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 The Hub website. Only use your first name or screen name when communicating on the YALSA The Hub 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.
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.
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.
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.