Privacy Policy

It is ASHRAE’s policy to keep personal information collected at HPBMagazine.org confidential, and to not sell, rent, loan, or otherwise disclose such information to third parties, except as described in this Privacy Policy, unless permission is obtained from the user or as required by a lawful court order or subpoena. Use of member contact information by volunteers conducting ASHRAE activities, under the safeguards outlined herein, is not considered third party use. Also, sharing of contact information, under the safeguards outlined herein, may be considered a requirement of volunteer involvement.

ASHRAE may be required to provide personal information about any of its users to law enforcement or government agencies if requested and/or, as we deem necessary.

ASHRAE seeks to use commercially reasonable managerial and technical precautions to help protect the security and integrity of the personal information collected directly by ASHRAE or through the Internet. Regardless of the precautions taken by you or by ASHRAE, 'perfect security' does not exist at ASHRAE or on the Internet. ASHRAE cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit directly to ASHRAE or from HPBMagazine.org, hence you transmit such information at your own risk.

HPBMagazine.org may include links to the sites of ASHRAE’s business partners, sponsors, advertisers, or others. ASHRAE is not responsible for the content or the security and privacy policies of these other sites, which may be different from ASHRAE’s security and privacy practices.

ASHRAE analyzes the HPBMagazine.org site logs to continually improve the value of the content and services available on the site. In general, HPBMagazine.org automatically gathers certain usage information, like the number and frequency of visitors to HPBMagazine.org and to particular portions of the site. HPBMagazine.org site logs are not personally identifiable, and we do not attempt to link them with the individuals who actually browse the site.

As you click through the pages on HPBMagazine.org, our server logs information about your session on the site. This includes such information as the site address from which you came, the browser you are using, the country from which you are accessing the Internet, the time and date of your visit, how long your session lasted, what pages you visited, and your Internet Provider (IP) address.  We do not log IP addresses to track your session, nor do we link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information.

We use the information from our server logs to learn about our visitors as a group, not about you as an individual. This information helps us identify overall usage patterns and trends on the site. We may use this information for any of the following purposes:

We may use this information to process any transactions you request to inform you of new products and upcoming events.  If you do not want us to send you this type of information, please let us know by contacting hpbmagazine@ashrae.org  

We store all personal information on our secure server. It is ASHRAE’s policy not to reveal any personal information to any third party without the owner's permission with the exception of, but not limited to, the following:

  • When in the execution of ASHRAE-sanctioned activities, third parties are acting on ASHRAE’s behalf.
  • ASHRAE may provide or transfer personal information to one or more third parties in the event of a “Change of Control Event”, meaning that all or part of ASHRAE, or all or part of the assets of ASHRAE, are acquired by, merged with, sold to, or otherwise disposed of to one or more third parties (including, without limitation, in the event of bankruptcy).

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive that contains information about the user.   ASHRAE reserves the right to use cookies on HPBMagazine.org. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information while the user is visiting our site. This information is used to assist ASHRAE in creating a site that will serve the needs of users. 

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