Shiver Management Group operates and provides this Web site as a public service to our users.
Shiver Management Group is 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. Shiver Management Group does not intentionally collect information from minors, and Shiver Management Group does not target its Web site at children.
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. Shiver Management Group may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use our Web sites.
Shiver Management Group 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 Web sites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, 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.
Every time you request or download a file from the Web site, Shiver Management Group may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. Shiver Management Group may use this information to analyze trends, administer the Web site, track users movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.
Shiver Management Group's Web site also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our Web site and the Web sites 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 Web site 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 our Web site or those of our sponsors. Shiver Management Group does not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.
Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Shiver Management Group uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some of our web pages, 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 name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.
User information you provide on our blog or other Web services that require registration, is used to create a member profile. Some of that information may be shared with other of Shiver Management Group's individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure Web site to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among Shiver Management Group's members, but we expressly prohibit members from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. Shiver Management Group's members may be automatically added to Shiver Management Group's mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to Shiver Management Group 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.
Shiver Management Group may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about Shiver Management Group's Web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.
Shiver Management Group may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of Shiver Management Group's members and their collaboration on our standards and projects. When accessing our members-only web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by Shiver Management Group 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 our Web site, 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 Shiver Management Group may provide support for the financial activities of Shiver Management Group. Shiver Management Group may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.
In keeping with our open process, Shiver Management Group may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of Shiver Management Group'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.
If you are a registered member of a Shiver Management Group's Web site or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. Shiver Management Group'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 other of the Shiver Management Group's members and to the public. Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in the our publicly accessible records with the Shiver Management Group'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 Shiver Management Group's e-mail lists, which also may be public.
Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our Web site, 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.
Shiver Management Group is committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. 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 our Web sites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.
Shiver Management Group makes every effort to protect personal information by users of the Web site, 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 Web site, 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 members of Shiver Management Group employees, online particpants members and to the public. Shiver Management Group assumes 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 you access this Web site and provide personal information.