Privacy Policy

 

As a charitable service-based non-profit organization (NPO) educating and connecting the High Performance Computing (HPC) user community to state of art technology for the purpose of Optimizing business processes and workforce advancement. Our technology focus includes AI, Cloud Computing, Data Science, Deep learning, Machine learning and visualization utilized in applications ranging from Manufacturing and Engineering, Financial services, Life Sciences, Energy, Academia and Government.

Your privacy is important to us, and we are providing this Privacy Policy to explain our policies regarding personal information that may be provided by visitors to our website. The “Personally Identifiable Information” in this policy refers to information or a combination of information that you provide to us through the use of www.hpcsociety.org (“Website”) that can be used to uniquely identify you. The Society of High Performance Computing Professionals (“SHPCP ”) may collect, use and disclose Personally Identifiable Information about you; however, SHPCP will not sell any Personally Identifiable Information about you to outside parties without permission.

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is January 1, 2019. SHPCP reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If SHPCP modifies or amends this Privacy Policy, material changes will be conspicuously posted on this Website. Changes will be effective immediately upon their posting to this Website. By accessing or using this Website after such changes are posted, you agree and consent to all such changes. Our Privacy Policy is described in more detail below:

Collection and Use of Information

SHPCP may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind, including Personally Identifiable Information, subject to applicable laws. This includes both information that you share with us, as well as other information collected, for example through Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and the use of “cookies,” which may be placed on your computer when you access the Website. (See the “Cookies” Section Below).

SHPCP may collect Personally Identifiable Information about you (for example, requesting a combination of your name, telephone number, e-mail address, mailing address, or related information) in order to provide you with services and for other purposes, in order to communicate with you and to send you information and materials. SHPCP may also disclose and share Personally Identifiable Information about you with third parties for other purposes. However, SHPCP will not sell any Personally Identifiable Information about you to any outside parties. SHPCP may also send you e-mails and other information that may be of interest to you from SHPCP or other third parties.

SHPCP maintains full rights to any information collected on this Website, and may freely collect, use and disclose such information, unless otherwise prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law. In the event of a merger of SHPCP, dissolution, or other disposition by SHPCP of substantially all of its assets, any Personally Identifiable Information or other information owned by SHPCP may be transferred to the SHPCP successor, who will comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Cookies

SHPCP may use cookies to track the use of our Website, and to facilitate and enhance your experience on our Website. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies enable us to facilitate access to different aspects of your account across our Website. For example, by showing when and how you and other users visit our Website, cookies help us to see which pages of the Website are popular and which are not. This helps us improve our Website, because we can eliminate pages that are unpopular, and update and improve those pages that are visited frequently. It can also help us to improve your enjoyment of the Website, for example, by remembering your address or ordering information when you request information or services on the Website.

If you select the option for this Website to remember your username and password, a cookie file will be stored on your hard drive after you log in. This allows us to re-populate your username and password on our login form, saving you the trouble of remembering it. You can choose to de-select this option at any time, which will delete the cookie file after you log in. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your Web browser to not accept cookies.

Requests for Access to Your Information, or Corrections to Errors or Changes in This Information

If you wish to have access to Personally Identifiable Information about you in our records, please contact us with your request. You may also request that we update Personally Identifiable Information about you, or request corrections of any factual errors that you believe may exist regarding this information.

Security

To prevent unauthorized access, we have put in place procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

Privacy Practices of Third Party Websites

This Website may contain links to other websites. SHPCP is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party websites, including websites of any sponsors or linked websites, or for the privacy policies or practices of any other third parties. To the extent that you disclose Personally Identifiable Information to any sponsors’ websites, linked websites or other third parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of any Personally Identifiable Information you disclose to them, and we encourage you to review their privacy policies before disclosing Personally Identifiable Information to them.

Children

This Website is not directed toward children under thirteen years old, and SHPCP does not knowingly collect or use information from children under the age of thirteen through this Website without first obtaining parental permission.

Agreement to Terms

By your use of this Website, you hereby agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection and use of information as discussed in this Privacy Policy. SHPCP reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.

By your use of this Website, you also hereby agree to the Terms of Use of the Website, which are incorporated into this Privacy Policy by reference.