- What Information We Collect and How It is Used by ABE
- With Whom We May Share Your Personally Identifiable Information
- How to Correct and Update Personally Identifiable Information
- How We Handle Credit Card Information
- Our Policy on Retention of Personally Identifiable Information
- What Security Procedures We Use to Protect Your Personally Identifiable Information
- What Happens When You Leave The Center’s ABE Website
- Certain Ways We Monitor The Center’s ABE Website
Information We Collect and How It Is Used by Center/ABE
Personally Identifiable Information (PII). No personally identifiable information (e.g., names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers) is collected through the Center/ABE Website unless provided voluntarily by you while participating in activity that asks for PII. Where Center/ABE does collect PII it is generally used to help Center/ABE deliver services more easily and efficiently. It may also permit us to design and offer specific products and services that will be useful to ABE Board Certified Diplomates in Clinical Social Work (known as “BCD constituents”) or provide additional value to the Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) certification and our other credentials, including providing certain services to users who are not themselves our constituents.
Some e-mails sent in HTML format by the Center/ABE to its BCD constituents may inform us whether a recipient has subsequently clicked through to links provided in the message. This information is for the exclusive use of the Center/ABE and is used to enhance our products and services and the distribution of those products and services to our constituents.
No Collection or Tracking of Visitors’ PII. Our website does not track, collect, or distribute PII about unregistered visitors to our sites.
Aggregate Information. The Center/ABE Website may collect information about each visitors’ browser type, browser version, operating system, and IP address, which is technical information typically relayed by the visitor’s browser. These types of information are not stored permanently by us and is used only as anonymous aggregate user-data to improve our services. The Center/ABE may compile aggregate statistics that show the number of visitors to our site, requests for particular information, and the sources (Internet Service Providers) from which those requests come. For instance, we may keep a total count on the number of people visiting a certain web page, but we do not collect PII on unregistered visitors. The Center/ABE does not disseminate any of the aggregate information we collect.
Survey Information. From time to time the Center/ABE may request information from website users by way of surveys; and certain applicants for our certificates are required to fill out a questionnaire. Participation in our surveys (but not in the applicant questionnaire) is completely voluntary and the user has a choice of whether or not to disclose information. Information requested may include contact information (PII) and demographic information. Survey information may be used for the purpose of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction level associated with the Center/ABE Website to provide constituent services, or to help address issues affecting the clinical social work community.
With Whom We May Share Your Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
Cookies are small text files commonly placed on your computer while you are visiting certain websites on the Internet. They are used to identify your computer. For example, cookies are used by some sites to greet you personally, to post a list of your favorite books to purchase, or to show what you had in your shopping basket the last time you visited.
You can delete cookies or prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by using the relevant feature of your browser’s preferences menu. Programs also may be purchased to help you manage cookies and your privacy generally. Such actions, however, may cause some websites not to work properly.
Correcting and Updating Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
To correct, update, or suppress certain PII, either use the relevant feature of the Center/ABE Website or contact the Center’s office.
How We Handle Credit Card Information
Our Policy on Retention of Personally Identifiable Information
The Center/ABE may retain PII regarding registered constituents and members indefinitely, and retains billing information and purchasing data for at least five years or as dictated by legal requirements.
Security Procedures We Use to Protect Your Personally Identifiable Information
The Center/ABE is committed to keeping your PII secure. We limit access to PII: technology relating to PII is password-protected and its access is limited to authorized Center personnel. The Center/ABE uses other industry-standard technologies to keep PII secure while residing on its servers; however, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems. In addition, please note that normal email is not encrypted and therefore is not a secure means of transmitting your PII.
What Happens When You Leave Our Center/ABE Website
Certain Ways We Monitor The Center/ACSWA/ABE Websites
We provide the Center/ABE Website, and its information, as a service. The Center/ABE Website is monitored for purposes such as ensuring proper operation and verifying the functioning of applicable security features. Anyone using the Center/ABE Website expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.