The Information That We Collect
We collect and use the following information to provide a personalized and friendly service:
We collect, and associate with your account, the personal information you provide to us when you do things such as sign up for free content and purchase AAII services. Personal information includes account details such as your name, postal mailing address, email address and phone number. If you do not give your consent (i.e., you leave the boxes unchecked), we may be unable to provide logged-in website access to you.
We collect, and associate with your account, the financial information you provide to us when you do things such as make a purchase through our website. Financial information includes payment details such as credit card number, expiration date and security code and the contact information associated with the account. If you do not give your consent (i.e., you leave the boxes unchecked), we may be unable to provide our paid services to you.
Consent to collect technical information is given by default when users enter our website.
Usage information. We collect information related to how you use AAII services, including actions you take on AAII website properties. We use this information to improve and enhance our services.
Device information. We also collect information from and about the devices you use to access AAII website properties. This includes things like IP addresses, the type of device and browser you use, the webpage you visited before coming to our sites and identifiers associated with your devices. Your devices (depending on their settings) may also transmit location information.
Cookies and other technologies. We use technologies like cookies and pixel tags to support, enhance and promote our services. Cookies allow you to move through the site and certain member security points without any disturbance. Our site is set to keep you logged in for 60 minutes. This means that during a single browser session you can wander to any other site, come back to AAII.com and remain logged in. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use AAII services. AAII may also use third-party advertising networks that employ cookie technology, but as a publisher we don’t control or have access to those cookies.
Disclosing Personal, Financial or Technical Information
We may disclose your personal, financial or technical information as required by applicable law, or in response to legal process, to protect the rights or property of AAII, or to protect the safety of AAII, our users or others.
How Your Information Is Used
As mentioned in the above section, your personal data is collected to provide a personalized experience with AAII and to improve your overall website experience.
AAII also maintains a subscriber list. As a publisher/membership organization, we reserve the right to contact our users for our legitimate business needs, such as email and paper mailings regarding AAII services, or in fulfilling a transaction initiated by the user. However, we do on occasion make portions of this list available to carefully screened companies that offer personal finance products and services that we believe may be of interest to those affiliated with AAII. To the extent we process your personal data for other purposes, we ask for your consent in advance or require that our partners obtain such consent. If you do not want to receive marketing materials from us, you can opt out at any time by simply clicking the 'unsubscribe' link in any email, or updating your preferences in the email management section of your user account.
We may employ contractors or other third parties to help with our operations. We may give them access to databases of user information, so that they can perform their services for us, including performing system maintenance, displaying personalized content, performing list analysis or management or sending mailings for us from our advertisers. These parties are all subject to confidentiality agreements that restrict their use and disclosure of information they obtain through their relationship with AAII.
AAII takes your data security seriously. If there is ever a data breach, AAII will notify you without delay with the next steps to protect your data.
Controlling and Accessing Your Information
You have control over your personal information and how it is collected, used and shared. To manage your account and the content contained in it, as well as edit some of your personal data and manage your privacy preferences, go to your My Account page. If you do not want to receive marketing materials from us, you can opt out at any time by simply clicking the 'unsubscribe' link in any email, or updating your preferences in the email management section of your user account. For all other requests, contact our Privacy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Privacy Team will respond to all requests within a reasonable amount of time.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns about this policy or how we store, process and use your data please send an email to email@example.com.