Privacy Policy

TESOL collects member e-mail addresses for the purpose of communicating with members for administrative purposes, for distributing designated e-publications, and to alert members to benefits and services their membership provides them. If you choose to provide an e-mail address, you may expect 5-10 messages per year directly related to your TESOL membership (such as confirmation of renewal or change in dues), related to critical association issues (such as elections), transmitting e-publications (interest section newsletters), or new member benefits (TESOL Journal). Members who wish not to receive such messages may request removal their e-mail addresses from their member records entirely. Members may opt out of non-critical promotional e-mails when they join or renew their membership in TESOL. Members may also change their privacy preferences at any time by writing, e-mailing, or telephoning TESOL, attention member services. Member e-mail addresses are provided to current TESOL community leaders and may be rented to outside non-TESOL educational organizations.

Members may opt to subscribe to announcement e-newsletters (TESOL Connections, Placement E-Bulletin) and may add or remove these optional subscriptions at any time by or by updating their member profile online.

Member mailing and e-mail addresses may be provided to outside educational institutions if the member does not opt out of said mailings. Members may opt out of these mailings at any time by requesting their name be excluded from provision to external institutions (either by e-mailing requests to or using the online Profile tool to update their privacy preferences).

TESOL offers a private (members-only) membership directory, which debuted October 2004. Members are encouraged to use the online My Profile tool to manage which information does or does not appear in their directory listing (see for help). Members may opt completely out of the directory at any time via the My Profile tool or via e-mailing requests

The above policies do not address privacy issues related to members who opt to join electronic discussion e-lists, participate in the online Career Center job or resume bank, provide an e-mail address for the convention program book, or participate in public Web-based bulletin board discussions. If you participate in these optional services, your e-mail address may be visible to other participants.