Privacy Policy

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and its affiliates (collectively, the “OMA” or “we”) operates ohiomfg.com and affiliated websites and social networking sites (collectively, the “Website”) 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 Website (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
The OMA places great importance on maintaining and protecting your private information. We do not require registration to access certain portions of the Website, 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 Website, 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.  A User’s public profile can be managed through the “My Profile” section of the User’s account.

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.

Registration and Volunteered Information
Portions of the Website 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 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.

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.

Payment Information
Some Users will make payments to us through the Website, such as for product purchases or seminar registrations, via credit card or other approved electronic payment method.  Using a credit card will require additional information from Users, such as a billing address, a credit card number and a credit card expiration date.  Other payment methods may require certain tracking information.  In order to provide better security, the OMA will not store your credit card information for future purchases.

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 Website Terms of Service, and for other reasons in the OMA’s reasonable discretion.

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 Website 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 Website and review this Privacy Policy periodically. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact oma@ohiomfg.com.