On June 23, the SCA announced the upcoming availability of “digital membership cards,” an electronic representation of the SCA’s traditional paper membership cards, delivered in formats compatible with smartphone apps such as Apple Wallet and Google Wallet.
On June 26, SCA members received email messages sent on behalf of the SCA, containing instructions on how to download their personal digital membership card. The email was sent by Cuseum.com, a vendor providing this service on behalf of Neon CRM, the service that the SCA uses for its membership data.
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When the new Release Forms Handbook was published earlier this year, it included updated versions of the release forms themselves.
Although I had a chance to provide feedback on the contents of the handbook, the new forms unfortunately weren’t shared with me prior to publication, so I wasn’t able to proofread them or provide suggestions for their appearance.
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When the SCA launched its new online membership system (based on NeonCRM), they encouraged people to reach out to them with questions.
The SCA recently transitioned its online membership database from a service run by Members Only to one operated by Neon One.
The Members Only platform had been in use since 2012, but the software had become stagnant and the very small company that offered it appeared to be wrapping up operations. By contrast, the new Neon CRM platform seems much more technically capable and the company appears to be much larger and more dynamic.
As part of the SCA’s announcement, they encouraged people to contact their membership email address with any questions we might have, so I inquired about the interaction of the two privacy policies at sca.org and neonone.com.
One line in the policy caught my eye and prompted me to write Society leadership for more information; frustratingly, it required three emails over the course of six months to elicit a reply.
The SCA uses signed release forms to document that it has received consent from individuals to publish their personal information, feature their likeness, or use creative works they have created. Continue reading “Draft Release Forms Handbook”