Abt Associates explicitly asks when it needs information that identifies you individually (“personal information”). You can visit our site without disclosing any personal information.
Abt Associates uses personal information only for the purpose for which it was submitted either to operate the site and to deliver our services. For example, if you place an order for an Abt Associates publication, Abt Associates will ask for personal information needed to process your order, such as your address. Likewise, Abt Associates may use your e-mail address to respond to incoming requests from you. At the time of collection, Abt Associates may ask whether you will permit Abt Associates to use your personal information in other ways. For example, Abt Associates may ask you whether you would like to receive certain information and e-mails from Abt Associates. Unless you specifically consent to such use, Abt Associates will use your personal information only for the purpose for which it was submitted.
If you apply for a job at Abt Associates, the information collected is used for employment consideration only and is kept in our databases for a short period of time for future consideration.
At no time do we release information to organizations or individuals outside of Abt Associates.
Abt Associates uses non-personally identifiable information and information obtained through the use of “cookies” in order to improve the site. By tracking how many people visit our site and where visitors go on our site, we are able to determine which parts of the site users like the best, which parts need some improvement, and what changes should be made. By obtaining this information, we are able to continually improve our site and bring you the best online experience possible.
Collecting such information involves the logging of IP addresses, operating system (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), type of browser software (e.g., Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer), and Internet Service Providers (e.g., AOL or EarthLink) used by each visitor to the site. Although such information is not personally identifiable, it can be used to determine the IP address of the visitor’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity to the Internet.
E-mails and Newsletters
At www.abtassociates.com, you can register to receive e-mails for information that interest you, such as our newsletters. To unsubscribe, simply select Unsubscribe located at the bottom of every e-mail we send you. Abt Associates will not send you commercial offers or advertisements or provide your contact information or e-mail to third parties.
Links to Other Web Sites
Abt Associates has established and maintains reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information collected by this site. Abt Associates will only disclose your personal information if required to do so by law.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of Abt Associates, or your experience with this web site, please contact our Webmaster.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are also used to prefill forms so that you do not need to re-enter the data, for example when you apply for a job online. Accepting a cookie does not give us access to your computer or any personal information about you. We may use the aggregate data to provide feedback to our web designers, content providers, and/or business managers to assist them in improving our web site and services offered.
You can also set and modify privacy preferences in your web browser. To modify cookie settings:
- In Internet Explorer 6.0: From the Tools menu, select Internet Options and then select Privacy. Click the Advanced button. Select the desired settings.
- In Internet Explorer 5.X: From the Tools menu, select Internet Options and then select Security. Click the Custom Level button and scroll to the Cookies section. Select desired settings.
- In Netscape: From the Edit menu, select Preferences and then select Advanced. In the Cookies box, select between Accept, Warn, or Disable cookies.