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SFATA Membership Terms


Membership

SFATA Membership is open to the various stakeholders within the vapor products industry including manufacturers (domestic and foreign), importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, academics, as well as service providers and suppliers to the industry. Affiliated membership may also be available to trade and service organizations with a shared interest in the success of the vapor products industry, with approval and a separate signed agreement.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

The materials available through this website and other websites owned or provided by SFATA (individually and collectively, the "Website") are the property of SFATA or its licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may view, copy and print pages from the Website only (1) for personal or advocacy use, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights or notices, (2) as a personal shopping resource, (3) for communicating with SFATA about a company product or service, or (4) for placing an order with SFATA. You may not otherwise use, reproduce, download, store, post, broadcast, transmit, modify, sell or make available to the public content from the Website without the prior written approval of SFATA.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

© 2012-2017 SFATA. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

SFATA, the logo, and other trademarks are trademarks of Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association and may not be used without permission. The names of other companies, products and services are the property of their respective owners.

DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT

SFATA respects the intellectual property rights of others and is committed to complying with U.S. copyright laws, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA"). The DMCA provides recourse for owners of copyrighted material who believe their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed on the Internet or other telecommunications networks.

As a provider of transitory digital communications, SFATA 's activities are protected by the safe harbor provision of the DMCA (see 17 U.S.C. 512 (a)). SFATA is therefore not obligated to respond to a copyright owner (or the owner's agent) nor does SFATA have a duty to remove or disable access to material transmitted, routed or connected to the SFATA network(s) that is initiated and/or directed by an individual user.

If you believe that SFATA has infringed your copyrighted work in a way that does not fall within the applicable DMCA safe harbor provision, please provide notice to our Copyright Agent. The notice must include the following information as required by the DMCA (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)). In addition, the notice should include the basis for your belief that SFATA is not merely providing transitory digital communications under 17 U.S.C. 512(a) of the DMCA:
  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
NOTE: The Copyright Agent should only be contacted with respect to copyright-infringement matters. The Copyright Agent will not respond to general inquiries.

COPYRIGHT AGENT:

SFATA
Copyright Agent
1155 F Street NW, suite 1050
Washington, DC 20004
By email: info@sfata.org

COUNTER NOTIFICATION TO CLAIMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

If a copyright infringement notice has been wrongly filed against you as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material, you may file a counter notification with our Copyright Agent. The counter notification must provide the following information:
  1. Physical or electronic signature of the subscriber;
  2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification;
  4. The subscriber's name, address, telephone number and email address, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.


SFATA WILL TERMINATE ALL ACCOUNT HOLDERS WHO ARE REPEAT INFRINGERS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS.

Organizational & Financials Disclosure

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) is incorporated as a non-profit in Washington, DC, and is a 501c6 non-charitable organization under the IRS tax code. As such, SFATA is required to file a Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service each year which may also serve as a public financial disclosure.

Tax Deductibility Disclosure

Contributions or gifts to Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. For tax year 2017, we estimate 80% of dues will go to the organization’s lobbying activities. Please consult your tax advisor.

Payment Terms and Conditions:

Membership dues and other payments may be made electronically by members at www.SFATA.org. All memberships are non-refundable. We do not accept paper payment of any sort except for checks drawn upon a member’s business account. Members should anticipate a delay of two to five weeks for manual handling and clearing of paper checks that are sent to our Washington, DC office address before these funds will appear as available in your SFATA account. If a paper check is written to SFATA, the memo line MUST indicate the purpose of the payment. Please see our website at www.sfata.org for our mailing address, which may change after this publication’s date. Be advised that our payment system is optimized for electronic payments and SFATA is not responsible for lost or delayed mailing, processing, or posting of checks.

Our State Chapters and other possible agents doing work on behalf of SFATA are strictly prohibited from collecting funds into their own personal or business accounts that are intended as payment to SFATA. SFATA may, on occasion, use third-party billing services or event organizing websites which are permitted pass-through entities for SFATA payments. Unless specifically notified by SFATA’s Executive Director or SFATA staff personnel, members should not write checks, give cash, or give credit card information to anyone claiming to represent SFATA, particularly if you are asked to make the check to any other entity than SFATA. SFATA will never ask members, or permit individuals, to collect funds on behalf of SFATA by having payment methods made payable to an individual or another member’s company. SFATA will not be responsible for lost funds by any party that are not submitted according to this policy. SFATA also cannot investigate or prosecute any claim of wrongdoing with non-SFATA handling of payments. If you believe you are the victim of fraud, please contact the legal authorities in your jurisdiction.

