Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how adaptationprofessionals.org (this “Site”) collects certain types of personal information, how we use the information, with whom we share the information, and the choices you can make about our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to secure your information and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.

Information We Collect

We may collect certain personal information and non-personal information through our Site.

Personal Information. Here are the most common types of personal information we collect:

  • Contact information (such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number);
  • Login and access credentials (such as username and password);
  • Age and gender;
  • Photos, articles, or resources, you share with us and how you interact with the ASAP site and other resources.
  • Comments you submit through our Site.

Non-Personal Information. When you visit our Site, non-personal information may be collected in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate your visit within our Site. This non-personal information is collected through automated technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons. A “cookie” is a file that a website sends to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.

The information collected using these tools may include your IP address, browser characteristics, operating system, the address of the web page that referred you to our Site, dates and times of Site visits, the language your system uses, and the country and time zone in which your device is located. These technologies permit the collection of “clickstream data,” which may include a log of content you access while browsing a website.

How We Use the Information We Collect

In general, we use personal information to pursue our mission and operations, and to enhance your experience as a user of our Site.  We may use the information we collect to:

  • Verify your identity;
  • Provide, administer and communicate with you about products, services, and events;
  • Create, administer, and communicate with you about your online account or subscription;
  • Process, evaluate, and respond to your requests, inquiries and applications;
  • Provide and administer communications tools available through our Site
  • Operate, evaluate, and improve our Site;
  • Protect against and prevent fraud, unauthorized activity, claims, and other liabilities; or
  • Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, industry standards, and our policies and terms of use.

We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.

Sharing of Information

Partners, Agents, Affiliates. We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information we collect on our Site, except as described here. We may share the information with our partners, service providers, agents, or affiliates who perform services on our behalf. These parties are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements.

Other Disclosure. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order), (ii) in response to a request by law enforcement authorities or regulatory agencies, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity. We also reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such an event occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided to us on this in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Your Rights and Choices


We offer you certain choices about how we communicate with you and what information we collect from you. Our Site may provide features that allow you to (i) access and update personal information you have provided there, or (ii) register your communications preferences, such as by telling us not to send you materials. You also may contact us as described in the How To Contact Us section below to update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists or submit other requests. The Site also provides the capability to opt-out of sharing your information with our partners.

How We Protect Personal Information

Security. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we collect on our Site against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use.

Disclaimer. However, no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we do not represent or guarantee the security of personal information or other information in any form. By using this Site you are agreeing that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of the sharing of the information you supply to us with service providers, affiliates, or agents, or as the result of the presence of such parties on this Site.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our Site is not specifically dedicated to or intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal or non-personal information to or on our Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site, register on this Site, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Site, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or any screen name or user name you may use. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, if we learn we have collected any information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, the information will be purged from our database. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected]org.

Links to Other Websites, Features, and Embedded Content


For your convenience and information, our Site may provide links to other websites or online services, including social media sites, or present content or features from other websites or other third parties. These websites may have their own privacy notices or policies, and we strongly suggest you review their policies and practices to ensure that the privacy of the information you submit on their site does not conflict with and is consistent with how you wish your information to be treated. Such sites may also place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data, or solicit personal information from you. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices, or the content of any other websites that may provide access to, or be linked to or from, this Site, including that of any social networking sites [and third party advertisers whose offerings require you to navigate away from our site].

Data Storage Location and Duration

Our databases are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the US, by sending us your data you consent to its transfer to and storage within the US. We keep your data for as long as we think is necessary or advisable and reserve the right to retain it to the full extent not prohibited by law. We may discard your data at our discretion and you should not rely upon our storage of any personal information or other data.

Special Note to International Users

Our Site is hosted in the United States. If you are accessing our Site from the European Union, Asia, Africa, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, or disclosure that differ from US laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the US, which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your data you consent to: (i) the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy, and (ii) the transfer of your personal data to the US as indicated above and the application of US laws to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may change or update this Privacy Policy and we encourage you to refer back to it periodically. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this webpage and any other places we deem appropriate. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, or by other means, such as e-mail, at our discretion. When we revise this Privacy Policy we will also revise the Effective Date below.

How to Contact Us

[email protected]org

Acceptance of this Privacy Policy

Your use of our Site, including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this Privacy Policy and the applicable Terms and Conditions of Use. By using our website, you are accepting the practices set out in this Privacy Policy and the applicable Terms and Conditions of Service. Your continued use of any portion of our Site following posting of a change or update to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of the changes.

Effective Date: May 19th, 2015