AMA Minnesota is committed to protecting your personal information.
What We Collect
When you register with us, we collect selected limited information. First, the site collects contact information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone and fax numbers. Second, the site collects information about the type of work you do (i.e. advertising, marketing research, student, etc.) and your marketing responsibilities.
How We Use the Information
We use your information to provide you with a better experience at our site.
We use information collected during registration to verify that you have the rights to access AMA Minnesota-member only content, and that you qualify for various AMA-and AMA Minnesota-member discounts and promotions.
In order to guide you to relevant content on the site, the personal information from site registration is used to build a Personal Home Page. For example, a market researcher’s Personal Home Page includes links to market research Best Practice papers, articles, and other such resources.
Use of IP Address
We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website.
Site Monitoring & Maintenance
We use your registration information to measure the user traffic of various sections of the site. This information is used on an aggregate level only, and the site does not record the specific content viewed by any individual user.
We operate a Career Center that enables you to store your resume in our database. When you create a resume, you have the option of making the resume searchable or non-searchable and confidential or non-confidential. Not allowing your resume to be searchable means that you can use it to apply for a job online, but employers and recruiters will not have access to search it through our resume database product. If you choose to make your resume searchable, then all employers and recruiters who pay for access to our resume database product will have access to your resume. In addition to making your resume searchable or non-searchable, you may designate specific information contained within your resume as confidential. Such confidential information will not be shared with employers and recruiters who search the resume database or to whom you deliver your resume.
We use our best efforts to grant access to the resume database only to paying employers, recruiters, hiring managers, and human resource professionals, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not, without our consent, gain access to this database. You may remove your resume from our searchable database at any time. However, employers and recruiters who have paid for access to the database, and other parties who have otherwise gained access to the database, may have retained a copy of your resume in their own files or databases. We are not responsible for the retention, use, or privacy of resumes in these instances, or for the use or privacy of resumes by any of such parties while resumes are in the database.
We offer a wide variety of products and services which may be offered either directly, through an affiliate acting on our behalf, or by third parties to whom we have established links from our website to make their products and services available to you.
When you place an order online with us, your personal details and credit card information are scrambled using industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology before being sent over the Internet. Although we cannot guarantee encryption or the privacy of your personal details and credit card information, SSL makes it very difficult for your information to be stolen or intercepted while being transferred.
AMA Minnesota Memberships & Registration at AMA Minnesota Conferences
Credit card transactions made with us (which include event and conference registrations) are encrypted. All credit card information we retain is compliant with Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards, and does not leave our network.
User Convenience/Affiliate Partners
Our website includes links to selected Affiliate Partners (designated by the “powered by” logo). In some circumstances, we will forward to our affiliates information to pre-register our users on the affiliate’s site. This is done to reduce the number of clicks for users, or to qualify users for various promotional benefits (discounts, etc.).
Affiliate Partners Sites/Trusted Service Providers
Affiliate Partners are responsible for their own policies and procedures during e-commerce transactions. Review the Affiliate Partners' policies regarding e-commerce transactions on any Affiliate Partner’s site. We are not responsible for products and services transactions that are conducted at any third party websites.
We may also employ other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples of such services include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance (including direct and targeted marketing), processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These Trusted Service Providers have access to selected personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. In certain circumstances, we may share your customer information with Trusted Service Providers that need access to your information to provide operational or other support services. We also may provide information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it.
Your personal information collected during site registration or when you sign up for our membership will not be sold to third parties for e-mail marketing or telemarketing campaigns.
Advertisers on our website, which may include traditional banner-style ads, listings in directories, or advertisements in the newsletter, are responsible for their own policies and procedures during e-commerce transactions. We recommend that you review the advertiser's policy regarding e-commerce transactions on such advertiser sites. We are not responsible for products and services transactions that are conducted at advertiser websites.
When you view our website we might store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of information, collected by a web browser and stored on your hard drive, not on our site. Cookies do not spy on you or otherwise invade your privacy, and they cannot invade your hard drive and steal information. Rather, they help you navigate a website more easily.
We do not specifically collect online contact information from children nor do we target or sell products for purchase by children.
This website has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet, we will take reasonable steps to insure the safety of your personal information.
E-Mail Communications from the AMA Minnesota
We offer educational programs and events that may be of use to individual marketers to develop new skills or advance their careers. Information from registration is used to determine whom to contact, typically via e-mail, with an invitation to participate.
For our email communications, AMA Minnesota members, registered users of MNAMA.org and other AMA customers (Users) may opt out at any time by using the “Unsubscribe” mechanism within the e-mail, which allows email recipients to manage their subscription preferences regarding AMA Minnesota e-newsletters, e-mail alerts and special offers. This mechanism does not allow a user to opt out of receiving transactional e-mail, such as registration confirmation, product, service, or membership benefit updates, and responses to direct requests.
Changes to subscription preferences will be updated immediately, but it may take up to 14 days for the changes to be active, during which time AMA Minnesota members, site registrants, and customers may still receive emails.
Please note that this mechanism does not allow a user to opt out of receiving any emails that are operated by the AMA. See “E-Mail Communications from AMA” section on managing your AMA communications.
E-Mail Communications from AMA
For email communications produced and delivered by AMA national headquarters, AMA Minnesota members may opt out at any time by updating their preferences via the Subscription Center accessible from “My Profile” located on the AMA website, www.ama.org. As a local chapter, we are not responsible for the creation, delivery, or management of “Unsubscribe” processes for the national headquarters.
AMA national headquarters is solely responsible for implementing and managing processes allowing AMA Minnesota members to unsubscribe and re-subscribe to national AMA e-mail communication and are responsible for their own full compliance with federal e-mail communications regulations.
Links to Other Websites
This Website contains links to other websites. The AMA Minnesota and Nonprofit Solutions are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you want to know the privacy policies of the other websites, please refer to the organization sponsoring such website.
Opting Out of Receiving Communications
You may opt-out of receiving communications from us via the Subscription feature (located in at the footer of our e-mails). Access to the Subscription feature does not require a AMA Minnesota member or website registrant account.
We allow you to correct or update your online information. Unfortunately, to the extent that such information is also stored in other databases, we cannot always ensure that such corrections or deletions will reach the other databases. We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is removed from or corrected in our records.
How to Contact Us
You can contact us by using the Contact Us form.