Privacy Policy

The Adhesion Society is committed to protecting the privacy of its members while continuing to provide superior benefits and services. To serve that goal, the Association has adopted the following privacy policy. This policy covers how the Society handles personal information collected and received from or through our website or online membership portal.

Information Collected

The Society collects and utilizes different kinds of information from users of the website or online membership portal.

The information we collect will depend upon what you do when visiting our sites. Except as stated in this policy, we will not collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit our sites unless you choose to provide such information to us. Personal information provides us with aggregate demographic data that we use to improve the services offered to members. Providing demographic information is optional. This information is kept confidential by the Society and is used for internal purposes. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that demographics do not identify any specific user.

We may ask for your address, phone number and/or email address when you place an order for a product, service or when you register for a meeting. In each case, our objective is to have your contact information so that we can serve you better.

If you're paying for registrations and products with a credit card, we also will collect your credit card number (employing industry standard security and encryption technologies), billing information and e-mail address to process your payment.

From time to time, we may use your address, phone number or email address to provide you with updates and other information that we think may be of interest to you.

We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email. We don't sell any email addresses to any third party.

User Options - Opt Out

A user may opt to cease receiving future promotional mailings by sending an email to malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org and including his or her full name, User ID (if applicable), email address, and the mailing he or she no longer wishes to receive in the subject or message area. A user may also contact us at 301.986.9700 x106 or 7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 990, Bethesda, MD 20814. The Adhesion Society reserves the right to send all users non-promotional email related to business practice and systems operations even if the user has opted out of promotional mailings.

Users may change their personal information at any time by using the provided interface once they are logged in and as often as necessary. If users are unable to log in and change their information themselves, they will be able to send an email to malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org, contact us at the telephone number or address above for assistance.

Security

The website and the online membership portal are secured and can only be accessed by using a specific user ID and a password. For security reasons, don't share your user ID or password. Users may change their personal information at any time by using the provided interface once they are logged in and as often as necessary. If users are unable to log in and change their information themselves, they will be able to send an email to malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org or contact us at the telephone number or address above for assistance.

The Society undertakes reasonable efforts to ensure that all personally identifiable information collected on our site remains secure. Internally, access to our database is restricted to those employees who need access in order to serve you. The Society’s staff is trained to treat member and customer information confidentially. The Society cannot provide a guarantee against inadvertent disclosure or intentional misappropriation of data by a third party.

Acceptance of Policy

By visiting the Society’s website, you are accepting the Terms and Conditions of this Privacy Policy, and we have the right to use your information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of adhesionsociety.org after we either personally notify you or generally post such changes on adhesionsociety.org will constitute your acceptance of those changes. This Privacy Policy applies only with respect to the information that we collect on adhesionsociety.org and not to any information that the Society collects through other methods or sources. If for some reason, you believe that adhesionsociety.org has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please notify us at the address below.

Changes to This Policy

The Adhesion Society reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Notification of changes will be posted on the website and the revised privacy policy will be effective immediately upon posting. Because these changes may affect your personal information, we suggest that you look for information regarding changes on a regular basis and review the changes as soon as they are published on the website.