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Privacy Statement

OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) Privacy Statement

October 19, 2017

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: https://www.openfabrics.org/index.php

This privacy statement applies to this website and to websites maintained and managed by third party service providers on behalf of the OFA. See Partner below.

This privacy statement will describe what information is captured on individuals and corporate entities, for what purpose and how to modify information or opt out of notifications procedures initiated by the OFA.

No information the OFA collects will ever be made available to third-parties, other than those providing services directly to the OFA.

Partner

Our site is developed, hosted and maintained by third parties that have access to all information on this site. These "Powered by" partners are responsible for maintaining the privacy described in this statement. The third parties retain no rights or privileges associated with the information (i.e. cannot distribute, sell, or exchange the information collected).

IP Address

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information.

Membership Registration Form

Our site's registration form may require users to give us contact information (like name and email address), financial information (like credit card numbers), and demographic information (like address, zip code or hotel preferences). We use user contact information from the registration form to send the user information about our organization. Membership information is used in accordance with the OFA membership agreement and bylaws. The member's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. A member's name and email address is also available to all other members in a contact list in a password-protected area. Members control whether or not their name is displayed on this contact list. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services ordered. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to determine where we should locate different events. Additionally, our members may be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

OFA Workshop Registration

Information required for registration is collected from individuals and collected and shared with third-party payment processors. The registration includes an optional link to the host site hotel. Registration information is kept for future use in making each year’s Workshop information known and to invite participation. Information on how to opt-out of such use is provided as part of the registration process or as described in the choice/opt-out section below.

OFA Logo/Interoperability Program Registration

Information required for participation in this Program is collected and used for third-party processing of program fees, and for communicating the results of interoperability tests and logo results. There is no other use for this information, so there is no opt-out provision.

Third-party Training Provider Registration

The OFA has developed some training materials described elsewhere on this website. Materials are freely available for internal use, but the OFA requires identification of individuals and entities that intend to use the materials for third-party training. There is no other use for this information, so there is no opt-out information.

Registration for Software Maintained and made Available by the OFA

This is included for completeness but in fact there is no applicable privacy statement. At present, no information is collected on anyone downloading software. If that were to change in the future, this will be revisited.

Links

This site may contain links to other sites. Should that be the case, the OFA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Order Form

Our site may use an order form for customers to request information, products, and services. We collect visitor's contact information (like email address), financial information (like credit card numbers), and demographic information (like zip code). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders to our customers. The user's contact information is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services. Additionally, we may require a customer to sign a license agreement.

Cookies

We use cookies to record session information and to track a user's path through our web sites. This enables us to respond to any problems with our service and to offer a more personalized service.

Surveys

OFA online surveys may ask visitors for contact information (like email address). The user's contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Forums

This site makes forums, message boards, email lists and/or news groups available to its users. The web site may have both "members only" (password-protected) forums and "non-members" forums. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas may become public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The physical devices running this site are located in a secure facility. A high-strength firewall protects our information from outsiders. Access to many areas of our site is password protected. We use Secure Socket Layers (SSL) to encrypt sensitive data you send us. All credit card transactions are handled by a reputable third party banking and processing institution that receives the information needed to verify and authorize a customer's credit card and process the order. OFA does not receive such information.

Choice/Opt-Out

Unless otherwise indicated above, our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor. This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database so as to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service. You can send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Members who are the individuals designated by their company as being in charge of the member company's product may not opt out of product-related mailings, as receiving this information is an integral part of membership; such individuals should contact their member companies if they do not wish to serve in this role.

Correct/Update

Subject to the provisions stated above, users may change or modify information previously provided by sending information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notification of Changes

When we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our web site so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point, we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, or to make a retroactive change in this policy that would materially affect the use we make of collected information, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner, in which case we will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected or, in our sole discretion, delete the information.

 

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