Privacy policy

Procedure for removing infringing material

Statement of antitrust compliance

Terms of use


Privacy policy

In an effort to maintain efficient service while respecting the privacy of those who visit the IoPP website and correspond electronically with IoPP, IoPP has created and posted the following privacy policy. This privacy policy is incorporated into and is a part of the Terms and Conditions of Use of our Site.

IoPP is committed to keeping your email address confidential. We do not sell, rent or lease to third parties the emails of members, event attendees or anyone else with whom we conduct business. To help us protect your privacy, you should maintain the secrecy of the login ID and password you may have set up in connection with your participation in any IoPP service.

Information collection and use
We will collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your name, employer's name, address(es), telephone, e-mail address, and credit card information. IoPP may use and store such information in order to notify you of official IoPP business; provide a product or service you requested; secure your membership status; complete your online donation; analyze, evaluate, and improve member and prospective member needs and interests; alert you of IoPP news, activities, courses and programs, services and benefits; and for other legitimate and lawful business purposes. Personally identifiable information may be given to a third party in order to complete a specific business transaction on behalf of IoPP. Contact information from inquiries received by IoPP may be shared with IoPP members to provide a service, satisfy a question, or develop a prospective business relationship.

We may disclose personally identifiable information to the proper authorities if we become subject to a subpoena or court order, or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose such information. We also may use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person. If all or part of IoPP is merged or otherwise transferred to another entity, we may transfer the personally identifiable information you provided to us to such entity as part of that transaction.

Registration and order forms
In order to enroll or register in a program; attend IoPP events, meetings, or conferences; or request products or services; you may be required to fill out a registration or order form and provide personally identifiable information which we will use to process your registration or order. In certain circumstances, a program accessed through the Site may be jointly sponsored or co-sponsored with other organizations and registration may or may not be handled by IoPP. In such event, this privacy policy will not apply – instead, such third-party’s privacy policy will be controlling. Please note that IoPP is not responsible for the privacy policies of these other organizations (or their use of your personally identifiable or other information) and hereby disclaims any liability or responsibility in connection therewith. In addition, your name and information may appear on registration or attendee lists distributed at IoPP events, meetings and conferences to other attendees and third parties.

Cookies and log files
Cookies are pieces of stored information used to provide smoother navigation throughout the Site, such as a saved password; to identify user trends, such as page views; and for other internal purposes, such as assessing the effectiveness of the Site. You have the option of setting your computer to disable cookies or to alert you when cookies are being used. If you choose to disable cookies, please be aware that portions of the Site may not function properly.

There are links to other websites throughout the Site. Please note that IoPP is not responsible for the privacy policies of those other sites and hereby disclaims any liability or responsibility in connection with such linked sites.

Online registration and information such as credit card numbers will be secured using a commercially accepted method of encryption. However, while we employ reasonable security measures to protect your personal information, please be aware that no method of electronic transmission is completely infallible, and we cannot guarantee its absolute safety. If you become aware of any breach of Site security, please contact us immediately.

Updating Personal Information and Participation
You may contact IoPP as set forth below to update your personally identifiable information, opt in to, or opt out of any service at any time. We will provide opt-in and opt-out opportunities as applicable to the service or product being offered.

Privacy policy updates
Should any changes be made to this privacy policy, we will post them on this page with appropriate explanation.

Acceptance of our privacy policy terms
Using the IoPP website indicates your acceptance of our privacy policy. Your continued visits to the IoPP website after changes are posted to this policy will signify your acceptance of those changes.

Address all questions concerning antitrust policy and guidelines to:
IoPP Executive Director
Institute of Packaging Professionals
12930 Worldgate Drive, Suite 200
Herndon, VA 20170 USA

Procedure for removing infringing material

These procedures are incorporated into and are part of the IoPP website Terms of Use. The owner of a copyrighted work (or the agent for the owner) who believes that material posted on the Site infringes on the copyrighted work may request that the allegedly infringing material be removed from the IoPP website by notifying IoPP’s designated agent for such purposes. The notice of alleged copyright infringement must:

  1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed
  2. Provide reasonably sufficient information to locate the material claimed to be infringing (e.g., a link to the page that contains the material)
  3. Include a statement by the copyright owner or authorized agent that he or she has a good faith belief that the disputed use is unauthorized
  4. Include a statement that the information contained in the request is accurate and an attestation, under penalty of perjury, that the requesting party is the copyright owner or authorized agent
  5. Include the copyright owner’s or authorized agent’s name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address
  6. Provide the electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf

A notice of alleged copyright infringement may be submitted to IoPP’s designated copyright agent by mail or email:

IoPP Executive Director
12930 Worldgate Drive, Suite 200
Herndon, VA 20170 USA
Phone: +1 (571) 266-4403

Please note that anyone who submits a false notice and materially misrepresents that content on the Site is infringing may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys’ fees. Upon receiving a proper notice, IoPP will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and promptly notify the alleged infringer of the owner’s claim. IoPP also will advise the alleged infringer of the statutory counter-notification procedure described below, by which the alleged infringer may respond to the claim and request that his or her material be restored.

