Privacy Policy

Phi Lambda Theta is committed to respecting the privacy of its members and stakeholders. Our privacy policy governs the collection and use of personal information, whether gathered by our staff, from program participants, from website visitors or through correspondence, and it reflects our approach to gathering and disseminating data. Our policy is to only use data collected for purposes that are integral to furthering the mission of Pi Lambda Theta and education.

Who We Are
Pi Lambda Theta, a division of PDK International, is one of the nation’s most prestigious education honor societies. Established in 1910, Pi Lambda Theta serves to recognize outstanding students who intend to pursue careers in education. With more than 185,000 individuals who have been inducted across the nation, membership signifies a commitment to academic excellence and the teaching profession..

Information Collection and Use
Personal information is collected via a number of websites that are either operated by Pi Lambda Theta or by authorized vendors. Examples of these websites include, but are not limited to the

Personal information collected is utilized for the purpose of transacting business such as merchandise sales, membership services, and conduct of programs offered by Pi Lambda Theta. Personal information is not shared with third-party entities unaffiliated with PLT without an individual’s express consent.

Mailing Lists and Electronic Newsletters
Recipients of emails and alerts have the option to unsubscribe from any mailing list. This may be done by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of a Pi Lambda Theta email. Those who choose to unsubscribe will not receive further mailings from PLT.

Coordination with the Educational Community
Strong, supportive relationships between Pi Lambda Theta, Pi Lambda Theta affiliates, and others in the education community are critical to our success. Given the importance of these relationships, Pi Lambda Theta seeks to remain fully aligned with our stakeholders' privacy concerns. Pi Lambda Theta will only utilize data provided by members and stakeholders to further the educational mission of Pi Lambda Theta and education.

Privacy of Children
Pi Lambda Theta provides additional privacy protections when children visit the website. We do not knowingly collect, maintain or store personal information from or about children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to create profiles.

If you are under the age of 18, please read this privacy policy with a parent or legal guardian. If you are under the age of 13, you are not eligible to be a member.

Information self-reported from children consists of membership roster data including name, email addresses, phone numbers, gender, ethnicity, race, residence type, high school graduation year, grade level and other relevant demographic information. This information, which may be shared with state affiliates and local chapters, is used to support students’ engagement in official Pi Lambda Theta activities and to notify students and their parents and/or guardians of opportunities supportive of the educational mission and objectives of Pi Lambda Theta. We do not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the foregoing activities. We do not disclose information collected from children to unaffiliated third parties.

Parents and legal guardians may review personal information we have collected about their child, request deletion or refuse to allow further collection or use of the information. To do so, please contact Compliance Officer, Pi Lambda Theta, P.O. Box 13090, Arlington, VA 22219,, 812-339-1156.

Information Security
In order to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of information collected, Pi Lambda Theta ensures that appropriate security measures are in place at all physical facilities where data is stored.

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service ( or Privacy Statement (

Links to Other Websites
Pi Lambda Theta websites occasionally provide links to other websites that may be of interest to the students and stakeholders we serve. Although we work hard to ensure we provide links to appropriate sites and we take full responsibility for the content of our site and our own privacy policy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of sites to which we link. No notice will be issued when a visitor has accessed a link to a website outside the realm of the Pi Lambda Theta websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of all third-party sites that are linked from any Pi Lambda Theta website before submitting your personal information. The use of any personal data you choose to disclose to third-party websites will not be covered by this privacy policy.

All information presented on Pi Lambda Theta websites is presented in good faith and is believed to be correct. However, Pi Lambda Theta makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of this information.

Contacting Pi Lambda Theta
Questions regarding this privacy policy can be directed to Pi Lambda Theta by regular mail, email or phone. Additionally, stakeholders may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by contacting us. Upon request, we offer stakeholders the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information, unique identifiers and communications that they direct to our site.

Stakeholders can have their information corrected by contacting us through the following:
· Mail: P.O. Box 13090, Arlington, VA 22219
· E-mail:
· Telephone: 800-766-1156

Policy Updates
From time to time, customer information may be used for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this privacy policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future, those changes will be posted on all affected websites to notify users of the changes and provide an opportunity to opt out of the new uses. Those concerned about how their information is used should check the websites periodically.