Effective May 2018
Information Collection and Use
We will collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your name, employer's name, address(es), telephone and fax number, e-mail address and credit card information. ABGC may use and store some or all of such information in order to notify you of official ABGC business; provide a product or service you requested; secure your diplomate status: analyze, evaluate and improve member and prospective member needs and interests; alert you of ABGC news, activities, courses and programs, services and benefits; and for other legitimate and lawful business purposes. Personally identifiable information may be given to a third party in order to complete a specific business transaction on behalf of ABGC. Contact information from inquiries received by ABGC may be shared to provide a service, satisfy a question or develop a prospective business relationship.
We may disclose personally identifiable information to the proper authorities if we become subject to a subpoena or court order, or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose such information. We also may use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person. If all or part of ABGC is merged or otherwise transferred to another entity, we may transfer the personally identifiable information you provided to us to such entity as part of that transaction.
Cookies and Log Files
Cookies are pieces of stored information used to provide smoother navigation throughout the site, such as a saved password; to identify user trends, such as page views; and for other internal purposes, such as assessing the effectiveness of the site. You have the option of setting your computer to disable cookies or to alert you when cookies are being used. If you choose to disable cookies, please be aware that portions of the site may not function properly.
There are links to other websites throughout the site. Please note that ABGC is not responsible for the privacy policies of those other sites and hereby disclaims any liability or responsibility in connection with such linked sites.
Online registration and information such as credit card numbers will be secured using a commercially accepted method of encryption. However, while we employ reasonable security measures to protect your personal information, please be aware that no method of electronic transmission is completely infallible and we cannot guarantee its absolute safety. If you become aware of any breach of site security, please contact us immediately.
Updating Personal Information and Participation
You may contact ABGC as set forth below to update your personally identifiable information or opt-out of any service at any time. We will provide opt-in and opt-out opportunities as applicable to the service or product being offered.