Privacy Policy

This page states the “Privacy Statement” of the OMEP web site. Please read this page carefully. The OMEP (the “OMEP”, “our”, “us”) may revise this Privacy Statement at any time as set forth below. Users should visit this page periodically to review this Privacy Statement. The term “User” as used herein refer to all members and visitors accessing this web site for any reason. This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 2016.

OMEP respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. OMEP strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, Users must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, OMEP has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does OMEP Collect?

Most data OMEP collects are used only to help OMEP better serve its members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all Users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Web site.

From General Users. OMEP does not collect any personal information from Users browsing its Web site. Users to the public areas of OMEP’s Web site browse anonymously. Only aggregate data — such as the number of hits per page–are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From OMEP Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the OMEP Web site, members and other Users are asked to register and provide some limited information. These data are submitted voluntarily. OMEP asks Users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, business phone, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to OMEP through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and contest registrations.

How Does OMEP Use Data Collected?

OMEP uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

OMEP Member Services and Products. Generally, OMEP and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own Web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

How Does OMEP Use Cookies?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a User’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (“per-session” cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie). OMEP uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. When a User registers, the system will ask whether the User approves of the attachment of a cookie. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a “persistent” cookie and rather accept only a “per-session” cookie, but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the User declines the attachment of any cookie, the User may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members’ interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise with Links To Other Sites?

This Web site contains links to other web sites. OMEP has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What about information from children?

OMEP does not intend to collect information from children. OMEP is committed to the safety of children and we do not intend to collect personally identifiable information from children under age 18. If a User is under age 18, the User should ask his or her parent for permission before sending any information to our site or anyone else online. The User’s parent should contact us directly in order to provide us with prior written consent. OMEP will not intentionally use personal information from or send communications to children under age 13 without prior parental consent.

How Should a User Contact OMEP?

If any User suspects OMEP has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing to or by calling 503.804.2622.



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