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You may have heard about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is now in effect in Europe. The GDPR improves transparency and data privacy rights of individuals. The following points summarize the steps that AAA has taken to protect the privacy rights of our members.
AAA ONLY uses credit card information to process payments authorized by the individual. Credit card information is collected online through a secure transaction. The AAA uses Vantiv to process credit card transactions.
The AAA collects a variety of demographic and descriptive data about its members. The data is collected within the members-only section of the AAA website as well as on the AAA membership application. Other than the required basic contact information, members have control over what information they choose to provide.
The AAA uses this data to communicate directly with members and to allow staff to better provide benefits and services to the membership. Information is also made available to other AAA members. Members have control over what information is made available. The AAA occasionally makes name and mailing address information available to third parties who are identified as providing information deemed likely to be of interest to the AAA membership.
Each member may go to the AAA website and identify exactly what information is made available to other members and whether or not their name and address information is made available to third parties.
The AAA provides members access to use the online Member Directory for the purpose of scholarly exchange related to the study of anthropology. To protect members' privacy, the AAA does not allow use of the online Member Directory for commercial purposes, nor does it allow the collection and retention of member information for mass mailings of any kind. Restrictions on the number of searches apply. The AAA may at its sole discretion remove the search privileges of any member.