ASFPM Association of State Floodplain Managers

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://localhost/my_work/asfpm.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements




Access to and use of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc. (“Association”) World Wide Website ( is provided subject to the following terms and conditions.

The Association and its employees shall not be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the data and information described or contained herein. The Association and its employees shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.

The data and information contained in the Association’s website may have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable. No expressed or implied warranty is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information, unless otherwise indicated. This disclaimer applies to any and all uses of the data and information. The Association provides this information on an “as is” basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information contained herein. If you have obtained information from any of the Association’s web pages from a source other than the Association’s pages, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can quickly become out-dated. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to the Association.

The Association is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Association and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Association.

The Association is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the Association is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from the Association’s web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the Association. These links are provided for information only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. The Association’s website contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Since the Association’s website is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site’s administrator or webmaster.

Given the mercurial nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the Association’s website is at the user’s sole risk. The Association does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The Association may change the information at any time.

Construction and interpretation of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin. The laws of the state of Wisconsin, U.S.A., shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties.

Any and all access to or use of the Association’s World Wide Website constitutes an understanding of and implied consent to the terms and conditions contained herein.

If your plans change and you cannot attend, written notice must be provided to the ASFPM office. Avoid the cancellation service charge by sending a substitute from your organization, or choose to credit your paid registration fee to next year’s conference! Otherwise, cancellations postmarked up to the early bird deadline as shown on the conference brochure will be assessed a $75 service charge. No refunds will be made after the final deadline as shown on the conference brochure. All registrations received by ASFPM are subject to the cancellation policy, regardless of payment status. “No shows” will be charged the full amount. No refunds can be made for unused events (workshops, tours, etc.) This policy applies to all affiliated pre- and post-conference activities.

I have read and agree to abide by the foregoing rules and procedures of the Association of State Certified Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager Program (CFM® Program) as adopted by the Certification Board of Regents (CBOR). I also agree to complete all application requirements, provide necessary documentation, and take all exams as may be required for the processing of my application. I understand that award of certification will be based upon achieving a satisfactory grade. Upon my award of the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) designation, I agree to be bound by the conditions of renewal as contained in the CFM® Program Charter. I further understand that the fee submitted with this application is 50% refundable if I cancel from taking the exam with at least two weeks’ notice and that the materials submitted for consideration become the property of ASFPM. I understand the schedule of fees and the additional criteria to keep my certification current.

I agree to hold the ASFPM and its members, officers, agents, and examiners free from any damage or claim for damage or complaint by reason of any action taken in connection with this application, the attendant exams, the grades with respect to any exam, the failure of the ASFPM to register me as a CFM® and any other aspect of the CFM® Program. I hereby grant permission to ASFPM and the CBOR to seek any information or references it deems fit in securing my credentials pertinent to this application.

I further agree that if registered as a CFM®, upon the revocation, suspension, or cancellation of my certification by action of the CBOR, I shall return my Certificate, and any other items issued as part of the CFM® Program to the ASFPM Executive Office.

The information which I have provided in this application is truthful. I understand that providing false information of any kind may result in the voiding of this application and failure for me to be registered as a CFM®, or the possible revocation of my certification.

I understand that all information provided as part of this application will remain strictly confidential to ASFPM unless authorized by me in writing to release the information to a requesting party.

I hereby attest that the information provided is factual and that I have carefully read and fully understand all conditions, code of ethics, rules, and procedures of CFM® Program and do hereby agree to conform to all of the same conditions, rules, and procedures.

When an applicant cancels from a scheduled exam, with at least two weeks’ notice to the ASFPM Executive Office, he/she will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be given if the cancellation occurs with less than two weeks notice. An exam may be rescheduled within 1 year.

Retake exam fee only applies within 12 months of initial exam or at the next national conference, whichever is later. Otherwise applicant must re-submit original application and original fees. When an applicant cancels from a scheduled exam, with at least two weeks’ notice to the ASFPM Executive Office, he/she will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be given if the cancellation occurs with less than two weeks notice. Rescheduling to a future exam site and date is acceptable with no penalty within one year.

Membership dues, publication orders, and other fees are nonrefundable. Dues paid by an organization may be transferred to another person within the organization; however, all other memberships are nontransferable.



DMCA Copyright Policy 

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy and Notification
Section 512 of the Copyright Law of the United States (17 U.S.C. §512) limits liability for copyright infringement by service providers if the service provider has designated an agent for notification of claimed infringement by providing contact information to the Copyright Office and through the service provider’s website. The Association of State Floodplain Managers Inc. (ASFPM) has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement (our agent is identified below). This notification is made without prejudice or admission as to the applicability of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C., Section 512, to ASFPM.

How to report a claim of infringement
If you believe that any of your exclusive rights under United States copyright law have been violated in a manner that constitutes infringement, and that the allegedly infringing material is accessible on this Site or through ASFPM as an online service provider, you must notify our designated agent.
The law requires that to be valid, your claim of copyright infringement must be written and addressed to our agent (identified below) and must provide the following information (the list below comes straight from the statute; if you do not understand the language please seek independent advice):

• A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
• Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
• Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
• Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
• A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
• A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

When filing an infringement notice, please include any URLs identifying the allegedly infringing material along with any other information that might assist our agent’s investigation of your claim.

Upon receipt of a valid claim (i.e., a claim in which all required information is substantially provided) ASFPM will undertake to have the disputed material removed from public view. If we have the user’s contact information, we will also notify the user who posted the allegedly infringing material that we have removed or disabled access to that material. ASFPM has no other role to play either in prosecuting or defending claims of infringement, and cannot be held accountable in any case for damages, regardless of whether a claim of infringement is found to be true or false.

Please note: If you materially misrepresent that material infringes your copyright interests, you may be liable for damages (including court costs and attorney fees) and could be subject to criminal prosecution.

How to make a counter notification
If you feel that material that you have placed online that has been removed following an infringement complaint is in fact NOT an infringement, you may file a counter notification. Section 512 (g)(3) requires that to be valid, the counter notification must be written and addressed to our agent (identified below) and must provide the following information (again, the list below comes straight from the statute; if you do not understand the language please seek independent advice):

• A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber;
• Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
• A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
• The subscriber’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of federal district court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

Our designated agent will present your counter notification to the person who filed the infringement complaint. Once your counter notification has been delivered, ASFPM is allowed under the provisions of Section 512 to restore the removed material in not less than ten or more than fourteen days, unless the complaining party serves notice of intent to obtain a court order restraining the restoration.

It is ASFPM’s policy to terminate users who are found to be repeat infringers.

ASFPM’s designated agent is Ingrid Wadsworth.

By mail:
Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc.
Attn: Ingrid Wadsworth (DMCA)
8301 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI 53717

By e-mail: (Subject line: DMCA)


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