Privacy Policy

NOBCChE created this privacy statement and policy ("Privacy Policy") in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. This Privacy Policy governs your use of our website, and explains generally what limited personal information is collected, and how the information is used.  By visiting our website, and using our services in association thereof, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy, including any amendments.  As we update and expand our services, this Privacy Policy may change, so please check this page from time to time.  Our website is intended for users who are eighteen ("18") years of age or older and located within the United States.  NOBCChE does not direct any part of its website to individuals under 18 years of age and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from minors.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you may provide to use, or that we may obtain, through sources other than our website, such as by phone, through postal mail and through other live and print media, including without limitation, information obtained from or provided to use by third-parties.  The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for our website.

Personal Information

Your privacy is very important to us.  NOBCChE routinely gathers data on our website activity, such as how many people visit the site, the pages they visit, where they come from, and how long they stay. The data is collected on an aggregate, anonymous basis, which means no personally identifiable information is associated with the data. This data helps us improve site content and overall usage. This information is not shared or distributed to other organizations.

During your visit to our website, NOBCChE collects only minimal, non-invasive information that is personal in nature, and that is based on what you provide to us.  By joining our "mailing list", for example, we collect only your name, home or business address, e-mail address, and any other contact information for which you voluntarily provide to us.  Additionally, through user activity, transaction and completion of online forms on our website, we may collect personal information.  Such information may be collected, for example, when users create membership profiles, register or subscribe for accounts or features on our Web Sites, submit resumes, enter into online transactions, complete surveys, provide reviews, respond to polls, input information into our interactive programming features such as an interactive calendar or search engine, submit content, including without limitation, media files, photos, videos, documents or other information to the Web Sites, contribute to a chat room, list serve, blog or other open forum or community feature that we may make available on our Web Sites, submit a comment or question to us using a “contact us” or similar feature on our Web Sites, send us an e-mail, view web pages, advertisements or file attachments, or in any other way submit personal information to us via our Web Sites.  Your personal information is used in disseminating our mailing list and other press releases regarding activities of NOBCChE.  We may also use your personal information to maintain our internal record keeping and membership database as an organization.

Cookies

We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you.  Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.  Cookies track where you travel on our website and what you look at and purchase.  They may store your username and/or password.  A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our Web Sites to other information about you, including your personal information.  All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our website.  Most Web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie.  Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies.  However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, our website or certain areas or features of our website.

Third-Party UseThis site contains links to other sites. NOBCChE has no control over the content or the availability of these third-party sites, and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You may be able to review and/or correct the Personal Information (not including any content or reviews that you have submitted to the Web Sites) that is stored in your user account that you may have created on our Web Sites, and, if applicable, you may be able to do so by visiting a “My Profile” or similar area of your account on the Web Sites. In such event, we will send you a copy of the Personal Information we may have on file in your user account, if any, and we will endeavor to respond to any request you may make to access, update or delete your information as soon as practicable.  Before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies or delete any information, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us to respond to your request.

Security

We will take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all personal information provided to us via our Web Sites.  However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that 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 contact us by e-mail or a “contact us” or similar feature on our Web Sites, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure.  A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit.

You may be able to create an account on our website with a username and password. If so, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any access to or use of our website by you or any person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision, nor will we have any liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development.  If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, 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.

Consent to Processing

By providing personal information to our website, you understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories. We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users of our Web Sites by posting such changed or updated Privacy Policy on this page.  Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to our website.  Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our Web Sites or sending you an e-mail.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at webmaster@nobcche.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated:  October 31, 2011