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Collecting Information on SBL Members:
RBL is a publication service of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). By necessity, SBL collects contact information on its members, including—but not limited to—name, address, telephone numbers, fax number, and email address. This information is requested on the membership forms. SBL does not use any technique to collect information on its members beyond that which they freely provide us. We use such information to determine whether an individual's credentials meet the requirements to review books.

Sharing Information on Members with Advertisers:
Mailing Addresses: SBL rents its membership mailing list—for one-time use—to advertisers who wish to publicize a product, service, or event of interest to our members. We have systems in place so that advertisers do not use unauthorized lists and do not use lists more than once.

Other Information:
SBL does not make other information on its members (such as telephone numbers, fax numbers, or e-mail addresses) available to outside agencies. RBL does not provide the email addresses of its subscribers or users to any agency.

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