Privacy Policy

TAPPI is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings. This Privacy Policy is only applicable to the information we collect off of our Site. The Privacy Policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

What This Privacy Policy Covers
This Privacy Policy covers TAPPI's treatment of personally identifiable information that TAPPI collects when you are on the TAPPI web site ("Site"). This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that TAPPI does not own or control or to people that TAPPI does not manage or employ.

Information Collection and Use
TAPPI collects personally identifiable information when you sign up as a member, sign up for one of our services or send us other information through our e-mail system. TAPPI also collects comments you forward to us. TAPPI may also collect information from our affiliates or third parties.

Once you sign on to our service, you are not anonymous to us.

TAPPI also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP Address, Cookies, and the information about the page you have requested.

TAPPI uses your information for four (4) general purposes:

    (1) to fulfill your requests for certain information and services; (2) to contact you about our services and/or related services; (3) to ensure the security of the Site and (4) to share your information with our employees and affiliates to determine if we can or will be able to better serve you.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
TAPPI will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when: (1) We have your consent to share the information; (2) We need to share the information to provide a service you have requested; (3) We need to send the information to companies or people who work on behalf of TAPPI to provide a service to you; (4) We respond to subpoenas, court orders or other legal processes; (5) We find that your actions on our Site violate the TAPPI terms of use, or any usage guidelines for specific products or services; (6) We need to share the information to ensure the security and accuracy of the service; or (7) When a third party wishes to have access to your information to provide you with goods or services which may be of interest to you.

Please note that we may disclose personally identifiable information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary in order to confirm the edits of law or comply with legal process served on our Site.

Cookies
As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, TAPPI uses cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies are small text files that a web site can send to the user's browser for storage on the hard drive. Cookies can make use of the web easier by saving status and preferences about a web site.

Generally we use cookies to: (1) Remind us who you are and to access your information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service; (2) Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing TAPPI is given a unique cookie, which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by a registered user. This information collected by cookies is sometimes called "clickstream" or "click trail" and may also describe pages you have seen on our Site; and/or (3) Track your user pattern, preferences and how long you stay on a particular page.

IP Addresses
Coupled with cookies, we also collect IP Addresses. When your web browser requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your Internet Protocol Address ("IP Address"). TAPPI receives IP Addresses from all users because this information is automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. IP Addresses may be used for various purposes, including but not limited to: (1) Diagnose service or technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP Addresses; (2) Estimate the number of users visiting TAPPI; (3) Send the most appropriate marketing, advertising or services information based on information derived from your IP Address; or (4) Assist companies or persons who provide information in our service to track visits to their pages.

Links to Other Sites
TAPPI may provide links to external sites as a convenience to you. The inclusion of any link(s) does not imply TAPPI's endorsement of the owner or operator of the external site, the external site, or the products and services it promotes and sells. TAPPI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external sites. TAPPI's Privacy Policy does not apply to these external sites.

Security and Integrity of Information
The security of your personally identifiable information is important to us and we treat our data as assets that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. Although many worms and viruses exist, your email address and other personally identifiable information are protected to the best of our ability. TAPPI employs reasonable information security techniques. Despite these security measures, no security system is absolute. TAPPI DOES NOT REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WILL BE PROTECTED AGAINST LOSS, MISUSE OR ALTERATION BY THIRD PARTIES.

Retention of Information
TAPPI retains your personally identifiable information, as necessary, for business purposes and as required by government regulation. We dispose of records and delete information when our record period(s) expire.

Your Privacy Choices
Before submitting personally identifiable information on the Site, you will be given the option of receiving recurring informational and promotional e-mails from TAPPI, its affiliates, subsidiaries, or business partners for the purposes set forth above. You will also be given the option of receiving telephone calls from customer service representatives of TAPPI, its affiliates, or business partners to gather information about you or to offer you services you might be interested in. You may opt-out of receiving these e-mails and/or phone calls prior to submitting your personally identifiable information by so indicating.

You can always contact us in order to (i) delete your personally identifiable information from our systems; or (ii) update your personally identifiable information previously provided to us by e-mailing us at webmaster@tappi.org

Questions or Suggestions
If you have any questions or suggestions send them to:

Information about TAPPI: memberconnection@tappi.org
Sales and Marketing: marketing@tappi.org

You can always contact us in order to (i) delete your personally identifiable information from our systems; or (ii) update your personally identifiable information previously provided to us by e-mailing us at webmaster@tappi.org.