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Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for our website, This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by the web site. We would like to notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
  5. How policy changes will be communicated.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We do not collect any sensitive information such as Social Security or credit card numbers. You may choose to send us information such as your name, and contact information. We also collect information such as colleges attended, through the Membership Form. That information is sent in clear text via email. After receiving the information we do not store it on-line;

We will use your information to respond to you, or to collect membership information. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than to fulfill a request you have made.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to answer questions you have asked or to gather more information that may be relevant, or to notify you of changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address given on our website:

  1. See what data we have about you, if any.
  2. Change/correct any data we have about you.
  3. Have us delete any data we have about you.
  4. Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


Precautions with off-line personal information

We take precautions to protect your information both online and offline.

We do not collect sensitive information (such as credit card data) through the website, so information you send to us is not encrypted in transit.

With three exceptions, we do not store any information about you, in any on-line database, so information about you cannot be found on-line.

We also protect your information off-line. Only persons associated with FWGS who need the information to perform a specific job (for example membership service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

On-Line Personal Information

We do keep the following three types of information in on-line databases. Two of these classes of information are published in our public website. The third type of data is not is intentionally made public. We believe the information in the databases is secure, but it is possible they could be compromised. The information we keep on-line is set forth below:

  1. Your name, the number of people attending and the time you RSVPed is stored in a database if you RSVP for an FWGS event. This record is only on-line until the event is deleted from our on-line calendar. The event usually is deleted about one month after the event. This information is not made public.
  2. If you are an officer, past president or AAPG delegate, your name and contact information is stored in an on-line database and is published through our public website.
  3. The company name, contact name, and contact information is published through our public website if you request that we post a job opening for you on the FWGS website. Such job opening information remains in our database and remains public until you ask us to delete the information.

Changes to this Policy

We may make changes to this privacy notice from time to time. You may check back on this page at any time to see our current policy.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via via the email form on the Contact Us Page.


We do not use "cookies" on our website.

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