AMLE Privacy Policy

The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) knows that online security matters to our website visitors. We have developed this Privacy Policy to disclose our practices regarding the dissemination of information gathered from this site. This Privacy Policy may be changed at any time; if any changes are made, they will be posted to this page.

This Privacy Policy explains our practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide to AMLE. Please read this entire Privacy Policy before submitting information to us or using our website. Your submission of information to us or the use of our website constitutes your acceptance of the terms of our Privacy Policy and consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Information You Submit to Us
We collect information submitted to us from our members and others who have completed a transaction with the organization (i.e., membership, book order, conference registration, etc.). Some of the information that you provide to us may be personally identifiable information, or information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name, school/company name, address, e-mail address, phone number or member number.

Information We Collect Automatically
We may automatically record your telephone number when you call us and your e-mail address when you correspond with us by e-mail. This information may be collected in our database for future reference.

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. We use "cookies" and we obtain certain information when your browser accesses www.amle.org or other content served by or on behalf of www.amle.org on other websites.

Cookies Used in AMLE Website
Cookies are small text files that help a website recognize a user as a previous visitor to the site, save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site, and track the user's individual sessions on the site. AMLE collects cookies to capture information to better serve you by personalizing your online experience. This information is anonymous; AMLE uses this information only internally to deliver the most effective and customized content to our visitors. Information from the cookies is used to gauge page popularity, analyze traffic patterns on our site and guide development of other improvements to our site. AMLE does not require that you accept cookies; however, some functionality on our Web site, our product or service check-out process, and products and services may be disabled if you decline to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. You may also change your cookie settings through preferences options in our products and/or services, where applicable. AMLE never gives away information about our users. If you choose to e-mail us and provide personally identifiable information about yourself, AMLE will use this information only to respond to your inquiry. AMLE will not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose that information to third parties unless such disclosure is necessary for the purposes set forth in this Policy, by law or a policy or notice contained or associated with a specific AMLE product or service.

AMLE uses analytics data and the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website. Site visitors may opt out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or they may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy Guidelines, Policies, and Restrictions.

Use and Disclosure of Your Information
We may use information collected from you to provide information to you, to determine what services to provide to our members, to improve the content of our services and our website, and for marketing and research purposes. We may combine your personally identifiable information with other information we collect or with information we obtain from third parties.

Unless we tell you otherwise at the point of collection, we will not disclose your personally identifiable information to anyone else without your consent except under the following circumstances:

  • If you register for a program, purchase book items, or sign up for housing for a conference, these services are sometimes handled by an outside processing center. This information is held in a confidential relationship between AMLE and the processing center.
  • To our agents and service partners that assist us in fulfilling our mission to our members and users of our website. Examples include entities that fulfill orders, send postal mail or e-mails, perform research or analyze data, provide marketing assistance, organize educational events, provide educational materials/services, or provide customer service. In such cases, we provide access to personally identifiable information necessary to perform their functions, but restrict them from using it for any other purpose and require them to maintain its confidentiality.
  • When required by law or order of a court or governmental agency, or compelled by subpoena.
  • In addition, AMLE may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and addresses. Users may request AMLE refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties by contacting AMLE at 800-528-6672 to express their preferences.

Access to Your Information
You may review and update the personally identifiable information we maintain about you by contacting us. Members also can access certain items specific to their member accounts and may make changes as needed.

Opting Out of Communications
AMLE sends newsletters and other information and offers to its members and customers via e-mail. At any time, you may reply to the e-mail and ask to unsubscribe. If you continue to receive e-mails from AMLE after you have unsubscribed, please contact us.

Security of Information
AMLE is fully committed to data security. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide to us online.

Children's Online Information Policy
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information about children under the age of 13. If a person under the age of 13 sends personal information to AMLE either by the website or other communication means, we will only use that information to notify the child's parents or to seek parental consent.

Links to Other Websites
Our website contains links to other websites that are owned and operated by third parties. The information practices of those websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

Social Media
Disclosing information through online social media such as Facebook, listserves, discussion forums, Twitter, etc., makes the information that is submitted public information. Disclosure of your personally identifiable information may increase your chance of receiving unsolicited e-mail. We are not responsible for any information posted on social media.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Association for Middle Level Education
4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-895-4730 or 800-528-6672
Fax: 614-895-4750
Email: info@amle.org

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
If we make changes to our Privacy Policy, the revised policy will be posted on our Website and is effective upon posting. Please check our Privacy Policy to see if we have made any changes.