Privacy Policy

 The Can Manufacturers Institute is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our users. This notice (“Privacy Policy”) explains our policies and practices for handling information collected on the website and any other website or online service that we operate and that links to this Privacy Policy (the “Services”).

What Information We Collect We may collect the following kinds of information when you use the Services:

Information you provide directly to us. When you create an account, contact us with questions, complete a survey or poll, or use other features of the Services, we may ask you to provide information directly to us, including:

·       Contact information, such as full name, email or postal address, telephone or mobile number, and fax number;

·       Your username and password;

·       [Demographic information, such as your age or date of birth, gender, city, state or zip code]; and

·       Correspondence you send to us.

Information we collect automatically. We may collect certain information automatically when you use our Services, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address and other device identifiers that are automatically assigned to your computer or device when you access the Internet, browser type, operating system, Internet service provider, pages that you visit before and after using the Services, the date and time of your visit, information about the links you click and pages you view within the Services, search terms, and other standard server log information. 

We may use cookies, pixel tags, [Local Storage Objects,] and similar technologies to automatically collect this information.  Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer’s web browser.  Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs,” that can recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and similar information from your computer or device.  [Local Shared Objects (sometimes referred to as “Flash Cookies”) are similar to standard cookies except that they can be larger and are downloaded to a computer or mobile device by the Adobe Flash media player.]  By using the Services, you consent to our use of cookies, pixel tags, [Local Storage Objects,] and similar technologies.

Information we obtain from other sources. We may receive information about you from third-party services and other sources.  For example, if you access third-party services, such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, through the Services to share information about your experience on the Services with others, we may collect information from these third-party services.

How We Use Information We may use the information we collect online to fulfill your requests for products, programs and services; to respond to your inquiries; to analyze and understand the use of our Services; to provide you promotional materials and other information about our products, programs, and services; [to customize content and advertising you see when you use the Services and other third-party sites and services]; to prevent or respond to potentially prohibited or illegal activities; and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

Disclosure of Information

We are committed to maintaining your trust and protecting your privacy.  We only share your information in the following circumstances:

Authorized third-party service providers. We share information with third-party service providers who provide services or functions on our behalf, such as marketing, managing surveys or promotions, performing business analytics, [deploying email and other communications, and conducting data processing].

Our members.  We may share information with members of the Can Manufacturers Institute, who may use the information pursuant to their own privacy policies.

Legal purposes. We may share information to respond to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims, and government inquiries; to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; and to protect and defend the rights, interests, property, safety, or security of the Can Manufacturers Institute, our members, our users, or others.

Business transactions.  We may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

With your consent.   We may share information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or pursuant to your consent. 

If you access third-party services, such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, through the Services to share information about your experience on the Services with others, these third-party services may be able to collect information about you, and they may notify your connections on the third-party services about your use of the Services, in accordance with their own privacy policies.

If you choose to engage in public activities on the Services, any information you share there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these areas.  We are not responsible for the information you choose to disclose in these public areas or for the actions of other users who access these public areas.

Your Choices You can choose not to provide information directly to us, although this could result in some of the functionality of the Services no longer being available to you.  If you would like to access and update personal information you provide to us directly, you may contact us at [the email or postal address provided below]. You also will be given an opportunity to opt out of commercial messages from us in any such message we send.

You may be able to refuse or disable cookies by adjusting your web browser settings.  Because each web browser is different, please consult the instructions provided by your web browser (typically in the “help” section).  Please note that you may need to take additional steps to refuse or disable some technologies, such as Local Shared Objects.  For example, Local Shared Objects can be controlled through the instructions on Adobe’s Setting Manager page.  If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete these technologies, some of the functionality of the Services may no longer be available to you.

How We Protect Information We want you to feel confident about how we protect information collected through our site. While no data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, we have implemented reasonable measures to help protect information from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Children's Privacy The Services are not directed towards children and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children.  If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child, we either delete that information or obtain parental consent in accordance with applicable laws.

Third-Party Links, Content, and Cookies Some of the Services may contain third-party links or content maintained by third parties that we do not control.  We may allow third parties to place and read their own cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies on the Services.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties, and we recommend that you read their privacy policies.

California Residents

Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the user communicates.  Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them.  Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, we currently do not take action in response to these signals.  If and when a final standard is established and accepted, we will reassess how to respond to these signals.

Users Outside the United States

The Services are designed for and targeted to a U.S. audience and are governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S. and this Privacy Policy. By using the Services, you consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information in and to the United States and other countries and territories that may not offer the same level of privacy protections as your resident jurisdiction.  

Changes To This Privacy Policy  We may update this Privacy Policy in the future. When we update the Privacy Policy, we will revise the effective date below.  We recommend that you review the Privacy Policy each time you visit the Services to stay informed of our privacy practices.

How You Can Contact Us  If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20036 T. 202/232-4677  F. 202/232-5756

This privacy policy is effective as of November 10, 2013.