Privacy Policy

THE OHIO MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION

PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY
The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and its affiliates (collectively, the “OMA” or “we”) operate ohiomfg.com and affiliated websites, Internet-based portals to information, social networking communication platforms, and other online services (collectively, the “Services”) in order to provide information about our products and services to our members, as well as to provide our members with a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas. This Privacy Policy serves as the agreement between the OMA and visitors to or users of the Services (collectively, “you” or “Users”), and governs our use of your personal information that we collect from you. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you how the OMA may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding your information. Collecting Information and Information Sharing

This Privacy Policy is subject to the OMA’s Terms of Service.

COLLECTION INFORMATION AND INFORMATION SHARING
The OMA places great importance on maintaining and protecting your private information. We do not require registration to access certain portions of the Services, in which case the only information collected is standard internet information such as cookies and server logs. However, certain information supplied by Users, particularly Users who have registered on the Services, will be used by the OMA, its affiliates and its trusted suppliers to provide you with requested information or services. Also, registered Users who participate in OMA’s management communities (or in other groups or social networks) will have public profiles, meaning other similarly situated Users will have access to the personal information that is contained in those) public profiles, often via a community directory available to all community members. In other contexts, a User’s public profile may be made accessible to non-similarly situated Users. For example, in OMA’s Workplace Suppliers Connections Directory, the public profiles of certain entities that support workforce recruitment and training (“Workforce Suppliers”) are provided to other entities who may have the need to access this information, for example, manufacturers seeking assistance with workforce recruitment or training. The OMA may share your personal information with its affiliates and trusted suppliers for a variety of reasons, including providing Users with better services, improvement of the OMA products and services to Users, research, and fulfilling Users’ requests for specific products and services. The OMA may also use your personal information for such purposes as: maintaining your account; troubleshooting; keeping a history of services purchased; collecting fees owed; payment processing; measuring interest in product offerings; processing service and maintenance requests; system updating; customizing your experience; detecting and protecting against errors and problems; protecting the OMA against fraud and other criminal activity; enforcing the OMA Website Terms of Service; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. The OMA also reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of User behavior in order to measure consumer interest in the various areas of our Website.

MORE ABOUT COOKIES AND OTHER AUTOMATED MEANS
We use cookies and other technologies to collect information on how you use the Services (“Usage Information”). Depending on how you use the Services, we will use the information we collect to ensure the website is presented to you in a clear manner and to allow us improve the web appearance and functionality. We may also share your Usage Information, including cookies, with third-party applications and web analysis providers such as YouTube and Google. If a User voluntarily discloses personal information to other Users in an open forum or on one of the message boards or other interactive communication platforms on the Website, such personal information (along with any other substantive information contained in the communication) can be collected and used by the other Users or other third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of the OMA. Users should use caution when posting information or communicating with or otherwise interacting with other Users.

For example, we share your Usage Information with Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google. Google Analytics plants a cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user each time you visit the Site, but the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. We use Google Analytics to analyze Usage Information and assist us in researching the effectiveness of our website and understanding website users’ preferences. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to our website is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use,and Google’s Privacy Policy. You may prevent Google Analytics from recognizing your future visits to the website by disabling cookies on your browser or installing Google Analytics’ opt-out browser add-on.

We and our third-party advertising partner may also employ “flash cookies,” which are locally stored objects used to store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on the Services. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. To learn more about how to control your preferences with regarding the information collected and stored in Flash Cookies, you can visit the Adobe website, specifically the Global Storage Settings Panel and the Services Storage Settings Panel.

We and our third-party advertising partner may also employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. “web beacons”), that helps us better manage content on the Services by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We may use third-party advertising companies to help tailor site content to users or to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness (such as which web pages are visited). In order to serve our web visitors with additional information that they may find helpful, we may tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our web visitors' personally identifiable IP address.

The OMA may share your personal information with its affiliates and trusted suppliers for a variety of reasons, including providing Users with better services, improvement of the OMA products and services to Users, research, and fulfilling Users’ requests for specific products and services. The OMA may also use your personal information for such purposes as: maintaining your account; troubleshooting; keeping a history of services purchased; collecting fees owed; payment processing; measuring interest in product offerings; processing service and maintenance requests; system updating; customizing your experience; detecting and protecting against errors and problems; protecting the OMA against fraud and other criminal activity; enforcing the OMA Services Terms of Service; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. The OMA also reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of User behavior in order to measure consumer interest in the various areas of our Services.

REGISTRATION AND VOLUNTEERED INFORMATION
Portions of the Services require that Users give us contact information, such as name, company name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. If you supply us with your contact information, you may receive periodic messages from the OMA regarding our or our trusted suppliers’ products and services.

If a User voluntarily discloses personal information to other Users in an open forum or on one of the message boards or other interactive communication platforms on the Services, such personal information (along with any other substantive information contained in the communication) can be collected and used by the other Users or other third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of the OMA. Users should use caution when posting information or communicating with or otherwise interacting with other Users.

SITE SECURITY MEASURES
The OMA will take reasonable security precautions to keep your personal information confidential. The OMA will comply with applicable laws regarding the storage of such personal information.

OTHER USES OF INFORMATION
The OMA will share your personal information as required by law or in order to support investigations, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, in response to violations of the OMA Services Terms of Service, and for other reasons in the OMA’s reasonable discretion.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under Section 1798.83 of the California Law Civil Code, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of personal information, such as name, e-mail and mailing address and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please contact OMA on the Services or write to us at (with a reference to California Disclosure Information): E-mail: oma@ohiomfg.com. We will respond to such requests for information access within 30 days following receipt at the e-mail address stated above. If we receive your request at a different e-mail or mailing address, we will respond within a reasonable period of time, but not to exceed 150 days from the date received. Please note that we are only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.

CHILDREN
The Services are not intended for children or minors under the age of 13. We strongly encourage parents and guardians to regularly monitor and supervise their children’s online activities. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.

VISITING THE SERVICES FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES
The OMA is focused solely on protecting and growing Ohio manufacturing. Although the Services may be accessible in some locations outside of the U.S., it is not our intention to offer goods or service to individuals outside of the U.S. Also, the information we collect will be stored and processed in the US. The laws of the U.S. may offer less protection than the laws of your place of residence if you are located outside of the U.S. We will keep this information only as long as we need it for the purposes described above.

In the event we offer services that are subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we will comply with requests which could include the right to access information we hold about you, have inaccurate or unnecessary information rectified or deleted or to ask us to stop using your information in a certain way. In the unlikely event your use of the Services is subject to GDPR, you would also have a right to lodge a complaint with your local EU regulator.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES OR QUESTIONS
The OMA may update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time and at any time. The OMA will notify you about material changes to this Privacy Policy by providing a notice on the Services and/or sending a notice to your email address if you have specified one to us, such as in your membership account.The OMA encourages all Users to check back at the Services and review this Privacy Policy periodically. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact oma@ohiomfg.com.

Last updated August 1, 2018