Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Standards Coordinating Council Web site. We are committed to the privacy of our visitors. We collect no personal information about you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Here is how we handle information about your visit to our Web site.

Cookies: To better serve our visitors, we use technology to track new and returning visitors actions while on the website. These small files are commonly referred to as "cookies." Our cookies do not contain any personally-identifiable information. Our web measurement applications compare the behavior of new and returning visitors in the aggregate to help us identify work flows and trends and also resolve common problems on our site.

Cookies are small files that Web servers place on a user's hard drive. They can serve several functions:

  • they allow the Web site to identify you as a previous visitor each time you access a site;
  • they track what information you view at a site (important to SCC to ensure visitors find what they are looking for);
  • in the more advanced cases they track your movements through many Web sites but not the whole Web; and,
  • they can be used to help a Web site tailor screens for each customer's preference.

If you are concerned about the potential use of the information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. You can remove or block the use of web measurement and customization technologies by changing the setting of your browser to block cookies as described at http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml (link is external).

Information collected and stored automatically: If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store information like the following concerning your visit:

  • The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain);
  • Your IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site;
  • The type  of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date  and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to our Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

Information protection: For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act or other law.

Information that you voluntarily provide: We do not collect personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide it to us. If you provide us with personally identifiable information, for example, by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information and services that you request.

Submitting voluntary information constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the stated purpose. When you click the "Submit" button on any of the Web forms found on our sites, you are indicating your voluntary consent to use of the information you submit for the purpose stated.

How information is used: The information we collect is used for a variety of purposes (e.g., to register you for a conference, to respond to requests for information, and to fill orders).

Retention of Information: We destroy the information we collect when the purpose for which it was provided has been fulfilled unless we are required to keep it longer by statute or official policy.

SCC is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by non-SCC sites that may link to the SCC web site or non-SCC sites hosted on SCC computers (e.g. web sites of professional organizations.

Links to other sites: Our Web site contains links to various other federal agencies and private organizations. Once you link to another site, you are then subject to the privacy policies of the new site. It is always a good idea to read the Privacy Policy of any site you visit.

Your right under the Privacy Act: Information on the Privacy Act can be found on the following web site: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf/FOIA.shtml (link is external).

Accessibility: The Standards Coordinating Council is committed to making its web sites accessible to all SCC customers and staff in accordance with provisions of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998.

If you have difficulty obtaining information from any SCC Web site, please contact info@SCC.org (link sends e-mail) to get the material in another format. You should provide the URL of the Web site referencing that information.

If you have any 508-related questions, comments, or suggestions for improvement, please contact the SCC  Office of the Chief Information Officer by email at info@SCC.org (link sends e-mail).

See SCC  disclaimer.

Plug-ins and File Viewers: The following plug-ins and viewers are free of charge and provide software that enable people to view some of the file types posted on SCC.org. SCC does not endorse any of these products and does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of these outside links. Questions about the particular plug-in or file viewer should be directed to the respective vendor.

Adobe Acrobat
Use Adobe Acrobat (link is external) to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Microsoft Word
Microsoft offers file viewer (link is external) and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS-Word or have another version of MS-Word to open and view MS-Word files.

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft offers file viewer (link is external) and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS-Excel or have another version of MS-Excel to view MS-Excel files.

Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft offers file viewer (link is external) and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS-PowerPoint or have another version of MS-PowerPoint to view MS-PowerPoint files.

WinZip
Zip files are single files, sometimes called "archives", that contain one or more compressed files. Files with this extension (.zip) require WinZip (link is external), to open and extract them.

Created January 05, 2017