Effective Date: October 15, 2021
The New England Council knows that your privacy is important to you, and we want you to know that it is important to us too. We created this Policy to explain the types of information we collect through our website, how we will use, disclose, and protect this information once it is collected. WE DO NOT SELL OUR MEMBERS’ INFORMATION IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. WE DO NOT USE “COOKIES” TO TRACK OR OBTAIN INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS OR VISITORS TO OUR SITE.
Here are a few general principles to keep in mind as you read through this Policy:
- The Site is owned and operated by the New England Council and its affiliated organizations (referred to in this policy as the “New England Council,” as well as “we,” “us,” “our” and other similar pronouns).
- This Policy is subject to change, so check back to this page periodically to make sure you understand how any Personal Information will be treated.
- This Policy applies only to information collected on or through this Site.
BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
Opt-In and Opt-Out
You may have the right to opt-in to or opt-out of certain of our uses and disclosures of your Personal Information. For example, when you are asked to provide Personal Information on this Site, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to, receive messages from us by e¬mail. You can also opt-out of our promotional e-mails by clicking on the opt-out link within the e-mail you receive. Please understand that it may take us a few days to process any opt-out request and that even if you opt-out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions, and communications with us.
What information is collected on this Site?
“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify you as an individual or allow someone to contact you, as well as information attributed with such information. We collect Personal Information such as your name; company name; postal addresses; e-mail addresses; telephone numbers; fax numbers; credit card and other payment information; purchase, site browsing, and transaction history. For example, we may collect Personal Information when you conduct a transaction on our Site; create an account on our Site; sign up for our newsletters; register for events; donate through our Site; make online purchases; complete surveys; contribute to a chat room, bulletin board, list serve, blog, wiki or other social forum on the Site; or submit a comment or question to us using a “contact us” or similar feature on the Site.
Any financial information collected via our website is kept secure and not distributed.
Site Usage Information
As is the case with many websites, our servers automatically collect your IP address when you visit our Site, and we may associate that with your domain name or that of your Internet access provider. If you visit a mobile optimized version of the Site, we may receive data from or about the mobile phone or devices that you use to access the Site, including type of device and mobile carrier. We may also capture certain “clickstream data” pertaining to your Site usage. Clickstream data includes, for example, information about your computer or device, Web browser and operating system and their settings, the referring page that linked you to the Site, the pages you see or click on during your visit and when and for how long you do so, items you download, the next website you visit when you leave the Site, and any search terms you have entered on the Site or a referral site.
Among other things, this information enables us to generate analytics reports on the usage of our Site.
Do Not Track Disclosures
Some Web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” (DNT) signals to the websites with which the user communicates. We currently do not change our tracking practices (which are explained in more detail under the Site Usage Information section above) in response to DNT settings in your Web browser. This approach is because of differences in how web browsers either incorporate or activate the DNT function. It is not always the case that users intend for such signals to be transmitted or whether they are even aware of them. As standards or technology evolve, we may update this section accordingly.
We maintain presence on several social networking and blogging platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Third-party social networking platforms and blogging platforms have their own privacy policies which explain how the third parties that provide them will use and protect your information.
Your Access Rights
You may review, update or modify certain of the Personal Information that is stored in our records by contacting us by phone at (617) 723-4009. We may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies, or delete any information. Your right to delete your information is subject to our records retention policies.
While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information collected via this Site, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
If you correspond with us by e-mail or using Web forms like a “contact us” feature on our Site, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view the information you send in transit by such means. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
If you create an account on our Site, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any activity that occurs using your account credentials, whether or not you authorized such activity. Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
If we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our care may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we will endeavor to notify you as promptly as possible under the circumstances. If we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.
The Site may contain links, banners, widgets, or advertisements that lead to other websites. We are not responsible for these other sites, and so their posted privacy policies (not this Policy) will govern the collection and use of your information on them. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each website visited after leaving the Site to learn about how your information is treated by others.
We may change this Policy from time to time. When we do, we will let you know by posting the changed Policy on this page with a new “Effective Date.” In some cases, we may also tell you about changes by additional means, such as by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address we have on file for you.
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at:
The New Engalnd Council
98 North Washington Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-4009 (phone)
(617) 723-3943 (fax)