Privacy Policy

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Thank you for visiting YALSA’s JRLYA website and reviewing our privacy statement. YALSA is committed to protecting the privacy of our members, users, customers, and other contacts. Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. Any information you choose to provide on the website will only be used to provide or improve services. YALSA guards your privacy and appreciates your trust. You may inform us of your communication preferences at any time by emailing us at yalsa@ala.org

E-mails and Web Forms

Personally identifying information that you provide by e-mails or web forms will be used only for such purposes as are described at the point of collection (for example on a web form), such as to send information or products to you, update your membership record, or to respond to your questions or comments. If you provide contact information, YALSA staff or its contractors may contact you to clarify your comment or question, or to learn about your level of customer satisfaction with our services.

YALSA recommends that you do not submit or post any personally identifiable information when posting to the YALSA JRLYA website. Only use your first name or screen name when communicating on the YALSA JRLYA website.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

During your visit as you browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, we will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit but not about you. This information does not identify you personally.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors and to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. The data that are collected are not connected to your personal information or identity. Visitor comments may also be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file stored on the site user’s computer or Web server and is used to aid Web navigation. Session cookies are temporary files created when a user signs in on the Web site or uses the personalized features. Session cookies are removed when a user logs off. Persistent cookies are permanent files and must be deleted manually. The only persistent cookie used on the ala.org site is created when a user asks to save the user name and password to prevent the need to sign in for each visit. Tracking or other information collected from this persistent cookie or any session cookie is used strictly for the user’s efficient navigation of the site.

Links to Other Sites

This Website contains links to other sites. YALSA is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, which may be different from the privacy practices described in this policy. We encourage you to become familiar with privacy practices of other sites you visit, including linked sites.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, YALSA uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1001 and 1030. Information also may be used for authorized law enforcement investigations. Except for the above purposes, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Revisions

We reserve the right to change or modify this privacy statement at any time. If we revise our privacy statement, we will post those changes on the home page and other places so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

The term “members and customers” as used in this statement includes YALSA members, customers, users, or any individual or organization having contact or conducting transactions with YALSA. Also see the American Library Association’s Web page on privacy resources.

Comments

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.

More info about ALA and YALSA’s privacy policy can be found at: http://www.ala.org/privacypolicy.