Effective October 17, 2016
Who We Are
ASTS values individual privacy, and we want to give our website visitors the opportunity to know what information we collect about them and how they can limit the use of personally-identifiable information beyond the purposes for which they first provided it. At all times, however, ASTS reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order), to protect ASTS’ rights or property, including without limitation in the event of a transfer of control of ASTS or substantially all of its assets, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.
Data We Collect and How We Use It
Personally Identifiable Information
We collect your email address if you communicate with us by email, as well as other information that you might supply voluntarily, such as survey information.
If you purchase a product or service at our site, we will also ask for your credit card number or other account number you wish to be charged. We do not give out your credit card or other account information to third parties unless you authorize us to do so or if it is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities, including, but not limited to, delivering a product or service you order.
We may use this information to respond to an email or other inquiry or request, to help improve our website and our services, to customize your experience at our website, or to send updates or notices about our organization and the products we offer that we think may be of interest to you. We may also combine this information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify visitors’ preferences or interests. We may provide information that identifies you to companies that assist us in these activities, such as helping us fulfill your request for a product, service, or information.
ASTS collects information from its members (including names, addresses, business phone numbers, business fax numbers, and email addresses) for inclusion in a membership directory that is available only to ASTS members and other approved users on the ASTS website. Member addresses, including emails, are also supplied to the publisher(s) of the journal(s) provided as a member benefit. ASTS may occasionally provide, sell, or rent limited data to third parties, including companies that offer products and services for sale to ASTS members. Further, limited data, including names, companies/organizations and business addresses, but do not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers or email addresses is available on the public portion of the ASTS website.
ASTS’ website is intended for adults. ASTS does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If ASTS obtains knowledge that it has personally identifiable information about a child under 13 in retrievable form in its files, ASTS will delete that information from our existing files.
Cookies and Computer-Related Information
Our web server automatically collects information from your computer and navigation patterns when you visit our site, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the computer’s operating system, the type of browser you use, and the specific web pages visited during your connection. We may also track data such as the total number of visits to our website and the number of visitors to each page of our website.
We may use this information, in aggregate form, for system maintenance and to better understand how our visitors use our site and services so that we can make them better. ASTS may also share statistical or demographic information in aggregate form with third parties for marketing or research purposes. This aggregate data will not contain any information that personally identifies you.
How You Can Control and Update Data About You
We want to be sure that we keep only the most accurate and up-to-date information about you in our records. Therefore, whenever you believe that your contact information needs to be updated, you can email us at email@example.com or log into the website to correct or update your contact information.
You may choose at any time to remove your name, telephone and fax numbers, and postal and email addresses from the lists we use to send notices or updates and elect not to receive correspondence from us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users may request that ASTS refrain from disclosing to third parties the data it collects on its membership application form or any other form on which users are providing information by contacting ASTS at email@example.com.
Other Internet sites you visit — including those linked from the ASTS website — may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. Other websites might use personal information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site before providing any personal information.
Data Integrity and Security