The Harry Potter Alliance (The HPA) is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created to ensure transparency, and to demonstrate that the privacy of our members and website users is high priority. This policy details the types of information collected by The Harry Potter Alliance’s website,, and how this information is used. Please take a few minutes to read this policy carefully.

What information do we collect?

The Harry Potter Alliance may collect information in various areas on the Site, including but not limited to:


Members and website users may choose to receive e-communications updates from The Harry Potter Alliance, including general and campaign-specific newsletters. In doing so, you voluntarily provide us with contact information, such as name and e-mail address. We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always choose to opt-out of communications if you do not wish to receive our messages; this can be done either now or in the future via the appropriate unsubscription link.

Transaction Information

If you choose to make a voluntary donation to The Harry Potter Alliance, or purchase a subscription to our quarterly newsletter (The WAND), we will ask you to complete an order form that will request certain details, including financial information such as a credit card and expiration date and general contact, billing and shipping information. We will use this information to complete the transaction that you have requested. Such information is collected and stored through encrypted means for your protection.

IP Address

The Harry Potter Alliance may collect your IP Address for system diagnostics and administration. Your IP address can also be used in statistical metrics, such as determining how members arrived at various Site pages or which pages are most popular.


Our website uses “cookies” to ensure that you have the best user experience possible. Cookies are small data files that are transferred to your computer and used to identify your browser whenever you visit the Site. Accepting cookies allows you to personalize your experience on the Site, and let us remember who you are and your preferences based on previous visits to our domain. If you do not want your information collected through cookies, you may opt out in your browser settings, however some portions of your user experience may be affected by rejecting cookies.

With whom can you share this information?

The Harry Potter Alliance does not provide, sell, or rent member or website user contact information to anyone outside the organization. 

External Links

Our website,, contains links to external websites that do not fall under the domain of the organization. The Harry Potter Alliance is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites. Please note that your use of any linked website is at your discretion and risk. 


We may amend this policy from time to time; please review it periodically. Any and all changes will be posted on this page so that The Harry Potter Alliance can keep its members and website users informed of its information collection practices. Your continued use of the Site shall be deemed agreement with the revision of terms.


If you have any questions about this policy, please contact The Harry Potter Alliance by email at

You can also send a snail mail letter to:
The Harry Potter Alliance
P.O. Box 10021
Cranston, RI 02910


Last revised on 11/16/2015.