Privacy Statement & User Agreement
Last Updated: April 8, 2016
Part I. Information Collection and Usage
When you visit QIMT’s website, the server automatically collects a limited amount of information from your computer essential for the sites operation and security. We collect this information through the use of automatically generated server logs. QIMT uses a content management system that automatically collects this information and provides us with basic website analytics. Information collected includes your computers IP address, the name of your Internet Service Provider, information concerning your browser and operating system, as well as the page visited prior to accessing QIMT’s website. This information is used to perform statistical analysis of user trends and interests and to help us make this site more useful to visitors.
We collect the following general data that is not personally identifiable information: trail a user follows throughout the website, number of new visitors, number of repeat visitors, IP addresses, ISP names, browser and operating system information, etc. We collect demographic data in order to assist with our website design structure by viewing in an anonymous light the path that users tend to take through our website to find the information they need.
QIMT does not continue tracking users after they leave our website, nor does QIMT attempt to associate specific personal information with visitors, though the possibility for doing so exists. QIMT is only interested in larger demographic trends in order to guide future website design and handle resource management. QIMT is not interested in building an information model about you as a consumer.
In browsing the major portions of our site, users do not need to provide any personally identifiable information about themselves. However, in order to proceed through certain segments of our website, QIMT collects personally identifiable information, such as when registering for an event, or setting up a User Account. In these cases, information collected could include name, address, employer, phone /fax numbers, email address, and in cases where fees are involved, credit card number and expiration date, etc. QIMT does not market to minors, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information.
Where financial information is requested, such as completing an online registration, paying registration fees or purchasing products, credit card numbers and expiration dates are required for normal, routine processing of payment.
It is your choice when you set up your user profile, if you wish to share your e-mail address and make it available to other class participants or members of a forum. If you choose to share your e-mail address, this information is then only available to those who are part of our community.
Our Web site offers a number of question & answer forums for members of the metrology community. Please be advised that information posted in these forums becomes public knowledge.
QIMT does not use click-tracking of third-party advertising on our sites. Third parties are not privy to information collected on the QIMT website. Further, we do not share data with third parties unless required by law to do so.
Occasionally, in one of the forums on the QIMT website someone may post another website link for information in answering a post. When you click on links to other websites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours, and we can take no responsibility for information collected on other sites linked to or from our site or site forums.
Users that register for classes, forums or emails will receive additional announcements (such as when new class offerings and/or products have been posted) from us if they so desire. Opting out of these emailings may take place at any time and links to opt out are provided within the emails themselves. Users who opt out of the system will not be contacted again unless they sign up again for a particular email subscription.
Part II. Access to Information
QIMT realizes that users have a right to view information collected about them. Users may access and edit their own personal information through their on-line profile. QIMT can be contacted by phone at (1.810.225.8588) or email (email@example.com) about inaccuracies they may find or questions they may have. While QIMT cannot guarantee immediate compliance, we will make every effort to assure that such requests are carried out to the fullest of our ability and in a reasonable time frame. If there are any further questions regarding information usage or handling, please contact us at the above.
Part III. Data Storage and Security
QIMT is dedicated to preventing unauthorized data access, maintaining data accuracy, and ensuring the appropriate use of information. We strive to put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to secure the information we collect online. To this end we use firewalls, data disconnection from the Internet, and regular backups. If you have more concerns about how data is stored and protected at QIMT, please feel free to contact QIMT through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By using any of the QIMT web services you agree NOT to use this service to do any of the
- Mass collect information about others (harvest), including e-mail addresses, mailing address and phone numbers.
- Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
- Impersonate someone else.
- Promote or Post any profane, harassing, threatening, obscene, defamatory, unlawful, vulgar, hateful or indecent material.
- Promote or Post any files that contain images or software protected by intellectual property laws, copyright or trademark laws without proper permission from the owner.
- Upload files that contain viruses, worms, or any similar program that may cause harm to another's computer or data.
- Use our web systems in connection with junk email, pyramid schemes, chain letters, or spamming.
- Prevent another user from accessing the site or the tools therein.
- Attempt to hacking or deny service to, or distrust service to any QIMT or Quametec web system.
- Harass, stalk, defame, abuse, threaten, or otherwise violate a person's legal rights including their privacy rights.
Quametec Institute of Measurement Technology
10612 LaFollette Dr
Brighton, MI 48114 USA
Attention: Karen Moor