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Site Information :: Privacy
Privacy Policy
Privacy 9/14/2002 5:23:26 AM

Privacy Statement for the Club of Amsterdam

This is the web site of The Club of Amsterdam.
The url is:
We can be reached by email at:

The Club of Amsterdam's commitment to privacy
In keeping with the goals and objectives of the organization, the Club of Amsterdam is committed to the highest degree of respect for the privacy of our members and of visitors to our site.

What information do we collect?
As is standard practice for most web sites, certain visitor characteristics are reflected in our web server logs (e.g. operating system, browser version, and Internet Protocol (IP) address). We make no attempt to link them with the individual visitors to the site. On its web site, the Club of Amsterdam gives visitors the option of providing certain personally identifiable information for purposes such as joining the organization, renewing membership, participating in discussion groups, submitting inquiries and comments, or registering for conferences. This information includes name, postal address, email address, and other pertinent data.

What we do with the information
With regard to non-personally identifiable information, we may periodically analyse our web site logs to assess aggregate usage trends in order to better serve the needs of visitors to the site. Under some circumstances this information may be used for purposes of systems administration or server troubleshooting and security. We do not sell, rent or share any personally identifiable information voluntarily supplied by visitors or our membership mailing list. Membership information is collected and maintained solely in order to provide our members with access to specific benefits accorded to them through membership in the Club of Amsterdam. Any further email addresses, phone numbers, or other contact information submitted by visitors voluntarily in the course of inquiries and comments are used only for purposes of taking action in relation to the nature of the inquiry or comment.

Use of cookies
"Cookies" are pieces of information that a browser can record after visiting a web site. We use cookies only to store preferences for visitors to the Members-Only section of the site and the interactive forums therein. We do not require visitors to enable cookies - they are provided only as a convenience feature.

Membership database
Club of Amsterdam Members may receive periodic email or postal mailings from us with information about the Club of Amsterdam, upcoming events, or issues related to the Club of Amsterdam. Members may also adjust these settings or change their information by email to Members have the option to receive mailings of potential interest that are made by third parties on our behalf and only with our approval. These mailings must be requested by checking the applicable box at the time of membership or renewal, or through the manner described in the above paragraph. If this option is not selected, you will not receive these offerings.

While no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, we take measures designed to protect the security of data transmitted to us upon receipt. Our databases, including the member database, and system administration logs, are restricted only to authorized users. Online transactions of a sensitive nature, e.g. credit card numbers, are protected by secure browser connections. Our site supports use of secure socket layer (SSL) encryption technology to encrypt your personally identifiable information prior to transmission over the Internet.

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the Club of Amsterdam cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of those sites that collect personally identifiable information. This privacy statement pertains only to this Web site.

Discussion groups
Please note that this privacy statement does not apply to any posting by you in any of the Club of Amsterdam discussion groups, discussion threads, chat areas or similar interactive areas of this Web site. Your participation in those discussion areas and anything you post in those areas may be attributed to you and displayed, republished and otherwise disseminated by the Club of Amsterdam, in accordance with the terms of use agreement you agree to abide by in order to participate in those areas.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy or you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, please contact the Club of Amsterdam, by email to You may also contact us at that address if you have any concerns about the accuracy of personally identifiable information, or wish to correct, we have collected from you.

Consent and changes to this policy
Subject to the above provisions, by using our site, you consent to the collection and use of information by us in accordance with this policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Any changes to this privacy statement will also be announced on the Club of Amsterdam home page at

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