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Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to NBEA.org and National Business Education Association and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to National Business Education Association include NBEA.org, NBEA, Association for Business Teaching and Research or the National Business Education Honor Society. By using the NBEA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, NBEA may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

- First and Last Name
- Mailing Address
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
- Employer
- Job Title
- other information that helps segment and serve the NBEA membership.

If you purchase NBEA's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

NBEA may also collect demographic information from its members, which is not unique to you, such as your:

- Age
- Gender
- Household Income
- Education level

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through NBEA's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information
NBEA collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

NBEA may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from NBEA and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties
NBEA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

NBEA may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. NBEA may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to NBEA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

NBEA will share your information with organizations or NBEA divisions that you procure membership benefits from. For example, if you are a member of the International Society for Business Education (ISBE), your information shall be shared with that chapter and the international organization SEIC since you paid dues through NBEA to be part of that organization. Communications from those organizations are subject to their terms of use and privacy policies.

NBEA may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on NBEA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of NBEA; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of NBEA, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior
NBEA may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within NBEA, in order to determine what NBEA services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within NBEA to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by NBEA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the NBEA website.

Use of Cookies
The NBEA website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize NBEA pages, or register with NBEA site or services, a cookie helps NBEA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same NBEA website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the NBEA features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the NBEA services or websites you visit.

Links
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information
NBEA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. NBEA uses the following methods for this purpose:

- SSL Protocol and
- requiring all vendors using credit cards be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI compliance).

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen
NBEA does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Disconnecting your NBEA Account from Third Party Websites
You will be able to connect your NBEA account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR NBEA ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Users may remove their social media profiles addresses at any time by modifying their user profile.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe from Third Party Communications
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from third-party partners of NBEA by contacting us here:
- Web page: NBEA.org
- Email: nbea@nbea.org
- Phone: 703-860-8300

E-mail Communications
From time to time, NBEA may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from NBEA or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from NBEA, you may opt out of such communications by Users may click the "unsubscribe" or "opt out" link at the bottom of messages. Members may not opt out of transaction notifications such as purchase confirmation, or expiration notices.

External Data Storage Sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement
NBEA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information
NBEA welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that NBEA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact NBEA at:

National Business Education Association
1914 Association Drive, Suite 203
Reston, Virginia 20291

Email Address:
nbea@nbea.org

Telephone number:
7038608300

Effective as of April 01, 2020