SHPE's Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (“SHPE”) is dedicated to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information.  This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by SHPE when you use SHPE.org and/or related SHPE sites, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

User-Provided Information:

When registering for our events or conferences, using our Web site, ordering products, and signing up for certain selected services (such as free subscriptions), you may be asked for information about yourself, including but not limited to contact information (such as name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number) or demographic information (such as job title and purchasing responsibilities, company information and professional certification).

If you sign up to become a member of SHPE, you are asked for personal information such as your birthdate, education level, interests, and years of experience. This information is used to better understand our membership and is not disclosed to outside organizations.

For our services that require payment (such as certain events, products and subscriptions), we collect credit card information (such as account name, number and expiration date), which is used for billing purposes only, and is not otherwise shared, except with a reputable third party processing vendor. SHPE uses secure socket layer (SSL) technology when you make purchases or send credit card and login information to SHPE.

We have features through which you may submit information to us (such as our feedback forms). Requests for service, support or information may be forwarded as needed to best respond to a specific request. Under some circumstances, we may retain e-mails and other information sent to us for our internal administrative purposes, and to help us better serve our members and customers.

From time to time we may invite you to provide information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and therefore you have a choice whether to disclose requested contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code or job title). In addition to other uses set forth in this policy, contact information collected in connection with surveys and contests is used to notify the winners and award prizes and may be shared with sponsors of such surveys or contests.

Automatically collected data
Web servers automatically collect information about visitors, and ours does as well. This information includes the date, time, and navigation history of the session, as well as your browser type, and IP address. This information does not contain anything that can identify you personally. Automatically collected data may be used to deliver content specific to your interests and to honor your preferences.

We use "cookies," (a “cookie” is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user). Cookies make it possible for us to reduce the number of times you are required to login or to tailor the Web site to fit your interests. Most Internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to the instructions or help screen of your browser to learn how it handles cookies.

Some of our business affiliates may use cookies on our sites in ads or promotions. We have no access to or control over these business affiliates' cookies, so we urge you to read their privacy policies for information.

How We Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information:

SHPE will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others and will not share it with others except as provided herein. SHPE may share your personally identifiable information with third parties solely for the purpose of providing services to you. If we do this, such third parties' use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of SHPE (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

Your email address is used and may be disclosed when a SHPE user invites another person to try SHPE. When you view an email in your Outlook inbox, we will automatically send that message sender's email address to the API (Application Programming Interface) of partner companies. We do this so that if the sender has an account with these partners, data they have decided to share will be visible to you inside SHPE. The senders' email addresses will be sent to our partners for the sole purpose of improving your experience using the Service and they will not be otherwise used or stored by SHPE or by any of the partners.

As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, SHPE will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce our License, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of SHPE, our users or others.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain SHPE services.

How We Protect Your Information

SHPE uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to SHPE and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, SHPE makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

Compromise of Personal Information

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, SHPE will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information to SHPE, in which case SHPE will not be able to provide the Service to you. You can review and correct the information about you that SHPE keeps on file by contacting us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, SHPE does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register online. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.   No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on SHPEConnect.  [If you are under 13 and are interested in a SHPE Jr. program, your parent or legal guardian must contact SHPE to register by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 323.725.3970 ext. 110.]  In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. Any information obtained by us will not be made available to any other parties outside of SHPE.  If you believe that we might have any online information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Links to Other Web Sites

We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Web site to another Web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other Web site, including those that have a link on our Web site, is subject to that Web site's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.
 
Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our Website page, as determined by SHPE in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or send mail to:

SHPE
13181 Crossroads Parkway North, Suite 450

City of Industry, CA 97416


UPDATES
October 12, 2016 – New Privacy Policy