1. Notice to Minors
If you are under eighteen years of age, you may not purchase products or services from, and you should not provide information to, NACE without the involvement and consent of a parent or guardian.
2. Changes to this Statement
3. Information We May Collect and How We May Use or Distribute Your Information
a. General Website Usage Information
To monitor site usage and improve the quality of our website, NACE gathers general information about the use of our website. We use web server logs and industry-standard website statistics software to count the number of visitors to our website, the number of views of particular pages, and to track other general statistics. We do not track individual users on our website.
b. Information Collected to Process Payment Transactions
When users of our website or our internet services apply for or renew membership, order products, and register for courses, conferences or other events, they will be required to create a user profile where we will acquire personal information necessary to process the transaction. This may include your name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email address, and credit card number or other payment information. Payment information, such as credit card details, is only collected to process a transaction, using a secure transmission method, and it is stored in an encrypted format. Reasonable measures are taken while processing transactions to ensure that payment information is not vulnerable to theft or interception. NACE will not store or distribute your payment information in any manner that is not necessary to process a transaction. At times we may employ third parties to assist us in fulfilling orders and other transactions involving payment. Those third parties will have access to certain personal information to the extent necessary to perform those services for us. We limit the use of all such personal information by these third parties to the performance of such services. We take reasonable steps to obligate these third parties to handle information appropriately and confidentially. However, NACE cannot give absolute assurance that information intended to be maintained as private, whether transmitted via the internet or otherwise, cannot be accessed inappropriately or unlawfully by third parties.
c. Email Addresses
When contacting NACE at any of the email addresses used for member and non-member customer assistance, we may ask for certain personal information, such as your member ID number, name, email address, telephone number, or fax number. When collected for this purpose, the information is used to verify identity and to provide the assistance you are requesting. Users can update their personal information, change their passwords, and customize email delivery preferences.
d. User Information
NACE offers member users certain features and services through restricted access to members-only content on our website. All users can access and update their User Profile, which consists of personal information we have collected from each user as part of their membership application, membership renewal, registration for an event, or subscription to an internet service. Users can update their personal information, change their passwords, and customize email delivery preferences. User Profiles are maintained for every user in our database.
Limited personal information in User Profiles will be available to all NACE member users. Personal information may be used by NACE to distribute marketing materials to users by mail, fax or email. Users can elect to keep their profile information private from other users; and non-member users cannot view or access any User Profiles. Users can elect not to receive certain printed mailings, faxes or email notices from NACE. In particular, members may request that their personal information not be included in the NACE Membership Directory. However, electing not to receive any of these communications may mean that you will not receive important notices about your membership, events, or services that may be useful to you.
If you are a member and wish to elect to not be included in any of these communications, please contact us using the methods listed at the end of this document.
e. Information Collected to Secure Access to Members Only Content
NACE requires a login and password for each member who wishes to access the members-only content online. The login and password are used to verify members’ identities and prevent unauthorized access to members’ personal information. Only a small number of NACE employees have access to this information. This information is accessed only when necessary to provide members with online account-related information, provide technical support to members, or diagnose or repair problems with members-only content, and is not otherwise disclosed to anyone, other than the member or his or her designee, unless compelled by law.
NACE also allows users to elect to have the website remember their login information between visits so they do not have to log in each time. This is done by checking a box labeled “Remember me” on the login page. This feature requires the placement of a small text file called a cookie (see next section) on the member’s hard drive. The cookie tells the site that the member has logged in before. It does not actually contain the member’s password or other login information.
f. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Most Web browsers have a setting to turn off the automatic acceptance of cookies. If you do not want to accept cookies from our website, use the internet Options or Preferences menu items in your browser to turn cookies off or receive warnings when cookies are sent to your computer. However, you should be aware that significant portions of our website will not function properly if you do not accept cookies.
4. Links to Other Websites
The NACE website and many of our print and electronic publications contain many links to other websites. Content and links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the organizations, entities, views, or content contained therein. NACE is not responsible for the content or links posted by others on these social media sites.
These other websites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. NACE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. Please check the other sites to access their privacy policies and determine how they may collect or use information.
5. Contacting NACE About Privacy Issues
Please contact us:
By email at firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone at 281-228-6200
By fax at 281-228-6300
By mail at:
Attn: Website Privacy
15835 Park Ten Place
Houston, TX 77084
Washington, DC 20006-4010
6. Site Security Information
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and despite our efforts, NACE cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services.
Last Revised: February 16, 2017