We, the Operators of this Website, provide it as a public service to our users.
Your privacy is
important to the us. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that
with the web site, by all means contact us; otherwise, your only recourse is to disconnect from this site and refrain from visiting the site in the future.
The process of maintaining a web site is an evolving one, and the Operators may decide at some point in the future, without
maintained web sites, domains, information portals, and registries.
The Operators are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children
39;s online activities and interests. The Operators do not intentionally collect information from minors, and the Operators do not target its web site to
Links to Non-Operators Web Sites
The Operators's web sites may provide links
to third-party web sites for the convenience of our users. If you access those links, you will leave the Operators's web site. the Operators do not
sites may collect or use personal information about you in a manner different from that described in this document. Therefore, you should use other web sites
Types of Information We Collect
personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. The Operators may collect
and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the Operators's web sites.
The Operators may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and
that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after our site), the
pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer
whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on
user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Every time you request or download a file from the web site, the Operators may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. The Operators
may use this information to analyze trends, administer the web site, track user's movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use
or for other business purposes.
Our site may use a feature of your browser to set a
“cookie” on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a web site's computer stores on your computer. The Operators's
to re-enter it each time you visit our site, to deliver content specific to your interests and to track the pages you've visited. These cookies allow us
to use the information we collect to customize your experience so that your visit to our site is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible.
Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating
to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain
of the functions and conveniences of our web site may not work properly, and you may be unable to use those of the Operators's services that require
registration in order to participate, or you will have to re-register each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the
browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. We do not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable
information without your permission.
The Operators's web site also may use
web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our web site and the web sites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special
promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our
web site and selected sponsor's sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used
to track your activity outside of our web site or those of our sponsors. The Operators do not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally
identifiable information without your permission.
is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. The Operators use personal information to better understand your needs and interests
and to provide you with better service. On some of the Operators web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate
in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join
technical committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail
address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.
Members-Only Web Sites
Information you provide on Operators's membership applications is used to create a member profile, and some information may be
shared with other of the Operator's individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a
secure web site to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among the Operators's members, but we expressly
prohibit members from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. The Operators's members may be automatically added
to the Operators's mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide
additional benefits to the Operators's members. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to
our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.
How We Use Your Information
The Operators may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about the Operators's web site usability, performance, and
effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.
The Operators may use personal
information to provide services that support the activities of the Operators's members and their collaboration on the Operators's standards and
projects. When accessing the Operators's members-only web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by the Operators in order to support
collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.
Credit card information may be collected to
facilitate membership applications; or if you purchase a product or service from our website, such information will not be kept longer than necessary for
providing the services requested. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services
may be provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to the Operators may provide support for the financial activities of the
Operators. the Operators may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.
The Operators does not sell, rent, or lease any individual's personal information or lists of email
addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain thesecurity of this information. However, the Operators
reserve the right to supply any such information to any organization into which the Operators may merge in the future or to which it may make any transfer in
order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission. We also reserve the right to release personal information to protect our systems or
illegal activity. In addition, please be aware that in certain circumstances, the Operators may be obligated to release your personal information pursuant to
judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or other orders.
In keeping with our open process, the Operators may maintain
publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of the Operators's-hosted public mail lists or
discussion forums, subscribing to one of our newsletters or registering for one of our public meetings may result in your email address becoming part of the
publicly accessible archives.
On some sites, anonymous users are allowed to post content and/or participate in forum discussions.
In such a case, since no user name can be associated with such a user, the IP address number of a user is used as an identifier. When posting content or
messages to a Operators site anonymously, your IP address may be revealed to the public.
If you are a registered member of an
Operators's website or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public.
The Operator's member databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, company affiliation (if an organizational member), and such other
personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to other of the Operators's members and to the public. Your name,
e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in the Operators's publicly accessible records with the Operators's
various committees, working groups, and similar activities that you join, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-posted attendance and membership
records of those activities; (ii) documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, (iii) along with message content, in the
permanent archives of the Operators's e-mail lists, which also may be public.
Please remember that any information
(including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our web site, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public
information that others may collect, circulate, and 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 public forums such as these.
Given the international scope of the Operators
websites, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that your own country's
is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information. If you are located within the European Union, you should note that your
information will be transferred to the United States, which is deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. Nevertheless, in accordance
with local laws implementing European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 (“EU Privacy Directive”) on the protection of individuals with
regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, individuals located in countries outside of the United States of America who
storage in the United States of America.
If you do not want your personal information collected and used by the Operators, please
do not visit the Operators's web site or apply for membership of any of the Operator's websites or email lists.
Access to and Accuracy of Member Information
The Operators are committed to keeping the personal information of our members
accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. We may provide members
with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members privacy and security, we
also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of
the Operators's web sites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your
indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.
The Operators make every
effort to protect personal information by users of the web site, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is
100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site, including this one.
Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such
as your name, company affiliation, and email address will be visible to other the Operators's members and to the public. The Operators assume no
liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal
information. Please use care when use access this web site and provide personal information.
From time to time the Operators may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to
receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.