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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
NACS does not direct the Web Site to, nor does it knowingly collect any personal information from, children under 13.
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.
If you would like to access or change any contact information you have provided to us, please contact us here.