Updated: February 20, 2018
By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
The security of your information is important to us and our third party providers. The Site is PCI compliant and SSL enabled for encryption. With SSL enabled automatically, site visitors and users can access a constant, secure connection on every page visited on the Site. Through SSL, the Site displays a Lock icon next to our URL in the browser, showing that information entered in our site is secure.
The Site is configured to automatically load HTTPS versions of every page as an added layer of security against downgrade attacks, phishing and other security violations.
While using our Site, you may wish to join our mailing list, register for an event or leave a comment on our blog. In order to assist you, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name, email address or any other information that is explicitly permitted to us.
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that is consistent with our mission. By submitting personally identifiable information through our Site, you agree to the use of submitted information for receiving communication from us. You have the option to unsubscribe from receiving communication from us at any time.
Protection of Personal Information
Email addresses received from newsletter sign-ups are automatically forwarded to our email server through a secured connection. Email addresses are manually uploaded to our newsletter platform, Constant Contact. In the event that Constant Contact services are interrupted, we may use alternative platforms with standard security features to ensure the protection of your information. Alternative platforms may include Mail Chimp and Microsoft Outlook.
Information submitted to register for an event, including any personally identifiable information that you submit to us is handled by Constant Contact.
Constant Contact employs reasonable technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. Constant Contact uses industry-recognized technical safeguards, such as firewalls, and have adopted and implemented security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration.
Northwest Mountain MSDC administration protects the confidentiality of your information. All personal, company and contact information is stored in password protected files. Sensitive information, such as financial, accounting or membership data is handled only by authorized personnel and stored on a secured server.
All payments made for event registration, sponsorship, and other transactions intended with the Council are redirected to Paypal. PayPal invests heavily in trying to keep their sites and services as safe and secure as possible. PayPal utilizes tokenization technology, which helps protect customers’ data during transactions. Tokenization substitutes a person’s sensitive financial information with a series of non-sensitive numbers that confirm to the merchant a payment is authentic, helping to minimize the impact of data breaches.
Personal and Non-personal Information
We will never use personally identifiable information to identify users or visitors to third parties and will never facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any advertising product or feature. You have the option to unsubscribe from our contact lists or modify your permissions at any time. We do not share personal information to third parties, with the exception of complying with government and legal/court-ordered actions, and we do not sell our contact lists.
Information Collection and Use
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site. We use website traffic information only for providing and improving the Site.
Website traffic data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, and the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third party services that collect, monitor and analyze website traffic.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. In addition to website traffic, cookies may also track browsing history and online behavior.
In essence, information collected by cookies can help product marketers predict what the customers want, how they want them, and how much they will spend, and give marketers a clear idea on which ad will they relate to, what platform to use, and what day and time to send the ad. The purpose of predictive marketing is to customer satisfaction, however, not everyone likes being tracked. Fortunately, browsers are equipped with private browsing or incognito mode.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.
Types of Cookies
We use a combination of data sets for analyzing website traffic, interest based advertising and social integration. Data is provided by third party services who enables cookies to collect the information we use. For instance, Google may drop an analytics cookie on your Chrome browser to collect website traffic information.
Cookies on this Site may include:
You can change your cookie preferences by going to the “Settings” or “Options” menu of your browser. You can turn Private Browsing “On” to reject cookies, or “Off” to accept cookies. You can also set your browser to accept or reject third-party cookies.
To learn more about cookie settings, visit:
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
To opt-out of accepting cookies altogether, you can register on the NAI Consumer Opt Out website: http://optout.networkadvertising.org
You can also visit Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web, Google advertising cookies, Facebook Services, Facebook Privacy and Square Space Privacy.