AEA Website Privacy Policy

 

Introduction  

The American Economic Association (collectively, ”Company” orWe) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. 

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website www.aeaweb.org (our "Website") and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

On this Website.

In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.

 It does not apply to information collected by:

us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Company or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

 

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It  

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including:

information by which you may be personally identified, such as name and e-mail address ("personal information");

information that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as your location, age range and gender; and/or

information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details, including but not limited to IP addresses.

We collect this information:

Directly from you when you provide it to us.

Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies.

 

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through our Website may include: 

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, subscribing to our service, or posting material. We may also ask you for information if you report a problem with our Website.

Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us; and

Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.

You also may be permitted to provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, "posted") on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, "Submissions"). To the extent your Submissions are posted on the Website, they are posted and transmitted to others at your own risk. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your Submissions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your Submissions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

 

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.

Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways in order to help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.

Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.

Speed up your searches.

Recognize you when you return to our Website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website. 

 

How We Use Your Information  

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information: 

To present our Website and its contents to you.

To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.

To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.

To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.

To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it.

To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website, and

For any other purpose with your consent.

 

Disclosure of Your Information  

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy: 

To our subsidiaries and affiliates.

To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.

To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of American Economic Association’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by American Economic Association, when information about our Website users is among the assets transferred.

For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

With your consent.

We may also disclose your personal information:

To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of American Economic Association our customers, or others.

We will not give, sell, or otherwise transfer addresses maintained on our Website to any other party for the purposes of initiating, or enabling others to initiate electronic mail messages without your consent.

 

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information  

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

Promotional Offers or Information from the Company. If you do not wish to have your contact information used by the Company to promote our own or third parties’ products or services or information about events or programs which may be of interest to you, you can opt-out by checking or unchecking the relevant options or by sending us an email stating your request to info@aeaweb.org.

 

Accessing and Correcting Your Information  

You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.

You may also send us an email at info@aeaweb.org to request access to, or correction of, any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

 

Data Security  

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. We undergo annual penetration testing and remediate any issues revealed by such testing.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

 

Your California Privacy Rights  

    California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to info@aeaweb.org or write us at American Economic Association, Administrative Offices, 2014 Broadway, Suite 305, Nashville, Tennessee, 37205.

 

Children Under the Age of 13  

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at info@aeaweb.org.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy  

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page with a notice that the privacy policy has been updated on the Website home page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users' personal information, we will notify you by email to the contact information specified in your account or through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable contact information for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

 

Contact Information  

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:

American Economic Association, Administrative Offices
2014 Broadway, Suite 305
Nashville, Tennessee, 37205.

Or

info@aeaweb.org