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Privacy Statement

This Web site is owned and operated by the 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.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, contact:

AABB
Webmaster
8101 Glenbrook Rd
Bethesda, Md 20814
Email: webmaster@aabb.org


Security

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 so.

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 and you will be informed of these updates and any privacy conditions related to these services.

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.

“Cookies”

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 only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit.

Gathering and Use of Anonymous Information

Each time a visitor comes to AABB’s Web site, we collect some information to improve the overall quality of the online experience. At the AABB Web site, 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 platform type (e.g., a Safari browser on a Macintosh platform).

Links to Other Sites

Our Web site contains links to other Web sites, 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 Web sites, and we encourage you to use caution when visiting these sites and that you view the privacy policy posted on each site to confirm that the site's policies are acceptable to you.

If you would like to contact the AABB at any time during your visit, just click on the "Contact Us" link at the top of any page.