Our Privacy Policy

We, the Operators of StingerPower.com, provide it as a social networking service to our users.

Your privacy is important to us. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. This Privacy Policy has been written to describe the conditions under which StingerPower.com is being made available to you. The Privacy Policy discusses, among other things, how data obtained during your visit to StingerPower.com may be collected and used. We strongly recommend that you read the Privacy Policy carefully. By using StingerPower.com, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms of the Privacy Policy, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using StingerPower.com or any materials obtained from it. If you are dissatisfied with StingerPower.com, by all means contact us; otherwise, your only recourse is to disconnect from StingerPower.com and refrain from visiting StingerPower.com in the future. The process of maintaining a website is an evolving one, and the Operators may decide at some point in the future, without advance notice, to modify the terms of this Privacy Policy. Your use of StingerPower.com, or materials obtained from StingerPower.com, indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy at the time of such use. The effective Privacy Policy will be posted on StingerPower.com, and you should check upon every visit for any changes.

Sites Covered by this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all the Operators-maintained websites, domains, subdomains, information portals, and registries. Meaning the Privacy Policy does exclusively apply itself to StingerPower.com.

Children's Privacy

The Operators are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. The Operators do not intentionally collect information from minors, and the Operators do not target StingerPower.com to children.

Links to Non-Operators Websites

StingerPower.com may provide links to third-party websites for the convenience of our users. If you access those links, you will leave StingerPower.com. The Operators do not control these third-party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with this Privacy Policy. For example, other websites may collect or use personal information about you in a manner different from that described in this document. Therefore, you should use other websites with caution, and you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any website before submitting personal information.

Types of Information We Collect

-Non-Personal Information

Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. The Operators may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use StingerPower.com.

-Aggregate Information

The Operators may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the websites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at StingerPower.com, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.

-Log Files

Every time you request or download a file from StingerPower.com, the Operators may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. The Operators may use this information to analyze trends, administrate StingerPower.com, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.

-Cookies

StingerPower.com may use a feature of your browser to set a "cookie" on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a website's computer stores on your computer. StingerPower.com can then read the cookies whenever you visit StingerPower.com. We may use cookies in a number of ways, such as to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit StingerPower.com, to deliver content specific to your interests and to track the pages you've visited. These cookies allow us to use the information we collect to customize your experience so that your visit to StingerPower.com is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible. Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, some of the functions and conveniences of StingerPower.com may not work properly, and you may be unable to use some of the Operators's services that require registration in order to participate, or you may have to re-register each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. We do not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission.

-Web Beacons

StingerPower.com also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of StingerPower.com and the websites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our StingerPower.com and selected sponsors' sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of StingerPower.com or those of our sponsors. The Operators do not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.

-Personal Information

Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. The Operators use personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some of the Operators webpages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join technical committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include, but are not limited to, name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.

-Member Information

Information you provide on Operators's membership applications is used to create a member profile, and some information may be shared with other of the Operators's individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure website to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among the Operators's members, but we expressly prohibit members from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. The Operators's members may be automatically added to the Operators's mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to the Operators's members. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.

How We Use Your Information

The Operators may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about StingerPower.com's usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of StingerPower.com. The Operators may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of the Operators's members and their collaboration on the Operators's standards and projects. When accessing the Operators's member-only webpages, your personal user information may be tracked by the Operators in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members. Credit card information may be collected to facilitate membership applications; or if you purchase a product or service from StingerPower.com, such information will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services requested. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to the Operators may provide support for the financial activities of the Operators. The Operators may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.

-Information Sharing

The Operators does not sell, rent, or lease any individual's personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, the Operators reserve the right to supply any such information to any organization into which the Operators may merge in the future or to which it may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission. We also reserve the right to release personal information to protect our systems or business, when we reasonably believe you to be in violation of our Terms of Use or if we reasonably believe you to have initiated or participated in any illegal activity. In addition, please be aware that in certain circumstances, the Operators may be obligated to release your personal information pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or other orders. In keeping with our open process, the Operators may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of the Operators's-hosted public mail lists or discussion forums, subscribing to one of our newsletters or registering for one of our public meetings may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives. On some sites, anonymous users are allowed to post content and/or participate in forum discussions. In such a case, since no user name can be associated with such a user, the IP address number of a user is used as an identifier. When posting content or messages to StingerPower.com anonymously, your IP address may be revealed to the public. If you are a registered member of StingerPower.com or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. The Operators's member databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, company affiliation (if an organizational member), and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to others of the Operators's members and to the public. Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in the Operators's publicly accessible records with the Operators's various committees, working groups, and similar activities that you join, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-posted attendance and membership records of those activities; (ii) documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, (iii) along with message content, in the permanent archives of the Operators's e-mail lists, which also may be public. Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of StingerPower.com, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these. Given the international scope of StingerPower.com, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that your own country's privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an adequate level of protection for such information. If you are unsure whether this Privacy Policy is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information. If you are located within the European Union, you should note that your information will be transferred to the United States, which is deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. Nevertheless, in accordance with local laws implementing European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 ("EU Privacy Directive") on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, individuals located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to its transfer to and/or storage in the United States of America. If you do not want your personal information collected and used by the Operators, please do not visit StingerPower.com or apply for membership of any of the Operators's websites or email lists. Access to and Accuracy of Member Information The Operators are committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. We may provide members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members' privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of StingerPower.com may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a member-only resource is being accessed.

Security

The Operators make every effort to protect personal information by users of StingerPower.com, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any website, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name, company affiliation, and email address will be visible to other StingerPower.com members and to the public. The Operators assume no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when use access StingerPower.com and provide personal information.