • To finalize purchase orders and deliver a Services to the user;
  • To carry out market research and surveys;
  • For interaction on social media;

Marketing

  • For marketing purposes via e-mail, text, phone, instant messaging, regarding CoreNet’s products and services;

Summits

  • For Summit Sponsorship purposes via e-mail for those of selected third parties, such as sponsors;

 

Marketing to Existing Customer

  • To interact with existing customers by sending marketing communications regarding products and services that are identical or similar to those the user has previously purchased or requested via the Platform

Profiling

  • To create a profile of a person as a Platform user, through the use of profiling cookies and by collecting and analyzing information on the user’s interest in order to serve to each information and advertisements that may be relevant to that user. All algorithms involved in this processing are regularly tested, to ensure the processing’s fairness and control for bias;

Analytics

  • For development and administration of the Platform, in order to improve CoreNet’s offerings and troubleshoot any technical issues which may arise in connection with the use of the Platform (“Analytics”);

Misuse or Fraud

  • To prevent and detect any misuse of the Platform, or any fraudulent activities carried out through the Platform (“Misuse/Fraud”).
  1. Legal Grounds for Processing

The grounds on which we rely to process Personal Data, according to the purposes identified include the following:

PurposeLegal GroundMandatory/Not
Service The information necessary to provide the Services, fulfill the request that you make, take steps before entering into a contract with you, or perform a contract entered into with you. No

If you do not provide the information you need, we will not be able to provide certain Services to you over the Platform
Marketing The collection of information for marketing is needed for the legitimate interest
of the CoreNet so that it can understand its market and have opportunities to
communicate with potential or current customers so long that the use of the
data is no overridden by the interest of the individual.
No

Users have the right to object
to the use of their personal data for marketing purposes.

There is no consequence for not
providing the information.
Marketing to Existing Customer
  Marketing to existing customers is based on CoreNet’s
  legitimate interest in expanding its relationship with individuals who have
  previously purchased or shown interest in goods or services provided by
  CoreNet that are identical or similar to those the individual has previously
  purchased or requested through the Platform.
  
No

Users can opt-out of these
communications at any time.
Profiling For some users, processing is based on the user’s consent,
collected by means of the cookie pop-up banner and/or a specific tick box.

Users must log in to their existing account (or create a new one) in order
to take advantage of personalization features of the website.
No

Users can elect to not consent
to the collection of information about them through cookies.

There is no consequence for
such refusal other than not being able to benefit from greater personalization
when using the Platform.
Analytics CoreNet has a legitimate interest in understanding how users use its Platform or Services so that it can improve them accordingly both to enhance the user’s user experience, and to troubleshoot technical issues. No
Misuse; Fraud CoreNet has a legitimate interest in preventing and detecting
fraudulent activities or misuse of the Platform for potentially criminal purposes.
No

 

  1. Sharing with Third Parties

We share Personal Data with the following entities:

  • Sponsors: where the user consents to the use of Personal Data for third-party marketing purposes;
  • Consultants and advisors: entities that provide accounting, administrative, legal, tax, financial and debt collection matters;
  • Service providers: hosting providers, e-mail platform providers; technical maintenance providers;
  • Persons under confidentiality agreement: employees or contractors working for CoreNet; volunteers
  • Public entities: in accordance with applicable law or binding orders of those entities.

 

  1. Retention of Personal Data
Data usesRetention period
Providing the Service Retained as necessary to fulfill such purposes.

We may retain the data as necessary to protect CoreNet’s interests related to potential liability.
Marketing and Profiling Retained from the moment the user gives consent
until consent is withdrawn.

Where it is not withdrawn, consent will be renewed at fixed intervals.

If consent is withdrawn or not renewed, Personal Data
will no longer be used for these purposes.

We may retain the data as may be necessary to protect the CoreNet’s
interests related to potential liability
Marketing to Customers Retained from the time when we receive it in the context of purchases
or requests made via the Platform until the user objects to this processing.

