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What Information Does AVA Collect?
The data AVA collects from our members or guest accounts is used to provide you with updated information from the association as well as to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by e-mail as well as updates placed on our website.
From General Users. AVA does not collect any personal information from those browsing our website. We may collect aggregate data such as the number of hits per page. Aggregate data will only be used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.
From AVA Members and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on avainfo.org, members and other users are asked to sign in with their user name and password. AVA asks users to provide their name, email, address, credentials, employment information, professional license, degree and certifications. Additionally, for some e-mails sent by AVA to its members or other customers, we can collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email such as monitor whether a recipient opens the email or clicks through to links provided in the message. AVA only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to members and other customers. This information is not sold or distributed.
How Does AVA Use Data Collected?
AVA uses only information that is voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:
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