In the interest of facilitating collaboration among member institutions, and in support of its mission more generally, AMICAL gathers data about staff and faculty at these institutions. The policy below outlines the ways in which personal data is normally gathered and used by AMICAL.
Types of data gathered
AMICAL primarily gathers personal data of the following types:
- Descriptive information about work roles (title, areas of work, etc.)
- Email addresses
- Web addresses
- Social media names/handles/identifiers
- Professional interests (e.g. research, teaching, or other work-related interests)
- Descriptive information about local work/projects/etc. related to AMICAL’s mission
Occasionally, AMICAL gathers other types of data related to the organization of specific events (e.g. accommodation or meal preferences), but these are not used or shared outside the organization of that single event.
How data is gathered
Personal data is normally gathered by AMICAL directly from the individual (e.g. by email request, registration form, etc.). On some occasions, data may be gathered by way of the AMICAL Representative for that institution.
How we use this data
AMICAL uses personal data primarily in two ways:
- to design events that are well-adapted to participants and their successful participation in the context of AMICAL’s mission
- to create or improve resources supporting communication and collaboration among staff and faculty of member institutions in the context of AMICAL’s mission
In the spirit of lowering thresholds for communication and collaboration between member colleagues, AMICAL makes certain gathered data publicly accessible via its web site and other online resources. AMICAL recognizes the importance, however, of protecting individuals’ contact information. In general, and unless indicated otherwise, AMICAL will only share individuals’ direct contact information (email addresses, phone numbers, etc.) with other AMICAL members. AMICAL will not make such contact information publicly accessible without first receiving permission from the individuals concerned.
Analytics & cookies
To improve its services, AMICAL collects aggregate usage data from its websites and services, primarily using Google Analytics for this purpose. If you wish to opt-out, you may use Google’s Opt-out Browser Add-on or a third-party tool like Disconnect. Some of AMICAL’s tools — like MailChimp, which is used to manage distribution of email announcements — also collect usage data through their own analytics, in addition to Google Analytics.
Changes & consent
This document was last updated 9 September 2015.