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Privacy Policy

This page states the “Privacy Statement” of the Supplier Capabilities Database web site. Please read this page carefully. The Supplier Capabilities Database (the “THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE”, “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 in December 2002.

THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE 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, THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE Collect?

Most data THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE collects are used only to help THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE 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. THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE does not collect any personal information from Users browsing its Web site. Users to the public areas of THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE’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 THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE Web site, members and other Users are asked to register and provide some limited information. These data are submitted voluntarily. THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE asks Users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, business phone, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and contest registrations.

How Does THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE Use Data Collected?

THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE Member Services and Products. Generally, THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE 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. THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE 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, THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE incorporates information Users provide into hard copies of a Directory that it provides to members and may sell to requesters. On occasion, THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE 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 THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE to refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the website, 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 THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE at info@catalystconnection.org or 412.687.2700 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.

Credit Card Account Information. THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE 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). THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE 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 website. 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. THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What about information from children?

THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE does not intend to collect information from children. THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE 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 to provide us with prior written consent. THE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES DATABASE will not intentionally use personal information from or send communications to children under age 13 without prior parental consent.