Privacy Policy

The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. ("NCTC", “Company” or “We”) is committed to and recognizes your need for protection and privacy issues on the Internet.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our website (our " Website") and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

It does not apply to information collected by:

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features, register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

We collect this information:

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, " posted") on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, "User Contributions"). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies.

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).

The information we may collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service. The following list contains examples of how we may use this information to:

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us such as if You submit it to us by filling out a form or a service request.

Collecting Personal Identifiable Information

There are times when we may collect personal information from you; for example, when you are registering for NCTC’s annual shows or applying for membership. In addition, we request personal information when you register to receive additional information regarding our products and services or send us a question. If you choose not to give information we request, you can still visit most of the Website, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers and services. Unless otherwise stated, personal information provided by users will be used for marketing and promotional purposes only by NCTC.

Any of the following personal information that may be made available to the organization when browsing or navigating the site shall be kept confidential:

Examples of scenarios where our visitors provide their personal information include, but may not be limited, to:

Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers' target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. We may however list NCTC member company names on our website as well as vendors doing business with NCTC.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

We may also disclose your personal information:

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may send us an email to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Website users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including User Contributions, is governed by our terms of use.

NCTC reserves the right to disclose user information in special cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Web site users or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose personal information in response to a subpoena, when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to respond to an emergency situation.

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Links to Third Party Sites

This Website may contain links to other sites. NCTC does not share your personal information with those Web sites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. These sites are not controlled by NCTC and NCTC is not responsible for any content contained on any such Web site. We are not responsible the privacy practices employed by other sites. As with our Website, you should become familiar with any external party's privacy policy when visiting that site.

Posting Information on Website

You are responsible for the content of any information you put on our Website. The information posted to our Website does not necessarily reflect the views of NCTC and in no event shall NCTC assume or have any responsibility or liability for any information posted to our Website or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of such information on our Website. NCTC has no obligation to, and does not in the normal course, monitor or control any information that is or becomes available on our Website. NCTC reserves the right to review any Information that is or becomes available on our Website. NCTC reserves the right to refuse to post or to edit or remove, in whole or in part, any information that is, in NCTC's sole discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these rules. NCTC has no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights by NCTC; however, NCTC respects the copyright law that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of our Website or network who are repeat infringers. NCTC may terminate access for content providers or forum participants who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected material without necessary rights and permissions. By submitting information to NCTC, you grant NCTC a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, transmit, copy and display such information in any and all media now know or hereinafter devised and represent that you have all necessary rights in such posting.

Mailing Lists

Personal information of registrants of NCTC's educational programs, including The Winter Educational Conference and The Independent Show may be shared with sponsors of these meetings for promotional purposes. This information provided will contain the name, title, company, mailing address and e-mail address of all meeting attendees. Any members may remove themselves from this mailing list by contacting NCTC.

Disclaimers

THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND NCTC EXCLUDES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE FUNCTIONS EMBODIED ON, OR IN THE MATERIALS OF, THIS WEBSITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR WITHOUT ERROR. YOU, NOT NCTC, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

Except as specifically stated in this Policy, or elsewhere on this Website, or as otherwise required by applicable law, neither NCTC nor its directors, employees, content providers, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind (including, without limitation, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental or punitive damages) arising out of your use of, your inability to use or the performance of this Web site or the Content whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

NCTC uses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the Website content, but we make no representations or warranties as to the Website content's accuracy, correctness or reliability.

Some US states and foreign countries do not permit the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for certain categories of damages. Therefore, some or all of the limitations above may not apply to you to the extent they are prohibited or superseded by state or national provisions.

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please email us at NCTC-eNoticeMail@nctconline.orgor contact us via mail at NCTC, 11200 Corporate Avenue, Lenexa, KS 66219.