Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses NTA’s privacy practices and contains detailed information about the following:

  • What information do we collect?
  • What are "cookies" and how does NTA use them?
  • Do we share information with third parties?
  • How do we use the information we collect?
  • Your California privacy rights
  • Your European privacy rights
  • What types of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?

What information do we collect?

NTA Websites collect the following personal information about site visitors:

  • Information may include browser and device information, data collected through automated electronic interactions, application usage data, demographic information, geographic or geo-location information, and statistical or aggregated data.
  • Statistical or aggregated data does not directly identify a specify person, but it may be derived from Personal Information. For example, we may aggregate Personal Information to calculate the percentage of users in a particular zip code.

Site Use Information

NTA collects technical information relating to each time a visitor comes to a NTA Website, including IP address, browser type and version, time zone settings, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform type (e.g. Internet Explorer browser on a Windows platform).

We may also collect information about your visit, including pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page.

Gathering this technical information helps us to learn what browsers we need to support and helps us determine what sections of NTA Websites are most popular and how many visitors come to our site(s). You do not have to register with NTA Websites before we can collect this information.

You are sharing personal information with us through the NTA Websites. NTA employees will have NTA membership log-in credentials which enable members to take advantage of restricted content and features on NTA’s Portal.

If you apply for a job with NTA, the personal information you provide is used to determine eligibility, human resources purposes, and communicating with you. Unless otherwise requested, we may keep your information for future consideration. NTA follows industry standards to protect sensitive personal information. If you apply through Third-Party sites or links, you may be asked for additional information.

What are "cookies" and how does NTA use them?

A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of your computer. This unique number identifies your web browser to NTA computers whenever you visit NTA Websites.

The use of cookies is an industry standard, and cookies are currently used on most major websites. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can reset your browser to notify you when you have received a cookie. You can also set your browser to refuse to accept cookies altogether.

While NTA does not require you to use cookies, keep in mind that certain services will not function properly if you set your browser to refuse all cookies. To help serve you better, NTA generally uses cookies to identify return visitors. Cookies also allow us to identify NTA employees who are returning to the site.

Links to other Sites

NTA’s website may offer links to other sites we do not control. NTA is not responsible for the privacy policy of other websites.

Do we share information with third parties?

Personal information collected through NTA Websites is generally collected and maintained solely by NTA or its contracted vendors.

NTA does not sell to third-parties, e-mail addresses

Sensitive Personal Information. NTA does not share with third parties, sensitive personal information such as passcodes, social security numbers, credit card numbers, felony conviction information, or health information except as necessary to complete transactions requested by you and under strict confidentiality and security protections; nor does NTA publish such sensitive personal information.

Site Use Information

We may share aggregate website statistics with the media or other third parties. We do not disclose personal information to these sponsors/advertisers or other third parties as part of this process, only information in an aggregate form.

How do we use the information we collect?

We use your personal information according to the terms of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of our use. We will only process your personal information, including sharing it with third parties, where (1) you have provided your consent which can be withdrawn at any time, (2) the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party (including your membership agreement with us), (3) we are required by law, (4) processing is required to protect your vital interests or those of another person, or (5) processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate commercial interests, provided your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

Information You Give Us

We use the personal information you give us to:

  1. improve the NTA Websites
  2. send you NTA publications
  3. send you third party information that NTA believes is relevant and useful to you, where you have given your consent
  4. notify you about changes or to ask you to provide feedback
  5. enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey
  6. administer and protect our business and websites (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
  7. comply with all applicable laws or legal processes, including providing information on individual users to the appropriate governmental authorities where required by law enforcement or judicial authorities

In matters involving a danger to personal or public safety, or to protect the rights, property or safety of NTA, our employees, customers, or others NTA may voluntarily provide information to appropriate governmental authorities.

In some cases members may receive products or services, which are paid for by their government employer, and as a result of payment by the government employer, the record must be open for public access pursuant to applicable law, such as the Florida Public Records Act, and NTA will share such information pursuant to those laws.

Exceptions

On occasion NTA collects personal information through NTA Websites with the intent to afford a greater degree of privacy for such information than is otherwise set forth in this privacy policy.

In those relatively rare situations where NTA does so it will clearly disclose to you at the time it collects such information, what degree of privacy will be afforded to the personal information collected at such time; and NTA will follow a process to assure that the specifically disclosed degree of privacy is in fact afforded to such information.

For example, NTA may collect survey information through a survey where NTA's use of any personal information from that survey is more limited than the general NTA Privacy Statement would otherwise allow; in such a case, NTA will disclose the stricter privacy policy governing that survey information at the time such personal information is collected from the survey respondent.

Your California Privacy Rights

For California Residents Only. NTA may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries or other third parties. As a California resident, you have the right to opt-out of having your personal information licensed to such third parties. We will not share your information after we have received your notification that you are opting out.

Your European Privacy Rights

For European Residents Only. If you are based in the EU, in certain circumstances, you have rights under the GDPR in relation to your personal information.

  • Request access to your personal information. You may have the right to request access to any personal information we hold about you as well as related information, including the purposes for processing the personal information, the recipients or categories of recipients with whom the personal information has been shared, where possible, the period for which the personal information will be stored, the source of the personal information, and the existence of any automated decision making.
  • Request correction of your personal information. You may have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate personal information we hold about you.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. You may have the right to request that personal information held about you is deleted.
  • Request restriction of processing your personal information. You may have the right to prevent or restrict processing of your personal information.
  • Request transfer of your personal information. You may have the right to request transfer of personal information directly to a third party where this is technically feasible.

Where you believe that we have not complied with our obligations under this Privacy Policy or European data protection laws, you have the right to make a complaint to an EU Data Protection Authority, such as the UK Information Commissioner's Office.

What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?

NTA Websites have security measures equal to or better than those reasonably expected in the industry, such as firewalls, in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information under our control. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we take reasonable precautions to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

You are ultimately responsible for the security of your NTA login credentials. You may not share your NTA login credentials with colleagues or friends so they can access content or features that are restricted to NTA members only. You should log out of your browser at the end of each computer session to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence, especially if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.

NTA encourages all employees to use a “personal hotspot” rather than using Free internet provided by restaurants, libraries, and hotels.