Effective Date: 9/7/2023
At the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), we respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. In a rapidly changing and increasingly digitally connected world, NAIS is committed to transparency, privacy protection, and data security. We recognize that our primary responsibility is to meet your interests and needs as a member, affiliate, or friend of NAIS. We also want you to understand how we use your information and explain the choices you can make about the way your information may be collected and used.
In order to use certain features of our website, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration, a user is required to give contact information, such as name, email address, school or organization, and job title. This information is used to contact the user about the resources and services on our site in which they may have expressed interest. It is optional for you to provide additional information, such as demographic information and additional personally identifiable information, so that we can provide a more personalized experience.
Whenever you place an order via this site or register for professional development, information will be requested on an order form. The information requested includes name and shipping address and financial information, such as a credit card number and expiration date. This information is used to obtain payment from the appropriate clearinghouse and to fill customers' orders. NAIS does not process payments directly; we use a third-party vendor who focuses on making such transactions safe and efficient for both you, the user, and organizations like NAIS. NAIS does not collect or hold your credit card or other specific payment information.
NAIS also partners with ad networks and other ad serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) that serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated websites and apps. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information Advertising Providers collect about your use of the NAIS website and other non-affiliated sites or apps over time, including information about relationships among different browsers and devices. This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising.
Even on NAIS's site, many of the features and much of the content is supplied by third-party vendors (or jointly by NAIS and one or more third parties), each of which has its own privacy policies and practices. You may be asked to provide personally identifiable information when you register for certain services or promotions on our site; in such cases, the information you provide may be collected and used by a third party rather than, or in addition to, NAIS. Our policy is to require such third-party vendors to agree to contractual obligations to protect the confidentiality of the personally identifiable information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.
There may be instances when NAIS may disclose your information, including situations where NAIS has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of NAIS; (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of NAIS or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process; or (v) respond to requests from public and government authorities.
NAIS Connect and similar NAIS online forums make online communities available to NAIS’s users. As indicated above, please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personally identifiable information. NAIS online communities and other online services have separate use policies to which users must adhere.
This site supplements the information that you provide with information that is received from third parties. For example, we may include in your profile data supplied by the institution with which you are employed. As specified above, we do not share any personally identifiable information with Google Analytics or other third parties.
The security of your information is very important to us. NAIS implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your Personal Information. However, due to the inherent open nature of the internet, no data transmission over the internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we take measures to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you send to us or that we store on our servers. Your use of the NAIS websites and related services demonstrates your assumption of this risk.
You can email [email protected] for more information about any of the topics addressed here, including your data privacy.
You can send mail to the following postal address: NAIS, Attention: Membership & Community Engagement, 1129 20th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036.
You can call the following telephone number: (202) 973-9700, and ask for the appropriate department.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies or other aspects of our user agreement, please send us an email at [email protected].