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NAIS Privacy Statement

At the National Association of Independent School (NAIS), we respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We recognize that our primary responsibility is to meet your interests and needs as a member, affiliate, or friend of NAIS. We also want you to understand how we use your membership information and the choices you can make about the way your information may be collected and used.
 

The Information We Collect--Registration

In order to use certain features of our website, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration, a user is required to give contact information, such as name, e-mail address, school or organization, and job title. This information is used to contact the user about the resources and services on our site in which they may have expressed interest. It is optional for you to provide additional information, such as demographic information, and additional personally identifiable information so that we can provide a more personalized experience.
 

The Information We Collect and Use--Orders

Whenever you place an order via this site or register for professional development, information will be requested on an order form. The information requested includes name and shipping address and financial information such as a credit card number and expiration date. This information is used to obtain payment from the appropriate clearinghouse and to fill customers' orders. NAIS does not process payments directly; we use a third party vendor who focuses their energies on making such transactions safe and efficient for both you, the user, and organizations like NAIS. NAIS does not collect or hold your credit card or other specific payment information. 
 

The Information We Collect and Use—First-Party Cookies and Server Information

Cookies are small bits of data that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer through your browser that enables the site or service provider to recognize your browser and remember certain information about you. We may use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as pixel tags, ad tags and web beacons) to collect information to help us understand your interactions with the NAIS website, such as pages you have visited, content you have viewed, search queries you have run and information that you have seen.
 
NAIS does use Google Analytics (including Universal Analytics and Demographics and Interest Reporting) on its website. Google Analytics tracks users on the web and can provide general, anonymized information about individual users in various categories. This information does not provide NAIS with personal information, but it does give us a better sense of who is visiting our website in terms of general demographics. Third parties that support NAIS by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate usage statistics, (e.g., Google Analytics tracking and Google AdWords) may also use these technologies to collect similar information. Google Analytics does not collect personally identifiable information to share with NAIS or others, and NAIS will not share your personally identifiable information with Google Analytics or its partners unless we have received specific consent from you. If you are still worried, you can opt out of Google Analytics. To opt out of third-party vendor cookies, see the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer opt-out page.  
 

Third Parties and Links to Other Sites

NAIS takes care to ensure its users' privacy, but not every company has comparable policies. Other than NAIS's own sites, no site on the Web is under NAIS's exclusive control, not even those sites to which we may provide links. Therefore NAIS cannot assume any responsibility for any other site's content or practices. Providers of Internet sites or services have separate data and privacy practices independent of NAIS that govern the manner in which they use the information that you provide to them. Many websites use cookies to recognize you when you return to their site; some sites require that you provide information before they allow you to enter; some automatically gather information when you visit, such as what operating system your computer runs, what type of Web browser you use, what Internet access provider you use, or what other Web pages you visit; and sites vary greatly (from each other and from NAIS) with regard to how they use such information and to whom they disclose it. We encourage you to exercise care each time you are asked to provide personally identifiable information at a site whose privacy policies you don't know.
 
Even on NAIS's site, many of the features and much of the content is supplied by third parties (or jointly by NAIS and one or more third parties), each of which has its own privacy policies and practices. You may be asked to provide personally identifiable information when you register for certain services or promotions on our site; in such cases, the information you provide may be collected and used by a third party rather than, or in addition to, NAIS. Our policy requires such third parties to notify you in advance if they intend to use information you provide for purposes unrelated to the services or promotions for which you sign up, and to give you the opportunity to choose not to use their service rather than share your information with them, but we cannot assume responsibility for their compliance with our policy.
 

To Share with Our Affiliates

We may share your Personal Information with our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.
 

To Protect the Rights of NAIS and Others

There may be instances when NAIS may disclose your information, including situations where NAIS has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of NAIS; (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of the NAIS or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process; or (v) respond to requests from public and government authorities.
 

More on How We Use Information

(a) Financial -- We use the financial information you provide about yourself when ordering a product or service, or registering for a conference to complete the transaction. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the transaction.
 
(b) Customization -- We use the information we collect based on usage by those who register with NAIS to customize the information on the site to the user's interests.
 
(c) Identification -- We use the identifying information you provide about yourself for the in-print and online membership directory, and for a variety of organizational purposes, including sharing with you information about NAIS products and services we think might be of interest to you. We offer postal mailing lists for rent to third parties, but we do not sell, rent, or share e-mail addresses with external organizations or individuals.
 
(d) Surveys -- We use data gathered through surveys and benchmarking studies solely for the purposes described therein. Unless specifically noted otherwise, no personally identifiable information is disclosed in reporting on these surveys and studies.
 
(e) Demographics -- We use non-identifying and aggregate demographic information to better design our web site and other NAIS services. We also may share such information with associations, organizations and commercial enterprises to help them understand the makeup of the NAIS membership.
 
(f) Opting out -- Finally, NAIS does not intend to use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. For information on opting out of other information gathering from Google Analytics, click here.
 

Public Forums

NAIS Connect and similar NAIS online forums make online communities available to NAIS’s users. As indicated above, please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personally identifiable information. NAIS online communities and other online services have separate use policies to which users must adhere.
 

Supplemental Information

This site supplements the information that you provide with information that is received from third parties. For example, we may include in your profile data supplied by the institution with which you are employed. As specified above, we do not share any personally identifiable information with Google Analytics or other third parties.
 

Our Commitment to Data Security

The security of your information is very important to us. NAIS implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your Personal Information. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we take measures to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you send to us or that we store on our servers. Your use of the NAIS websites and related services demonstrates your assumption of this risk.
 

Updates to Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy. Please look at the date below to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the NAIS site. Policy changes will apply only to information collected on and after the date of the change.
 

How You Can Contact NAIS

You can e-mail membership@nais.org.
 
You can send mail to the following postal address: NAIS, Attention: Membership & Community Engagement, 1129 20th Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036.
 
You can call the following telephone number: (202) 973-9700, and ask for the appropriate department.
 
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies or other aspects of our user agreement, please send us an e-mail at membership@nais.org.
Article Date: 7/15/2015
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