Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement covers Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE) website: www.nedpg.org.

By accessing and using the website you consent to the terms of this privacy policy. Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG is committed to maintaining the confidence and trust of our members and other customers and visitors to the website. NE maintains the following privacy policy to inform you of NE's collection, use and distribution of the personal information you provide online. NE may update or modify this privacy policy at any time, which update shall become effective upon posting of the new privacy policy on the website. Please check this page periodically for updates to our privacy policy. Please Contact Us with any questions, comments or concerns.

What information does NE collect and how is it used?

NON-PII

From General Users

NE does not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) from users browsing our website. Only statistical data—such as the number of hits per page—is collected. This information is used only for internal and marketing purposes and does not include any PII.

Cookies and IP Addresses

"Cookies" are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. They provide greater security for sites that provide personalized information. Cookies are commonly used by the website to provide identification. The cookie you accept is uniquely yours and can be read only by the server that gave it to you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them.

A unique number called an IP address identifies every computer on the Internet. Each time you connect to the Internet your machine is assigned an IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet. NE's site uses cookies but does not track IP addresses for advertising purposes.

PII

From NE Members, Event Registrants and Other Customers

To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on NE's website, members and other users are asked to voluntarily register and/or provide their member login, as well as provide some limited information. NE asks members to provide their name, member number, business phone and email. Similar information may be submitted to NE through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions and contest registrations. NE uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members.

From Email

Information sent by email to NE is used to process the request or inquiry in the email.

E-Commerce

Our site uses order forms for visitors to request information, products and services. We will collect visitor contact information (such as email address) and method of payment. Contact information from the order form is used to process orders and to send information about NE. User payment information is used to bill the user for products and services. This site has a secure certificate issued by a certifying agency. The organization has verified the organizational name and that NE has the proof of right to use. This site legitimately runs under the auspices of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. All information sent to this site, if in an SSL session, is encrypted.

Credit Card Information

NE collects credit card account information provided by our members and customers to process authorized payments.

NEdpg.org Site / Member / Non-Member Registration Forms

Our online registration forms require users to give us contact information (such as name and email address), method of payment and demographic information. We use customer contact information from the registration forms to send the user information about NE. The customer's contact information is also used by NE to contact the visitor when necessary. Information regarding method of payment is collected for event registration and to process orders for products and services.

How Do We Share Your information?

Disclosure of Your PII to Third-Parties. Except as provided below, we do not share your PII with non-affiliated third parties without your permission.

We may disclose PII you provide via the website in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business or a portion of the business of our site, including a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, sale of assets or other corporate change of our direct or indirect parent companies that affects us.

We may need to release PII when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a criminal investigation, a court order, or legal process served on our website. We may also share your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Service Providers: We also may disclose information to outside companies that help us bring you the products and services we offer. For example, we may work with an outside company to: (a) process credit card transactions; (b) manage a database of customer information; (c) assist us in distributing emails; (d) assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (e) provide us storage and analysis; (f) provide fraud prevention; and (g) other services designed to assist us in maximizing our business potential. We require that these outside companies agree to keep confidential all information we share with them and to use the information only to perform their obligations in the agreements.

Electronic Mailing Lists

NE makes electronic mailing lists (EMLs) available to its members on this site. Any information you disclose on any electronic mailing list or other open forum hosted by NE may be collected by others and used, without authorization by NE, to send you unsolicited non-NE information or for other purposes. Although NE tries to protect your personal information when using these public forums, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

NE takes privacy very seriously and sends members monthly reminders on the EML that emails are not to be shared or forwarded to individuals not on the EML.

External Links

NEDPG.ORG may contain links to other external websites that do not fall under the NEDPG.ORG domain. NEDPG.ORG is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external websites. NE does not endorse the content, products or services on other websites.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Tell Us What You Think

Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG welcomes your questions and comments about privacy. Please use our Contact Us form.