AAWRE Privacy Statement

AAWRE respects the privacy of our Diplomates, applicants and other visitors to our web site. To protect online privacy, AAWRE has implemented the following policy which may be amended at any time by posted amendments to this web page.

What Information Does AAWRE Collect?

AAWRE collects data to better serve our Diplomates, applicants and the engineering profession. It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our Diplomates, applicants and visitors knowingly provide.

Anonymous Information from General Users

AAWRE does not collect personal information from users browsing our web site. Users to the public areas of AAWRE's web site browse anonymously. AAWRE collects aggregate data from users browsing our web site. AAWRE uses this information for purposes of statistical analysis of web site traffic. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes, and AAWRE does not provide any personal identification information.

Information from AAWRE Diplomates and Other Customers

There are a number of areas in the AAWRE web site where we ask for and collect information about you, including personally identifiable information. Where we do, it is in order to serve you better, or is necessary to accomplish the service you are requesting. Examples include Diplomate application (which includes items such as name, address, email, telephone number and educational and professional experience information), security identifiers, shipping information, and product purchase information stored in online shopping carts.

Diplomate and applicant information is used in the AAWRE database, which is used to generate AAWRE mailing lists. The mailing list may be used in connection with informing you about AAWRE services, products, conferences, meetings and events.

Third Party Disclosure

AAWRE does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside of

AAWRE. From time to time, to better serve our members and to supplement member dues, the AAWRE mailing list, in part or as a whole, may be released to other engineering and carefully selected third party organizations to provide you with information on technical

products and services related to your profession, or that we otherwise believe is useful to our members. You may instruct us not to share information about you in the AAWRE mailing list with third parties by by notifying us at certification@aawre.org or by calling us at 1-703-295-6414.

Secure Transactions

For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the

security of financial transactions that are accepted on the AAWRE web site. Credit Card processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of credit card information is encrypted when transmitted in secure mode. If for any reason you still feel uncomfortable submitting your credit card over the Internet, you can mail your information to us.

Regardless of the precautions taken by you or AAWRE, “perfect security” does not exist on the internet. AAWRE cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to this site or AAWRE, and you transmit such information at your own risk.

How Does AAWRE Use Cookies?

AAWRE uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate information about users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided.

General AAWRE Web Server Security.

All of the AAWRE web servers are registered as secure servers using industry-standard certificate techniques. This enables all communication between our servers to be verified when services are requested between computers.

All the personal information collected from you on our site, including names and addresses, is stored behind a "firewall," and defenses have been erected to seek to enhance the protection of your information from outside attack by hackers and curious visitors.

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?

This web site contains links to other web sites, including third party organizations that provide AAWRE member benefit programs. AAWRE is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites and you should read their terms and privacy policies before using them.

Legal Compliance

AAWRE cooperates with law enforcement and other third parties to enforce laws. You authorize and recognize AAWRE’s right and intention to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is or may be illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability.

What Means Of Redress Are Available?

If any user suspects AAWRE has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this Privacy Statement, please notify us by email at certification@aawre.org or by calling 1-703-295-6414.

American Academy of Water Resources Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: 1-703-295-6414
Fax: 1-703-295-6415
E-Mail: certification@aawre.org