The American Biological Safety Association, Inc., (ABSA) dba ABSA International, is a non-profit 501 (C)(6) registered in Illinois. ABSA recognizes the importance of protecting personal information and the individual’s right to privacy. ABSA is dedicated to maintaining high standards of confidentiality regarding the information provided to us by members and other individuals.


We have instituted reasonable commercial standards of technology security and operations to protect all information provide companies against unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction.


Subject to the provision of applicable laws, any information you submit to ABSA will not be used in any manner to which you have not consented. ABSA collects a limited amount of personally identifiable information that is voluntarily provided by users of our website and is used for providing products and services to you, communications, important notifications, and requesting your feedback from time to time. ABSA does not sell, lease, or otherwise distribute its members’, partners’ or customers’ email or private information to third parties. However, information collected by ABSA may be shared with third parties that provide services on behalf of ABSA, such as credit card processors, email communication companies, survey companies, or data storage companies. Third parties may use the data only for the purpose for which it was intended.


We keep a record of your participation in ABSA events as an attendee or presenter. This information may be used to provide you with membership and certification services (such as, for example, keeping track of your continuing education credits, or to tell you about other events and publications). It may also be used to help ABSA International understand our members’ needs and interests to better tailor our products and services to meet your needs.

In association with attending our conferences, you will have the option to download the ABSA conference app to help you navigate the conference and plan your schedule. The ABSA conference app may require the device identifier associated with your device but does not collect or use any other personal data.


ABSA offers content for our members and customers. In addition to producing original content, ABSA may subscribe to news feeds and blogs produced by others, which we often link to from our website. This means you may find yourself on the ABSA website or reading an email from ABSA and we will offer you a link to another organization’s website where you will find content that we find relevant and useful to you. At these times, you will be leaving ABSA website. ABSA is not responsible or liable for content provided by these third-party websites or personal information they may happen to gather from you.


  • You have right to be informed of what data we collect and how it is used.
  • You have the right to access to your data.
  • You have the right to update your data if it is incorrect or out-of-date.
  • You have the right to request that we delete your data (when possible; legal records, etc). or withdraw consent for us to use your data.
  • You have the right to restrict on how we use your data.
  • You can obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes if you have submitted your data to us via a contract or consent.
  • You have the right to object to the processing of personal data that has been collected by ABSA.

If you would like to be removed from our database, please contact ABSA at info@absa.org. Please note that some records may need to be legally retained.


ABSA does not endorse, promote, review, or warrant the accuracy of the products and services offered by those parties who link to the ABSA website. The links are merely provided as a convenience to the visitors of this site, and ABSA may or may not be compensated for permitting the link to be displayed on this page.


If you have questions for ABSA about this policy, the website, or anything about ABSA, please contact info@absa.org.