We break up the types of information you share into Non Personal Information and Personally Identifiable Information.
“Non Personal Information” is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our Website with a web browser.
“Personally Identifiable Information” is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained in order for us to provide you within access to certain features of our Website. Personally Identifiable Information may include information such as your email address, physical location, and other related information that you provide to us or that we obtain about you. It may also include any pictures that upload when using our Website.
Information We Collect
Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to NST when using our Website. As a Visitor, you can browse our Website to find out more about our Website. You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information as a Visitor.
However, if register as a Member to use our Website, you must provide Personally Identifiable Information to NST in order for us to provide you with certain features our Website. As a Member, we collect your Personally Identifiable Information in the following ways:
At Member Registration
When you register for membership, we collect your name and email address so that we can communicate with you about our Website.
Participation in Our Website
As a Member participating in our Website, you may upload images. You should take great care in what images you may upload so as not to infringe on your own privacy or that of others. We don’t have a duty to review what you upload.
There may be online forms used in our Website. The information you enter into these online forms may contain Personally Identifiable Information.
Computer Information Collected
When you use our Website, NST automatically collects certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our Website. Such information is typically considered Non Personal Information. NST also collects the following:
We may also use a technology called, web beacons, to collect general information about your use of our Website and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information we collect by Web Beacons allows us to statistically monitor the number of people that open our emails. Our Web Beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our
Website. We do not link Non Personal Information from Web Beacons to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission.
We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the Website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the Website to which you’re headed when you leave our Website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve our Website.
How We Use Your Information
NST uses the information we receive from you as follows:
Providing and Improving Our Website
NST may use the Personally Identifiable information you provide to us along with any computer information we receive to provide our Website to you as well as to make improvements to it.
Communications and Email Alerts
When NST communicates with you about our Website, we will use the email address you provided when registering as a Member. We may also send you Website alerts regarding your use of our Website. Finally, we may also send you emails with promotional information about NST, unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change contact preferences at any time through your account. While you can opt-out of promotional messages, you cannot opt-out of receiving Website alerts.
Sharing Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties
NST does not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may use demographic information for data aggregation purposes which might be sold to other parties at our discretion. Any such data aggregation would not contain any of your Personally Identifiable Information. We may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to affiliates that provide Websites to NST with regards to our Website (i.e. payment processors, web hosting companies, etc.); such affiliates will only receive information necessary to provide the respective Websites and will be bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of such information.
Community Discussion Boards
Legally Required Releases of Information
NST may be legally required to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other Members; and/or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of NST, our Users, employees, and affiliates.
Disclosures to Successors
“Do Not Track/Follow” Settings
In compliance with applicable laws, NST wants you to know that our Website does not currently honor “do not track” or “do not follow” settings as your web browser may allow, nor do we have any liability for not doing
Protecting Your Child’s Privacy
We want to protect your Child’s privacy. Even though our Website is not designed for use by a Child, we realize that a Child may attempt to access our Website. We do not knowing collect Personally Identifiable Information from a Child. If you are a parent or guardian and believe your Child is using our Website, please contact us. We may ask for proof of identification before we remove any information to prevent malicious removal of account information. If we discover on our own that a Child is accessing our Website, we will delete the information as soon as we discover it, we will not use the information for any purpose, and we will not disclose the information to third parties. You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our users nor do we have any liability to do so. If you are a Child, please seek the permission of a parent or guardian before accessing our Website.
Protecting the Privacy Rights of Third Parties
We believe in everyone’s right to privacy. If any Member Content you upload to our Website contain the images of third parties (i.e. bystanders), you need to make sure you have permission to include them in your image. While we are not legally liable for the actions of our Users, we will remove any images for which we are notified that such images violate the privacy rights of others.
Links to Other Websites
Our Email Policy
NST and our affiliates fully comply with international laws regarding SPAM. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from NST and/or our affiliates. We agree that we will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party without your permission.
Our Security Policy
NST has constructed our Website using industry standard encryption and authentication tools to protect your Personally Identifiable Information. When we collect your Personally Identifiable Information through our Website, we encrypt this information and attempt to prevent unauthorized access to it by using industry standard technologies, such as encryption software, routers and firewalls. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot completely guarantee that your Personally Identifiable Information is completely protected. We strongly urge you to protect any password you may have for our Website and to not share it with anyone. You should always log out of our Website when not in use, especially if you are sharing a computer or mobile device with someone else or are using a public computer.
Changing Your Information
You may change your email address or other Personally Identifiable Information at any time using the account management features found on our Website.
If you have any questions about our Privacy Practices or this Policy, please
contact us by email at [email protected]