Privacy Policy

EIA respects the privacy of visitors to its Web site and its member companies. EIA strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, EIA has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does EIA Collect?

Most data EIA collects are not personal but business related to help EIA better serve its members.

From the General Public Using Unrestricted EIA Files. EIA does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Users to the public areas of EIA's Web site browse anonymously. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From EIA Members, Conference Registrants, Award Nominees and Other Customers. To gain access to some of the members-only or E-commerce-based areas of EIA's Web site, users are asked to provide some limited information. These data are submitted voluntarily. EIA asks users to provide their name, job title, company, business address, business phone, fax and e-mail, and users may choose to provide EIA with their credit card accounts to make payments. Similar information may be submitted to EIA through membership applications, and conference or seminar registration. EIA does not collect home addresses, home phone numbers or home e-mail accounts, except for those specifically requesting home office correspondence.

How Does EIA Use Data Collected?

EIA uses other information voluntarily submitted by members, conference registrants, award nominees and other visitors/members in the following ways:

  • EIA Member Services and Products. Generally, EIA uses data it collects to improve its own Web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; to develop new products and services; and to provide individuals and their companies with information about complimentary EIA products, services, promotions or special offers.
  • Disclosures to Third Parties. EIA also makes member company products and contact information available through the EIA Membership Directory to visitors to its Internet site and to those who register for its conferences. On occasion, EIA may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and business addresses, and may include business phone numbers, business fax numbers or e-mail addresses. In addition, EIA only provides information to third parties that have adopted privacy policies that meet the criteria established by EIA.
  • Some members do wish to receive third-party product information, offers and other solicitations. Those who wish to have their business phone, fax and e-mail disclosed to third parties may specifically request that EIA provide that information to third parties.
  • Credit Card Account Information. EIA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, EIA submits the information needed to secure payment to the appropriate Gateway and Merchant service provider.