ADGA Web Site Privacy Statement

This section explains ADGA policy and practices regarding information collected and any personal information you supply to us when you visit any ADGA site.

Information Disclaimer
Information provided on web sites maintained by ADGA is intended to allow the public and members access to public information and members access to member-related information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information, ADGA cannot guarantee that the information will be error-free. Therefore, ADGA and its respective employees, officers and agents expressly deny any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published through its web sites and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any person who relies upon such information obtained from these web sites does so at his or her own risk.

The documents on this site contain hypertext pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Please be aware that we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevancy, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the site on which the reference is maintained.

Translations of any materials into a language other than English are intended solely as a convenience to the non-English-reading public. We make all attempts to provide an accurate translation of the original material in English, but due to difficulties of translation, slight differences may exist. References identifying the original document in English are available in most non-English documents.

Information Collected

If you visit a web site maintained by ADGA, we may collect some or all of the following general information:

The name of your domain; for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account;
An IP address; a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet;
The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
The Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site;
The pages you visit within ADGA’s web site(s); and
The links made to other web sites through this site.
This information is collected for statistical analysis using third-party or proprietary software programs to create summary statistics. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes.

If, during your visit to a web site maintained by ADGA, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include:

An e-mail address if you are communicating to us through e-mail;
Information you voluntarily submit for the purposes of completing or submitting an application or form online; and
Other information volunteered, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey information or content of e-mail.
ADGA does not disclose credit card account information or activity provided by members or those applying for membership. When members and those applying for membership choose to pay using credit card via our secure web site, ADGA submits this information only to obtain payment from the appropriate clearing house. Credit card information is not stored on the ADGA web site or in ADGA databases. The payment information collected is not used for any purpose other than to process the single authorized payment.

In general, please note that the information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you send us. Information is retained in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.

Linking to other Sites

ADGA policy does not govern web sites of other parties to which we may provide links. If you choose to link to web sites not controlled by ADGA, we recommend that you review the privacy and security policies of those companies.


ADGA may occasionally use “cookies” to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the web sites, and allowing customized features such as a “shopping cart” feature for online purchasing. Cookies created on your computer by using our web sites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain features within ADGA Web sites.

Online Forms and Applications

If you submit an application or form online, or request an online transaction, we may keep the information you send in an electronic database. We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and the alteration of data used in our systems.


Unless explicitly stated, e-mail is not secure. We recommend that you do not send any confidential information through e-mail. If you send e-mail to us, we may retain the contents of your e-mail message, your e-mail address, and our response.