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Thank you for visiting our website. Privacy is an important issue for our visitors, and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers ("AFPM") is committed to protecting the privacy of your information. This Privacy Statement describes AFPM's information handling practices. This Privacy Statement only applies to information collected through www.afpm.org (the "Site"). AFPM's Site may contain links to other websites. AFPM is not responsible for the information practices or the content of such other websites. AFPM encourages you to review the privacy statements of other websites to understand their information practices.
Collection of InformationVisitors to the Site may create an online profile, which contains information such as the visitor's name, personal contact information, company name, company contact information, special interests in AFPM meetings and publications, name and contact information of a visitor's assistant, and name and contact information of a visitor's spouse/companion. Visitors are able to create a profile and manage this information through Manage Profile on the Site. The information stored in the online profile allows visitors to purchase publications and register for meetings. AFPM may collect credit card information from visitors who purchase publications, register for meetings, or reserve hotel rooms through the Site.
When visitors access the Site, AFPM may automatically collect non-personally identifiable information about them through commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies. Such information may include, but is not limited to, the links visitors used to arrive at the Site, the domain and host from which visitors access the Internet, the type of web browser that visitors uses, the type of operating system in use, IP address, and the number and frequency of visitors who visit various pages of the Site.
Use and Sharing of Information CollectedAFPM may use non-personally identifiable information collected from visitors to the Site for internal purposes such as to conduct reviews of the Site, guide decisions about the development of the Site, provide an enhanced online experience for visitors, or identify, on an aggregate basis, general trends that may assist AFPM in providing services and offerings to visitors.
Personally identifiable information collected from visitors may be used to answer visitors' questions, provide services, newsletters, and other information that visitors request or register for through the Site, or for internal business purposes. AFPM may use visitor information for marketing purposes, such as to inform visitors of meetings, newsletters and other offerings provided by AFPM that may be of interest to visitors. AFPM may share visitor information with AFPM's agents so that these agents can contact visitors who have provided contact information on AFPM's behalf. AFPM does not sell, rent, or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
AFPM uses a third-party intermediary to manage credit card processing. This intermediary is not permitted to store, retain, or use credit card billing information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on AFPM's behalf. Additionally, credit card numbers may be shared with hotels for room confirmations.
AFPM reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information of visitors to the Site if required by law or if AFPM reasonably believes that disclosure is necessary to protect AFPM's rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
Communications PreferencesVisitors to the site who create an online profile can control whether, and how, they receive information from AFPM. AFPM may send visitors email communications, such as meeting announcements, call for papers, and notices to committee members, or newsletters. Visitors may be automatically subscribed for select newsletters by becoming a member of the committee for which the newsletter applies. Visitors can manage their receipt of email communications and newsletters through an "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each email communication and newsletters. Additionally, visitors can manage their receipt of email communications and newsletters by editing their interests in Manage Profile, or by contacting AFPM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public ForumsAFPM may provide public forums for visitors to interact and post information about their companies and organizations. Any personally identifiable information a visitor chooses to submit in such a forum may be read, collected, or used by others who visit these forums and may be used to send the visitor unsolicited messages. AFPM is not responsible for the personally identifiable information a visitor chooses to submit in such a forum.
SecurityAFPM uses robust security measures to protect visitors' personally identifiable information. Although AFPM strives to provide a high standard of security and privacy, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. AFPM cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information transmitted by visitors over the Internet.
ChangesAFPM reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement. AFPM will provide notification of the change through the Site at least thirty (30) days prior to the change taking effect.
Contact AFPMQuestions regarding this Privacy Statement or the information practices of the Site should be directed to AFPM by email email@example.com or by mailing AFPM, 1667 K Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20006.
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (“AFPM”) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt membership association organized to foster cooperation and the exchange of technical information among its members. These worthwhile activities are sanctioned by custom and law. It is important, however, to recognize that these activities are subject to the legal limits of federal and state antitrust laws. AFPM is committed to complying with the antitrust laws in all respects and has adopted the following guidelines in order to facilitate compliance with the antitrust laws:
As a general matter, the antitrust laws prohibit competitors from agreeing on the prices they will charge, the products they will offer, the customers they will serve, or the markets in which they will compete. Therefore, there should be no discussion or disclosure of information with respect to (a) expected profits, premiums, prices, surcharges, or discounts; (b) specific customers or classes of customers, or whether you will or will not do business with them; (c) proposed product offerings; (d) allocation of geographic or product markets; (e) any refusal to deal with a customer or supplier; (f) how to deal with the market behavior of a competitor; or (g) any other topic involving a potentially anticompetitive practice.
Some subjects of discussion may lead to agreements that are not unlawful on their face but that may have an unlawful anticompetitive effect or may give rise to the inference of an anticompetitive act, depending upon their scope and how they are implemented. Other subjects may appear to be prohibited by the antitrust laws but in fact may be permitted because of the context or ultimate purpose of the communication. Whether discussing a subject is permissible may vary depending on factors such as the nature of the subject matter, its relationship to competition among AFPM members, the purpose of the communication, and the degree of restraint that AFPM members can be expected to exercise.
We cannot make a statement that will take the place of advice from your own company or that will cover every situation. We do suggest that those who participate in AFPM activities may avoid difficulties for themselves and for the Association by observing these principles and calling to AFPM’s attention any violations you may observe.
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (“AFPM”) has adopted the following “Ethical Responsibility and Professional and Personal Conduct Code” (hereinafter, “the Code”). Every member of AFPM, their designated representatives, and non-member attendees at all AFPM meetings and forums agree to abide by the Code as a condition of membership in AFPM and attendance and participation at AFPM meetings and forums.
The Code requires the following of all individuals attending AFPM meetings and forums:
Failure to abide by the Code may result, for the first offense, in informal censure of a company or individual by the AFPM Executive Committee. If violations of the Code continue after such an informal censure, a company may be subject to expulsion from AFPM, or an individual to exclusion from participation in AFPM activities, by the Board of Directors.
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