What information will we hold?
Generally, we will keep a record of one or more of the following types of information about you:

  • Information that identifies you, such as your name and address and other information provided by you
  • If you are applying for membership of our association, we hold the information that is requested of you on that membership form

How will we collect information?
We collect and hold information about you when you:

  • Complete a registration or other type of form;
  • Provide us with your email address through receipt of an email
  • Generally, we only collect personal information about you from you.

How may we use your personal information?
We use your personal information to:

  • Effectively manage and administer all services we provide to you including membership, publishing, and from time to time (for example we may use your email address to communicate with you about updates or other interesting information that cannot be included in the newsletter);
  • Carry out our member database maintenance.

What rights do we have to disclose personal information?
We must get your consent before we tell anyone about you. We may at other times give you more details about our disclosure practices - for example on the forms we use to collect personal information about you.

How may we use your personal information?
Your personal information may be used by ABODA and ABODA (SA) Inc to provide you with newsletters, information on other notifications, which we believe would be of interest or value to you. You may receive such newsletters and information either through the post or by electronic communication.

How do we protect the security of your information?
We take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse or disclosure. For example, your personal information is stored in secured premises, in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords for access. We maintain the confidentiality of your information. We use secure methods to destroy any personal information as soon as the law permits, provided the information is no longer needed by us for any purpose.

Access to your information
You can request access at any time to personal information we hold about you.

Correction of information
We try to ensure that all information we hold about you, that we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up to date.
We ask you to notify us if there are any changes to your personal information. You may ask us at any time to correct personal information held by us about you, which you believe is incorrect or out of date.