If you are not a resident of the U.S. and you chose to join the AWEA or to participate in AWEA events and activities that require the submission of your Personal Information, you hereby freely consent to the transfer and processing of your Personal Information to the U.S. and you consent to be governed by the laws and regulations of the U.S. with regards to the use of your Personal Information.
We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time without prior notice. However, if there are material changes, we will notify you by e-mail and/or by postal mail. When we modify the Policy, we will post the revised Policy on this Site, with a notice on the homepage when such changes have been made.
II. Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect Personal Information online and offline only if you choose to provide it to us. If you choose to complete an AWEA membership application, register for an AWEA conference or seminar, or order a publication, participate in an AWEA event, or make a donation, we will ask you to provide your name, job title, name of company, business address, business phone, fax number and e-mail address. AWEA does not collect home addresses, home phone numbers or home e-mail accounts unless you decide to provide this information to the AWEA.
We collect a credit or debit card account number and expiration date from members or other individuals to pay for membership dues, AWEA events fees, publications, audio or video materials and donations to the AWEA Foundation. For payments made offline, we submit the Personal Information needed to secure payment to the appropriate clearinghouse. If payment is submitted online, we use an authorized third-party operational service provider to collect and process your Sensitive Personal Information in a reasonably secure manner. Our operational service provider may also collect the security code associated with the credit or debit card. When members or other individuals choose to pay by check, we do not store checking account information. Payment information is retained for administrative and tax purposes.
If you are a member we also use your name and the contact information you choose to share with us to compile an Annual Membership Directory for the personal and professional use of AWEA members. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in the Directory. Online access to the Directory is password protected and restricted for use only by AWEA members and organizational staff.
We will share your email address with other organizations that are co-sponsors or co-presenters of an AWEA event. lf you are a non-member, we will also use your email address for AWEA-related promotional purposes only; we do not disclose your email address to non-related third parties for marketing purposes. If you wish to be removed from our email distribution list, please complete the form to remove your email address from our list, or call AWEA at (202). We also share information within AWEA to improve service to our members and to enhance our organization's effectiveness.
III. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
The AWEA does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13.
Any Personal Information knowingly collected from a child via the Site will be deleted.
IV. Cookies and Other Technology
By using our Site, some information may be automatically collected by our web servers as you browse our Site. For example, our web server automatically collects information known as "click stream data," such as the domain name of the site providing you with Internet access, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your browser type and version, operating system and platform, the average time spent on our site, pages viewed, information searched for, access times and other relevant statistics. We also collect information by using technologies and methodologies that enable tracking, such as "cookies". "Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website transfers to the hard drive of a visitor's computer for record-keeping purposes. "Cookies" provide visitors a personalized experience on our site by enabling us to determine unique preferences and trends based on visits to our website and to other websites.
V. Protecting Your Personal Information
The AWEA is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use reasonable security technologies and procedures to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
VI. Access to and Review of Your Personal Information
If you have registered for an event via the Site, you have limited access to your record online. You may review the history of your activity for the calendar year. However, you may not modify or correct any Personal Information on your record; all modifications or corrections must be submitted to the AWEA directly. If you would like to review, modify and/ or correct your Personal Information, please contact us at [ ]. You must authenticate your identity before we provide access to your Personal Information.
VII. External Links
VIII. Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at: 202-383-2500.