Automatic recurring payments terms and conditions

The these terms and conditions apply if you A) opt to pay your annual membership dues through the Installment Plan (rather than paying your annual dues up front in one payment), B) use recurring credit card payments, or C) if you do not choose to opt out of our automatically renewing membership policy. If any of these apply to you, you attest to the following:

I authorize SFATA to, on a recurring basis, automatically charge the debit or credit card account I specified, or to automatically debit the checking or savings account I specified for payments due on the SFATA membership I have selected to pay.

I understand that SFATA will initiate transfers/charges pursuant to this authorization not to exceed the amount shown on my monthly SFATA bill. SFATA will initiate transfers or charges each month on the date my bill is due. The origination of ACH transactions to my checking or savings account must comply with the provisions of U.S. law.

SFATA may discontinue processing of recurring charges if SFATA is unable to secure funds from my debit or credit card or from my bank account for the payments I have authorized due to, but not limited to, insufficient or uncollected funds in the account or insufficient or inaccurate information I provided. SFATA may, if applicable, undertake collection action, including application of returned check fees to the extent permitted by law. All such fees may be collected electronically. IF I PAY MY BILL AFTER IT IS DUE, MY SFATA ACCOUNT MAY INCUR LATE FEES EQUAL TO INCLUDE ALL MISSED INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS IN ORDER TO REINSTATE MY MEMBERSHIP AT A LATER DATE.

I also understand that this authorization to pay my SFATA account by recurring charges or debits is entirely optional and is not required to obtain or maintain my account with SFATA. I acknowledge that I have chosen the 12-month installment option, complete with the 10% convenience fee, and it was my choice to pay every month until the full amount of the chosen membership level (plus associated fees) is paid in full.

I am responsible for providing SFATA with accurate payment account information if such information changes in the future. I understand that I may call 202-251-1661 or access my SFATA account online at www.SFATA.org FIVE business days’ prior to my next due date to request recurring payments be changed to a different credit card. SFATA will not initiate further transfers or charges after I have changed my payment type and SFATA has had a reasonable period of time to process my request. I also understand that I am not waiving my rights under the Electronic Funds Transfer Act to stop payments by directly contacting the financial institution where I have the checking or savings account I specified above, and that my exercise of such rights does not constitute a breach of this authorization.

Payment. You must pay the amount due listed in your electronic Bill or online account by the due date in order to avoid service interruption on any of the membership benefits to which you may be entitled under your chosen level of membership.

Electronic Billing and Notifications. SFATA will use its best efforts to present all of your electronic bill notifications promptly. In addition to notification on your online account page, SFATA will send email notification to the email address registered with the account as the Primary contact or to the SFATA phone number listed in SFATA’s records, if receiving such notice by text message. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your notice email or phone number is current and accurate. You can update your contact information online directly at www.SFATA.org or by calling customer service at 202-251-1661. If your selected paperless invoice delivery method fails, SFATA reserves the right to send the invoice via another available notice option. In the event you do not receive notification, it is still your responsibility to visit the My Account section of SFATA.org, check your bill, review your current email and phone number information, and notify SFATA if you did not receive your electronic Bill notice. You agree to hold SFATA harmless for any delay or failure to deliver or receive the electronic Bill notice.

Notices. SFATA may electronically issue notices in its monthly electronic billing statements or online, including, but not limited to, notices that are required by law or a regulatory agency. By joining SFATA, you understand and agree that those notices will be available to you only online, and there is no implied or suggested promise that SFATA will ever send these notices via any other method than either displaying them online at www.SFATA.org or via an email to the Primary Contact’s email address in SFATA’s records.

System Compatibility and Blocking. The ability to receive electronic invoices and other information from SFATA via e-mail delivery requires an active and accurate e-mail address on record as the Primary Contact, internet connection, and compatible computing systems. To view your bill or other information made available to SFATA Members online, you will need to make sure you have compatible viewing software. If you are experiencing difficulty accessing your bill or other information, please contact customer service. You should also make sure SFATA is included on any safe sender lists your email provider may have to ensure that email is not blocked.

