Effective August 13, 2009
Who We Are
Data We Collect and How We Use It
Personally Identifiable Information
We collect your email address if you communicate with us by email, as well as other information that you might supply voluntarily, such as survey information. We may use this information to respond to an email or other inquiry or request, to help improve our website and/or services, to customize your experience at our website, or to send updates or notices about our organization that we think may be of interest to you. We may also combine this information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify visitors' preferences or interests. We may provide information that identifies you to companies that assist us in these activities, such as helping us fulfill your request for information. NCPPA may occasionally provide, sell, or rent limited data to third parties, including companies that offer products and services for sale to NCPPA's members. This limited data includes names, job titles, companies/organizations, and business addresses, but do not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers, or email addresses.
NCPPA's website is intended for adults. NCPPA does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If NCPPA obtains knowledge that it has personally identifiable information about a child under 13 in retrievable form in its files, NCPPA will delete that information from our existing files.
Cookies & Computer-Related Information
NCPPA does not enable "cookies" on our website with two exceptions. A cookie may be used in website system administration to keep track of movement of an individual user from one screen to another. This information may be used by our staff to detect and resolve website problems and to assist with customer support. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about site visitors in this process. The second exception is for NCPPA Members who log in to the Members Only section.
Our web server automatically collects information from your computer and navigation patterns when you visit our site, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the computer's operating system, the type of browser you use, and the specific web pages visited during your connection. We may also track data such as the total number of visits to our website and the number of visitors to each page of our website.
We may use this information, in aggregate form, for system maintenance and to better understand how our visitors use our site and services so that we can make them better. NCPPA may also share statistical or demographic information in aggregate form with third parties for marketing or research purposes. This aggregate data will not contain any information that personally identifies you.
How You Can Control and Update Data About You
We want to be sure that we keep only the most accurate and up-to-date information about you in our records. Therefore, whenever you believe that your contact information needs to be updated, you can email us at NCPPA@heart.org to correct or update your contact information. You may choose at any time to remove your name, telephone and fax numbers, and postal and email addresses from the lists we use to send notices or updates and elect not to receive correspondence from us by emailing NCPPA@heart.org. If you would like to unsubscribe to our e-newsletters however, please email NCPPA@heart.org and type the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line. Users may request that NCPPA refrain from disclosing to third parties the data it collects on its membership application form or any other form on which users are providing information by refraining from checking the "optin" box that appears on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact NCPPA at NCPPA@heart.org
Other Internet sites you visit - including those linked from the NCPPA website - may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. Other websites might use personal information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site before providing any personal information.
Data Integrity and Security