Non-Ferrous Founders' Society
1. Personal Information We Collect
Information you provide. By using nffs.org, you may provide us your personal information, including your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and work information when you create an account, register for an event, or otherwise correspond with us.
Statistical Analyses. We use Google Analytics to help us gather statistical information about the visitors to nffs.org and how they use the site on an anonymous, aggregate basis. However, we will not associate this data with your personal information unless required to do so to cooperate with law enforcement activity or other governmental request or to comply with law. We may use this information to gain a better understanding of the users of our site, to improve our site, and to improve our services. Depending on the type of browser and device that you use, you may have the ability to control the type of information that Google Analytics use. To understand how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. We reserve the right to license or sell aggregate, de-identified information about the visitors to our Site, but this information will not contain your personal information or otherwise be individually identifiable.
2. Our Use of Your Personal Information
To provide the site and our services. We use your personal information:
- to provide, maintain and improve the site and our member services;
- to better understand your needs and interests, and personalize your experience with the site;
- to register you for events;
- to respond to your requests, questions, comments, and feedback; and
- to perform website analytics and database management services.
To send you communications. We may send you newsletters, promotions or other marketing communications, but you may opt out of receiving them as described in the Your Choices section, below.
To create and maintain your account. To utilize the services provided through the site, you must create an account using certain personal information, including your name, email address, and phone number. You have choices about the information included in your account profile. You do not have to provide additional information on your profile; however, additional profile information may help you get more from our services. It is your choice what to include on your profile and make that information public. To opt out of the sharing of your membership information, see the Your Choices section, below.
For compliance, fraud prevention and safety. We may use your personal information as we believe appropriate to: (a) investigate or prevent violation of the law or your agreements with us; (b) protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, safety or property (including by prosecuting and defending legal claims); (c) protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity; (d) comply with applicable laws, lawful requests and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities; and (e) where permitted by law in connection with a legal investigation. For example, we may share information with law enforcement to reduce the risk of fraud or if someone uses or attempts to use our site for illegal reasons.
3. Disclosure of Your Personal Information to Others
We do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent except as follows:
Members and business partners. Unless you opt out as detailed in the “Your Choices” section, below, we will share some of your membership details, including your name, address, phone number, and email, with other members and other third parties for the purposes of promoting networking and business development among our members and within our industry. We may also share your personal information with our business partners who offer a service to you jointly with us.
Law enforcement and legal proceedings. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of nffs.org if we have a good-faith belief that disclosure of the information to government or law enforcement officials or private parties is reasonably necessary for the purposes described above under the section titled “For compliance, fraud prevention and safety.”
Business transfers. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our business or assets, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or similar transaction.
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5. Your Choices
Opting out of the sharing of your information. If you do not want us to share your membership details with other NFFS members and third parties, you may opt out by configuring your personal profile in your account or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Changing or deleting your information. Nffs.org may provide account holders limited access to and the ability to modify their personal information through their account. If the information you are seeking is not available within your account, or if you do not have an account, you can contact us as detailed below and ask us to change, update or fix your information in certain cases, particularly if it is inaccurate. You can also request that we erase or delete all or some of your personal information or otherwise object to, limit, or restrict the use of such information (if we have no legal right or legitimate business interest in retaining such information). We may retain indefinitely some of the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of the site more efficient, practical, and relevant. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
Opting out of communications. If you are receiving newsletters, commercial emails or other communications from nffs.org, you may opt-out of these communications by selecting an appropriate link in those email communications or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To the extent that we utilize the Google Analytics tools available, you have options with respect to some of those tracking tools or features available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
6. Security of Your Personal Information
The security of your personal information is important to us. We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information or that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.
Nffs.org is not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.
8. International Data Use and Cross-Border Transfers
10. Contact Information
Nffs.org operates under the control of the Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society, a 501(c)6 not for profit trade association incorporated in the State of Illinois with its principal place of business at 905 E. Chicago Road, Suite 1, Sturgis, Michigan 49091. Click here to contact us, or call us at (847) 299-0950.
Last updated: June 1, 2023