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NACS has prepared this Privacy Policy to describe the types of personal and non-personal information collected through its Web site and affiliated websites ("Web Site"), the use of such information, and to whom and under what circumstances the such information is disclosed. By using these Web Sites, you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy and to the Web Site's Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or the Web Site's Terms of Use, please do not use the Web Site.

Collection of Information
Personal Information
In general, NACS only collects personal information from you when you voluntarily provide it to us by (1) registering on the Web Site; (2) participating in one of the discussion forums; (3) subscribing to one of the services, such as news, media, and magazine services; (4) ordering products from the Online Store; (5) making product or service inquiries; and (6) contacting NACS (including the webmaster, customer service representatives, or other employees) by email. In connection with these activities, NACS may collect personal information from you, including, but not limited to, your name, physical address, e-mail address, username, password, a picture of you, certain preference information (such as favorite URLs), whether or not you are a NACS member, purchase information from the Online Store, telephone number, fax number, company name, title, tax jurisdiction, credit card number, and credit card expiration date.

Non-personal information
As part of the standard operation of the Web Site, NACS may collect certain non-personal information from you including, but not limited to, your browser type (e.g., Chrome or Internet Explorer), operating system (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet service provider, IP address, and the domain name from which you accessed the Web Site (e.g., yahoo.com).

In addition, NACS (independently or through a third-party service like Google Analytics​) may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visit the Web Site, the areas or pages of the Web Site that you visit, the amount of time spent viewing the Web Site, the number of times you return to the Web Site, and other click-stream data. NACS may use cookies, user ID functionality, or other methods to collect this information, which may be combined with your personal information. A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on the hard drive of your computer when you access the Web Site and which enables us to recognize your computer when you return to the Web Site. Cookies also allow us to remember your username and password so that you do not have to re-enter this information each time you login to the Web Site. User ID allows us to associate a persistent ID for a single user with that user's engagement data from one or more sessions initiated from one or more devices. Analytics interprets each unique user ID as a separate user, which provides a more accurate user count in our reports. When we send Analytics an ID and related data from multiple sessions, our reports tell a more unified, holistic story about a user’s relationship with our business.

You are always free to decline cookies, but in doing so you may not be able to use certain features on the Web Site. The "help" segment of the toolbar on most browsers explains how to configure a browser to not accept new cookies, how to have the browser inform a user when they receive a new cookie, and how to erase cookies from their hard drives. You may opt out of Google Analytics tracking here.

Use of Information
NACS may use the information collected from you for any of the following purposes: (1) to facilitate your use of the Web Site and better understand your needs; (2) to process and fulfill your orders for certain products and services; (3) to respond to your inquiries or requests for information about the products and services; (4) to send you information, promotional materials, and offers from the Association as well as from its subsidiaries and affiliates; (5) to contact visitors to the Web Site when necessary; (6) to help address problems with the Web Site; (7) to administer the Web Site; (8) to conduct internal reviews of the Web Site (e.g., to determine the number of visitors to specific pages within the site); (9) to help us better understand visitors' use of the Web Site; and (10) to protect the security or integrity of the Web Site. 

Non-personal information will be used for these purposes as well to monitor the Web Site and provide a greater online experience for the visitors. 

Disclosure of Information
NACS may transfer or otherwise disclose information collected from you to the following entities for the following purposes: (1) to NACS's employees, independent contractors, subsidiaries, affiliates, consultants, business associates and service providers, if the disclosure will enable that entity to perform a business, professional, or technical support function on behalf of NACS; (2) to employees, independent contractors and service providers of NACS to fulfill a product or service request; (3) as necessary if NACS determines that there has been a violation of the NACS Terms of Use; and (4) to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law.

Security
While any information that you transfer to NACS is done at your own risk, NACS uses security measures consistent with current best practices to protect its websites and databases. These measures are intended to safeguard data from misuse and unauthorized access.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data or email addresses), it is encrypted and transmitted to us using the latest secure socket layer (SSL/TLS) encryption methods. You can verify this differently in different browsers: by looking for a closed lock icon, a green location bar, or even just "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

Furthermore, NACS regularly uses different 3rd party tools to verify we are conforming to the latest security methods, protocols, and best practices to maintain safe transmissions. 

Children
NACS does not direct the Web Site to, nor does it knowingly collect any personal information from, children under 13. 

Third Party Web Sites
The NACS Web Site may contain links to other third party Web sites which may have privacy policies that differ from this one.  NACS is not responsible for the activities and practices that take place on these Web sites.  Accordingly, NACS recommends that you review the privacy policy posted on any Web site that you may access through these Web sites.

Unforeseen Circumstances
In the event that NACS or any of its assets are acquired by a third party, personal information acquired through the Web site may be one of the assets transferred. 

Changes to this Privacy Policy
NACS reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time.  NACS recommends that you revisit this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of the current privacy practices.  Your continued use of services following any changes signifies your acceptance of these changes. 

Access to Information
If you would like to access or change any contact information you have provided to us, please contact us here

Contact NACS
If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us here.​​