Last updated April 7, 2006
The following discloses Emprend's information gathering and dissemination practices for the ProjectConnections website. Many of the details below can be summed up this way: ProjectConnections does not know about you personally unless you register for our site services. After you register we use the information you provided us as well as the information about your use of ProjectConnections to provide you better service. This information may be released in aggregate form to partners, co-branded services, or conference organizers. An example of this aggregate information would be "30,000 of our members have the title of 'Project Manager' and of those 21,000 have expressed an interest in conferences or workshops on this topic." These aggregate releases will not identify you personally, nor will they be traceable to you personally. ProjectConnections will never share your personally identifiable information without your permission. (See "Legal Exceptions" below for the few exceptions to this rule.)
INFORMATION GATHERED & COLLECTED
On certain pages such as member profiles and registration forms, we ask members to provide their names, companies, titles, email addresses, and other business related information, and various other kinds of details (e.g., profile preferences). This personally identifiable information cannot be gathered without your active permission and participation. This personal information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. We expect that customers who personally identify themselves will be of interest to other members and that will increase the value of our total services to members. Since members who value our services are what make us successful, we will do everything we can to make ProjectConnections your personalized source for Project Management information and contacts, and to give you the content you need and want, when and where you need and want it.
HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
Information Explicitly Provided by You
SHARING INFORMATION WITH LEGAL AUTHORITIES
Our site provides free, voluntary registration to users. By registering, you can post messages to the discussion boards and gain access to certain events. This voluntary registration form asks for your contact information such as your name and email address, and limited employment information (like your title and company). We also require you to provide a password. In addition, you may also be requested to provide information about your interests, projects, geographic location, and other information.
We use customer contact information from the registration form and occasional surveys and contests to send you information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners (depending on your optin status). Your contact information is also used to contact you when necessary.
Subscription and Premium Services
For some content, events, and services, ProjectConnections requires payment of periodic or one-time fees. Any subscription or premium service payment requires additional information (for instance, complete billing address, credit card numbers, etc.). We use this information for activities related to collecting payment on your account. In addition, information provided during purchase from or subscription to ProjectConnections may be shared with third parties (e.g. VeriSign) for the sole purpose of completing and verifying transactions, including fraud prevention. Such shared information is protected by written agreements with these third parties restricting disclosure and will not be used by them for marketing or promotional purposes.
Information We Automatically Collect
ProjectConnections tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site. We usually do not relate this information to information about individual users. ProjectConnections does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, search terms, and MIME type by reading this information from the log files.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, and to track sessions. We usually do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information. We use this tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
ProjectConnections may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. If such information is properly requested by those authorities we are bound to provide it.
NOT LIABLE FOR INFORMATION IN PUBLIC FORUMS
This site makes user profiles, message boards, and other user-generated public content available to some or all of its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public -- use discretion when deciding to disclose information about yourself or your company. Though we make every effort to prevent this practice it is possible for third parties to collect and use this information.
When you receive email messages from ProjectConnections, you have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving further communications from us and from our partners. Each mailing that you receive from us or from our partners will contain clear instructions on how to discontinue this communication. Opting not to receive these communications will not affect your level of membership in any way, nor does it preclude you from opting to receive future services, emails, or communications.
Regardless of this opt-out, ProjectConnections does reserve the right to send occasional emails -- for example quarterly service updates or emails to confirm your registration in the services (e.g., events) offered by ProjectConnections -- as well as infrequent customer support messages to inform you of specific changes that may impact your ability to use a service you have previously signed up for. Examples of customer support messages are notification of account changes or suspension of service.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES/CO-BRANDED SERVICES
This site contains links to other sites. In addition, users may post links to their favorite websites in some areas of ProjectConnections' site. ProjectConnections cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any of these other sites. Generally, we will let you know when a link will take you to another site. Often, these sites will open up in a new browser window to help you identify them.
At times, ProjectConnections may enter into co-branding or partnership arrangements with other companies. If this happens, an opt-in question may be present for contact from these organizations as well. Their privacy policies are specific to them, and ProjectConnections is not responsible for those policies. If you do give permission for additional email contacts from such third parties, opt-outs and record removal/changes must be handled directly with those organizations.
CONTACTING THE WEB SITE
If you need to correct information in our database, email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call us toll free at 888-722-5235.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at email@example.com.
CHANGES IN POLICY
From time to time, we at ProjectConnections may change this policy and introduce new products and services to our members. If necessary any relevant information will be updated. You may wish to check back with us from time to time to view any updates. You will be informed of these updates and any privacy conditions related to these services through customer support type messages mentioned in the Choice/Opt-out section above.
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