Privacy Policy

At International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) we understand that privacy is important. This page outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information.

Payment Information
IPTC collects payment information (such as a credit card number) for the purpose of completing transactions. IPTC does not store your credit card information beyond completion of the transaction, nor do we disclose credit card or other financial information to any other individual or organization.

IP Addresses
IPTC automatically records the Internet address of the computer accessing as well as the time and date of access. This information does not identify you personally, nor does it contain your name or email address. IPTC uses this information solely for the purpose of diagnosing problems with the IPTC server and to administer the website.

This policy details how International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) uses cookies. The terms of our Cookie Policy apply to IPTC users and to the public who interact with us online.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on a user’s computer. IPTC uses cookies to help identify you and your preferences when you return to to deliver content that is specific to your interests and to keep track of your preferences. Cookies are not programs and are not known to be damaging to your computer. The cookies set by IPTC do personally identify* you; however, they simply permit IPTC’s web site to know what your preferences are. They also provide us with anonymous aggregated information so that we can make sure our website is easy to navigate, identify the areas of interest to visitors and generally improve the website and our services. Cookies set on any website are only visible to that website and not to any other websites you may visit.

When are cookies created?
Writing data to a cookie is usually done when a new webpage is loaded. When your browser accesses the site, IPTC’s server checks your browser settings to see if it is permissible to store this identification information on your computer.

How long does a cookie last?
Most cookies used by IPTC are temporary; that is, they remain only for the duration of your session on the IPTC website. IPTC does write some cookies that remain after you end your session, such as items loaded into your shopping cart. This is designed to assist members whose session is interrupted before they can complete their purchase.

Here is a list of the common cookies we may use and what we use them for.

Cookie Use

Cookie Purpose

Possible Cookie Names


These cookies are essential for the running of our websites and authenticating the user. For example, login information is stored in a cookie so the user can enter and leave the website without having to re-enter the same authentication information over and over.



Functional cookies are used to remember user preferences on our websites and provide enhanced personal features.


Analytical Performance

We use these types of cookies to monitor our websites performance and how their users may use it. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a user. The information collects is aggregated and therefore, anonymous. This can be anything from IP address, what browser is being used, and what webpages were visited.




This blog platform hosts information for some programs and publications. These cookies are used to verify users who log in.



Third party cookies
When you visit our website, you may notice some cookies that aren't related to IPTC. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content from a third-party, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Manage your cookies
When you accessed this website, our cookies were sent to your web browser and stored on your computer. If you wish to remove them, most browsers have an optional setting to deny [or remove] "cookies." If you use this setting, however, you may not be able to use IPTC’s site to its fullest capability, and you may lose the benefit of many special features provided via

Each browser offers different ways to configure your cookie settings, but you can remove any cookie that has been created in the cookie folder of your browser. You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly or at all.

In order to manage your cookies, please select your browser from the list below and follow the instructions:

Mobile devices:

If your browser is not listed, click on your internet browsers Tools or Preferences menu. Then select the Privacy, Options or Security tab. Please view your internet browsers documentation or online help files for more information.

Last Updated:  September 2015


Certain pages on may contain links to other web sites. IPTC is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such linked sites.

Secure Transactions
IPTC uses industry-standard measures to protect your submission of credit card information to IPTC uses a secure server and encrypted data transmission using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Technology. SSL Technology encrypts the transmitted information to make it very difficult for anyone other than IPTC to decode the information. IPTC's implementation of SSL is authenticated by VeriSign.
You can verify that you are in a secure-transmission portion of IPTC's website in one of two ways:

  • Look for an unbroken key symbol or lock symbol at the bottom status bar of your browser. This shows that you are in a secured mode.
  • Look at the URL address in your browser window. When in secured mode, the address changes from http to "https."

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