Sitewide Privacy Statement

Photonic Internet Lab. (PIL) and iPOP Committee respect your privacy and is committed to protect the personal information that you share with us. Generally, you can browse through our website without giving us any information about yourself. When we do need your personal information to provide services that you request or when you choose to provide us with your personal information, this policy describes how we collect and use your personal information.

Information Collection

Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, email address, a home, postal or other physical address, other contact information, title, birth date, gender, occupation, industry, personal interests, other information when needed to provide a service you requested.

When you browse our website, you do so anonymously, unless you have previously indicated that you wish PIL and iPOP Committee to remember your login and password. We do not automatically collect personal information, including your email address. Your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) may be logged only for network security purposes, and is not used for any other purpose. We do not use "cookies" to collect information about how you use the site.

PIL and iPOP Committee collect personal information only when you send us a query for information, ask to be included in an email or other mailing list, participate in an online survey, or register for an event organized by PIL and iPOP Committee.


When personal information is collected, we will inform you at the point of collection the purpose for the collection. PIL and iPOP Committee will not transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent. If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we may only transfer that information within PIL and iPOP Committee or to PIL's third party service providers with your permission.

We will always give you the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving direct marketing or market research information. In some cases, when applicable, we will provide you with the opportunity to "opt in." This means we will require your affirmative action to indicate your consent before we use your information for purposes other than the purpose for which it was submitted.

How We Use Information Collected

PIL and iPOP Committee use information for several general purposes: to fulfill your requests for certain services, to keep you up to date on the latest PIL service and event announcements or other information we think you'd like to hear about either from us or from our business partners, and to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. We may also use your information to send you, or to have our business partners send you, direct marketing information or contact you for market research.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Your personal information is never shared outside PIL and iPOP Committee without your permission. Inside PIL and iPOP Committee, data is stored in controlled servers with limited access.

Data Security

Your PIL account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. PIL safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. In certain areas of our websites, PIL uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to enhance the security of data transmissions. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us, and so we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser.

Third Party Sites

PIL's website may contain links to other sites. PIL does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices.