Study Alabama Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was created on 7/18/2018 and is subject to change without notice.

Who we are

STUDY ALABAMA (SA/CGEED) is a member driven not-for-profit organization incorporated (US IRS 501c3) in the State of Alabama. (For US IRS public record compliance documents and more see your ABOUT US page)

Our website address is: http://studyalabama.us

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

The following contact forms are available for use by visitors to the site.  In order to communicate with Study Alabama officers and members these forms have been created solely for the purpose of facilitating communications.

https://studyalabama.us/contact/    (general contact page for all questions)

https://studyalabama.us/sponsors/   (form for sponsors with an interest in helping Study Alabama)

Alternatively visitors may simply email us at studyalabama.us@gmail.com with any and all questions.

By completing the forms the visitors to the site agree to share only such information as they provide for the purpose of corresponding with Study Alabama.  Data received as part of the message form process will only be shared with the leadership of Study Alabama and any specific member institution(s) appropriate to the information provided in the message.  No identification data received will be collected, stored or shared with any other organization, agency or business other than as previously outlined.

Cookies

Study Alabama does not use cookies for the public viewing of the web site.  Study Alabama does however subscribe to Google Analytics to better understand traffic on our web site. We do NOT collect personally identifiable information via this process and adhere to the Google Analytics privacy policies.  Link for details on the Google Analytics privacy and cookie policy.

If you have an account with Study Alabama and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Information on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These external websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

The Study Alabama website may contain links to other sites. Study Alabama is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites, even if these sites are linked to our website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

All data that may be shared is summary in nature.  We share our data summaries with the Study Alabama Governing board and as part of our annual reporting to the membership.

In addition to using Google Analytics for web traffic analysis (see above), Study Alabama uses the web hosting services of Word Press and we abide by all Word Press privacy policies as applicable to the Study Alabama website. Furthermore Study Alabama uses the services of Second Melody for web site design, management and maintenance of the site.

Any data collected is used for Study Alabama business purposes and to facilitate and service needs of those using our site, including, but not limited to, site functionality, enhancing and customizing the site and user experience, enhancing or maintaining site security, and as necessary (as determined by the SA Governing Board) to comply with applicable laws and assist with  law enforcement or assist in any legal investigation(s).

How long we retain your data

If you use a form on the site such information is kept for an indeterminate time period so we can follow-up on such requests.

For members of Study Alabama that register with our website, we also store the minimal personal information to create a user profile for login in to the website. All users can see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have completed any of our online forms, you can request that we erase any personal data that we may hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Data from forms may be shared with the SA Governing Board or specific member institutions based on the form data/information shared. As noted above Google Analytics collects data from our web visitors to better understand the traffic on our website.

Your contact information

Study Alabama may be contacted as follows:

Email:  studyalabama.us@gmail.com

Via mail service:

Study Alabama (SACGEED)
Attn: SA Executive Director
c/o Division Director, International Trade Division
Alabama Dept. of Commerce
401 Adams Avenue, Suite 630
Montgomery, AL 36130-4106

Additional information

STUDY ALABAMA (SA/CGEED) is a member driven not-for-profit organization incorporated (US IRS 501c3) in the State of Alabama. (More About Us and for US IRS public record compliance documents)

Study Alabama is a member of the  US Dept of Commerce Study State initiative with organizations in nearly every US state (see map and contact info on this link) and we as all of our sister organizations are also strongly supported by our own state departments of commerce and economic development entities.