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Information We Collect
Your Registration Information. Information you voluntarily provide to us, such as your name, user name, address, phone number, email address, and other contact information.
Your Payment Information. When you sign on to our site or make a purchase with us, we may collect additional information through our third-party payment provider: contact and payment information, payment history, profile and preference information that you provide.
Your Usage of Our Site. We automatically track certain information about you based upon your use of our site. We use this information to conduct internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve our users. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis. This information may include the URL that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, your location data, and your IP address.
Cookies. In addition, we use “cookies” on certain pages of our site. Cookies are small files that can be used to track a user’s steps or automatically generate a user’s password. Some features of our site may only be available through the use of a cookie. Cookies can help us provide information that is targeted to your interests. Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on our site. Most cookies are automatically deleted at the end of a session. You may decline our cookies if your browser permits, although your use of the site may then be restricted.
Promotional Use. We use your personal information to enhance our marketing and promotional efforts and to improve our content and services. We may also use your information to deliver to you advertisements, new services and promotions, and other information to you that is targeted to your interests. You can avoid receiving some of this information if you choose to opt-out as set forth below.
Administrative Notices, Etc. We use your e-mail address, your mailing address, and phone number to contact you regarding administrative notices, new product offerings, and communications relevant to your AES membership and use of the site. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you may have the ability to opt-out as set forth below.
Billing and Support. We use your address and billing information to fulfill purchases and provide associated support.
Compliance and Resolution. We may use information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the site, to comply with applicable laws and regulations, resolve disputes, and troubleshoot problems.
Information Disclosure to Third Parties
We use practices that are consistent with standards in the industry to protect your privacy. We cannot, however, promise that your personally identifiable information or private communications will remain private. For example, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We may also disclose your information to third parties in some circumstances. The following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be disclosed.
Law Enforcement. We may disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.
Advertisers. We disclose aggregate information about our users to advertisers and for other marketing and promotional purposes and reputable third-party organizations whose, products or services we feel may be of interest to you or to deliver on our behalf AES advertisements to you on other websites you visit. We may occasionally send you messages from third-parties on their behalf, and you may opt-out as set forth below.
Service Providers and Other Third Parties. We may disclose information about our users to: Service providers, agents, or contractors authorized to perform services on our behalf, such as providing support for our internal operations or providing website analytics to improve our properties; Individual members of the AES to promote collaboration and connection within our community; Associations and working groups for research purposes; or other third parties for such uses that are consistent with the purpose of AES and our site.
Promotional Communication. If you do not wish to receive information about new AES products and services, third-party announcements we may send you, or upcoming events, you may opt-out of receiving promotional AES communications by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may opt-out from receiving information from us at any time and ask us to remove your contact information from our database. An opt-out link will be provided with any communication from us.
Non-Promotional Communication. Please note that AES members who opt-out of promotional communications will continue to receive non-promotional communications via email (such as member newsletters and membership information) that are provided as conditions of membership in the organization. If you do not wish to have your information shared with third-party companies as previously described, please send an email request to email@example.com indicating your preferences.
Preferences. Registered users of this site may update their information by logging in to this site and changing their information.
We undertake reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your information from unauthorized access or disclosure.