The policies below are applicable to www.ism.ws and all affiliate, group, and forum sites hosted by ISM. By using our site, you are agreeing to these terms.
No personal information other than your last name is used in the cookies on ISM's web site. This information is not used for any other purposes than the ones listed above, and is not sold or made available in any fashion outside the Institute for Supply Management™ and CAPS Research. Occasionally ISM sends information that we think would be of interest to our customers. The customer always has the option at that point to opt out of receiving future emails of that type.
Site visitors can use online registration forms to apply for ISM membership, register for seminars, and so on. The information collected in these forms is used only to register you for membership or the program specified. ISM does not provide any of this information about you to any third party.
The online registration forms are Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypted documents. SSL encryption creates a secure, coded link between your browser and our server, rendering the information you enter indecipherable to unintended viewers.
Occasionally, areas on ISM's site will offer the opportunity to participate in various interactive online activities (i.e., networking directories, discussion forums, live chats, and so on) in which you may or may not provide content submissions. ISM will request information from you if you opt to participate in these activities. Prior to your signing up for these opportunities, ISM will explain the extent to which the information may be used. In the event ISM wishes to use any of this information in any manner other than what you have previously agreed to, ISM staff will contact you for your permission.
In ISM's discussion forums and chat rooms, we do collect dialogue. Dialog in scheduled chat sessions may be archived for later viewing by any ISM site visitor. These exchanges may be edited for obvious grammatical errors or personal or inappropriate discussions. Otherwise, ISM does not edit or monitor the dialog provided through chat sessions or participation in the discussion forums. If you include contact information in the discussion forums, you may receive e-mail or other contact from other individuals.
If you have any concerns, please contact ISM's web staff.