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By using this web site users agree that they have read, understand, and will abide by the following notices and terms. Any questions regarding these terms and conditions should be directed to legal@omg.org

 

OMG IPR POLICY

The OMG IPR Policy document, as amended and adopted by the Board of Directors at the September 2012 Board meeting, can be found here.

 

OMG ANTITRUST POLICY

The OMG Antitrust Policy document, as amended and adopted by the Board of Directors at the September 2016 Board meeting, can be found here.

 

OMG TRADEMARKS, LOGOS, AND COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL - REQUESTS FOR USE

OMG’s trademarks are some of its most important business assets. OMG has established, and enforces, the “OMG Trademark Usage Guidelines” covering the use and reproduction of OMG trademarks and copyrights. OMG Members and others with permission may use OMG' s trademarks as strictly provided for and in accordance with the Guidelines. Use of OMG trademarks and copyrightable subject matter other than as provided for under these Guidelines is a violation of OMG's rights and is strictly prohibited.

Anyone (including OMG Members) interested in using OMG trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material (specifications, e.g.)  for appropriate marketing and educational purposes should submit the “Request to Use OMG Trademarks and Copyrighted Material”.

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COPYRIGHT

This site and its contents are Copyright Object Management Group, Inc., 109 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494 U.S.A. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, users may make a single copy of the contents, in whole or in part, of this web site strictly for personal, non-commercial use. In the event that all or part of this site is downloaded for personal use, users shall maintain all proprietary notices including copyright notices on that appear on or in connection with that content. Other than creating a single copy of contents for personal use as described herein, users may not copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, download, display, post or transmit in any form or by any means, including but not limited to electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or other means, any content found or linked to the OMG web site without the prior express written permission of OMG. Any unauthorized use of any content contained on the OMG web site may violate the copyright laws, trademark laws, laws relating to publicity and privacy, and other regulations and statutes in the U.S. and other countries.

OMG respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your copyrighted work appears on our web site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send a written notice containing the following information:

  • The location or URL of where on our website the material you believe is infringing can be found;
  • Description of what is being infringed;
  • Your contact information;
  • A statement by you, of your good faith belief that the material is infringing and its use is not authorized;
  • A statement by you, made under the penalty of perjury, that the information you provided is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Please send your notice to Juergen Boldt, VP Member Services at juergen@omg.org.

Copyright Permission

Occasionally a member or partner wishes to include informational segments from OMG documents into presentations or product-specific technical literature. Requests to do so must be submitted to trademarks@omg.org  in writing with an explanation of usage intent and must be approved in writing by the OMG. You will be required to credit the appropriate OMG document in your materials and provide notice of copyright ownership.

OMG normally requires the use of entire chapters or segments from OMG specification and documentation. This is to ensure ease of identification and location of appropriate document numbers and between specification versions.

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Object Management Group Privacy Policy

Last revised and effective as of: May 25, 2018

This Privacy Policy relates to information collected by Object Management Group, Inc. (“OMG” "we" or “us” or “our”) through your use of the OMG websites at omg.org, iiconsortium.org, it-cisq.org, cloud-council.org, and all subdomains (the “Sites”) and the services, features, and information available on the Sites and/or any mobile applications we may offer (together with the Sites, along with associated and successor websites, applications, features, information, and services, or any part thereof (the “Service”). This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, a part of, and governed by the Terms and Conditions of Use of the OMG Website and (for Members) the Terms and Conditions of Membership (collectively, the “Terms of Use”). Any capitalized terms not defined herein will have the meanings ascribed to them in the Terms of Use. You should carefully read this Privacy Policy. By using and/or interacting with the Service, you are signifying your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you are not permitted to use or interact with the Service. IF YOU ARE ACCEPTING THIS PRIVACY POLICY ON BEHALF OF AN ORGANIZATION, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AND AUTHORITY TO DO SO.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.

To the extent that the Service is available to individuals located in the European Economic Area and the United Kingdom we are bound by and act in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“the GDPR”). This Privacy Policy sets out our practices and obligations under the GDPR.

WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT ME IS COLLECTED?
Depending on your use of the Service, we may collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information.

Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you. Such information may include your name, password, and email address.

