Updated as of May 25, 2018

NAMSA is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This NAMSA Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to the NAMSA Websites our mobile website, and any other web-based platforms (collectively, the “Websites”) and governs data collection and usage.  Access to and use of the Website, and the services provided on the Website (collectively, the “Service”), will be subject to this Privacy Policy as set forth below.

Collection of your Personal Information

NAMSA collects personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. NAMSA also collects anonymous demographic information voluntarily provided by you but which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

NAMSA also automatically collects information about your computer hardware and software. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by NAMSA for the operation of the Service, to maintain quality of the Service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Websites.  This information is de-identified and does not contain any personal information.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through NAMSA public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others who are not associated with NAMSA.

Use of your Personal Information

NAMSA collects and uses your personal information to operate the NAMSA Websites and deliver the Services you have requested. NAMSA also uses your personal information to inform you of other products or services available from NAMSA and its affiliates. NAMSA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.  NAMSA does not read or view any of your private online communications.

NAMSA does not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties. NAMSA may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.

NAMSA may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to NAMSA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

NAMSA does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

NAMSA keeps track of the Websites and pages our customers visit within NAMSA in order to determine what NAMSA services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within NAMSA to customers whose behavior indicates they are interested in a particular subject area.

NAMSA Websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on NAMSA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of NAMSA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of NAMSA, or the public.

Use of Cookies

NAMSA’s Websites and some of the Services use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience.  A cookie is a text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters that are placed by a Web page server on the hard disk on your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize NAMSA pages, or register with NAMSA site or services, a cookie helps NAMSA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same NAMSA Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the NAMSA features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the NAMSA Services or Websites you visit.  Please consult our Cookie Policy for more information about the type of cookies and tracking technologies that NAMSA uses on its Websites and why, and how to accept and reject them.

Security of your Personal Information

NAMSA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, implementing appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, including inter alia as appropriate.  NAMSA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Data Rights

You can always opt not to disclose information to NAMSA.  However, some information may be needed to register with NAMSA or for NAMSA to provide its Services.


You can accept or reject cookies through our Cookie Policy or by changing the cookie settings on your web browser controls. Please consult our Cookie Policy for more information about our use of cookies and how to accept and reject them.

Marketing Communications

At any time, you can withdraw your consent and opt-out of receiving promotional or marketing communications from NAMSA by using the unsubscribe link in the emails communications or by sending an email to privacy@namsa.com.

If you have any account for our Services, NAMSA will still send you non-promotional communications, like service related emails.

Exercising Your Data Subject Rights

You have the right to access, review, update, rectify, and delete any Personal Information that NAMSA holds about you, or exercise any other data subject rights available to you under applicable data protection laws.  In order to exercise your data subject rights, you can send an email to privacy@namsa.com.  NAMSA’s Privacy Team will review any request and respond within a reasonable time.

NAMSA will retain any Personal Information to the extent necessary to comply with NAMSA’s legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce NAMSA’s agreements.

International Data Transfers

Personal Information you submit on the Websites or through the Services is sent to the United States and will be primarily processed by NAMSA in the United States and potentially in other countries. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to those in your country of residence. However, NAMSA is committed to protecting your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Linked Websites

For your convenience, hyperlinks may be posted on the Websites that link to other websites (the “Linked Sites”). NAMSA is not responsible for, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to, the privacy practices of any Linked Sites or of any companies that NAMSA does not own or control. Linked Sites may collect information in addition to that which NAMSA collects on the Websites. You should review the privacy policy of each Linked Site that you visit to understand how the information that is collected about you is used and protected.


NAMSA does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any Personal Information about yourself to NAMSA. If NAMSA learns that it has collected Personal Information from a child under age 18, NAMSA will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 18 may have provided NAMSA with Personal Information, please contact us at privacy@namsa.com.

Changes to this Statement

NAMSA will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. NAMSA encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how NAMSA is protecting your information.

Contact Information

NAMSA welcomes your comments and concerns regarding this Privacy Policy.  Please contact NAMSA at privacy@namsa.com regarding any questions or concerns.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond.