The Consortium collects certain information relative to users who visit the site. Any information that we collect is collected as part of our business practices in order to identify demographic information relative to users who access our site, assessing the number and type of user accessing various sections of our site, helping us determine what content and business concepts are working for us and/or are of interest to our visitors, determining technical design features and specifications and helping us assess systems performance. We also use such information in statistical form to assist us in business and marketing strategies and programs. We utilize software programs to create summary statistics which we utilize for the above purposes.
Users may send us e-mail or submit membership or event registration forms containing personal information. Any information that we collect in this way is used only for purposes of responding to you or processing your registration activity.
The Consortium does not sell or otherwise provide access to any personal information collected on users of this site or our members to any third party other than for the specific purpose of supporting Consortium activities.
As a security measure for ourselves and our users, we utilize certain software programs to monitor traffic to our site and within our network. This software also enables us to identify unauthorized upload attempts, access to our system, and other attempts to cause damage to our systems.