Privacy Statement

Last Updated April, 2020

The ASA has a strong commitment to privacy, balanced by the recognition that we are a public association. This statement discloses policies and procedures concerning information gathering and dissemination practices for, other websites controlled by the ASA, and for data collected through email communications with ASA members and customers.

User Information

Users of this website may differ in their access or needs. We recommend you read this policy in its entirety to understand your and our responsibilities. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and administer our website.

The information in this statement is summarized into two broad headings: customer information and member information. Members who place orders should also read the customer information section. Our site uses cookies to keep track from one screen to another, such as when you log in to Members Only using a password or when you use a shopping cart. See below for more information about cookies.

Customer Information

Our site uses an order form for customers to request information, products, and services. We collect customers’ contact information (e.g., name and email address), financial information (e.g., account or credit card numbers), purchasing information (e.g., purchase of membership, meeting registration, etc.), and Directory Information in keeping with FERPA standards.

Member Information

Members’ contact information is made available through the Member Directory. Members’ contact information is sometimes shared with other organizations that promote statistics or professional development of statisticians. We also collect member demographic information for internal use only. Data collected is reported only in summary form and is never shared with third parties. Members may opt out of receiving future mailings or being listed in the Member Directory; see the choice/opt out section below.

Uses of Data

  • Provide customized digital experiences
  • Market research, marketing, analytics
  • System administration purposes

For example, we may use this data to determine whether you’ve previously opened an email, to store your preferences and settings, or to target relevant content to you. The ASA thanks you for trusting us with your data. To reciprocate your trust, we promise to never sell your data to a third party without your opt-in consent.


This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Members’ personal information is behind a firewall, modifiable by each member only by password access through secure forms pages. Member Directory information is not accessible by search engines that hunt for HTML pages.

Secured Server Certificate from, Inc., is used to identify your secured connection to our website. Personal information (“Basic Contact Information”) collected through our site is entered and transmitted over Secure Socket Layer (SSL) with a maximum encryption strength of 2048-bit, which creates an encrypted session Secured Server Certificate from, Inc., and is used to identify your secured connection to our website.


Members can change their address and related information at Members Only. Members and other customers can send corrections to ASA by email or regular mail:

American Statistical Association
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1943

Choice/Opt Out

Our site provides you the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us and our partners when we request information about you. You can do this by visiting Members Only or by sending mail to the following postal address:

American Statistical Association
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1943

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to other sites. The American Statistical Association is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each website that collects your personally identifiable information.

Cookie Information

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Most websites use cookies to improve your experience by allowing the website to “remember” you, either for the duration of your visit (using a “session cookie”) or for repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (“first-party cookies”) or they may be set by other websites that run content on the page you are viewing (“third-party cookies”).

What do cookies do?

Cookies perform different functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site. For example, even after you log in, the site won’t recognize you or be able to keep you logged in if you move to another page.

How does the American Statistical Association use cookies?

The American Statistical Association uses different types of cookies to enhance and improve your experience. By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. The American Statistical Association uses the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are required for the operation of our website. These include, for example, cookies that enable you to log in to secure areas or use the shopping cart.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring you are finding what you are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (e.g., your mailing and notification preferences).

Note that third parties (e.g., providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are many ways to manage cookies. Help in turning off cookies can be found in your browser or mobile phone help files or at this website. If you disable the cookies we use, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Possible Future Privacy Policies

The policies below are in development, pending use of this website for other activities that might affect privacy. If you have any comments, please feel free to share them with the webmaster.


Our online surveys may ask visitors for contact information (e.g., an email address) and demographic information (e.g., ZIP code, age, or income level). Responses are kept confidential and are not provided to third parties. If the survey is at the request of a third party who will receive the information, the survey will prominently identify their name and link to their privacy policy. We may use contact data from our surveys to send you information about our association. You may opt out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt out section. Demographic and profile data may be collected on our site. This information is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact the ASA webmaster or call (703) 684-1221.