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OAH Privacy Policy

The OAH is committed to protecting the privacy of its Web site users. To better inform you of our policy concerning user privacy, we have adopted the following guidelines. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change, and any such changes will be included on this page. If you have any questions or comments regarding the information below, e-mail the OAH at questions@oah.org.

Information OAH Collects

As with most industry-standard web serving software, each visit to our website generates a logfile entry that indicates time of visit, the domain name of your machine (e.g., "dial-54.somewhere.edu") and the file(s) (and their sizes, in bytes) that your visit generated. Other non-personally identifiable information also includes the type of web browser and the operating system you are using.

Use of the Information

We use this information to facilitate your use of the OAH web site, to respond to your inquiries about OAH, to improve the design of our site, for system administration and troubleshooting purposes, and in aggregated form, to track and analyze site usage. This information is for internal use only and is not shared with third parties.


Any and all information that OAH collects on its visitors is securely stored and is removed from the system each month to off-disk storage. We use additional security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use Secure Shell to access our servers remotely, and all server sessions are encrypted. Personal and payment card information is transmitted using a high level of encryption, and is stored on our secure server behind a firewall to protect against unauthorized access.


As an OAH member, you may participate in the online OAH membership directory. Available to OAH members only via password protection, the online membership directory is an opt-in service at the time of joining (or renewing). This information is for use by the members of OAH and is not sold or distributed to third parties.

OAH’s Use of Cookies

In rare instances OAH employs "cookie" technology. Cookies are small pieces of text that are stored on your computer and act as a tool for controlling certain system variables and storing system configuration information in the website environment. OAH only uses cookies to store authentication information. No personal information is extracted in the cookie setting process, and we do not use cookies to identify what other sites or pages you have visited. We do not involve advertisers, who may place a cookie on your browser, in the operation of our site.