Privacy Policy

The Learning Disabilities Association of Maryland (LDA) maintains this website in order to provide information and resources to individuals with learning disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them. The privacy of those who use this website and especially the members of LDA are of the utmost importance to us. The information we collect about you when you become a member, conference registrant, book buyer, donor or constituent, is used to process your membership, order, registration, donation or request for information, and to provide you with member benefits.

When you become a member of LDA, we ask you to fill out a form that requests your name, address, telephone number, and email address. Your name and address information is used solely to process your membership, donation, order, or request for information and referral. By policy of LDA, this information will never be sold, given rented or traded to others for purposes other than providing you member benefit opportunities.

When you visit the LDA website we automatically log your IP address, your browser type and your access times. We utilize this information to conduct site performance evaluations, to see where visitors are coming from and to keep track of click stream data (the screens our users visit on our site). This data helps us to determine what content our visitors find most appealing so that we can maximize your usage of the site.

LDA utilizes the services of intermediaries such as United Parcel Service (UPS) FedEx and various mailing houses to process and send our member renewals, solicitations, newsletters and orders. To our knowledge, these intermediaries do not store, retain or use the information in any way.

From time to time we may send out email messages soliciting your support, prompting a call to action, or alerting you to information of importance to LDA members. In addition, you may receive communications from us if you have contacted us for a particular reason, and to receive the information or service you have requested.

From time to time, LDA may request your input to evaluate member benefits, website features, or policy positions via a survey sent you by email. Your participation is completely voluntary.

LDA has no intention of collecting any personal information from individuals under 18 years of age. If a child provides us with personal information without the consent of a parent or guardian, the parent or guardian should contact us at if they would like to have us delete this information from our files.

Individual requests emailed to LDA are kept strictly confidential. Personal data such as address, telephone number, address, age and gender may be collected in order to fulfill a specific request for information. Records regarding the nature of individual inquiries used to create aggregate reports. LDA does not distribute your personal information except in the event a complaint or legal action arises from any messages posted by you.

The LDA website uses forums for posting essays and responses, questions and comments, and operates some listserve type functions. Please remember that any information disclosed in a forum or bulletin board setting becomes public information and you should exercise care in deciding to disclose your personal information in these settings.

The LDA website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you may be leaving the LDA site and entering another website. These sites may independently collect or request information about you and we encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

When making financial transactions with us online (e.g., donations, online conference registration) we secure your information in transit to us and upon receiving your order to safeguard your personally identifiable information.

The web server system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to block unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, and thwart attempts to identify individual users or their usage habits other than for the purposes identified in this policy. Intentional misuse of secure information may result in federal prosecution.

By becoming a member, donor or constituent of LDA, and /or by using our website, you consent to the collection and use of the information you provide to us as described above. If we make any material changes in our privacy practices or in how we use your personally identifiable information, we will post a prominent notice in the LDA bi-monthly publication Newsbriefs and on our website prior to implementation of the change.

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