We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Website.

Information Automatically Logged

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information. We also collect information with regard to referrers and exit points to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. The only personal information a cookie can obtain is information a user supplies him or herself. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies, however, enhance our web site performance in a number of ways, including providing a secure way for us to verify your identity during your visit to our web site and personalising your experience on our site, making it more convenient for you.

This web site uses cookies so that we can serve you better. This site uses:

  • Google Analytics Tracking: visitor software that uses cookies to track information about how visitors come to the website, which pages they visit, and other actions that visitors make whilst on the site. This data is then used in order to improve the user experience of the web site. All user data collected in this manner is anonymous.
  • PHPSESSID: This cookie is automatically created via PHP when a session is in use on the site.

Should you wish to do so, you can refuse cookies by disabling them in your web browser’s settings, and you do not need to have cookies turned on to successfully use our service. Most browsers are defaulted to accept and maintain cookies and you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or not. Please consult the support documentation for your web browser, which can be found online, for more information.

Payments

If you choose to purchase membership or make a donation, we will ask you to provide credit card or account information in order to process your order. Financial information provided via our Website is transferred over a secure connection and our Website does not save your credit card information. Your credit card information is saved by a third party service provider that we use for credit card processing services and with which we maintain a written agreement to ensure appropriate security and confidentiality measures are in place to safeguard your personal and financial data. We will not authorize the release of your personal or financial information to anyone not directly involved in processing the transaction. This information may be encrypted and stored for logging purposes in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payments and are not used for any other purposes.

The third party service provider that we use to process payments is Braintree, Inc. (www.braintreepayments.com), and the personal data that you provide relevant to payment processing is subject to Braintree’s security and privacy policies. Braintree is a validated Level 1 PCI DSS compliant service. For more information regarding the security of your personal information related to credit card processing, visit http://www.braintreepayments.com/security.

Refunds

We are aware that returns and exchanges might occasionally be necessary. We will allow a full refund or exchange on unused memberships within 20 days of purchase.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Websites.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at mail@ntsusa.org or 617-227-7500.