AAE is committed to protecting your privacy. This statement explains the steps we take to protect your personal data when you visit our Web sites. It describes what categories of personal data we collect, the purposes for which we use those data, your choices regarding use of your data, our security measures, and how you can review and correct your data. By accessing our Web sites, you consent to the data collection and use practices described in this privacy statement. Data Collection
Data collected directly from visitors. In most instances, you can visit our Web sites without providing any personal data. However, on some pages, we may ask you for personal data to provide a service or carry out a transaction requested by you. The personal data that we collect may include:
* contact details, such as your name, title, company/organization name, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, and physical address; * information about your company and job position; * your preferences with respect to e-mail marketing; * financial information (including credit card numbers, bank or customer account information, and, in connection with Donations, Social Security Number or other national/tax identification number) * your inquiries about membership categories and requests for our products and services; * event registration information; and * feedback from you about our services (including our Web sites).
You are not required to provide this information. However, if you choose not to, we may not be able to provide you the requested service or complete your requests.
Data collected automatically.
We collect certain data about all visitors to our Web sites, including what pages they view, the number of bytes transferred, the links they click, and other actions taken within our Web sites. On Web sites to which you logon, we may connect this information with your identity to determine your potential interests in our products and services. We may also use this information to improve our security measures. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every Web site you visit, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and capabilities and language, your operating system, the date and time you access the site, and the Web site from which you linked to our site. We do not link these data to your identity.
Our use of your personal data
We will use your personal data only for the purposes set forth below.
Membership Services and transactions.
We use your personal data to deliver services or execute transactions you request, such as providing information about AAE products and services, processing orders, answering member service requests, facilitating use of our Web sites, and so forth. In order to offer you a more consistent experience in interacting with AAE, information collected by our Web sites may be combined with information we collect by other means.
Web site improvement.
We may use your data to improve our Web sites (including our security measures) and related products or services, or to make our Web sites easier to use by