Privacy Policy

The Federal Business Council, Inc. (FBC) takes your security seriously and is committed to user privacy. This policy outlines our Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Private Financial Information (PFI) handling practices. If you provide us personal information, we will treat it according to this policy.

What kinds of information we collect.

We may collect nonpublic personal information about you (for instance, your name, address, telephone number, social security number, federal identification number), from the following sources:

  1. Information we receive from you on applications, forms and in other communications to us, whether in writing, in person, by telephone or any other means;
  2. Information about your transactions with us, or others; and
  3. Information we receive from a consumer reporting agency.

How we use this information.

We request information for our own legitimate business purposes and not for the benefit of any nonaffiliated party. Therefore, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our clients or former clients to anyone, except: (1) as necessary for us to provide the product or service you have requested of us; (2) as authorized by you; or (3) as permitted by law.

Exhibitors: When you register to exhibit at one of our events, the PII and PFI you provide us is used solely to process your registration for that event and, with your permission, to notify you of future events that may be of interest to you.

Attendees: When you register to attend one of our conferences the PII and PFI you provide is used solely to process your registration for that conference. For those conferences in which FBC is acting as a sub-contractor for the Government to supply on-line registration and fee collection services, the PII you provide on your registration form is forwarded to the managers of the conference within the hosting agency. Only with your prior explicit consent, your basic contact information may be used by us to notify you of future events that may be of interest to you and may be provided to exhibitors or event sponsors to notify you of technology products and services that also may be of interest to you. If you give us permission to use your contact information for this purpose, you may withdraw such permission at any time in the future. Any and all PFI you provide is used solely for the purpose of processing your payment of registration fees and any other charges you specifically request and authorize us to charge to you.

How we protect your information.

We use our best efforts to ensure that no unauthorized parties have access to any of your information. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those individuals and entities who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We currently maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your nonpublic personal information. We reinforce the company’s privacy and security policy with our employees. Under no circumstances will your PFI be made available to anyone outside of the Federal Business Council, Inc. FBC will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.

  • We maintain and protect the security of our servers and require user names and passwords to access sensitive data.
  • We use industry standard encryption methods to protect your web data transmissions.
  • When sending confirmation emails to our clients the credit card number will not be displayed in its entirety. Instead of the entire number, you will only see asterisks and the last four digits of your number.
  • Personnel who have access to our database are trained to maintain and secure all information.
  • If we determine that a security breach has occurred and that such breach creates a risk of identity theft we will make every attempt to notify you.
  • Bind subcontractors with contractual, technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information.

Any request for PII and PFI on this website that falls outside of the scope of this policy will be explained at the time of the request.

What to know about third party services.

FBC websites may contain hyperlinks to third party web sites and/or advertisements of third parties. FBC is not responsible for the privacy practices of the content of such third party web sites or advertisers. FBC does not share any of the individual personal information you provide with the third parties to which FBC links, except general, aggregate data (such as how many people use our site). Please check with those web sites to determine their privacy policy.

Note on the use of cookies.

Cookies may be used in the following manner to enhance the users web experience or provide specific functionality:

(1) When you complete one of our on-line registration forms, one or more cookies may be saved temporarily on your computer. These cookies only maintain information about your current web session on and are deleted when you end your session by closing your web browser.

(2) Third-party cookies are used to deliver virtual events in order to eliminate the need for client downloads (unless a live session requires the use of a different service such as Zoom, Webex, etc). Third-party cookie consent is required to display the virtual session video player, create a personalized agenda, provide session attendance certificates, use gamification and other engagement tools.

FBC Addendum to Privacy Notice for EU Residents

This Privacy Notice governs our privacy practices in handling the information we collect about individuals in the EU who register for our events in accordance with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Terms that are not defined in this Notice have the same definitions as stated in FBC's Privacy Policy above, i.e. security standards, PII and PFI handling, and use of personal information which are held to policies set by FISMA (USA). FBC processes personal data under this Privacy Notice as a data controller. The Contact Details of FBC are listed at the end of this Notice. This Notice may be changed if there is a change in the way FBC processes personal data or if there is a change in applicable law. We will notify users of changes that are deemed material under applicable law by updating the date of this Notice and providing other information as required. Your rights include how you can object to certain uses of information about you and how you can verify, update, or remove certain information about you.


Last Modified: May 25th, 2018

Your Rights

You have rights available to you when it comes to your information. Below is a summary of those rights, how to exercise them, and any limitations.

  • Request a copy of your information
  • Object to our use of your information (including for marketing purposes)
  • Withdraw previously given consent
  • Request the deletion or restriction of your information
  • Request your information in a structured, electronic format
  • Right to complain to a relevant supervisory authority

Your request and rights may be limited in certain cases: for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal information about another person, or if you ask to delete information we are permitted to by law or have a compelling legitimate interest to keep. If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority in the country where you live, where you work, or where you feel your rights were infringed.

Request a copy of your information

You have the right to request any of the personal information we hold on you. You can do this by sending an email to and ask for your information by providing the email address you registered with for an event and state your specific request in writing. FBC reserves the right to verify your identity and confirm your right to the information.

We will provide this information to you within 2 weeks from the point we have all the information to process the request.

This information will be sent to you in English and in a computer readable format, unless another reasonable format is requested.

Contact Details

Data Protection Officer
Tina Sheehy
8850 Stanford Blvd
Suite 1900
Columbia, MD 21045