What information does ABS collect and how is personal information used once it is collected?
Data that ABS collects is used only to help ABS better serve its members. It is ABS's policy to collect and store only personal information that its members and visitors knowingly provide. Information collected online is defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable.
Anonymous information refers to data that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. ABS does not collect any personal information from users browsing its public website. Only aggregate data-such as the number of hits per page, browsers and platform types-is collected. Aggregate data is only used for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.
Personally, identifiable information refers to data that tells ABS specifically who the visitor is. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the ABS website, members are asked to provide some limited information. This data is submitted voluntarily. ABS asks users to provide their name and member number for Login purposes, and to verify contact information for convention registration.
The database storing ABS membership contact information is a record that is held in trust. Its use for commercial or solicitation purposes is denied to all. Non-members will be denied requests for lists of members.
EU Data Subjects
Scope. This section applies if you are an individual located in the European Union or European Economic Area (collectively, "EU") ("EU Data Subject"). For these purposes, reference to the EU also includes the European Economic Area countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and, where applicable, Switzerland.
Data Controller. ABS is the data controller for the processing of your Personal Data.
Your Rights. Subject to applicable law, you have the following rights in relation to your Personal Data:
You may exercise your rights by contacting us as indicated under the "Contact Us" section below.
California Privacy Rights
What are "cookies" and how does ABS use them?
What privacy issues arise with links to other sites and who collects information and has access to it?
Data collected through ABS's website is collected and maintained solely by ABS.
This website contains links to other websites. ABS has no control over, and is not responsible for, the privacy policies or content of such sites.
How can members modify their ABS member information?
Members may change their information by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the following postal address: American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), 11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 350, Reston, VA 20191 or by utilizing the club/member update feature in the members-only section of https://www.americanbrachytherapy.org/members-only/.
ABS may occasionally need to send members messages pertaining to their use of the services and/or the sites. These messages are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail.
What types of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information?
ABS has security measures in place to protect the information under its control. While the organization makes every effort to ensure the integrity and security of its network and systems, it cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining information. ABS will never sell member or visitors' information to a third party. Any information that is disclosed in public areas of ABS's website, in the members-only Forum, or on the Internet may become public information. Members and visitors should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.