Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Association for Advancing Automation and its daughter associations (Robotic Industries Association [RIA], AIA, Motion Control & Motor Association [MCMA], and A3 México) and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Association for Advancing Automation and its daughter associations will be “A3”. This A3 website is a trade association site for the automation industry. By using the A3 and daughter association websites, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information
A3 may collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you:

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) registering for an event or webinar; (c) subscribing to receive email communications such as newsletters; (d) completing online surveys; (e) downloading whitepapers or other electronic documents (e) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (f) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (g) sending us an email message; (h) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Sharing Information with Third Parties
A3 does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

When you register for webinars that are sponsored by any of our member companies or other organizations, the following information may be shared with the sponsor(s):

  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Job Title
  4. Email Address
  5. Street Address
  6. Phone Number
  7. Organization
  8. Industry

When registering for events in which any of our member companies or other organizations participate, the following information may be shared with the sponsor(s) and/or exhibitor(s):

  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Job Title
  4. Email Address
  5. Street Address
  6. Phone Number
  7. Organization

If our event features hotel/housing room blocks, hotels will share with A3 rooming lists for the event. You may contact us to be removed from these webinar or event registration lists at any time.You may contact us to be removed from these webinar or event registration lists at any time.

When email subscriptions and technical documents are downloaded, this information may be shared with members of the Association for Advancing Automation:

  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Job Title
  4. Email Address
  5. Street Address
  6. Phone Number
  7. Organization Name
  8. Organization Type
  9. Industry
  10. Product/Service Interest

A3 may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to A3, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or privacy practices of third parties.

A3 may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on A3 or our sites; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of A3; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of A3 sites, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior
A3 may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within A3 sites, in order to determine what A3 services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within A3 sites to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by A3 sites. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the A3 websites.

Use of Cookies
The A3 website may use “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize A3 web pages, or register with A3 sites or services, a cookie helps A3 to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same A3 website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the A3 features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the A3 services or websites you visit.

Security of Your Personal Information
A3 secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. A3 uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen
A3  does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications
From time to time, A3 may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from A3 or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from A3 , you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the opt out or unsubscribe links provided in these communications, or you may make a request to us at the contact information listed below.

Changes to This Statement
A3 reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

EU Data Subjects
For individuals located within the European Union (“EU Data Subjects”), A3 is the data controller for the processing of personally identifiable (“personal data”) and non-personally identifiable information (“non-personal data”) collected through the A3 websites. All information collected on EU Data Subjects, both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable, is used for the purposes outlined above.

EU Data Subjects have rights to control the collection of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including:

  1. Right of access: Upon request, we will confirm whether we are processing your personal data and, if so, provide you with a copy of the data collected.
  2. Right to rectification: If your personal data is incomplete or incorrect, you may request A3 update or complete your personal data.
  3. Right to erasure: You are entitled to have your personal data deleted or removed. If you ask, we will inform you where personal data has been shared, when possible, so that you may contact these parties.
  4. Right to restrict processing: In certain circumstances, such as when you object to having your personal data processed or contest the accuracy of your personal data, you may ask us to restrict or block the processing of your personal data.
  5. Right to data portability: You have the right to obtain any personal data from us that you have given with consent, whether voluntarily on our site or necessarily through a contract.
  6. Right to object: You may ask us at any time to stop processing your personal data. We will do so unless compelling grounds for legitimate interest are made for the processing of your personal data.
  7. Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling: Unless it is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations, you have the right to be free from decisions based solely on automated processing of your personal data.
  8. Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent to having your personal data processed at any time.
  9. Right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority: If you’re concerned about the way we’ve handled your personal data, or about our privacy policies in general, you have the right to report this to the data protection authority that is authorized to hear those concerns.

A3 may exercise legitimate interests to process personal data of EU Data Subjects. “Legitimate interests” apply when the processing of personal data is essential for managing our organization, such as when we’re determining how our products and services are being used. A3 will always respect EU Data Subjects’ extensive data rights and weigh any potential impact before exercising legitimate interests for processing personal data.

EU Data Subjects may exercise their data rights by contacting A3.

Contact A3 at: [email protected]

This site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from A3.
To no longer receive correspondence from A3:

E-mail: [email protected]
Call: 734/994-6088
Fax: 734/994-3338

Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:

Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
900 Victors Way, Suite 140
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 USA
[email protected]

Effective as of September 21, 2020