Privacy Policy

Abt Associates, Inc. Corporate Website Privacy Notice Revised as of 10/28/11

This Privacy Notice provides important information about your privacy in connection with your use of the Abt Associates Corporation websites. Please review it carefully. Your continued use of this website constitutes your agreement with this Privacy Notice and any subsequent updates.

Our Commitment to Privacy

At Abt Associates your privacy is important to us. We are committed to complying with all applicable federal, state, local, and International privacy laws and regulations. We strive to provide an environment in which our employees, customers, stockholders, and partners trust us to handle personal information responsibly. We provide this privacy notice as part of our commitment to privacy by describing what personal information we collect, how we use it, how we protect it, and with whom we share it.

Scope of This Notice

This notice applies to all visitors to our corporate website and any affiliated websites that may be sponsored by the Corporation.

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. At no time do we release information to organizations or individuals outside of Abt Associates.

Business Transitions

In the event that Abt goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling all or part of its assets, users’ personally identifying information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

Cookies and Other Website Technical Considerations

Our website uses modern web application methods that result in the automatic collection and storage of certain data that some may consider to be personal or personally identifiable information. This includes your Internet Protocol or IP addresses, type of browser that you use, and other technical data about your computing environment. This information is stored in server logs that we maintain and review for the purpose of improving and supporting the secure operation of our website. We use “cookies” on our website to enhance the experience of our visitors, such as retaining user preferences between sessions. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer. Cookies cannot be used to deliver viruses to your computer, they are uniquely assigned to you, and our cookies can only be read by our web servers. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies or, if you prefer, you can modify your web browser settings to decline all cookies or selectively decline cookies as they are offered. Our website may contain links to other websites. You should carefully review the privacy notices and practices of other websites, as we cannot control or be responsible for the privacy practices of sites not affiliated with Abt Associates.

How We Protect Your Information

We use reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide to us against loss, misuse, or unauthorized access. All personal information that we collect is protected using industry standard computer security and industrial security practices.

With Whom We Share Your Information

Information collected from you by Abt Associates will not be shared with third parties for purposes other than in support of Abt Associates operations and as necessary to facilitate the purpose for which you provided it. In some cases we may share the information with service providers retained by the Corporation to provide services on its behalf. Your information may also be shared under the following circumstances (i) if we are required to do so by law enforcement authorities or government agencies, and (ii) in connection with investigations or other efforts to prevent illegal activities or pertaining to public safety.

Cross Border Data Transfer

Abt Associates is a United States corporation with operations in many other countries. Your use of this website constitutes your consent for any cross-border data transfer resulting from such use.

Links to Other Web Sites

This privacy policy applies only to www.abtassociates.com and the affiliated site you are visiting, www.taacccteval.org. 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.

Notification of Changes

We may update this Privacy Notice periodically without prior notice to reflect changes in our practice. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post these changes to this privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

How to Contact us

If you have questions relating to this Privacy Notice, or for any questions you might have about our privacy practices, please contact our Webmaster at corporate_communications@abtassoc.com.