Privacy Policy for AAG websites

Your privacy is very important to us, so we have developed these privacy practices to explain how we collect and make use of personal information.  This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the AAG websites (aag.org, www2.aag.org), and applies solely to the information collected by the AAG websites.

  • We collect personal information with the knowledge or consent of the individual.
  • We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, the website, or other direct contact from you.
  • We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy. You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. The AAG reserves the right to disclose information when disclosure is required by law or in a good faith belief that action is necessary to (1) conform to legal requirements  or comply with a legal process served on the AAG, (2) protect or defend the rights of property of the AAG, or (3) protect the personal safety of AAG officers, personnel, members, volunteers, or members of the public in appropriate circumstances.

  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access,  disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request (for example: ship an order, prepare for your attendance at the annual meeting, etc.)
  • Orders:  we request information from you on our order form.  To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address), and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we experience trouble processing an order, then we will use this information to contact you.
  • Meeting Registrations:  we request information from you on our meeting  registration form. To register for our meeting, you must provide contact information (like name and address), and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to register you for the meeting. Your contact information is also used by our abstract management system (Open Water) if you submit an abstract for a poster or paper. Your contact information will be used by session managers and planners to schedule your presentation. If we have questions regarding your registration, then we will use this information to contact you.
  • Member Directory: the online Member Directory is to facilitate communication between members. Members are responsible for the security of the information that they access through the Member Directory, and must not share their login information.
  • Cookies and Web Beacons : In order to help enhance the performance and functionality of the website, we utilize session, persistent and third-party “cookies” that store a small piece of data on a users’ computers and collect certain information about the users’ visit to our site. We also use web beacons (either directly or from our partners) to determine if a user has visited a particular website.

The AAG reserves the right to offer either an opt in or opt out option depending on the situation and the type of information being collected. The AAG might be unable to provide services for which such information is needed for security and/or identification purposes

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.  If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, then please contact us at 202-234-1450 or email us at gaia@aag.org.