The American Meat Science Association respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. AMSA strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, AMSA has implemented the following policy.
What Information Does AMSA Collect?
Most data AMSA collects are used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Web site.
From General Users. AMSA does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.
From AMSA’s Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on meatscience.org, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. AMSA asks users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, business phone, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to AMSA through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and contest registrations. Additionally, for some e-mails sent in HTML format by AMSA to its members through its listservs and electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, AMSA will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user's "click," a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. AMSA only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.
How Does AMSA Use Data Collected?
AMSA uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:
ASAE Member Services and Products. Generally, AMSA uses data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.
Disclosures to Third Parties. AMSA also makes member contact information available through the AMSA Membership Directory to other members using its Web site. On occasion, AMSA may also provide limited data to third party partners that co-sponsor specific events or provide services to the membership. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and business addresses. Business phone numbers, business fax numbers or e-mail addresses are provided only when the third party is acting on AMSA's behalf to contact members about specific AMSA programs. Users may request AMSA refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, conference registration form or any other form on which they are providing information; an opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact AMSA at email@example.com 217-356-5370 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.
Consent to Use Personal Information. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), AMSA or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this Web site. AMSA may send such data outside the European Economic Area for processing. If you reside in the European Union, please indicate your consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States. User supplies as defined above when registering for the Web site in order to allow AMSA (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the User unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties' products and services.
Credit Card Account Information. AMSA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, AMSA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.
What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?
This Web site contains links to other web sites. AMSA has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.
What Means Of Redress Are Available?
If any User suspects AMSA has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217-356-5370.