PRIVACY Policy

 

Acceptance of terms

 

This web site (“web site”) is the property of EPMA. By using this web site and the information offered herein, you indicate your acceptance of these terms of use (“terms”). EPMA reserves the right to change these terms from time to time at its sole discretion and without notice to you. In the case of any violation of these terms, EPMA reserves the right to seek any and all remedies available by law and at equity for such violations.

 

Use of site

 

The web site may contain information regarding a variety of resources, including product information, download areas, communication forums, etc. (collectively, “services”). You may not modify, transmit, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the services. In consideration of your use of this web site, you agree to: (a) provide accurate and complete information about you as may be prompted by a registration form on the web site; (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; and (c) accept all risks of unauthorized access to information and registration data. You agree not to upload, post or otherwise transmit via the web site content that: (a) is knowingly inaccurate, harmful, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racist, violent, offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable to EPMA or other users of the web site; (b) violates or infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights; or (c) contains any computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment. You agree that you will not use the web site to: (a) transmit bulk or unsolicited communications; (b) disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the services; (c) misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) engage in activities that would violate any fiduciary relationship, any applicable local, state, national, or international law; or (e) collect or store personal data about other users unless specifically authorized by such users.

 

Intellectual property rights

 

All contents on this web site are protected by copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws.

All materials included on this web site, including any text, graphics, logos, brands, designs, service marks, trade dress, slogans and other designations EPMA uses in connection with its products and services are the sole property of EPMA or designated third parties, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not remove or alter any EPMA trademarks, or co-brand your own products or materials with EPMA trademarks, without EPMA’ prior written consent.

 

Compliance with applicable laws

 

User access to this web site is governed by all applicable federal, state and local laws. All information available on the web site is subject to u.s. export control laws and may also be subject to the laws of the country where you reside. All EPMA products and publications are commercial in nature.

 

Links to third party sites

 

This web site may contain links to third party sites. Access to any other internet site linked to this web site is at the user’s own risk and EPMA is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any such information, data, or statements made on these sites. EPMA provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement.

 

Access to password-protected areas

 

Access to and use of password-protected and/or secure areas of the web site is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to gain access to these areas of the web site may be subject to prosecution.

 

Software license agreement

 

Any software which you download form this web site is governed in accordance with (a) the license terms accompanying the file; (b) if no license terms accompany the file, the terms of the license agreement which accompanied the original product licensed by you which you are updating; or (c) the license terms pursuant to the EPMA’ standard end user license agreement.

 

Disclaimer of warranties

 

EPMA makes no warranty that: (a) the web site will be free from errors or interruptions; (b) the results to be obtained from use of the web site will be accurate or reliable; or (c) the quality of the services, content, information, or other materials obtained from the web site will meet your expectations or requirements. The services provided herein are distributed on an “as is, as available” basis. EPMA makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, satisfactory quality, or non-infringement. You assume all risk for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from obtaining any content from the web site.

 

Limitation of liability

 

To the full extent permitted by law, EPMA is not liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages, including, without limitation, loss of business, revenue, profits, goodwill, use, data, electronically transmitted orders, or other economic advantage arising out of or in connection with the web site, even if EPMA has previously been advised of, or reasonably could have foreseen, the possibility of such damages, however they arise, whether in breach of contract or in tort (including negligence), including without limitation damages due to: (a) the use of or the inability to use the web site; (b) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information, or services purchased or obtained, or messages received or transactions entered into, through or from the web site; (c) statements or conduct of any third party on the web site, including without limitation unauthorized access to or alteration of transmissions or data, malicious or criminal behavior, or false or fraudulent transactions; or (d) content or information you may download, use, modify, or distribute. To the extent that any jurisdiction does not allow the exclusion or limitation of direct, incidental, or consequential damages, portions of the above limitation or exclusion may not apply and shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

 

General terms

 

The terms constitute the entire agreement between you and EPMA relating to their subject matter, and cancel and supersede any prior versions of the terms. No modification to the terms will be binding, unless in writing and signed by an authorized officer of EPMA. You may not assign or otherwise transfer the terms or any right granted hereunder. You may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you purchase or use EPMA or other third party products or services. These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Texas without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., or any other such court of competent jurisdiction selected, in its sole discretion, by EPMA, regarding any and all disputes relating to these terms or your use of the web site. If any provision of these terms is illegal, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from the terms, will be enforced to the fullest extent allowed by law as to affect the intention of these terms, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

 

Privacy notice

 

EPMA respects your privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information you choose to provide us. EPMA has established this online privacy policy so that you may better understand the purpose for which we collect and use personal information.

Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a physical address, an email address, or other contact information, birth date, gender, occupation, personal interests, or other similar information.

Generally, you may browse our web site without providing personal information. We do not automatically collect personal information. We may log your ip address to help track which part of our web site you visit and how much time you spend there. EPMA may collect personal information when you register for an account, when you use certain EPMA products or services, when you register to attend a seminar or participate in an online survey, product discussion, training or marketing program, or when you ask to be included in a mailing or email list.

Access to certain EPMA web pages requires a login and a password, for which use may be governed by a written agreement between your employer and EPMA. Your personal information may be retained by EPMA to verify compliance with such agreement.

 

Notice

 

EPMA will not transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except under the following limited conditions: (a) we have your consent to share the information; (b) the information is being shared to provide the product or service you have requested or contractually agreed to; (c) the information is being shared to third parties who work on behalf of EPMA to provide a product or service to you, (d) the information is publically available; or (e) as required by law or to enforce our terms of use.

 

Data security

 

Your EPMA account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. EPMA safeguards the security of the data you provide us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. While we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal information, we cannot prepare for every eventuality.

Information accuracy

 

Should you need to update, correct, or request deletion of any of your personal information, or of your EPMA account, notify us by sending an email to contact us.

 

Use of cookies

 

We use may use cookies on this site to personalize user experiences. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. 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, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site’s features that you customized. We may occasionally opt to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but do not allow other companies to place cookies on our sites unless there is a temporary, overriding customer value (such as merging into EPMA.com a site that relies on third-party cookies). 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 this or other web sites you visit.

 

Protection of children and privacy

 

The web site is not structured, targeted, or intended to attract children under the age of 13. EPMA does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for personal information.

 

Changes to this statement

 

We may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this privacy page, and may also send you a notification directly. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

 

General terms

 

By using this web site, you consent to the terms of our online privacy policy. Should this policy substantially change, we will make that information available by posting a notice on this site. If you have any comments or questions regarding our online privacy policy, please contact us.

 

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