Privacy Policy


Thank you for visiting our website. Privacy is an important issue for our visitors, and is committed to protecting the privacy of your information. This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we collect from and about you when you visit our website (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy also explains how may use and disclose such information, as well as your ability to control certain uses of it.


  • Information You Provide to Us collects personal information from you when you choose to share it with us. This may include information you provide when you create an online account with us, request information from us, sign up for newsletters or our email list, or otherwise contact us. The personal information we collect may include your name, address (including zip code), email address, and telephone number. You may also be required to provide certain personal information to create your account. We may combine the information you provide to us with information from and about you that we automatically collect when you visit the Site, from third parties, or other online and offline sources.

  • Information Automatically Collected

When visitors access the Site, may automatically collect non-personally identifiable information about them through commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, local shared objects (Flash cookies), or other technologies. This information may include, but is not limited to, the date and time you visit the Site, the areas or pages of the Site that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing or using the Site, the number of times you return to the Site, the links you used to arrive at the Site, the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the type of web browser that you use, the type of operating system in use, IP address, and the number and frequency of visitors who visit various pages of the Site.

  • Cookies uses cookies to make interactions with the Site easy and meaningful for visitors. For example, when you visit the Site, servers send a cookie to your computer. On its own, a cookie does not personally identify a visitor. Cookies may be used to provide better service and a more effective site, facilitate interaction with the visitors' web browsers, collect non-personally identifiable information, and recognize visitors when they return.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You may adjust your browser settings to limit certain tracking or to decline cookies, but by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on the Site. To adjust your browser settings so as to accept or reject cookies from us or from any other websites, please consult the "Help" section of your browser application.

  • Information Collected From Other Sources

We may obtain information about you from other sources, including social networks that you use to connect with This information may include name, user name, demographic information, updated address or contact information, interests, and publicly-observed data, such as from social media and online activity. We may combine this information with the information we collect from and about you to help us tailor our communications to you and to improve our Site.

USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED may use non-personally identifiable information collected from visitors to the Site for internal purposes such as to conduct reviews of the Site, guide decisions about the development of the Site, provide an enhanced online experience for visitors, or identify, on an aggregate basis, general trends that may assist in providing services and offerings to visitors.

Personally identifiable information collected from visitors may be used to answer visitors' questions, provide services, newsletters, and other information that visitors request or register for through the Site, or for internal business purposes. may use visitor information for marketing purposes, such as to inform visitors of meetings, newsletters and other offerings provided by that may be of interest to visitors.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED may disclose the information we collect from and about you as follows: (1) to our Service Providers, if the disclosure will enable them to perform a business, professional or technical support function for us; (2) to our agents, so they can contact visitors who have provided contact information on’s behalf; (3) to respond to judicial process or provide information to law enforcement or regulatory agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law; and (4) as described to you at the point of collection.. does not sell, rent, or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their promotional purposes. may share aggregate or anonymous non-personal information with third parties. Also, may sell or purchase assets during the normal course of our business. If another entity acquires us or any of our assets, information we have collected about you may be transferred to such entity. In addition, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such information may be considered an asset of ours and may be sold or transferred to third parties. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personal information provided through this Site in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

SERVICE PROVIDERS may contract with third parties to perform functions related to the Site (“Service Providers”). Service Providers will have access to your information needed to perform their business functions, but may not use or share that information for other purposes.


Visitors to the Site who create an online profile can control whether, and how, they receive information from may send visitors email communications, such as meeting announcements, calls for papers, and notices to committee members, or newsletters. Visitors may be automatically subscribed for select newsletters by becoming a member of the committee for which the newsletter applies. Visitors can manage their receipt of email communications and newsletters through an "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each email communication and newsletters. Additionally, visitors can manage their receipt of email communications and newsletters by editing their interests in Manage Profile, or by contacting at

SECURITY has taken certain physical, administrative, and technical steps to protect the personally identifiable information we collect from and about our Site visitors. Although strives to provide a high standard of security and privacy, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information transmitted by visitors over the Internet.


If you are a California resident, you may request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at


The Site may contain links to third-party websites, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own. We are not responsible for the information practices or the content or practices of such websites. encourages you to review the privacy policies of other websites to understand their information practices.


Protecting children’s privacy is important to us. We do not direct the Site to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under the age of thirteen.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will post the change(s) on the Site. If we change the Privacy Policy in a material way, will provide appropriate notice of the change to you.


Questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Site should be directed to