SMPTE values your privacy and personal information. We collect data in order to provide better services. It is the policy of SMPTE to collect and store only personal information that is knowingly provided.
There are a number of areas in the SMPTE website where we collect personal information. Where we do, it is in order to serve you better as a member, or is necessary to accomplish the service you are requesting. Examples include membership information (which may include name, address, email, or telephone number), security identifiers, shipping information, and product purchase information stored in online shopping carts. Members' names and member grades are listed in the Online Directory, which lists a legal disclaimer that it not be used for commercial purposes.
Occasionally, SMPTE makes membership information available for special offers from qualified, relevant businesses and organizations, but SMPTE does not share e-mail addresses with any outside parties.
SMPTE sends emails regarding national and local SMPTE events, news, and pertinent information. SMPTE’s local listservs are used by their respective SMPTE Section Officer/s to send email announcements about Local Section events, and can be opted out of.
Credit Card Transactions
Credit Card processing is accomplished using secure processing services. SMPTE uses VeriSign as our e-commerce online transaction terminal. For more information on VeriSign, go to www.verisign.com.
Regardless of the precautions taken by SMPTE, VeriSign, and yourself, the security of information passed across the internet cannot be guaranteed, and so SMPTE cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to this site, and you transmit such information at your own risk.
Use of "Cookies"
Links to Third Parties
This Site contains links to other sites. SMPTE is not responsible for the terms or privacy practices of sites you’re delivered to from the SMTPE Site.
SMPTE cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability.