Information we collect when you interact with us
If you contact us:
When you contact us, we will collect information you provide. We will use this information to:
- facilitate your membership application process and payments;
- respond to any query or complaint that you raise with us; and
- provide any advice or assistance that you request from us
Our legal basis for processing personal information that you provide when you contact us is that it is necessary for our legitimate interests in conducting and developing our business and meeting and anticipating the requirements of our current and prospective members.
Contact you may have with AMPO offline:
AMPO and our staff members may collect information about you if you attend an event that we hold or that we are represented at. We will collect limited personal information about you, such as your name, company name, address, phone number and email address. We will use this information:
- to review and respond to any query you submit to us;
- to send you periodic updates about AMPO; and
- to comply with obligations that we are subject to under applicable laws, and to enforce and protect our rights.
Information we collect automatically
We collect non-personal information about your visit to our Website. This information may include the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that you just came from (whether this URL is on our Website or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our Website or not) and what browser you are using. This information is primarily used by us to analyze web traffic and to improve the functionality and content of the Website and does not contain any personal information which may belong to you or any other individual.
Sharing of personal information
We will disclose your personal information to:
- third parties who assist in the design, development and engineering of our products and software to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill any request you make;
- our service providers such as IT hosting companies, support services and customer relationship management system providers;
- professional advisors such as lawyers, accountants, auditors and financial advisors;
- regulatory authorities including tax authorities; and
- law enforcement agencies, courts and other tribunals where we are under a legal obligation to disclose your information or we are permitted to do so to protect or defend our rights.
You are always free to decline cookies if your browser has this functionality, although if you do so, you may not be able to use certain features on the Website which depend on the information linked to cookies, and you may be required to re-enter certain information more frequently during a session.
We may use your personal information to keep you up to date with details of products and services offered by AMPO. You can unsubscribe from receiving these communications by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in any email that we send to you.
AMPO utilizes a third-party platform as its membership CRM. This platform is password-protected and only available to AMPO members. Member information such as name, organization, email address, phone, title, and membership designation are automatically published to a member directory by default. Members may update their settings to hide this information. In addition, AMPO uses this platform to process membership dues, facilitate forum discussions, archive newsletters, and provide other AMPO updates.
Protection of your information
We exercise care in protecting your personal information such as, but not limited to, your user registration, user login, user sessions, and electronic communications to and from us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we are not able to ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from the Website.
Retention of personal information
The period for which we will retain personal information will vary depending on the purposes that it was collected for, as well as the requirements of any applicable law or regulation. For example, if your personal information has been provided to us in connection with the ordering of a product or service, we will retain it for as long as is necessary to provide that product or service, and for as long any legal action could be brought in relation to it.
You may have certain rights under applicable data protection laws in relation to personal information that we hold about you. These may include the right to request access to personal information we hold about you, or to obtain a copy of the personal information in a machine readable format, to request that it is erased or that any inaccurate personal information is rectified. You may also have the right to ask us to restrict how we process your personal information, or to withdraw your consent to how we process your personal information.
This Policy only applies to information collected by AMPO. Any information you provide to, or that is collected by, third-party websites may be subject to the privacy policies of those websites, if any. AMPO encourages you to read any such privacy policies of any third-party websites you visit. It is the sole responsibility of such third parties to adhere to any applicable restrictions on the disclosure of your personal information. AMPO, its directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers and representatives shall not be liable for wrongful use or disclosure of your personal information by any such third party.
Changes to this policy
Last Updated: November 5, 2020