Privacy Policy Statement

Visitor Tracking Practices
For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes that visitor's domain name. We collect the domain names to get aggregate information on what pages our visitors access. The information we collect is used primarily for internal review and content improvement.

When a visitor to our Web site registers for an event, our server will collect and record that visitor's IP address and domain name to validate, substantiate and authenticate that transaction. This information is then stored for archival purposes.

Our Use of Cookies
Cookies are pieces of information generated by a Web server and stored in the user's computer, ready for future access. Cookies are used to allow user-side customization of Web information. Cookies make use of user-specific information transmitted by the Web server onto the user's computer so that the information might be available for later access.

Our visitors have the option of typing in their name or password each time they visit, or having this information automatically saved for them for their next visit. In the event a visitor wants this information saved for them, we use cookies to store their username and password.

If you choose to have your information saved, your web browser will store a cookie in your computer in a special file called a cookie list. Whenever you log onto our site, your web browser will automatically transfer your name and password to our server, so you do not have to manually enter this information each visit.

These cookies cannot be used to obtain other data from your hard drive, to learn your email address, or to acquire sensitive information about your person or organization.

If you choose not to have your user name and password saved, no cookies are used.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council utilizes e-mail as one way of communicating with our members regarding events, news, and other information.

If you do not wish to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address.

We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Changes In Our Privacy Policy
If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our Web site. If you are concerned about how your information is used, please refer to our Web site periodically.

Visitor Information
Upon request, we provide site visitors with access to unique identifier information (e.g., membership number or username) that we maintain about them, transaction information (e.g., upcoming events that visitor is registered for), and contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them. This information is collected by NVTC when visitors register for our events, apply for membership to NVTC, register to receive information from NVTC at our Web site or otherwise direct communications to us.

Visitors can access this information by sending us e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address. Visitors can also access some of this information through our Web site.

Although we do not allow site visitors to access information regarding their active password, we do allow visitors to change their password on-line. If a site visitor forgets their active password, he can send an e-mail to nvtc@nvtc.org to request a password.

Data Accuracy
NVTC makes every effort to keep its lists and other personally identifiable data current and accurate.

Upon request we offer visitors the ability to change, modify, or correct contact information, financial information, unique identifiers, transaction information, and other communications that a visitor has directed to the site. Visitors can have this information corrected by sending us e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address. Much of this information can also be corrected through our Web site.

Access and Use of Your Information by NVTC and Others
NVTC is, in part, a networking organization that affords its members the opportunity to meet one another, build relationships, attend formal and informal networking and information-sharing opportunities, interact with potential clients and partners, exchange technical, marketing and other information, and socialize with top officials and technology professionals. Members join NVTC, in part, to facilitate the exchange of information about the vast array of companies, products, services, expertise, and interests represented within Northern Virginia's technology industry.

The staff of NVTC has access to all information collected from the membership, including all information collected on this Web site. A visitor's contact information, including e-mail, postal address, phone and fax numbers, will be used by NVTC to keep the membership informed about NVTC events, activities, opportunities and news. This information might also be used by NVTC to contact visitors regarding their membership status or account status.

Information about the membership, including information collected on this Web site, may be made available to members of NVTC and the public in a variety of ways. This includes company names, company addresses, phone numbers, job titles, and other information about NVTC members. For example, an on-line listing of members with company contact information is available on the Web site to all visitors. Moreover, NVTC publications often mention individual NVTC members in a variety of contexts (e.g. list of new members, news, accomplishments, participation in NVTC activities).

NVTC does sell mailing labels with the mailing addresses of all of its member companies to members of NVTC.

Contact information collected on this Web site from NVTC event registrants may be provided to event sponsors and speakers.

Financial Information
When payment is received by NVTC from a visitor to our Web site, an NVTC member, or the public, we document and store the relevant credit card or other financial account information in our database for internal records to substantiate and evidence the transaction. NVTC does not share this credit card or other financial account information with other NVTC members, other visitors to our Web site, or with the general public. NVTC will not conduct a transaction utilizing credit card or other financial account information without the authorization of the account holder.

Security of Visitor Information
NVTC uses its best efforts to protect the security of the personally identifiable data in its possessions consistent with this privacy policy statement..

Violations of NVTC's Privacy Policy
The Northern Virginia Technology Council will make every effort to abide by its privacy policy. If you feel that this site is not following its stated privacy policy, you may contact Craig Chason, NVTC's General Council, by calling (703) 770-7947.