Privacy Policy

This policy explains what types of information is collected by and how it is used. The following policies are only in effect for the web pages, e-newsletters, discussion forums and lists owned and operated by

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. We collect information during your visit to through our automatic data collection tools which include cookies, web beacons, embedded web links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools.’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how SELNHub’s visitors use its website. From time to time, SELNHub may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

From time to time, the may send a "cookie" to your computer.  A cookie is a piece of data stored by a user's browser that helps a website or service such as this online dialogue tool to recognize that user's unique computer, and thus "remember" you on return visits. You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser.

Web Beacons
A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF which can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date of a page viewed, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Some parts of may use web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about your website usage and your interaction with email. 

Links to Other Sites
This website has links to other websites. Once you follow a link to a different website, your actions are no longer subject to this Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information users choose to interact with us in ways that requires us to gather personally-identifying information. When becoming a user, we ask you to provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address) in order to be able to save your profile and the documents and comments associated with it. In order to enable these or any other login based features, we use cookies to store session information for your convenience. In order to take advantage of certain features of the website, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your picture, contact preferences, educational and employment background, and job interest data. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities. 

How do we use your information? collects information to better understand your needs and interests to help deliver a consistent and personalized experience on Information collected will also be used by the SELN project team members for additional communication, such as a meeting announcements and e-news updates.

How do I select privacy preferences?

You may opt out of receiving communications from but please note that when you opt out of receiving certain communications, it may affect the services you have chosen to receive from where accepting the communications is a condition of receiving the services.

How do we keep your personal information secure?
To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, utilizes appropriate physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

Children's Privacy
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and all updates will be posted on this page. We encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy.  Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

SELN is a joint program of the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services and the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

For more information about privacy on this platform, please reference Personify, Google Analytics, and SELN's parent organization ICI.

Should you have any question or concern, please send an email to Suzzanne Freeze at or write to us at the address below:

Institute of Community Inclusion
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125