Privacy

National Supplier Registration (NSR) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for Diversity 2000 and the National Supplier Registration website.

In order to have full access to the all of the features, of this site, National Supplier Registration may require you to be or become a National Supplier Registration member. When and if you register to become a member, you agree to the following: (a) WHEN REGISTERING AS A SUPPLIER OR SMALL BUSINESS, (someone whose business is to supply products/commodities and/or services to another company); ACKNOWLEDGE AND STATE THAT YOU ARE a "small business" AS SET FORTH BY THE STANDARDS, RULES, REGULATIONS AND APPLICABLE LAWS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (b) provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form (including your email address) and (c) to maintain and update your information (including your email address) to keep it accurate, current, and complete. You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate this Agreement and your use of the Site.

As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a Member ID and password. We may refuse to grant you a Member ID that impersonates someone else, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law(s), is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion, as determined by us in our sole discretion. You will be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your Member ID and password and agree not to transfer or resell your use of or access to the Site to any third party. If you have reason to believe that your account with us is no longer secure, you must promptly change your password by updating your account information and immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your NSR Member ID and Password and entirely responsible for any and all activities (including purchases as applicable) that are conducted through your account.

National Supplier Registration reserves the right to contact a registered user regarding account status, changes to this agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.

National Supplier Registration reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site, and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. NSR will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties. NSR is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties and users should check the applicable privacy policy of such party when providing personally identifiable information. Registrants should be aware that certain users may be given exclusive rights to use of your info for their purposes; this may include but is not limited to: Contacting you regarding goods and services; contacting you regarding their goods and services. You may also receive periodic information from National Supplier Registration. This information may be in the following forms, but is not limited to: monthly newsletters; press releases regarding National Supplier Registration, their sponsor Computer Consulting Associates International Inc., or other relevant press releases dealing with major multicultural issues; mass mailings to notify registrants of new features and uses available at National Supplier Registration, or for any use National Supplier Registration sees fit. Your information may be used for targeted marketing purposes to help promote business with diversity suppliers and buyers. The personal data you enter belongs solely to National Supplier Registration, and National Supplier Registration reserves all rights to this voluntarily given information. Please note that this data is made publicly available, and is used for promoting business with your company, and National Supplier Registration assumes no responsibility for loss or misuse of information by a third party.

Registrants under no circumstances may use National Supplier Registration Data for their own mass mailing/marketing purposes. If a registered user of National Supplier Registration is deemed by the National Supplier Registration staff to have performed spam, or other such activities NOT condoned by National Supplier Registration, the users priveleges will be revoked, entry in the NSR database removed and future priveleges revoked regardless of Premium Membership status or payment. All payments made to National Supplier Registration are final, no refunds will be issued to any person or organization that has abused the priveleges of the data available.

Additionally, users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on the bulletin boards or in the chat areas of the NSR sites, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of NSR.

The National Supplier Registration website also logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes, and to help identify you. IP addresses and/or domain names, as well as information about your computer, such as the browser, operating system, and the home server from which you access the Internet are logged to track a user's session. This gives NSR an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. This Site Gathers/Tracks aggregate information site-wide, including anonymous site stats. On certain pages such as the National Supplier Registration Registration Form, we give users the option of providing us with names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, demographic, preference and other personal information, and various other kinds of details. We do not gather this more personal information without users’ knowing and active permission and participation.

NSR is produced and funded by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (www.CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. CCAii is one of the leading minority owned Information Technology Professional Services firms in the country. Having received national recognition by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and numerous other organizations, CCAii is noted for its commitment to Supplier Diversity and assisting other small and minority businesses with their growth and development.

NSR’s use of “cookies”
Users also should be aware that non-personal information and data might be automatically collected through the standard operation of NSR's Internet servers or through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files a web site can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto a user's system and damage files. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Users should be aware that NSR cannot control the use of cookies or the resulting information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for NSR, and that we do not have access to this information.

If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, users should note that cookies might be necessary to provide the user with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on the NSR site.

Cookies are part of the technology implemented by your Web browser. But don't just take our word for it - read what the companies who wrote the browsers have to say!

For Netscape, please visit:
http://wp.netscape.com/security/basics/privacy.html

For Microsoft, please visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/insider/guide/intro.asp

Public Forums
NSR makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Security
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Access to computer data and files at National Supplier Registration are secured by password coding and router access lists. Our network is also behind an industry standard firewall designed to prevent unauthorized access. IP addresses and/or domain names, as well as information about your computer, such as the browser, operating system, and the home server from which you access the Internet are logged to track any user's session. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by NSR Members. You, as a NSR Member, are ultimately responsible for the security of your NSR username and password. Please take care to store your NSR username separately from your account password, or better yet, choose a password that you don’t need to write down at all.

Correcting and Updating Information
Upon request, NSR will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. National Supplier Registration also believes strongly in providing you with the ability to access and edit the personal information that you have provided to us. We give users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided (such as user profiles).

visit: http://www.NationalSupplierRegistration.com

Contact us via the web

Contacting NSR
If you have any questions about this Privacy statement, the practices of National Supplier Registration, or your dealings with National Supplier Registration, you can contact:
Copyright Agent
National Supplier Registration
200 Pequot Ave.
Southport, CT 06890


The foregoing policies are effective as of May 4, 2000. National Supplier Registration reserves the right to change this policy at any time. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.