Privacy Policy

Your use of our online resources may result in ASSE collecting information about you. Your privacy and its protection are of utmost importance to the entire ASSE organization. Therefore, this policy has been established to communicate with you our commitment to your privacy as well as how your information will by used by our organization.

Data Collection
When you use ASSE's on-line resources, information may be collected in 3 different ways:

  • Web Site Traffic—Web site traffic is collected by our web server. It tells us where individuals go on our site, which pages are most popular, etc. It helps us to analyze the effectiveness of our site and guides us in making it a better resource for you. While there are methods to track this activity to a specific computer, because we are only interested in the mass statistics, we do not collect that level of information.
  • Cookies—Cookies allow web sites to maintain personal information and/or on-line history on an individual's computer. This information when read by a web server, allows the site to be customized to every user. At this time ASSE's web site uses cookies in a limited fashion to facilitate login. These cookies do not collect information about the user or computer that is accessing the ASSE site. The cookie information is not collected by the ASSE web server.
  • Request For Information—An individual can request information from ASSE by navigating to the appropriate page and entering the personal information indicated. In doing so,the user recognizes he/she is doing so voluntarily. The information collection falls into two categories: That which is required to be certain the information can properly get to the requester, and that which is voluntary and meant to assist ASSE staff with the task of delivering exactly what the individual wants.

We do not knowingly collect information from children. All requests for information are assumed to be from adults. If we determine that any information has been collected from children, we will immediately purge it.

Data Analysis
As indicated above, we will collect usage statistics from our web server as one of several analysis methods to make our site more useful to our users. Again, this information will be collected and handled at the mass statistical/anonymous level. Individual statistics will not be collected.

No other analysis of information collected from our site will be performed.

Data Sharing
While we will make every effort to protect and preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose some or all of it when required to do so by law or an order by judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us and/or our web site. In these cases, we will only share the information when we have a good-faith belief that doing so is necessary to legally comply.

In the event that ASSE merges with, is acquired by, or sells some of its assets to another company, the information that has been collected from this site will be transferred as part of the transaction.

In all other cases, ASSE will not share or distribute your personal information with any third party.

Communications From ASSE
The information collected from this site will be used to communicate with you.

Participation
You maintain the following rights concerning the personal information that we may collect through this site, and you may contact us to:

  • Request if we have collected or are collecting information about you

  • Request a copy of the information that we have collected

  • Request that we purge all information collected about you and stop collecting your information

At the time of the request, we reserve the right to ask that you provide proof of your identity. We also reserve the right to deny your request based on your inability to provide identity proof.

To make any of the above requests, please contact customerservice@ASSE.org.

Related Links
In different areas of our site you will see links to other sites that are owned and operated by Government, Educational and other Non-Profit Associations and Organizations. This policy does not cover the information contained within or gathered by those sites, and we are not responsible for their privacy policies.

Security
We have implemented reasonable technology and security policies to ensure the quality and integrity as well as protect the security of any personal information we may have collected from you. Our employees are obliged to respect your privacy and the confidentiality of your information.

Notification of Changes
As we create new services through this site, we may need to amend this privacy policy. To help you determine when and how our policy has changed, the most current revision date of this document will be noted on our home page, and a summary of the most recent changes will be annotated at the top of this document.

Advertising

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on the ASSE website.
  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Questions
For all other inquiries about this privacy policy please contact:

Kelly Fanella
Director of Marketing and Communications
ASSE
1800 E. Oakton
Des Plaines, IL 60018

 


 

(additional sections for consideration -- added 10-26-07)


Permission to use material from this Web site / reprints / copyright
Linking policy
Security and privacy policy
Disclaimer

Permission to use material from this Web site / reprints / copyright
The American Society of Safety Engineers retains copyright on the content of this site, unless otherwise noted.

Reprint or reuse of information from this site without change
To request permission to use information from this Web site, send an e-mail describing intended use, duration and contact information to kfanella@asse.org

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Translations or adaptations of American Society of Safety Engineers content must be reviewed and approved by the American Society of Safety Engineers. Please send requests send an e-mail describing intended use, duration and contact information to kfanella@asse.org

Using content from Society press releases

Reprint of American Society of Safety Engineers content or references to American Society of Safety Engineers contact information in an organization’s press release must be approved by the public relations director of the Society. Please send queries to kfanella@asse.org

Logos

Using any of the American Society of Safety Engineers’s registered trademarks (logos) without the Society’s prior consent is strictly prohibited. Please send written requests describing intended use, duration and contact information to kfanella@asse.org

Photographs and graphics
The photographs and graphics on our Web site are not available for reproduction by third parties. Similar stock images are available for a fee from stock image sources.