Changes to Agreement. SFATA reserves the right to cancel or change the electronic bill and notifications agreement at any time and to provide notice electronically or by other means. SFATA also reserves the right to deny access to electronic billing at its sole discretion. You agree to accept legal and other notices (such as notices about changes to your SFATA Terms and Conditions, rate plan, services, features, limited-time offers, news, or benefits) electronically.

Acknowledgments.By agreeing to these terms, you acknowledge that you: (i) can access and read these terms, (ii) can access your electronic Bill and SFATA online account as described above; and (iii) consent to receiving your Bill and other notifications exclusively through electronic means.

Authority. By agreeing to electronic Billing and accepting these terms, you agree and represent that you have the authority to accept and receive electronic billing for this SFATA account, including the authority to agree to the terms and conditions herein.

Installment Payment Agreement


By choosing to spread your annual membership dues over 12 payments in a year, rather than paying them with one payment in advance, you agree to all recurring payment terms above and to SFATA’s right to collect remaining payments, even if you later change your mind about your membership or have a credit card number cancelled.

You acknowledge that there is a convenience fee associated with this type of payment and you agree that this convenience fee was disclosed, you have agreed to pay the additional amount of dues, and that while it may change over time, you will be assured of the same (or lower) convenience fee for the duration of your annual membership.

You agree that you are buying an annual membership and that SFATA does not offer monthly memberships of any kind. Therefore, your membership period will run 12 months from the date you are approved for membership. This will continually auto-renew at the end of 12 months for another annual membership, unless you notify SFATA in writing by sending an email to memberservices@SFATA.org at least 5 business days prior to your anniversary date of sign-up. SFATA advises all members to come back and read all terms disclosed here each year that their annual membership is to renew.

Members that choose to pay their annual membership by installment payments, are responsible to note their own annual renewal date and check SFATA.org prior to their annual renewal date for any changes in the installment payment amounts due to changes in the convenience fee which may have occurred since they initiated their last annual membership. If you do not opt out of annual auto- renewal of your membership, a new annual membership and associated installment payments will begin being collected at any adjusted rate published by SFATA on the day of renewal.

You also agree that SFATA is entitled to collect the entirety of the cost of your chosen annual membership level’s dues and you may not reduce your membership level or end it at any point in the year to avoid satisfying this financial commitment to SFATA. You understand and agree that SFATA has a right to pursue these funds owed through any legal means and all costs associated with that collection process will be added to the money you owe to satisfy this agreement. SFATA reserves the right to allow members paying for their membership dues with installment payments to pay off their balance or may allow members to upgrade their membership mid-year, at SFATA’s sole discretion. SFATA may also choose not to pursue collections or other legal actions against members who fail to complete the terms of their installment agreement payments for their annual membership. These decisions are not precedent setting actions and having acted as such in a single instance will not bind SFATA to future variances of this policy in the future.

Website and Network Use Terms


Acceptable Use Policy
Effective April 1, 2017

The following terms apply to your use of and access to any SFATA sites or Services together with its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, and licensors (collectively "SFATA ") owned or operated website ("Website"), as well as any electronic transmission sent, received, posted, accessed, or stored via any network ("Network"), including SFATA branded social media sites that may be owned by a third party (I.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).

COVERAGE OF THIS POLICY


In addition to other agreements between you and SFATA, these terms explain the policies that govern your access to and use of our Website and Network. By accessing or using our Website or Network, you agree to these terms (collectively the "Policy"), as SFATA may modify it from time to time. Modifications to this Policy are effective upon its posting on our Website. If you do not agree to accept and comply with the Policy, then do not access or use our Website or Network.

ILLEGAL OR HARMFUL USE


You may access and use our Website and Network only for lawful purposes. You are responsible for any transmission you send, receive, post, access, or store via our Network, including the content of any communication. Transmitting, distributing, or storing any material that violates any applicable law is prohibited. Additionally, the following non-exhaustive list details the kinds of illegal or harmful conduct that is prohibited:

Infringement: Infringement of intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights including, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right. Infringement may result from the unauthorized copying, distribution, and/or posting of pictures, logos, software, articles, musical works, and videos.

