Security: The security of Your personal information is important to us. WE take every precaution to protect your information. Sensitive information, such as a credit card number is encrypted with industry standard encryption software. When You provide us sensitive information (such as a credit card number), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. You acknowledge, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your personal information, we do not guarantee its absolute security.
Information Collection and Use: WE collect information about You and Your use of the Website. We may collect Personal information when you sign up for membership, register for an event, newsletter, create an online profile, or participate in an online community. The type of information collected includes name, e-mail address, date of birth, phone number, credit card information, professional experience and information on your preferences regarding membership. We use this information to share Your profile information with other users of the Websites and to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests and behavior to better understand and serve You and our community.
The following sections describe how we collect information: Information collected from other areas of the site is used for billing purposes and to fill customer orders. Contact information may be used to contact you regarding your request or registration, send emails after the original transaction has occurred, send information and news updates, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. At times, e-mail and postal addresses are used to contact members in order to generate support for the organization or to send surveys to collect data for organization’s research. Information may also be used to send promotions from WE’s Corporate Partners. WE do not sell its membership lists to third parties.
Special Offers: Occasionally, WE will send you information on products, services, events, and special promotions.
Cookies Cookies are files stored on a user’s computer. They are correlated to the particular user but are not linked to any personally identifiable information. If member or site registrant requests that his or her profiles is listed in the online database program that allows directory searches, event registration and community interactions, it will require a login. This login can be stored on the user’s computer in the cookies, and will reside on the user’s computer for an extended period of time. The cookies are used to maintain log‐in information and shopping basket contents.While most browsers automatically accept cookies, You can usually modify Your browser setting to decline cookies. If You choose to decline cookies, please note that this may affect Your access to some features of our Websites and may make it more difficult for You to sign in. If You choose to decline our cookies, You assume all responsibility for any resulting loss of functionality or access.
Log Files: Like most Web sites, WE’s Web site tracks individuals’ site use. For instance WE are able to identify when registered users access the online communities. WE use these statistics in order to provide better service and to improve the function and quality of the site for you and other users. We automatically gather certain information about our Websites traffic and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Websites, to track users’ movements around the Websites and to gather demographic information about our user base.
We may use a third-party tracking service that uses log files and cookies, as discussed below, to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to the Websites in the aggregate. This service captures usage and volume statistics to improve our Services to our users.
Sharing: WE not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. WE also use outside sources for Web site hosting. The ISPs have access to information stored in our Web databases and log files. The data is stored for display or order processing as appropriate. The servers that store this information are in a secure environment provided by our hosting companies. WE employees or officers who need information to perform a specific job such as order processing are granted access to personally identifiable information.
Other Users. We may share Your information, including personally identifiable information, with other users or visitors of the Websites. For example, we may display Your name, email address, biographical info and picture as part of Your public profile on the Websites, which other users could view.
WE’s corporate partners may have access to certain statistics. They may also have access to information pertaining to their particular ad, and are not provided any personally identifiable information.
Web Beacons (Clear GIFs, Pixel Tags): We employ and our third party advertising partner may employ a software technology called web beacons, also referred to as clear GIFs or pixel tags, that help manage content on the Websites by tracking what content is effective. Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of users in order to further personalize our Websites for our users and to collect a limited set of information about our users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or promotional or other e-mail messages or to determine whether messages have been opened or acted upon. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If You would like to opt-out of such emails, please refer to Section 8 below for further information regarding opting out. We do not tie the information gathered by web beacons to our customers’ personally identifiable information. Please refer to Section 7(b) below for further information regarding third-party advertisers.
Purchase Information: To process purchases, we may require personally identifiable information such as Your name, address, phone number, email address and credit card information. Such information is used primarily to process Your order or as otherwise described herein.
Surveys or Contests: We may provide You with the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our Websites. If You participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from You. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information. We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor Websites traffic, or to personalize the Websites (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys).
Correspondence: We will occasionally send You information on products, Services, special deals, and promotions. We may also use Your name and email address to send newsletters to You. Out of respect for Your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please refer to Section 8 below for further information regarding opting out.
We will send You strictly Services-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our Services is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we may send You an email. Generally, You may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If You do not wish to receive such service-related communications, You have the option to deactivate Your account.
We reserve the right to, and You acknowledge and agree that we may, disclose Your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe, in our sole discretion, that disclosure is reasonable to protect our or a third party’s rights; to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us or the Websites; to assist in investigation, prosecution, prevention, or taking other action regarding illegal activity, fraud or other wrongdoing, or suspected illegal activity, fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect a user’s or a third party’s health or safety, such as when harm or violence against any person (including You) is threatened; or in connection with an actual or proposed corporate transaction, such as a merger, acquisition, consolidation, asset sale, divestiture, or insolvency proceeding involving all or part of our business or assets.
Choice/Opt-Out. If You no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, You may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes To Personally Identifiable Information. If Your personally identifiable information changes, You may correct or update it by making the change on Your member information page on the Websites.
Age Restrictions: We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18, and in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, any information we may receive from users we know to be under the age of 18 will be purged from our database.
Effective Date: 05/25/2018