- www.aacsnet.net- the publicly accessible website
- aacsmembers.net– the subscription-based website for paying members
- Recorded AACS annual conferences, year-round webinars, and professional development workshops
- Email, text, and other electronic messages between AACS leadership and its members
Collection of information
AACS collects and uses Personal Data that can be used to identify individual members. This information is collected to send email announcements, manage memberships and other subscriptions on aacsmembers.net, and provide membership support.
Information Provided to AACS by Members
AACS collects Personal Data provided by members when purchasing products and at the point of interaction with AACS leadership. Personal data includes mailing/billing addresses, telephone numbers, names, and organizational affiliation. Members may provide Personal data at any point in the following processes
- Completing AACS surveys
- Purchasing annual memberships
- Registering for annual conferences and workshops, and webinars
- Emailing AACS leadership
Information Provided to AACS by Other Sources
AACS may receive information about you from publicly available databases and websites. We may combine those with information about you to target email campaigns to your interests and expand our outreach.
Personal data from third-party databases and websites will not be used posted on our websites without your authorization.
Automatically Collected Data
Our websites collect information about your electronic devices and visits. Automatically Collected data in the form of cookies, Internet Protocol (IP) address tracking/URL tracking, and other tools (“Tracking Technologies”) are used to maintain optimal membership experience. These Automatically Collected Data may include: browser information, operating system, length and number of visits to our websites, date/time stamp, and search terms used. No Personal Data is used in the collection of Automatically Collected Data.
How your information is used
AACS uses your Personal Data to provide website services and member support.
Access to AACSMembers
We use Personal Data submitted through membership and conference purchases to maintain optimal website paywalls, website design, and customer support.
Website Maintenance and Improvement
AACS maintains several mailing lists of current and past members that can send materials of professional and AACS interest. AACS maintains mailing lists for all past/present members and current members only.
AACS retains a list of past and current members. This list does not include any personal data beyond name and email address. You may opt out of inclusion in the mailing list. AACS does not sell or rent email addresses. This list is maintained to send marketing opportunities of professional interest, advertisements regarding the AACS annual conference, and upcoming webinars.
AACS retains a list of current members only. This list does not include any personal data beyond name and email address. You may opt out of inclusion in the mailing list. AACS does not sell or rent email addresses. This list is maintained for the use of sending voting materials and member outreach.
If you correspond with AACS leadership via email, the postal service, our web forms, and other forms of communication, we may retain the correspondence and the information it contains. In addition, we may use the information for business purposes, including responding to your inquiry, notifying you of AACS-related opportunities, and other marketing purposes.
Providing demographic information is voluntary. AACS committees use demographic information entered on membership/conference forms and surveys. In addition, editors of the Journal of Applied and Social Science identify candidates for volunteer positions and opportunities. If you do not wish your information to be used for these purposes, you may choose not to submit it.
Directory of Certified Practitioners
AACS maintains an online directory of Certified Sociological Practitioners (C.S.P) and Certified Clinical Sociologists (C.C.S). Information is collected voluntarily. Members may opt-out of being listed in the directory. In addition, members in this online directory have the right to opt-out of publically listing email, phone, and social media handles/URLs.
Service Data. Our use of information collected on behalf of our partner websites is 1) limited to the purpose of providing the service for which the partner has engaged the ASA and 2) is governed by our contract with that partner and the partner’s own privacy policies. AACS may share Personal Data with partners to fulfill its services and contractual obligations as part of this engagement.
Disclosure of Information
In addition, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties: 1) if you request it, 2) ) the information is provided (a) to comply with the law (for example, to comply with a search warrant, subpoena or other legal processes), (b) to enforce an agreement we have with you, (c) to protect our rights, property or safety, or the rights, property or safety of our employees or others, (d) to investigate fraud, or (e) to respond to a government request or to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (3) to address emergencies ; (4) to address disputes, claims, or to persons holding a legal or beneficial interest
Protecting Your Personal Data
We are committed to making reasonable efforts to secure the information you choose to provide us. We use various security technologies and procedures to help protect against unauthorized access to or alteration, disclosure, or destruction of Personal Data. In addition, we restrict access to Personal Data to AACS leadership and contractors who need to know the information to operate, develop, or improve our services. Unfortunately, no transmission of Personal Data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Retention of Your Information
We retain Personal Data collected through the various means to process on your behalf to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes for archival purposes, and enforce our agreements with you.
Cookies. Cookies are pieces of data sent to your browser when you visit a website and stored on your device. Cookies may store user preferences and other information.
Our website uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for a set time or until you delete it. Cookies are managed by your web browser (e.g., Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome). You may refuse to accept browser Cookies by activating the appropriate setting in your browser. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting to decline cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our website. However, if you select this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of our website. All the information collected is aggregated, and therefore anonymous.
IP Address. Our servers automatically record certain log file information reported from your browser when you access the services. These server logs may include which pages of the service you visited, your internet protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, and other information on how you interact with the services. These log files are generally deleted after some time.
There is no personally identifiable information being collected or kept by IP address.
Privacy Policies of Any Linked Websites or Other Third Parties
Conditions of Use
Your Rights with Regard to Your information
We respect your privacy rights and provide you with reasonable access to the personal data you may have provided through your use of the websites. If you wish to access, amend, or remove certain personal data we hold about you, you may do so at any time by contacting AACS leadership.
You have the right to unsubscribe to AACSlead@gmail marketing lists by selecting the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email. Additionally, you may request to be removed from the mailing lists anytime by emailing the AACS webmaster.
Private information retained by the AACSmembers.net paywall and any other online databases can be removed upon request to the AACS webmaster at any time. Please note that by doing so, you relinquish access to services maintained behind the paywall effective immediately.