Effective August 8, 2009
- Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available from our homepage.
- The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the International Society for Language Studies website(s), our conferences, and from members. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
Credit/Debit Card Information
On some pages in some instances, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you register for a conference online and have a co-presenter or if you submit an article to our journal or publications, you may be asked to submit the recipient's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:
You may also visit our site anonymously.
- The Way We Use Information
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you);
To improve member service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your requests and support needs);
To process transactions. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested;
To administer a survey or other site feature; and
To send periodic emails. The email address you provide for order processing may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional society news, updates, related product or service information, etc.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
We use the information you provide about yourself when joining the society or registering for a conference only to complete that transaction. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that transaction. We use the information you provide about someone else in a similar fashion. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that transaction.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not shared with outside parties.
You can register with our website if you would like to receive our newsletter as well as updates on our activities and initiatives. Information you submit on our website will be used for this purpose. We will provide instructions for opting out of any and all emails from the society unrelated to a specific transaction and will honor your wishes.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
- Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.
- Our Commitment To Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
- How Members Can Access Or Correct Your Information
Members can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by logging into the members' area. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org