Privacy Policy

Last Modified: November 20, 2015

AWCI has created this policy statement to help users of this website, www.awci.org ("Website"), understand how we collect, use, and protect information about them. The term "user" in this policy statement refers to visitors of the Website. The term "collected information" refers specifically to information collected from the Website.

Information Collected
For each visitor to this Website, the web server automatically recognizes the user's domain name, IP address, and certain information about the user's equipment (e.g., type of browser, screen resolution, support for Java). Our server does not automatically record or recognize user-specific, personal information. Such information (e.g., e-mail address, telephone number, title, subject interests) is collected by our server only when volunteered by the user (e.g., when a user uses the site to register for a meeting, purchase a product, or complete or revise a user profile) and is recognized by the server only if the user logs in. We use "cookies" only to store user preferences and to record session information (e.g., user password, items added to a shopping cart).

Use of Collected Information
AWCI's primary objective in collecting user information is to provide the best member and customer service possible. User-specific information that is provided by the user can be incorporated into AWCI's general database of members and other contacts. AWCI uses information in that database, and shares some information in the database with AWCI chapters and third parties, for the purpose of executing products, services, and resources requested by and/or offered to AWCI members and other contacts. AWCI uses information to publish member oriented directories. AWCI occasionally shares some collected information with member and nonmember individuals and entities, such as when we provide attendees of an AWCI event with a registrants list containing contact information. AWCI may provide collected information to third parties specifically for commercial use but does provide limited member information to third parties for commercial or other use. This includes, e.g., membership lists shared with reputable organizations with which AWCI has an established business relationship and the Website's online Member Directories.

Access to Personal Information
Users can access and revise most of the collected information about them by my contacting the AWCI Membership Department by e-mail at membership@awci.org or by telephone at (703) 538-1602.

Opportunity to Opt Out
Because collected information volunteered by the user is can be stored in AWCI's member and contacts database along with information collected by means other than this site, it is not possible to specifically opt out from the use of collected information. However, users may submit a request to limit marketing or to avoid specific types of communication (e.g., mail, fax, e-mail) or specific AWCI publications by contacting the AWCI Membership Department by e-mail at membership@awci.org or by telephone at (703) 538–1602.

Security
This site and the servers that store collected information have industry–standard security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under AWCI's control. Please note, however, that no security system is 100 percent secure. Authentic Website pages requesting credit card information will be secure web pages, and sensitive data will be encrypted for transmission. Absent user consent, AWCI does not knowingly share credit card numbers with third parties except to the extent necessary for, and incidental to, the purposes for which the user supplied the information.

Links to Other Web Sites
This site contains links to other websites, some of which may look similar to this site and appear to be a part of this site. AWCI is not responsible for the privacy practices, content, or security of such sites.

Changes to Policy and Deviation from Policy
AWCI reserves the right to revise this policy and to use collected information for uses not previously disclosed without prior notice and at any time. If policy changes are made, a revised policy will be posted on this page. If you are concerned about changes to this policy, deviations from this policy, or the use of collected information, please contact membership@awci.org, by e-mail or by telephone at (703) 538-1602.

You may also contact us at:

Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry
513 West Broad Street, Ste 210
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 538-1600
info@awci.org