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AEM's Privacy Policy

AEM currently collects three types of information from its Web site: (1) your IP (Internet Protocol) address; (2) cookies; and, (3) information voluntarily submitted on publication order forms, meeting registration forms or emails sent to the website administrator, or for access to the Members Only section of our Web site.

Your IP address often does not identify an individual, but rather is only a temporary name by which an individual obtains access to the AEM Web site. AEM uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site quality. We do not use IP addresses to personally identify users. We use a log file of IP addresses to determine which areas of our site visitors like based on the volume of traffic and to better prepare future site content based on the interests of users. We do not track the usage patterns of individual users, but rather how well each page on our site performs overall.

Information voluntarily disclosed to AEM either online or in writing through publication order forms, meeting registration forms, survey response forms, service enrollment forms, email or otherwise is added to the relevant AEM database to enable processing of the order or registration, or for appropriate response. This information is usually the person's name, address and item purchased, meeting attended or topic of interest, and credit card numbers. AEM may distribute further relevant information to individuals identified in this way. AEM will use its best efforts to prevent others from obtaining member or customer information unless required by law.

Information provided to AEM in non-electronic form may also be used in this way. Individuals who would like to "opt out" of receiving additional communications from AEM should contact the AEM to have their names removed from our lists by e-mailing remove@aem.org.

AEM will keep your personal information private and will not share it with third parties unless required by law. AEM endeavors to take appropriate measures to assure the reliability of member records and to protect them from loss, misuse or alteration. Member records are protected from access by Internet users by a firewall.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are bits of information that are stored on your computer when you visit a Web site. Cookies can be used to store your personalization information such as username and password. At any time you may choose to use, or not to use, this type of cookies technology to perform personalization on our site. If you choose not to, you must always login to your profile manually each time you visit the site.