Privacy Statement

How do we protect the confidentiality and security of your information?

Pi Lambda Theta maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to ensure that your personal information is treated responsibly and in accordance with our privacy policy. We restrict access to your personal information within our organization to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you.

What personal information do we collect from you?

We collect the following personal information about you:

  • Information you submit to us on applications and other forms.
  • Information from universities, award sponsors, and other nominators.
  • Information about your transactions with us.
  • Information about the products or services that you request or buy.
  • Information about how you use the PLT website. Please note that PLT does not collect any personal information from users browsing its web site. Only aggregate data—such as the number of hits per page—are collected. Aggregate data are used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.
  • Information from your credit card when you buy something from PLT. Your credit card information is encrypted for security.

How does PLT use the data collected?

Most data PLT collects are used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. PLT uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

PLT Member Services and Products. Generally, Pi Lambda Theta and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs, and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties. PLT also makes member contact information available to members through the membership directory on the PLT website. In addition, PLT may occasionally provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies, and home and business addresses, but do not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers, or e-mail addresses.

We may also employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, providing marketing assistance (including direct and targeted marketing), processing credit card payments, and providing customer service.

Credit Card Account Information. Pi Lambda Theta does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, PLT submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

Email Announcements

We may send you e-mail announcements about our products and services. We do not share e-mail addresses with other companies for them to market their own products and services directly to you.


We value our members and customers and want you to understand how we use the information we collect. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us at or call 800-766-1156, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.