Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Our website is operated and maintained by Abt Associates Inc. This Privacy Policy describes Abt Associates’ policies and procedures for collecting and using personal information, the use of cookies, and security procedures on If you have any questions, please contact our Webmaster.

Personal Information

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, 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

This privacy policy applies only to You should be aware that through links on our site you may be directed to other Web sites, which we do not control. Abt Associates has no control over the privacy policies, or practices of these other sites, and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of Web sites to which we link or which we list, rank or identify by means of a search. Abt Associates takes no responsibility for the products, services, policies or actions of third parties or the content of third-party Web sites. We encourage you to be aware when you are leaving our site and to read the privacy policies of each Web site you visit.


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.

Contact Us

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 small pieces of data, or data files, which are sent by a web site to your web browser and are stored on your computer. The site may require you to enable cookies to utilize all of our services. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifiable information about a visitor, and Abt Associates does not use cookies in order to obtain such information. Abt Associates will never save credit card information in cookies. Cookies are used by most sites on the Internet.

We collect information through the use of cookies. They are used to understand general traffic patterns on The information stored in the cookie is only used for statistical tracking purposes and not for individual identification. In no way does Abt Associates relate personal information to these traffic pattern statistics.

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.