SIM Privacy Statement

SIM has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for SIM.

Information Collected

SIM gathers three types of information about users:
  • Data that users provide through site password registration. Access to SIM member only areas is a privilege of membership. The password registration form requires that users give us contact information (like name and e-mail address). We may use this contact information to send you information about SIM news and events. This contact information may also be used to contact you directly, if necessary.
  • Aggregated tracking data provided by server logs. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information and to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Our server logs may also collect information about the URL which referred you to SIM as well as which pages receive the most traffic. This information helps us offer personalized information to users and to better tailor our future content to users' needs.
  • Order forms and registration forms. Our site uses forms so that customers can register for SIM events and order SIM products. We collect site visitors' personal contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number). Contact information is used for administrative purposes such as order fulfillment. Users who register for a SIM event or order SIM products may receive notification of other upcoming events or sales promotions that may be of interest. Financial information collected is used only to bill the user for products and services ordered.
 This website takes precaution to protect users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline. When our forms ask users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or Social Security number), the information is encrypted and is protected with sophisticated encryption software - SSL. SSL Encryption is a method by which information transmitted across the Internet is scrambled to the point where it's virtually indecipherable by anyone who should intercept the data before it reaches its destination. Web pages where SSL encryption is activated are typically identified by a lock or key symbol displayed somewhere in your browser. Refer to your browser's documentation for the specific symbol and location. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user information offline.

Information Provided to Third Parties
SIM may provide demographic and site usage information to trusted third parties such as site advertisers. Mailing addresses may be provided to certain third parties for one time usage via a bonded mail house, on a case by case basis. No email addresses or financial transaction data will be shared with third parties.

Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other Web sites. Linked sites are not under the control of and SIM is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. SIM is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites or organizations. SIM provides links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by SIM of the company, products, or services offered by that site or organization. If you feel that information found via a link from SIM is offensive or counter-productive to SIM's mission or values, please contact the webmaster with your concern. Include the full link and the page on the SIM site where the link is listed.

Public Forums
SIM makes discussion forums available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. Participation in the discussion forums is contingent upon your agreement to the Code of Conduct for those areas.

Change Personal Information

SIM users with password authorization can change their password and other personal information by clicking on "Update My Profile" on their MySIM homepage.

Contacting SIM Headquarters

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of SIM, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact:
SIM Headquarters
1120 Route 73, Ste 200 
Mount Laurel, NJ 05054-5113