If a user objects to the processing, the Personal Data
will no longer be used for these purposes.

We may retain the data as may be necessary to protect
CoreNet’s interests related to potential liability.
Compliance Retained for the period required by the specific legal obligation or by the applicable law.
Analytics Retained as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, unless
the user objects to the processing and there are no other legal grounds justifying the retention of the information.
Misuse; Fraud Retained as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, unless the user
objects to the processing and there are no other legal grounds justifying the retention of the information.

 

  1. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are sent to a user’s browser by the website visited or when an email is opened.  They are used for numerous different purposes, including to remember a user’s actions and preferences (for example, login data, language, font size, other display settings, etc.), so that the user does not have to configure them again when visiting again the website, or when moving from page to page within a website.  Some operations within a website may not be able to be performed without the use of cookies which, in certain cases, are technically necessary for operation of the website.  They may also contain a unique ID code that allows tracking a user’s browsing activities within a website, for statistical or advertising purposes.

Users located in the EEA may have the right to prohibit the use of certain cookies.  Technical cookies such as cookies used to allow users to login, and functional cookies, such as those used to remember choices made by a user when accessing the website usually do not require prior consent.  However, cookies used to create profiles on users and to send advertising messages that take into account the preferences revealed by users while browsing websites usually require prior consent from users, although this may vary according to the applicable law.

The Platform uses the following types of cookies:

  • Browsing or session cookies: these cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the website, and/or to allow the user to use the website content and Services.
  • Analytics cookies: these cookies provide information that is used to understand how a website is used, and to track traffic to and from a website.
  • Functional cookies: these cookies are used to activate specific functions and to configure webpages according to the user’s preference such as font size or language.
  • Profiling cookies: these cookies are used to observe a user’s interest based on activities on a website, and to send advertisements that take these preferences into account.

Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect information that permits evaluation of the use of the Website, analysis of user’s behavior and improvement of user experience.  Information about how to opt out of Google Analytics at:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Third Party Cookies

We also use cookies owned by third parties.  For further information on how these third parties use information, please refer to their privacy policies:

  1. Choices Regarding Cookies and Advertising

Cookies

You may choose to block our Platform and other sites from setting cookies by changing the settings of your browser.  Please note that blocking or disabling certain cookies may interfere with certain functionalities of some parts of our Platform.

To learn more about cookies, you may wish to refer to.
All About Cookies:  http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Cookie Central:  http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/
Network Advertising:  http://networkadvertising.org/.

To obtain information specific to a browser you can refer to

Explorer:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Firefox:  http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Google Chrome:  http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Opera:  http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari:  http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042

Safari iOS:  http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1677

Android:  http://support.google.com/android/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1722193

Blackberry:  http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp

Windows Phone:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx

CAUTION:  If you block or delete technical and/or function cookies used by the website, the website may become impossible to browse, certain services or functions of the Website may become unavailable or other malfunctions may occur.  In this case, you may have to modify or manually enter some information or preferences every time you visit the Website.

Interest-based Advertising

We use information collected about a user’s use of our Platform to arrange for advertisements about our Service to be served to a user on third party’s websites in accordance with our e‑Marketing Policy.  To do so, our advertising service provider places or recognizes a unique cookie on the user’s browser and uses other techniques, such as pixel tags.

If you would like more information about this practice and to learn about your choices, please visit
http://www.aboutads.info or
http://www.networkadvertising.org.

Opt-out of Interest-based Advertising

You may opt-out of receiving interest-based advertising as explained below.  The opt-out may be provided through specific opt-out cookies.  Please note that using a new computer, using a different browser, upgrading certain browsers, or modifying or erasing a browser’s cookie file, may clear an opt-out cookie.

Please note that opting out of receiving interest-based advertising does not result in block all advertisements served to your equipment.  You will continue receiving advertisements; these advertisements will be generic or based on the content of a webpage that you are visiting, instead of being targeted to your specific interests.

