Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which NACBI collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the http://www.nacbi.org/ and http://www.nacbieducation.org website(s) (“site(s)”). This privacy policy applies to the site(s) and all products and services offered by NACBI.

Personal Identification Information

NACBI may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to:

 

  • When Users visit our site(s);
  • When Users register on our site(s);
  • When Users place an order or join our association;
  • When Users subscribe to our PCA Reporter newsletter;
  • When Users fill out a form; and
  • In connection with other activities, services, features or resources we avail to our users.

 

Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and/or credit card information. Users may, however, visit our site(s) anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain site related activities.

Non-personal Identification Information

NACBI may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our site(s). Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about users means of connection to our site(s), such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. NACBI may collect your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our site(s). (An IP address is the unique number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you log onto the internet.) We also use IP addresses to monitor visitor traffic patterns and site usage to help us further develop and improve the content and design of our site(s). We do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable about you.

Web Browser Cookies

NACBI site(s) use “cookies” to enhance user experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and to enable certain site features. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of NACBI site(s) may not function properly. We use cookies to save NACBI Membership ID numbers so members don’t have to re-enter information each time they log into the Members Only or Education portal areas of our site(s) and to keep our database free of duplicate records. We do not store credit card information with the Membership ID within the cookie that information will have to be entered upon each transaction.

Use of Collected Information

NACBI may collect and use users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service
    Information you provide helps NACBI respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience
    NACBI may use information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site(s).
  • For site improvements
    NACBI may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To process payments
    NACBI may use the information users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site(s) feature.
    To send users information they agreed to receive about topics NACBI deems of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails
    NACBI may use the email address to send user information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If user decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Information Protection

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our site(s).

Although we use reasonable efforts to maintain the privacy of your personally identifiable data and information, due to technological limitations, and the risk of unlawful interceptions and accessing of transmissions and/or data, we cannot completely assure you, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable data and information, and any other electronically communicated information, will be absolutely confidential.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the site(s) and its users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures. For all e-commerce transactions, we use industry-standard commercial encryption technology to protect the data and information that you transmit to us via our sites. Although this technology is not flawless, we believe that it provides reasonable protection for you data and information. We will endeavor to update our protective devices as encryption technology develops further. Our site(s) are also currently protected through SITELOCK® www.sitelock.com.

Personal Information Sharing

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners and trusted affiliates for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the site(s) or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Required Disclosure of Data & Information

In addition to the above outlined Personal Information Sharing guidelines, and regardless of anything in this Privacy Policy to the contrary, we may disclose personally identifiable information, with or without prior notice to you, when we believe that the law requires it, in response to subpoenas or at the demand of governmental agencies, to protect our systems or business, to protect other visitors to our site(s), or to respond to an emergency. If you partake, or we reasonably suspect you of partaking in any illegal activity we may also disclose your personally identifiable information, even without a subpoena, warrant, or court order. We may also make disclosures of your personally identifiable information with your affirmative consent.

Links to Third-Party Web Sites

Users may find content on our site(s) that links to the site(s) and services of our partners, suppliers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these site(s) and are not responsible for the practices employed by website(s) linked to or from our site(s). In addition, these site(s) or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These site(s) and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website(s), including website(s) which have a link to our site(s), are subject to that website(s)’s own terms and policies. NACBI encourages our users to be aware of the varied privacy policies of third-party websites that they visit.

Underage Users

NACBI site(s) are not directed at or intended for children under the age of 13. If you are younger than 13, please do not provide any personally identifiable information in connection with your use of our site(s).

Changes to this privacy policy

Due to changing technological and marketing advancements and demands, NACBI must reserve the right and at our discretion update this privacy policy at any time. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using our Site(s), you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site(s). Your continued use of our Site(s) following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of our site(s), or your dealings with our site(s), please contact us

October 20, 2015