AHEAD Privacy Notice

Last Updated: June 2016

For each visitor to the AHEAD WEB site/services, the AHEAD server automatically collects information about which pages are visited and the domain name (e.g., school.edu) of visitors. This information is used for internal review, to tailor information to individual visitors and for web site traffic audits.

AHEAD may place a "cookie" on the browser of your computer. The cookie itself contains your membership user name. A cookie may be used to tell whether your computer is authorized to visit the members-only sections of the AHEAD WEB site/services. AHEAD may use this information so that it can customize the display of information to you without compromising privacy. For example, cookies may be used to save your personal preference for background color and text size.

Through your use of the AHEAD WEB site/services, AHEAD may collect information about you that identifies you. Normally, you would provide such information when specifically asked to by AHEAD. Any information in AHEAD's possession solely as a result of your use of the AHEAD WEB site/services and that is associated with you is considered "Personal Information." It consists of both information supplied by you (e.g., e-mail address) and information about how you use the AHEAD WEB site/services. It does not include aggregate information or information that you have made public on the AHEAD WEB site/services or that is otherwise publicly available.

AHEAD uses Personal Information only for purposes necessary to provide the AHEADWEB site/services to you. These purposes include:

  • to process entry into the members-only sections of the AHEAD WEB site/services, such as the directory or newsletter sections
  • to collect data on election or polling results
  • to personalize and publicize the AHEAD WEB site/services based on your interests, including making you aware of editorial features, accommodation features, or communications activities
  • to investigate complaints and to protect the AHEAD WEB site/services and AHEAD, its readers and members as provided by law or in case of emergency, as determined by legal counsel for AHEAD

AHEAD also respects the privacy of data on your personal computer and does not access, read, upload, or store data contained in or derived from your private files.

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