International Leadership Association Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes ILA’s collection and usage of personally identifiable information. It also discusses how individuals may access and correct their personal information or request that it be deleted. Questions about this policy may be sent to privacy@ila-net.org.

Browsing ILA's Websites

ILA’s websites (http://www.ila-net.org and https://intersections.ilamembers.org) use Google Analytics (which uses cookies) to collect and analyze activity on the site. Information about the device you’re using to connect to the Internet (e.g., mobile, laptop, desktop, etc.), its IP address, the browser you’re using (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Edge, etc.) to access the site, pages accessed, and the amount of time spent on each page is among the types of information collected. Collecting this information through Google Analytics and analyzing it in aggregate allows us to create a better web browsing experience as we continually update and modify out websites.

ILA’s Members Only website, ILA Intersections (https://intersections.ilamembers.org) and our conference submission websites (hosted by http://www.allacademic.com), use cookies to create a seamless browsing experience once you have logged in and to ensure that your conference proposal submissions are saved correctly. Most browsers have a setting whereby the browser can disable cookies or can alert you when a server attempts to use cookies to enhance the browsing experience.

Personally Identifiable Information Collected When Submitting a Form

A "cookie" is a text file, stored on your computer, that includes information that identifies that computer and can be retrieved by a server to create a seamless browsing session. Most cookies used on the ILA site are deleted when your browser is shut down or in a fixed amount of time, whichever occurs sooner. Members only pages, conference submission pages, and other restricted areas use this type of cookie. Most browsers accept cookies by default. If you set your browser to reject all cookies, these areas and others may not function properly. Most browsers have a setting whereby the browser alerts you when a server attempts to place a cookie on your hard drive; you are given the option of accepting or rejecting it.

Personal information collected by ILA and how it is used

When subscribing for updates, joining the association, purchasing products, or registering for events, the ILA collects personally identifiable information to help us provide you with the best possible service. The information collected depends on the form you take but typically includes, name, email, phone number, mailing address, job title, and organization name. This information is also collected when paper or pdf forms are submitted outside of the online registration tool. This data may be used to determine if a particular leadership product may be of interest to you based, for example, on your geographical location, affiliation, career level, or stated interest. ILA staff members have access to this data.

At the time of form submittal, ILA will ask you to opt-in to various uses of your information including the delivery of member benefits (if applicable), ILA announcements, messages from sponsors, and job bulletins. ILA’s conference registration forms also ask users to opt-in to share their personally identifiable information with select sponsors of the conference for which they are registering.

At any time, you have the right to access and update your information and communication preferences by logging in to your ILA profiles or by contacting ILA at privacy@ila-net.org. You may also, at any time, request that the ILA delete your information from our records.  

Use of Personally Identifiable Information for ILA Members

ILA members maintain a special relationship with the association and with other members. Personally identifiable information submitted through the membership application or renewal forms is shared with all other ILA members in ILA’s online member directory for the purposes of networking. Members are able to view each other's personally identifiable information including name, title, department, organization, city, state, country, best phone and email, websites, photo, special interests, and bio.

Furthermore, when a membership application or renewal is submitted, members are also automatically subscribed to ILA’s online member community discussion lists including the community wide HubILA and lists associated with individual member communities such as Women and Leadership.

At any time, if a member wishes to limit the information other ILA members can see about them, they may log in to their directory profile at https://intersections.ilamembers.org/home and click on the "My Account" tab to access "Privacy Settings." From there they may choose what, if any, information is displayed and to whom. Members may also change their subscription settings from their profile page or unsubscribe from member community emails via links easily available on each email they receive.

Deletion of Personally Identifiable Information

Each year ILA audits its contact database and purges personally identifiable information of people we have not had contact with for more than two years. By contact, we mean that the person has not submitted a form, updated their profile, or otherwise confirmed that they wish to continue receiving information from us. 

Outside Data Storage and Credit Card Processing

The ILA does not store your payment information. We contract out with WorldPay, Authorize.Net, and MemberClicks to capture and process all credit card payments for our services and events. Furthermore, we contract out with MemberClicks, HigherLogic, and AllAcademic to store personally identifiable data for members and business contacts and to run our conference submissions and acceptance system. These companies have their own privacy and security policies, which we encourage you to review.

ILA's Social Media Presence

The ILA utilizes social media web services and sites to connect with members and business contacts. These sites include: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Hootsuite, and Flickr. These companies all have their own privacy and security policies. Please check the privacy policy of these sites before revealing any personal information.

Links to Other Websites

In addition to the sites mentioned above, ILA's websites contain links to numerous other websites. ILA is not responsible for the privacy and security practices or content of those sites. Please check the privacy policy of a website before revealing any personal information.

Privacy Policy Updates

We have tried to create a privacy policy that is comprehensive, readable, and durable. Despite our best efforts, we may find it necessary to revise it. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice by sending you an email notification. The current ILA privacy policy will continue to be posted at this address (www.ila-net.org/privacy). If you have questions or comments about our privacy policy, please contact us at privacy@ila-net.org, 1.202.470.4818, or in writing to International Leadership Association, 8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite #1010, Silver Spring, MD, 20910 USA.