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Legal and Privacy Information

NAID is a registered acronym for the National Association for Information Destruction, Inc. and all of its subsidiaries and committees, including NAID, NAID-Europe, NAID-ANZ, NAID-Asia, and NAID-Canada.

The human right to privacy is a priority to NAID. We recognize everyone's need for reasonable control of information that is shared with NAID. This statement is an association-wide principle. NAID does not sell any customer information to outside organizations without their specific permission. Our goal in gathering information is to consistently improve our relationship with our members and the customers they serve.

NAID uses the following guidelines to protect the information we collect during your visit to our website, over the telephone, at trade shows, or through any other interaction. Because these guidelines affect information about you, please read them carefully and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Social Media Guidelines

NAID developed social media guidelines to offer direction about the association's expectations of employee and member conduct in online social networking communities. NAID employees and members who are creating or contributing to blogs, wikis, social networks, virtual worlds or any other kind of social media should review the following guidelines. Read the guidelines.

Licensed Material

All images and photography on this site are intended for personal use only and prohibited from republication, retransmission, reproduction or other use of the licensed material.

What information does NAID gather online?

Every time you visit a NAID website, NAID automatically collects your IP address (the Internet address of your computer), the Web page from which you came and a record of your activity on NAID's site. NAID does not sell any user information to outside organizations without their specific permission.

For some areas of our website, we may ask you to voluntarily provide additional information in order to fulfill a request or to subscribe you to a NAID information vehicle. This information might include a person's name, e-mail address, company information, mailing address, application information, product preferences, or contact information and preferences. NAID will destroy and discontinue using any personal information with which it has been provided if so requested at anytime by that individual.

How does NAID use information collected about me?

NAID only accepts personal information voluntarily provided by individuals who are seeking NAID resources in some form or another. NAID only uses such information for the purpose it was originally provided unless permission is otherwise granted by the individual. In some cases, member information is posted for public display on the websites to promote their business. This is optional and any NAID member may decline this member benefit if they so choose.

How does NAID use cookies?

NAID uses cookies when a user submits information to pre-fill future feedback elements.

How do I know my information is secure?

NAID has invested time and resources to ensure that our online security procedures help safeguard your information. We use standard firewalls to prevent intrusion.

Is my information shared with third parties?

NAID will not share any personal information with anyone except in cases where permission is granted in advance and only of the nature and for the purpose expressly requested by the permission granted by the individual in question.

How can I update my information or remove myself from your customer database?

Any personal or member information which NAID has on file may be updated or reviewed by sending an email requesting such to admin@naidonline.org.

Please give two to four weeks for these changes to take effect in our internal customer databases. Upon request, NAID will also gladly delete personal information from all publicly displayed databases on our websites. NAID cannot delete personal information that must be retained for the legal reasons related to certain business transactions.

How does the NAID privacy statement affect me outside the U.S.?

To the extent applicable, NAID attempts to comply with local data protection rights laws. If you are unsure whether this privacy statement is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information. IF YOU ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION, YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE UNITED STATES, WHICH IS DEEMED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION TO HAVE INADEQUATE DATA PROTECTION. We have made an effort to add greater protection. Nevertheless, in accordance with local laws implementing European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data ("EU Privacy Directive"), customers located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Statement and to its transfer to and/or storage in the United States of America.

Is my information public in the public forum?

Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our website, such as chat rooms, forums, and/or message boards, or other public forums such as tradeshows or conventions, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. By using the NAID websites, you do not reveal any personal information. However, any text you include in a message is public. Because NAID cannot and does not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.

Does NAID maintain third-party website links?

There may be links to third-party websites that are provided on NAID's websites as a benefit, however, a third party controls them. NAID uses certain application service providers (ASPs) to provide specific services to enhance your online experience. ASPs do not sell or distribute your personal information. They are bound by the NAID Privacy Policy. ASPs provide these services through their website, although the look and feel of the site matches NAID's various websites.

How can I contact NAID, NAID-Europe, NAID-ANZ, NAID-Asia, or NAID-Canada?

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, NAID practices, NAID websites or your dealings with NAID, please contact:

Robert Johnson, NAID CEO
3030 N. 3rd Street, Ste. 940
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-788-6243, ext. 2001
rjohnson@naidonline.org