Petroleum Quality Institute of America

Privacy Policy
May 25, 2018

 

Collection of Personal Information and Non-Personal Information

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is committed to protecting your privacy. Our Privacy Policy follows below. Click here for the Terms of Use of the websites and newsletter.

This page informs you of our privacy policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information when you use the websites operated by PQIA, including pqiamerica.com, pqiablog.com, and receiving the PQIA Newsletter. By using the websites and receiving to the PQIA Newsletter, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy does not govern PQIA’s use of any information you provide to PQIA when you call, write, or communicate with PQIA in any manner other than through the PQIA websites and its newsletter.

We may use your personal information to contact you to promote PQIA services and events. In addition, such information may also be used to respond to correspondence from you. We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You may, however, be asked to provide certain personal information to PQIA when you elect to use certain products or service available on the websites or in the PQIA newsletter. These may include entering a sweepstakes or contest, participating in a survey, sending us an email, etc.

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America may disclose your personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders or other legal processes. In addition, such information may also be disclosed to protect and defend the rights or property of PQIA, or act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of PQIA’s websites, its newsletter, or the public.

 

Data We Collect

While using the Petroleum Quality Institute of America's websites, we may ask you to provide certain personal data that can be used for the purpose of identifying and/or contacting you, and to add you to the PQIA mailing list if you subscribe to the PQIA newsletter. Such data may include, but is not limited to:

 

Browser Data

As with all websites, PQIA automatically collects information that your browser sends whenever you visit a PQIA website. Such information does not identify you to us unless you have given us your name, contact information, or other personal information. It may, however, include such information as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, operating system, domain names, and record of the pages of our website that you visit, time and date of your visit, time spent on those pages, and other statistics. This data may be used to deliver customized content to visitors to PQIA websites and subscribers to the PQIA Newsletter.

  

Web Cookies

The PQIA websites may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. We use cookies to identify and keep track of information to better serve you when visiting our website and to provide you with a more meaningful and productive website experience. The cookies we use do not collect Personal Information, and we do not use them to determine your identity. If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our website. You can disable cookies by adjusting the settings on your web browser.

  

Information We Share with Third Parties

We employ third parties to provide website and application development, hosting, maintenance, backup, storage, virtual infrastructure, and to collect or process personal information on our behalf for various reasons, such as conducting market surveys, facilitating credit card processing, or sending emails. When our third-party agents or service providers collect or receive personal information, we require that they use the data only on our behalf and for purposes consistent with this policy. We do not share any of this personal information with third parties for their promotional purposes.

 

Links

The PQIA websites and newsletter contain links to other sites. Such links are from supporters, and others related to news stories. These linked websites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit personal information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage visitors to the PQIA websites and subscribers to the PQIA Newsletter to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of any other sites they visit.

 

Email Communications

In addition to sending the PQIA Newsletters to subscribers, the Petroleum Quality Institute of America may, from time-to-time, contact you by email for the purpose of providing information about conferences and meetings, alerts, confirmations, and other announcements and communications. In addition, PQIA may request information by surveys were participation is voluntary and you are given a choice to not participate and therefore not disclose personal information. We may use and aggregate survey data to analyze trends and statistics and do not disclose aggregate information in a manner that would identify you personally. If you would like to stop receiving the PQIA Newsletter, you may opt out of such communications by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the footer of the newsletter.

  

Changes to the Privacy Policy

The PQIA may change or add to this privacy policy, as such, we encourage you to come back and read it periodically. We will notify you about significant changes in the way PQIA treats personal information by sending a notice to the email address specified in your PQIA Newsletter subscription. Your continued subscription to the newsletter after such modifications will constitute your acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy and that you agree to abide and be bound by that Policy.

  

Rights

Under certain circumstances visitors to the PQIA websites and subscribers to the PQIA Newsletter, have the right to access and receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you, update and or/correct such information, data portability, and to request that personal data about you is deleted. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact the Petroleum Quality Institute of America (see below for contact information) so that we may assess your request and determine, under applicable law, whether we are in position to comply with your request.

  

Date Transfer and Storage

The PQIA websites and Newsletter are operated and published in the United States. By using the PQIA websites and/or subscribing to the PQIA Newsletter, and providing us with information, you consent to processing and storage of your information in the United States. It is important to note that the privacy laws in the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in other countries such as the European Union.

  

Security

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America will use reasonable administrative, logical, physical and managerial measures to safeguard your personal information against theft, loss, unauthorized access, use and modification. Unfortunately, no measures can be guaranteed to provide 100% security. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your information.

  

Children’s Information

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America websites and Newsletter are not directed to children under 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided the PQIA with Personal Data or that we have otherwise inadvertently collected this information, contact us as shown below.

  

Contact Information

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America welcomes your questions or comments regarding its Privacy Policy and if you believe PQIA has not adhered to this Policy, please contact us at:

Petroleum Quality Institute of America, LLC
406 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Email: tglenn@pqia.org
Phone: 732-201-4033