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NTCA Site Privacy Policy

This is the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association's Internet Privacy Statement. Together with the Policy on Collection and Use of Personal Information, this privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.ntca.org and related association Web sites.

Information Collection and Use
The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways other than those outlined in this statement. The NTCA collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site. Personal info provided by users will be used by the NTCA to improve the site and provide a more personalized experience for the user, but information which identifies a specific individual will not be disclosed to others without the user's permission unless necessary to provide services which the user has requested.

Registration and E-mail Alerts
It is optional for a user to complete a registration form. If a user chooses to complete one, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is used only to maintain a unique account that can take advantage of the content personalization and content notification features of the site.

Links
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the NTCA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. The NTCA privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association Web site.

Security
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. All of our users' information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The servers used to store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Choice/Opt-out
By providing e-mail address information to NTCA, the user agrees to receive periodic e-mail communications from NTCA related to programs, services and events. Our users are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their personal information used by third parties for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our informational email messages have an "opt-out" mechanism so users who register can change their mind and be removed from receiving future informational messages. Users who no longer wish to receive NTCA newsletters or e-mail communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the "unsubscribe" instructions in the e-mail message.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post changes immediately so our site users are always aware of the information we collect, the ways we use it, and any circumstances under which we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.