ACSP Privacy Policy
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Draft policy currently under legal review.

Effective Date: May 25, 2018

This Privacy Statement describes how your personal information may be used by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and others, your choices regarding the collection and use of such information, and the security measures we employ to protect the information. By using our web and mobile sites or our mobile applications, you agree to our practices concerning such information, including our use of cookies, as described below, which may be revised from time to time.

What Information Do We Collect?
We collect personal information while offering products and services, from affiliates, partners and other third parties we do business with, and from public sources. We collect certain information from all visitors to our sites and from users of our mobile apps. This information includes cookie data, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, the types of browsers used, and information about navigation patterns including the specific web and/or mobile site pages visited. We may also collect geolocation information and computer and mobile device IDs.

We also track data such as the total number of visits to our sites, the number of visitors to each page of our sites, and the number of users of our apps. We collect certain contact, demographic, and personal interest information about our members, event attendees, and other registered users (in-person or online). Such information may include: name, telephone number, physical and email address, and other required and optional fields. In addition, credit card numbers may be collected by service providers who work on our behalf to process your transactions.

Children: We do not knowingly collect, use, or disseminate any information from children under age 13. If, however, we become aware that such information has been collected, we will delete such information.

Your Choices Regarding the Information We Collect
You have some choices concerning our use of your personal information. For example, if you receive communications from us (e.g., newsletters and communications regarding our events) but do not wish to receive further information, you can "opt-out" by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link provided in the relevant communication. You may change your browser cookie settings, and you may request that we:

  • Update, correct, or delete your Personal Information
  • Provide you with access to your Personal Information
  • Withdraw your consent to marketing or other communications
  • Change your preferences regarding our sharing of your personal information with third parties

If you are a member or registered user, you may make these changes by modifying your "My Profile" account. If you are not a member or registered user, you may contact us as described below.

You may be located in a country or region where data privacy or data protection laws differ from the United States. If you access our sites or apps, your personal information may be transferred to ACSP in other countries, including the United States.

How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
We may use your personal information for various purposes, including:

  • To communicate with you about your membership, subscription, event registration, or other resources or information of interest
  • To improve our content and communications and to respond to the interests and preferences of our members and others
  • If needed to process credit cards, with the assistance of a third-party processor, so that you may pay for membership; purchase products or services; or attend our events
  • To help you locate and attend our events (e.g., geolocation information)
  • To better understand the demographic makeup of our membership

We use cookies to deliver our online services. We may also use information collected for data analytics purposes related to our site visitors and app users, for system maintenance, and to understand how visitors use our sites, apps, and services. We utilize third party analytics tools that use cookies or other tracking technologies to generate information on your use of our sites and apps (e.g., your IP address). This information may be transmitted to, and stored by, our third-party service providers. It is used to evaluate our visitor or app user statistics to improve content, navigation, and structure. We or our contractors may also transfer this information to third parties as required by law, or where such third parties process the information on our or our service provider's behalf.

How Do We Share the Information We Collect?
Users have the option of managing their own profile/account. They can control how they share information about themselves in that account with others by setting their profile to private, member-only, or publicly-accessible. ACSP also may share mailing information with our sister organizations, paid sponsor organizations, and paid advertising organizations. ACSP does not share email address information with sister, sponsor, or advertising organizations.

We may share information with third parties. When we disclose personal information, we obligate the recipient to use that information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement. We may also share your information to fulfill our legal obligations in connection with a lawsuit or similar proceeding; to respond to a matter of personal or public safety; to investigate security incidents; to protect our interests, rights, and property; and to effectuate a sale or transfer of assets or other business transaction. We may also share personal information with regulatory authorities as may be required or requested under applicable law.

Third-Party Links: Our sites and apps may contain links to websites operated by third parties. We do not control these websites or their content, and any information you provide to such sites is governed by the terms of that site's privacy policy. The inclusion of third party sites on our sites or apps in no way constitutes an endorsement of the content, actions, or policies of the sites of others.

How Do We Secure the Information We Collect?
ACSP is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We take steps to help protect personal information, however, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage of information is guaranteed to be secure.

Changes to This Policy
This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. If we make a significant or material change in the way we use or share your personal information, you will be notified via email and/or prominent notice within the services at least 30 days prior to the changes taking effect.

Contact Us
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Inc.
2910 Kerry Forest Parkway, D4-206
Tallahassee, Florida 32309
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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


2910 Kerry Forest Parkway, D4-206 • Tallahassee, FL 32309