Privacy Policy

ABPM Privacy Policy
May 23, 2018
 
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.abpm.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

 
  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
 
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 
ABPM is the sole owner of the information collected on its web site. We only have access to, or collect information that you voluntarily give us when you enroll as a member or when you register for a conference. Basic contact information is shared with members and fellow conference participants as a means of connecting them to exchange information and best practices which are relevant to the briefing profession. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We do, however, use a third-party messaging system to send Group Emails. 
 
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill a request from you.

We may contact you via email periodically to tell you about events, new resources and services, polls, research, or other information that we believe would be of interest to our members.

We offer an online directory as a member service that is accessible only to those who have logged in using valid member credentials. The directory provides other members with contact information to allow members to easily connect with one another. If members wish to share only certain pieces of contact information or none at all via the directory, members can login and choose “My Directory Options” to edit information that is provided.

ABPM prohibits Supplier (vetted vendor) members from sending group emails to ABPM members for marketing purposes. Customized emails sent to individual email addresses are allowed.
 

Your Access to and Control Over Information 
You may opt out of any future contacts from ABPM at any time.  If you are a member, you can log on to our website and access your profile to opt out of email communications or to edit/delete information from your profile.  You may also contact us at info@abpm.com to:
  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
 
Security 
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 214-389-0990 or via email at info@abpm.com.
 
Membership Registration 
In order to use the ABPM website, a member must first complete our registration form. During registration, members are required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest.
 

Conference or Event Registrations
We request information from you on our registration forms. To register for events, you must provide contact information and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date) or billing information. This information is used for billing purposes and for conference logistics. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.
 

Cookies 
We use "cookies" on the ABPM web site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, we use cookies primarily to identify you so you do not have to remember your login information, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
 
Links 
The ABPM website contains links to member sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
 
Surveys
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or snap polls. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary, and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name), and demographic information (such as location). Providing contact information is completely optional for customer satisfaction surveys, but may be necessary for some research (such as salary surveys or snap polls to avoid duplicate responses). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving customer satisfaction at events, or to accomplish research for the briefing industry.