Thank you for visiting AmeriCOM.org. We are committed to respecting your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit our website and our newsletters.
Information stored and collected automatically
AmeriCOM, the American Center for Optics Manufacturing, collects limited information about visits to our website. This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our website and identify performance or problem areas. Authorized individuals may also use this information to help us develop the site, analyze patterns of usage, and to make the site more useful. We do not share or sell visitor data for the purposes of advertising, marketing, or any other commercial purpose. This information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users. The information that is automatically collected and stored concerning your visit includes:
- the name of the domain from which you access the Internet
- the date and time of your visit
- the pages you visit on americom.org
- your internet protocol (IP) address
- the address of the website you came from if it linked you directly to americom.org
- information submitted through the inquiry forms found on our site
When you visit a website, its server may generate a piece of text known as a cookie to place on your device. The cookie, which is unique to your browser, allows the server to remember specific information about your visit while you’re connected.
There are two types of cookies — single session (temporary) and multi-session (persistent). Single session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the session cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your device for longer periods. Both types of cookies create an identifier that is unique to your device.
We use session cookies for technical purposes, such as to allow better navigation through our site. These session cookies are set by software, which may be provided by a contractor acting on AmeriCOM’s behalf and let the server hosting americom.org know that you are continuing a visit to our site.
We use persistent cookies to understand the differences between new and returning visitors to americom.org. Persistent cookies remain on your device between visits to our site until they expire or are removed by the user. We do not use persistent cookies to collect personally identifiable information.
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can edit your browser’s options to stop accepting persistent cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
AmeriCOM.org analyzes our web traffic using Google Analytics, a third-party web measurement and customization technology. Here is how it works: Google Analytics sets one or more cookies on your computer so that it can recognize your computer if you visit the americom.org website in the future. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information.
Google Analytics does not collect personally identifiable information through its cookies. The program does not track individuals and anonymizes the IP addresses of visitors.
A limited number of authorized individuals will have user accounts that will allow them to log in to the Google Analytics dashboard and view or run reports regarding visits to americom.org.
Visitors who choose to disable this web measurement tool will still have full access to americom.org. While the details vary from browser to browser, most modern browsers can be set up to accept, reject, or request user intervention when a site asks to set a cookie.
Information you share with us
Users of this website may utilize inquiry forms available throughout the site. If you choose to send us your personally identifiable information, we will only use that information to respond to your message. AmeriCOM.org never collects information or creates individual profiles for the purposes of advertising, marketing, or any other commercial purpose via our website. When you contact us, any personally identifiable information you provide is voluntary. Please do not include sensitive personally identifiable information or other sensitive information in the content of your email.
Children and privacy
We do not have information specifically for children on our website. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act governs information gathered online from or about children under the age of 13. This site is not intended to solicit or collection information of any kind from children under age 13. If you believe that we have received information from a child under age 13, please contact us here.
Questions about privacy