INTERNET PRIVACY POLICY

This page states the "Privacy Statement" of the Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center web site. Please read this page carefully. The Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center (the "Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center", "our", "us") may revise this Privacy Statement at any time as set forth below. Users should visit this page periodically to review this Privacy Statement. The term "User" as used herein refer to all members and visitors accessing this web site for any reason. This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 2002. Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, Users must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center Collect?
Most data Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center collects are used only to help Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center better serve its members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all Users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Web Site.

  • From General Users. Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center does not collect any personal information from Users browsing its Web Site. Users to the public areas of Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center's Web site browse anonymously. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page--are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

  • From Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center Web Site, members and other Users are asked to register and provide some limited information. These data are submitted voluntarily. Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center asks Users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, business phone, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and contest registrations.

How Does Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center Use Data Collected?
Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

  • Provide information to members on the Center's activities, meetings, events, invitation for proposals and general news concerning nanotechnology. Generally, Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own Web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

  • Disclosures to Third Parties. Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center also makes member contact information available through a Directory to other members using its Web Site and to those who register for meetings and conferences that it sponsors. In addition, Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center incorporates information Users provide into hard copies of a Directory that it provides to members and may sell to requesters. On occasion, Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and business addresses, but do not include business e-mail addresses. Users may request Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center to refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the Web Site, meeting or conference registration forms or any other form on which they are providing information; an opt-out box will appear on each form on which a User provides information. Alternatively, Users may contact Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center at info@pananocenter.org or 412.918.4244 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.

How Does Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center Use Cookies?
Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a User's hard disk for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. When a User registers, the system will ask whether the User approves of the attachment of a cookie. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a "per-session" cookie, but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the User declines the attachment of any cookie, the User may not have access to the full benefits of the Web Site. Registration enables the site to better determine members' interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?
This Web Site contains links to other Web Sites. Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such Web Sites.

What About Information From Children?
Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center does not intend to collect information from children. Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center is committed to the safety of children and we do not intend to collect personally identifiable information from children under age 18. If a User is under age 18, the User should ask his or her parent for permission before sending any information to our site or anyone else online. The User's parent should contact us directly in order to provide us with prior written consent. Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center will not intentionally use personal information from or send communications to children under age 13 without prior parental consent.

How Should a User Contact Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center?
If any User suspects Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing to info@pananocenter.org or by calling 412.918.4244

Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center
2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.918.4244
Fax: 412.687.5232

 

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