MLA Privacy Notice
The Medical Library Association (MLA) is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. We believe it is important that you know how we treat the information about you we receive via the Internet, and who can access information about you located on MLANET.
In general, you can visit MLANET without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Our Web servers collect the domain names, not the email addresses, of visitors. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. MLA uses this information to measure the use of our site and to improve the content of MLANET for members. MLA does not track visitors to our site in order to sell or give away the information. For periodic statistics about traffic on our site, visit the MLANET Web statistics.
There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as when you access the members-only areas of MLANET. At that time, we collect from you your member ID and password. These items are used to authorize your access to the members-only site through a comparison with our database.
If you leave MLANET (but do not close your browser), you will still be able to access the members-only area if you return. To ensure that unauthorized persons cannot access any confidential data about you, or use your member benefits, we encourage you to close your browser window when you have finished accessing the members-only area of MLANET.
Other MLA members can access contact information about you, information formerly available in the printed MLA membership Directory. Vendor representatives who hold MLA membership are NOT authorized to use your contact information available on MLANET for marketing purposes. Members are not authorized to use Directory information to "spam" other members.
When we collect any other information from you, we try to let you know at the time of collection how we will use the information. Usually, the information we collect is used in aggregate, or internally to respond to inquiries, process orders, collect confidential survey data, or to allow you to access specific member information.
MLANET may contain links to other sites, such as MLA sections, chapters, meeting sponsors, and related organizations. We hope these sites share our high standards and respect for privacy; however, MLA is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.
For further information, please contact the MLANET editor.
This document was last revised May 18, 2007 (copyediting only; no content revisions).
Medical Library Association
Last Updated: 2007 May 31