Information Collection and Use
NACCE, or third parties designated by NACCE, collects personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information from users in a variety of ways. NACCE is the sole owner of all the information collected on the Web site, and may use and share with third parties any and all of the information collected in any manner whatsoever that it deems appropriate for business purposes in its sole discretion.
Registration and Membership
To access areas designated as "member areas," users must be current members of NACCE. The information collected when members join NACCE is also used to control access to these areas of the Web site. NACCE members who wish to use the "member areas" of the Web site will be required initially to enter certain personal identification information (e.g., first name, last name, e-mail address, username and password) to gain access. NACCE requests information from its users on its membership form, including contact information (such as name and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date, etc.). This information is primarily used by NACCE and third parties designated by NACCE for billing purposes. For example, if there is a problem processing an order, this information may be used to contact the user.
Currently there are two types of cookies. The standard cookie is information about the user stored on the user's hard drive. The second type of cookie, called a session cookie, also stores information about a user. However, these cookies are not stored on the user's hard drive. These cookies are used only while the user is actively connected to a Web site. Once the user closes the Internet browser (or is inactive for more than 20 minutes), these session cookies are destroyed. NACCE uses both types of cookies on its Web site. In the future, NACCE may add additional cookies for business purposes.
NACCE uses permanent cookies for several business purposes. Primarily, when visitors arrive at our site, a unique cookie is automatically stored on the visitor's computer by their Internet browser that allows analysis software to differentiate between new and returning users.
Second, a permanent cookie is written when members opt to save their log-on information. This cookie saves time for members because they do not have to enter security information for each visit to the site. If members reject the cookie, they may still use the Web site but they will have to manually log in to access "member areas."
Finally, session cookies are used while a user is active on the Web site for a multitude of business purposes. For example, these cookies allow members to navigate freely through the Web site once they have logged in to the Web site. These cookies are also used while a member is joining, renewing or altering account information. This allows the Web site to track a user's activity before any data is committed to a database.
Each view of a page on the Web site is logged. Information such as the user's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, time of day and duration of activity on the Web site is recorded. This information may be used by NACCE or third parties designated by NACCE to analyze trends, administer the Web site, track users' movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.
If illegal activity is detected on the Web site, NACCE or third parties designated by NACCE may attempt to connect an IP address to personal information.
NACCE will share aggregated demographic information with third parties, including without limitation its partners and advertisers, as it deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
From time to time, we share personally identifiable information, as NACCE deems appropriate in its sole discretion, with third parties in a number of ways for a variety of business purposes, including name and other personally identifiable information.
The Web site contains links to other Internet sites. Please be aware that NACCE is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other Internet sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the Web site and to read the privacy statements of each Internet site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by NACCE's Web site.
From time to time, NACCE, or third parties designated by NACCE, requests information from users via surveys. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address) and demographic information (such as zip code). Survey information may be used by NACCE, or third parties designated by NACCE, for a variety of business purposes. For example, surveys will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with the Web site and other member services offered by NACCE.
When you submit information via the Web site, NACCE, or third parties designated by NACCE, takes certain precautions to protect your user information both online and offline. For example, currently, when registration forms on our Web site ask users to enter information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with encryption software: Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL"). While you are on a secure page, such as our registration form, the lock icon on the bottom of Internet browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or open, when you are just 'surfing'. These security features may be updated from time-to-time in NACCE's sole discretion.
Just as we currently use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also use certain efforts to protect user-information offline. Currently, member information is restricted primarily in our offices and our server is password protected.
If you have any questions about the current state of security with respect to information collected at the Web site or stored offline, you may send an email.
NACCE sends all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify password and username. Members and other visitors to our Web site may occasionally receive information of special interest from NACCE, or third parties designated by NACCE. NACCE, or third parties designated by NACCE, may also send notifications of renewals and other communications to members via e-mail.
Site and Service Updates
NACCE also sends user site and service announcement updates. Members cannot opt-out from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with users to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account via e-mail or phone.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information (such as zip code) changes or if a user no longer desires membership, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct or update personal data which that user has provided to us. This can usually be done from our member services page or by contacting our office.
Past members who no longer wish to receive our e-mails may opt-out of receiving communication from NACCE by sending a reply e-mail containing the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
Notification of Changes