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Privacy Policy

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About Us

This website is owned and operated by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (“ASLRRA”). This privacy policy applies to this website and any online services, including membership features (“Services”), that we operate and that link to this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).


The Privacy Policy addresses the information we collect from our website and Services and how that information is stored, processed and used. We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of our website visitors and of our members. This Privacy Policy discusses how we collect and use the Personal Information that you provide to us or that we collect online, as well as how we protect that Personal Information (“Privacy Practices”).

By “Personal Information,” we mean any information that relates to an identified or identifiable person. This includes your name, business email address, business mailing address, business telephone number, company name, company title/position, any correspondence you may send to us, and any other content you may post on our website, including a secondary address, email and/or phone number.

Should our Privacy Practices change in the future, we will post a revised Privacy Policy on our website. You can see the date of the latest modifications to the policy at the bottom of this webpage. By using our website and/or our Services, you are accepting the Privacy Practices described in the Privacy Policy.

What Personal Information We Collect

We do not collect Personal Information unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly and as described in this Privacy Policy. We will only collect Personal Information when you submit it.

During the initial user registration process, we request certain information to create your user account. This includes your name, password, business email address, business mailing address, business telephone number, company name, and company title/position.

We also collect information from your use of the Services and communications to us. This includes any content that you may post and any correspondence that you send to us.

We may also collect certain technical information automatically from your computer such as your Internet service provider, your Internet Protocol address, your browser type, your operating system, and the web pages viewed (“Technical Data”). For more information on information collected automatically, please see below under “Cookie Policy.”


How We Use the Personal Information We Collect and How We Share that Information

The Personal Information that you provide and that we collect is used and processed by us, our service providers, and our partners. We may collect and process Personal Information to help us to operate our website, verify your identify for account registration and login, for general business purposes, and for the purposes for which you provided the information.

General business purposes are ASLRRA’s mission of connecting our member railroads and marketing the Services. The purposes for which you provide Personal Information include, for example, identifying and communicating with other members of the Services.

We may also use the Personal Information to deliver to you information about ASLRRA, about site administration, and administration of the Services. Your Personal Information may also be used to contact you if and as necessary. You may opt out of receiving future marketing emails from ASLRRA by following the instructions provided about opting out below or by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email communication.

We do not sell Personal Information or other information you provide to us. We do not share your Personal Information outside of the following instances and only in accordance with applicable law and any required consents.

  1. Member profile and posted content: Other members who have access to the Services may view your member contact details and posted content.
  2. Service providers: We may share Personal Information with our service providers in furtherance of our operations or the operation of the site.
  3. Legal authorities and parties to legal actions: Should we need to comply with legal processes such as a subpoena or court order or to otherwise protect your or our legal rights.

Note that we may also disclose your Personal Information for other purposes for which you provided the information. Note further that we have no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online transactions. For example, if you make a purchase on our site using our third party payment provider, certain information is transmitted to the payment provider and is subject to the third party's own privacy policy.

Your Personal Information is collected through, stored, and processed by us or our service providers in the United States or other countries that may not be your home country and that might not be deemed to provide protections equivalent to your home country.

For how we use Technical Data, please see our Cookies Policy below.


Cookies Policy

The Technical Data that we collect automatically will only be used and processed by us or our service providers to improve and customize our website, as well as to determine the effectiveness of our email campaigns and programs. We also use Technical Data only to improve your online experience, and to conduct website analytics. We may also use Technical Data to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.

We and our service providers may collect this information using “cookies,” which are small text files that many websites save on your computer, or similar technologies such as web beacons. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to a website visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site.

If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. Please be aware that if you choose to block cookies, this may impact your user experience.

Cookies expire after they have fulfilled their purpose. Our websites use cookies that expire when you close your browser (i.e., session cookies) or that expire after a set period of time (i.e., persistent cookies). Cookies that are stored by third parties will have their expiration period determined by the third party, not us. For further information about cookies please see

We and our service providers may also collect information using “web beacons,” which are a small snippet of code embedded in webpages typically used to monitor activity on a webpage and transfer or collect information, such as information about your Internet Protocol address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the browser type that is accessing the site, and the ID number of cookies placed on your computer.


Links to Other Websites

Our website may be linked to other sites that we do not maintain. We have no responsibility for these websites and recommend that you view their privacy policies to understand their data practices.


How We Protect Your Personal Information

The safety of your Personal Information is important to us. We have industry standard security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the Personal Information under our control. While there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, we take all reasonable measures to insure the safety of your Personal Information and to mitigate against security risk.


Your Right to Opt Out from Receiving Marketing Communications

You may opt out from our using your Personal Information to send marketing communications to you. If you choose to hear from us, we may send you email communications about our Services. If you change your mind at a later date and no longer wish to receive communications from us, please either email us at or click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our email communications to you.


Correcting and Updating Personal Information

You may change or modify information previously provided. You can do so by emailing us at

Please note that we cannot ensure that corrections and updates will reach all databases. We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is corrected and updated in our records.


How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

Mailing address: 50 F Street, N.W. Suite 500, Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 628-4500 | Fax: (202) 567-2823



This Privacy Policy was last updated March 31, 2022.