The Alliance’s Commitment to Privacy
Please read this Policy carefully. By using the Alliance’s Site(s), the User consents to the use and collection of personally identifying information in the manner described in this Policy. If the User does not agree to all the information contained in this Policy, the User should not use the Site(s) or other Alliance resources.
Information About the User
The Alliance collects, stores, and uses personal information the User voluntarily provides to the Alliance, including name, mailing address, and email address, to (1) communicate with the User; (2) help the User communicate with their elected or nonelected government representatives; (3) provide the User with relevant information and resources; and (4) improve the Alliance’s Site(s) and its services to the User.
Why Certain Information Is Collected
The Alliance collects information to provide high-quality services and resources to better fulfill its mission and assist its users, including customizing users’ individual needs.
Sharing Personal Information
The Alliance will not sell, rent, or disclose the User’s email address or other personal information to any mass providers under any circumstance, or to a third party except an organization affiliated (“Affiliate”) with the Alliance, or to a third party the Alliance is partnering with on a specific project and under the condition that the User specifically authorizes the additional disclosure. Any initial communication from an Affiliate will provide the opportunity to opt out of obtaining subsequent communications from that organization.
When special projects may include sharing the User’s personal information with third parties, such as when the Alliance partners with another organization, it shall also be noted in the sign-up notification that the project may include sharing the User’s information and will provide an opt-in or opt-out mechanism.
The Alliance realizes that the User may be concerned about the security of his/her personal information. Although the Alliance uses reasonable security measures to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information, no data transmission over the internet or wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. Therefore, the Alliance cannot guarantee the security of information the User transmits to the Alliance, and the User does so at his/her own risk. Electronic transmission of information and data is not necessarily secure against interception. Please be advised that the User should not send the Alliance or other entity information that contains personally identifying information unless it is required for a specific purpose. The Alliance will never request social security numbers, personally identifying numbers, health information, or other similar types of personal information. Additionally, the Alliance will never request banking or financial information with the limited exception of credit card information for individuals wishing to donate to the Alliance via the donate page.
The User can access, update, correct, or delete the User’s personal information collected and maintained by the Alliance by visiting https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50932/signup_page/take-action-mailing-list and logging in with the User’s information. From there, the User can choose to delete or deactivate various subscriptions with the Alliance and will no longer receive communications described in this Policy. Alternatively, the User can email [email protected] to request the deletion of or updates to his/her account.
Personal Information the User May Voluntarily Provide
The Alliance collects and maintains information voluntarily provided by visitors to its Site(s) or through other Alliance communication means. This information can include name, mailing address, email address, phone number, requested public comments, or other such information the User may voluntarily provide through various means on the Site(s), including subscribing to newsletters and blogs, participating in grassroots activities such as email groups, signing up for specific projects or initiatives, responding to surveys, signing a petition or letter, filling out a form, and other similar activities that allow the User to be contacted in furtherance of the activity. It is entirely up to the User to decide what, if any, voluntary personal information is provided.
Information the Alliance Collects Automatically
The Alliance automatically collects some information when a guest visits its Site(s). This includes information generated by the User’s web browser. This information may include the internet domain used to access the Site(s), internet protocol (IP) address of the computer being used, browser software and the operating system being used, date and time the User accessed the Site(s), and internet address used to link to the Alliance’s Site(s).
Use of Google Analytics and Cookies
Google Analytics are used to provide the Alliance with up-to-date user information from its Site(s) so it can provide high-quality services and information. This tool allows the Alliance to continually improve the Site(s). Google Analytics collects information such as how often the User visits the Site(s), services and pages visited and accessed on each visit, and other sites the User visits. Google Analytics collects the IP address of the computer used to access the Site(s), but it does not collect the User’s name or other identifying information nor is any effort made to identify the User with an IP address. Google Analytics collects this information through attachment of a permanent cookie upon visiting the Site(s) by the User. The User may prevent Google Analytics from recognizing him/her on a visit by disabling cookies on the browser being used. More information on Google Analytics privacy policies can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html?hl=en-GB.
Retention of Personal Information
Links to Third-Party Websites
The User can always choose not to provide the Alliance with personal information, although it may be needed to access or receive certain information, such as the Alliance’s newsletter. If the User provides the Alliance with personal information, he/she may elect not to be contacted by the Alliance by indicating as such when creating or updating the User’s records with the Alliance.
Alliance Site(s) Are Not Intended for Children
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) Compliance
The Alliance operates its Site(s) and complies with all legal requirements under 15 USC §§ 6501-6506: the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). Accordingly, the Alliance does not knowingly collect personally identifying data or other information from children under the age of 13. Parents and legal guardians are encouraged to monitor their children’s computer and internet activity. Children under 18 years of age should be instructed to never provide information on the Alliance’s Site(s). If a child has provided the Alliance with personally identifying information without the consent of a parent or guardian, the parent or guardian should contact the Alliance immediately to remove the information from the Alliance’s records. More information on COPPA can be found at http://www.coppa.org/comply.htm.
Age Disclaimer: The Alliance for Excellent Education’s Site(s) and all data-collection tools associated with them are not intended for use by children under the age of 18. By using these Site(s), the User represents and warrants to the Alliance that he/she is at least age 18 years of age or older.
Contact the Alliance
If the User has concerns about their privacy at the Alliance’s Site(s), or when using other Alliance resources, or the User does not wish to be contacted by the Alliance in the future, please email [email protected].