Online Privacy, Content Rating and Accessibility Policies
To protect the privacy of its members and other visitors to the CoSN website, CoSN has implemented the following policies:
Users can visit any public web page of the CoSN website without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information, however, CoSN can and may collect the following information regarding visitors to our website: domain name; user name; information regarding what pages are accessed; information volunteered by you such as survey responses or contact information; and information related to transactions such as registrations to conferences, online courses and events, and the purchase of CoSN products. CoSN may ask you to provide us with information regarding your professional interests, personal demographics, and experience with our resources. This information is collected so that we may continuously improve our products and services. Access to the Member-Only section of the CoSN website is provided through use of a login and password combination that is issued to members in good standing. Visitors seeking access to certain free materials may be asked to provide certain information about themselves as a condition of accessing that information.
If you choose to provide us with personal information such as your name and address when placing an order, registering for one of our programs or performing another task, CoSN may use that information to provide or offer you CoSN products or services, for billing purposes, to send information to you, or for other related purposes. For example, if you are a member, CoSN may use the information you provide us to process your application, maintain memberships, keep you abreast of latest news and programs, or respond and render services to you.
By becoming a member of CoSN, you agree to allow CoSN to include your name in our online member directory, which is accessible only to members. If you apply to become a member or are a member of any CoSN State Chapter, you have consented to the release of information related to your membership to the Chapter to which you applied.
Opting Out of the Release of Your Personal Information:
Members and registered site users may opt out of receiving emails from CoSN. Please send a written request in which you identify yourself, and which clearly states your preference to opt out of receiving emails, which do include members-only benefits.
By mail to:
Attention: Opt Out
1025 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20005
By phone to
By e-mail to:
Regardless of membership status, members and registered site users may also opt out of having their contact information listed in the online membership directory as well as set their own contact, address rental, and information display options in myCoSN. Log in to myCoSN at www.cosn.org
and select the appropriate opt-out options.
This policy is subject to change at any time.
This website, as well as all websites sponsored by the Consortium for School Networking, has been rated by CoSN, based on the content rating standards of the Internet Content Rating Association. ICRA is an independent, non-profit organization with offices in the United States and Europe. The ICRA standards are designed to promote the online safety of children, while protecting the free-speech rights of content providers. Browsers can be set to bar access to those websites that include certain kinds of content that educators and parents consider to be inappropriate for children or to sites that have not rated themselves. For more information, see www.icra.org
CoSN uses Bobby Worldwide
software created by the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) to ensure its site is compliant with Section 508
and the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
. These initiatives are designed to help web page authors identify and repair significant barriers to access by individuals with disabilities, and are fully supported by CoSN.