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 our Websites;
- the e-mail addresses of those who post messages to our discussion lists;
- the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail;
- 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, etc.); and
- 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 agreement.
USFN also provides limited information to third parties with whom 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 a credit card number and an 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 event.
Updating Personal Information and Making Your Personal Information Private
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, submit your request here.
If you are not a Member of USFN, and you wish to update your record, and/or to make your record private, please submit your request here.
Use of "Cookies"
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 click here.
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
If you have any additional questions, please contact USFN Headquarters:
625 The City Drive, Suite 310
Orange, CA 92868
Telephone: (714) 838-7167