- What Information We Collect and How It is Used by ACSWA
- With Whom We May Share Your Personally Identifiable Information
- How to Correct and Update Personally Identifiable Information
- How We Handle Credit Card Information
- Our Policy on Retention of Personally Identifiable Information
- Security Procedures By Which We Protect Your Personally Identifiable Information
- What Happens When You Leave The Center’s ACSWA Websites
- Certain Ways We Monitor The Center’s ACSWA Websites
Information We Collect and How It Is Used by Center/ACSWA
Personally Identifiable Information (PII). No personally identifiable information (e.g. names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers) is collected through the Center/ACSWA Websites unless provided voluntarily by you while participating in specific activity that asks for PII. Where Center/ACSWA does collect PII it is generally used to help Center/ACSWA deliver services more easily and efficiently. It may also permit us to design and offer specific products and services that will be useful to ACSWA members or provide additional value to you.
Some e-mails sent in HTML format by Center/ACSWA to its constituents through its electronic newsletters and other forms of communication may inform us whether a recipient has subsequently clicked through to links provided in the message. This information is for the exclusive use of Center/ACSWA and is used to enhance our products and services and the distribution of those products and services to our constituents.
No Collection or Tracking of Visitors’ PII. Our websites do not track, collect, or distribute PII about unregistered visitors to our sites.
Aggregate Information. The Center/ACSWA Websites may collect information about each visitor’s browser type, browser version, operating system, and IP address, which is technical information typically relayed by the visitor’s browser. These types of information are not stored permanently by us and are used only as anonymous aggregate user-data to help improve our services. The Center/ACSWA may compile aggregate statistics that show the number of visitors to our sites, requests for particular information, and the sources (Internet Service Providers) of those requests. For instance, we may keep a total count of people visiting a certain web page, but we do not collect PII on unregistered visitors. The Center/ACSWA does not disseminate any of the aggregate information we collect.
Survey Information. From time to time the Center/ACSWA may request information from users by way of surveys. Participation in our surveys is completely voluntary and the user has a choice of whether or not to disclose information. Information requested may include contact information (PII) and demographic information. Survey information may be used for the purpose of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction level associated with the Center/ACSWA/Websites to provide constituent services, or to help address issues affecting the clinical social work community.
With Whom We May Share Your Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
ACSWA Affiliates. Certain organizations are formally affiliated with the Center/ACSWA, which may provide names and addresses of constituents for use in the exchange of information about their programs.
Cookies are small text files commonly placed on your computer while you are visiting certain websites on the Internet. They are used to identify your computer. For example, cookies are used by some sites to greet you personally, to post a list of your favorite books to purchase, or to show what you had in your shopping basket the last time you visited.
You can delete cookies or prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by using the relevant feature of your browser’s preferences menu. Programs also may be purchased to help you manage cookies and your privacy generally. Such actions, however, may cause some websites not to work properly.
Correcting and Updating Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
To correct, update, or suppress certain PII, either use the relevant feature of the ACSWA Website or contact the Center’s office.
How We Handle Credit Card Information
Our Policy on Retention of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
The Center/ACSWA may retain PII regarding registered constituents and members indefinitely, and does retain billing information and purchasing data for at least five years or as dictated by legal requirements.
Security Procedures We Use to Protect Your PII
The Center/ACSWA is committed to keeping your PII secure. We limit access to PII: our PII-related technology is password-protected and its access is limited to authorized personnel. The Center/ACSWA uses industry-standard technologies to keep PII secure while residing on its servers; however, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems. In addition, please note that normal email is not encrypted and therefore is not a secure means of transmitting your PII.
What Happens When You Leave Our Center/ACSWA Websites
Certain Ways We Monitor The Center/ACSWA Websites
We provide the Center/ACSWA Websites and the information they contain as a service. The Center/ACSWA Websites are monitored for purposes such as ensuring proper operation and verifying the functioning of applicable security features. Anyone using the Center/ACSWA Websites expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes, are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.