At the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) we understand that privacy is important to you, and we are committed to respecting your privacy when you visit the NFTE web site (the “Site”). The following Privacy Policy is designed to help you better understand what information we gather from you through our Site and our on-line services, how we use and disclose this information, and who we might share this information with. This Privacy Policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

By visiting this Site, and/or by using any of the on-line services made available on this Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

General Information Collection and Use
Our primary goals in collecting personal information are to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience, to send you information upon your request, and to thank you for your support. In addition, we may use such information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize our Site’s content, layout and services.

Personally Identifiable Information
We collect additional information from you when you are interested in donating time, money, or other resources to NFTE, when you wish to make purchases from the NFTE Store, or when you wish to provide us with on-line comments or feedback via our Site. When you make a donation on-line or make purchases from the NFTE Store, information about you, including your credit card number, will be stored on a secure part of the Site for the purpose of completing the on-line transaction.

If you volunteer to make a donation of time, money or resources, we will request personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, address, phone number and email address. We seek such information to communicate with you and to facilitate the transactions as well as for the more general uses described above. If you agree by clicking “yes” when prompted, we may use the information that you provide to contact you and deliver information to you through, for example, email updates.

For donors, unless you specify that a gift be “anonymous” or otherwise request that your name not be listed, we may include your name in lists of donors that appear in NFTE brochures, on the Site, and in benefit programs to recognize the generosity of those who have given to our cause. We do not sell our donor lists to anyone, nor do we include the donor lists in any direct mail solicitations.

Third Party Uses
We may share some of your personally identifiable information with our consultants and service providers for the purpose of improving the Site and facilitating the services that it offers to you. In addition, we sometimes employ other companies and individuals to perform promotional, marketing and data analysis functions on our behalf, such as sending postal mail, removing repetitive information from donor lists, analyzing data, processing credit card payments and providing customer service. These companies and individuals have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for any other purpose.

Aggregate Data
The demographic information you provide is collected by us and may be disclosed in aggregate to third parties. This aggregate information cannot be used to personally identify you or your computer.

Cookies
“Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive; each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser preferences allow it. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our Site.

Cookies help us to provide customized services and information that is targeted to your interests. We use cookies to tell us how and when pages in our Site are visited, what our users’ technology preferences are (such as what type of video player they use) and whether our Site is functioning properly.

Additionally, you may encounter cookies or other similar devices on our site that are placed by third parties. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.

Security
We care about the security of your transactions and use standard industry practices to safeguard your credit card information. We use high-grade encryption and the secure https protocol to communicate with your browser software, which guards against interception of the credit card information you give us. We also employ security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization. You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet; third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You should not expect that your personally identifiable information will remain private.

Sharing Information
As a matter of policy, we will not sell or rent information about you and we will not disclose information about you in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy except as required by law or government regulation. We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud and other personal rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials that we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, or you, to liability.

Providing Us with Information About You
Although we encourage children to learn more about our organization, we ask that children under 13 do so only with parental supervision. We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, he or she should contact us at nfte@nfte.com.

Other Information Collectors
Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to this Site and not to other companies’ or organizations’ websites to which we link or to the websites of our partners. We do not control the privacy policies of others. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Accessing Your Information
We work to process and maintain accurately the information that you share with us. If you have donated to us, for example, you are invited to access your online giving account and let us know of any errors.

Governing Law
You agree that your use of this Site, this Privacy Policy and any disputes relating thereto, shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York. Any dispute relating to this Privacy Policy shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in Manhattan, New York.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please contact us at nfte@nfte.com if you have any questions about our Site or our Privacy Policy.