Please bear in mind that there are many more companies listed on these sites than those that place cookies on your device when you access our Platform.

  • To Control Advertising on Websites

Digital Advertising Alliance:
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
http://www.aboutads.info
http://www.aboutads.info/consumers

Europe:  http://youronlinechoices.eu

Network Advertising Initiative:
http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
http://www.networkadvertising.org
http://www.aboutads.info/consumers

  • To Control Advertising on Mobile Applications

Users of mobile device who do not want to receive interest-based advertising may opt-out in several ways.

Ad Choices for Mobile devices:  http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices (it is necessary to first download the AppChoices app from http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices).

To end all targeting on a mobile device immediately, turn on “Limit Ad Tracking” in the device settings.
To limit Ad Tracking on an Apple device:  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202074.
To limit Ad Tracking on an Android device:  https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922.

  • Google Analytics

Information collected by the Google Analytics cookie is transmitted to, and stored by, Google in accordance with its privacy practices.

To see an overview of privacy at Google and how this applies to Google Analytics, please visit:  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

To opt out of Google Analytics, please visit:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

  • Social Media

You can edit or remove the permissions you have granted us to use information from your connected social media accounts by using the application privacy settings on your social media account.  See the following for instructions on how to change or remove third-party access on each platform:

Twitter:  https://help.twitter.com/en/managing-your-account/connect-or-revoke-access-to-third-party-apps
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/help/262314300536014/
LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/remove-third-party-apps-connected-your-linkedin-hector-rodriguez

  1. Transfers of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected and processed in several different countries.  To ensure the lawfulness of the transfers of personal data across borders, we rely on decisions from the European Commission, standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission.

  1. Security

Security of Personal data

We use commercially reasonable technical, organizational, and administrative safeguards to protect information within our control against unauthorized or unlawful access, use, modification, destruction, processing or disclosure, and against accidental loss, destruction, or damage.  We believe that these measures are reasonably adapted to the nature of the information in our custody.

We limit access to our users’ personal data to only those employees and third parties who reasonably need access to it to perform the activities attached to their job responsibilities.

However, due to the realities of data security, no security system or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% effective or secure.  Thus, we cannot guarantee that any information provided to us or collected by us will not be accessed, hacked, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by unauthorized parties.

Breach of Security

If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us might have been compromised), or if you suspect someone else is using your account, please let us know immediately by contacting us as indicated in the “How to Contact Us” section.

Lost or Stolen Information.

You must promptly notify us if your credit, bank, other financial institution information, username, or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission.  In such an event, we will assist you in updating your account details.

  1. Rights of Individuals Located in the European Economic Area

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) grants individuals who are in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) the following rights, with some limitations.  Users may contact us, at the address provided in the “How to Contact us” section below, to exercise any of those rights and we will respond with the requested action or information, or will let you know why that right does not apply to you.

Right Not to Provide Consent or to Withdraw Consent

We may seek to rely on your consent in order to process certain personal data.  Where we do so, you have the right not to provide your consent, and the right to withdraw your consent at any time.  If you withdraw your consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing conducted based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right of Access

You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not we collect or process personal data concerning you and, if this is the case, you have the right to request a copy of such personal data in digital format.

Right of Rectification

You have the right to require that we correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you and that we complete incomplete personal data.

Right of Erasure

In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we erase personal data concerning you; for example, if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was originally collected.

Right to Restrict Processing

In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of the personal data that we have collected about you; for example, where you believe that the personal data that hold about you is not accurate or lawfully held.

Right to Data Portability

In certain circumstances, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided us in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format, and the right to obtain that we transmit the data to another entity where technically feasible.

Right to Object to the Processing

In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we stop processing your personal data.

Right to Object to the Processing for Direct Marketing Purposes

You have the right to request that we stop sending you marketing communications.

