NORTHERN INDIANA ATHEISTS (NIA) PRIVACY STATEMENT
NIA bylaws protect confidentiality. NIA does not share, trade, sell or otherwise divulge its mailing list. Members' identities are kept in confidence, as are the identities of prospective members who have contacted NIA. Email addresses and phone numbers are kept for in-house convenience only, for example, if there is a question about a volunteer opportunity, event, or product order, or to contact members to notify them about a state/church violation in their area. NIA does not collect personal information other than to log how a new member found out about NIA so we can test effective outreach. Donors are not identified, unless they requests public acknowledgment or identification, for example, after endowing a particular program.
NIA uses industry standard security measures to protect the personal data of its members. While such security measures provide reasonable protections against unauthorized access, they provide no guarantee that the personal data will not be compromised.
Personal Data Collected: The only Personal Data NIA currently collects through our website is the Personal Data that is voluntarily provided to NIA by users. For example, users may become members of NIA or make a donation to NIA through the website. To do so, a user must enter certain Personal Data.
Non-Personal Data Collected: Other data that does not qualify as Personal Data because it cannot be used to contact or identify Users (“Non-Personal Data”) may also be automatically collected about the user. For example, NIA may use technology to automatically collect Non-Personal Data about the use of the NIA website. This technology is used to track how many users access the NIA website, the date and time of their visits, the length of their stays, and which pages they view. NIA may also use technology to determine which web browsers users use and the address from which they accessed the website. The information collected using this technology does not identify any user personally and is thus all Non-Personal Data that simply enables NIA to compile statistics about users and their use of the NIA website. NIA may use this Non-Personal Data and may share it with third parties to improve the content and functionality of the NIA website, to better understand our members and prospective members, and to improve our products and services.
Cookies: We may store certain information from your web browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use session-ID cookies to confirm that registered users are logged in. These cookies would terminate once the user closes the web browser. We may also use persistent cookies that store certain Personal Data you already provided to us to make it easier for you to log back in to the NIA website. Cookies are used as a convenience feature for the user. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser if you want to disable them.
Use of Personal Data Collected: NIA uses the Personal Data collected on the NIA website to provide users with the requested services or products. If you become a member on the NIA website and request additional information about NIA’s services, for example, NIA will use your Personal Data to contact you and provide the additional information you requested. NIA may also use the Personal Data to contact you for a variety of reasons, such as but not limited to notifying you by email about NIA in the news, action alerts, events in your area, or asking for your help with a local issue.
NIA may also disclose Personal Data if required or authorized to do so by law.
Security Measures: NIA uses industry standard security measures to protect your Personal Data. All data collected through end-user input forms, such as the membership sign-up, goes through SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). SSL establishes an encrypted link between the browser and NIA’s web server, rather than sending the data in plain text, so that those data are not vulnerable to being intercepted and used by an attacker. NIA’s website also has a web application firewall, including the administrative portion of the site. This helps prevent the site from being hacked and allowing hackers to gain access to users' personal information. All credit card information is transmitted directly to the payment processor and not stored by NIA in any way. While NIA works diligently to protect your data, and while such security measures provide reasonable protections against unauthorized access, they provide no absolute guarantee that your Personal Data will not be compromised, for example, due to an illegal hacking attempt.