TransMentors International respects your privacy. We will make every reasonable effort to ensure that any personal information you provide to us is used only for the purposes stated below. While the policy presented here concentrates on information collected by the TMII website, it also applies to personal information submitted by other means (mail, fax, phone, sign-up sheets, and so on). Some areas of the TMII website require that you send us personal information:
- Conference Attendees
- Conference Sponsorships
- Information requests
This information is received offline as well (mail, fax, phone). TMII uses the demographic and professional information collected on donations, conferences, and other forms for aggregate analysis, to personalize our records for better service, and to create targeted mailing lists. This information is also included in conference attendee lists supplied to a Co-Host of the conference.
In addition to the primary purpose stated or implied at the time the information is collected, we may use your postal mailing address to send you information about TMII programs.
If you supply an e-mail address, we use it to confirm your payment, follow up on a request, etc., as the context determines. We may also use it to keep you informed about TMII programs and initiatives. With the exception of the conference attendee data, TMII does not make its e-mail lists available to any third party.
Personal information is also collected in the following areas, but is not reused in any form for any “secondary” purpose:
- Participation in special programs
- E-mail newsletter
Anonymous information collected online
Generally speaking, you can visit the TMII website without revealing any personal information about yourself. We do keep a record of all server activity, which means that every page, image, or other type of file requested by your browser is written into a log file. Each entry in the log contains, among other things, information about the computer you’re using to connect to the Internet (its “IP address”) and about your browser (e.g., which version of Internet Explorer you’re using). It does not, however, tell us anything about you personally. We use aggregate data from the web logs to determine how the site’s resources are being used and to refine its navigational structure. If the need arises, we may use the logs to trace the source of abusive or illicit activity. We do not share our web logs with any outside party.
A “cookie” is a text file, stored on your computer, that includes information that identifies that computer and can be retrieved by our server to create a seamless browsing session. Most cookies used on the TMII site are deleted when your browser is shut down or in a fixed amount of time, whichever occurs sooner. Members-only pages and other restricted areas use this type of cookie. Several areas of the TMII website use so-called “persistent” cookies. These files are retained on the user’s hard drive after the browser is shut down. For example, the online store uses persistent cookies that contain some personal information that a user has supplied (e.g., first and last name) and shopping cart data (to allow one to resume an interrupted shopping session). Most browsers accept cookies by default. If you set your browser to reject all cookies, these areas and others may not function properly. Most browsers have a setting whereby the browser alerts you when a server attempts to place a cookie on your hard drive; you are given the option of accepting or rejecting it.
TMII’s web server also places a persistent cookie used by our web log analysis software to identify returning visitors (actually, returning computers – see “Anonymous information collected” above). This is valuable to us in assessing the website’s effectiveness.
Material submitted online
Some areas of the TMII website allow you to submit questions (i.e., Contact Us). All submissions become the property of TMII.
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