Right Not to be Subject to Decisions Based Solely on Automated Processing that Produce Legal Effects

In certain circumstances, you have the right no to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - that produces legal effects or similarly affects you.

Right to Complain to a Supervisory Authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that our processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

  1. Rights of Users Located in California Residents

California requires operators of websites or similar services to make certain disclosures to users who reside in California regarding their rights, specifically:

Shine the Light

Under California law, a business that has an established business relationship with an individual, and has, within the immediately preceding calendar year, disclosed personal data that is primarily used for personal, family or household purposes to third party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes, must disclose to its California users, upon request, the identity of any such third party, along with the type of personal data disclosed.

You can contact us to as provided in the “How to Contact Us” section.  Please note that under California law, businesses are only required to respond to a user’s request once during any calendar year.

Do-Not-Track

Some browsers give individuals the ability to communicate that they wish not to be tracked while browsing on the Internet.  California law requires that we disclose to users how we treat do-not-track requests.  The Internet industry has not yet agreed on a definition of what “Do Not Track” means, how compliance with “Do Not Track” would be measured or evaluated, or a common approach to responding to a “Do Not Track” signal.  Due to the lack of guidance, we have not yet developed features that would recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do Not Track signals in response to California law.

In the meantime, there are technical means to prevent some of the tracking, if any.  See Section “Your Advertising Choices.”

  1. Children’s Privacy

Our Platform is not directed to individuals under the age of 13.  We do not solicit or knowingly collect Personal data from such individuals.  If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal data, please contact us as indicated in the “How to Contact Us” section below.  If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected Personal data from a child under the age of 13, we will take steps to delete such information from our database.

  1. Amendments

We reserve the right to amend or update this Policy at any time.  We will inform you of such changes as soon as they are introduced, and they will be binding as soon as they are published on the Platform or later, as provided by applicable law.  Please regularly visit this page to acquaint yourself with the latest, updated version of the Privacy Policy.

  1. How to Contact Us

The data controller is CoreNet Global with a principal business address at CoreNet Global 133 Peachtree St., NE Suite 3000 Atlanta, GA 30303.

Communications, questions and comments can be sent at corenetglobal@corenetglobal.org

CoreNet Global Membership List:

Use it for professional networking ... not selling or mass marketing

Members have expressed concern over the growing frequency of email and direct mail solicitation from other members and industry professionals. Because the CoreNet Global membership list is considered a members-only benefit to enabling access to members and in the operation of the association, its use for mass marketing or other solicitations is not allowed.

The list, whether through the CoreNet Global Web site or other sources, is a membership resource only for professional networking and knowledge sharing, and is not offered for sale.

Examples of accepted use include contacting members for advice on solving a problem, doing the job better, customizing an approach to a global region or local market, sharing best practices, and seeking opinions or recommendations on vendors or alliance partners.

Members are welcome to access membership lists for association business or knowledge sharing at the Chapter level through their Chapter leadership and the respective Chapter Web sites that serve each local group. In addition, members have 24/7 password-protected access to individual membership listings at www.corenetglobal.org.

Members are encouraged to actively promote their products and services at the Corporate Real Estate Marketplace Exposition (Innovation Pavilion) held at CoreNet Global Summits.

Policy for the Shared Use and Protection of Intellectual Property

CoreNet Global Policy for the Shared Use and Protection of Intellectual Property as approved by the CoreNet Global Board at the San Diego 2008 Board meeting. 

The primary goals of CoreNet Global's Intellectual Property Policy (“Policy”) are to:

A. Foster an environment that supports maintaining open knowledge sharing and development with CoreNet Global members, the corporate real estate industry, non-Governmental Organizations, the government and the public.

 
B. Optimize the availability of, and dissemination of, relevant information to CoreNet Global members, the corporate real estate industry, non-Governmental Organizations, the government and the public.

