Collection and Use of Personal Information
You can visit the ARRL website without revealing any personal information. However, ARRL needs certain personal information if you wish to purchase ARRL products, become a member, request information, or use certain ARRL services.
Where required, this information may include your personal contact information and/or other personal and personal identification information. ARRL will use this information to reply to your inquiries, to provide you with requested products and services, to communicate member information to you, and to contact you regarding new ARRL products and services.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
ARRL automatically receives and records non-personal information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page you requested. Some of our web pages and applications may send anonymous usage statistics to ARRL and to our service providers to help us improve our website and content, and better meet the needs of radio amateurs. ARRL may use this information to customize the content you see and to fulfill your requests for certain products and services. However, ARRL does not connect this non-personal data to any personal information collected from you.
Individual IP addresses (which are unique numbers assigned to your computer or device by your ISP each time you connect with the Internet) are collected and used in the aggregate only for website analysis. These are never associated with any personal information. This allows ARRL to measure, understand and optimize web usage. General information collected includes site traffic patterns, page views, links selected, and search terms. None of the collected information can be used to identify a particular person. Rather, it is only aggregate data that is collected. Most web browsers can be configured to not share website browsing histories. ARRL’s native applications can be configured to disable sending usage information to ARRL. This is called “disable tracking.” It may or may not be available to you, depending on the equipment you use for web browsing.
ARRL also allows third party companies that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Again, these cookies are not connected to any personal information. Third party cookie usage is subject to their own privacy policies, and ARRL assumes no responsibility or liability for this usage.
The digital edition of QST, ARRL’s official journal, is hosted by Nxtbook, ARRL’s service provider. Nxtbook does not collect any personal or personal identification information from those who utilize the digital edition of QST or otherwise, but it does aggregate information as described above in order to supply ARRL with website analytical information.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this policy, please do not provide any personal information to ARRL. If you have provided personal information to ARRL and no longer consent to its use or disclosure as outlined herein, please notify ARRL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No data transmission over the Internet can be considered 100% secure. However, ARRL has taken steps to protect your personal information protected for your privacy and security. In certain areas of our websites, as identified on the site, ARRL uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions.
We also safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, through access control procedures, network firewalls and physical security measures.
ARRL may at any time, without notice and in its sole discretion, amend this policy from time to time. Please review this policy periodically. Your continued use of ARRL’s website after any such amendments signifies your acceptance thereof.
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Last updated: November 6, 2012