Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

School Library Association Guest Privacy Policy

This Guest Privacy Policy governs the collection and use of personal information relating to potential and existing Guests and Members.
The School Library Association is committed to abiding by this Privacy Policy, as well as the requirements of applicable laws, in the operation of its business. Please read this policy carefully as it explains the kinds of personal information we collect about you and how it is handled.
By your continued use of our web site, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.
We will generally let you know at the time of collection how we intend to use your personal information. Usually, we collect personal information about you which we require to respond to your inquires for payment processing and for the provision of goods and services to you. We also process your personal information where we are required to do so by law, and for the exercise or defence of legal claims. From time to time, we may contact you for research purposes, or to tell you about our special offers and other services in accordance with your contact preferences. Where appropriate, we will obtain your consent to do so. Personal information collected from you may include your name, payment processing information, postal address, email address, landline or mobile telephone number, delivery details as well as other non sensitive personal information. If you use our web sites, we may also collect information about you or your computer when you browse to allow you to use the services available.

We will never sell this information on, or provide access to it for other companies where it is not logistically required, and then we will put a non disclosure and privacy agreement in place beforehand. 
If you are using our web site, we will use your personal information to help you to log on to your account (if applicable) and into restricted areas of our web sites and to permit future use of the web sites. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, or to administer our web sites. We may conduct analyses of user traffic to measure the use of our sites and to improve the content of our web sites and our services. These analyses will be performed through the use of IP addresses and cookies. We may also use cookies to enable the signing in process after you have registered with us and to provide you with more tailored information when you return to our web sites. A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you reject the use of cookies please note that the efficient operation of the web site that you are using may be affected. Most of the advertisements that you see on the web sites are generated by third parties who may use cookies to track viewing of their advertisements and for other purposes specified in their own privacy policies. We have no access to or control over these cookies (although we may use statistical information provided to us - not containing personal information - arising from these third party cookies to improve the targeting of advertisements to you and other users of the web sites). You can obtain further information about third party privacy policies or disable their cookies by visiting their web sites.
We will only disclose personal information about you internally and to third parties for processing purposes associated with payment processing, the supply of goods and services, for web site administration, or elsewhere when you have consented to such disclosures, or where such disclosures are required or permitted by law. These third parties we contractually bound only to use personal information to perform the services that we hire them to provide. Where you have agreed that we may do so, we may lease or rent your personal information to selected third parties for their postal or telephone marketing use.
We use administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard personal information against loss, theft and unauthorised uses, access or modifications. Certain areas of our web sites may be password protected. If you are a user of our web sites and have a password, you can help to preserve your privacy by ensuring that you do not share your password with anyone else.
We take steps to regularly validate the personal information we hold to ensure that the information is accurate and, where necessary, up to date. Information that is no longer required for any valid business purpose, and that we are not required to keep pursuant to any applicable law, will be routinely destroyed by secure means.
You may renew and update personal information that we hold about you by contacting us as detailed below.
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can email at  or write to School Library Association, 1 Pine Court, Swindon, Wiltshire. SN2 8AD, UK
We reserve the right to add to or amend this privacy policy at our sole discretion, without prior notice to you. Please review our privacy policy on a regular basis to make sure you have read the latest version and you understand what we do with your personal information. Your continued use of our services or our web sites following the posting of changes to these terms means that you consent to those changes.

The SLA holds minimal information about its members, and that information which it does hold is purely to enable it to carry out its duty to its members. The SLA treats all information it holds confidentially and with utmost care. We seek to maintain the highest standards in all aspects of our work, and this is no different.

The SLA seeks to minimise arrangements where we share data, but this is sometimes necessary in order to efficiently carry out services to members. However, where these arrangements are in place we have agreements to ensure that your data is secure and protected.

You can withdraw your consent for us to have and use your data at any time. We will act on these requests in good time, and will seek to mitigate an impact to the services that this would have. Where the services we provide will be impacted we will explain the implications, so that each member can make an informed decision.

You can opt out of receiving any of these services by contacting the SLA office via with the subject 'Opt Out'. If you require any further information about anything at all please call the office on 01793 530166.  

This version of the privacy policy is effective as of May 22, 2018.

Our full GDPR policy is available here.