Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Introduction The Association of Average Adjusters of the United States and Canada (The “Association”) respects the privacy of the users of its Web site (“Users”), and is dedicated to honoring their preferences regarding use and disclosure of information collected while using the Web site www.averageadjustersusca.org (the “Web Site”). The Association is continually developing technology to enhance Web Site features and security, and to provide Users with choices regarding information use and disclosure. This Privacy Policy sets forth the Association’s policies regarding collection, storage, access, use and disclosure of information relating to a User’s application, registration, use of the Web Site and communications with the Association. If you have questions or comments about the Privacy Policy, or do not think that the Association is abiding by its principles, please contact the secretary of the Association.

Updates to the Privacy Policy The Association may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as new features and services become available on the Web Site and to keep pace with technological developments. You are responsible for checking this page periodically for changes and updates to this Privacy Policy. Any change or update to this Privacy Policy shall automatically be effective fifteen (15) days after it is initially posted on the Web site. Your use of the Web Site following any posted and effected change will be deemed an acceptance of such change.

 Information Collection, Use and Disclosure Activities

Registration Information: The Web Site may permit Users to provide certain information, including name, company, title, email address, phone number, and mailing address. This information will only be used internally by the Association to operate the Web Site and to communicate with Users. User specific information will be made available to other Users only to the extent specifically consented to by a User.

The Association reserves the right to disclose any information if such action is necessary (a) to conform to the requirements of law or to comply with legal process or subpoena served on the Association, (b) to protect and defend the legal rights or property of the Association, the Web Site or its Users, or (c) in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of its Users or the general public. The Association further reserves the right to release any information concerning any User if that User participates (or is reasonably suspected of participating) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order. Finally, the Association reserves the right to cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our servers or services for illegal activities, and to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement agencies for investigation or prosecution.

Aggregated Information: The Association may collect, use and disclose for marketing and other purposes certain general, demographic and statistical information regarding Web Site membership, transactions and usage. Such information is aggregated prior to disclosure, and will not include any personally identifying information specific to a particular User or transaction.

Technical and Usage Information: To operate the Web Site, enhance its functionality, and ensure that User transactions and communications are convenient, dependable and secure, the Association may collect, store and use technical and Web Site usage information relating to a User’s activities on the Web Site. Such information includes the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address from which a User accesses the Web Site, which is used only internally by the Association as required for server operation and other technical uses, and is not disclosed to Users or other persons.

User Communications and Marketing: If a User consents in advance, the Association will use User contact information, such as e mail addresses, to communicate with Users regarding available transactions, to notify Users of changes in Web Site functionality and features, product and service updates, patches, policy changes, billing and other activities relating to a User’s use of the Web Site, and for marketing purposes.

 Collection and Use of Information Using ‘Cookies’ As with many state of the art Internet sites, the Web Site uses “cookies” to enhance the functionality of the Web Site and to make transactions and other activities more convenient and efficient for Users. A “cookie” is a small text file stored locally on the computer used to access the User account, and contains information relating to a User’s past use of the Web Site. Disabling the use of cookies on your Internet browser, however, may prevent a User from being able to transact business on the Web Site.

Linked Sites The Web Site contains hyperlinks though which other Internet Web sites may be accessed by Users. The Association is not responsible for and cannot make any assurances regarding the privacy, or other policies or practices of the operators of such Web sites. Such links are provided only for the convenience of our Users, and the presence of any link does not imply that the Association endorses, approves or is responsible for such Web sites.

Security The Association does not release commercial information related to a specific transaction, User, or company to anyone without prior written consent by all parties involved. Although we take all reasonable precautions to protect our Users’ information, due to the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that any information stored on our servers, or transmitted to or from you will be free from unauthorized access.

Consent to Processing By providing any personal information to the Site, all Users, including without limitation Users in the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States.