National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) Online Privacy StatementNISC respects your privacy and is committed to protect the personal information that you share with us. Generally, you can browse through our website without giving us any information about yourself. When we do need your personal information to provide services that you request or when you choose to provide us with your personal information, this policy describes how we collect and use your personal information.
Information CollectionPersonal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, email address, a home, postal or other physical address, other contact information, title, birth date, gender, occupation, industry, personal interests, other information when needed to provide a service you requested.
When you browse our website, you do so anonymously, unless you have previously indicated that you wish NISC to remember your login and password for the My NISC web site. We don’t automatically collect personal information, including your email address. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend there. But we do not link your IP address to any personal information unless you have logged in to our My NISC website. Like many other commercial websites, the NISC website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the site. Please go to “Cookies and Tracking Information” below for more information.
NISC collects personal information when you register with NISC for a My NISC account, when you use certain NISC products or services, when you register to attend a conference or participate in an online survey, when you ask to be included in an email or other mailing list, or when you submit your personal information to NISC for any other reason. From time to time, NISC receives personal information from business partners and vendors. NISC only uses such information if it has been collected in accordance with acceptable privacy practices consistent with this Policy and applicable laws.
Access to certain NISC web pages require a login and a password. The use of those web pages, and the information or programs downloadable from those sites, may be governed by a written agreement between your employer and NISC. Unless you request deletion of your personal information as specified below, your personal information may be retained by NISC to verify compliance with the agreement, log software licenses granted, to track software downloaded from those pages, or track usage of other applications available on those pages.
NoticeWhen personal information is collected, we will inform you at the point of collection the purpose for the collection. NISC will not transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except under the limited conditions described under the discussion entitled “Information Sharing and Disclosure” below.
If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we may only transfer that information, within NISC or to NISC’s third-party service providers with your permission. Upon receiving your permission, we may transfer your information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.
We will always give you the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving direct marketing or market research information. This means we assume you have given us your consent to collect and use your information in accordance with this Policy unless you take affirmative action to indicate that you do not consent, for instance by clicking or checking the appropriate option or box at the point of collection. In some cases, when applicable, we will provide you with the opportunity to “opt in.” This means we will require your affirmative action to indicate your consent before we use your information for purposes other than the purpose for which it was submitted.
How We Use Information CollectedNISC uses information for several general purposes: to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to personalize your experience on our website, to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers or other information we think you’d like to hear about either from us or from our business partners, and to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. We may also use your information to send you, or to have our business partners send you, direct marketing information or contact you for market research.
Your personal information is never shared outside NISC without your permission, except under conditions explained below. Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where NISC, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.
Your Ability to Review and Delete Your Account and InformationYou may request deletion of your NISC account or any of your personal Information held by us by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data SecurityYour NISC account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. NISC safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. In certain areas of our websites, NISC uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to enhance the security of data transmissions. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us, and so we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser.
Children and PrivacyOur websites do not target and are not intended to attract children under the age of 13. NISC does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for personal information.
Third Party SitesNISC’s website contains links to other sites. NISC does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.
Questions or SuggestionsIf you have questions or concerns about our collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please email us at email@example.com.
This document was last updated August 8, 2006.