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Privacy Policy

September 26, 2013

TRUSTe online privacy certification

This is the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Internet Privacy Policy, which discloses the privacy practices of

At MAA, we place the highest importance on respecting and protecting the privacy of our members and customers. You are our most important asset and we value our relationship with you. We want you to feel comfortable and confident when using our Web site. Therefore, we would like to share with you the following principles that govern our information practices and other privacy aspects of our Web site.

We Protect Your Information

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We work to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration by using industry-recognized security safeguards. We use both internal and external resources to review our security procedures. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information.

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

We Tell You How We Use Your Information

When we ask you for information, we will tell you – or it will be clear – what we need to know to fulfill your request and how the information you provide to us will be used. For example, if you become a member or order a product from us, we will ask you for your name and contact information such as mailing address, phone number, credit card information, and e-mail address. In addition to responding to your request, we use your contact information to communicate with you. We also tell you about products or services we think might interest you or to invite you to participate in a product or service-related survey.

We Tell You About Our Relationships With Third Parties

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

We have limited relationships with third parties to assist us in servicing you, for example, by fulfilling customer orders, providing customer service or delivering subscription content. These service providers are contractually required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide them. When you request any of these products or services, you are permitting us to provide your personal information to the contractor to fulfill your request. We may disclose your information if we are required to by a law enforcement action such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant.

We Tell You How We Use Web Technology

Like many Web sites, we use technology, such as cookies, that allow us to make your visit to our Web site easier by recognizing you when you return and help to provide you with a customized experience. Cookies are also used to maintain session data and may also be used to authorize you to access content provided by a third-party business partner.

The use of cookies by our partners and service providers is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners and service providers use both session ID and persistent cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site, in order for you to use the shopping cart, etc.

Our third party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our site. We do not tie the information gathered to our Customers’ or Users’ personally identifiable information.

Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button [and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site]. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

We Give You Choice and Control

We may use your contact information to tell you about other products we think might interest you. Specifically, with your consent we sell this information to third-parties we feel may provide goods and services that may be of interest to our members. If you do not want us to share your personal information with these companies, contact us at Mailing address information is also used to compile the Combined Membership List (CML) used by the following organizations -Mathematical Association of America (MAA), American Mathematical Society (AMS), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) - Société mathématique du Canada (SMC), and the Mathematical Programming Society (MPS).

Our Site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of MAA. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any Web site you visit.

However, if you don't want us to contact you for promotional purposes, you can tell us when you provide the information. You may also choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails. Your contact preferences only apply to marketing contact. We may need to communicate with you regarding the usability of your product or critical messages relating to your membership or a particular product.

You can update, delete, or correct your contact information relating to your membership by logging into the MAA website and selecting the appropriate tab on the My Profile page or by contacting Customer Service at 1-800-331-1622.

If we make material changes to any of our privacy policies or practices regarding personal information we will update our statement and post a notice on our website 30 days before they take effect.

MAA has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. The TRUSTe program does not cover information that may be collected through downloadable software. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Web site. TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at:

Mathematical Association of America
1529 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe .