Additional information is optional for account creation. For certain services, such as but not limited to meeting registration and membership agreements, AATS may request credit card information or other payment information which we transmit in encrypted form on secure servers and then discard. Payment data elements including credit card information are not permanently stored on AATS website or in transacting systems.
AATS does not track its users across third party websites and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party plug-ins may keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, to enable them to tailor your experience. Third parties that have content embedded on AATS’ websites such as a social feature or a streaming video may set cookies on a user's browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited a specific AATS website from a certain IP address. Third parties cannot collect any other personally identifiable information from AATS’ websites unless you provide it to them directly.
Personal information collected is intended to provide you a better experience when using the website, to adhere to all contractual requirements between You and AATS, to ensure all behavior is ethical and principled, and to ensure communications being sent to you are consistent with what you have requested. At any time, you may request AATS to provide details on how and when your information was used. To submit a request, please contact us at email@example.com or 978-252-2200.
AATS is committed to upholding the highest ethical values and to encourage professional and principled behavior by its staff, members, and participants. It is the role of AATS to educate staff, members and participants, and others on these issues, actively recognize potential conflicts, and develop proactive policies for individuals and the organization. Conflict of interest disclosure statements are filed by contributors (members, non-members, staff, etc) when submitting content. A third party vendor is used to track a subset of disclosures submitted by contributors. Only required information will be submitted to the vendor for tracking, and will be done as part of a contractual agreement with regard to submissions. Any agreement with a third party entered into by AATS will ensure that the same standards for privacy upheld by AATS will be upheld by the third party.
Personal information will be used to indicate membership status as part of AATS. This information will include name, title, and institution. This information will be accessible on AATS website as well as potentially in communications on behalf of AATS. Permission for use of personal information will be granted when accepting membership to AATS. At any time, you may request your information not be shared, however, due to contractual requirements of the membership agreement your information must remain stored in our systems.
Awards, Fellowships, Grants
We may disclose award recipients' personal information such as name, institution, professional position, and other information received during the application process. Additional information shared may include funding and project summary information, for the purpose of publicizing AATS awards and/or assessing the subsequent success of AATS award recipients. We deem that you have granted us your permission to do so when you submit an application for a fellowship, travel, or other grant to AATS.
If you make a donation to AATS, your personal information, including your name, beneficiaries, amount of your donation, and information about your estate, will be kept strictly confidential, unless you give us permission to release such information. We will honor your request for anonymity, except to the extent that AATS is legally required to disclose the identity of donors.
We may ask you for certain information, such as credit card information when you order products or services, or when you register for a meeting or educational event. We use this information to process your request and may share this information with credit card processing companies, merchants, and other third parties that may need the information for your request to be processed. These organizations have their own privacy and data collection practices, and we are not responsible for their independent policies. We only use your credit card information for completing the requested transaction and it is retained only as necessary for administrative purposes.
From time to time, we request information from members and other contacts via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. Information requested may include demographic information, such as name, address, age, membership category, or professional affiliation. We use survey information to improve our programs, products, and services, support our strategic planning efforts, and gauge the satisfaction of our stakeholders.
Information posted on AATS Website or presented at events hosted or sponsored by AATS may contain personal information of contributors or presenters of the content. Permission for sharing this information is granted as part of the submission process. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-252-2200.
AATS will send you information about our programs, products, and services via e-mail messages. If you no longer wish to receive our e-mail newsletters or promotional messages, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the "unsubscribe" or opt-out instructions in our e-mail messages. Unsubscribing will remove you from all but transaction-based messages from AATS such as membership dues invoices, receipts, registration confirmations, etc., while opt-outs provide you the opportunity to select specific types of information that you do not wish to receive. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 978-252-2200.
Subject to the Data Subject Rights section below with respect to data subjects to which the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) applies, if you are visiting the Site from outside of the U.S., your connection may be through and to servers located in the U.S., your registration, entries, order, or other use of the Site may be fully processed in and from the U.S., and all information you provide may be processed and maintained in our servers and internal system located within the U.S. By using the Site, you authorize the export of personal information to the U.S. and its storage and use as specified herein when you provide such information to us.
Data Subject Rights
The GDPR and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects. A good explanation of them (in English) is available on the website of the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office.
If you wish to confirm that AATS is processing your personal data, or to have access to the personal data AATS may have about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-252-2200.
You may also request information about: the purpose of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; who else outside AATS might have received the data from AATS; what the source of the information was (if you didn’t provide it directly to AATS); and how long it will be stored. You have a right to correct (rectify) the record of your personal data maintained by AATS if it is inaccurate. You may request that AATS erase that data or cease processing it, subject to certain exceptions. You may also request that AATS cease using your data for direct marketing purposes. In many countries, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how AATS processes your personal data. When technically feasible, AATS will—at your request—provide your personal data to you or transmit it directly to another controller.
Reasonable access to your personal data will be provided at no cost to AATS’s customers and others upon request made to AATS at email@example.com or 978-252-2200. If access cannot be provided within a reasonable time frame, AATS will provide you with a date when the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, AATS will provide an explanation as to why access has been denied
Retention of Personal Information
Subject to the Data Subject Rights section above with respect to data subjects to which the GDPR applies, we retain personal information provided by you for as long as such information is considered to be relevant for the legitimate purposes of AATS, or until you instruct us to remove such information by contacting us in the manner described below.
Removal of Your Information
Subject to the Data Subject Rights section above with respect to data subjects to which the GDPR applies, you may request that AATS remove all or a subset of your information from our system, as long as purging the data does not conflict with a contractual or regulatory requirement. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-252-2200.
Correcting Your Information
Subject to the Data Subject Rights section above with respect to data subjects to which the GDPR applies, you may correct or update any of the information you provide to us at any time. We will make our best effort to provide a way to correct, update, or remove your personal information from our records, but this may require additional effort as AATS works to synchronize all customer data sources. To update your contact information and communication preferences, please log in to www.AATS.org and select ‘My Account.' Opt-out options can be found under the section entitled 'Preferences.' If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 978-252-2200.
No website is 100 percent secure. You can usually tell whether encryption is being used by noting the “locked” or other status indicator on the browser you are using. If the browser you are using does not indicate that the session is secure (e.g., by displaying a lock, key, or similar icon), you should assume that the connection is not secure and that third parties will receive the information shared by you and us during that part of the session.
Limitations of Liability
AATS MAKES NO CLAIMS, PROMISES, OR GUARANTEES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR ADEQUACY OF THE CONTENTS OF ITS SITE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS AND OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED, EXPRESSED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, IS GIVEN WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE OR ITS HYPERLINKS TO OTHER INTERNET RESOURCES. REFERENCE IN THIS WEBSITE TO ANY SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS, PROCESSES, OR SERVICES, OR THE USE OF ANY TRADE, FIRM, OR CORPORATION NAME IS FOR THE INFORMATION AND CONVENIENCE OF THE PUBLIC AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION BY AATS.
CAN SPAM Opt Out
Subject to the Data Subject Rights section above with respect to data subjects to which the GDPR applies, you may opt out of email communications using the instructions included in emails you receive from AATS. You will still continue to receive emails relevant to course registrations or purchases (e.g. registration confirmations or purchase receipts) or necessary to your continued membership in the AATS (e.g. dues notices). If you believe that SPAM has been sent from us, please let us know immediately so that our engineers can investigate and rectify the situation.
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