Privacy Policy

CSDA respects the privacy of our members and other visitors to our website. We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of our users’ personal information, username, password, transaction information and other data stored on our site.

To protect our users’ privacy and provide assurance that the information collected online is used responsibly and appropriately, CSDA has implemented the following policy that will be referenced online and apply to all CSDA related websites and micro-sites.

What Information Does CSDA Collect?

Most data CSDA collects is used only to help us better serve our members. It is CSDA’s general policy to collect and store only personal information that members and visitors knowingly provide.

From General Users. CSDA does not collect any personal information from users browsing our website. Users may visit public areas of the site anonymously and can always refuse to supply personal identification information with the understanding that doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain site related activities. Only aggregate data, such as the number of hits per page is collected. Aggregate data is used for internal and marketing purposes only and does not provide any personal identifying information.

From CSDA Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the CSDA website, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This data is submitted voluntarily. CSDA may ask users to provide their name, organization name, business phone, email, and payment information (including credit card numbers). Similar information may be submitted to CSDA through membership applications, conference or workshop registrations, publication orders, subscriptions, and other transactions.

Additionally, for some electronic communications sent by CSDA to our members, we may collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that communication. CSDA may track whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the communication. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, date and time of the user's "click," tracking URL, and destination page. CSDA uses this information to enhance our products and distribution of those products to our members and information is not sold or distributed in any other manner. If at any time the user would like to unsubscribe from receiving future electronic communications, unsubscribe instructions are included at the bottom of each email.

How Does CSDA Use Data Collected?

CSDA uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

CSDA Member Services and Products. Generally, CSDA and our direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve our web content, respond to users' interests, needs, and preferences, and develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties. CSDA makes member contact information available through the CSDA Membership Directory to other members using our website and to those who register for CSDA events. On occasion, CSDA may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. This limited data may include names, job titles, organizations, business addresses, and business phone numbers, but do not include email addresses. Users may contact CSDA at or 916.442.7887 to express their preferences if they do not wish to have the information shared.

Credit Card Account Information. CSDA does not disclose credit card account information provided by our members and other customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, CSDA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does CSDA Use Cookies?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user's hard drive for use either during a particular session or for future use. The CSDA website may use cookies to enhance the user experience. The user may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies or to alert a user when cookies are being sent. However, if they do so, some parts of the site may not function properly.

What Privacy Issues Arise with Links to Other Sites?

Users may find content on CSDA’s website that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

CSDA has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage users to frequently check this page to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. By accessing CSDA’s website, users acknowledge that it is their responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact CSDA at or 916.442.7887.