Privacy Policy

IAEI is committed to protecting your privacy online. This statement discloses the information practices for the iaei.org website, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

You can travel through most of our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this statement of privacy explains data collection and use in those situations. Please read the complete iaei.org privacy statement.

Web Logs and Cookies

IAEI does log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend there. But we do not link your IP address to any personal information unless you have logged in to our website. 

Like many other websites, iaei.org may use a standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how you use the site. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of iaei.org may use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of our website information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. 

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of iaei.org if you do so. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate through many parts of our website.

Personal Information

In general, you can visit iaei.org without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you. You may choose to give us personal information, such as your name, address, e-mail, or ID that may be needed, for example, to correspond with you, to process an order or to provide you with a subscription. When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, iaei.org does not sell personal information and will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions listed below.

It is our intent to let you know how we will use such information before we collect it from you on the website. If you tell us that you do not want us to use this information as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes.

Access to your Personal Information

We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time at the Member Services center. You can:

  • View and edit personal information you have already given us. 

  • Renew your IAEI membership. 

  • Subscribe or cancel subscriptions to newsletters about our seminars or products.

Use of your Personal Information

  • Ordering: We collect personally identifiable Information, including credit card information, when you purchase products and services. We collect this information to deliver your order, to obtain payment, and to communicate with you about the status of your order. We may share personal information with third parties necessary to helping us fulfill your order or service request.

  • Membership registration: We collect personally identifiable Information when you obtain your membership information online. We keep this information for reference if you later request customer service and we use the information to personalize that service. We may use this information to contact you about your membership and to send the monthly membership newsletter, information about section, chapter, and division meetings and events, and information about IAEI seminars and publications. Members may set email preferences in their account. We may display name, email address and mailing address of members who are section, chapter or division officers to enable the business of the association, or display an alternate section, chapter or division email and address if supplied to us.

  • Professional certification: We collect personally identifiable Information, including credit card information, when you apply for and renew professional certification. We collect this information to manage your certification, to obtain payment, and to communicate with you about the status of your certification. We display the name and general location of our professional certification holders on our website but will not if requested.

  • Online surveys and polling: We collect personally identifiable Information from members who volunteer to complete surveys or participate in polls. We use this information to improve our services. Results will be shared only in aggregate unless you provide specific permission, such as for a testimonial.

  • Promotional activities: We collect personally identifiable Information from you when you enter a promotional program or activity. We use this information to administer the program or activity, to send you promotional e-mails, notify winners, and make the winners' list publicly available pursuant to certain states' laws.

  • Contact information: If you contact us, we may keep a record of your correspondence or comments, including personally identifiable information, in a file specific to you. We use this information to help us provide better service in the event you contact us again. 

Except as set forth above, IAEI will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on IAEI or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of IAEI and its family of websites, and, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of IAEI, its websites, or the public. We do not sell your contact information.

Collecting your Personal Information

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are asked to register for a seminar, registering for membership, or when purchasing and registering IAEI products. Personal information collected by iaei.org often is limited to e-mail address, language, country or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested.

For example: If you choose to make a purchase in the Shop area of the website, we will request personal information such as: name, address, telephone number, credit card number and shipping information. When you buy and install a new product, we may ask you to register your purchase electronically. When you do, we keep this registration information on file with any information you've already given us on previous visits to our website. This is considered your personal profile.

Security of your Personal Information

IAEI.org strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. 

Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled databases with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where IAEI, its chapters, or divisions are located. IAEI acknowledges your trust and is committed to protecting the information you provide us. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain accuracy, and ensure proper use of information, we have employed physical, electronic, and managerial processes to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. 

 

When you make a purchase from iaei.org, we use Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") encryption technology to safeguard your credit card and other sensitive information while it is being sent to us. The SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by anyone but us. This security measure is working when you see either the symbol of an unbroken key or closed lock (depending on your browser) on the bottom of your browser window.

You also have a significant role in protecting your information. Only you and limited authorized IAEI staff can both view and edit your personal information. Authorized IAEI officers can view a subset of your personal information to fulfill their responsibilities for IAEI sections, chapters and divisions. No one else may view or edit your personal information without knowing your ID and password, so do not share these with others. 

Links to Other Web Sites

Parts of our website contain links to third party websites for your convenience and information. If you use these links, you will leave the iaei.org website. When you access a non-IAEI.org website, even one that may contain the IAEI logo, please understand that we do not control the content and are not responsible for the privacy practices of that site. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each website you visit. This Online Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those websites linked to iaei.org. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

Changes to this Statement

This Online Privacy Statement may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

Contact Information
IAEI welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. Please contact us by e-mail, or postal mail.

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