Offensive Materials: Disseminating or posting material that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable is not allowed. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not access or use our Website or Network in any manner for the transmission or dissemination of images containing child pornography or images that depict adult nudity or contain sexually explicit themes.

Export Violations: Violations of export laws, regulations, and rules, including, without limitation, violations of the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations administered by the Department of Commerce.

Fraudulent Conduct: (1) Conducting fraudulent business operations and practices; (2) offering or disseminating fraudulent goods, services, schemes, or promotions (e.g., make-money-fast schemes, chain letters, and pyramid schemes); and (3) individual or business representation as an authorized 3rd party affiliation or agent for any business entity (e.g., SFATA) without the business' prior consent.

Falsification/Impersonation: Using the Network to impersonate any person or entity; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; or create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not use invalid or forged headers, invalid or non-existent domain names, or other means of deceptive addressing.

Failure to Abide by Third-Party Network or Website Policies: Violating the rules, regulations, or policies that apply to any third-party network, server, computer database, or website that you access.

Harmful Content: Disseminating or posting content that is harmful to the Network or other users of the Network including, without limitation, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, zombies, cancelbots, or any other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with, secretly intercept or seize any system, program, data, or personal information.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS


You may not distribute, publish, or send through our Network: (1) any spam, including any unsolicited advertisements, solicitations, commercial e-mail messages, informational announcements, or promotional messages of any kind; (2) chain mail; (3) numerous copies of the same or substantially similar messages; (4) empty messages; (5) messages that contain no substantive content; (6) very large messages or files that disrupt a server, account, newsgroup, or chat service; or (7) any message that is categorized as "phishing."

Likewise, you may not: (1) participate in spidering, harvesting, or any other unauthorized collection of e-mail addresses, screen names, or other identifiers of others or participate in using software (including "spyware") designed to facilitate such activity; (2) collect responses from unsolicited messages; or (3) use any of our mail servers or another site's mail server to relay mail without the express permission of the account holder or the site.

NETWORK SECURITY AND INTEGRITY


You may not violate the security of our Network in any way. Such violations may result in criminal or civil liability. SFATA may, but is not obligated to, investigate any violation of our Network. SFATA may cooperate with law enforcement where criminal or unauthorized activity is suspected. By using SFATA products and services or sending, receiving, posting, accessing, or storing any electronic transmission via our Network, you agree to cooperate in any such investigation. Examples of Network security violations include, without limitation: Hacking: Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems, or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without the express prior authorization of the owner of the system or network.

Interception: Unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network or system without the express prior authorization of the owner of the system or network.

Intentional Interference: Interference with service to any user, host, or network including, without limitation, denial-of-service attacks, mail bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system, and broadcast attacks.

Falsification of Origin or Routing Information: Using, selling, or distributing in conjunction with the Network, any computer program designed to conceal the source or routing information of electronic mail messages in a manner that falsifies an Internet domain, header information, date or time stamp, originating e-mail address, or other identifier.

Avoiding System Restrictions: Using manual or electronic means to avoid any limitations established by SFATA or attempting to gain unauthorized access to, alter, or destroy any information that relates to any SFATA customer or other end-user. SFATA may, but is not obligated to, take any action it deems necessary to (1) protect its Network, its rights, or the rights of its customers or third parties, or (2) optimize or improve its Network, services, systems, and equipment. You acknowledge that such action may include, without limitation, employing methods, technologies, or procedures to filter or block messages sent through the Network. SFATA may, in its sole discretion and at any time, filter "spam" or prevent "hacking," "viruses," or other potential harms without regard to any preference you may have communicated to us.

INVESTIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE POLICY

We have the right, but are not obligated, to strictly enforce this Policy through self-help, active investigation, litigation, and prosecution. SFATA reserves the right to act immediately and without notice to restrict, suspend, or terminate your use of the Network if it reasonably determines that your conduct may: (1) expose SFATA to sanctions, prosecution, civil action, or other liability; (2) cause harm to or interfere with the integrity or normal operations of SFATA's Network or networks with which SFATA is interconnected; (3) interfere with another SFATA customer's use of the Network; (4) violate any applicable law, rule, or regulation; or (5) otherwise present an imminent risk of harm to SFATA or its members or customers.

