Where does ALPA get information about pilot members?
How does ALPA use this information? The ALPA site uses pilot information from its membership database to provide members with customized account information and access to specific message boards and MEC and LEC sites. Through choices indicated on their Preferences page, users may elect to receive e-mail notification when material has been posted to Intranet site areas to which they have access. ALPA uses the e-mail address information entered on the Preferences page to send e-mail messages to pilot members when they have elected to participate in this service.
In addition, the Association transmits on a periodic basis, to each pilot e-mail address it has on file, the "ALPA FastRead," a Communications Department publication containing information about the Association's activities, accomplishments, and concerns, as well as industry developments and issues affecting members and the piloting profession. Recipients may decline to receive these e-mail messages at any time. Please see our Opt-Out Policy described below. Just as highway departments use statistical data to determine how often and to what degree roads must be maintained and improved, the Association uses "site traffic" data as a basis for deciding how site pages can be improved and be made as useful as possible to as many pilot members as possible.
How may members access, update, or correct their information? At any time, members may add, change, or delete any information contained on their Preferences page. Members may use the My Account & Address Info link on their ALPA Members Portal to access the area where they may make online updates to their member account information. In addition, members may contact their Membership Department Membership Analyst to review, add, change, or delete any personal information contained in the Association's pilot database. With whom does the Air Line Pilots Association share its membership information? ALPA does not sell personal information about pilot members, nor does it release or disseminate personal information about members to advertisers, third parties, or any other entities, unless legally required to do so.
What safeguards are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of pilot information? All information containing personal data (log-in number and password, mailing preferences, etc.) provided to and from the Air Line Pilots Association is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven encryption standard that secures Internet transactions to and from Internet browsers.
Do I need to logoff from alpa.org? Yes. Furthermore, you should also close you browser when finished with the website—especially when accessing alpa.org from shared terminals like those found in crew rooms or libraries. These steps ensure all cookie and session variables are forced to expire from the computer and prevents users from accessing your personal alpa.org information.
Do you have to accept cookies? You may disable cookies by following the instructions for your browser, but if you block cookies from the ALPA website you will not be able to log in and use the Services provided on the site.