Privacy Notice

The Association for Learning Environments (the Association) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. The Association strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the Association has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does the Association Collect?

Most data the Association collects are used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide.

From General Users. The Association does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Only aggregate data – such as the number of hits per page – are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From Association Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members only resources and personalization features on, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. The Association asks users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, business phone, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to the Association through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, and subscriptions. Additionally, for some e-mails sent in HTML format by the Association to its members through its listservs and electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that e-mail. For those e-mails, the Association will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: e-mail address of a user, the date and time of the user's "click," a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. The Association only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.

How Does the Association Use Data Collected?

The Association uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

The Association Member Services and Products. Generally, the Association and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties. The Association also makes member contact information available through the Association's Membership Directory to other members using its Web site and to those who register for its conferences. On occasion, the Association may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. This limited data include names, job titles, companies and business addresses, but do not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers or e-mail addresses.

Consent to Use Personal Information. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), the Association or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this Web site.

Credit Card Account Information. The Association does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, the Association submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does the Association Use Cookies?

The Association uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided.

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?

This Web site contains links to other web sites. The Association has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means Of Redress Are Available?

If any User suspects the Association has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing Operations or by calling +1 480.391.0840.
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