National Security Institute’s Privacy Policy

TERMS OF USE
Protecting your personal privacy online is a priority for the National Security Institute (NSI). Therefore, NSI has adopted this online privacy policy for its Web site. By using this Web site, you are consenting to be governed by the terms of this policy.

What Information We Collect

Through its Web site, the National Security Institute only collects contact information – such as your name, address, phone number, email address, etc. – if you choose to provide it during your visit. This sort of personal information is gathered – only at your choosing – when you request to receive free/paid publications or services.

You may decline to provide information to the National Security Institute via our Web site by declining to complete any form on our Web site. If you do, you may be unable to use some features of our Web site. For example, you must provide your name, address, and other information in order to receive many of our free reports.

To improve Web server performance, to protect against intrusion, and to determine the usefulness of some content, visits to this Web site are logged. The information we record includes your IP address (an indication of your location on the Internet) and the date and time of your visit. Such recorded data is not linked to contact information, such as your name, address or telephone number, and is not used for any purpose other than to optimize and protect our Web site.

Like many Web sites, some portions of the National Security Institute Web site make use of short strings of text known as "cookies" to help you move around our Web site more easily. Cookies may be stored and managed by your Web browser software. If you want to know when a Web site attempts to place cookies on your computer, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a Web site attempts to place a cookie on your computer. (Each browser is different, so you should consult the online help for the browser you are using.) If you choose not to accept cookies from this site, you may be unable to take advantage of some of its features.

Use and Disclosure of Information

As a matter of general policy, the National Security Institute will keep your personal information confidential, using or disclosing it only in connection with legitimate organization and Web site activities or as required by law.

Use by staff and representatives. The personal information you provide to the National Security Institute will be made available to the appropriate NSI staff members so that they may respond to your message or request. If you provide us with your email address or postal address, we may use it to communicate with you unless you ask us not to. Your personal information also may be disclosed to outside vendors and consultants in order to allow them to provide their ordinary services to the National Security Institute.

Disclosure as required by law or court order. The National Security Institute may disclose information provided to us through this Web site if required to do so by law or by an order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Disclosure to third parties. The National Security Institute works closely with professional groups and organizations, and sometimes exchanges information about its supporters with these and other third parties. This means that you may be contacted by an entity other than the National Security Institute as a result of the information you have provided to us through this Web site. We also may disclose contact information to benefit providers authorized to provide services and products through our association.

Security

The National Security Institute recognizes the importance of security for all personally identifiable information collected through our Web site. We take steps to protect against the loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration of personally identifiable information collected through this Web site. In the event that we request or transmit sensitive information, such as credit card information, we use industry standard, secure socket layer ("SSL") encryption.

Unsubscribing and Removal

If you request to be removed from one of our email lists, or from our name and address database, the National Security Institute will make a good faith effort to process your request as soon as possible.

When you subscribe to an email list on this Web site, you will be provided with information about the process of unsubscribing and changing your subscription information. Please attempt to use the designated method for unsubscribing, because it is usually the most efficient way to accomplish your request. If you are unable to remove yourself using the designated method, please write to: National Security Institute, 116 Main Street, Suite 200, Medway, MA 02053 or call 508-533-9099.

This site does not ask for or knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a person under the age of 13 and you wish to have such a person removed from our database, please write to: National Security Institute, 116 Main Street, Suite 200, Medway, MA 02053

Changes to this Policy

The National Security Institute may choose to update this online privacy policy in the future. If it is updated, the revised privacy policy will be posted online in this same location. This policy was last revised on October 1, 2009.