Comment Policy

Our rules are simple: type friendly, responding to the subject of the blog post without advertising (you know that fine line between informing and annoying). Be a part of the community and contribute to the conversation.

No attacks, no spammers, no explicit material, and nothing too personal. We will not approve and/or delete comments that don’t follow the rules.

Why? Because we want to make this a great place for people to get together and talk.

Our blog is hosted by and commenters must comply with their terms of service and privacy policy.

Our formal terms in scary legal lingo are below.

AMACOM Terms of Service

This Website (“Website”), located at, including any services and features available on or through the Website such as blogs and user communities, is published and maintained by American Management Association International (“AMA”). AMA is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “we,” “us,” “our,” or other similar pronouns.

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) covers AMA’s privacy practices with respect to “Personally Identifiable Information” (as further defined below) that is transmitted electronically to or collected by AMA via this Website and addresses the following items:

• How AMA collects and uses Personally Identifiable Information.
• With whom AMA may share Personally Identifiable Information.
• The choices available to you, as a Website visitor, regarding collection, use and sharing of Personally Identifiable Information.
• The security procedures that AMA has in place for Personally Identifiable Information under our control.

By visiting this Website, and/or using the Website’s services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as they may be amended from time to time. As we update and expand our services, this Privacy Policy may change, so check back to this page from time to time. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and part of, the AMA Website Terms of Use, which governs your use of and access to this Website in general.

Collection and Use

AMA does not collect any Personally Identifiable Information from you except when you expressly volunteer the information. This includes when you:

• Use or participate in various services or features made available on the Website (including, for example and without limitation, blogs and other user communities).
• Use various tools to select AMA products and services that are suitable for your Website visit.
• Request contact with an AMA representative.
• Provide AMA with comments, questions or feedback about AMA products and services or your Website experience.

“Personally Identifiable Information” includes, for example, your name; home or business address; e-mail address; telephone, wireless and/or fax number; short message service or text message address or other wireless device address; instant messaging address; credit card and other payment information; employment information and work experience; demographic information and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual.

AMA will not sell, share, or rent Personally Identifiable Information other than as disclosed below in the “Sharing Personally Identifiable Information” section of this Privacy Policy. AMA does not sell, share with or rent to others e-mail addresses solely for the purpose of third party marketing, other than as disclosed below in the “Sharing Personally Identifiable Information” section of this Privacy Policy, but we may include third party advertisements within e-mails that we may send to you.

Among other things, we may use your Personally Identifiable Information to respond to your requests and inquiries and to provide you with the services and features offered on or through the Website.

Personally Identifiable Information also may be collected when you apply for a position with AMA or a program sponsored by AMA. In these cases, Personally Identifiable Information is used only for the purpose of processing and evaluating the application.

The Personally Identifiable Information you give us via the Website may be combined with other Personally Identifiable Information (such as demographic information and past purchase history) available from our records and other sources (including, without limitation, our worldwide databases). This information may be used to make our future marketing efforts more efficient and will help us to improve the operations and maintenance of our Website and business.

Sharing Personally Identifiable Information

AMA may share Personally Identifiable Information collected electronically through its Website in the following ways:

• When you contribute to a public area or feature of our Website, such as one of our online communities, messaging services, chat services, bulletin boards, message boards, blogs or other such open forums, the information that you submit will be made available to the general public. For this reason, we recommend that you exercise caution in the submission of Personally Identifiable Information to these areas of our Website as it will be publicly accessible.
• We may use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to investigate any claim or suspicion of a violation of our Website Terms of Service, to assist with law enforcement investigations, or as otherwise required by law.

AMA may transfer Personally Identifiable Information to a third party in the event of a sale of stock, merger or consolidation, or other transfer of all or a portion of the assets of AMA, whether voluntarily or by operation of law. In addition, such a transfer may mean that your Personally Identifiable Information is transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). In using the Website and the various features and services made available thereon, you consent to such transfer of your Personally Identifiable Information.

Website Usage information—Not Linked to Personally Identifiable Information


AMA’s Website contains links to other sites. Some links are to sites of AMA’s partners that offer AMA customers and Members a variety of special products and services. Please be aware that AMA is not responsible for the content, security or privacy practices on or of such other sites. We trust that you are aware when you leave the AMA Website, and we encourage you to read the privacy statements of each site to which ours is linked.

The AMA Website also may contain links to AMA’s international offices or affiliates. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those Websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of our international offices or affiliates that control their collection and use of Personally Identifiable Information.

This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by or on the Website.


This Website takes reasonable precautions to protect Personally Identifiable Information submitted to AMA via its Website. However, because the Internet is an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. When possible, certain sensitive Personally Identifiable Information is encrypted and protected using SSL software. To learn more about SSL, follow this link.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personally Identifiable Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would try to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, if we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at with the alternative contact information you would like us to use.

If you have any questions about privacy at the AMA Website, please send an e-mail to

Consent to Worldwide Transfer and Processing of Personal Data

AMA is a global enterprise, with branch offices, affiliates and licensees worldwide. When you give your Personally Identifiable Information to AMA, it may be processed by AMA and its affiliates and licensees in other countries, for the purposes of, for example, processing your requests, providing you services, and sending you correspondence. Each of these countries has different privacy laws that afford varying levels of protection for your Personally Identifiable Information, and such laws may not be as comprehensive as those that exist in the country in which you reside. Regardless of the laws in place in these countries, AMA will treat the privacy of your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By providing your Personally Identifiable Information to AMA, you consent to AMA’s and its affiliates’ and licensees’ transmission to, and processing of your information in, any jurisdiction, in accordance with AMA’s Privacy Policy. You can get details of the companies and countries to which your data has been transferred by contacting us at: American Management Association, Customer Service, 600 AMA Way, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, or at

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes in the Privacy Policy section accessible from the home page of the Website so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Any changes or updates will be effective when posted. Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our Website or sending you an e-mail.

Problems or Complaints

If you believe that there has been a violation of this Privacy Policy, please contact us at We will investigate and take appropriate action and report back to you within a reasonable period of time.