Effective January 1, 2022 Last updated on: January 1, 2022
How We Collect Personal Information We collect personal information about you in the following ways: 1) from you when you voluntarily submit information directly to us; 2) using automated technology, including when you visit our Website or interact with us via email or other method; and 3) using third party sources, including our service providers, analytics providers, through social media and/or other websites or services we interact with. Automated technology collects information from your computer or mobile device and includes cookies, web beacons, local shared objects, or other similar technology. More information is given below in the “Cookies” section.
What information do we collect? When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, make a donation, respond to a survey or fill out a form. This collected information includes, but is not limited to, contact information, user information, donation history, and member preferences.
When you participate in telephone or video calls, we may record your voice or image for an educational or training purpose, but we do not store or save these recordings or information. When you enter our premises your image may be captured on video surveillance and we may collect certain health information for safety and security purposes. We do not store such information after your visit.
When you participate at in-person events, we may record and/or photograph events. This will be for the purpose of promoting services and providing educational resources. NVG maintains copyright and any other intellectual property in photographs taken and/or in digitized recordings belong to NVG. In return for access to the event, you consent to any such filming, photography and/or live streaming and to NVG in reproducing and publishing your words and/or likeness in any transcript of or publication relating to the event and/or for the purposes of publicizing the services of NVG and its partners. Photos and recordings contain personal data and will be protected and disposed of securely in accordance with data protection legislation. If at any point you wish to request that NVG stops using your images/ records, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you attend one of our in-person events, we may collect contact information such as name, e-mail address, mailing address, or phone number.
When you visit a website, you disclose certain information, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and the time of your visit. This site, like many other sites, records this basic information about visits to our site.
What do we use your information for? Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: - To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs) - To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you) - To process transactions (Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased service requested.) - To contact you regarding a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature - To send periodic emails (The email address you provide for order processing will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order unless you opt in to marketing communications).
How do we protect your information? We take appropriate security measures to protect personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction, whether in transmission or storage, when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and who are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers. Please keep in mind, however, that there is no such thing as perfect security, and no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free.
To find more information about cookies and for instructions on how to disable them please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or visit the help section of your browser.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties? We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. We may contract with these other parties to market and serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. They may collect non-personal information about your visits to our website, and your interaction with our services. They may also use non-personal information about your visits to this and other websites to target advertisements for goods and services. These targeted advertisements may appear on other websites that you visit. The anonymous information is collected through the use of technology such as cookies and web beacons (an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that is placed on a website or in an email that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the website or sending the email).
This Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, third-party cookies, web beacons, or other tracking technologies, which are covered by such third parties’ privacy policies. For more information, we encourage you to check the privacy policies of these third parties to learn about their privacy practices.
Do we collect personally identifiable information over time and across third-party websites or online services? No.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent. As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at any time by logging into their control panel and going to the ‘Edit Profile’ page.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Contact Preferences; Opt-In and Opt-Out We would like to keep in touch with you in ways that you find to be beneficial. If you don’t want us to use your contact information to communicate with you, please tell us so when you provide your contact information. You can also let us know your preference later by contacting us as specified in the “Contact Us” section below. Keep in mind that these particular preferences do not mean that we might not contact you for other reasons, such as those related to a legally required notice and so on.
Retention of Personal Information We will retain your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes described in this Policy. We will also retain your personal Information if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, and prevent fraud and abuse.
Do Not Track Notice: Because there are not yet common, industry accepted “do not track” standards and systems, our website does not respond to Do Not Track signals. In addition, we may allow third parties to collect personal Information from your activity on our website, as described in the “Information Collection and Use” section above.