AEA Privacy Policy

Last modified: June 14, 2012

This Privacy Policy covers the following:
• The information we collect from users
• How we use collected information
• Our online privacy and information protection policies
• How we review, update, or delete collected information
• Changes to AEA Privacy Policy

Information we collect

We collect information in two ways:

1. Voluntary Submission of Information
There are a number of ways you may voluntarily submit information about yourself through the use of the AEA website including but not limited to: registration forms, contact forms, and member login forms. Information you submit to us will only be used internally. Please note that submission of an email authorizes us to contact you via email.

2. Information we get from your use of our site
AEA collects non-personally-identifying information that web browsers and servers make available, including: browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor’s request. From time to time, AEA may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate for example, by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website.

a. Use of cookies: Please note that we use cookies, which are small files stored on your computer’s hard drive that are used to track certain information. These cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. For example, cookies usually allow your browser to remember which pages you have visited and help us to know how much traffic our pages receive. This process does not reveal any personal information about the person viewing the page. If you find cookies objectionable, please consult your browser’s documentation for information on how to block or erase cookies.

i. AEA website visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our site. Note that certain features of our site may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

How we use collected information

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep all information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Any information we gather, whether submitted voluntarily or collected automatically, is used for our internal purposes only. Billing information is collected through a secure server and is not shared with other organizations other than the credit card issuing entity. Your credit card number is not retained once your transaction has been authorized and processed. It is our policy not to disclose or to sell any user information to third parties. We retain the right to disclose collected information if required to do so by law or if acting on a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation.

Online privacy and information protection:

AEA takes all the measures necessary to protect against unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying information.

  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
    We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old.
  • California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
    We have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.


As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at any time by contacting web support at (See section below.)

Review, update, or delete collected information

If you are concerned about the information you have provided to us or would like to review, update, or delete this information, please email us at We will make reasonable efforts to comply with your request.

Changes to our privacy policy

Our privacy policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this privacy policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page.


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