American Society for Virology Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last modified on January 17, 2018.

The American Society for Virology is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our Web site users. This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for asv.org and its affiliated sites (the "Site"), which is provided to you by the American Society for Virology ("we" or "us" or "ASV"). This Privacy Policy governs our collection of information from you through your use of the Site.

Information Voluntarily Supplied to ASV by Our Members

We maintain data (including contact information, subspecialty, and ASV committee participation) on all of our members that can be accessed through a secure online member directory. This directory may be accessed only by other current ASV members through a password-protected, members-only area of the Site. This directory is not made available to the general public.

We do not share member e-mail addresses, phone numbers, or fax numbers with non-members or other organizations.

Your member data also may be governed by the terms and conditions of your membership. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Policy and any term(s) of your membership, the terms of your membership will govern.

Information Voluntarily Supplied by Web Site Users

Both ASV members and non-member users of this Site may be asked to enter personally identifiable information (such as name, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address) in order to perform certain functions on the Site, including registering for meetings, submitting abstracts, and requesting additional information. By using the Site, you agree that we may provide any or all of such information to third parties, such as service providers, contractors, partners, and fulfillment agencies, in order to complete your transaction (e.g., to confirm an order, send materials, resolve billing issues).

You also agree that we may use any information submitted by or collected from you via the Site for any other purpose, including to contact you for customer service purposes, to inform you of important changes or additions to our Site or the services offered through our Site, and to send you administrative notices, offers, promotional correspondence, and any other communications that we believe may be of interest to you.

Information That Is Automatically Collected

We also may collect and store information that is generated automatically through a Web site analytics program as you navigate through our Site. For example, to help make the Site more responsive to the needs of users, we may employ, on our Site, or on certain pages of our Site, a standard feature of browser software, called a "cookie," to assign each user a unique, random number that resides on a user's computer. The cookie doesn't actually identify you, it just identifies the computer that you use to access the Site. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply (e.g., if you submit a username and password and ask that the Site remember that information the next time you visit). A cookie cannot read unrelated data off your hard drive. We use cookies to help us tailor the Site to your needs, to deliver a better, more useful service. For example, we may use cookies to track the pages on the Site visited by users, the number of site visitors, and search queries. We can make the Site more effective if we know which areas our users are visiting, how often, and the information that is most important to our users. Of course, you are free to set your Web browser not to accept cookies or delete the cookies that have been placed; however, doing so may render your computer unable to take advantage of the personalized features enjoyed by other users of the Site.