Petroleum Industry Data Exchange, Inc. (PIDX) has created this Privacy Statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. When you use www.pidx.org (the ‘Website’), you consent to PIDX?s use of any user information provided by you to PIDX such as your company name, title, phone number, current e-mail address and phone number (collectively, ‘User Information’) for purposes relating to the operations of PIDX or the Website. In addition, any information that you submit via the Website (whether to PIDX or one of its committees, work groups or project teams, or otherwise) for consideration in the standards development process will constitute a ‘Contribution’ and will become the sole property of PIDX. For further information on ‘Contributions,’ please review the PIDX Procedures for Standards Development, available at www.pidx.org/procedures. Any activities that you perform on the Website relating to standards development is subject to the PIDX Procedures for Standards Development and your use of the Website for such purposes is subject to your agreement to abide by the Procedures for Standards Development.
This Privacy Statement may change periodically, so please check back from time to time. For your information, the date of the last update to this Privacy Statement is stated at the top of this statement. In certain areas of the Website, we ask you to provide User Information by registering for the Website or participating in surveys. The features of the Website where User Information is collected are explained below:
In order for you to become a member of our Website, we may provide an online registration form and provide User Information. PIDX will provide registered users with a user ID and password. Any information you submit in connection with that registration is User Information.
From time to time PIDX may include surveys on our Website which request users to provide User Information.
Use of User Information
PIDX may use User Information in order to provide information about PIDX to Website users or to contact Website users from time to time. PIDX may also share User Information with its partners, affiliates, agents, consultants, PIDX Members and their employees or other non-profit standards setting organizations. These entities have entered into separate written agreements with PIDX regarding the use of User Information.
Use of IP Addresses
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you use the Internet. PIDX collects IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Website and to identify individual users. PIDX may also collect and store information regarding your domain name, the pages you visit on the Website, the click-through rates, and the amount of time you spend on the Website. PIDX may use this information to analyze the data for trends and to improve the Website. We may aggregate this information and provide it to third parties so long as no personally identifiable information is included.
Cookies are pieces of information that a Website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. The cookie assigns you an ID which allows PIDX to recognize you when you return to the Website. PIDX may use ?cookies? to deliver content specific to your interests so that you do not have to register each time you use the Website.
Links to Third Party Websites
This Website may contain links to other websites. PIDX does not control the content or the information collected on such other websites. These other websites are not subject to this Privacy Statement. PIDX is not responsible for the content, policies or practices of such other websites. PIDX encourages you to review the privacy policies on other websites before you disclose any information to these other parties.
Our Website users may Opt-Out from receiving communications from PIDX at anytime. Users may opt out from PIDX at anytime by sending an email to email@example.com.
You may request a change or modification to any User Information that you provide on the Website by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit Card Information
PIDX may provide a mechanism for you to pay membership or other fees via the Website by credit card or other forms of payment such as Paypal or Google Checkout. We do not share or sell information regarding such payments (collectively, ‘credit card information’) with any third parties except to the extent necessary to complete the transaction for which you provide the credit card information. We may provide web based tools allowing you, if you choose, to include your credit card information in your User Information. Your credit card information may be used for subsequent payments to eliminate the need for you to repeatedly enter your credit card information.
When we ask you for credit card information, it is transferred over a Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) line, provided you are using a SSL enabled browser. Each time you provide credit card information, you should ensure that the website has a secure ‘https’ URL (such as https://www.pidx.org/payment) to help ensure that the transmission of your data will be secure. Other information you submit to the Website, including User Information, may not have such protections and will not be encrypted.
After your credit card information reaches PIDX, it is stored on a secure server that resides behind firewalls designed to block unauthorized access. Because laws applicable to personal information vary by country, we may put in place additional measures that vary depending on the applicable legal requirements. Information collected on the Website is generally processed and stored in the United States.
Security of Information
We maintain physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online or store electronically. We may hire third parties to store and manage data provided they observe the same or equivalent security and privacy guidelines. However, because of the inherent risks associated with the internet, we cannot provide a 100% guarantee of data security. In the event of a security breach caused by hackers, third parties or events not reasonably within the control of PIDX, PIDX will comply with legal requirements regarding notice of that breach, but you agree that PIDX will not have any other liability other than providing the required notice. If you do not agree to this waiver, you should not provide User Information or credit card information to PIDX.
Privacy with Respect to Minors
PIDX does not knowingly collect or use information from children under the age of 13 without consent of a parent or guardian.
Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.