C. Foster the continuing development of Information for the benefit of CoreNet Global members, the corporate real estate industry, non-Governmental Organizations, the government and the public.

D. Support the corporate real estate industry's commitment to be a responsible “citizen” and be responsive to the public (i.e., its "social responsibility").

E. For certainty and to avoid confusion, specify and protect intellectual property ownership interests.

F. Copyrights and other intellectual property rights of third parties are to be respected and not infringed by CoreNet Global or any of its members, the corporate real estate industry, non-Governmental Organizations, the government and the public.1

Consequently, CoreNet Global's Policy is that any protected intellectual property2 brought to CoreNet Global by any party3, for individual distribution, use with or incorporation into additional research or a compilation4 project, shall remain the property of the party holding the intellectual property rights. Despite intellectual property ownership residing with the submitting party, that owner must be willing to “freely” and openly share his/her submission with CoreNet Global, with proper attribution and recognition to the owner.

Any uniquely created intellectual property that is funded in any measure by CoreNet Global, created by or within CoreNet Global5, or resulting from the efforts of CoreNet Global(e.g., compilations of intellectual property or work submitted) shall be owned by CoreNet Global with proper credit being delivered to the participants. Despite intellectual property ownership residing with CoreNet Global, CoreNet Global shall “freely” and openly share the intellectual property with all creative, contributing participants.

Revenue derived by CoreNet Global from any activity hereunder shall be recommitted to the fulfillment of the Organization's nonprofit purposes.


  1. Although it is understood by all that CoreNet Global's obligation to “police” such activity is limited to those parties directly involved in CoreNet Global and with whom CoreNet has some contractual relationship.
  2. Any unique or original expression or work capable of protection under the Copyright Act of 1976 (and subsequent amendments).
  3. With the party seeking such ownership recognition having the affirmative obligation to claim such as early as possible in the involvement of the intellectual property in CoreNet Global's use.
  4. A “compilation” is a work formed by the collection and assembling of preexisting materials or of data that are selected, coordinated, or arranged in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work of authorship. The term “compilation” includes collective works.
  5. Examples of such would be Committees, Task Forces, Communities or collaborative efforts between various parties brought together within and by CoreNet Global.

 

Cancellation Policy

Up to 15 days prior to the event: with written notice, registrants may transfer their registration to a colleague (member to non-member transfer requires higher registration fee be paid) for a $100.00 transfer fee. Registrants may also retain a credit on their CoreNet Global account in the amount of the purchase price minus $100 good for use for two years towards a Global Summit or seminar. No refunds will be given. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

15 days or less prior to the event: as food and beverage guarantees have been made on your behalf, registrations may ONLY be transferred registration to a colleague (member to non-member transfer requires higher registration fee be paid) for a $100.00 transfer fee. Requests to transfer a registration to a future Summit or to retain a credit will NOT be permitted and will result in the forfeiture of fees.

Badge Policy

Official conference name badges will be distributed to all CoreNet Global Summit/Conference participants. A full Summit/Conference name badge serves as a "ticket" to all events including sessions, summits, the exhibit hall and any other events or functions associated with CoreNet Global. An Expo only name badge only serves as a ticket to the exhibit hall and all things that occur in the exhibit hall. No one will be allowed entrance into sessions, the exhibit hall, and/or keynote sessions without an official CoreNet Global name badge.

A single badge will be issued to an individual registrant. Badge swapping or badge sharing is not permitted. Violations of this policy may result in cancellation of the registration without refund.

Name Badge Replacement

Registrants are advised to secure name badge in a safe place throughout the conference. The cost for a replacement name badge is $25.00. 

On Entertaining Attendees at CoreNet Global Summits

CoreNet Global requires that, without prior agreement, no private business, social or educational activities are arranged that would in any way compete with the Summit schedule of events for the duration of the conference. This policy subject to revision.