SFATA has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor or restrict any uses of the Network that SFATA reasonably believes in its sole discretion violate this AUP. You are solely responsible for all content that you transmit or receive utilizing the Network, and you are responsible for abuse of your account by others.

We may also access and disclose any information (including transactional information) related to your access and use of our Network for any lawful reason, including but not limited to: (1) responding to emergencies; (2) complying with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena); (3) protecting our rights or property and those of our customers; or (4) protecting users of those services and other carriers from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of or subscription to such services. Indirect or attempted breaches of this policy and actual or attempted breaches by a third party on behalf of a company, customer, or user may be considered breaches of this policy by such company, customer, or user.

MISCELLANEOUS


Any failure to insist upon or enforce performance of any provision in this Policy will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice will act to modify any provision in this Policy. SFATA may assign its rights and duties under these terms to any party at any time without notice to you. If any provision of this Policy is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these terms and conditions so that it does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes how Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association ("SFATA") will collect, access, use or disclose your personal information. It applies to all of our products, services, and web sites ("Services"). A few of our Services are covered by different privacy policies and, in the event of a conflict between the two, the product, brand or service-specific policy governs.

Personal information does not include information that is not used to identify you, including aggregate or anonymous information. Our collection, access, use, disclosure and safeguarding of your personal information is subject to U.S. law.

INFORMATION COLLECTED


We collect personal information about you in various ways. We may also get information from other sources, including from affiliates, and may combine it with information we collect about you.

Information you give us. The personal information we collect includes information you give us, such as name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, government identification numbers, demographics, activities, location information, and personal preferences. You may give us information in a variety of ways, including when you sign up for Services, communicate with customer service or register on www.SFATA.org.

Information that we automatically collect. We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you use our Services. We may collect information about your device such as the type, operating system details, as well as information about how you use the device and services available through it, such as your location, web sites you have visited, applications purchased, applications downloaded or used, and other similar information. In addition, when you visit our website, we may collect information contained in HTTP headers such as IP addresses, information about your web browser, the pages you viewed and your history of navigating to any of our pages.

We may link information we automatically collect with personal information, such as information you give us at registration or check out. We may use systems or tools to follow your use of our Services and other applications, including using cookies, web beacons and other mechanisms, along with analysis of network and device information. For example, we allow collection by analytic service provider(s) of site click-stream and cookie data to help track aggregate and individual use of our Services. We sometimes use cookies to enable features on our sites, such as the ability to save your shopping cart or set preferences. Advertisers and advertising networks that serve ads on our sites may also use their own mechanisms, including cookies. These third party cookies or tools are governed by the privacy policies of the entities placing the ads and are not subject to this Policy.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION


We use your personal information for a variety of purposes, including providing you with Services. We use your personal information to do things like:
  • Process your orders.
  • Protect our rights and property and those of our customers.
  • Respond to legal process and emergencies.
  • Develop or inform you of new products and services.
  • Anonymize or aggregate personal information for various purposes like market analysis or traffic flow analysis and reporting.
  • Monitor, evaluate or improve our products, Services, systems, or networks.
  • Customize or personalize your experience with our Services.

INFORMATION WE SHARE


DE-IDENTIFIED DATA

We may share information that is de-identified or in an aggregated form that does not directly identify you.

We share de-identified or aggregate information for purposes such as to: Conduct market or traffic flow analysis and reporting or produce or facilitate production by others of business and marketing reports or for creation of advocacy materials to share with third parties.

PERSONAL DATA


We do not share information that identifies you personally with third parties other than as follows: Affiliates. We may share personal and non-personal information with affiliated entities for approved business purposes. WE NEVER SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH AFFILIATED ENTITIES FOR MARKETING USES.

Service Providers. We may share personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf.

Group Account Holders. We offer group membership accounts to Affiliated Independent State Chapter non-profit groups ("Group Accounts"). The account holder for Group Accounts is the entity or person that buys the Group Account for its employees, members, or other authorized users. You (as the user of an associated Affiliate account) may receive service, certain pricing, terms or other benefits through a Group Account with us. If so, we may share with that Group Account holder customer registration and other information related to your use of our services.

