Privacy Statement

About Our Website
The International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS), is a private, nonprofit corporation, incorporated in the District of Columbia, United States of America. The privacy statement specified herein applies to all Web pages and websites created by CAETS. 

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
CAETS records the following information automatically for all website visitors: the IP address from which you access the Internet, the date and time, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, the name of the file or the words you searched, and the browser used to access our site.

Some public areas of our site use customized JavaScript code to record this same information in a statistics log.

We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and identify system performance or problem areas. We may also use this information to help us expand the coverage of our website and to make the website more useful.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information useful for the user’s Web interactions. CAETS does not use cookies to store personal data or link non-personal information stored in cookies with personal data about specific individuals. CAETS uses cookies primarily to provide general Web analytics. Some optional or customizable features of our website require that the user’s browser accept a cookie. The cookie information does not include personal data such as name, age, phone number, email address, or mailing address. 

Information You Submit to Message Boards and Other Public Areas
Information submitted to public message boards and other public interactive Web pages is available to the general public. The email address of users who post such information will be available to anyone who browses or uses the message area. CAETS does not control the sending or receiving of email messages as a result of postings to its websites.

Sharing Personal Data with Third Parties
If a user accesses a Web page on the CAETS website to contact CAETS or to log in to gain access to specific areas of the CAETS website, we may ask for contact information such as name, address, and email address. We may store this information and may use it to contact you. Your participation and the provision of such information are entirely voluntary.

CAETS may share personal data that is disclosed on or in response to a subscription Web page with its member academies for internal business purposes and may also disclose personal data if such data is required by law.

Use of Third-Party Services
CAETS may use third-party services to better engage with our visitors or to collect data by means of forms, surveys, subscriptions, or other online data entry mechanisms. We are not responsible for the terms of service or privacy policies of any third-party service providers. 

Technical Feedback
CAETS may request technical information regarding the operation and functioning of our websites from users through surveys. Survey participation is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether to disclose any information. Information requested may include contact information and demographic information. Technical feedback received is used to respond to the user’s question or comment and to improve our websites. Personally identifiable data submitted by the user for this purpose is not used for other purposes.

Our Web pages may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. Websites maintained by third parties may collect information and use it in a way inconsistent with this privacy statement. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our websites and to read carefully the privacy statements of each website they visit.

Changes to this Statement
CAETS reserves the right to change this privacy statement at any time. We will use data in accordance with the privacy statement under which any data has been collected. For questions regarding this policy, use the Contact Form on the CAETS website.