To access members-only content on cta.org, please sign in below. Register Now

Remember me

CTA.org Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the California Teachers Association's (CTA) website. We appreciate your interest in CTA. Because we share your concern about privacy, we are letting you know how we collect information about you, what information we collect, how we use the information, under what circumstances we disclose it, and what choices are available to you regarding such data collection. This Privacy Policy covers information collected from www.cta.org. For simplicity, we will refer to this as "our site."

Use of Cookies

CTA uses "cookies" which are small files that allow us to store and sometimes track what you are looking at when you visit our site. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by "cookies," you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify or reject cookies.

Collection and Use of Non-personal Information

If you do nothing during your visit but browse, read pages, or download information, our site's operating system will automatically record the following information about your visit.

  1. The Internet domain for your Internet service, such as "xcompany.com" or "xcompany.net" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourcollege.edu" if you connect from a school, college or university domain.
  2. The type of browser that you use, e.g., "Internet Explorer" or "Firefox," etc.
  3. The type of operating system that you use, e.g., Windows or Macintosh.
  4. The date and time you visit our site, and the pages you visit on our site.
  5. The address of the previous website you visited, if you linked with us from another website.

This information is used to help us diagnose technical problems as well as to help us track user interests. We gather this information in the aggregate -- as a total, not linked to individual users -- and the information collected may be shared with the National Education Association and our local affiliates, as well as with certain other reputable organizations that share our interests.

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information

Categories of Personally Identifiable Information Collected
CTA collects personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us online including the CTA Profile Page. This includes name, address, telephone and email address. The information you provide to us may be updated by on this website on the profile page.

Categories of Third Parties with whom Personally Identifiable Information is Shared The personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us may be shared with third parties such as endorsed vendors or other vendors that perform services on our behalf.

Links to Other Sites

CTA's privacy policies and practices do not apply to ANY external links. The CTA Privacy Policy only applies to our site or any future sites that we may develop. It does not cover sites that are linked to our site for which we are not responsible ("linked-sites"). These linked-sites will have their own policies and practices that may be different from ours. Therefore, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the policies and practices of the linked-sites, especially if you provide personal information to them.

Amendments and Consent to This Privacy Policy

This online privacy policy is effective February 15, 2011. CTA retains the right to amend or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time. By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of the information as we have described. If we change our policies and practices, we will post the changes in our Privacy Policy so that you are always aware of them. With this knowledge, you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to provide personal information to us.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us by sending an e-mail to webmaster@cta.org.

Every child deserves a chance to learn and no child succeeds alone.

© 1999- California Teachers Association