Anyone who believes that his or her own copyrighted material has been removed by IoPP from the Site as a result of mistake or misidentification may submit a written counter-notice to IoPP’s designated copyright agent. To be effective, a counter-notice must:

  1. Identify the material that has been removed or disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled
  2. Include a statement, under penalty of perjury, that the submitting party has a good faith belief that the material in question was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled
  3. Include a statement consenting to the jurisdiction of the federal district court in which the submitting party’s address is located or, if the address is outside the United States, any judicial district in which IoPP may be found
  4. Include a statement that the submitting party will accept service of process from the party that filed the notice of alleged copyright infringement or the party’s agent
  5. Provide the submitting party’s name, address, and telephone number
  6. Include the submitting party’s physical or electronic signature.

A counter-notice of alleged copyright infringement may be submitted to IoPP’s designated copyright agent by mail or email:

IoPP Executive Director
12930 Worldgate Drive, Suite 200
Herndon, VA 20170 USA
Phone: +1 (571) 266-4403

Statement of antitrust compliance

The Institute of Packaging Professionals is a not-for-profit society organized to serve and advance the profession of packaging. Its purpose is to provide, through its technical committees, chapters, and other activities, a common meeting ground where manufacturers and users of packaging materials, equipment and services can become informed of current technical developments and share professional interests. IoPP is not intended to, and may not, play any role in the competitive decisions of its members or their employers, nor in any way restrict competition among package users or manufacturers in any of the industries it serves.

Through its seminars, educational courses, chapter and technical committee meetings, and other activities, IoPP brings together representatives of competitors in many manufacturing areas. Although the subject matter of IoPP activities is normally technical in nature, and although the purpose of these activities is principally educational and there is no attempt to restrain competition in any manner, nevertheless the Board of Directors recognizes the possibility that the Institute and its activities could be seen by some as an opportunity for anticompetitive conduct. For this reason, the Board takes the opportunity, through this Statement of Policy, to make clear its unequivocal support for the policy of competition served by the antitrust laws and its uncompromising intent to comply strictly in all respects with these laws.

In addition to the Institute's firm commitment to the principle of competition served by the antitrust laws, the penalties which may be imposed upon both the Institute and its individual and corporate members involved in any violation of the antitrust laws are so severe that good business judgment demands that every effort be made to avoid such violation. Certain crimes for which individuals may be imprisoned for up to three (3) years or fined up to $100,000, or both, and corporations can be fined up to $1 million for each offense. In addition, treble damage claims by private parties (including class actions) for antitrust violations are extremely expensive to litigate and can result in judgments of a magnitude which could destroy the Institute and seriously affect the financial interest of its members.

It shall be the responsibility of every member of IoPP to be guided by the Institute's policy of strict compliance with the antitrust laws in all IoPP activities. It shall be the special responsibility of committee chairpersons, Institute officers, and officers of chapters to insure that this policy is known and adhered to in the course of activities pursued under their leadership.

To assist the IoPP staff and all of its officers, directors, and committee and chapter officers in recognizing situations which may raise the appearance of an antitrust problem, the Board will as a matter of policy furnish to each such persons the Institute's General Rules and Antitrust Compliance. Should questions arise as to the way the antitrust laws may apply to the activities of IoPP or any committee or chapter thereof, such questions shall be directed to IoPP headquarters.

Antitrust compliance is the responsibility of every IoPP member. Any knowing violation of the IoPP General Rules of Antitrust Compliance or this general policy by an IoPP member will result in that person's suspension from membership in the Institute, and removal from any Institute office held.

General rules of antitrust compliance
The following rules are applicable to all IoPP activities, and must be observed in all situations and under all circumstances without exception or qualification other than as noted below:

