1. Our commitment to privacy
(a) At the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), we respect your right to privacy and recognize that our primary responsibility is to meet your interests and needs as a member or friend of CASE. Therefore, the CASE Board of Trustees has adopted the following privacy statement explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information may be collected and used. This statement is part of our Web legal page and user agreement.
2. The information we collect--registration
(a) In order to use certain features of this Web site, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration, a user is required to give contact information, such as name and email address, institutional affiliation, and job title. This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they may have expressed interest. It will be optional for the user to provide additional information, such as demographic information, and personally identifiable information so that we can provide a more personalized experience.
3. The information we collect and use--orders
(a) Whenever you place an order via this site or register for a conference, information will be requested on an order form. The information requested would include name and shipping address, financial information such as a credit card number and expiration date. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customers' orders.
4. The information we collect and use--cookies
(a) Our Web site does not use "cookie" technology in ways that compromise your privacy. We use a feature of your Web browser called "cookies" to automate certain aspects of our Web site. Cookies are very small files that are stored on your computer and that enable us to recognize your computer each time you return to our site. By using cookies, we can keep track of your preferences, what you have already seen on our site and what you haven't, and any personalization you've done, without requiring you to enter a password every time you come back.
(c) Even at CASE's site, many of the features and much of the content is supplied by third parties (or jointly by CASE and one or more third parties), each of which has its own privacy policies and practices. You may be asked to provide personally identifiable information when you register for certain services or promotions on our site; in such cases, the information you provide may be collected and used by a third party rather than, or in addition to, CASE. Our policy requires such third parties to notify you in advance if they intend to use information you provide for purposes unrelated to the services or promotions for which you sign up and to give you the opportunity to choose not to use their service rather than share your information with them, but we cannot assume responsibility for their compliance with our policy.
5. More on how we use information
(b) We use the information you provide about yourself when ordering a product or service, registering for a conference, or becoming a CASE member to complete the transaction. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the transaction.
(c) We use the information we collect based on usage by those who register with the CASE Web site to customize the information on the site to the user's interests.
(d) We use the information you provide about yourself for the online membership directory for a variety of organizational purposes, including sharing with you information about CASE products and services we think might be of interest to you. We offer postal mailing lists for rent to third parties, but we do not sell, rent or share e-mail addresses with external organizations or individuals.
(e) We use data gathered through surveys and benchmarking studies solely for the purposes described therein. Unless specifically noted otherwise, no personally identifiable information is disclosed in reporting on these surveys and studies.
(f) We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Web site and other CASE services. We also may share such information with associations, organizations and commercial enterprises to help them understand the makeup of the CASE membership.
(g) Finally, we do not intend to use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
6. Public forums
(a) The CASE Web site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups available to its users. As indicated above, please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personally identifiable information.
7. Supplemental information
(a) This site supplements the information that you provide with information that is received from third parties. For example, we may include in your profile data supplied by the institution with which you are employed.
8. Our commitment to data security
(a) 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.
9. Links to other sites
(a) This site contains links to other sites. As stated above, CASE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
10. How you can contact CASE
(a) You can send an email to MemberSupportCenter@case.org.
(b) You can send mail to the following postal address: CASE, 1307 New York Ave., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005-Attention Member Service Center.
(c) You can call the following telephone number: 202-328-CASE, and ask for the Member Support Center.
In conclusion, should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies or other aspects of our user agreement, please send us an email at MemberSupportCenter@case.org.
This privacy statement is subject to change. Changes may be made by posting to the Web site and are effective upon posting or upon such other date stated in the posting.
Amended by the CASE Board November 2010
CASE does not share with outside parties the information that members provide about themselves when they order a product or service, register for a conference, or become a CASE member, except to the extent necessary to complete the transaction.
CASE publishes member mailing address and email addresses in both the in-print and on-line membership directory and on registration lists for use by CASE and CASE members.
CASE offers postal mailing lists for rent to third parties.
CASE may contract with a third party list processor to sell controlled, preapproved e-mail transmissions of professionally relevant information to members from Direct Marketers such as Educational Partners, organizations or vendors, but the actual e-mail addresses will not be released directly to the Direct Marketers. All such email transmissions will adhere to CAN-SPAM rules or equivalent international regulations.
Pre- and Post-Conference Information for Exhibitors
Conference Registration Lists
"Registration lists for CASE conferences are provided for the convenience of our members. They may not be used for commercial or solicitation purposes and may not be duplicated, reproduced, or transferred in whole or in part without written permission from CASE."