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Greater Michigan Construction Academy is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Greater Michigan Construction Academy Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Greater Michigan Construction Academy website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Greater Michigan Construction Academy collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Greater Michigan Construction Academy also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Greater Michigan Construction Academy. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Greater Michigan Construction Academy for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Greater Michigan Construction Academy Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Greater Michigan Construction Academy public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Greater Michigan Construction Academy does not read any of your private online communications.

Greater Michigan Construction Academy encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Greater Michigan Construction Academy so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Greater Michigan Construction Academy is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Greater Michigan Construction Academy and Greater Michigan Construction Academy family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Greater Michigan Construction Academy collects and uses your personal information to operate the Greater Michigan Construction Academy Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Greater Michigan Construction Academy also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Greater Michigan Construction Academy and its affiliates. Greater Michigan Construction Academy may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Greater Michigan Construction Academy does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Greater Michigan Construction Academy may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Greater Michigan Construction Academy may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Greater Michigan Construction Academy, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Greater Michigan Construction Academy does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Greater Michigan Construction Academy keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Greater Michigan Construction Academy, in order to determine what Greater Michigan Construction Academy services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Greater Michigan Construction Academy to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Greater Michigan Construction Academy Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Greater Michigan Construction Academy or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Greater Michigan Construction Academy; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Greater Michigan Construction Academy, or the public.

Email Marketing and Subscribe/Unsubscribe

Besides the weekly Newsline publication, there may be other marketing materials and web pages emailed directly to you by Greater Michigan Construction Academy You will periodically receive these communications and others via email.

All users have the right to Opt-In or Opt-Out of any of these mailings. Please send your request to:

Email: communications@abc.org
Phone: (703) 812-2000

Alternatively, you can follow the instructions at the end of our communciation emails.

Use of Cookies

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Greater Michigan Construction Academy pages, or register with Greater Michigan Construction Academy site or services, a cookie helps Greater Michigan Construction Academy to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Greater Michigan Construction Academy Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Greater Michigan Construction Academy features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Greater Michigan Construction Academy services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Greater Michigan Construction Academy secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Greater Michigan Construction Academy secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of industry standard security encryption measures, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. This site has such security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Credit Card Security

Greater Michigan Construction Academy does not disclose credit card information provided by its members and guests. If you complete a transaction on the Greater Michigan Construction Academy site that requires the entry of credit card information, that transaction is sent to PayPal, a secure server, which will encrypt that information and send it to a clearing house.

Products and Services

Greater Michigan Construction Academy at times will sell the following items from this site:

  • Donations
  • Event/Conference Registrations
  • Memberships
  • Training Materials
  • Clothing

 

Donations and Sales - Return Policy

Donations are appreciated and are considered as final sales. There is no shipping for donations and you will receive a confirmation of your donation via email.

Events and Conferences are subject to terms and conditions specific to each event, and therefore identified on their respective registration pages.

For Membership questions, please contact memberservices@abc.org

For the ABC Store, please call (703) 812-2000 for more information.

Changes to this Statement

Greater Michigan Construction Academy will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Greater Michigan Construction Academy encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Greater Michigan Construction Academy is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Greater Michigan Construction Academy welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Greater Michigan Construction Academy has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Greater Michigan Construction Academy at webmaster@abc.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.