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Collection, Use and Security of Personal Information

Netcentric Campaigns (NC), a Washington, DC based non-profit organization. The purpose of Netcentric Campaigns is to provide services and resources to leaders working on building networks to create progressive social change, to encourage and support collaboration among those leaders, and to share information about and generate support for the work of those leaders with a broader public audience (collectively, “The Services”).

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact:

Netcentric Campaigns
1875 Connecticut Ave NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC  20009


Your use of any of the Services signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

Who Should Use the Services

The Services are not directed at, or marketed to, or intended for users under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect any information from children under 13 years of age. If we learn that any information was provided to the Network through any of the Services by a user younger than 13 years of age, we will delete the information immediately.

NC values and respects an individual's right to keep certain Personal Information private.  Likewise, NC values the need to collect and use Personal Information which will enable NC to effectively deliver products and services.  This Privacy Policy applies to activities of NC and additionally to persons visiting NC websites, signing up for NC publications and mailings, entering into transactions with NC, and covers the collection, use, storage and disclosure of information and data as described in this Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy does not apply to information that the NC collects on contractors, vendors or other entities with which the NC does business, although NC will contractually require them to comply with relevant provisions of the Privacy Policy.

A. Collection of Personal Information You Provide.

When you sign up to use a Service that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, title, organization, etc.). We may combine the information you provide to us with information that we obtain about you through other services or third parties; we do this to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of the Network and the Services. For certain of the Services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information about you.

B. Use of Personal Information.

When an individual provides personal information to NC, NC may use the personal information for its programs, research and networking. The NC may also use personal information for the purpose of sharing information among the allies NC. Through your use of the services of the Network and acceptance of these Terms of Service, you have agreed that the NC may use personal information for the purpose of sharing information within others in the network, who also are committed to the mission of the network and have also agreed to abide by the applicable terms of service. NC will also use information collected on Network transactions and interactions for research purposes for the development or implementation of its programs, products and services. NC will not sell your personal information.

The network reserves the right to disclose all information if (a) required by law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce the applicable Terms of Service, including any investigations of potential violations, (c) resolve any potential disputes or security and/or technical issues, and (d) protect the rights, property and safety of the Network, its users or the public as required or permitted by the law.

The Network will make every effort to discontinue the use of an individual’s personal information as soon as possible if requested by that individual. NC may need to retain information in its archives and records for the aforementioned reasons, however will not identify you individually.

Please contact us if you have any further questions regarding the above mentioned terms about the management and use of personal information.

C. Specific Requirements.

1.  Administrative.

a. NC will take reasonable and appropriate measures to keep Personal Information confidential and in a secure environment, including taking appropriate action in the event of unauthorized disclosure and also include internal reviews of NC’s data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where personal data is stored.

b. Access to Personal Information will be restricted to only those personnel with a legitimate business purpose.

c. NC owns all Personal Information provided to it by individuals and collected in accordance with this Policy.

d. When an individual uses the NC and related products, services and websites, upon request at the address below, NC will provide the individual with access to their personal information and for the individual to be able either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data.

Netcentric Campaigns
1875 Connecticut Ave NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC  20009

e. For disclosure of Demographic Information (e.g., organizing local NC events, helping individuals connect offline at professional conferences, etc.), the NC as a minimum will use the "Opt Out" approach. An "opt-out" is obtained when the NC through some correspondence gives an individual the opportunity to decline or "opt-out" of disclosures to third parties. If the individual does not opt out, permission is deemed granted. Depending upon the nature of an activity or project, a higher standard than "opt-out" may be used, such as "opt-in" whereby an individual must affirmatively give consent before information is disclosed.

g. NC sometimes engages third parties to provide certain operational services to NC or on its behalf. NC may disclose Personal Information to those third parties on a “need to know” basis under a written contract.

h. NC uses and allows third parties to use Aggregate Information for research purposes for the development or implementation of its programs, products and services.

i. Consistent with the mission of NC, NC may also share individuals’ personal information with the other members of the Network and with other parties and individuals in the following circumstances

NC has the individual’s consent.  NC requires opt-in consent for the sharing of personal information.  In this regard, through use of NC and certain related products, services and websites (collectively, the “Services”), an individual agrees that the individual’s information may be shared with others within the Network and with other organizations that are committed to the mission of the Network and that agree to abide as well by the applicable Terms of Service.

NC provides such information to third parties for the purpose of processing personal information on the NC’s behalf. NC requires that these parties agree to process such information based on the NC’s instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

NC has a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable government request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the Network, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

2.  Information Security.

NC takes the security of your personal information that you provide to us very seriously, and we take reasonable measures to safeguard your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

While NC uses its best efforts to maintain this level of security across all of our systems we cannot guarantee or warrant that our systems or our service providers are not vulnerable to viruses, hacking or other security threats.

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3.  Use of Cookies.

A cookie is a small text file stored on a user’s computer by a web browser.  Cookies are used by websites to authenticate users, to store user site preferences, to capture the contents of a shopping cart, for tracking a user’s session, and/or for storing other essential textual information.

The NC uses Cookies to enhance the user experience while visiting our website.  Cookies are used for authentication primarily.  We do not store any personal information about a user in our cookies.  We do track your interests on the site so that we can provide you with additional content that might be of importance to you.  Most Web browsers accept cookies and you can use the “help” menu on your browser to assist you in preventing, accepting, or receiving notice of new cookies. However, please be aware that if you block cookies, Web site functionality may be lost.

We also use Google Analytics for tracking and reporting web site activity.  Google Analytics uses cookies to define a user’s session.  Aggregate information is collected so that we can report on how many visitors are coming to our sites and what content is visited the most.  We use this information so that we know how relevant the content is that we are providing.  Providing you with fresh and engaging content is important to us as we know it is important to you.

4.  Changes to Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (which may include e-mail notification of Privacy Policy changes). Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified by its effective date.  The effective Date of this version of the Privacy Policy is March 28, 2017.