AAMI Privacy Policy

Read below for specific details related to privacy and cookies on AAMI websites.


AAMI Privacy Policy

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), respects your preferences concerning the treatment of personal information that we may collect from your use of the AAMI.org and other AAMI websites (collectively, the “websites”) and your interactions with AAMI offline. This policy lets you know how we collect and use your personal information, and how you can control its use. It describes the broadest potential use of personal information throughout the websites and in offline interactions that is consistent with the terms of this policy. However, please note that we may make far less use of your personal information.


Precedence of this Policy

General. Except as noted below, this policy takes precedence over and supersedes any other policy concerning the treatment of personal information that we may collect from your use of the websites and your interactions with AAMI offline.

Exceptions. It may be necessary for some AAMI websites to treat your personal information differently from the ways addressed by this policy. Accordingly, in the event of any conflict between this policy and the privacy policy posted at the following AAMI websites, the policy posted at the following AAMI websites shall govern.


Cookies and personal information

Personal information. This policy covers the following personal information that AAMI collects through your use of the websites and in connection with offline interactions. Specifically, we may collect this information from offline and online registrations and forms, communications and interactions, and sales inquiries and transactions. AAMI also may use third-party sources, such as opt-in lists, as specified below.

  • Contact information, such as name, physical address, telephone number, email address, and company/institution. The majority of the information collected under this category is business contact information.
  • Transactional information, including information about the products and services you request, purchase, access, or download.
  • User preferences, such as product requirements, areas of industry interest, and other information you select in your profile when registering for and using your AAMI account, or as indicated by your use of the websites.
  • Financial/credit card and payment information.
  • Event and conference participation information.
  • Usage statistics relating to your use of AAMI products and services.

Electronic communications protocols and cookies. In addition to the information specified above, we may collect information about your use of the websites through electronic communications protocols and cookies. As is true when you visit most websites, AAMI may automatically receive information from you as part of the communication connection itself, which often consists of network routing information (where you came from), equipment information (browser type), and date and time. AAMI also uses cookies to capture additional information.

AAMI cookies. AAMI's server will query your browser to see if there are "cookies" previously set by the website. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to store with a web browser so that it can later be read back from that browser. Cookies on the websites may collect a unique identifier, user preferences, and profile information and membership information. AAMI also uses cookies to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personally identifiable information. Some cookies may remain on a user's computer after the user leaves the website. While we do not offer an opt-out for cookies, browsers provide you with information and control over cookies. You can set your browser to alert you when a cookie is being used, and accept or reject the cookie. You can also set your browser to refuse all cookies or accept only cookies returned to the originating servers. Users can generally disable the cookie feature on their browser without affecting their ability to use the websites, except in some cases where cookies are used as an essential security feature necessary for completing transactions.


Use and sharing of personal information

AAMI uses your personal information for the following purposes:

To engage in transactions. AAMI may use personal information such as name, physical address, telephone number, email address and company/institution to engage in transactions with you, including contacting you about your order, subscription, or membership.

To process transactions. AAMI may use financial/credit card and payment information to process your order. AAMI may need to share some of this information with delivery services, credit card clearing houses, and other third parties to complete the transaction.

To provide support or other services. AAMI may use your personal information to provide you with support or other services that you have ordered or requested. In addition, AAMI may use your personal information to respond to your inquiries or requests for information.

To tailor marketing to your needs and respond to your requests. AAMI may use your personal information to provide you with notices of new product releases and service developments. AAMI also may use your personal information to respond directly to your requests for information, including registrations for newsletters or other specific requests.

To provide online forums and social networks. Some services available on the websites permit you to participate in interactive discussions, post comments, opportunities, or other content to a bulletin board or exchange, or otherwise engage in networking activities. Some of these services are moderated; all may be accessed for technical reasons. AAMI does not control the content that users post to these forums or social networks. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal information to these forums or social networks and tailor any content you submit appropriately and in accordance with the relevant terms of use. You should also review any additional terms and conditions that may govern your use of these services, including terms related to sharing your personal information and receiving communications.

To administer product downloads. AAMI may contact you if you download products to confirm certain information about your order (for example, that you did not experience problems in the download process), discuss the downloaded products or provide marketing or sales information about related products and services. We also may use this information to confirm compliance with licensing and other terms of use and may share it with your company/institution.

To select content, improve quality and facilitate use of the websites. AAMI may use your personal information, including the information gathered as a result of site navigation and electronic protocols and cookies (including third-party cookies), to help create and personalize website content, facilitate your use of the websites (for example, to facilitate navigation and the login process, avoid duplicate data entry, enhance security, keep track of shopping cart additions and preserve order information between sessions), improve website quality, and evaluate page response rates.

To communicate with you about a conference or event. We or our business associates may communicate with you about a conference or event hosted or co-sponsored by AAMI or one of our business associates. This may include information about the event's content, event logistics, payment, updates, and additional information related to the event. Information you provide when registering for or participating in a conference managed or co-sponsored by parties other than or in addition to AAMI may be shared with those parties, and the treatment of such information is further subject to the privacy policies of those parties. AAMI and its conference co-sponsors may contact you after the event about the event and related products and services. Please note that AAMI conference co-sponsors, exhibitors, and other third parties may directly request your personal information at their conference booths or presentations. Providing your information to them is optional, and you should review their privacy policies to address your particular needs and concerns about how they will treat your personal information.

To comply with legal requirements. AAMI may disclose your personal information to comply with laws, court orders, litigation or other legal process, and/or in response to requests from governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our rights or protect our operations or users.

As part of a merger or acquisition.  AAMI may disclose your personal information to a successor or acquiring entity as part of a merger, acquisition, reorganization or other transaction involving all or substantially all of AAMI’s assets.


AAMI membership information

Membership directories. AAMI’s Member Directory is an online directory and search tool that allows members to connect with other members. This tool can be utilized by members seeking peers who share a common technical interest, membership, or affinity. The AAMI Member Directory is only available to active AAMI members. Each member has control over the profile information that can be displayed about them in the directory. All profile information can be made searchable to the rest of the AAMI membership via the directory opt-in preferences.

Sharing of membership information. AAMI does not provide or sell email addresses to third party organizations.


Registration, customization, preferences, and opt-out

AAMI Directory customization. You may customize whether and how AAMI Directory, AAMI’s online directory and search tool, shares your membership status with other AAMI members. Please refer to the membership directories section below.

Opting out. From time to time, AAMI may send you emails containing information about products or services that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive further emails from AAMI that are promotional in nature, you may follow the opt-out instructions included in the email. Some non-marketing communications are not subject to general opt-out, such as communications related to your AAMI membership; product downloads; sales transactions; product and service updates; event registrations; changes to the AAMI Constitution, By-Laws, or Policies; election information for AAMI; and surveys.


General

Third-party sites. AAMI websites provide links to non-AAMI sites we believe may be of interest to you. Those sites are beyond our control. You are advised to check the privacy policies and terms of use of any non-AAMI sites before providing your personal information to them.

Questions and reporting violations:
Please send any inquiries or reports of any possible privacy policy violations to customerservice@aami.org.

Policy updates. Changes to this policy require the approval of the AAMI Executive Director. The updated version of this policy will be effective upon its posting on the AAMI website on this web page. Please check this page to review the most up-to-date version of this policy.


Questions

Please email customerservice@aami.org with any questions you have about our Privacy Policy or Terms of Use.


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