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Alumni Network Privacy Statement
The Homeschool ALUMNI (“HSA”) Alumni Network includes online services that allow users to join the site as members to set up personal profiles, communicate with each other, participate in group discussions, share photos, post blog entries and more. To facilitate community among our members, we request and display some personal information to other members and visitors to allow our users to identify each other and expand their network of contacts. We care deeply about online privacy and have developed the following statement to outline our practices.

Please bear in mind that the greatest protection to your personal information is your own discretion and responsible use of the services we provide. Visit the Keep HSA Safe page for suggestions.

If you have any questions concerning the privacy of your information, please email us at info@homeschoolalumni.org.

Last Updated: 1/25/2007

Information Collection and Use
Information collected in the Registration Information section of the member profile will not be shared with other members.

HSA may occasionally use a your email address to send you updates, a newsletter, promotional information, or news regarding the service but rest assured, we will not provide any user’s email address to any 3rd party without prior consent.

HSA collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the service. Members may also provide other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, background, education and occupation in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other.

HSA also logs non-personally-identifiable information including profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to monitor usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.

From time to time, HSA or an affiliate, may sponsor an event or promotion for which users may be asked to provide personal information including name, age, email address or home address in order to participate. Participation in such offers is may require that you to give consent to transfer such information to a 3rd party for the purposes of participating in the offer. In such cases it will be clearly indicated what information will be transferred and to whom it will be transferred.

Friend Notes, Blogs, Discussion Forums, Job Listings, etc.
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post personal information to any of the publicly accessible areas of the Alumni Network, that information can be accessed by the Alumni Network members and non-members alike.

Use of Cookies
HSA uses cookies to store visitors' preferences and to record session information. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of the service that depend on cookies.

Links
HSA is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on HomeschoolALUMNI.org.

Security
HSA Alumni Network accounts are secured by member-created passwords. It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. HSA takes precautions to insure that your password and all member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database and we restrict access to member information, but please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use please contact us at info@homeschoolalumni.org.

Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information
HSA Alumni Network membership criteria prohibits children from joining the Alumni Network. HSA does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information HSA Collects
Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, HSA will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by HSA, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service.

Changes to this Privacy Statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and member feedback. When we make changes to this statement, we will post them on this site and will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this statement. We encourage you to periodically review this statement.

Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at: info@homeschoolalumni.org

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