  1. Neither the Institute of Packaging Professionals nor any committee, chapter, or activity of IoPP shall be used for the purpose of bringing about or attempting to bring about any understanding or agreement, oral or written, formal or informal, expressed or implied, among competitors with regard to prices, terms or conditions of sale, distribution, volume of production, territories, or customers.
  2. No IoPP activity or communication shall include discussion for any purpose or in any fashion of pricing methods, production quotas or other limitations on either the timing, costs or volume of production or sale, or allocations of territories or customers.
  3. No IoPP activity or communication shall include any discussion which might be construed as an attempt to prevent any person or business entity from gaining access to any market or customer for goods or services or to prevent any business entity from obtaining a supply of goods or otherwise purchasing goods or services freely in the market.
  4. Neither IoPP nor any committee or chapter thereof shall make any effort to bring about the standardization of any product for the purpose or with the effect of preventing the manufacture or sale of any product not conforming to a specific standard.
  5. No IoPP activity or communication shall include any discussion of what might be construed as an agreement or understanding to refrain from purchasing any raw materials, equipment, services, or other supplies from an supplier.
  6. In conducting IoPP committee meetings, the chairperson shall prepare and follow a formal agenda. Minutes of the meeting shall be distributed to all committee members. Approval of the minutes shall be obtained for the committee at its next meeting. A copy of the minutes shall be sent promptly to the IoPP Technical Council via its secretary, and an additional copy to IoPP Headquarters, attn. Executive Director.
  7. Speakers at committee, chapter, and other technical IoPP meetings hall be informed of the need to comply with the Institute's antitrust policy in the preparation and presentation of their talks.
  8. At informal discussions at the site of an IoPP meeting, but beyond the control of its chairperson, all members are expected to observe the same standards of personal conduct as are required of the Institute in its compliance with these antitrust guidelines.

Address all questions concerning antitrust policy and guidelines to:
IoPP Executive Director
Institute of Packaging Professionals
12930 Worldgate Drive, Suite 200
Herndon, VA 20170 USA

Terms of use

By using the IoPP online platform, you agree to these Terms of use. IoPP reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time. The current “Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement” will always be posted on the Site, and you may view it at any time through the link at the bottom of any public page of the Site.

Description of service consists of several sections, some of which have restricted access.

Intellectual property
The entire contents and design of the Site, including all trademarks, logos, trade names, documents, databases, graphic representations, and other information, are the property of IoPP, or used by IoPP with permission, and are protected under U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws, whether a notice of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights appears on the screen displaying the information. Except as otherwise provided herein, users of the Site may save and use information contained on the Site only for personal or other noncommercial, educational purposes. No other use, including, without limitation, reproduction, retransmission or editing, of Site information may be made without the prior written permission of IoPP, which may be requested by contacting IoPP at

Limitation of liability
In no event shall IoPP or its officers, directors, members, staff, or agents, be liable for any damages of any kind, including, without limitation, any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability whatsoever, arising out of, or in connection with, the use or performance of the Site or any content appearing on the Site.

IoPP makes no warranty, guaranty, or representation regarding the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, operability, or legality of information contained within the Site, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and non-infringement of propriety rights. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented within the site are for general information only. Such information should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified physician. Unless specifically stated otherwise, IoPP does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned on the Site, and information from the Site should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement. Moreover, IoPP makes no warranty that the Site, or the server that makes it available, is free from viruses, worms, or other elements or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. IoPP expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or other damages arising out of any individual’s use of, reference to, reliance on, or inability to use, the Site or the information presented on the Site. In any jurisdiction that does not permit such a disclaimer of liability, IoPP liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by applicable law.

Links or pointers connecting the Site with other Internet sites are provided as a courtesy only and do not imply, directly or indirectly, the endorsement, sponsorship, or approval by IoPP of the linked site, the organization or individual operating the site, or any product, service, individual, or organization referenced in the site. In general, any website that has an address (or URL) that does not contain “” is a linked website. The content of any linked site does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards, or policies of IoPP. Linked sites are not under the control of IoPP, and IoPP is not responsible for the content of any linked site, any links contained within a linked site, any changes or updates to such sites, or the compliance with applicable laws of such linked sites. 

DMCA notice and takedown procedures
IoPP abides by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. As part of its response, IoPP may remove or disable access to material on the Site that is claimed to be infringing, in which case IoPP will make a good faith attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected material so that person may make a counter notification, also in accordance with the DMCA. By posting material to the Site, the posting party represents and warrants that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants IoPP and users of the Site the nonexclusive, unrestricted, royalty-free right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material. 

Choice of law and forum
This Agreement is entered into and performed in the State of Illinois, United States of America, and is governed by the laws of Illinois, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of law’s provisions. In any claim or action directly or indirectly arising under this Agreement or related to, each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state courts located in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, or United States District Court, whichever has jurisdiction, and each party waives any jurisdictional venue or inconvenient forum objections to such court.

Complete agreement
If any provision or provisions of this Agreement are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction not to be enforceable, then such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use supersede any other statements included elsewhere on the Site, which are inconsistent or conflicting with these Terms of Use. 

IoPP reserves the right to modify or change the terms and rules for use of the Site as it determines from time-to-time in the best interests of IoPP. Use of the Site constitutes the user’s continuing agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use as they are amended from time to time.