Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and, to that end, it has adopted the following policies about gathering and disseminating personal information on the AAUP’s website.


In general, you may visit the website without having to provide any personal information. However, in order to deliver certain online services, the AAUP may request such information. The areas of the AAUP website that require that you send personal information include those that involve membership application, annual meeting  registration, information requests, and store purchases. 


The AAUP website is a VeriSign Secure Site. This secure-server software encrypts information, ensuring that Internet transactions remain private and protected. Your name, address, and credit card number, or any other part of your communication, cannot be read by a third party, as the information travels securely from your computer to our server. If you prefer, however, you may always choose to call or fax our office to conduct your transaction instead of using the secure online forms.


In  keeping with the site uses detailed here, we may distribute your personal information to third-party vendors authorized by the AAUP to help us carry out our mission, including, but not limited to, the mailing of newsletters, Academe, and ballots for AAUP elections. The AAUP also discloses membership information to chapter leaders as part of organizing drives and occasionally rents membership lists to third parties. You may always opt out of having your personal information distributed for non-AAUP uses.


We do collect non-personal information from all website visitors, including the IP  address assigned to your computer when you access the Internet and the address of the previous website that you visited, if you linked to our site from another website. None of this non-personal information allows us to identify or contact you.

Certain areas of the website use cookies to identify your computer. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information that is not personally identifiable. This website’s cookies simply terminate when the user leaves the site or closes his or her browser.

The AAUP website contains links to other sites.  The AAUP is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites.  Check the privacy policy of a website before you reveal any personal information.

In certain circumstances, we may release information to comply with valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or in other special cases, such as suspected fraudulent or criminal activity or an attempt to breach the security of the AAUP or its website.

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.  Any changes will be made without prior notice. If you have questions or comments about our privacy policy, please contact us.


Terms of Use

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) makes available this website and the information and services contained herein in furtherance of the AAUP's nonprofit and tax-exempt purposes. While the AAUP makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, the AAUP does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of such information. Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should be undertaken only after an independent review.


This website (including, but not limited to, text, content, graphics, video, and audio) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under U.S. copyright and other laws.  Materials herein can be redistributed for non-commercial purposes (research, teaching, private study, activism, etc.) but all copies must display a copyright notice (Copyright [year] American Association of University Professors) and full attribution.


Information on this website is provided "as is," without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. We do not warrant that service will be uninterrupted or error free. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.


Information on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.  Information may be changed or updated without notice.  The AAUP may also make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the programs described in this information at any time without notice.


The AAUP makes no representations whatsoever about any other website to which you may gain access through this one.  A link to a non-AAUP website does not mean that the AAUP endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such a site.  It is your responsibility to take the necessary precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other potentially destructive or intrusive items.  In no event will the AAUP be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special, or other damages resulting from the use of this website or of any hyperlinked website, including, and without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of data or other information, or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of damages.