Privacy Policy

The following is the privacy policy for the FM BENCHMARKING Web site, In this policy, we describe what personal information we collect on our site, how we use it, and your options regarding information we may collect about you. If you have questions about this policy, please e-mail

Policy Protocol

FM BENCHMARKING is P3P compliant. P3P provides a standard, simple, automated way for users to gain more control over the use of personal information on Web sites they visit. It is a Web-based language for describing the privacy policy of a Web site in XML. Using this language, P3P enables users to compare a site’s privacy policy with the user’s privacy preferences before deciding to share personal information with the site.

Information Collected from all Visitors

While you are browsing the FM BENCHMARKING Web site, anonymous information will be gathered in our computer system log files. We use this information to administer our site and learn, for example, which areas of our Site are the most popular and which may be having performance problems. We have no way to relate this information to any one individual. In addition, we use a cookie called to log your path through our site. This cookie does not store any personally identifiable information about you. Nonetheless, you may choose to reject or delete the cookie at any time. To learn how to do this on your system, read your browser software’s Help file. If you choose to reject this cookie, you will be unable to navigate any password-protected areas of FM BENCHMARKING, and we will not be able to include your interests in our own internal site evaluation. There is no meaningful reason for you to reject this cookie.

Information Collected from Registered Users

While you are browsing through our pages, we use a second cookie called FMBENCHMARKING_ID to maintain your logged-in status, and to keep track of which pages you have visited. If you selected “remember me” when you logged-in, this cookie remains on your computer and you will not have to log in again as long as you continue to use the same browser and computer. Otherwise, the cookie is deleted when you end your browser session. At no time will FM BENCHMARKING share your personal information with anyone outside of FM BENCHMARKING.

Accessing your Information

FM BENCHMARKING users may access their contact information by e-mailing, in order to correct discrepancies and update records with new address information.

Updates to this Policy

As our Web site evolves over time or our data handling policies change, we will update this Privacy Policy. Changes made to this policy will be effective ten days following the posting of the new policy on the Web site. If we make significant changes to our data handling practices, we will make efforts to notify our active customers in other reasonable ways that may include an administrative e-mail or other notice. This privacy policy will be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Maryland.