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Disclaimer and Web Privacy Policy

The contents of all material available on this Internet site are copyrighted by AHAM unless otherwise indicated. Copyright is not claimed as to any part of an original work prepared by a U.S. or state government officer or employee as part of that person's official duties. All rights are reserved by AHAM, and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of AHAM, or as indicated below. Members of AHAM and other interested parties may download pages or other content for their own use, consistent with the mission and purpose of AHAM (as codified in its governing documents) on a single computer. However, no part of such content may be otherwise or subsequently reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of, and with express attribution to AHAM. Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law subject to criminal and civil penalties.

AHAM is providing information and services on the Internet as a benefit and service in furtherance of AHAM's nonprofit and tax exempt status. AHAM does not exert editorial control over materials and information that are posted by third parties onto this site or materials that are e-mailed by third parties to any other persons. AHAM is not responsible for any material posted by any third party. AHAM specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages which result from any postings by third parties. Although the AHAM site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, AHAM has not participated in the development of those other sites and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites. Also, AHAM does not condone or support any anti-competitive or other illegal behavior, and will not be liable for any such activity and resulting liability, including antitrust liability.

AHAM WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy on the Internet is important to us. Because we may gather certain types of information about the users of AHAM's site and services, we believe you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the recording and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we may gather and how we use it.

Information Collection and Use

AHAM is the sole owner of the personal information that may be collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others, except in cases where you have made a request of us and it is necessary to share information with third parties to comply with your request.

AHAM may collect information from our users at several different points on our website. For example, AHAM may ask for your name, email address and other personal information when you request information, purchase products or services from AHAM, register online for our meetings, or complete an online survey. AHAM will not disclose any of your personal information, including credit card data, except when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or to protect the rights or property of AHAM.

While we do not ordinarily share personal information that you provide to us on feedback and other contact forms with third parties, we may do so if that is required in order to satisfy your request.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information associated with the user. Cookies are used in AHAM's Online Publications Store to help us process the items in your shopping basket, and on other pages to determine which navigational menus and images to display. They are also used in members-only areas to verify your status as an individual authorized to gain access to certain secure resources.

Collection and Use of Non-personal Information

If you do nothing during your visit but browse, read pages, or download information, our sites' operating system will automatically record the following information about your visit.

The Internet domain for your Internet service, such as "xcompany.com" or "xcompany.net" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourcollege.edu" if you connect from a college or university domain.

The type of browser that you use, e.g., "American Online version 7" or "Microsoft Internet Explorer 5".

The type of operating system that you use, e.g., Windows or Macintosh.

The date and time you visit our site, and the Web pages that you visit on our site.
The address of the previous web site you visited, if you linked with us from another web site.

This information is used to help us diagnose technical problems as well as to help us track user interests. We gather this information in the aggregate -- as a total, not associated in any way with the personal identity of individual users -- and we may share it with certain other reputable organizations which share our interests.

Links

This web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that AHAM is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Industry News

The articles appearing on this page (http://www.aham.org/ht/d/Articles/pid/325) are courtesy of Appliance Magazine which is solely responsible for their content. AHAM has not reviewed nor can it vouch for the accuracy of these articles. The articles do not represent AHAM positions or opinions.