ABQAURP respects and is committed to protecting the privacy of its online users. This policy has been created to relate how your personal information is processed and used and to reflect ABQAURP's commitment to protect that information. The following policies are in effect for the web pages owned and operated by ABQAURP.
Online Privacy in General
Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each individual to maintain privacy while online. Please be aware that whenever you disclose personal information over the Internet, it may be accessible to the public. As a result, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties who have accessed your information. Many ABQAURP web pages contain links to other sites, but ABQAURP is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these sites. Steps you can take to help protect your privacy include the following:
- Keep your User ID and Password confidential.
- Utilize a Password unique to you.
- Make sure others are not watching you enter your User ID and/or Password on your keyboard when using protected areas of abqaurp.org.
- Do not leave your computer unattended while logged onto protected areas of abqaurp.org.
- After you have finished accessing your information, exit the protected area within abqaurp.org. This ensures that no one can access your information if you leave your computer.
- In general, exiting or closing your browser when you have completed any internet session will end session length cookies which may contain sensitive data.
When you purchase products or services, your credit card information is submitted via industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypted servers. SSL codes the information transferred between you and the Secure Server, so that it is unreadable to unauthorized parties who may try to intervene in the purchasing process. We maintain appropriate security measures in our physical facilities to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of information we have collected from you at our site.
General Information Collected on All Visitors
Information on all visitors is gathered through the ABQAURP website. Data collected identify the number of unique user sessions that exist; the days that exhibit the greatest traffic; the most frequent locations of entrance to our website; and which services and areas are most commonly accessed. This data is only used in the aggregate. The purpose of this data collection is to determine how we can create a better overall experience for our users.
Specific Information Collected About You
On certain occasions, such as when you sign up for a notification service, register for an online course, elect to receive continuing education credit, or purchase a product, we need specific information about you such as: your first name, last name, title or degree, address, phone number and/or fax number, affiliated institutions, email address, and if purchasing a product, credit card information and expiration dates. This information is volunteered by the user via online forms, post-tests, evaluation information and/or site registrations. If you request technical support, we may need further information such as: type of computer you are using, your operating system, and the speed at which you connect to the Internet.
Whenever we request identifying information from our visitors, we will clearly indicate the purpose for that request. We need this information to process your requests, register you for programs, fulfill product orders, make you aware of additional products and services which may be of interest, or contact you regarding site changes.
How Information About You is Collected
When a visitor requests a page from within the ABQAURP network, our web servers automatically recognize the visitor's domain name and IP (Internet Protocol) address. The domain name and IP address reveal no personal information about the visitor. This information is used only in aggregate form, as described above, and our web servers do not record email addresses of our visitors.
When you register for a course or program, a "cookie" is sent to your computer. Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from our web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not harm your computer; they are used to identify which pages you have visited so that on your next visit, those pages will be readily available to you. Cookie collection is performed so that you will have a more streamlined web experience. You can, however, choose not to accept cookies by changing your browser settings. You can direct your browser to refuse all cookies, alert you when a cookie is being sent, or accept all cookies. If you choose not to accept cookies, some of the features we offer may not work as intended.
Feedback, Contact and Program Surveys
There are areas on the website that allow you to submit feedback on a program by completing an evaluation survey. You may also offer comments through a contact page found on the navigation menu. Any feedback submitted becomes the property of ABQAURP. This evaluation data may be used for marketing purposes or to contact you for further feedback on the site or the program commented upon.
Downloadable Files and Programs
There are also areas where files and courses may be downloaded from our website and may require a registration process.
Hypertext links to other Internet sites enable you to leave our site and are provided for your reference and convenience only. ABQAURP has no control over Internet sites accessible through these links and therefore, we cannot and do not make any representation to you about these sites or the material available there. The fact that we have made these links available to you is not an endorsement or recommendation to you by ABQAURP of any of these sites or any material or further links found there.
ABQAURP will only disclose personal information about your visits to our site when such information is necessary for you to receive educational credit from an accrediting or certifying agency or if the law requires such disclosure in order to:
- Comply with a legal process served on ABQAURP;
- Protect and defend the rights or property of the ABQAURP website or visitors to ABQAURP sites;
- Cooperate with investigations of alleged unlawful activities.
Thank you for visiting ABQAURP.