The Midwest Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR)
operates a membership database and communication system, which primarily engages in email
information is collected, used and disclosed by MAPOR with respect to this system (the
“System”) so you can make an informed decision about providing your information to MAPOR.
This Policy also applies to personal information collected on other web sites on our behalf by
third party vendors. We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. We
will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy the date it was last
updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you
understand how any personal information you provide will be used.
As used herein, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies
an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number or email address)
and information about that individual or their activities that is directly linked to personally
identifiable information. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which
is data we collect about the use of the System or about a group or category of services or users,
from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This Policy in
no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.
Types of Collection
Active Collection: Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit
our System. We collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you
send us an email or sign up to receive email updates, fill out a form, connect through a social
feed, sign up to be a volunteer or host an event or request information. Such information may
include personal information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone
number and geographic location. We may also obtain information from other sources and
combine that with information we collect on our System.
Use of Collected Information
We use personal information collected through our System for the purposes described in this
Policy or elsewhere on the System. For example, we may use personal information we collect:
• to provide the services or information you request and to process and complete such
• to send you confirmations, updates, alerts and support and administrative messages and
otherwise facilitate your use of and our administration and operation of the System;
• to notify you about important changes to the System;
• to send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information or services you request
or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you
informed about various issues, events and resources;
• to connect you with other supporters and to solicit volunteers and support for MAPOR and
organizations that we support;
• to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments and requests;
• for any other purpose for which the information was collected.
We may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
It is our policy not to share the personal information we collect from you through our System
with third parties, except as described in this Policy or as otherwise disclosed on the System.
For example, we may share personal information as follows:
• with vendors, consultants and other service providers or volunteers who are engaged by or
working with us and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us;
• when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on the System, that the
information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such
• when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that
doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or
respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful
subpoenas, warrants or court orders;
• when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond
to claims or to protect the rights, property or safety of MAPOR, our members, our volunteers,
copyright owners, third parties or the public, including without limitation to protect such
parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate or unlawful activity or use of our System; and
• to enforce or apply this Policy, our Terms of Service or our other policies or agreements.
We are not responsible for the actions of any service providers or other third parties, nor are
we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties and we
encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information
directly to any such parties. Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated or anonymized
information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.
Protecting Your Information
We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss,
misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Please be aware,
however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no
method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of
You may “opt out” of receiving email updates and newsletters by following the instructions in
those messages and emails. Please note that we may still send you other types of emails, such
as emails about your use of our System or use information as otherwise described in this Policy,
even if you opt out of receiving email updates and newsletters. To opt out of all
communication, follow the instructions in any message or email and select the appropriate
response to stop receiving any communication. Please note, this will mean you will not receive
MAPORnet or CVENT emails or any other communication from us in the future. Changes to
information in your account do not affect information provided to others as set forth in this
Policy. Please send any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.