Personally identifiable information amounts to ‘personal data’ for the purposes of the GDPR. All references to personally identifiable information in this Privacy Policy shall be deemed to include personal data as defined and used in the GDPR.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information is information, any single item of which, by itself, cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as IP addresses, browser types, unique device identifiers, device types, requested URL, referring URL, browser language, the pages you view, the date and time of your visit, domain names, and other statistical data involving your use of the Service. Certain non-personally identifiable information may be considered a part of your personally identifiable information if it were combined with other non-personally identifiable information (for example, combining your name and your IP address) in a way that enables you to be identified. However, the same pieces of information are considered non-personally identifiable information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-personally identifiable information (for example, your viewing preferences).

WHERE AND WHEN IS INFORMATION COLLECTED (INCLUDING THROUGH THE USE OF COOKIES AND ACTION TAGS)?

Information Provided by You
We will collect personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information that you submit to us.

You may be required to establish an account in order to take advantage of certain features of the Service. If you establish an account, you may be required to provide us with information (including personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information) such as your name, email address, physical address, and phone number. We may also receive personally identifiable information about you from third parties providing credit and debit card authorization and fraud screening services as part of the registration process. In addition, we may obtain your personally identifiable information from you if you remit payment to us directly, or if you identify yourself to us by sending us an e-mail with questions or comments. Also, we will have access to any personally identifiable information that you choose to share through the Service.    

Cookies and Action Tags
We may collect non-personally identifiable information passively using “cookies” and “action tags.”

“Cookies” are small text files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device in order to identify your Web browser and the activities of your computer on the Service and other websites. Cookies can be used to personalize your experience on the Service (such as dynamically generating content on webpages specifically designed for you), to assist you in using the Service (such as saving time by not having to reenter your name each time you use the Service), to allow us to statistically monitor how you are using the Service to help us improve our offerings, and to target certain advertisements to your browser which may be of interest to you or to determine the popularity of certain content.

You do not have to accept cookies to use the Service. Although most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, you may reset your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. Most browsers offer instructions on how to do so in the "Help" section of the toolbar. However, if you reject cookies, certain features or resources of the Service may not work properly or at all and you may experience some loss of convenience.

"Action tags," also known as web beacons or gif tags, are a web technology used to help track website usage information, such as how many times a specific page has been viewed. Action tags are invisible to you, and any portion of the Service, or e-mail sent on our behalf, may contain action tags.

By using cookies and action tags together, we are able to gain valuable information to improve the Service, to tailor the Sites to better match your interests, and to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Sites.

The third party services we use are Google Analytics.

Log Files
We also collect non-personally identifiable information through our Internet log files, which record data such as user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Service. This information may be used to analyze trends, to administer the Service, to monitor the use of the Service, and to gather general demographic information. We may link this information to personally identifiable information for these and other purposes such as personalizing your experience on the Service and evaluating the Service in general.

Public Areas
The Service currently does not feature any community areas or other public forums, discussion boards, question and answer areas or comment areas

DOES OMG COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE?
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Service is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. As currently operated persons under the age of 21 may not use the Service.  By using the Service, you represent that you are 21 years of age or older.

WHAT DOES OMG DO WITH THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?
We will only use your personally identifiable information to the extent that the law allows us to do so. Under the GDPR, we rely on the following legal bases for processing your personally identifiable information:

  1. where you have given consent to the processing;
  2. where it is necessary to perform the contract we have entered into or are about to enter into with you (whether in relation to the provision of the Service or otherwise); and/or
  3. where it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms do not override those legitimate interests.

We use the information collected to provide the Service to you and process your transactions, to help us understand who uses the Service, to operate and improve the Service and for other internal purposes, to contact you for customer service and billing purposes and about our offerings in support of your business needs, and to conduct online surveys to understand better your business needs and profiles. We may share your personally-identifiable information with sponsors of events, whitepapers and webcasts for which you register with us.
We may use your information to send you an e-mail that may confirm your user name and password. Unless you opt out, we may send you electronic newsletters, contact you about the Service, products, services, information and news that may be of interest to you, and provide you with targeted feedback. If you no longer desire to receive these communications, we will provide you with the option to change your preferences in each communication we send you. Also see “WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE REGARDING THE COLLECTION, DISCLOSURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?” below for instructions on how to opt out.

