The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) maintains
this website in order to provide information and resources to individuals
with learning disabilities, their families and the professionals
who work with them. The privacy of those who use this website and
especially the members of LDA are of the utmost importance to us.
The information we collect about you when you become a member, conference
registrant, book buyer, donor or constituent, is used to process
your membership, order, registration, donation or request for information,
and to provide you with member benefits.
When you become a member of LDA, we ask you to fill out a form
that requests your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
Your name and address information is used solely to process your
membership, donation, order, or request for information and referral.
By policy of LDA, this information will never be sold, given rented
or traded to others for purposes other than providing you member
WEB SITE LOG FILES
When you visit the LDA website we automatically log your IP address,
your browser type and your access times. We utilize this information
to conduct site performance evaluations, to see where visitors are
coming from and to keep track of click stream data (the screens
our users visit on our site). This data helps us to determine what
content our visitors find most appealing so that we can maximize
your usage of the site.
USE OF INTERMEDIARIES
LDA utilizes the services of intermediaries such as United Parcel
Service (UPS) FedEx and various mailing houses to process and send
our member renewals, solicitations, newsletters and orders. To our
knowledge, these intermediaries do not store, retain or use the
information in any way.
From time to time we may send out email messages soliciting your
support, prompting a call to action, or alerting you to information
of importance to LDA members. In addition, you may receive communications
from us if you have contacted us for a particular reason, and to
receive the information or service you have requested.
From time to time, LDA may request your input to evaluate member
benefits, website features, or policy positions via a survey sent
you by email. Your participation is completely voluntary.
INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN
LDA has no intention of collecting any personal information from
individuals under 18 years of age. If a child provides us with personal
information without the consent of a parent or guardian, the parent
or guardian should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if they would like to have us delete this information from our files.
Individual requests emailed to LDA are kept strictly confidential.
Personal data such as address, telephone number, address, age and
gender may be collected in order to fulfill a specific request for
information. Records regarding the nature of individual inquiries
used to create aggregate reports. LDA does not distribute your personal
information except in the event a complaint or legal action arises
from any messages posted by you.
The LDA website uses forums for posting essays and responses, questions
and comments, and operates some listserve type functions. Please
remember that any information disclosed in a forum or bulletin board
setting becomes public information and you should exercise care
in deciding to disclose your personal information in these settings.
Cookies are pieces of information that your browser stores on your
computer’s hard drive which identifies you when you enter
a website. The cookie doesn’t actually identify the visitor,
just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. Unless
you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example),
we won’t know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your
computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is
information you supply. A cookie can’t read data off your
hard drive, and our cookie can’t read the cookie files created
needs, to deliver a better, more personalized service. We can build
a better site if we know which pages our users are visiting and
do not need to have cookies enabled to use the LDA website. However,
some features of our site will not work the way they should if you
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The LDA website contains links to other websites. Please note that
when you click on one of these links, you may be leaving the LDA
site and entering another website. These sites may independently
collect or request information about you and we encourage you to
read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy
policy may differ from ours.
When making financial transactions with us online (e.g., donations,
online conference registration) we secure your information in transit
to us and upon receiving your order to safeguard your personally
The web server system employs software programs to monitor network
traffic to block unauthorized attempts to upload or change information,
and thwart attempts to identify individual users or their usage
habits other than for the purposes identified in this policy. Intentional
misuse of secure information may result in federal prosecution.
By becoming a member, donor or constituent of LDA, and /or by using
our website, you consent to the collection and use of the information
you provide to us as described above. If we make any material changes
in our privacy practices or in how we use your personally identifiable
information, we will post a prominent notice in the LDA bi-monthly
publication Newsbriefs and on our website prior to implementation
of the change.
If you prefer not to receive member benefit offers or requests
for donations, please contact LDA toll-free at 1-888-300-6710 or
email us at email@example.com
or write us at 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh PA 15234.