VT&C Privacy Policy

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Last Updated: January 19, 2024

VT&C recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of VT&C visitors and registered members and has therefore instituted the guidelines which are specified in this privacy policy. Please be aware that due to the evolving nature of the internet and the services VT&C provides it may become necessary for these guidelines to be changed in the future, all changes to VT&C's privacy policy will be posted in this document. Unless required by law, your personal information will never be released without your consent.

VT&C Collects the Following Information:

Information Collected From All Visitors: For each visitor to VT&C, we collect the visitor's internet address ( IP address ), the version of the visitor's web browser ( user agent ), and the referring website url ( for visitors following links to VT&C ). This information is used to analyze website traffic periodically and reports may be shared with third parties which include the above visitor information on an aggregate basis.

Information That You Provide Voluntarily: Certain portions of the VT&C website may ask you to provide personal information. For example, we ask you to provide contact details in order to register for an account, subscribe to newsletters and announcements, or enter information on our website. We ask for additional information pertaining to your employment and job functions when you subscribe to our print magazine, Vacuum Technology & Coating Magazine.

Who Does VT&C Share Information With?: Unless stated otherwise in the specific website page where you are prompted to provide information, no information that you provide to VT&C is shared with outside parties. For example, if you request product information from one of VT&C's advertisers your contact information and details of your request will be shared with them so they may respond to you. We may disclose your information if requested by a branch of law enforcement, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary.

How Your Information is Used: VTC uses the collected information listed in the above section Information Collected From All Visitors without individually identifiable user information to analyze VTC's website traffic and to gather broad demographic information about our users in general. This information is also useful in determining our users' preferences in their usage of the VTC website and services.


VT&C uses cookies to keep track of whether you are logged-in to the VT&C website. VT&C may also use cookies to remember your preferences so that we may help enhance your experience on the VT&C website. These cookies may be removed or reset by you in your internet browser.

Emails Originating From VT&C:

You have the option to receive newsletters and other emails from VT&C. You have the option to discontinue receipt of these emails, this setting is available in the member profile area.

Right to Remove Your Personal Information:

Under Article 17 of the GDPR you have the right to request the immediate removal of your personal information from VT&C. You can make this request at https://www.vtcmag.com/cgi-bin/subscribers/remove_request.cgi

Links to Outside Websites:

VT&C contains links to other websites including advertiser websites and links to related material. When you "click" on a link or advertisement banner you will leave the VT&C website and VT&C's privacy policy will no longer be relevant or in effect for those other sites that you visit. The websites that you visit may have privacy and use of information policies that differ from VT&C's policies so please check them before submitting any information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy at any time and at our sole discretion. Please be sure to check this this page periodically for any changes that have been made.

Further Information and Questions:
If you have any questions or seek additional information, please contact us at: vtcmag@vtcmag.com