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The Professional Institute of Pipeline Engineers (PIPE) has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to respecting and guarding your privacy. The following headings contain information on the data gathering and dissemination practices for www.pipeinst.org:
IP address: we use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.
Cookies: a cookie is a small text file that can only be read by the site that places it; in other words, PIPE cannot determine where you have been browsing or what information you have obtained from other websites based on any other cookies your browser has collected. Cookies are used on this site and others to verify your login information, and to optionally store your password in your browser so that you do not need to type it in each time you visit a particular site. When you click on a link that points to a ‘members-only’ area, www.pipeinst.org checks your browser’s cookie file to see if you have already logged in, and if you have, the page you have requested is subsequently displayed in your browser. If not, you will be directed to the customer login area, where you can quickly and easily log in to your account, or sign up for a customer account if you are not already a member. Cookies may also be used in conjunction with banner advertisements in order to determine their effectiveness. No personal information is extracted or recorded during this process.
Online forms: our site’s registration, online ordering, and information request forms require users to give us contact and demographic information. No personal information is extracted from these forms for any purpose other than to complete on-line business transactions or to exchange necessary information with our users.
Discussion forums: this site provides discussion forums for PIPE members as well as the general public. Participation in forums is of course completely voluntary and is at the user’s own discretion. Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas has the potential to become public information because of the nature of the participation process. Caution should therefore be exercised should you decide to disclose any personal information to other forum participants.
User surveys: from time to time, user surveys may be used on this site to collect demographic and profile data. Participation in any such survey is entirely up to the discretion of the user. Whatever information may be collected will only be shared with advertisers or other third parties on an aggregate basis only. No personal user information will ever be exchanged, unless permission is obtained from the survey participants.
E-mail lists: local laws will also always be strictly adhered to with regards to informing and allowing users to opt out of receiving unsolicited e-mail or other forms of communication; refer to the opting-out section below for more information.
In general, we use your information to update you on services offered, to communicate with you on important issues, and to complete any business transactions that you may have initiated on our site.
The data contained in customer order forms and information forms is used to request information and to order products and services.
The data contained in product registration forms is used to allow the vendor to inform users of software updates and other issues that impact the use of registered software.
Personal information may also be used to contact you for market research surveys or to provide you with marketing information that may benefit you or your business. You have the option of indicating in advance your desire to not participate in surveys or to receive market survey results. Any information that is collected, for example demographic and profile data will be compiled on an aggregate basis only. Personal information from individuals will not be shared with any third parties unless permission is obtained from those individuals.
Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will not sell, rent, or lease your personally-identifiable information to others. From time to time, this site may have business relationships with other sites that may provide additional information and services to our users. Unless permission is granted from a user, which may be necessary for example in ordering products or requesting information from a business partner, any information that is collected from this site is shared only in aggregate form with any of our business partners. PIPE is not responsible, however, for the privacy practices or the content of other web sites. These sites are governed by their own privacy policies, which the user should take into account before conducting business on other sites.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. User-specified information, for example, is used to authenticate the identity of users who are logging into password-protected customer areas of this site.
This site provides users with the option to:
discontinue receiving communications from us
request removal of personal information from our database
modify and/or update information previously provided
discontinue receiving our services altogether
To exercise any or all of the above options, please submit your request using the contact information reproduced below. The termination of your PIPE membership will not automatically terminate any affiliated memberships you may have formed through this site. If, after having joined a PIPE partner service, you wish to be removed, you will need to contact that website directly to discontinue your membership.
If you wish to opt out of any information, business or membership relationships you may have established through this site, or if you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this site in general, please contact email@example.com .
PIPE will shortly introduce regular free Webinars for members, in which members will be able to participate in on-line meetings and discussions following presentations by industry experts on a wide range of topics. Members who wish to participate but are unable to do so at the time will be able to replay the complete meeting at a later date via the Webinar archive.
The Opportunities page of the members’-only area displays a range of vacancies being advertised in the world-wide oil and gas pipeline industry that may be of interest to members. While the vacancies included in this sector of the web site are not exclusively advertised to PIPE members, the Secretariat endeavours to ensure that they are both appropriate and current.
Regular oil and gas pipeline industry news is provided here by courtesy of PipeWire, the pipeline-industry newsletter at www.pipewire.net .
A searchable database of members is available in the members’-only area. Members’ locations world-wide can be seen by following the link above to Where our members are .
The moderated members’ Forum allows exchange of ideas, news, and opinions about the industry in general. The Forum is also a useful resource for providing solutions to technical questions, and it provides an opportunity for members to share and discuss their solutions to pipeline-engineering problems they have encountered.