Privacy Policy

AITP Chicago Privacy Policy

AITP is committed to respecting as well as protecting your privacy and in furtherance of this goal AITP acknowledges that it respects the privacy rights of its members, friends and site users  and will comply with all applicable privacy laws in the United States.

We have structured our web site so that, in general, you can visit AITP Chicago on the web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc.) you can be assured that it will only be used to support your member/friend/site user relationship with  AITP Chicago.   Our membership application process, mailing list registration process, event registration process, certification and educational programs may request and/or require you to submit personal information. However, you can be assured that any such personal information that you submit to AITP Chicago will be protected by industry standard security and management procedures and will be used only for the purpose for which it was submitted, unless you request or agree otherwise.

Our privacy statement covers five main areas: Awareness, Choice, Access & Correction, Security, and Additional Web Site Issues.

1. Awareness

AITP Chicago provides this Privacy Policy to make you aware of our privacy practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

What Information We Collect
On AITP Chicago’s web site you are able to register for our Chapter mailing list,  register for events, pay for events via PayPal or Credit card, as well as link to AITP National’s site to apply for membership.   You can also link to LinkedIn’s site to request enrollment and participate in various AITP Chicago LinkedIn groups and subgroups.   The types of personal information collected by AITP Chciago may include your name, your employer and job title, your contact information for business and home (including telephone number and e-mail address).  AITP Chicago does not collect or store your credit card information.  Where required for event registration fees, sponsor fees or any other fees, this payment information is held and managed by Paypal. In order to tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously improve our products and services, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with our products, and contact preferences.

Information Collected Through Technology
When you use any of our web sites or services, we or our service providers may collect tracking information such as your browser type, mobile device, the type of operating system you use, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and pages visited on the web sites. We use this information for aggregate reporting. For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our web sites or which pages or features get the most attention. We use this information to make our web sites and other products and services more useful to you; to provide you with more effective customer service; to make the web sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; to perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies; and to display content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences.  (See Section 5, Additional Web Site Issues, for more information about technologies used to collect information about user activity on AITP Chicago’s web site.)

How We Use the Information
AITP Chicago uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete transactions requested by you, to communicate back to you, and to offer and update you on AITP services and benefits.

AITP Chicago will not reveal your personal information publicly or to any third party (except as stated below), unless we receive your explicit permission to do so.   Formally joining AITP through AITP National or joining one of AITP Chicago’s Shared Interest Groups will result in you being added to our AITP Chicago Mailing List.  Anyone else can complete a form on our web site to join our Mailing list.   For privacy policy purposes, the term “Mailing List” also includes any subset of the master mailing list (e.g. some SIG communications may only go to the members of that SIG).

All mass email communications regarding events, classes, or items of special interest will be based on our Mailing List.  In addition, if at any time you would like to have your name removed from our Mailing List, please follow the directions given below in the “Choice” section (Section 2) of this document to opt-out of such contact.

With Whom We Share the Information
AITP Chicago will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others without your permission.

2. Choice

AITP Chicago will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us for purposes other than for which the information was originally submitted, without your express permission. We will also provide you the opportunity to inform us at any time if you choose to opt-out of partial or total contact from AITP Chicago and we will comply with such requests. This choice regarding communications from AITP Chicago may be offered on our membership registration forms or web pages, or at the bottom of online or off-line communications from us.

If you have any difficulty exercising your choices, please send your request to .

3. Access & Correction

AITP Chicago strives to keep your personally identifiable information accurate.  We will periodically contact you to make you aware of the information we have on file for you and provide you with an opportunity to update your information.  Alternatively you can complete  and submit the Mailing List form our our web site and will use that to update your information.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.

4. Security

AITP Chicago is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Any unauthorized access to or use of our web site and other products and services or to the information collected and maintained by us should be immediately brought to our attention by contacting us via email at privacy@aitpchicago.com . We will investigate, and, if necessary, take action to halt any violation of the security of your personal information of which we become aware.

Your access to some services and content may be password protected. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone.  AITP Chicago will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. You should not disclose your user name and password to others. In addition, if applicable, you should remember to sign out of your AITP Chicago account or service at the end of each session. You may also wish to close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, despite our best efforts to protect your personal information,  AITP Chicago cannot completely ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services. You transmit all such information at your own risk. However, once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

5. Additional Web Site Issues

(a) How AITP Chicago Uses Technology to Improve Your Web Site Experience
AITP Chicago uses cookies and web beacons (described below), to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our sites and services. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every web site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring web site addresses. We also deliver advertisements  and provide web site analytics tools on non-AITP Chicago sites and services, and we may collect information about page views on these third party sites as well.

Most aggregate information is collected via cookies, web beacons and other technical methods. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs), in conjunction with cookies, are used to compile statistics about site usage. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of Web sites or applications. We or our service providers use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on our web sites, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our web sites and to measure site effectiveness or use of online products and services. We also use Web beacons in HTML e-mails that we send our visitors who have agreed to receive e-mail from us, to determine whether our recipients have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. On their own, cookies or Web beacons do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish AITP Chicago with personally identifiable information, this information can be associated to the data stored in the cookies or Web beacons. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to our service providers. These technical methods allow us to make our web sites and other products and services, and any e-mails you have agreed to receive, more interesting to you. You may render some Web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies.

We also use cookies to store, and sometimes to track, user information. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering or subscribing to our web sites. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie contains a unique number that allows our web sites to recognize your computer. We use both temporary and persistent cookies; a temporary cookie tracks visitor activity during a session or visit and it expires when you close your browser. We use them to provide continuity for your visit as you visit web site pages. Persistent cookies allow us to keep track of your user name and password (if you are a subscriber) so you don’t have to re-enter that information each time you visit. The Help function on most browsers contains information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting cookies or to disable cookies entirely. However, if you don’t accept cookies, you won’t be able to take advantage of various features on our Sites that are available to other visitors.

AITP Chicago wants to ensure that you understand that accepting a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. This practice is strictly enforced. We are aware that a lot of people have concerns about cookies, but we believe that the benefit we both gain from their proper use is worthwhile. We value the relationships we have with our customers, so we respect these concerns.  AITP Chicago works to continuously improve the its web experience and personal data privacy policy and practices.

(b) Links to Third Party Websites
Links to third party web sites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the AITP Chicago site.  AITP Chicago has not comprehensively reviewed all of these third party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites, their content or their privacy policies. Thus, AITP Chicago does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

6. Enforcement/Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, please contact AITP Chicago by sending an email to .

7. Changes to this Statement

If there are updates to the terms of this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes and update the revision date listed on this document, so you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have. For material changes to this Policy, AITP Chicago will provide notification to affected customers.
Revised January 1, 2014