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TOPPS respects the privacy of all individuals who visit our website. When you visit our site we collect a limited amount of information on usage so we can improve the content and design of the site. This information is not personally identifiable by the individual user. We collect the IP addresses of visitors, time of access, browser type, and web pages visited on an aggregate basis only. This information is used for internal review only and is not shared with third parties. The pages viewed by an individual visitor are not tracked.

Information that you give us as part of the TOPPS registration process is stored by TOPPS. TOPPS uses this information to communicate with you. TOPPS does not store financial information we collect for payment for the products and services purchased.

This site contains links to other sites. TOPPS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

The TOPPS site makes technical discussion forums available to its visitors. Please note that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in a workshop, conference, or event and any other activities to which TOPPS is a party constitutes an agreement by the attendees or registrants to allow TOPPS to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the registrants or attendee's image or voice, in photographs, video, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.


Orders and Membership applications placed through our site utilize SSL (secure socket layers) to protect information so that it cannot be read in transit. The contact information we collect is used to send the customer their order and/or membership information. The financial information we collect is used to collect payment for the products and services purchased. Once the credit card information is processed TOPPS does not store that information on its site.

If you are not comfortable sending your credit card information online then you can mail in your information or hand deliver it to our Treasurer.

Purchase & Refund Policies

All purchases are assumed final, with no refunds given. Invoices are due within 30 days. TOPPS ships all goods by either US Postal Service, UPS, or occasionally FedEx. Goods purchased on the TOPPS website are shipped within 7 working days unless you are notified by email or telephone within two days at which time you may either agree to backorder or cancel your purchase. All purchases which are canceled under that is policy are refunded within fourteen days.

Individual or group registration for event participation is binding unless a specific mention of non-binding preregistration is listed for that particular event. 

Fees are owed upon registration and are payable within 7 days (but not later than 1 day before the starting day of the event).

Registration is not guaranteed until payment is received. Programs may be subject to changes. Payments will be refunded if the conference is cancelled by TOPPS and in that case, TOPPS will have no further liability to the participant. Registrations remain valid if the conference has to be postponed.


The text, logos and images on this site are protected under the Trademark and Copyright laws of the United States, as well as other countries. Any downloading, reproduction or further distribution of any original material appearing on this Web site without prior written permission of TOPPS is strictly prohibited.

Requests to reprint TOPPS published material should be in written form and should specifically state the item(s) to be reprinted, the purpose, and distribution of the reprints. Requests for permission to reprint materials should be referred to the editor of the publication. The requests will be handled within the following guidelines:

* If the material is a minor excerpt from a larger work, a permission request will be routinely executed. TOPPS will review the material under its Fair Use Test and if it meets its criteria permission will be granted. TOPPS reserves the right to deny permission. The Fair Use Test, in summation, would examine (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes, (2) the nature of the copyrighted work, (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole, and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

* Blanket permission to publish titles and bibliographic information or abstracts will be granted, if the request or permission specifically excludes selling full-text copies, in either print or electronic formats, of the original work cited.

* Permission to use entire technical publications or conference proceedings will not be granted. A request to copy material in full and in bulk should be referred to TOPPS's Member Services Center and attention noted to the quantity purchase discount.

* Requests to reprint material exclusively in electronic format for use on the Internet or other electronic distribution will be evaluated by TOPPS according to the Fair Use Text set forth above in A). Generally, if an author of an article or conference paper would like to post the material on his/her company's home page for the purpose of public awareness, permission is granted. Conversely, if permission is requested to digitize substantial portions of a technical publication for use in a new publication or program, available on CD-ROM or the Internet, permission is denied.


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