What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected
Individuals who register for access to special content and individuals who sign up to receive updates on NFBA and the post-frame building industry voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always "opt out," either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages. In addition, if you choose to correspond further with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages, together with your e-mail address, and our responses.
NFBA uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our websites, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.
Similar to other commercial websites, NFBA websites utilize a standard technology called “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how our websites are used. When you visit an Internet website, you disclose information about yourself, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, the time of your visit, and the referring location (e.g., the site or page that offered a link to us). Other information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the pages viewed, the time spent at our websites, and the websites visited just before and just after our websites. We, like many other sites, record this basic information about visits to our sites. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies are used to make your on-line experience easier and more personalized.
NFBA websites use cookie messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you've done and told us before. The cookie is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you're particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of NFBA websites, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.
How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time from specific communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitors to our websites. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.
NFBA does not sell or rent e-mail addresses to anyone outside the organization.
How We Protect Your Information
The privacy and protection of your personal information is vitally important to us. We do not make personal information available to any third parties without your permission. Any user statistics are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any personally identifiable information. Our corporate values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of visitor information.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, despite our efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. You transmit all such information at your own risk. However, once we receive your transmission, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
NFBA websites include links to external websites. These links do not fall under NFBA’s domain, and NFBA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.