This is the Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) Internet Privacy Policy. You can write to us at 407 S. 6th Street, P.O. Box 458, Columbia, MO 65205. We can be reached by e-mail at (member-related) or (business-related)  or you can call us at 800.392.0532.

MSTA values your privacy and we want to give you the opportunity to know what information we collect and how you can limit the use of personally-identifiable information beyond the purposes for which it is first provided.  At all times, however, MSTA reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order), to protect MSTA’s rights or property, including without limitation during emergencies when safety is at risk.

Whenever we change our policy, we will give reasonable notice by posting a notice on our homepage. Since these policy change notices last only for a limited time, however, you should check this Privacy Policy regularly to see if there have been any changes.

Data We Collect and How We Use It

Personally Identifiable Information

We collect your email address if you communicate with us by email, as well as other information that you might supply voluntarily, such as survey information.

If you purchase a product or service at our site, we will also ask for your credit card number or other account numbers you wish to be charged. We do not give out your credit card or other account information to third parties unless you authorize us to do so or if it is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities, including, but not limited to, delivering a product or service you order.

We may use this information to respond to an email or other inquiry or request, to help improve our website and our services, to customize your experience at our website, or to send updates or notices about our organization and the products we offer that we think may be of interest to you. We may also combine this information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify visitors’ preferences or interests. We may provide information that identifies you to companies that assist us in these activities, such as helping us fulfill your request for a product, service or information.

Children’s Privacy

MSTA’s website is intended for adults. MSTA does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If MSTA obtains knowledge that it has personally identifiable information about a child under 13 in retrievable form in its files, MSTA will delete that information from our existing files.


We consider the contact information that you give us to be some of the most important information that we have and take active steps to keep it confidential.

We use state-of-the-art technology to keep any information you provide as secure as possible. We also have in place privacy protection control contractual obligations with our vendors designed to ensure that personal data is protected from unauthorized access or disclosure. All MSTA employees must abide by MSTA’s Privacy Policy. Only authorized employees are permitted to have access to personally-identifiable data about website visitors, and that access is limited to what is reasonably needed to perform an employee’s responsibilities, such as providing updates or notices or customer service. Employees who violate our privacy policies are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Cookies & Computer-Related Information

We sometimes use cookies to track your visit to and through the site. A cookie, which is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by our web server and that only has meaning to us, functions as your identification card, recording your passwords and previous access. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. We use it mainly to keep track of items in your shopping cart. This information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided us with personal information. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

Our web server automatically collects information from your computer and navigation patterns when you visit our site, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the computer’s operating system, the type of browser you use, and the specific web pages visited during your connection. We may also track data such as the total number of visits to our website and the number of visitors to each page of our website. We may use this information, in aggregate form, for system maintenance and to better understand how our visitors use our site and services so that we can make them better. ABC may also share statistical or demographic information in aggregate form with third parties for marketing or research purposes. This aggregate data will not contain any information that personally identifies you.

How You Can Control and Update Data About You

We want to be sure that we keep only the most accurate and up-to-date information about you in our records. Therefore, whenever you believe that our contact information needs to be updated, you can e-mail us at or log-in to the members-only section to correct or update your contact information.

You may choose at any time to remove your name, telephone and fax numbers, and postal and e-mal addresses from the lists we use to send notices or updates and elect not to receive correspondence from us by e-mailing at

Other internet sites you visit—including those linked from the MSTA website—may have their own privacy policies or not policy at all. Other websites might use personal information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site before providing any personal information.

Policy is subject to change without notice.