Terms of Use


Materials on this website have been prepared by Near for informational purposes only. Internet subscribers and online readers should not rely upon this information for any purpose. The information contained in this website is provided only as general information; accordingly, information on this website is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete. Near expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this website.

You may send us email. However, by sending sensitive or confidential email messages that are not encrypted, you accept the risks of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.

Near does not necessarily endorse, and is not responsible for, any third-party content that may be accessed through this website.


Privacy Policy

This policy describes how we collect and use information about visitors to this website. By using this website, you acknowledge and consent to our practices described below. If you have questions or comments about the policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us at compliance@pbenet.com.

Information We Collect

Except as disclosed in this Policy, you may use our website without disclosing to us any personally identifiable information.


We may gather navigational information during visitors' use of this site. In the process of gathering navigational information, non-personally identifiable information (e.g., domain type, browser version and service provider and the like) may be collected. The navigational information tells us about the use of our site by visitors, including the areas of our site that are most visited or the time of a last visit to a page on our site. It also tells us about the technical efficiencies of our site and services (e.g., the time it takes a visitor to connect to our Site or download pages). The navigational information helps us better understand and improve a visitor's experience. We may provide this statistical information to third parties, but such information is not combined with personally identifying information without your consent.

The Site uses a browser feature known as a cookie. A cookie is a small data file that is stored by your Web browser on your computer. Cookies are used to help track your clicks and pass information as you go through the pages within the Site. This allows us to make our site more responsive to your needs by delivering a better and more personalized experience to you.   

We collect personally identifiable information about you if you choose to provide it to us by registering for emails, events, or otherwise affirmatively requesting information or services from us. This personally identifiable information may include, for example, your name, address, phone number, and email address, as well as specific information relevant to your request.


Our web server automatically logs certain technical information, such as the identity of your Internet Service Provider and your computer's IP address.  We do not associate the IP address with any personally identifiable information you may choose to provide.


We do not knowingly collect or maintain information provided by children under the age of 18. If a child has provided us with personally-identifying information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact us and we will remove the information.

Use & Disclosure of Information

When we collect personally identifiable information for event registration, we use the information solely in connection with organization of the event for which you registered. We use it, for example, to track registration, confirm attendance, and furnish biographical details to other attendees.

​If you request at the time of your registration, or at any time afterward, we may use this information to call to your attention similar events or opportunities that might be of interest to you.


​We may use personal information you provide to us to respond to your inquiries, and to deliver information about our business and products, including adding you to our contact list. We also may disclose the personal information for other related purposes, including to maintain, manage and develop our relationship with you, to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations to customize your experience using the site, and for other purposes which are disclosed to you and to which you consent.

During the normal course of business, we may rely upon third parties (such as mailing houses, printing companies, IT, advertising and marketing service providers) or important elements of our operations. By submitting information you consent to our providing your personal information, such as your name, address and account information, to these third parties to the extent that it is necessary for them to have access to such information to carry out or provide services to us. We may use your personally-identifying information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyse site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customize our site's content, layout, and services. We also may disclose your personal information to other third parties and for other purposes with your consent. 


We do not sell any user personal information and we do not share any user information gathered on this website with third parties for direct marketing purposes. However, your registration information for a particular event may be provided to any event partners or co-sponsors for that event, each of whom will be identified to you at the time of registration. The privacy policies of these partners and co-sponsors may differ from this one.


We may transfer your information in the event that we transfer ownership of all or a significant part of our stock, assets or business, or should any such transaction be proposed.


​We may disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required by law to do so.


We take reasonable measures to protect the security and integrity of your information.  While we endeavor to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Changes to This Policy

This policy is effective July 22, 2020. Any material changes to the policy will be published on this website. By your continued use of the website, you consent to the terms of the revised policy.

Links to Other Websites

This website may link to websites maintained by outside organizations, including our clients. Please be aware that these third-party websites are governed by their own privacy policies and do not fall within this policy. Our firm is not responsible for the content or policies maintained by these websites. Please familiarize yourself with the privacy policy of any third-party website you visit, as it will govern any information you submit through that website.