Modifications to this Policy
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
Ascend collects and maintains a variety of personally identifiable information, including email addresses, phone numbers, credit card and other payment information, business and home addresses, as well as demographic information such as courses or areas of study in which you may be interested. Ascend collects information directly from you through, for example, online registration forms, as well as offline, through event registration forms.
To the extent that information requested is not required for your participation in a given Ascend program, you will be told which information is optional. Should you fail to provide optional information, certain Ascend programs or features may not be available to you.
Ascend may also maintain information about you that you do not directly provide, whether it is information received from third parties, such as business partners who provide exam administration services, or information Ascend collects about your activities. For example, Ascend keeps track of which events you have attended, which boards and committees you have served on, and which offices you have held.
Passive Online Data Collection
Ascend uses reasonable measures to safeguard sensitive personally identifiable information, which measures are appropriate to the type of information maintained, and follows applicable laws regarding safeguarding any such information under our control. In addition, in some areas of our Sites, Ascend may use Secure Socket Layer ("SSL”) or Transport Layer Security ("TLS”) encryption technology to enhance data privacy and help prevent loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under Ascend control.
Ascend cannot guarantee, however, that your information will remain secure. The Internet by its nature is a public forum, and Ascend encourages you to use caution when disclosing information online. Often, you are in the best situation to protect yourself online. You are responsible for protecting your username and password from third party access, and for selecting passwords that are secure.
How to Contact Ascend and Modify Your Information or Preferences
To help us keep your personal information up to date, or to request access to the personal information Ascend maintains about you, you may contact us at 120 Wall Street, 9th Floor, New York NY 10005 or by fax to 212-344-5636. Or, if you are a registered user of one of our Sites, you may go online to your personal profile and update your information in that area.
How to opt-out from receiving our emails
To stop receiving emails from Ascend please notify us at email@example.com asking to be removed from our mailing list.
Ascend does not believe its Sites are appealing to children, nor are they directed to children under 13. Ascend does not knowingly collect personally identifiable data from persons under the age of 13, and strives to comply with the provisions of COPPA (The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). If you are a parent of a child under 13, and you believe that your child has provided us with information about him or herself, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.