AATG Data Privacy Statement and Terms of Service
GDPR Compliance and TOS
Q: How and when is data collected?
A: In general, information is collected through our membership portal in AATG and through program registration. For membership, we collect standard demographic data that is needed (and utilized!) to understand our membership demographics and improve operations. For programs, AATG only collects information needed for operations of the program. Differentiated information is collected depending on the nature of the program. For example, if the program requires travel, additional information may be collected such as passport specific information. For our National German Exam, we collect student data related to their school affiliation.
Q: Who uses data collected?
A: Data collected about individuals is accessed and utilized by the professional staff of the AATG. Staff use the information exclusively for their assigned tasks and data is not shared with external audiences except in limited cases.
Q: Why is the data collected?
A: AATG is a member-based organization and data is primarily collected regarding work related to member services. AATG also offers programs data is collected only to fulfill the individual program objectives.
Q: How is the data stored?
AATG’s data is stored using encrypted, multi-factor authentication cloud services. Only AATG professional staff have (limited) access to the data.
Q: How long is the data retained?
A: Records regarding membership are retained indefinitely unless consent is withdrawn. Records regarding programs / financial transactions are retained for at least seven years and are typically destroyed / deleted after seven years.
Q: Who else might have access to the data and under what circumstances?
A: Regional chapters of AATG are granted limited, indirect access to membership data for outreach purposes. Only professional staff members have direct access to data collected by AATG.
Q: How is data related to web-site traffic managed?
A: AATG does not collect personally identifying information from users browsing its Web site. Only aggregate statistical metrics such as the number of hits per page and number of downloads, without identifying any user individually, are collected and used for internal and marketing purposes.
Q: When is my data transferred to others?
A: Membership contact information may be transferred to professional partners for programs related to AATG’s mission or to program managers to offer program opportunities. Members may opt-out or opt-in regarding data sharing with professional partners. AATG may transfer data as part of its program offerings and only in cases when this is required for successful program operation. For example, information may be used to book airfare, hotel rooms, or register participants with programs at conferences or in the German-speaking world. Membership data may be shared with other members, but access is determined by the AATG member in their profile. Certain data can never be shared. Data sharing settings are posted in the member profile.
Q: How may I withdraw consent to collect/use my data?
Q: Whom do I contact regarding questions about Data Privacy and Data Management?
A: Executive Director, Dr. Michael R. Shaughnessy email@example.com
AATG’s data privacy statement references guidelines from the European Commission
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