The Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (MLTAWA) respects your privacy. We will make every reasonable effort to ensure that any personal information you provide to us is used only for the purposes stated below. While the policy presented here concentrates on information collected by the MLTAWA website, it also applies to personal information submitted by other means (mail, fax, phone, sign-up sheets, and so on). Several areas of the MLTAWA website require that you send us personal information:
- Membership application
- Workshop, seminar, conference, and meeting registration
- Information requests
This information is received offline as well (mail, fax, phone). MLTAWA uses the demographic and professional information collected on membership, workshop, and other forms for aggregate analysis, to personalise our member records for better service, and to create targeted mailing lists. This information is also included in workshop/seminar/conference attendee lists supplied to exhibitors and other responsible third parties.
In addition to the primary purpose stated or implied at the time the information is collected, we may use your postal mailing address to send you information about MLTAWA programs or actvities, surveys, and so forth. With the exception of the workshop/seminar/conference attendee data, MLTAWA does not make its e-mail lists available to any third party.
Because of the special relationship we seek to maintain with our members, MLTAWA sends them periodic updates and announcements by e-mail. We may also make an occasional phone call (e.g., to clear up a problem or inquire about a lapsed membership). MLTAWA members can specify their preferred phone number and mailing address.
“Anonymous” information collected online
Generally speaking, you can visit the MLTAWA website without revealing any personal information about yourself. We do keep a record of all server activity, which means that every page, image, or other type of file requested by your browser is written into a log file. Each entry in the log contains, among other things, information about the computer you’re using to connect to the Internet (its “IP address”) and about your browser (e.g., which version of Internet Explorer you’re using). It does not, however, tell us anything about you personally. We use aggregate data from the web logs to determine how the site’s resources are being used and to refine its navigational structure. If the need arises, we may use the logs to trace the source of abusive or illicit activity. We do not share our web logs with any outside party.
A “cookie” is a text file, stored on your computer, that includes information that identifies that computer and can be retrieved by our server to create a seamless browsing session. Most cookies used on the MLTAWA site are deleted when your browser is shut down or in a fixed amount of time, whichever occurs sooner. Members-only pages and other restricted areas use this type of cookie.
Material submitted online
Some areas of the MLTAWA website allow you to submit questions (i.e., contact MLTAWA), express your opinions or submit other information. All submissions become the property of MLTAWA. Keep in mind that any information you post to forums, bulletin boards and mailing lists etc. are immediately available to anyone with a web browser. Don’t give out more information than what you would like everyone in the world to know. You can, of course, edit or delete the messages you post there.
Links to other websites
The MLTAWA Twitter feed and page (http://www.twitter.com/MLTAWA) is managed by volunteer MLTAWA members. Information posted via Twitter is authored by those individuals and does not necessarily represent the views of the MLTAWA committee or MLTAWA.