The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is committed to providing a secure private environment for its members and customers to communicate and carry out transactions online. This page summarizes our current information gathering and dissemination practices.
AIA use of email addresses
Your email address will be used only within the AIA. AIA-generated email includes three types of communications: automatically-generated email services to which individuals may subscribe and easily unsubscribe (e.g., newsletters, listservs, new title notifications); periodic notifications provided as a service to members (e.g., dues renewal information) and/or to others in the archaeological community (e.g., subscription access information); and correspondence with individuals.
We do not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the AIA.
Choosing to be removed from AIA emails
You may contact the AIA to opt-out of emails:
AIA use of cell phone numbers
Your cell phone number will be used only within the AIA. AIA-generated text messages pertain only to offers to support the AIA and its programs. Individuals may easily unsubscribe if they wish not to receive any cell phone communication from the AIA. We do not sell or rent cell phone numbers to anyone outside the AIA.
Choosing to be removed from AIA generated text messages
You may contact the AIA to opt-out of text messages:
By web: Fill out the removal form online
By email: email@example.com
By mail: Archaeological Institute of America, Attn: Development, 656 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215-2006, USA
By telephone: 617-353-9361
By fax: 617-353-6550
Data Encryption and Processing
The AIA website uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer, the industry-standard security protocol used to communicate with browsers). Data are strongly encrypted during transmission to ensure that personal and payment information are secure. SSL is used on the AIA website where individuals register for meetings, purchase products, renew membership, join the AIA, make contributions, and/or subscribe to services.
Once your information is received at the AIA, procedures are in place to protect it from loss, misuse, or alteration.
Registration and Membership Renewal Forms
Our site's registration and membership renewal forms require users to give us contact information (e.g., name and email address), method of payment, unique identifiers (such as AIA membership numbers), and, sometimes, demographic information. We use contact information from the registration forms to contact you when necessary. The unique identifiers are used to verify the user's identity and to establish account numbers in our record system. Information regarding method of payment is collected for member enrollment and renewal, and to process orders for products and services.
Demographic information about individuals (ascertained from communications, transactions, or surveys) is kept confidential and is used by the AIA only in compiling statistical information in the aggregate about and for the archaeological community.
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The AIA uses IP addresses for two purposes: to help diagnose problems with our server in order to best administer our website, and to verify access by a licensed subscriber (for publications that require license agreements, such as AIA publications).
Aggregate data such as domain names (not email addresses) are collected to record the number of hits on a page and to compile usage statistics.
The AIA website provides links to other sites as a service to the archaeological community. The AIA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
The AIA collects names, mailing addresses, job title, and areas of archaeological interest from members, customers, and meeting attendees. This information may be rented in the form of a mailing list to third parties (e.g., professional societies, commercial publishers) for one-time use. Promotional and informational materials are subject to approval by the AIA prior to rental of a mailing list. You may choose to not receive promotional mailings by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Email addresses are never included in mailing lists. See Email Privacy above for more information.
In advance of the Institute's 2015 Working Conference for Educators: Building a Strong Future for Archaeological Outreach and Education the AIA is soliciting a series of one-page descriptions of existing archaeological outreach and education programs.
We began the first week with our second group of students by explaining the archaeology of Achill Island and touring the sites at Slievemore.
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