FASTR respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. FASTR strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, FASTR has implemented the following policy.

Most data FASTR collects is used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Web site.

From General Users. FASTR does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Only aggregate data — such as the number of hits per page — are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From FASTR’s Members. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. FASTR asks users to provide their name, organization name, business phone, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to FASTR through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, etc. Additionally, for some e-mails sent in HTML format by FASTR to its members through electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, FASTR will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user’s “click,” a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. FASTR only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.

FASTR uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

Generally, FASTR uses data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Consent to Use Personal Information. FASTR or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the users of the FASTR site. FASTR may perform these activities in the United States or elsewhere around the world. If you reside in the European Union, your use of this site conveys your consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States. Users agree that FASTR may use the information it collects as reasonably necessary to advance FASTR’s mission, subject to the limitations imposed by this policy and by applicable law.

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (“per-session” cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie). FASTR uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, and review navigation patterns. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a “persistent” cookie and rather accept only a “per-session” cookie, but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members’ interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

This Web site contains links to other web sites. FASTR has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

If any User suspects FASTR has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing to or by calling 503-619-0675.