Welcome to nationaladvocates.org (“the Service”). We respect the privacy of those who access and/or use the Site (“you”, “your”, “user” or collectively “users”) and are committed to protecting the personally identifiable information we collect.
WE VALUE YOUR PRIVACY
1. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
2. INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
We collect personal information that you may actively choose to disclose (“Active Information”) and the second type is anonymous data collected in a manner not visible to you or others visiting the Site (“Passive Information”).
a. Active Information. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your first and last name, mailing address, phone number, birthdate and email address. In providing Active Information, you consent and agree to being contacted with information related to your inquiry and/or information regarding our or third parties’ products and services. If you contact us for customer support, we may ask you to provide information about the issues you are trying to resolve. The Service may record your requests and our responses for quality control purposes. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or personally identifiable information including, but not limited to, Social Security Number, drivers’ license number, credit card, bank account or other financial information (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and the Service will not be liable to you or responsible for the consequences of your submission. If you provide personally identifiable information to us, you may later elect to have that information deleted from our files, or kept from being used by the Service for purposes other than for the Service requested, by following the opt-out procedures below.
b. Passive Information.The Service record information relating to your use of the Service including, but not limited to, information you click on, your browser type, IP address, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Service and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We may also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Service.
3. HOW COLLECTED INFORMATION IS USED
By providing this personal information, you consent and agree to the Service sharing this information with third-party lawyers or law firms for advertising purposes and with third-party providers doing work on the Service’s behalf. You also consent to being contacted by telephone (including calls to your mobile telephone), email and/or text message with information related to your inquiry and/or information regarding our or third parties’ products and services. The Service may share or sell your Active and/or Passive Information to our marketing partners and affiliates to provide you with commercial products that may be of interest. The information the Service collects also allows the Service to keep you informed about opportunities involving services and products, and relevant news and information. It also allows the Service to provide you with custom services based on your personal interests, requests and needs. Finally, the Service may use your information for internal company purposes such as auditing, data analysis, research, information verification and anti-fraud activities.
4. USE OF AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUES
As you navigate through and interact with the Service, the Service may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:
- Details of your visits to the Service, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use the Service.
- · Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.
- · Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
- Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Site according to your individual interests
- Speed up your searches.
- Recognize you when you return to our Site
- Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Site may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Site. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. You can refuse to accept Flash cookies from this Site using Adobe’s Flash management tools
- Web Beacons. Pages of our Site and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
5. DO-NOT-TRACK POLICY
We may collect your personally identifiable information while your Web browser’s “do-not-track” features – or other mechanisms that provide choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about consumers’ online activities – are activated. Further, while using our Site, third parties may collect personally identifiable information relating to your online activities when “do-not-track” technologies and similar mechanisms are activated.
6. INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
We may share, license, or sell information we collect to affiliated entities and third parties for various marketing purposes, including their online marketing programs. These authorized third parties may link your first and last name, birthdate, and email address to other information which they collect, such as past online/offline purchase information and web usage from other sites. To learn more about this practice please click here:http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. We also reserve the right to release all your information, to the maximum extent permitted by law in the event that: (i) we believe that the Site is being or has been used to commit unlawful acts, (ii) the information is subpoenaed or otherwise required in a court proceeding, (iii) you violate or breach an agreement with the Site, (iv) you have submitted fraudulent or otherwise invalid information to this Site, (v) we believe that you may harm, or have harmed, the property or other rights of us, our employees, the Site’s other users or any other third party, (vi) we are sold to or otherwise acquired by any individual, entity or organization (i.e. to a successor entity in the event of sale of the business, including merger, bankruptcy or other ownership change), or (vii) when we otherwise deem it necessary or appropriate. We may disclose any record or communication to any third party when we, in our sole discretion, determine the disclosure to be appropriate including, without limitation, sharing your email address with other third parties for suppression purposes in compliance with the requirements of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, as amended from time to time, or any other applicable state or federal law, rule or regulation.
To the extent that you do provide us with certain personally identifiable information, we strive to maintain the accuracy of this information. Our goal is to provide a means to contact us should you need to review, update or correct your information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible through the Site, you may send your request to review, update or correct your personally identifiable information to email@example.com and we will make reasonable efforts to comply as soon as possible. You must send your request from the email address you provided at the time of registration so we can uniquely identify you. All such requests are subject to execution of a release form that will be provided to you for this purpose.
9. SECURITY OF INFORMATION
Use of the Site is at your own risk. We do, however, make reasonable efforts to secure your information, including, but not limited to, monitoring our network and data for intrusions. We also use industry-accepted standards to protect your information, including SSL encryption when transmitting sensitive information. Communications you may have with us via email or mail may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information
10. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Site may contain links to third party sites including sites with which we have no affiliation. We are not responsible for their privacy practices. It is recommended you read the privacy policies on all such third party sites.
11. NO USERS UNDER 18; COPPA
If you are under 18, you may not access or use the Site. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD. In compliance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under 13.
12. NO INTERNATIONAL USERS
THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE NOT OFFERED FOR USE BY PERSONS RESIDING IN JURISDICTIONS OTHER THAN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. AND ALASKA AND HAWAII. If you live in any location other than the 50 states comprising the United States of America, you may not use the Site.
13. CONSENT TO INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER
Information we collect may be transferred, stored or processed in any country that we or our affiliates, subsidiaries, third party service providers or agents maintain facilities. By using the Site or Services you consent to any such transfer, storage and processing of information.
14. CONTACT INFORMATION