American Acne and Rosacea Society
Revised May 25, 2018
I. Our Commitment to Privacy
II. Personal Information We Collect
Personal information is any information that we can use to identify, locate, or contact you. Examples include your name, email address, phone number, and mailing and billing addresses. In certain sections of the website you may be asked to provide us with personal information such as when submitting a membership application or renewal. In that case we will collect additional personal information up to and including your shipping address, and a credit card number and expiration date in order to process your submission properly; and, such information will be shared with applicable third parties (i.e, payment processing providers), so they may process the transaction.
III. Passive Information Collection
As you navigate through this site, certain anonymous information can be passively collected (that is gathered without your actively providing the information). For example, we automatically collect information about your device, operating system, your browser, and how you use the website. We collect this information using various technologies such as cookies, Internet tags or web beacons, and navigational data collection (log files, server logs, clickstream). Your Internet browser automatically transmits some of this anonymous information, such as the URL of the website you just came from and the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the browser version your computer is currently using.
Web beacons allow third parties to obtain information, such as the IP address of the computer that accessed the page on which the web beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the web beacon appears, the time the page containing the web beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies sent by the third party.
This site may use and combine passively collected anonymous information to provide better service to site visitors, customize the site based on visitor preferences, compile and analyze statistics and trends, and otherwise administer and improve the site for use.
IV. Information from Social Media Networks, Advertising Partners, and Other Third Parties.
V. Use of Personal Information
Your personal information enables us to provide you with the information you have requested, with information regarding the status of your membership and transactions, and with information regarding future opportunities that may suit your particular interests.
We may prepare and maintain information collected in a format that does not identify you and we may use or share that aggregated information without your consent. For example, we may analyze personal data to generate aggregated or statistical data, neither of which is personal information. We use such information for our business purposes.
VI. Your Choices
You can choose not to provide us with personal information when using the website. However, if the information request is not identified as optional and a user chooses not to provide required personal information, then you may not be able to use the features of the website or mobile applications.
You can opt-out of receiving promotional emails by following unsubscribe links in those emails.
You can configure your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a cookie is set. However, if you reject cookies, the website may not operate properly.
You can request access to or obtain a portable copy of your personal information and correct, update, or request that we delete information at any time by sending a message to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide any relevant confirmation or reference number.
You may object to our processing of your personal information. If we are processing your personal information based upon your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
If you are a registered user, you may reset your password, update your personal data, correct information, delete your account, or opt-out of certain services by accessing your account.
VII. Your Consent and the Effective Date of any Changes
VIII. General Data Protection Regulation
If you are located where GDPR applies, information that we collect will be processed and stored in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the data protection and privacy laws may not offer the same level of protection as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen. Subject to applicable law, by using our website and providing information to use, you consent to the transfer to and processing of information in the United States and other jurisdictions.
IX. A Special Notice About Children
This site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect personal information via this site from visitors that are 13-years old or younger. We encourage parents to talk to their children about use of the internet. However, if you are aware that we have collected personal information from a child without parental consent, please notify us promptly and we will delete that information.
The AARS has put in place physical, technical, organizational, and administrative safeguards to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access or loss. For example, the AARS contracts with a third party to maintain and host the website and with third party secure payment processing providers. The third parties have implemented security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your personal information.
If you choose to use this website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer or similar devices and you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account and password. Therefore, safeguard your AARS password and use caution and discretion when posting information on public areas of the site.
XI. Retention Period
We will retain your information for as long as it is needed for the purposes listed above and is also dependent upon the purpose(s) for which it is collected, how it is used, and the requirements to comply with applicable laws. If you request that we delete your personal information and we do not have a legal basis for retaining it, we will delete it as required by applicable law. We may retain information that no longer identifies you indefinitely.
XII. Questions, Comments, or to Opt Out
- Send us an e-mail at email@example.com
- Call us at toll free at 1-888-744-DERM (1-888-744-3376)
- Send us a fax at 973-783-4576
- Write to us at 201 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Please note that any opt-out request may take up to ten (10) days to become effective.