The policies in this document are designed and implemented to ensure protection of member information and consistent treatment of member and public information within the Society's publications.
The ASPB does not promote on its website:
The ASPB may, upon request, promote through its Alberta Biologists Bi-Weekly E-news and on the PD Event Listings on the website, events. workshops and webinars that meet the following criteria:
All requests for event promotion will be reviewed against the above criteria, and the final decision to publish rests with the Publications Editor in consultation with the ASPB Executive Director.
The Alberta Biologists Bi-weekly E-news is published on or about the first and fifteenth days of every month (26 issues per year).
The ASPB adheres to the regulations of "CASL" (Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation), and will not send out material by email to people who have not requested to be on our email list. All Members of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists have given consent to receiving our emails when they join, because email is our principal means of communicating with our Members.
What happens if I change my email address? If you change your Member email address, you must log-in to the Members' Portal and change it there. By doing so the mailing list will be updated and you will continue to receive member-relevant information from the ASPB.
What happens if I choose to unsubscribe to emails from the ASPB? If you click on the "Unsubscribe" button on an ASPB email, you will, of course, no longer receive professional member information from the ASPB. Because of "CASL" policy, we cannot re-instate your email address in the mail-out system; you must either change your email address or click on the "Sign up for The ASPB E-Newsletter" button at the bottom of the ASPB website HOME page. There, you can enter your email address.
What should I do if I receive duplicate emails from the ASPB? If you are receiving duplicate emails from the ASPB (for example, your work email as well as your main email address) you can use the "Unsubscribe" button on the copy of the newsletter which is addressed to your "extra" address. (Do not "Unsubscribe" from the newsletter that comes to your main email address.)
Can my colleagues subscribe to ASPB newsletters? Yes, your friends and colleagues may subscribe and unsubscribe using the button on a copy of an email (or the one at the bottom of the ASPB website HOME page).
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
Effective January 1, 2016, any applicant documentation received by the Society which is not linked to a current, paid-in-full application will be destroyed after 90 days.
At the ASPB, we are committed to the security of our Applicant and Member information. As such, we are obligated to take care of personal information under our custody – but only when we are given complete consent by the individual submitting it to our organization. Without complete consent, however, we are not authorized to retain documentation within our files.
Complete consent occurs only when an application has been submitted and paid for in full. Applicants have a 90-day window to collect and submit all required information and records.
(For example, if you submitted documentation prior to October 1, 2015, and it is not linked to a submitted and paid-for application, it will be destroyed by January 31, 2016.)
Cancellations 30 days prior to a conference receive a full refund less an administration charge of $25.00 plus g.s.t. ($26.25 total).
NO REFUNDS on cancellations within 30 days of the conference (substitutions welcome).
Cancellations 15 days prior to the event receive a full refund less an administration charge of $25.00 plus g.s.t. ($26.25 total).
NO REFUNDS on cancellations within 15 days of the event (substitutions welcome).
NO REFUNDS on cancellations of application to join or application for reclassification.
NO REFUNDS on cancellations of ASPB Membership.