Last updated: June 5, 2020
The American Topical Association understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who is a member of the American Topical Association and also those that visit Our website. We will only collect and use personal data in the ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy, the following terms shall have these meanings:
2. Information About Us
3. What Does This Policy Cover?
4. Your Rights
As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
If you have any cause for complaint about Our use of your personal data, please contact Us using the details provided in section 12 and We will do Our best to solve the problem for you. If We are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with your applicable government authority.
For further information about your rights, please contact your applicable government authority.
5. What Data Do We Collect?
6. How Do We Use Your Data?
All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary for which it was first collected. We will comply with Our obligations under the GDPR, and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.at all times. For more details on security, see section 7.
Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for Our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to Our use of your personal data (e.g., becoming an ATA member, by subscribing to emails, using this website), or because it is in Our legitimate interests. Specifically, we may use your data for the following purposes:
You have the right to withdraw your consent to Us using your personal data at any time, and to request that We delete it.
We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary for which it was first collected, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
7. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
We only keep your personal data for as long as We need to in order to use it for our legitimate purposes, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
Your data will only be stored in Canada and the United States of America.
Data security is very important to Us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our website.
8. Do We Share Your Data?
Subject to section 8.2, We will not share any of your data with any third parties for any purposes.
In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal obligations, a court order, or a governmental authority.
We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on Our behalf. These may include payment processing, business software, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising, and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the GDPR.
We may compile statistics about the use of Our website including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymized and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymized data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
9. How Can You Control what you get from Us?
We offer you the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us, which you may do by contacting us and/or at the point of providing your details.
10. How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us. We will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact us using the email details below.
12. Contacting Us
Our analytics partner may place “tracking cookies” on your computer. We are telling you about this upfront, and we want you to know you can get rid of these tracking cookies if you want to.
These tracking cookies are very small text files that can tell our partner how you are using our website and how you got here, they usually don’t record your name or other personally identifiable information. They are used extensively on the World Wide Web, however, often, their presence is only made known inside lengthy privacy documents.
You are able to change your preferences in your Web browser to control cookies. You can usually choose to accept cookies from the site you are on, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, clear out all cookies, block cookies all together or partially. If you require assistance managing your cookies, please contact support from the software publisher(s) for the browser(s) that you use.