Our Commitment to Online Privacy
Thank you for using the website of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).

UPCEA is committed to protecting your online privacy, and this notice explains UPCEA's online information practices and how your information is collected and used on UPCEA's website. So that this notice is easy to find, it is available to all visitors to the UPCEA home page, as well as most web pages on the UPCEA website.

The details of this privacy notice are shared with all UPCEA employees in order to protect the confidentiality of your personal information.


UPCEA uses cookies to track usage of the UPCEA website using web log analysis software. The cookies are used by website system administration to keep track of movement of an individual user from one page to another. This information may be used by our staff to detect and resolve website problems, to assist with customer support, better maintain our website, and improve marketing practices. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about site visitors in this process.

We may use this information for system maintenance and to better understand how our visitors use our site and services so that we can make them better. UPCEA may also share cookie information with third parties for marketing or research purposes.


Restricted Access Web Pages
Some areas of this website are restricted to UPCEA members. These areas require users to log in using company name and member ID or password. This login information is not collected or tracked; it is used solely to verify that a person is authorized to use a particular website resource.


Personal Visitor Information
We collect the personal information that you may volunteer while using the electronic services on the UPCEA website, such as completing an online meeting registration form, completing an electronic survey or other form, or sending us e-mail. We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or entities, or private organizations. We do not disclose your personal data to our subsidiaries or other organizations except as required by law or in situations involving threats to the physical safety of any person.

Information that we collect from our online services on the UPCEA website includes: name; title; institution; address; phone and fax numbers; e-mail address; credit card number, expiration date, and cardholder's name; member type, such as institutional member, corporate member, exhibitor, or nonmember. Special needs or dietary requirements (special needs or dietary requirements are voluntary).


Consent to Use Personal Information
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) of 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), UPCEA and its authorized agent/vendor must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the website user when registering for this website. UPCEA may send such data outside of the European Economic Area for processing. If you reside in the European Union, please indicate your consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States. The user supplies as defined above when registering for the website in order to allow UPCEA or its designated agent/vendor consent to use the information to send the user unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties’ products and services.


Credit Card Account Information
UPCEA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members or non-member customers. When members or non-member customers choose to pay using their credit cards, UPCEA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearing house.


How We Use Information Collected via Online Communication
We use the information you provide about yourself when using our online services (e.g. meeting registrations) to complete the specific service transaction. For meeting registrations, a list of attendee names, titles, institutions and addresses is made available to meeting attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors; no other information is shared with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that registration.

For e-mail correspondence not collected via online services on our website, we routinely use the return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.


How to Opt Out of Communication with UPCEA
If you would like to discontinue communication from UPCEA, you may contact UPCEA directly at 202-659-3130, or you may change your preferences via any email communications we send or from your member profile in the UPCEA member portal.


Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Information obtained via online registration forms is encrypted, using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. An SSL connection ensures privacy, authentication, and message integrity. 

URLs beginning with "https://" indicate that an SSL connection is being used. 

Please do not communicate with or contact us if you are under age 13.


Material Submitted Online
Some areas of the UPCEA website allow you to submit questions or express your opinions. All submissions become the property of UPCEA and UPCEA disclaims any and all liability for and is not responsible for any materials, statements or opinions posted or expressed by other parties.


Links to Other Websites
The UPCEA website contains links to other websites. UPCEA has no control over and is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or content of those sites. Be sure to check the privacy policy of a website before revealing any personal information.


In certain circumstances, and as an exception to this privacy policy, UPCEA may, without notice to you, release information to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order, or in other special cases, such as, for example, suspected fraudulent or criminal activity, or an attempt to breach the security of UPCEA or its website.


How You Can Review or Correct Your Information
You can contact UPCEA at 202-659-3130 or at the following address to ask if we are keeping personal data about you:
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036
Attention: Membership Department

If we do have personal data about you, we will provide you with a readable copy of your data, and we will provide the information without any charge. We do not make this information available through our website.

Factual errors in your personally identifiable information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by sending us a request that credibly shows that error.

And, to protect your privacy and security, we also will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identify before making corrections or releasing your information for review.


Changes to this Privacy Notice
Because privacy laws both within the United States and overseas are in a state of flux and subject to change, UPCEA reserves the right to change this privacy notice without notice to you, effective when it is re-posted to the UPCEA website. When changes are made to this privacy notice, UPCEA will not reduce its scope.


Questions or Comments about this Privacy Notice
If you have additional questions or concerns about this privacy notice, including implementation and administration, please call us at 202-659-3130 or submit your question or comment(s) via email us at


Updated April 5, 2017.