Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) site, ("we" or "us")
is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We've
structured our web site so that, in general, you can visit SDI
site on the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any
Our privacy and public records obligations are governed solely
by applicable Virginia statutes, including, but not limited to,
the Virginia Privacy Protection Act of 1976, the Virginia Freedom
of Information Act, and by any applicable U.S. federal laws.
This notice applies to all information collected by or submitted
to official SDI web sites (signified by the address
"sdi.odu.edu"). The following information explains the
adopted for its official web site. In legal terms, it shall not
be construed as a contractual promise, and the SDI site reserves
the right to amend it at any time without notice. The following
information is therefore general, and we encourage you to read to
ensure that you understand precisely the applicable privacy policies
The "SDI" name is built on the trust of its members, and we hope
that our commitment to online privacy will inspire the same trust
in you while you are visiting SDI site. We have adopted a set
of information management guidelines that serve as the basis for
our member relationships. These guidelines have been developed with
the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving.
Accordingly, guidelines are subject to change. Any such changes
understand how your personal information will be treated as you
use SDI site.
The Information We Collect
Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information
(any information by which you can be identified), you can be
assured that it will only be used to support your membership
relationship with SDI. We do *not* and will *not* sell or give
any data to any other organization, agency or company, period.
Any information that you give us is held with the utmost care
and will not be used other than as described in this privacy
policy. We collect personal information from you on SDI
site only when it is specifically and knowingly provided by you.
This statement regarding the privacy of the personally
identifiable information you provide online covers the five
foundation principles of fair information: Awareness, Choice,
Accuracy & Access, Security, and Oversight.
SDI site provides this Online Privacy Statement to make
you can make about the way your information is collected and
used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available
on our homepage and from the bottom of every SDI site's
Registration on SDI is strictly voluntary. To register
on SDI, you must provide minimum information that we
can reach you --your name, [company], address,
and e-mail address. This information is required in
the registration process at SDI site, but we recognize
that this is your personal information and we do not
give it out to third parties.
At any time you may later review
or update the personal information we have collected
online from you by logging on with your user name and
password and then going to the "update user profile".
SDI site logs IP addresses, or the location of your
computer on the Internet, for systems administration
and troubleshooting purposes. We do not use IP address
logs to track your session or your behavior on our
site. Your IP address is not linked to any personally
Our Commitment To Data Security
SDI site is committed to ensuring the security of
your information. To prevent unauthorized access,
maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use
of information, we have put in place appropriate
physical, electronic, and managerial procedures
to safeguard and secure the information we collect
online, consistent with the policies of the SDI
site and with the laws and regulations of the
Commonwealth of Virginia.
SDI site has security measures in place to help
protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the
information under our control. Once your information
is received, it is stored on a secure server and
access to your data is restricted to you and
authorized administration group personnel.
all member information is protected with multiple
security checks. Each member of the SDI site
administration group is granted access to the
member data to the functionality necessary for
each person's job.
Our administration group orientation program
includes a discussion of data integrity and
network security. Administration group members
are informed of our security policies and their
access to applications and data on our network.
The Internet is a constantly evolving environment
and we continuously add new content and
functionality to SDI site. As such, we conduct
reviews of our privacy and security policies and
procedures regularly when changes are made to our
site, when content is added and when new
applications are implemented.
If you still do not feel comfortable about leaving
your personal information on our secured Web site,
please contact our
administration group and we'll be happy
to assist you with your specific need.
We may provide links to third party web sites as a
service to our users. Please be aware that we cannot
control and are not responsible for the information
collection practices of such web sites, which may
differ from those of SDI site. We will never provide
personal information from a user to a third party without
your explicit consent. We encourage you to review and
understand the privacy policies on these Web sites
before providing any information to them.
SDI site strives to keep your personally identifiable
information accurate. We will provide you with access
to your information, including making every effort to
provide you with online access to your registration data
so that you may view, update or correct your information
at the SDI site where it was submitted. To protect your
privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps
to verify your identity before granting you access or
enabling you to make corrections. To access your personally
identifiable information, return to the web page where you
originally entered it and follow the instructions on that web page.
How You Can Access or Correct Your
You can make changes to your personal information at
any time by clicking on " update user profile" on SDI
site or by e-mailing us at
At any time you can also review your personal information
by clicking on " Your Profile " as well.
How To Contact Us/Ask Questions
Protecting your privacy is one of our highest priorities.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these
privacy policies and practices, please e-mail us at
<email@example.com>, or write to us at
Sustainable Development Institute (SDI)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kaufman Hall Room 135
Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0241 USA
Telephone) (757) 683-3753
Fax) (757) 683-5354
e-mail) Dr. Mujde Erten-Unal, Director
Upon your request, SDI site will:
To request a correction or cancellation, please send e-mail to
- Remove you and your personal information, from
our database, thereby canceling your membership
- Correct personal information that you state is erroneous.
post these changes on this page so that you are always
aware of what information we collect, how we use it
and under what circumstances we disclose it. Regardless
of later updates, we will never use the information you
submit under this current policy in a new way without
first providing you an opportunity to opt out or
otherwise prevent that use.
Thank you for using SDI site.