The Manufacturing Institute currently collects three types of information from its Web site: (1) your IP (Internet Protocol) address; (2) information voluntarily submitted on publication order forms, meeting registration forms or e-mails sent to the Web site administrator, or for access to the Members Only section of our Web site; and, (3) cookies if the user so chooses.
Your IP address often does not identify an individual, but rather is only a temporary name by which an individual obtains access to the Manufacturing Institute Web site. The Manufacturing Institute uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site quality. We do not use IP addresses to personally identify users. We use analytics to determine which areas of our site visitors like based on the volume of traffic and to better prepare future site content based on the interests of users. We do not track the usage patterns of individual users, except when they click through from e-mails that we send out.
Information voluntarily disclosed to the Manufacturing Institute either online or in writing through publication order forms, meeting registration forms, survey response forms, service enrollment forms and e-mail is added to the relevant Manufacturing Institute database to enable processing of the order or registration, or for appropriate response. This information is usually the name, address and item purchased, meeting attended or topic of interest. The Manufacturing Institute may distribute further relevant information to individuals identified in this way. On occasion, we also contract with third parties for marketing or other activities related to the Manufacturing Institute’s goals and objectives, and allow them to use selected member information under strict confidentiality agreements. The Manufacturing Institute will use its best efforts to prevent the government from obtaining member or customer information unless required by law.
Information provided to the Manufacturing Institute in non-electronic form may also be used in this way. Individuals who would like to “opt out” of receiving additional communications from the Manufacturing Institute should contact the Manufacturing Institute to have their names removed from our lists. Corrections or other changes may also by made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.