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The Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (“OIDA”) is a Division of The Optical Society, Inc. (“OSA” or “The Optical Society”). This Web site is owned and maintained by OSA. This page states the privacy practices related to this Web site (hereinafter, the “Web Site”).
OSA is the sole owner of the information collected on the Web Site. OSA collects information at several different points on the Web Site.
Periodically, a user must complete a registration form to register for OIDA events. During registration a user is required to give contact information. This information is used to contact the user about the event for which the user has registered, or related events, services and products. The attendee lists for OIDA events are made available to attendees for networking purposes.
While placing an order or making a donation, a user is asked to provide contact information and financial information. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill the customer's order. If there is a problem processing an order, the information may be used to contact the user.
Information is collected through cookies, log files, link tracking, and/or third parties. Some of the collected information is tied to the user's personally identifiable information to provide ¬offers and improve the content of the site for the user.
OSA/OIDA does not sell or share email addresses of OIDA members with other organizations without the express permission of the user. OSA/OIDA does not sell OIDA member contact information from its member database to non-corporate members.
Web site log files are used to store information such as: internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement within the site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. The log files are used by utility tracking software to analyze user movement.
Database download logs track articles downloaded by IP address (for institutional subscriptions) or individual (for individual subscriptions). If downloads exceed a standard level, the individual or institution will receive a warning and service may be disconnected. This action is taken to ensure that the systems remain available to all subscribers. Individuals have access to a report that details the articles they have downloaded. Institutions have access to a report that details the articles downloaded by IP addresses at their institution.
Link tracking is used within HTML-based emails to track which links have been clicked by the recipients. This tracking provides a means to measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.
Though every effort is made to preserve user privacy, it may be necessary to disclose personal information when required by law, such as in compliance with a court order or other legal or governmental process.
OIDA may use your information to provide you with information on new products, services, or upcoming events. More and more OIDA information is provided by email, so you may not receive notices on these subjects if you opt-out. If you wish not to receive email from OIDA, you may use the “unsubscribe” link provided at the bottom of every email.
OSA may also use your contact information to reach you through phone, mail or fax. If you wish to be removed from all contacts by these methods, contact OIDA Customer Service by email OIDAInfo@osa.org
or phone: 202-416-1449.
Online Discussion Forums
Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, that information can be collected and used by others. By posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
The Web Site takes every precaution to protect user information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web Site, their information is protected both online and off-line.
SSL encryption software is used on forms requesting financial information. Full credit card numbers are not stored in our databases.
User information is restricted within OSA/OIDA. Employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Servers that store personally identifiable information are in a locked facility.
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes, or if a user no longer desires the services provided, contact OIDA Customer Service via the methods noted above, or contact OIDA by postal mail at the address listed below.
Modifications to the Policy
The Optical Society/Optoelectronics Industry Development Association
2010 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036