Website Privacy Policy

Effective Date: July 1, 2014 
 
Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. As a result, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected, used, shared and retained. 
 
Modifications to this Privacy Policy
We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated Privacy Policy. Using this website after the posting of this notice will signal your knowledge of and agreement to the modifications to this Privacy Policy.
 
Non-U.S. Users
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY OUR ORGANIZATION AND OUR VENDORS IN THE UNITED STATES.  YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSFERRED AND MAINTAINED IN OUR RECORDS IN THE UNITED STATES.  IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS TRANSFER, DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE.
 
What Information Do We Collect?
We may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind that you provide to us.  This information may include your (1) contact information (name, telephone number, physical address, email address, and (2) other personal information required so that we may provide you with the information that you request. You may choose to submit additional information, which we will collect if you choose to provide it.  For example, we will collect your email address if you choose to communicate with us via email or otherwise subscribe to our email list.  
 
We may also collect information from your browser, including your IP address and the page(s) you visited, which is recorded in our website server logs. No personal information is collected during the tracking process, only aggregate data -- such as the number of visits per page.  
 
If you are a Member you will also be requested to provide information through the Membership applications, or event/workshop registrations.
 
How Do We Use This Information?
We will collect and use your personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for related purposes unless we obtain your consent or as required by law.  Information for membership or partnership applications, event or workshop registrations or publication orders will be used to fulfill your request.  We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
 
We also use personally identifiable information collected to notify consumers about updates to our website, services, and other products. 
 
We also use the data collected from this website to improve the content and usability of our website and e-commerce functions.  The data is analyzed internally to determine how to best provide information to visitors to our web site.
 
Who Has Access To The Information We Collect?
We make Member contact information available through the online Membership directory to other Members.
 
In addition, we reserve the right to use and share your information in the event we believe doing so is necessary to operate this website or where such disclosure may be required by law, or to protect our rights or the rights of others.
 
We maintain full rights to any information collected on this website, and may freely collect, use and disclose such information unless prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law.  In the event of a change in control, reorganization, or sale of substantially all of its assets, any information owned by or in our control may be transferred to such third party successor, who will comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy.
 
Contacting You
If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, please let us know by writing to us at the address below, or calling 312-578-0090 (toll free 888-578-0090). Even if you remove yourself from our email list, we will still retain your personal information in connection with your use of the website or your Membership, as applicable.  You may still receive communications from us with respect to such continued usage.
 
If you supply us with your postal address you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by writing to us at the address below, or calling 312-578-0090 (toll free 888-578-0090). 
 
Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders they have placed online.
 
Access by Children
This website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through this website.
 
Accuracy of Personal Data
Personal data you provide to us should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.  If you need to update your information, please contact us.
 
Security
We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.
 
Third-Party Websites
This website may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to our organization. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or third-party websites, including any linked or linking websites. To the extent that you disclose personally identifiable information to any such third parties, different rules may apply to their use and disclosure of personal information that you disclose to them. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such websites before disclosing your personal information to them.
 
Contacting Us
If you have questions, comments, or correspondence regarding your privacy or our lists, write to us at the address below, or call 312-578-0090 (toll free 888-578-0090).