ASB Confidentiality Statement

Respecting the privacy of our members and of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) itself is a basic value of the ASB. Diversity-related information is confidential and will not be disclosed to or discussed with anyone without authorization from the ASB executive board or as otherwise required by law. Information will be collected for use in documentation of membership demographics, support for grant proposal preparation and progress reporting, eligibility determination for relevant awards, and related purposes. All reporting of information outside of the executive board will be done in aggregate to protect individual member’s descriptors. Care will also be taken to prevent unauthorized individuals from overhearing discussions of diversity information and to prevent documents containing confidential information from being left in the open or inadvertently shared. Board and committee members of ASB may be exposed to information which is confidential and/or privileged and proprietary in nature. It is the policy of ASB that such information will be kept confidential both during and after active ASB membership, unless required to be disclosed by law. Staff and volunteers, including board members, will be expected to return materials containing privileged or confidential information at the time of expiration of service.