Privacy Statement for The Sales Management Association

The Sales Management Association has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for our web site www.salesmanagement.org.

Use of IP Address and Cookies
Your IP address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart. Our site uses cookies to keep track of your shopping cart. We use cookies to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, and for other purposes such as maintaining a shopping cart across visits.

Personal Information
The association membership forms require users to give us contact information (like their name and email address) and financial information (like their account or credit card numbers) when registering for membership, a conference, or when purchasing a product.


  • Visitor's contact information is used to contact the visitors when necessary.
  • SMA rents its mailing list to selected organizations for one-time use. Organizations and companies must first receive approval of intent from the SMA Office. All materials to be sent by companies who rent the mailing list will be approved by the SMA office.
  • The SMA does not rent, sell, or give away email addresses, telephone numbers, or fax numbers for members or visitors. Members may opt-out of having their name shared with external companies and organizations; see the choice/opt-out section below. Personal and financial information collected for conference registration or for purchase of products and services will not be sold or rented in any form. Financial information that is collected is used solely to charge for conference registration, or to bill the user for products and services. Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). Personal information from surveys will not be shared with anyone. Contact information from a survey will be used only to answer direct questions or respond to complaints. Most surveys are anonymous, and contact information is always optional.

    Links to Other Sites
    This site contains links to other sites. The Sales Management Association is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

    Security
    This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Online access to membership records, including employment and address information, is available to SMA members only, and is password-protected. Credit card and financial account information is never stored on the SMA site, even briefly during transactions.

    Choice/Opt-Out
    Our site provides members the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications based on rental of the SMA mailing list. (Non-member visitors who purchase products or services will not be included in the SMA mailing list under any circumstances.) This site gives members the following options for removing their information from the mailing list which is available for rental. The same contacts can be used to change or modify information previously provided.

  • 1. You can send email to membership@salesmanagement.org
  • 2. You can visit the membership update form.
  • 3. You can send mail to the following postal address:
    Sales Management Association Business Office
    1440 Dutch Valley Road
    Suite 990
    Atlanta, GA 30324 USA
  • You can call the following telephone number: Phone: +1 404 963-7992 Liability and Disclaimer
    The Sales Management Association (SMA) provides this Web site as a service to its members, those interested in the development, communication, and advancement of sales management practices of, and to the public, in furtherance of SMA's mission as a professional association. SMA is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this web site is correct, complete, reliable and up-to-date, and its appearance on the site does not constitute an endorsement by SMA. Although SMA's website may include links providing direct access to other Internet resources, including websites, SMA has not participated in the development of those other sites and does not exert any editorial or other control over those sites. SMA is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites. Links from SMA to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement by SMA of the parties or their products and services. The appearance on the website of advertisements and product or service information does not constitute an endorsement by SMA, and SMA has not investigated the claims made by any advertiser. Product information is based solely on material received from suppliers. Although unlikely to occur, SMA also expressly disclaims all liability for any violations, including but not limited to security breaches or privacy violations, committed by any firm which provides online or management services on behalf of the Association. Users of the SMA website agree to hold SMA harmless for and from any liability for any damages arising out of the use of the online or management services.

    Opinions
    The opinions expressed by contributors to the SMA websites, or through discussion on the various listservs sponsored by SMA, are solely those of the individual contributors and do not reflect the opinions of SMA, its members, Board of Directors and Executive Director, or the individual chapters of SMA.

    Product endorsements
    Reference herein to any specific commercial firm, commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SMA, the members of the SMA Board of Directors, Executive Director, or the individual chapters of SMA.

    Contacting the Web Site
    If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact the SMA office at the address above.