PICE respects the privacy of our members and other visitors to our web site. To protect online privacy, PICE has implemented the following policy, which may be amended at any time by posted amendments to this page.

What Information Does PICE Collect?

PICE collects data to better serve our members and the engineering profession. It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide.

How Does PICE Use Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer, smart phone, or tablet when you access an PICE website.  This information can be read by the PICE website when you return to this site. PICE uses cookies to speed up your future visits by storing preferences and log-in information you provide, and to support a better experience through tailored content. In addition, cookies provide statistical and other information to PICE about how the website is used in order for PICE to monitor access and use of the site, assess the effectiveness of particular content, and suggest areas for improvement.

While these cookies alone do not allow PICE to personally identify visitors to the website, information collected by PICE cookies may be used to streamline communications with members and customers by facilitating targeted content consistent with users’ email preferences and PICE’s privacy policy. No information collected by PICE through cookies will be shared with third parties, except as required by law.

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Anonymous Information from General Users. PICE does not collect personal information from users browsing our web site. Users to the public areas of PICE’s web site browse anonymously. PICE collects aggregate data from users browsing our web site. PICE uses this information for purposes of statistical analysis of web site traffic. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes, and PICE does not provide any personal identification information.

Information from PICE Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. There are a number of areas in the PICE web site where we ask for and collect information about you, including personally identifiable information. Where we do, it is in order to serve you better, or is necessary to accomplish the service you are requesting. Examples include membership information (which may include name, address, email, telephone number and educational and professional experience information), conference and seminar registrations, security identifiers, shipping information, and product purchase information stored in online shopping carts.

Membership information is used in the PICE database, which is used to generate PICE mailing lists. This includes lists provided to technical and geographical units of PICE, for example, institutes and sections. The mailing list may be used in connection with informing you about PICE services, products, conferences, meetings and events.

Third Party Disclosure. PICE does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside of PICE and its organizational entities. From time to time, to better serve our members and to supplement member dues, the PICE mailing list, in part or as a whole, is released to other engineering and carefully selected third party organizations to provide you with information on technical products and services related to your profession, or that we otherwise believe is useful to our members. You may instruct us not to share information about you in the PICE mailing list with third parties by indicating this preference on your membership application when you join PICE, on your renewal form when you renew your membership, or by notifying us at MEMBER@PICE.ORG, or by calling us at 1-800-548-PICE (2723).

General PICE Web Server Security.

All of the PICE web servers are registered as secure servers using industry-standard certificate techniques. This enables all communication between our servers to be verified when services are requested between computers.

All the personal information collected from you on our site, including names and addresses, is stored behind a “firewall,” and defenses have been erected to seek to enhance the protection of your information from outside attack by hackers and curious visitors.

Secure Transactions. For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the security of financial transactions that are accepted on the PICE web site. Credit Card processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of credit card information is encrypted when transmitted in secure mode. If for any reason you still feel uncomfortable submitting your credit card over the Internet, you can mail your information to us.

REGARDLESS OF THE PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY YOU OR BY PICE, “PERFECT SECURITY” DOES NOT EXIST ON THE INTERNET. PICE CANNOT ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO THIS SITE OR PICE, AND YOU TRANSMIT SUCH INFORMATION AT YOUR OWN RISK.

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?

This web site contains links to other web sites, including third party organizations that provide PICE member benefit programs. PICE is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites and you should read their terms and privacy policies before using them.

Legal Compliance

PICE cooperates with law enforcement and other third parties to enforce laws. You authorize and recognize PICE’s right and intention to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is or may be illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability.

What Means Of Redress Are Available?

If any user suspects PICE has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this Privacy Statement, please notify us by email at MEMBER@PICE.ORG or by calling 1-800-548-PICE (2723).

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