Linking policy
When linking to the American Society of Safety Engineers Web site, Web managers should be aware that the American Society of Safety Engineers trademarks are not available for posting or replication on third party Web sites without a written agreement with the Society. As part of the permission agreement for Web linking, third parties must post the following with any trademark. URL or content used from an Society Web site:

Linking Disclaimer: The American Society of Safety Engineers is not responsible for information or advice provided by others, including information on Web sites that link to Society sites and on third party sites to which the Society links. Please direct any questions to kfanella@asse.org

Security and privacy policy
The American Society of Safety Engineers is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our Web site. Information we collect from you is used to improve our site, provide you a better experience, respond to your questions and process your online donations.

Information collection
We collect two types of information on our Web site:

Web server traffic information. This information is used to determine the number of visitors to our site, length of stay and sources of traffic. We collect aggregate data — or totals of those visiting from a domain — not information identifying individual users. We use this information to help improve our site and our service to you.

Personal information provided by you. We collect e-mail addresses and other personal information only when you provide it to us. If you fill out a form or survey, request information or make a donation, we may collect your name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number and e-mail address.

Use of personal information
The American Society of Safety Engineers collects information on our Web site. We do not sell, trade or rent our Web site visitor’s personal information to others other than those outlined in this section. If you willingly provide us your personal information, the American Society of Safety Engineers may use it in the following ways:

Donations: When you make an online donation to us, it’s possible your name may be on some mailing lists shared with other reputable organizations. As a donor, you may request to have your name removed from these mailing lists.

E-mail Information Requests and Questions: When we respond to your e-mail requests or questions, we may collect your e-mail address and send you American Society of Safety Engineers e-mail bulletins or news. To opt out and remove your name from future e-mails, follow the unsubscribe instructions in the message.

E-News: When you sign up to receive American Society of Safety Engineers e-news, we collect your e-mail address and may also notify you about other information we think you will find valuable. To opt out and remove your name from future e-mails, follow the unsubscribe instructions in the message.

Event Registration: The Society provides online registration for our major events, such as the education and professional development symposiums. We may collect your e-mail address and send you American Society of Safety Engineers e-mail bulletins or news. To opt out and remove your name from future e-mails, follow the unsubscribe instructions in the message.

Forums: Please remember that any information you disclose on the message boards becomes public information.

Your consent
By using the American Society of Safety Engineers Web site, you consent to the collection and use of the information described above. Any changes to this policy will be posted prior to their implementation.

Your choice
We respect your privacy and recognize that you may wish to limit the ways in which we contact you. Simply send an e-mail to kfanella@asse.org with the following information:

To remove your name from mailing lists shared with other organizations, please provide your full name, mailing address and a sentence requesting removal.

To remove your name from the American Society of Safety Engineers postal mailing list, please provide your full name, mailing address and a sentence requesting suppression of your personal information in our files.

To review or correct your personal information with the American Society of Safety Engineers, please provide your name and a sentence requesting a review or a correction.


Security
We take every precaution to protect your personal information. At the American Society of Safety Engineers, your personal information is kept confidential and stored in a secure environment. Access to your information is restricted only to authorized staff with a legitimate and specific business purpose. For example, our finance employees need access to information to process online donations. If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, send an e-mail to kfanella@asse.org

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data sent to your Web browser and stored on your hard drive. Cookies help us improve our Web site by tracking and targeting the interests of our users as they visit different sections of our site. Cookies do not contain any personal information.

Log files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track visitors’ movements and gather broad information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personal information.

Disclaimer
The American Society of Safety Engineers works to ensure that the information provided on its authorized Web site is accurate, timely and useful. However, the information contained on American Society of Safety Engineers Web sites should not be considered safety, health or environmental guidance or professional advice. The American Society of Safety Engineers, its affiliates or agents, or any other parties involved in the preparation or publication of this site are not responsible for errors or omissions in information provided on this site or any actions resulting from the use of such information. Corrections and additions to this site will be made when necessary or as time permits.