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Privacy Policy

 

Registration
In order to use some areas of this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest.

Order
We request information from the user on our secure order form. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customerís orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.


Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the userís hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates.; For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Some of our business partners use cookies on our site However, we have no access to or control over these cookies. Log Files We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track userís movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

eMail
All email from the eMA contains opt-out instructions, except personal business correspondence, and instructor emails to students which is part of their course. Newsletter subscribers, members, ecourse students, board members, sponsors, event attendees, certified marketers, inquiries and suppliers may from time to time receive email announcements from the eMA. The eMA does not send spam. All email lists maintained by the eMA are opt-in lists or lists of members and students which the eMA has a business relationship with, or those who have made inquiries to the association. The eMA does not rent, sell, or transfer it's lists to any third parties for the purposes of sending unsolicited commercial email. Anyone wishing to be permanently removed from our email lists can make that request to: admin@emarketingassociation.com and your name and email address will be removed within 7 business days.

Additionally, the eMA requires its members to abide by all state and federal laws regarding email, and will revoke the membership of members found in violation of those laws or unethical business practices.

We use an outside credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services, as well as an outside service bureau to maintain our lists. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we the eMA are not responsible for the privacy practices or other policies or business 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. Please report links that are broken or point to sites engaged in spam or other unethical practices to our administrative department at: admin@emarketingassociation.com

Newsletter
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.

Tell-A-Friend
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friendís name and email address. The eMA will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. eMA stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact the eMA at optout@emarketingassociation.com to request the removal of this information from our database.

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our usersí information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL.While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just Ďsurfingí. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our usersí information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customersí information is protected. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to security@emarketingassociation.com

Special Offers
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.


Site and Service Updates
We also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.

Correction/Updating Personal Information:
If a userís personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that userís personal data provided to us Choice/Opt-out.

Our users are given the opportunity to Ďopt-outí of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our order form has an Ďopt-outí mechanism so users who buy a product from us, but donít want any marketing material, can keep their email address off of our lists.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at optout@emarketingassociation.com Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Use of Third Party Ads:
Our websites allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks to display advertisements on our web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the network to know what ads you have seen during your visit and which ads you have clicked on. This is how the program determines what their payments will be for our hosting them on our servers.

We do not have access and cannot control the information shown by these companies. Any clicking and visiting of these programs is up to the viewer and is not the responsibility of the eMarketing Association.