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The Herrick Technology Laboratories (HTL) has created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information.

What information does HTL collect?

Most data we collect is used only to help us better serve our members and visitors. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by a special announcement on our website.

General Users

HTL does not collect any personal information from users browsing our website. Only aggregate data, such as the number of hits per page is collected. Aggregate data is only used for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.

Disclosures to Third Parties

On occasion, HTL may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services accessible through our website. This limited data may include names, job titles, companies and business addresses, but does not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers or email addresses. Users may request HTL refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, conference registration form or any other form on which they are providing information. An opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact HTL at or by calling (301) 972-2037 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared. If you believe you have received unwanted or unsolicited email sent via this system or purporting to be sent via this system, please forward a copy of that email with your comments to

Consent to Use Personal Information

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 and Data Protection Amendment Act 2003 (as applicable), HTL or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this website. HTL may send such data anywhere for processing. When registering for the website, User order allows HTL (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the User unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions and solicitations.

How does HTL use cookies?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a User's hard drive for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). HTL uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a "per-session" cookie, but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members' interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What privacy issues arise with links to other sites?

This website contains links to other web sites. HTL has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What means of redress are available?

If any User suspects HTL has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing to or by calling (301) 972-2037. The Herrick Technology Laboratories (HTL) has created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information.