National Association of the Deaf

Privacy Policy



Our Commitment to Privacy
As a nonprofit organization, the NAD places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of our website users and visitors, so that they can feel comfortable while browsing our site. This policy explains the types of information that is collected by the NAD website, www.nad.org, and how this information is used.

Information We Collect
This policy applies to all information collected or submitted on the NAD website. On some pages, you can make requests, join as a member, make a donation, register for an event, and sign up to receive materials. The types of personal data collected at these pages include: name, email address, mailing address, credit card information, and so forth. On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you make a donation and wish to honor a specific person, you will be asked to submit the recipient’s name and mailing address.

IP addresses are used to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer www.nad.org, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

Cookies are small digital signature files that are stored by your web browser that allow your preferences to be recorded while visiting www.nad.org, during e-commerce transactions, and to track return visits. Third party advertising companies may also use cookies for their own tracking purposes, when you click on their web banners. You may be able to block cookies via your browser settings but this may prevent you from access to certain features of the NAD website.

How We Use Information
Information that you provide about yourself when placing an order (membership, donation, registration, etc.) at www.nad.org is used only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to finalize that order, e.g., secure credit card processing services which are used to process monetary transactions.

Return email addresses are used to answer the email messages we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

Non-identifying and aggregate data is shared with our advertisers and used to better design our website. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain page on our website, or that Y number of people filled out our online registration form. We do not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Your email address may be placed on our list for e-news and e-announcements, which contain ways for you to “opt out” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

We do not sell, rent or lease email addresses to anyone outside the NAD. We also do not share personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above, except where you explicitly give permission.

Links to Other Sites
The NAD website provides links to external websites as a resource for its users and visitors. The NAD is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of those websites. Also, the NAD does not support or endorse the content or products of those websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites. Any information you share with those websites is subject to their policies and practices and is independent of www.nad.org.

Blogs on Our Website
All opinions expressed in the Blogs section of www.nad.org are those of the individual authors (except where such blogs are by authored by NAD board or staff members) and do not necessarily represent the views of the NAD. For details, see our Blog Policy.

Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put into place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

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