Definitions (events this policy refers to includes but is not limited to):

Private events:

By invitation-only, for 12 or more guests. These events may be held on or off-site at the discretion of the host. Private events will not be published in the onsite final program. Please note that CoreNet Global is not involved in the coordination of these events including logistics and venue selection. The hosting of a private event is reserved for Summit exhibitors, sponsors and annual Silver and Gold Strategic Partners.

Entertainment Schedule

We ask that you do not schedule activities during the unauthorized times detailed below:

Summit

Day/Date

Authorized Times

Unauthorized Times

2018 Global Summit in Madrid

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

After 19:00

Before 19:00

2018 Global Summit in Madrid

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

After 20:00

Before 20:00

2018 Global Summit in Madrid

Thursday, 27 September 2018

After 17:30

Before 17:30

2018 Global Summit in Boston

Friday, October 12, 2018

All day & evening

 

2018 Global Summit in Boston

Saturday, October 13, 2018

All day before 5:00pm

After 5:00pm

2018 Global Summit in Boston

Sunday, October 14, 2018

After 7:30pm

Before 7:30pm

2018 Global Summit in Boston

Monday, October 15, 2018

After 6:30pm

Before 6:30pm

2018 Global Summit in Boston

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

After 8:30pm

Before 8:30pm

2018 Global Summit in Boston

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

After 12:30pm

Before 12:30pm

2019 Global Summit in Hong Kong

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

2019 Global Summit in Hong Kong

Monday, 11 March 2019

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

2019 Global Summit in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

2019 Global Summit in Hong Kong

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

2019 Global Summit in Hong Kong

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Chapter Events:

Those organized and hosted by CoreNet Global local chapters, must be held in the designated venue and time slot and cannot be held during the times authorized for private events. Chapters must complete a separate chapter event application form sent to chapter leaders and submit by the required deadline. Limited space available. Contact Erin Halten at ehalten@corenetglobal.org for more details.

Distribution of Promotional Materials:

Distribution of promotional materials at any CoreNet Global Summit venue, on or offsite, including but not limited to brochures, gift items, publications or flyers is strictly prohibited without prior written approval by CoreNet Global. For a list of venues & approval, please contact Fred Hernandez or Katie Witters at promotions@corenetglobal.org.

Enforcement/Penalties:

We appreciate your cooperation and adherence to these policies. We regret that any infringements of this policy will be brought to the attention of the CoreNet Global Board of Directors. The board will review circumstances surrounding any violations and will determine whether penalties will be applied.

Penalties for violating CoreNet Global’s Entertainment Policy are:

  1. First Offense – a written warning.
  2. Second Offense – loss of Summit attendance privileges for the following twelve (12) months for staff involved directly in the violation.
  3. Third Offense – revocation of membership for staff involved directly in the violation.

Registration of Private Events:

All private events must be approved by & registered with CoreNet Global. To register your event, please complete the form below and email to registration@corenetglobal.org. Your event will be processed within 48 hours of receipt. If you have any questions please contact Henry Rosales at hrosales@corenetglobal.org.

Image and Video Use Policy

Image Policy & Consent

Permission to Use Image in Videos and Photograph

During Summit and other events, CoreNet Global and its vendors may, from time to time, take pictures or videos at the Summit. Event Attendees may appear in those pictures or videos. Those pictures or videos may be used as part of CoreNet Global’s marketing.

You grant CoreNet Global, its representatives, employees and others authorized by CoreNet Global, the right to lawfully make and use Video footage and or photographs of you and your property, without payment or consideration, for any purposes, including, but not limited to publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.  You understand and agree that these materials will become the property of CoreNet Global and will not be returned to you. Further, you grant CoreNet Global the right to make audio and or video recording of your speaking engagement. Such recordings may be sold or provided free to CoreNet Global Members or their companies and distributed or posted electronically.

You authorize CoreNet Global, or its designee, the right to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute this such recording for purposes of publicizing CoreNet Global’s programs or for any other lawful purpose. In addition, you waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein your likeness appears. Additionally, you waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photograph.

