Privacy Statement


The Operators of, provide it as a public service to our users.

Your privacy is important to us. LVEA goal is to provide you with an online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. This Privacy Policy has been written to describe the conditions under which LVEA is being made available to you. LVEA Privacy Policy discusses, how data obtained during your visit to this web site may be collected and used. We strongly recommend that you read the Privacy Policy. By using LVEA, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms of the Privacy Policy, you are then directed to discontinue accessing or using LVEA or any information or materials obtained from it. If you are dissatisfied with LVEA, you are advised to disconnect from this site and refrain from visiting the site in the future. The process of maintaining the LVEA web site is an evolving one, and the operators may decide at some point in the future, without advance notice, to modify terms of LVEA Privacy Policy. Your use of LVEA, or materials obtained from the web site, indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy at the time of such use. The effective Privacy Policy will be posted on the web site, and you are advised to check upon every visit for changes.

Sites Covered by this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all the Operators-maintained web sites, domains, information portals, and registries.

Children’s Privacy

The Operators are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. LVEA does not target its web site to children.

Links to Non-Operators Web Sites

LVEA may provide links to third-party web sites for the convenience of our users. If you access those links, you will leave the web site. LVEA does not control said third-party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with this Privacy Policy. For example, other web sites may collect or use personal information about you in a manner different from that described in this document. Therefore, you should use other web sites with caution, and you do so at your own risk. LVEA encourages you to review the privacy policy of any web site before submitting personal information. Types of Information We Collect

Non-Personal Information

Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. The Operators may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use LVEA.

Aggregate Information

LVEA may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.

Log Files

Every time you request or download a file from the web site, LVEA may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. LVEA may use this information to analyze trends, administer the web site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.


The LVEA web site may use a feature of your browser to set a "cookie" on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a web site’s computer stores on your computer. LVEA web site can then read the cookies whenever you visit our site. We may use cookies in a number of ways such as to deliver content specific to your interests and to track the pages you’ve visited. These cookies allow us to use the information we collect to customize your experience so that your visit to our site is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible. Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of our web site may not work properly. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. LVEA does not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information.

Web Beacons

The LVEA web site also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our web site and the web sites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows LVEA to statistically monitor how many people are using our web site and selected sponsors’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our web site or those of our sponsors. LVEA does not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information.

Personal Information

Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. LVEA and it partnering agencies only use personal information to provide you with service. On some of LVEA web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, and provide feedback. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.

Creating a user profile

Information you provide on LVEA user applications is used to create a user profile, and some information may be shared with other LVEA representatives and organizations. LVEA expressly prohibits users from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. LVEA members may be automatically added to the LVEA mailing lists if user opts in. By providing us with your personal information on the user application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.

How LVEA Uses Your Information

LVEA may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about the LVEA web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site. The Operators may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of the LVEA users and their collaboration on the LVEA standards and projects. When accessing the LVEA user-only web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by the LVEA in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members. Credit card information may be collected to facilitate service; or if you purchase a product or service from our website, such information will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services requested. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to LVEA may provide support for the financial activities of LVEA. LVEA may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.

Information Sharing

LVEA does not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, LVEA reserves the right to supply any such information to any organization into which LVEA may merge in the future or to which it may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission. LVEA also reserves the right to release personal information to protect our systems or business, when we reasonably believe you to be in violation of our Terms of Use or if we reasonably believe you to have initiated or participated in any illegal activity. In addition, please be aware that in certain circumstances, LVEA may be obligated to release your personal information pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or other orders. LVEA may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of its activities. For example, posting an email to any of the LVEA hosted public mail lists or discussion forums, subscribing to one of our newsletters may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives. Within LVEA, anonymous users are allowed to post content and/or participate in forum discussions. In such a case, since no user name can be associated with such a user, the IP address number of a user is used as an identifier. When posting content or messages to the LVEA site anonymously, your IP address may be revealed to the public. If you are a registered user of the LVEA website or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. LVEA user databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to other of the LVEA users and to the public. Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in LVEA publicly accessible records with the LVEA activities that you join, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-posted attendance and user records of those activities; (ii) documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, (iii) along with message content, in the permanent archives of LVEA e-mail lists, which also may be public. Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of this web site, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these. Given the international scope of the LVEA website, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that your own country’s privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an adequate level of protection for such information. If you are unsure whether this Privacy Policy is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information. If you are located within the European Union, you should note that your information will be transferred to the United States, which is deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. Nevertheless, in accordance with local laws implementing European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 (“EU Privacy Directive”) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, individuals located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to its transfer to and/or storage in the United States of America. If you do not want your personal information collected and used by LVEA, please do not visit the LVEA web site or apply for user membership of any of the LVEA websites or email lists.

Access to and Accuracy of User Information

LVEA is committed to keeping the personal information of our users accurate and private. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. We may provide users with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of the LVEA web site may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.

Information Sharing


LVEA makes every effort to protect personal information by users of the web site, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name and email address will be visible to other LVEA members and to the public. LVEA assumes no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when use access this web site and provide personal information.

Opting Out

If you opt in from time to time the LVEA may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements. If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.