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Except as noted, the information below applies to official Institute of Textile Technology web sites, which are defined as the official web pages of Institute departments, programs and other units. You may also find within the Institute of Textile Technology domain -- signified by the address "" -- web sites over which the Institute has no editorial responsibility or control. Such sites include but are not limited to the web pages of individual faculty members or students. Although the Institute encourages compliance with all Institute policies and practices at such web sites, the Institute serves only as a neutral provider of Internet-related services to them. The Institute recommends that you seek information from the persons responsible for those sites directly to ensure that you know under what policies and practices they operate.

Copyright/Disclaimer Statement

All text, images, logos and information contained on the official Institute of Textile Technology web sites are the intellectual property of ITT unless otherwise registered and are protected under the U.S. Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 101-810. Copyright gives the owner exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, or license a given work. Whether or not a web site includes a statement about copyright, the US copyright act provides protection for such works, and they may not be used or reproduced without permission.

It is the responsibility of all parties storing materials on web sites with an ITT domain addresse to ensure that such material does not violate other parties' proprietary rights and does not otherwise violate law or applicable Institute policy. ITT reserves the right to delete or make inaccessible files that contain material that is in violation of law or of applicable ITT policy. ITT is not responsible for any errors in the material provided on the web and shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of any material found on the official ITT web site or on any other sites with ITT domain addresses.

The design, pictures, and logos used on web sites directly managed by the Institute webmaster may not be copied and used or posted by any other person or entity.

Questions may be directed to the Institute's Webmaster.

Links to Other Sites

Provision of links from the official ITT web site to sites located outside of the ITT domain does not imply endorsement or credibility of the service, information, or product offered through the linked sites.

Privacy Notice

Individuals' privacy is important to ITT. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information policy and practices. 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.

Notice About The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected by or submitted to official ITT web sites (see the definition above). The following information explains the Internet privacy policy and practices that the Institute has adopted for its official web sites In legal terms, it shall not be construed as a contractual promise, and the Institute reserves the right to amend it at any time without notice.

When you access our web pages, the client information and the essential and nonessential technical information listed below is automatically collected - we refer to those categories collectively as "access" information. No other information is collected through our official web sites except when you deliberately decide to send it to us (for example, by clicking on a link to send us an e-mail). The information you might choose to send us is listed below as "optional information."

Automatically Collected Access Information

  • Client information: the Internet domain and Internet address of the computer you are using.
  • Essential technical information: identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system you are using; and the date and time of access.
  • Nonessential technical information: the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our web site, and the "cookie information" described below.

Optional information:

when you send us an e-mail:
  • your name, e-mail address, and the content of your e-mail
when you complete online forms:
  • all the data you choose to fill in or confirm, including credit or debit card information if you are ordering a product or making a payment

The Way We Use Information

Client information is used to route the requested web page to your computer for viewing. In theory, the requested web page and the routing information could be discerned by other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to you. We do not control the privacy practices of those entities. Essential and nonessential technical information helps us respond to your request in an appropriate format [or in a personalized manner] and helps us plan web site improvements. Optional information enables us to provide services or information tailored more specifically to your needs or to forward your message or inquiry to another entity that is better able to do so, and also allows us to plan web site improvements.

We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our web site or for our own research purposes. For example, we may report that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our web site, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

We may keep client information from our systems indefinitely after the web page is transmitted, but we do not try to obtain any information to link it to the individuals who browse our web site. However, on rare occasions when a "hacker" attempts to breach computer security, logs of access information are retained to permit a security investigation and in such cases may be forwarded together with any other relevant information in our possession to law enforcement agencies.

Under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, any records in our possession at the time of a Freedom of Information Request might be subject to being inspected by or disclosed to members of the public for any purpose they may desire. As indicated above, client information may be retained after transmission of the requested web page and might be available for inspection.

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order or request only to complete that order or request. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request. Similarly, we use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order or request only to complete that order or request. Again, we do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request.

We generally use return e-mail addresses only to answer the e-mail we receive. Such addresses are generally not used for any other purpose and by Institute policy are not shared with outside parties.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without a clear notice on the particular site and without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Use of Cookies

Some official Institute web pages use "cookies." Often a cookie enables the Institute web page to tailor what you see according to the way you entered the site (i.e., if you entered by pushing a button identifying yourself as a student, your subsequent views of information might be tailored for student audiences). For this kind of cookie, the information stored in that cookie might include the following (formatted for legibility):

Path: /

Providing Information is Your Choice

There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our web site. Failure of your browser to provide certain technical information will not prevent your use of our web site but may prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested at the web site, failure to provide the requested information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the web page may not be available to you.

Our Commitment To Data Security

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 Institute and with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies and practices, please send us an e-mail at or use our contact form.

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