ADAMs is committed to keeping your personal information accurate, confidential, secure and private.
When you visit our website, contact us, participate in one of our programs, or make a donation to support our activities, we are committed to protecting your privacy rights and your personal information.
*Personal information is defined as any factual or subjective information, recorded or not, about an identifiable individual. Examples are age, name, source of income, home addresses and telephone numbers. Personal information does not include the name, title, or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.
ADAMs is responsible for the protection of your personal information collected through our offices, program activities and website. Individuals will be asked to review and sign a consent form before any personal information is released to third parties for the purpose of providing enhanced services or otherwise.
ADAMs will provide a statement to explain the purpose(s) for the collection of your personal information wherever possible, before we ask you to disclose it.
We collect personal data when you make use of or register for our programs and services, in order to better meet your program, service and information needs.
We also use and disclose data, which does not identify individuals, for statistical purposes to assess, develop and improve ADAMs programs and services.
We also collect personal information in order to refer you to enhanced services, or to satisfy legal, government and regulatory obligations.
We do not sell personal information we collect.
We will not disclose your personal information to anyone else without your prior knowledge or consent, except when required by a government body or agency, or as permitted by law.
If you supply us with your contact information, you may hear from us about important information concerning ADAMs program or service in which you are registered.
You may also hear from us about other ADAMs programs and services that may interest and benefit you or we may ask you for feedback about the services you have already received as part of our quality assurance commitment.
Using our Website
You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data. Any personal information that site visitors voluntarily choose to provide in order to receive free electronic newsletters, participate in periodic polls and surveys and/or to complete any of our online application forms IS NOT shared with third parties unless stated otherwise. ADAMs will ensure all personal information is secured and remains confidential.
A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of your computer so that the website may identify separate visitors to the site and track users’ activities on the website. A cookie will not let a website know any personally identifiable information about you, such as your real name and address.
Links on our Website
The only personal information that ADAMs collects is with your knowledge and consent.
You can choose not to disclose any personal information we may ask you to provide. However, a decision to withhold some personal information can result in our inability to provide you with our services.
Further, you can withdraw your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information at any time, subject to any legal requirements and reasonable notice.
The amount and type of information that ADAMs collects is limited only to that which is necessary to fulfill the purposes identified. ADAMs will ask for the information it requires directly from the individual. Personal information will be collected using procedures which are fair, transparent and lawful.
You can choose to disclose as much or as little personal information as you are comfortable with. As noted in Principle 3, a decision to withhold some personal information can prevent us from providing you with our services.
ADAMs will use your personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected.
Your information will not be disclosed without your knowledge and consent, unless permitted or required by law.
Your personal information will be retained only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and in compliance with any laws surrounding information retention. If all identified purposes for the use of your personal information have been exhausted, we will destroy the information or render it unidentifiable.
In order to ensure the reliable delivery of services and information, your personal information will be kept accurate, complete and up to date.
We assume that the information that you provide to us is accurate. If at any time your personal information changes, we hope to be informed of it immediately. If you contact us with a request, we will take appropriate steps to update or correct the personal information in our possession that you have previously provided to us.
ADAMs employs a number of safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Such safeguards include physical measures, for example locked filing cabinets, restricted access to offices, and limiting access on a “need to know” basis, and use of passwords and encryption.
Procedures for implementing these measures are communicated to all employees to ensure compliance with this principle.