OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
NEBAF recognizes that the growth of online services, including Internet services, has created many privacy concerns, particularly for consumers. These concerns focus on protecting “personally identifiable” information that an individual or customer reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, individually identifiable information is information
that can be associated with a specific individual or entity, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and/or information about online activities directly linked to them.
We value the trust you place in us. Accordingly, we adhere to the highest ethical standards in gathering, using, and safeguarding customer information that is entrusted to us. And to better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
THE WAY WE USE INFORMATION
We use the information you provide about yourself for two purposes: 1) to be able to contact you if needed, and 2) to create and maintain an aggregated demographic profile of forum members. The information you provide when participating in online or other surveys or other NEBAF-related research activities (such as in-person or phone-based interviews) is kept confidential and is only reported on an aggregate basis. We do not share this information with outside parties.
We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important changes to the Web site, new services, and special offers we think you’ll find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information, please notify us. Make sure to notify us for each account or e-mail address you have left with us.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to those described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
Our site may use cookie and tracking technologies, depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technologies are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the site, and understanding how visitors use the site. Cookies can also help customize the site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.
DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Only authorized employees, agents, and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information.
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, or if you believe we have not adhered to these principles, please let us know. We’ll fix the problem promptly. You have our promise.