American Sociological Association

Privacy Policy

Information Collection 

The American Sociological Association collects a variety of demographic and descriptive data about its members. The data are collected within the members-only section of the ASA web site as well as on the ASA membership application. Other than the required basic contact information, members have control over what information they choose to provide. 

Information Uses 

ASA uses these data to communicate directly with members as well as for staff to better provide benefits and services to the membership. Contact information is also made available to other ASA members. Members have control over what information is made available. The ASA also makes name and mailing address information available to third parties who are identified as providing information deemed likely to be of interest to the ASA membership.  

Member's Control 

Each member may elect not to have their name and address information made available to third parties.  

Credit Card Information 

ASA only uses credit card information to process payments authorized by the individual. The ASA website uses encryption technology, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to protect your personal information during data transport. SSL encrypts ordering information such as your name, address and credit card number.

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