Relationship, Discount, and Reward Programs. We may share limited personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number, account status/active or inactive, membership number) with non-SFATA entities when you sign up for a discount or reward program, including when you sign up for a service discount through the SFATA Discount Program, for eligibility verification, fulfillment, and administrative purposes.

Third Party Verification Services. We may share limited personal information (e.g., address, phone number) with non-SFATA entities to assist with identity verification, and to prevent fraud and identity theft.

Other Third Parties with Your Consent, ONLY. We may share information with other third parties with your consent. For example, you may agree to our sharing your information with other third parties to hear about their products and services. This may include sharing information collected in connection with financial products or services, such as installment billing. It may also be for petitions or collecting signatures on a letter or other instrument used for advocacy. Use of the information you agree to share will be subject to those third parties' separate privacy policies.

Disclosures to Third Party Application and Service Providers. You may choose to use services and products offered by third parties through our Services, such as third party applications. Your use of such services and applications may result in these third parties collecting your personal information and obtaining information from SFATA, including location information (when applicable). You may also choose to give personal information directly to third parties when using our Services. In each case, personal information you give a third party will be subject to its terms, conditions, and policies—not this policy. You should review a third party's privacy policy and terms of service before providing your information or using the service.

Business Transfers. Personal information about you may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets or transition of service to another provider. In the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, personal information may also be transferred as a business asset.

Protection of SFATA and Others. We may access, monitor, use or disclose your personal information or communications to do things such as: • comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process; • protect the rights or property of us, our agents, members, our customers, and others including to enforce our agreements, policies and terms of use; • respond to emergencies.

NETWORK AND INFORMATION SECURITY

We maintain a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards. These safeguards help protect your personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Be sure to use a strong password to access your information on SFATA.org and not one you use for other services.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONSENT


As a member, you must keep a working phone number on your account that you agree we are going to call for various types of trade association business we carry out. You can change this number in your profile, if you desire. However, if it is your preference to list a mobile number as your primary contact phone number, then you are consenting to receive calls from SFATA at that number. SFATA will not sell your number or permit it to be used for 3rd party sales or marketing of an outside entity’s products. But, we do reserve the right to contact you through whatever means necessary at the primary contact number you choose to keep on record as part of your member profile. You understand that this may include automated calls when there is important information we need to disseminate to high numbers of our members in a short amount of time. Generally, you agree that you are giving your express consent for SFATA to utilize your phone number on record for conducting trade association business whether it is a landline or mobile or VoiP number and whether those calls are live or automated calls from SFATA. You agree that monitoring your own profile contact information for accuracy is your responsibility.

INFORMATION CHOICES AND CHANGES


In addition to the choices we offer you in the INFORMATION WE SHARE section above relating to de-identified data and your financial data, we offer you the following choices regarding your information:

Advertising. As described above, we work with advertisers and advertising networks that serve ads or collect information on our sites and that may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of our sites. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on other websites and better understand your online activity.

Cookies. If you disable cookies on your Internet browser, you also may stop some collection and use of data when you visit our web sites.

Account Information. If you would like to change certain SFATA account information, you may manage your account online. For more information, visit www.SFATA.org.

CHILDREN


You must be 18 or otherwise have legal capacity to subscribe to SFATA services. If you believe your child is participating in SFATA’s services or any SFATA program without your consent, please feel free to contact us at info@sfata.org. A valid request to delete a child’s personal information will be accommodated within a reasonable time.

CONTACTING US


If you have any questions or complaints that concern this Policy, please call us at SFATA or email us at info@SFATA.org. If you prefer, you also may write us at SFATA, 1155 F Street NW, suite 1050, Washington, DC 20004.

UPDATING THIS POLICY


We may change this Policy at any time. When we change the Policy we will give notice by changing the date it was last updated or as required by law.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS


SFATA shares personal information between SFATA affiliates and marketing agents for marketing purposes. We do not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their own independent marketing purposes without your consent. California residents may request the categories of personal information SFATA shared with third-parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, if any. To make your request, send an email to memberservices@SFATA.org. Written requests may be sent to the SFATA, 1155 F Street NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20004. SFATA will respond to these requests within 30 days. Requests that come to SFATA by other means may result in a delayed response.

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS & ABUSE


If you want to report any violations of this Policy, please email us at info@sfata.org.