Privacy Statement

12/06/2005


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PRIVACY POLICY

Overview
Our site visitors’ privacy and trust are important to us.

This Privacy Policy describes the policies of Reed Business Information (“ RBI ” or “ we ”), a division of Reed Elsevier Inc., regarding the collection, use, disclosure and protection of the following types of information:

you ” or “ User ”) visit the [ www.plantengineering.com ] web site (this “Site”).

This privacy policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources.

We may change the terms of this Privacy Policy, so Users are encouraged to review this page from time to time.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It
We require you to provide certain information about yourself if you register with this Site or request products and services.

The information we collect may include information from which you may be personally identified (“ Personally Identifiable Information ”), such as name, postal address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address, and certain business information such as employer name, occupation, job function, job title and buying information (e.g., preferences or history).

When you visit this Site, we may collect the IP address of your computer.amount of data that is sent to your browser from a server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.  Most browsers allow Users to block the receipt of cookies, but doing so may compromise your ability to use certain features of this Site.   A clear GIF is a small graphic image, typically used in connection with cookies, that is placed on a web site or in an email message.  A clear GIF can monitor certain user behavior, such as your usage of the web site, whether you opened an email message or whether you clicked on a URL in an email message. We do not collect Personally IdentifiableInformation in this way, but if you provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, we may associate that information with the information that is collected automatically.

Some of the materials included on this Site, including advertising, may be served by third parties. These third parties, in the course of serving such materials, may collect information regarding your use of this Site and how you respond to e-mail communications, using methods that may include automatic data collection, and may use this information in order to present advertisements or other content that may be of interest to you on both this Site and other web sites.ads, please visit www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp . www.privacychoices.org .


How We Use Your Information
We use Personally Identifiable Information collected on this Site for the following purposes:





We also may use your information to better understand our Users and to improve our Site.servers or to administer our Site.  We may also use IP addresses to help identify a User during a particular session and to gather data regarding use of this Site.

We may use the information you provide us to send you e-mail, fax and other communications on behalf of RBI and our affiliates.receiving future promotions from the brand whose product/service is being promoted. 

We also may use your information to send you e-mail and other communications on behalf of third parties. privacymanager@reedbusiness.com with the subject line “ opt out %%MDASSML%% third party .”

Our Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated, anonymous statistics about many Users, and individual information that is not Personally Identifiable Information without restriction as long as no individual is identifiable by the information disclosed, and otherwise will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information except as follows:
•ipient.

•sponsors and advertisers and/or their service providers.  We will always disclose when you are registering or being provided with Premium or Sponsored content.
•ures by sending an e-mail to privacymanager@reedbusiness.com with the subject line: “ do not disclose.”



Security
We use reasonable safeguards to protect Personally Identifiable Information we collect on this Site from unauthorized access, use, modification or disclosure.

Right to Access and Change Information
You may view and update information that you previously submitted to this Site by visiting the newsletter or website registration page for this Site, or which you submitted to request a print publication, by sending an e-mail to subsmail@reedbusiness.com .

Links
This Site contains content, services, advertising and other materials that link to Web sites operated by third parties.

This Site is operated by:
Reed Business Information
360 Park Avenue South
New York, NY
Email: privacymanager@reedbusiness.com





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