Internet Privacy Policy

This Web site is published and  maintained by Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA),  with offices located at 2135 Point Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123.

FMA is one of the co-sponsors of FABTECH along with the American Welding Society (AWS), SME, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), and the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI).

FMA takes your privacy seriously.  Our policy is clear: we collect no personally identifiable information about  you when you use any FMA website unless you provide that information to us.

What  This Privacy Statement Covers

This Privacy Policy covers our treatment  of information we collect when you use the website, a FMA  website. This Policy does not describe information collection policies on  websites not provided by FMA, including those linked to or from any FMA  website. It also does not cover information you may choose to share with other  users of any FMA website.


If you are younger than 13 you must  get permission from your Mother or Father or legal guardian before you enter  your name or any information about yourself on this Web site. Do not enter your  name, e-mail address, telephone number or any other information that might help  identify you or your family or where you live whether in response to a form, in  a chat room or on a bulletin board.

What  Information is Collected?

FMA does not collect any personally  identifying information about you other than that which you affirmatively  choose to submit to us, such as name, address or e-mail address. Such  information is collected by voluntary means only through the e-mail newsletter subscription  form, E-commerce portion of the site, online databases, itinerary planner,  online publication subscription forms, registration forms, and surveys that  appear from time to time on


Cookies are pieces of information  that a Web site transfers to a visitor’s computer hard drive in order to mark a  visitor and track his or her use of the Web site. Cookies are an industry  standard. They may be used by, and are used by many other major  Web sites.

A cookie itself does not gather any  personally identifying information. They track where you travel on  and what you look at. In doing so, a cookie may enable FMA to relate your use  of the Web site to personally identifying information that has already been  submitted. Cookies allow us to improve our service to you by giving us  information about your use of so that we can provide the  content and services you seek.

Most web browsers can be set to  inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the  opportunity to refuse that cookie. Refusing a cookie will not interfere with  your use of You may occasionally get cookies from our  advertisers. These cookies are sent from third-party computers and are subject to  such third parties’ policies.

How  is the information used?

FMA may use the personally  identifiable information that is collected and cookies to improve our site. We  may also use this information to target advertisements or other content on the  site to products or services that may be of interest to you. In some cases, we  may share this information with other interested parties

Your contact information and cookies  may also be used by FMA’s Web advertising technology software, WebAdverts. The  non-personally identifiable information collected by WebAdverts is used for the  purpose of targeting ads and measuring ad effectiveness on behalf of FMA’s  advertisers and Web publishers for who specifically request it.

Chat  Rooms & Bulletin Boards

If you provide information to a chat  room, bulletin board, or advertiser you should be aware that your information  may then be made available to others.

Right  to Opt Out

At any time that FMA collects  personally identifiable information, you will have an opportunity to “opt  out” of any use or disclosure of it. You may notify us of any changes in  your personal information, or request that such information be removed from our  records by email to Please be aware, however, that  if you choose to have your personally identifiable information removed from our  records, you will no longer be able to receive certain updated information from  FMA, or participate in various functions of the FMA website.

Use  of Aggregated Information

FMA reserves the right to analyze  user behavior as a measure of interest in and use of the FMA  may disclose such analyses to advertisers or other third parties in the form of  aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not  describe or identify any individual user.


If you contact FMA by e-mail, you  should be aware that e-mail transmissions might not be secure. Information you  send by e-mail could be viewed in transit by a third party. FMA will have no  liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts  of third parties during transmission.

FMA’s  Right to Change this Policy

FMA reserves the right to change or  update this Policy, or any policies or practices, at any time without notice to  any users of Any changes or updates will be effective  immediately upon posting to the Web sites. If FMA decides to change the Policy,  we will send you an electronic communication that provides a link to the most  updated version of the Policy. Your continued use of any FMA website will mean  you accept those changes.

Last  Update

This Privacy Policy was last updated  on, and is effective as of, June 1, 2010.

Contact  Information

For More Information Call:  800-432-2832 or E-mail: