Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

This privacy policy delineates the information collected from visitors to the website as well as how we use and protect that information. Protecting your privacy and your personal data is of utmost importance to us, and guides us in creating, organizing and implementing our activities on-line and off-line.

Visitor Data Collected

You may browse many areas of our website, including our home page, without disclosing any personal information about yourself. Within these areas we only collect and store the information that is automatically recognized by the Web server, such as your IP address and files you request from the server. We collect, use and store the personal data that you volunteer, including your name, title, organization name and information, address, email, and phone number on registration, order, survey, or other forms, or by email. Such information may be used to notify you of official CESSE business, provide a product or service that you requested, secure your membership status, evaluate member and prospective member needs and interests, and alert you of CESSE news, activities, services and benefits. Additionally, some areas of our website might be available only to certain persons and will require a login and password to access these areas. In order to be granted a login and password you may be asked some demographic information about yourself.

Registering on our site is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use the public areas of our website. However, you will not be able to purchase items online, or be allowed access to private areas of our website. We view the customer information that we collect as a valuable and confidential asset of which we take great care to ensure its safety. Your personally identifiable information may be shared with a third party in order to complete a specific business transaction on our behalf. We do not market our products or services to children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from website users younger than 18 years of age.

Data Analysis

As described above, we sometimes collect information from visits to our site to help us provide better customer service. For example, we measure visitor activity on our website, but we do so in ways that maintain individual visitor anonymity. We use the information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This includes analyzing these logs periodically to measure the traffic through our servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.

Data Sharing

We may provide personal information to third-party agents that have been hired to help provide a requested good or service, such as credit card payment processors. Unless directed otherwise at the time of collection, we may also share collected personal information with third parties who may have information or services that we believe could be helpful to members or visitors, including promoting our annual meeting and sending our newsletters. Visitors may opt-out from the sharing of the collected information by contacting us.

Though we make serious efforts to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.

In all other cases we do not knowingly share, sell, or distribute your personal information with any third party.

Cookies and Other Technologies

We collect the information we mentioned above through the use of various technologies, one of which is called "cookies". A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. Cookies may last for only a single session or may span multiple sessions. We also use cookies throughout the private sections of our website to prevent security breaches as well as to track user activity. Finally, cookies are employed in such applications as shopping carts, continuing education, or other applications that require the storage of user data from one screen to the next. You have the option of setting your computer to disable cookies or to alert you when cookies are being used. If you choose to disable cookies, please be aware that portions of the website may not function properly.

Remarketing: CESSE uses Google AdWords remarketing service for advertising purposes on third party websites to previous visitors to our website. Advertisements will appear in Google search results or on a site within the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors use cookies to share these ads based on visits to CESSE web pages. Visitors can opt-out of Google's use of cookies by visiting Google's Ads Settings, and can opt-out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the DoubleClick opt-out page or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

CESSE also uses Feathr remarketing for advertising purposes on third-party websites to previous visitors to our website. Feathr is an online advertising and event marketing platform headquartered in the United States. The Feathr Technology allows CESSE to buy ad space on websites for online advertising and allows for the use of proprietary and third-party data in the purchase of that media. Visitors can opt-out of Feathr’s use of cookies by reviewing the privacy policy.

In addition, CESSE uses Facebook remarketing to previous visitors to our website. Visitors can learn more about Facebook’s policy.

Individual Participation/Access

You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you, and you can also request to receive a copy of that personal data. Before sending you any personal data, we will ask you to provide proof of your identity. If you are not able to provide proof of your identity, we reserve the right to refuse to send you the personal data.
We will make a sincere effort to respond in a timely manner to your requests to the previous questions or to correct inaccuracies in your personal information. At any time, you may request that we delete or correct your personal information in our logs. For such requests, please contact [email protected].


Throughout our website, you will find links to third party websites. Once you leave and link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that Web site. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy policies or content on third-party sites and hereby disclaim any liability or responsibility in connection with such linked sites. Links to other sites do not imply our endorsement of the products or services, or privacy or security practices of those websites.


We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personal information. We have implemented technology and security policies as reasonable precautions in the storage of the personal information you disclose to us on our website. Our employees and processors who have access to personal data are obliged to respect the privacy of our visitors and the confidentiality of their personal data. Online registration and information such as credit card numbers will be secured using a commercially accepted method of encryption. However, while we employ reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information sent over our website, please be aware that no method of electronic transmission is completely infallible, and we cannot guarantee its absolute safety.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy without advanced notice. The revised privacy policy will be posted online and effective immediately.

Acceptance of our Privacy Policy Terms

Using our website indicates your acceptance of our privacy policy. Your continued visits to our website after changes are posted to this privacy policy will signify your acceptance of those changes.

CESSE's Community Code of Conduct

To keep CESSE's Community useful for all users, CESSE requires that all users adhere to the Code of Conduct as published on the CESSE Communities page.

Legal Notices


All materials and information posted on the CESSE website are the property of CESSE, whether or not a copyright notice appears on the screen displaying the information. Users of the CESSE website may save and use the information contained therein only for personal use. No other use, including reproduction, retransmission or editing, of the information and materials posted on CESSE's website may be made without the prior written permission of CESSE, which may be requested by contacting CESSE's headquarters.


The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of CESSE may not be used in any manner without CESSE's prior written consent.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Links or pointers on CESSE's website to other Internet sites are provided as a courtesy only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by CESSE of the site, the individual or organization sponsoring the site, or any product, service or organization referenced on the site. Linked sites (those sites with an address that does not contain "") are not under the control of CESSE and CESSE is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or of any link contained within a linked site, or for any changes or updates to such sites.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall CESSE or any of its affiliates, or the officers, directors, employees, members, or agents of each of them, be liable for any damages of any kind, including without limitation any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of CESSE's website or listservs.


CESSE is providing information and services on this website as a benefit and service in furtherance of CESSE's non-profit and tax-exempt status. CESSE makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information posted on the website, and CESSE assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use or misuse of such information. CESSE makes no representations about the suitability of this information and these services for any purpose. Unless specifically stated otherwise, CESSE does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service or organization presented or mentioned on the CESSE Web site, and information from the website should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement. CESSE expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other damages arising out of any individual's use of, reference to, reliance on, or inability to use, the CESSE Web site or the information presented on the site.

Advertising Information


Any Ads appearing on the CESSE website will conform to standard sizes suggested by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). CESSE may accept ads with the following dimensions: 728 x 90 (Leaderboard), and 160 x 600 (Wide Skyscraper). Along with paid ads, CESSE house ads are placed on the site to help promote various CESSE services and programs that are of interest to members.


Ads appearing on the CESSE website are directed toward science, technology, engineering, and math society professionals who manage STEM associations.


Online advertisements on the CESSE website do not collect personally identifiable information about individual visitors. CESSE does collect nonmedical aggregate data on visitors, such as time of day and Web browser type. Such information may be shared with advertisers to determine their advertising effectiveness.


The CESSE website may contain advertisements of third parties. The inclusion of advertisements on the CESSE website does not imply endorsement of the advertised products or services by CESSE. CESSE shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such advertisements on the CESSE website or the reliance on such advertisements or information contained therein by any party. Further, CESSE shall not be responsible or liable for the statements or conduct of any third-party advertisers appearing on the CESSE Web site. The user shall be solely responsible for any correspondence or transactions had with any third-party advertisers.

Disclaimer for Links to Third-Party Websites

The CESSE website may provide links (including any link through an on-line advertisement) to other sites on the Internet. These other sites are maintained by third parties over which CESSE exercises no control. Links or pointers on CESSE's website to other Internet sites are provided as a courtesy only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by CESSE of the site, the individual or organization sponsoring the site, or any product, service or organization referenced on the site. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to the CESSE website, you do so entirely at your own risk.