Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. This Privacy Policy has been written to describe the conditions under which this web site is being made available to you. The Privacy Policy discusses, among other things, how data obtained during your visit to this web site may be collected and used. We strongly recommend that you read the Privacy Policy carefully. By using this web site, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms of the Privacy Policy, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using the web site or any materials obtained from it. If you are dissatisfied with the web site, you are welcome to contact us (; otherwise, your only recourse is to disconnect from this site and refrain from visiting the site in the future. Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.


The process of maintaining a web site is ongoing, and the Operators of the Website (“Operators”) may decide at some point in the future, without notice, to modify the terms of this Privacy Policy. Your use of the web site, or materials obtained from the web site, indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy at the time of such use. The effective Privacy Policy will be posted on the web site, and you should check upon every visit for any changes.


Types of Information We Collect


Non-Personal Information


Non-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 Operator’s web sites.


Log Files


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 website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.




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 server stores on your computer. The Operator’s web site can then read the cookies whenever you visit our site. We may use cookies in several ways, such as to save your password so you need not re-enter it each time you visit our site and to track the pages you have visited.


Most browsers can be configured 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 functions and conveniences of our web site may not work properly, and you may be unable to use services that require registration 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.


Personal Information


Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. The Operators use personal information to provide you with better service. You may be able to save and manage search preferences with our tools. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, e-mail address, user IDs, and passwords.


How We Use Your Information


The Operators may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about the usability, performance, and effectiveness of the Operator’s web site. 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 Operator’s members and their work on collaborative projects. When accessing members-only web pages, the Operators may track your personal user information to support collaboration and ensure authorized access.


Information Sharing


The Operators does not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes.


We reserve the right to release personal information to protect our systems or project, when we reasonably believe you to be in violation of our Terms of Use, or if we reasonably believe you to have initiated or participated in any 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.


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. To do this, please email us a request at 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 Operator’s web site may limit access to specific individuals using 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 website, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as search preferences for our tools, so some types of personal information such as your name and email address will be visible to the Operator’s members. 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 you access this web site and provide personal information.

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us (