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Use and Complaint Policy

Alabama Association of School Boards Policy 2.18

Complaints about the Association

Any member who has a complaint connected with the Association should submit a signed complaint in writing to the Executive Director. If the Executive Director is unable to resolve the matter satisfactorily, the member lodging the complaint then is invited to refer the matter to the Board of Directors at its next scheduled meeting. The decision of the board shall be final.

Alabama Association of School Boards Policy 2.161

Social Networking

Opinions, advice, statements, offers, links, materials and other information (together "Postings") may be generated by participants in AASB’s social networking domain, including Facebook, Twitter and other online sources (“Social Network”). Said Postings and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies or opinions of AASB and AASB is not responsible for the content of any Postings. No Postings are endorsed, adopted, or published by AASB unless explicitly stated otherwise by one of AASB authorized agents acting in an official capacity. AASB bears no responsibility for any Postings approved, edited, or rejected by AASB or its employees or agents.

When you log into or otherwise participate in AASB’s Social Network, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

Website Privacy Policy

The Alabama Association of School Boards takes seriously the privacy of those who visit our website. We have established this Privacy Policy to communicate what information we collect and how that information is used and safeguarded.

By accessing this website (www.AlabamaSchoolBoards.org) you acknowledge the terms and conditions expressed herein. We reserve the right to change this policy at our sole discretion and without notice.

What information is collected by this website and why?

When a user visits our website, we collect information about the visit that does not identify the user personally unless that information is submitted by the user. We track information such as the domain from which the user is visiting and the user's browser type. We also collect specific information regarding the user's session on our website. This includes items such as the date and time of the visit and the pages viewed.

Sometimes we ask a user to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information (PII). This information generally includes, but is not limited to, name, title, email address, postal address, school board information and telephone number. We request this information when the user completes member profiles, registers for events, subscribes to/receives our publications, signs up for our mailing list, uses our app, responds to our surveys, corresponds with us or when any other such activity is conducted.

The Alabama Association of School Boards does not collect any personally identifiable health-related information, and we do not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13.

How is the information used?

Non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) is collected to allow us to analyze how our website is used, to improve the content and service the website provides and to enhance the service and member experience provided by the Alabama Association of School Boards.

Personally identifiable information is collected for analysis to improve the content of the website and the services we provide the user.

The Alabama Association of School Boards owns the collected information. We may use the information to continue contact with the user. This may include contact such as follow-up calls, email correspondence or mail correspondence to follow-up on the contact or to provide marketing information about promotions, new services or important website changes. The Alabama Association of School Boards may share this information with its affiliates and partnering entities for the specific purpose of a promotion or service offering.

Are "Cookies" used on the website?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are placed on a web user's hard drive. We may use cookies to provide you with better service. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the Web more useful by storing information about your preferences for a particular site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many major websites use them to provide useful features for their customers. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of the functionality of the Alabama Association of School Boards’ website if you do so.

How is personally identifiable information safeguarded?

The Alabama Association of School Boards utilizes certain industry standard methods and mechanisms such as firewalls and passwords to protect electronic information. Access to PII is limited to a small group of specified persons, primarily Alabama Association of School Boards personnel.

Links to other websites

The Alabama Association of School Boards website may contain links to other Internet websites. The Alabama Association of School Boards neither controls nor endorses external sites and is not responsible for the content of such sites. This policy does not cover the privacy policies and data collection practices of non-Alabama Association of School Boards websites. No claim of ownership or infringement is intended in regard to photos and images purchased for use on this website (including those purchased at istockphoto.com).

How to opt out of correspondence

Certain “member correspondence and information” is sent to all members of the Alabama Association of School Boards based upon your board’s or organization’s acceptance of membership to the association. This information comes with membership and is not meant to be commercial but rather informative. Based on the information a user has provided, the Alabama Association of School Boards may send email correspondence to the user. Click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of newsletters to unsubscribe. To opt out of all member correspondence, you must email your request and fax a physical copy of your request to (334) 270-0000. Please be warned that the result may be a loss of vital member information.