Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

The Association for Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon) recognizes that visitors, members, and authors visiting the LabPhon website (the “Site”) may have concerns about privacy issues as they navigate the Internet. LabPhon is committed to the protection of personal information LabPhon receives from users of the Site. As a result, LabPhon will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the information you provide remains private and is used only for the purposes stated below.

Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Statement. You should also review LabPhon’s Terms of Use in order to understand how you can utilize the information provided in the Site.

Collected Information

There are two primary types of users of the Site: Unregistered Users and Registered Users. Unregistered Users are individuals who navigate the Site without acquiring a registration. Registered Users are members, authors, reviewers, publishers, and other individuals who have completed a registration form and obtained a user name and password. Information collected through the Site from Registered Users is used by LabPhon to ensure that it has up-to-date information about the Registered Users.

Registered Users must complete a registration form. The site’s registration form requires specific contact information: name, e-mail address, and other identifying information. Unique identifiers (such as IDs and passwords) are collected to verify the user’s identity and for use as account numbers in the LabPhon record system. Authors may be asked for manuscript information, which is also stored by LabPhon.

Like many other websites, LabPhon may collect information about visitors and the manner in which visitors utilize and navigate the Site. This information helps website owners design their websites to better suit a visitor’s needs. For example, the Site may track the URL that you visited before you came to the Site, the URL of the website you visit after leaving the Site, and your IP address. LabPhon may use the IP address to help diagnose problems with LabPhon’s server, and to administer the Site. The information collected in this manner is not associated with a particular individual and no personal information is collected from Unregistered Users, unless an Unregistered User voluntarily provides such information to LabPhon.

Sharing of Information

Registered User information is shared with the publishers of LabPhon’s publications for the purpose of facilitating mailing of hard copies of the journal to each member. The publisher also receives information about authors and reviewers in order to facilitate communication with the publisher during the publication process. LabPhon cannot guarantee protection of the data provided to the publisher. The information is not shared with any third-parties for direct marketing or any other purposes not disclosed in this Privacy Statement.

LabPhon may be asked to divulge personal information to law enforcement and other government agencies. LabPhon will comply with such requests when required to do so or when LabPhon has a good faith belief that the requested disclosure is necessary to comply with legal obligations. LabPhon will ask all government and law enforcement officials for acceptable reasons that LabPhon believes, in its sole discretion, support the request for disclosure of the information.

LabPhon is the sole owner of any and all information collected through the use of the Site. In the event that LabPhon, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired by a third-party, the information collected through the Site will be one of the transferred assets.

Links to Other Sites

LabPhon may contain links to third-party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by LabPhon of the content on such third-party websites. LabPhon is not responsible for the privacy practices of linked third-party websites and does not make any representations regarding the privacy practices of such third-party websites. If you follow links to third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.

E-mail messages

LabPhon communicates with its users by e-mail for specific web-related functions, such as password reminders. Because these messages are critical to use of the Site, users will not be able to opt-out of receiving such messages.

Upon registration with LabPhon, you will receive occasional e-mails from us about new features and similar messages that we feel may be of interest. The following options are available to opt-out of receiving these messages:

  1. Edit User's registration profile
  1. Send e-mail to
  1. Send mail or phone, using the contact details of the Secretary of LabPhon at


LabPhon does not utilize cookies.


The account containing your information is password protected. You should never share your account information and passwords with anyone. Your information is maintained in a secured database to which only authorized personnel have access. Although we take reasonable precautions to protect the information you provide, you should keep in mind that the Site is run on software, hardware, and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches in security. In the event of a breach, we will take all the necessary steps required by law to inform you of the compromise of any sensitive information.

Children's Guidelines

The Site is intended for a professional audience consisting of experts in the field of phonetics, phonology, sign languages, and individuals interested in these fields of study. The Site is not directed to children under the age of 13. LabPhon does not knowingly collect information from children under 13.


LabPhon encourages visitors to submit feedback. As with all information collected through the site, any feedback that is submitted becomes the property of LabPhon, and LabPhon may use this feedback for marketing purposes or to contact visitors for more information.

Additional Information about Internet Privacy

LabPhon recommends visiting the Federal Trade Commission website for more information about general privacy issues.

Privacy Statement Updates

LabPhon may change this Privacy Statement at any time at LabPhon’s sole discretion. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted here so that visitors will always know what information LabPhon gathers, how LabPhon might use that information, and whether LabPhon will disclose it to anyone. LabPhon encourages you to review this Privacy Statement from time to time because LabPhon will only post changes to this Privacy Statement on this webpage. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, contact the Secretary of LabPhon, via email to, or via the physical address notified on the Site under



LabPhon Privacy Statement Version 1.0 June 14, 2010.