Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

CoatingsPro Magazine Website Privacy Statement Last Revised: January 11, 2016  

This privacy policy is provided in an effort to communicate to our users how information is handled by CoatingsPro and its parent organization, NACE International. Any changes to this policy will be communicated to users by revision to this page.

Collection of your Personal Information

Personal information is only collected as needed to process orders, membership requests, and conference/class registrations. This information may be used to contact you at a later date with promotional information concerning (but not limited to) courses, conferences, new products, and other activities related to CoatingsPro. Additionally, when you click on advertising hyperlinks in CoatingsPro web site, your contact details may be provided to advertisers so they may follow up on the interest you’ve expressed in their products or services.

CoatingsPro does not sell its members personal or professional information to third parties.  

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from selling or using that information for any other purpose.

Collection of Anonymous Information  

The CoatingsPro Website automatically collects user information in activity log files for statistical anaylsis of web traffic. This information includes IP addresses, geographic location, site visit duration, site entry and exit points, and browser information. This information is primarily used to tune the Web site to meet the needs of our users.

Control of your Personal Information 

CoatingsPro offers its customers choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may choose not to receive marketing material from CoatingsPro or on behalf of external third party business partners. You may also stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from CoatingsPro by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive. The instructions explain how to stop receiving such emails.  

You may subscribe and unsubscribe to CoatingsPro. Each email you receive from CoatingsPro will have instructions on how to unsubscribe prominently mentioned in it. CoatingsPro operates in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

Security of your Personal Information 

CoatingsPro is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Use of Cookies

Certain portions of the CoatingsPro Website may require the use of cookies to help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are files that are stored on the user's hard drive to allow certain website functions. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.  

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, a cookie helps CoaatingsPro Website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as your username and password. When you return to CoatingsPro Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features to which you subscribe.  

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the CoatingsPro Websites your visit.

Use of Third Party Ad Networks  

The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on CoatingsPro Web pages are displayed by CoatingsPro.  

In addition, CoatingsPro may allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on CoatingsPro Web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted messages and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. CoatingsPro does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.

Enforcement of this Privacy Statement  

If you have any questions regarding this statement, you should first contact CoatingsPro via e-mail.

Changes to this Statement 

CoatingsPro may occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customers feedback. When CoatingsPro posts changes to this Statement, you will see the word "updated" next to the Privacy Statement link on the front page of the CoatingsPro Website. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how CoatingsPro is protecting your information.