You authorize CoreNet Global, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. You agree that CoreNet Global may use such video or photographs of you with or without you name.

You hereby hold harmless and release and forever discharge CoreNet Global from all claims, demands, and causes of action which you, your heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.

Cancellation Policy

This policy applies to all in-person learning seminars and live virtual learning events. Seminars and learning events taking place at a Global Summit are subject to the Summit Cancellation Policy.   

  • Registrants may transfer their registration to a colleague, roll their registration over to another seminar/event, or retain a credit on their CoreNet Global account in the amount of the purchase price (valid for 1 years from the seminar/event start date). Member to non-member transfers require the difference in registration fee to be paid. Registration Fees are non-refundable.   
  • 5 business days up to the day of the seminar/event: Registrations may ONLY be transferred to another individual. Contact your learning concierge for assistance.  
  • Day of the seminar/event: If you are unable to attend a seminar/event and unable provide adequate notice, registration fees are non-transferrable and will result if forfeiture of registration fees.

Questions and appeals to this policy may be directed to learning@corenetglobal.org   

Policy

This Harassment Policy is meant to guide the actions of members, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, and others that are representing CoreNet Global or participating in CoreNet Global events (collectively referred to as “Participants”).  It is meant to be applied during all CoreNet Global Summits, Chapter events, meetings, conferences, forums, and meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than CoreNet Global but held in conjunction with CoreNet Global events in which they participate (collectively referred to as “CoreNet Global Events”). 

The term “Harassment” as used in this Harassment Policy covers a wide range of behaviors of an offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behavior that disturbs, threatens or upsets the recipient, and it is characteristically repetitive. Sexual harassment refers to persistent and unwanted sexual advances (actions or spoken), directed at an individual. Harassment can include but is not limited to: comments that are lewd, lascivious, demeaning or derogatory, unwelcome discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following, inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention, including any specific activity for which affirmative consent was not requested and given.

 

  1. Expected Behavior
    1. Participants are expected to at all times uphold the reputation of CoreNet Global and the dignity of membership therein while representing CoreNet Global or attending CoreNet Global Events.  As such, all members, and participants, attendees, invitees, and vendors at events and meetings shall be treated with respect and consideration.
    2. Participants shall be considerate, respectful, and collaborative, communicating openly with respect for others, and critiquing ideas rather than individuals. 
    3. At all times during meetings and events, the specific rules and policies of the meeting, event, venue, hotel, or CoreNet Global contracted facilities shall be respected in their entirety.
  1. Unacceptable Behavior
    1. CoreNet Global does not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination by its Participants on the basis of, but not limited to: sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, handicap, citizenship, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.  As such, CoreNet Global expects all Participants to not engage in any form of harassment of this aforementioned nature.      
    2. Harassment and discrimination are prohibited wherever and whenever representation of CoreNet Global is being performed or at any meeting a Participant is attending, whether at CoreNet Global offices, in another location during meeting or event or at a CoreNet Global-sponsored social event.
    3. Any unprofessional, or inappropriate, conduct whether or not it is unlawful harassment or discrimination is contrary to this Policy and is taken very seriously by CoreNet Global.
  1. Consequences
    1. Any individual requested to stop any unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
    2. At any CoreNet Global event or meeting, CoreNet Global may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including removal of a Participant, for any unacceptable behavior as described above. 
    3. Any unacceptable behavior may also be remedied by CoreNet Global in a manner reasonably believed to eliminate the possibility of the behavior happening again including, but not limited to, future curtailment of the violator’s rights to participate at events as well as suspension/termination of membership.
  1. Reporting:
    If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, you are not required to, but you are encouraged to report potential incidents and event staff or event leadership, who will take seriously all concerns brought to them. Harassment reduces the value of our events for everyone.


*As approved by the Board of Directors on 26 March 2013. 

 

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