About the Fashion Industry Association
The Fashion Industry Association is an organization devoted to helping fashion industry professionals to network and work together towards success. Our visions is to see independent fashion designers, retailers, manufacturers, models, stylists,
photographers, hair and makeup artists, and media building their local markets and creating a culture of cooperative business. We believe that cultivating independent talent is in the best interest of consumers and the industry as a whole.
The FIA uses a combination of gatherings and online technology to facilitate connections within the fashion industry. The gatherings are started and run by FIA members and hosted at locations all over the world.
FIA Copyright Policy
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Your privacy is critically important to us. At the Fashion Industry Association (FIA) we have a few fundamental principles:
We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can't stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
It is FIA's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, FIA collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and
time of each visitor request. FIA's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how FIA's visitors use its website. From time to time, FIA may release non-personally-identifying information
in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. FIA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. FIA does not use such information to identify
its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to FIA's websites choose to interact with FIA in ways that require FIA to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that FIA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.
For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a profile at FIA's website to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with FIA – by becoming a dues-paying member, for example – are asked to
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It is important to note that FIA websites are integrated with the RunwayMatrix technology platform,
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FIA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, FIA may monitor the most popular blogs on the FIA site or use spam screening technology. FIA may display this information publicly or
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FIA discloses potentially personally-
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Copyright Infringement Policy
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable laws, we have adopted a policy of disabling or terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, the account of any FIA
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Children Online Protection Act Notification
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