The American Association of Petroleum Geologists does a lot – and it’s assumed that the membership wants to know all about any and everything that is happening.
And, we know: At times this assumption seems presumptuous when your inboxes become overloaded with AAPG information.
But here’s some good news: You can control the communications you receive from AAPG.
Behind your AAPG profile is a place to edit your preferences about information you want delivered.
(Likewise, in the footer of every email is a link to what I’m about to describe.)
From the website log in and go to your profile. Look for the orange button on the right that reads “CONTACT PREFERENCES.”
This shows what is currently checked in your record, based on current membership involvement and previous events and training attendance.
All of these preferences are now editable at any time by clicking the large orange button at the top that reads “EDIT CONTACT PREFERENCES.”
Before you do, look at the sentence above that where you will see displayed the email AAPG is sending to. If you want to change that email you will be able to modify that, too.
For example, a division member will have their division selected; a person who has attended an annual meeting will have the Annual Convention & Exhibition checked, and so on.
Push the Button
Here’s how you update these preferences.
Upon clicking “EDIT CONTACT PREFERENCES” you are in the multi-tabbed interface to edit your profile.
On the right just under these tabs is the field “Email Address,” where you can change the email address we are using.
You should make note of the six tabs for this window. Each of these tabs has a save button unique to its information.
To save changes to your email address, scroll to the bottom of this tab’s window and click “SAVE.”
This is required to update your record.
The “Contact Preferences” tab contains an exhaustive list of all the information AAPG might communicate with you.
By selecting each option applicable to you, you are adding or removing your name from that email list.
These are organized into broader topics to help you make your selections.
If you are only interested in receiving information about the annual meeting, for example, you would find the “events” topic and select “Annual Convention & Exhibition” while de-selecting any other option in that section.
However, should you want to know about any call for submitting papers there is an option to select that would make sure a notice about a call for papers for any event would land in your inbox.
After you’ve completed all your selections, scroll to the bottom of this window and click the “SAVE” button.
At any time you may return to your profile to review and edit your contact preferences.
Check the Fine Print
Another place you may access the interface described here is in the footer of every email.
Here is not only the link directly to the Contact Preferences landing page, but the options that were selected that specifically caused you to receive the email you are reading.
Now you may modify the specific preference to tell us to stop sending that information to you, while other preferences stay intact.
To sum up, you are invited to exercise the option to remain in a list – opt-in or be removed out of a list – opt-out – anytime by updating that preference when you visit the AAPG website and when you receive an email from the AAPG.