The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) (“AAJA,” “we,” “us,” “our”) values the trust you place in us when you use our website(s) and our affiliated websites, or online tools and services (collectively, our “Websites”).


Certain AAJA-affiliated websites, such as the Career Center, chapter sites, or affinity group sites, may follow different or additional privacy policies and terms and conditions.


By using our website,, you agree the the following:


Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.


Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website’s privacy policy. The information we collect helps us provide all our services to you, in advancing our mission of diversity and inclusion in journalism. 


What information do we collect?

The information we collect is used only to help us better serve our members and to advance AAJA’s mission. Any information we collect is with consent and known to our members and visitors. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users via changes in this policy.


For General Users. AAJA does not collect any personal information from users browsing its websites. Only aggregate data — such as the number of hits per page — is collected. Aggregate data is only used for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.


From our Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Stakeholders. To gain access to members-only resources and features, members and other users are asked to voluntarily log-in and provide some information. AAJA asks users to provide their name, email address, phone number, and mailing address. Other personal, demographic, and professional information is requested to better serve and identify opportunities for our members and direct them to both location and interest-specific programs. 


Similar information may be collected through membership and scholarship and employment applications, conference, workshop, or event registrations, donations, online orders, and surveys. 


E-mail Services

By signing up for an AAJA newsletter, email campaign, email list or any other form of email communication from AAJA to its lists, you agree to have certain information saved by our email provider and contact databases.  We will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. Other information collected through tracking features include: email address of a user, name of the list from which the message was sent, and bounce and click-through rates. AAJA only uses this information to enhance communications and distribution, so we may best identify the needs of our constituents. 


How do we use your information?

In aggregate, AAJA uses user information to better understand the demographics, interests, and career development needs of our audience. We use data to better inform our work and programs, and to identify opportunities for users, and further diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in journalism. Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:


  • To personalize your experience.
  • To improve our website. 
  • To improve services to our members and supporters. 
  • To process transactions. 
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To send periodic emails. (The email address you provide may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to a donation, or event-related information, in addition to receiving occasional news, e-newsletter updates, related service information, etc).


How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you submit or access your personal information. We use SalsaLabs, WordPress, Submittable, Google Forms, JournalismNext, Paypal, WooCommerce, and Printful to collect information and Salesforce to store the information you provide to us.  AAJA upholds the vendor’s individual privacy policies.  AAJA reserves the right to add additional service providers at any time.


AAJA does not disclose, or sell credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and supporters choose to pay using their credit cards, AAJA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse with the use of a secure server, under standards of reasonable business practice. Those with access rights are required to keep the information confidential through a selected payment gateway. Only the payment processor, if chosen for recurring donations or purchases, will store your credit card information.


Do we use cookies?

Yes. We use cookies to help your computer remember web pages and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Cookies are managed by the web browser on your computer.


Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information without your permission. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, and these parties agree to keep this information confidential in accordance to standard business privacy laws. 


We may also release your information to comply with law enforcement or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


We may also share your contact information with third-party organizations if a third-party organization directs you to one of our web forms (such as a subscription form or an event form) that you use to submit information. 


Third-party links and vendors

At our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, contact us at