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Privacy Policy

The Liberty Alliance takes your privacy very seriously. This notice describes our privacy policy solely applicable to information collected on the ProjectLiberty.org web site (the "Website"). By visiting this Website, you are accepting the policies described in this Privacy Policy.

The purpose of this Website is to provide users with information regarding the Liberty Alliance, its objectives and activities, its members, and its deliverables. Specifically, this Website attempts to provide information about the scope, objectives, deliverables, and membership of the Liberty Alliance. It also attempts to provide recent and part news about the Liberty Alliance and access to specifications developed by the Liberty Alliance. The Website also provides a mechanism for organizations to join the Liberty Alliance.

Notice
What information we collect
How we collect information
How we use your information
With whom we may share your personal information
Consent for cross-border transfer of information
Children
Linking to other sites

Choice
How you can decide what communication you will receive

Access
How you can view or update your personal information Security
How we protect the security of your personal information

Customer Service
Changes to this privacy policy
How to contact us

What information we collect: Liberty Alliance may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at certain points throughout the site. Depending on the information and/or services you request, we may ask for information including your name, e-mail address, company name, title, address, phone and fax number, and similar information. In general, you can visit Liberty Alliance's web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.

In addition to the information you knowingly provide us, we keep track of the domains and IP numbers from which people visit us. We also collect site usage statistics such as web browser types and page requests and track users' movements. This data is not personally identifiable and is used to more efficiently operate our business, prepare for network load demands, promote the services and administer the site. To the extent this information is associated with a particular user, that information will be considered personally identifiable information and will be protected accordingly.

How we collect information: In addition to the information gathered as described above, there is a technology called "cookies" which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a web site. A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. For example, some pages on the Website may use cookies so that we can better serve you when you return to our site. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. However, please note that disabling cookies may make it more burdensome or even prevent you from taking advantage of certain features on the Website.

We will obtain your consent before linking your personal information with information about you obtained from other sources.

How we use your information: We may use your information:

  • To respond to your requests or provide you further information about Liberty Alliance, including membership opportunities, new developments, and communications from Liberty members about Liberty-related products or services.
  • To provide you with personalized content.
  • For members of Liberty Alliance to: list member company names in a public Website directory
  • create contact lists in a members only area to permit working group members to contact each other
  • permit anyone affiliated with a member to have their contact information made available in a members only area
  • To give our Website developers information that may be useful for developing new features and products for customers.
  • To improve the content and navigability of the Website.
  • To alert you to new site features, products, events and special offers.
  • If required to do so by law, court order or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, including, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Liberty Alliance, our members, users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

With whom we share your personal information: Liberty Alliance will not disclose your personally identifiable information to any company not a member of the Liberty Alliance unless it is: (i) at your request, (ii) to outsource one or more of the functions described in the previous section, or (iii) with the proper authorities in response to a legal order or official request.

Consent for cross-border transfer of information: The Liberty Alliance Project is a business alliance of companies operating globally. Please note that while the Website is located in the United States, data collected on the Website may be transferred to, and stored or processed in, other countries, including countries where Liberty Alliance Project members are located. Laws of these other countries may not be the same as the laws regulating the use and transfer of personal data in your country. By entering your personal information on this Web site, you are consenting to the transfer of that information to the United States or to other countries for the purposes described in this privacy policy.

Children: The Website is not directed to children. We do not intend to collect personal information from anyone we know to be under 13 years of age.

Linking to other sites: The Website may contain links to third-party web sites. The Liberty Alliance is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. You are encouraged the review the privacy policies of the web sites you visit.

How you can decide what communications you will receive: You may opt-out from Liberty Alliance Public Mail Lists if you do not wish to receive further communications from the Liberty Alliance. We will use reasonable efforts to process any change you make as promptly as possible.

How you can view or update your personal information: To ensure that you have as much control over your personally identifiable information as possible, we allow you to view, update, revise or delete the information you provide by e-mailing us at privacycontact@projectliberty.org. We will use reasonable efforts to process any change you make, or your request for deletion, as promptly as possible.

How we protect information: Liberty Alliance attempts to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information. We have a strict internal security policy that limits access to production systems and personal information only to authorized personnel. Our servers are protected by reasonable physical and electronic security.

Privacy Policy Changes: Due to the constantly changing nature of the Internet, we reserve the right to change, update or modify this policy at any time and will post any new privacy policy here. Minor changes to the policy may occur that will not affect our use of your information. When the privacy policy changes in a way that significantly affects the way we handle your personal information, we will not use the information we have previously gathered without notifying you and offering you a choice concerning any new uses of your information]. We will post privacy policy changes on the Website in a timely manner. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. Use of information that we gather will be subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use.

Contacts: If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at:

privacycontact@projectliberty.org

Last Updated: July 9, 2002