USFN respects the privacy of its customers, Mmbers, and those
highlight the importance of privacy. This policy, which discloses ways
in which USFN gathers and distributes information, may change at any
time. This policy also applies to the NMSRD™ website. Any changes
will be posted on these websites within this policy.
It is USFN's general policy to collect only such personal data
as our Members, subscribers, event registrants and other visitors
knowingly provide. However, for each visitor to this website, our web
server automatically recognizes the consumer's domain name and e-mail
address (where possible). USFN does not collect personal information
from those merely browsing this website. Most information collected on
the website is used to better enable USFN to serve its Members and
customers. We may also contact you regarding a website problem or other
customer or member service-related issues.
Those joining USFN as Members, registering for USFN conferences and
other activities on this website or subscribing to the NMSRD provide
personal information as requested for those actions. The categories of
personally identifiable information collected may include names, titles,
companies and their addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail
addresses. Individuals are requested to provide similar information when
they sign up by offline methods. In addition, in order to access the
Members-only restricted access portion of the website, Members are
requested to provide certain information. Specifically, the information
we collect may include:
- the domain name and e-mail address (where possible) of visitors to
- the e-mail addresses of those who post messages to our discussion
- the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via
- aggregate, non-user specific information on what pages consumers
access or visit;
- information volunteered by the consumer, such as preferences, survey
information and/or site registrations;
- names, addresses and other information of visitors who request to be
added to our database (eg, sign-up using our online Guestbook,
- payment information (e.g., credit card number, expiration date,
security code and billing address) for those subscribing/making
purchases from our website.
USFN does not market to children and does not knowingly collect
personal information from children on USFN Websites.
In order to use many features of USFN Websites, you may be asked to
create or provide a username and password, which is used to determine
whether you are a USFN Member or an NMSRD subscriber, or otherwise
authorized to access non-public portions of these websites.
Use of Information
USFN uses the data collected to improve its services to Members and for
marketing purposes which also relate to the provision of goods and
services to Members, customers, and registrants. Member and registrant
contact information is made available to other Members and registrants.
This includes the compilation of such information in hard copy
directories which are made available to participants and, in limited
circumstances, to others.
USFN Members will receive electronic and printed communications,
including regular publications and information regarding USFN Member and
other events, elections, and other information necessary to provide
membership services. By the action of obtaining a USFN membership, these
Member communications are delivered as part of your membership
USFN also provides limited information to third parties with which
USFN does business. While this information may include names, titles,
companies, their addresses and phone and fax numbers, it does not
include e-mail addresses.
We may monitor how you use our Websites including search terms you
enter, pages visited and documents viewed. If you are a registered user,
this information is stored with your registration information. It is
unique-number identifiable, and is used solely for purposes of enabling
us to provide you with a personalized Website experience. Aggregated
(not personally identifiable) forms of this data may also be used in
order to help us understand areas for future research and to identify
future features and functions to develop for the Website.
This data may also be used by USFN, in the aggregate, to identify
appropriate customer offerings.
Purchases and Fulfillment
When you place an order or register for a USFN event or product/software
subscription, we may request additional information such as credit card
number and expiration date. This information is used for confirmation
and billing purposes. The contact information you provide is used to
service the order. Also, when you register for an event, we may request
additional information about your hotel, meal and other travel
preferences. This information is used only for the specific event and is
not stored electronically.
USFN uses third-party service providers such as credit card
processing companies, shipping companies, mailing houses and event
coordinators together with other service providers as required to
satisfy customer requests.
When you register for a USFN event, we provide necessary information
to hotels and to facilities hosting events. These parties are allowed to
use that personal information only to provide services relevant to the
Updating Personal Information and Making Your Personal
USFN Members and non-members may decline to have their information
shared with non-USFN third parties.
If you are a Member of USFN, and your personal information changes,
you may update it at any time. To correct or update personal
information, and or to mark your personal information private, email administrator@USFN.org.
If you are not a Member of USFN, and you wish to update your record,
and/or to make your record private, please send an email to: administrator@USFN.org.
Use of "Cookies"
"Cookies" are pieces of data that a website may send for storage by your
web browser on your computer's hard drive. When a user registers on the
USFN or NMSRD website, the user is asked whether a cookie may be
attached. If the user declines, the user may not have full access to the
website. Registration, and attachment of a cookie, allows the website to
to distribute or analyze information about the user.
USFN provides its users with a secure online experience. To do this, we
use a variety of security measures to maintain the safety and
confidentiality of personal information about you. All user registration
information is contained behind a firewall and is accessible only by
USFN employees and contractors who have signed nondisclosure agreements
with USFN. The database is protected behind a firewall. If you have any
questions about the security at our Websites, please send an e-mail to
USFN's websites contain links to websites not within the USFN domain.
USFN is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such
sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our sites
and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects
to information collected by USFN websites.
Listserves; Communication Boards
The website allows Members to utilize listserves and communication
boards. Information that a user may disclose there becomes viewable to
other users, and the user should therefore use discretion with respect
to disclosing personal information.
Notification of Policy Changes; Effective Date
We will notify Members and other users about material changes to our
Thus, users of the website may want to periodically review the policy
If you have any additional questions, please contact USFN
625 The City Drive, Suite 310
Orange, CA 92868
Telephone: (714) 838-7167