If you identify yourself to us by sending us an e-mail with questions or comments, we may use your information (including personally identifiable information) to respond to your questions or comments, and we may file your questions or comments (with your information) for future reference.

We may also use the information collected to send announcements and updates regarding the Service or, if applicable, about your billing account status . You will not be able to unsubscribe from these Service announcements and updates as they contain important information relevant to your use of the Service and are necessary for the performance of our contract with you.

We may also use the information gathered to perform statistical analysis of user behavior or to evaluate and improve the Service. We may link some of this information to personally identifiable information for internal purposes or to improve your experience with the Service.

WHEN DOES OMG DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES?
Unless specifically authorized by you, we will only disclose any information we gather from you through the Service as set forth in this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use or as otherwise disclosed at the time we request such information from you.

Laws and Legal Rights
We may disclose your information (including personally identifiable information) if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with an applicable statute, regulation, rule or law, a subpoena, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or other valid legal process. We may disclose personally identifiable information in special circumstances when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms of Use, to detect fraud, for assistance with a delinquent account, or to protect our rights or property or the safety and/or security of our users, the Service or the general public.

Third Parties Generally
Your non-personally identifiable information may be provided to third parties, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of the Site.  In addition to the above, when individuals use the Site, third parties (including without limitation third-party analytics and other service providers, and advertisers) may directly collect information about our Site visitors, including about our visitors’ online activities over time and across different websites. 

Outside Contractors
We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (collectively, "Outside Contractors") to provide specific services and products related to the Service, such as hosting, maintaining, and backing up the Service, providing credit card processing and fraud screening, and developing applications for the Service. In the course of providing products or services to us, these Outside Contractors may have access to information collected through the Service, including your personally identifiable information. We will ensure that these Outside Contractors protect the privacy of your personally identifiable information and act only on our documented instructions.

Sale of Business/Bankruptcy
We reserve the right to transfer information, including personally identifiable information, to a third party in the event of a sale, merger or other transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of OMG  or any of its Corporate Affiliates (as defined below), or that portion of OMG or any of its Corporate Affiliates to which the Service relates, or in the event that we discontinue our business or file a petition or have filed against us a petition in bankruptcy, reorganization or similar proceeding, or become insolvent or are unable to pay our debts when due provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Affiliates
We may disclose information (including personally identifiable information) about you to our Corporate Affiliates. For purposes of this Privacy Policy: "Corporate Affiliate" means any person or entity which directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by or is under common control with OMG, whether by ownership or otherwise; and “control” means possessing, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management, policies or operations of an entity, whether through ownership of fifty percent (50%) or more of the voting securities, by contract or otherwise. Any information relating to you that we provide to our Corporate Affiliates will be treated by those Corporate Affiliates in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Transborder Hosting and Transfer of Information
Personally identifiable information collected on the Sites or through the provision of the Service may be transferred from time to time to OMG offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, including offices located outside the European Economic Area and/or the United Kingdom, and the Sites may be viewed and hosted anywhere in the world, including countries (such as the United States) that may not have laws of general applicability regulating the use and transfer of such data. By using the Sites and submitting such information on them, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfer and hosting of such information. 

To the extent that we process personally identifiable information of individuals located in the European Economic Area and/or the United Kingdom, we are bound by and act in compliance with the GDPR.

Members-Only Sites
Information you provide on the OMG membership application is used to create a member profile, and some of that information may be shared with other OMG individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure Site to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among OMG members. OMG members automatically are added to OMG - member mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to OMG members. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.

Company Information
Company information is information that is associated with the name and address of member organizations and may include data about usage and Service operation. The primary representative of any OMG member organization may request usage reports to gauge the extent of its employees’ involvement in consortium activities. You should be aware that information regarding your participation in technical committees or working groups, for example, may be made available to your company’s primary representative and to OMG staff members.

FOR HOW LONG WILL MY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION BE KEPT?
We will only store your personally identifiable information for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, unless applicable law requires us to retain your personally identifiable information for a longer period.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personally identifiable information, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of that information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, the purposes for which we process your personally identifiable information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and any applicable legal requirements.

