Last Updated: April 19, 2017
Welcome to www.MTConnect.org (such site and all contents included therein, the "Site"), which is operated by MTConnect Institute ("MTConnect") in conjunction with AMT- The Association For Manufacturing Technology ("AMT"). MTConnect is a collaborative effort to develop technical standards and specifications intended to foster greater interoperability between automation/control applications, field systems/devices, and business/office applications in the manufacturing industry ("MTConnect Specifications"), as well as schema, prototype software examples, and related documentation in order to facilitate the implementation of the MTConnect Specifications in compliant applications, drivers, and other services (together with the MTConnect Specifications and any related materials, updates or modifications to any of the foregoing, the "MTConnect Materials").
1. Collection of Personal Information
AMT or MTConnect will receive and store any information you enter on the Site. This includes information that can identify you ("personal information"), such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number. You can choose not to provide us with any personal information, but some information about you is required in order for you to become a registered member of the Site, to access and/or comment on the MTConnect Materials, or initiate other transactions on the Site.
2. Use of Personal Information
AMT and MTConnect may use your personal information for purposes reasonably related to operating the Site and furthering the goals of MTConnect, including without limitation the development of standards, specifications, software, schema and other related documentation and information. This includes determining whether you are authorized to access registered user-only areas, providing you with information that you have requested, communicating with you about issues relating to the forum, and improving the content and functioning of the forum and the Site.
3. Disclosure of Personal Information
AMT and MTConnect may disclose your personal information to third-party service providers and content providers that aid in maintaining and operating the Site. We also may disclose your information to our members and their affiliates, our advisory committees, agents, and consultants with whom we work on matters relating to advancing the goals of MTConnect. In addition, AMT and MTConnect may disclose personal information:
• In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
• In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
4. Communicating Through the Site
5. Access to Personal Information
6. Protection of Personal Information
AMT and MTConnect employ a variety of security measures to help protect personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees, agents, and consultants of AMT, MTConnect, and their members, affiliates, and advisory committees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. Although we take steps to protect your personal information, please note that no Internet transmission is 100% secure or error-free. Therefore, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or other communications will always remain private.
7. Third-Party Websites
8. Changes to this Privacy Polic
9. Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding AMT's and MTConnect's disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at the address listed below.
10. Contact Information
You may contact us by e-mail (email@example.com) or postal mail as follows:
7901 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 900
McLean, VA 22102-3316
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