Policy approved by the Board on 10 July 2006.
Our privacy statement
The following statement discloses The League of Professional System Administrator's information gathering and dissemination practices.
The League maintains member databases that contain mailing, billing, and member profile information, as well as a record of each member's product purchases and registrations for conferences. The information in these databases is used by authorized LOPSA staff members to process orders; mail invoices, member benefits, renewal notices, and announcements; and respond to member inquiries. Member records are maintained as long as an individual is a LOPSA member and for five years following a membership lapse. Purchases and credit card transactions are retained for as long as appropriate to meet contractual, tax, or auditing needs.
LOPSA logs all accesses to our Web site. Summary information derived from these logs may be displayed on the Web. We may analyze log files periodically to help maintain and improve our Web site and enforce our online service polices. Personal information is stored in a relational database and standard security methods are used to protect it. We require confirmation of identity before releasing information back to the user for update over the Web.
Commercial information (such as credit card numbers) is obtained using our encrypted Web server. We do not store complete credit card information on our machines.
LOPSA does not rent or sell email addresses. LOPSA may use email addresses to contact members to answer member questions or to acknowledge the receipt of membership applications and other orders, to send membership renewal notices, and to send announcements and memos about LOPSA activities or programs. You may opt out of recieving periodic announcements and memos.
LOPSA may use the postal addresses of its members to mail invoices, products, and announcements from LOPSA and from its supporting members. The names and mailing addresses of members who have not opted out may be rented to outside organizations to send mailing packages that have been carefully screened by LOPSA for their suitability. LOPSA member names and mailing addresses are never sold.
You may opt out from having your name and address made available to anyone other than the League on the LOPSA website in your user profile, or by sending mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOPSA gives members the opportunity to change information previously provided via the website, or by sending email to email@example.com.
The LOPSA site contains links to other sites. LOPSA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
Online Membership Directory
The LOPSA Membership Directory identifies the members of LOPSA to one another, in order to promote peer networking. This Directory is accessible only to LOPSA members. Members can search the Directory for other LOPSA members by name, location, or other means.
By default, each member's name, city, state or province, and country are included in the Directory. No other information about a LOPSA member (including street address) is included in the Directory unless the member decides to add this information, making it "public" or "not public". The information included in a member's Directory listing is taken from the member's profile data, and members can "make public" as much or as little information as they wish. Members can remove personal information from the Membership Directory or add information by updating their online profiles. Some of the granular capabilities to opt-in are not yet present; opt-out is assumed in most cases.
The Directory should not be used for the unsolicited promotion of products and/or services. In order to prevent the harvesting of Directory information, searches will return a limited number of names that match the search criteria. To see any additional information that a member has chosen to include in the Directory, the searcher must select a particular member name.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact the League of Professional System Administrators, 15000 Commerce Parkway Suite C, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054, firstname.lastname@example.org.