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Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

AmericanHort respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Website. AmericanHort strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, AmericanHort has implemented the following policy.

WHAT INFORMATION DOES AMERICANHORT COLLECT?

Data AmericanHort collects is used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Website.

From General Users. AmericanHort does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Website. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From AmericanHort’s Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on AmericanHort.org, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. AmericanHort asks users to provide their name, organization name, business phone, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to AmericanHort through membership applications or conference/event registrations. Additionally, for some e-mails sent in HTML format by AmericanHort to its members through its listservs and electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, AmericanHort will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user's "click," a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. AmericanHort only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold.

HOW DOES AMERICANHORT USE DATA COLLECTED?

AmericanHort uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

AmericanHort Member Services and Products. Generally, AmericanHort and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties. AmericanHort makes member contact information available through the AmericanHort Membership Directory to other members using its Website. In addition, AmericanHort incorporates information users provide into hard copies of the Membership Directory that it provides to members. On occasion, AmericanHort may also provide limited data to affiliated third parties that offer products and services as membership benefits. These limited data include member company names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses. Users may request AmericanHort refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties by contacting AmericanHort at Hello@AmericanHort.org or 614-487-1117.

Consent to Use Personal Information. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), AmericanHort or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this website. AmericanHort may send such data outside the European Economic Area for processing. If you reside in the European Union, AmericanHort will ask your consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States. User supplies the consent as defined above when registering for the website in order to allow AmericanHort (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the User unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties' products and services.

Credit Card Account Information. AmericanHort does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, AmericanHort submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

Access to and Control over Information. You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by logging into your account(s) or by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

•           See what data we have about you, if any.

•           Change/correct any data we have about you.

•           Have us delete any data we have about you.

•           Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

HOW DOES AMERICANHORT SECURE DATA COLLECTED?

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the webpage.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

HOW DOES AMERICANHORT USE COOKIES?

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

WHAT PRIVACY ISSUES ARISE WITH LINKS TO OTHER SITES?

This Website contains links to other websites. AmericanHort has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

WHAT MEANS OF REDRESS ARE AVAILABLE?

If any User suspects AmericanHort has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing to Hello@AmericanHort.org or by calling 614-487-1117.