Your use of our online resources may result in the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) collecting information about you. Your privacy and its protection are of utmost importance to the entire AAHID organization. Therefore, this policy has been established to communicate with you our commitment to your privacy as well as how your information will by used by our organization.
When you use the AAHID’s online resources, information may be collected in three different ways:
Website Traffic—Website traffic is collected by our web server. It tells us where individuals go on our site, which pages are most popular, etc. It helps us to analyze the effectiveness of our site and guides us in making it a better resource for you. While there are methods to track this activity to a specific computer, because we are only interested in the mass statistics, we do not collect that level of information.
Request for Information—An individual can request information from AAHID by navigating to the appropriate page and entering the personal information indicated. In doing so, the user recognizes he/she is doing so voluntarily. The information collection falls into two categories: That which is required to be certain the information can properly get to the requester, and that which is voluntary and meant to assist staff with the task of delivering exactly what the individual wants.
We do not knowingly collect information from children. All requests for information are assumed to be from adults. If we determine that any information has been collected from children, we will immediately purge it.
As indicated above, we will collect usage statistics from our web server as one of several analysis methods to make our site more useful to our users. Again, this information will be collected and handled at the mass statistical/anonymous level. Individual statistics will not be collected.
No other analysis of information collected from our site will be performed.
While we will make every effort to protect and preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose some or all of it when required to do so by law or an order by judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us and/or our website. In these cases, we will only share the information when we have a good-faith belief that doing so is necessary to legally comply.
In the event that the AAHID merges with, is acquired by, or sells some of its assets to another company, the information that has been collected from this site will be transferred as part of the transaction.
In all other cases, AAHID will not share or distribute your personal information with any third party.
Communications from AAHID
The information collected from this site will be used to communicate with you.
You maintain the following rights concerning the personal information that we may collect through this site, and you may contact us to:
- Request if we have collected or are collecting information about you
- Request a copy of the information that we have collected
- Request that we purge all information collected about you and stop collecting your information
- At the time of the request, we reserve the right to ask that you provide proof of your identity. We also reserve the right to deny your request based on your inability to provide identity proof.
In different areas of our site you will see links to other sites that are owned and operated by Government, Educational and other Non-Profit Associations and Organizations. This policy does not cover the information contained within or gathered by those sites, and we are not responsible for their privacy policies.
We have implemented reasonable technology and security policies to ensure the quality and integrity as well as protect the security of any personal information we may have collected from you. Our employees are obliged to respect your privacy and the confidentiality of your information.
Notification of Changes
Permission to Use Material from this Website / Reprints / Copyright
AAHID retains copyright on the content of this site, unless otherwise noted.
- Reprint Or Reuse of Information From This Site Without Change
To request permission to use information from this Website, send an e-mail describing intended use, duration and contact information to .
Using any of AAHID’s registered trademarks (logos) without AAHID’s prior consent is strictly prohibited. Please send written requests describing intended use, duration and contact information to .
- Photographs and Graphics
The photographs and graphics on our website are not available for reproduction by third parties. Similar stock images are available for a fee from stock image sources.
When linking to the AAHID website, web managers should be aware that the AAHID trademarks are not available for posting or replication on third party websites without an agreement with AAHID. As part of the permission agreement for web linking, third parties must post the following with any trademark. URL or content used from the AAHID website
AAHID is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. Information we collect from you is used to improve our site, provide you a better experience, respond to your questions and process your online payments.
We collect two types of information on our website:
- Web Server Traffic Information. This information is used to determine the number of visitors to our site, length of stay and sources of traffic. We collect aggregate data — or totals of those visiting from a domain — not information identifying individual users. We use this information to help improve our site and our service to you.
- Personal Information Provided By You. We collect e-mail addresses and other personal information only when you provide it to us. If you fill out a form or survey, request information or make a donation, we may collect your name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number and e-mail address.
Use of Personal Information
AAHID collects information on our website. We do not sell, trade or rent our website visitors’ personal information to others other than those outlined in this section. If you willingly provide us your personal information, AAHID may use it in the following ways:
E-mail Information Requests and Questions: When we respond to your e-mail requests or questions, we may collect your e-mail address and send you AAHID e-mail bulletins or news. To opt out and remove your name from future e-mails, follow the unsubscribe instructions in the message.
By using the AAHID website, you consent to the collection and use of the information described above. Any changes to this policy will be posted prior to their implementation.
- To remove your name from mailing lists shared with other organizations, please provide your full name, mailing address and a sentence requesting removal.
- To remove your name from AAHID’s postal mailing list, please provide your full name, mailing address and a sentence requesting suppression of your personal information in our files.
- To review or correct your personal information with AAHID, please provide your name and a sentence requesting a review or a correction.
We take every precaution to protect your personal information. At AAHID, your personal information is kept confidential and stored in a secure environment. Access to your information is restricted only to authorized staff with a legitimate and specific business purpose. For example, our finance employees need access to information to process online donations. If you have any questions about the security at our website, send an e-mail to .
A cookie is a piece of data sent to your web browser and stored on your hard drive. Cookies help us improve our website by tracking and targeting the interests of our users as they visit different sections of our site. Cookies do not contain any personal information.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track visitors’ movements and gather broad information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personal information.
AAHID works to ensure that the information provided on its authorized website is accurate, timely, and useful. However, the information contained on the AAHID website should not be considered disability management guidance or professional advice. AAHID, its affiliates or agents, or any other parties involved in the preparation or publication of this site are not responsible for errors or omissions in information provided on this site or any actions resulting from the use of such information. Corrections and additions to this site will be made when necessary or as time permits.