Society of Quality Assurance Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

The Society of Quality Assurance (SQA) is committed to protecting the privacy of all members and guests who visit the SQA website. This policy was developed in the interest of protecting that privacy. This policy applies only to SQA’s website,  It does not apply to the websites of any member, liaison organization or regional chapter. It does not apply to any websites operated by organizations or groups who associate themselves with SQA, nor does it apply to any websites featuring links to the SQA website. Our privacy policy does not apply to the practices of organizations or persons not owned, controlled, managed or employed by SQA. This policy will be periodically reexamined as technology, business and legal requirements change. You should review it from time to time to be sure you understand the details. Using the SQA website indicates your agreement to the Privacy Policy that is posted at the time of use.

Collection of Information

When you browse SQA’s website as a guest, you are anonymous. SQA does not collect personal information about any person that is not provided voluntarily. We track anonymous information, such as which pages were visited and for how long, on our server. We use this information solely to learn more about trends on the website, such as which web pages users visit most and how quickly information is found.

If you apply for membership, register for training or a conference, register to take Professional Registration exam, or request any other product or service, SQA collects information from you such as your name, title, company, address, phone, fax and e-mail address. This information is collected only if you give it voluntarily.  Information provided to SQA will be used internally in order to process your specific request and will not be sold or shared with outside parties. Your information may be used to send you SQA publications, information relating to upcoming SQA activities or important membership announcements. In addition, SQA makes members’ contact information available to other members through the Members-only website. This information can only be accessed with a legitimate SQA username and password; for this reason, we strongly urge you limit unauthorized access to your SQA username and password. The contact information is also printed in hard copy once each year and distributed to paying SQA members. You may edit your contact information at any time through the Members-only website or by calling or e-mailing SQA headquarters at +1 434.297.4772 or

Disclosure of Information

SQA may occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as bulk mailing or publication printing.  We provide those companies only with the information they need to complete to service they have been contracted to perform, and they are prohibited from using the information provided for any other purpose.

SQA may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law or if such disclosure is necessary to: comply with a legal order; defend SQA or its employees, affiliates or partners; or protect the personal safety of SQA employees, affiliates, partners, members or site users.

Credit Card Information

You may choose to provide SQA with credit card information to pay for membership dues, training or conference registration fees, exam fees or any other product or service. We will never voluntarily disclose your credit card information to any third party organization or person who is not employed by SQA to process your payment.


Cookies are commonly used by websites in order to make accessing that website faster and more efficient. Many organizations use cookies to track your shopping cart, for example, so that you can purchase several items or services at one time instead of having to purchase each item at the time you select it.  SQA uses cookies to monitor statistics regarding your visit to the website (such as how long you visited, what web pages you visited on our site, etc.  ) and to hold items in your shopping cart for you. We use “session-only” cookies, which are deleted from your computer’s memory when you close your browser window. You can set your internet browser to not accept cookies, or to ask you before accepting certain types of cookies, but this may keep you from having access to all of the benefits of the SQA website. Using cookies in this manner is standard across the majority of all websites.


SQA has taken measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of information on this website. We have the technology in place to provide a secure server for transmission of data to and from our website. All information (including your address and credit card information) is encrypted when sent through our secure server so that no other party can access it.