This website is owned and operated by AABB. Visitors to this site may be
concerned about the information provided, and treatment of that information.
This policy addresses privacy concerns. AABB respects the privacy and security
of its users. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized Internet experience
that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant
and helpful to you. In order to achieve this goal, we sometimes collect
information during your visits to understand what differentiates you from each
of our thousands of other users. These policies are described below.
The AABB uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of its
online visitors. AABB does not collect personal information from individuals
unless they provide it voluntarily and knowingly. AABB does not require a
registration or any information in order to view the public portion of this
site. Only members of the AABB may visit the Members only sections of this site.
Moreover, AABB has security measures in place to help prevent the loss,
misuse and alteration of the information under our control. For example, AABB
only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal
codes, email addresses, etc. when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. This
information is used solely by the AABB or other entities that are involved in
the operation of this site for internal purposes. This means that, unless you
give AABB permission, the personally identifiable information you provide will
be known only to you and to AABB. AABB will always ask you before providing this
information to anyone else. If others want this information, including your name
or your email address, AABB will provide it only if you give us permission to do
You should remember that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal
information online, at this or any other site, such as on message boards,
through email, discussion groups or in chat areas, your information can be
collected and used by others. Although AABB tries to protect your personal
information, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of any information you
transmit to us, other than financial transactions from our Marketplace site. However,
once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its
security on our systems. You are also solely responsible for maintaining the
secrecy of any passwords you set up and/or any account information.
From time to time, AABB may introduce new products and services to its users.
To the extent these new products and services affect this policy, this policy
will be updated.
Credit Card Information
To ensure the safest possible transactions, AABB uses high-grade encryption
and the https security protocol to communicate with browser software. This
method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely
difficult for anyone else to intercept credit card information. Purchase of AABB
products may also be made by calling our service center at (301) 215-6499.
Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be
automatically collected through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are small text
files a Web site uses to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s
ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior
and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not
programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies
work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the
assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use
of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor
to deny or accept the cookie feature. AABB uses “cookie” technology primarily to
obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve
visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit. AABB also uses third-party advertising technology to serve ads when you visit websites upon which we advertise. This technology uses information about your visits to websites upon which AABB advertises (not including name, address or other personal information), to serve our ads to you.
Gathering and Use of Anonymous Information
Each time a visitor comes to AABB’s website, we collect some information to
improve the overall quality of the online experience. At the AABB website, we
collect the visitor's domain name (e.g. whether the user is logged on from
compaq.com or whitehouse.gov), referral data (e.g., we record the address of the
last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to our site), and browser and
Links to Other Sites
Our Web site contains links to other websites, sites that may be maintained
by organizations that are not affiliates of AABB. We are not responsible for the
privacy practices or the content of such websites, and we encourage you to use
each site to confirm that the site's policies are acceptable to you.
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