Internet Privacy Policy

This Web site is published and maintained by Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), with offices located at 833 Featherstone Road, Rockford, IL 61107.

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 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 / +52 (81) 8191.0444 or Email: