(Cookie Files section below)
How information is collected and used
Information collected on ntea.com is business-related in nature. This information is usually needed in order to contact individuals about transaction status and verification of employment at an NTEA member company. Session Cookies (see below) are populated with company information from our business system when a member company employee logs in to ntea.com. This information is used only when the user wants to engage in a transaction, such as posting a job opening. To facilitate speedy completion of form information, certain form fields are pre-populated. User information is also used to track site usage patterns.
ntea.com utilizes "Session Cookies" to track an individual's affiliation with a dues-paying member company. Users must configure their browsers to accept cookies if participation in the "Members Only" area is desired. It is important to note that session cookies are TEMPORARY and last only the duration of a user's browsing session. In other words, when a user exits their browser, the session cookie is deleted with NO information being permanently stored on the user's computer. Information stored in a session cookie is business-related and originates from our association management business system. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but a user's browser can be configured to not accept cookies.
NOTE: This section was added on 12/8/03
NTEA.com utilizes the very common cookie file technique to help us manage the site's usage patterns. This cookie file is a very small text file that is saved to a folder designated in your browser's setup. Cookie files are VERY common for websites to utilize. It allows the website administrator to determine how many unique users have visited the site and which pages are most popular. Absolutely no personal information is stored in cookie files. There is a reference to a unique ID in our database that helps us track usage and page popularity. There may be times when some nonpersonal information is requested of the visitor (e.g., company type). Even in these instances no personal data will be collected and stored in a cookie file.
Discussion groups and message boards will be available to users of the site. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and users should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information.
No disclosure of member information
Site users' business-related information is not sold, traded, or rented by NTEA to other parties. Aggregate statistics about visitors, traffic patterns, and related site information may be provided to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics do not include any personally identifying or contact information. Account information may be released when, in good faith, such release is believed to be reasonably necessary to (i) comply with the law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any user agreements, or (iii) to protect the rights, property, or safety of the association, users, or others.
This site contains links to other websites. NTEA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Although some of the linked sites may want to know that a user came from this site, that user information is not provided to the third parties.
Contacting the Website
If users have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or dealings with this site, contact the administrator for this site.