Privacy Policy

NORTHWEST SIMULATION ALLIANCE

 

PRIVACY POLICY

Northwest Simulation Alliance (“NWSA”) is committed to protecting Your privacy.  This Privacy Policy describes how NWSA may collect, use and disclose information You provide NWSA or that is collected when You access or use the Forum.  BY CREATING AN ACCOUNT, USING THE FORUM OR SUBMITTING ANY INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND OTHER NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION), YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE.

  1. INFORMATION NWSA COLLECTS.
  2. Personal Identifiable Information. NWSA collects personal identifiable information (“Personal Identifiable Information” or “PII”) You voluntarily provide when You register, access, or use the Forum. PII includes Your:
  • Name;
  • Phone number;
  • Email address; and/or
  • Other PII You voluntarily share.
  1. Non-personal Identifiable Information. NWSA uses industry standard technologies to collect non-personal identifiable information, and this may include sending cookies to Your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on Your hard drive or in device memory that helps improve Your experience. NWSA may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in connection with the Forum or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Opting Out” below. NWSA may also collect unique device identifiers, and mobile network information, and use and collection of any such non-personal identifiable information by NWSA, including in aggregate, is not prohibited by this Privacy Policy.
  2. USE OF INFORMATION.

NWSA may use the information You share:

  • To make the Forum available to You;
  • To enhance Forum features or to create new services;
  • To perform analytics regarding Your use of the Forum;
  • To protect the interests of the NWSA, another end user, and/or to enforce one or more provisions of the Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy;
  • With any successors and/or assignees; and
  • To communicate with You, including through newsletters and email notifications, confirmations, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages that You may request.

PLEASE NOTE:  NWSA may disclose PII: (i) upon lawful request, in response to legal process, and when required to comply with applicable law; (ii) to enforce our agreements, corporate policies, Terms of Service/Privacy Policy; or (iii) to protect the rights, property or safety, of NWSA or other users of the Forum.

  1. INFORMATION SECURITY.

NWSA will not retain PII longer than necessary.  NWSA takes reasonable steps to maintain appropriate physical, technical, and administrative security to help prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of Your PII.  While NWSA takes reasonable efforts to safeguard PII, no system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

  1. OPTING OUT.

Please contact NWSA at help@simnetworks.org if You no longer wish to receive communications regarding the Forum. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If You prefer, You can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies.  If You choose to reject all cookies, You may be unable to use certain Forum features.   Some browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” features. Most of these features, when turned on, send a signal or preference to the website or online service that a user visits, indicating that the user does not wish to be tracked.

  1. CALIFORNIA RIGHTS.
  2. Do not Track. California law requires that an operator of a website or other online service to disclose how the operator responds to a Do Not Track signal.  NWSA is committed to providing You with meaningful choices about the information collected through the Forum; however, please be aware that the Internet industry is currently still working on Do Not Track standards.
  3. California Shine the Light Act. California law allows California residents to request information about how their PII is shared with third parties for direct marketing and other commercial purposes.  Under the law, a business must either provide this information or permit a California resident with the opportunity to either opt in, or opt out of, this type of sharing.  If You are a California resident, You may opt out of such future sharing of Your PII (as defined by the California Shine the Light Act) and/or request information about our compliance with this law by contacting us.  Any such request must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the request and include Your name, street address, city, state, and zip code.
  4. UPDATES.

NWSA may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When NWSA does so, NWSA will post the new Privacy Policy about the Forum to http://nwsimulation.org/forums/ and Your continued use of the Forum is deemed to be acceptance of such updates or changes.  NWSA encourages You to check the date of our Privacy Policy when You access and use the Forum for any updates or changes.

 

 

  1. CONTACT INFORMATION.

If You have any questions or concerns, please contact NWSA at: Northwest Simulation Alliance, P.O. Box 3663, Hailey, ID 83333, help@simnetworks.org

 

Last Date Update:  May 30, 2017.

 

 

GSB:8641947.3