Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in participating in America Makes Crisis Production Response Platform (AMCPR), and visiting and registering through the AMCPR Platform (“Site”), located at: www.amcrisisresponse.us

Through this Site, America Makes, a program of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (“NCDMM”) in collaboration with NCDMM’s partners, and certain regulatory bodies is offering AMCPR in order to aid in crisis response as it relates to Advanced [AR1] Manufacturing.  We recognize the importance of privacy concerns especially in the Internet environment and have adopted this Privacy Policy for this Site. “NCDMM” and “America Makes” are also referred to as “we,” “us” or “our” in this Privacy Policy.

The Site is made available by America Makes to the public as a platform to aid the communication between the manufacturing community, design community, and those who may wish to engage the services or ideas from those communities.  This Privacy Policy governs your use of the Site. Please carefully read this Privacy Policy before using the Site. By accessing and using the Site, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Information Submitted by Users

In the areas of the Site where we collect personally identifiable information (PII) from users, we may explain within those areas the general purposes for collecting the information and will use the information to carry out such purposes and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. PII includes, for example, an individual’s name, home address, email address, telephone number, credit card information, or any other information that can be used to identify or contact an individual, whether online or offline. For the purposes of AMCPR, we collect the following information from you, which includes certain PII*:

  • Your First and Last Name*
  • Organization with whom you may/are affiliated or represent
  • Email address*
  • Username/password for the Site
  • Whether or not you are an America Makes member

We do not sell or exchange email addresses with third parties for their own purposes. Please understand that if you choose to not receive promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us, and in any case, related to your interaction within the Site.   Also, a request to have us stop sharing your PII with other entities for marketing purposes will only apply as of the date of your request, and we will not be responsible for any communications that you may receive from entities that received your PII prior to such request. In these cases, please contact that entity directly. America Makes does not collect PII from users who we know are under 13 without the verified consent of a parent or guardian.

Information Collected Automatically

We also collect information by various technical means, without your submitting any information, to help us understand the usage of the Site (such as the number of visitors to the Site and the most popular pages) and to enhance the user experience (such as whether you have a high or low bandwidth connection to the Internet). The information collected in this way is generally not PII. We also collect data automatically through “cookies,” “web beacons,” and “web logs” which are commonly used on the Internet. A “cookie” is a piece of information that a web site transfers to a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. As a user moves from page to page at our Site, a cookie is used to tell us that it is the same user. We also may use a cookie to keep track of your selections. You may set your Internet browser to accept or not accept cookies and you may delete any cookies that you have received. However, should you decide to disable any cookies we place on your computer, you may not be able to use certain services or features on the Site. A “web beacon” is a one-pixel image (which may be visible or transparent), which may be embedded on a web page or email message, and which may also provide us with information about usage of that page or email message. We also maintain web logs that record basic information about visitors to our Site such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address for their computers and the type of browser and operating system they use. An IP address is a number designated for your computer by your Internet service provider to provide access to the Internet. We may use your IP address to gather aggregate information on the use of the Site, but we will only be able to identify you individually if we link the IP address to you as a particular user.

Additional Uses and Disclosure of Information

We may use third parties to help operate our Site and deliver services.  We may also share the information we collect with them or they may have access to such information through the nature of the services they provide, to use on our behalf, in order to help us operate our Site and deliver our services. We may disclose and use the information we collect in connection with investigations of illegal or unauthorized activity or in response to requests by law enforcement agencies as well as government and other authorities. We may disclose information to protect our rights or property or other users of the Site. We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Site and emails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.

Security

America Makes will endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive information collected on the Site. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. In some areas of the Site, you may establish access through a username and a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your password. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your PII in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you by email. You consent to our use of email as a means of such notification.

Links From This Site to Third Party Sites:

When you are on the Site, you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other sites, including sites operated by subsidiaries or affiliates of America Makes or by unaffiliated third parties. When you link to such third-party sites, you become subject to their terms of use and privacy policies rather than ours. You should review these third-party sites’ privacy policies regarding any personally identifiable information that they may collect about you at their sites. America Makes does not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third-party sites and your use of such sites is at your own risk.[AR2] 

NO WARRANTIES:

The information posted on the Site is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind. We expressly disclaim any and all warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement. In no event will we be liable in any way with regard to your use of such information.

WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THIS SITE BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. YOU, AND NOT US, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MITIGATION OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.

Changes to Privacy Policy:

Whenever this Privacy Policy for our Site changes, we will post the changes to the Site, and such changes will be effective immediately upon posting. If you do not agree to the changes, please do not continue to use the Site. Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our Site or sending you an email if we have your email address. This Site is operated by NCDMM, in its capacity as America Makes, located at 486 Cornell Road, Blairsville, PA 15717. We may be reached via email at joe.veranese@americamakes.us.