DOES THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLY WHEN I LINK TO OTHER WEBSITES OR SERVICES?
The Service may provide you with access to other websites and services, including a third party payment system. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any websites or services other than the Service. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of each and every such website and service. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Service.

IS THE INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THE SERVICE SECURE?
We want your information (including personally identifiable information) to remain secure. We strive to provide transmission of your information from your computer or mobile device to our servers through techniques that are consistent with industry standards and to employ administrative, physical, and electronic measures designed to protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosures, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the risks involved and the nature of the information.

Notwithstanding the above, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart the security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security or privacy of any information you transmit to us, and, by using the Service, you do so at your own risk.

WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE REGARDING THE COLLECTION, DISCLOSURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
Unless specifically authorized by you, we will only use and disclose any information we gather from you through the Service as set forth in this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use or as otherwise disclosed at the time we request such information from you. You may change your preference and opt out of receiving certain marketing communications from us by changing that option in in your account or by contacting request@omg.org. Under certain circumstances and in compliance with the GDPR, you have the right to:

Request access to your personally identifiable information (commonly known as a ‘subject access request’). This enables you to receive a copy of the personally identifiable information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it;

Request correction of the personally identifiable information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected;

Request erasure of your personally identifiable information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personally identifiable information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove all of your personally identifiable information in certain circumstances;

Object to processing of your personally identifiable information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground;

Request the restriction of processing of your personally identifiable information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personally identifiable information, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it;

Request the transfer of your personally identifiable information to another party; and

Lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority (as defined in the GDPR). If you have any complaints about the way we process your personally identifiable information please do contact us. Alternatively you may lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority which is established in your country.

You can request any of the above by changing that option in in your account or contacting omg-privacy@omg.org . Such updates, corrections, changes and deletions will have no effect on other information that we maintain, or information that we have provided to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy prior to such update, correction, change or deletion. To protect your privacy and security, we may take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our system. The need to back up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your personally identifiable information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. After receiving your request, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to update, correct, change, or delete, as appropriate, all personally identifiable information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media as appropriate, as soon as and to the extent reasonably practicable.

DO NOT TRACK
The term “Do Not Track” refers to a HTTP header offered by certain web browsers to request that websites refrain from tracking the user. If you have enabled Do Not Track on your browser, we will not record any data from you. If you have not enabled Do Not Track on your browser, then we may collect non-personally identifiable visitation data in order to customize and optimize your visit to the Site.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY?
We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time.  We will not make changes that result in significant additional uses or disclosures of your personally identifiable information without allowing you to opt out of such changes. We may also make non-significant changes to this Privacy Policy that generally will not significantly affect our use of your personally identifiable information, for which your opt-out is not required. We encourage you to check this page periodically for any changes. If any non-significant changes to this Privacy Policy are unacceptable to you, you must immediately contact us and, until the issue is resolved, stop using the Service. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of non-significant changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of those changes.

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY PRIVACY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Agent in any of the following ways:

By e-mail:
omg-privacy@omg.org

By postal mail or courier:
Attn: Privacy
Object Management Group
109 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02494 USA

BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE SERVICE.  CONTINUED USE OF THE SERVICE, FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY THAT DO NOT SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT THE USE OR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, MEANS THAT YOU ACCEPT THOSE CHANGES.

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LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

This web site may contain links to web sites controlled by parties other than OMG. OMG is not responsible for and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the contents or use of these third party web sites. OMG is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by OMG of the linked web site or any products or services found on a linked web site. Nothing in the Object Management Group, Inc. (OMG) Web Site confers any license under any OMG or third party's intellectual property rights, whether by estoppels, implication, or otherwise.

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CONTENT DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

OMG is not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies contained in this web site, nor for any omissions in data contained on this web site. OMG reserves the right to make changes to the content of this web site without notice.

DISCLAIMER

ALL CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY SOFTWARE, PROVIDED ON THE OMG WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS". OMG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT OF THIS WEB SITE, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH DISCLAIMERS ARE HELD TO BE LEGALLY INVALID. OMG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTIES, OR CONDITIONS AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

OMG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING LIABILITY FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF CONTENT AVAILABLE FROM THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF OMG HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.