The IPEC Federation respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. THE IPEC Federation strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the following policy has been implemented.


What Information Does THE IPEC FEDERATION Collect?

Most data the IPEC Federation collects is used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide.


From General Users. THE IPEC FEDERATION does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.


From THE IPEC FEDERATION's Members, To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. The Federation may ask users to provide their name, organization name, business phone, and e-mail.  Additionally, for some e-mails sent in HTML format by the Federation to its members through its listservs and electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, the Federation will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user's "click," tracking URL number and destination page. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.