Effective: January 1, 2014.
Last updated: January 1, 2014.
A. The term “we” or “us” means NEA MBC.
B. The term “you” means a current or former NEA member or other person who has provided personal information to us in connection with obtaining an NEA MBC product or service (e.g. a person who has participated in an NEA MBC program, someone who has used an MBC Academy product or service, or a person who subscribes to an NEA MBC-produced electronic communication).
C. The term “personal information” means any piece of information that on its own can specifically identify a current or former NEA member or other person who has provided personal information to us. This would include, but is not limited to, full name, postal address, phone number(s), email address(es), social security number, member ID, financial information, and/or program participation information.
D. The term “NEA MBC website” means NEA MBC’s external website located at neamb.com and any related future websites that we may develop.
E. The term “NEA Academy website” means NEA Academy’s external website located at neaacademy.org, lms.neaacademy.org, and any related future websites that we may develop.
F. The term “NEA MBC-related organizations” means the NEA, the NEA Members Insurance Trust, NEA Foundation, NEA Health Information Network, NEA Professional Solutions, and any other entity created by or affiliated with NEA MBC or the NEA.
G. The term “third party” means a legal entity that is separate and independent from NEA MBC, its state and local affiliates, or any NEA MBC-related organization.
H. The term “cookie” means a small file that is placed on your computer (or mobile device) that allows a website to store, and sometimes track, information about you and how you use that website or other websites. Cookies, as used by us, are explained in further detail below.
I. The term “discussion forum” means a website component or page that enables users to exchange ideas by posting questions and answers on relevant subjects. Discussion forums are also commonly referred to as “discussion groups,” “discussion boards,” “message boards,” “bulletin boards,” and “online forums.”
III. PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
We may collect or access personal information about you from the following sources:
A. Personal Information that you voluntarily provide on your NEA/SEA/LEA applications and other NEA MBC forms—whether online via the NEA MBC website, the NEA Academy website, or offline via traditional, hard copy forms (such as but not limited to your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, social security number, etc.).
B. Other Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us via the NEA MBC website or the NEA Academy website (such as but not limited to an email address if you subscribe to an NEA MBC-produced electronic newsletter or other personal information contained in an email that you send to us via the feedback feature of the NEA MBC website).
C. Personal Information that you provide to us either through SMS, mobile devices, mobile applications or other electronic means, including ancillary data related to such information such as location data, preferences, purchases, and browsing history.
D. Personal Information that we receive from our state and local affiliates or other NEA MBC-related organizations (such as but not limited to your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, Social Security number, etc.).
E. Personal Information that we receive from third parties (such as but not limited to the providers of the courses offered through the NEA Academy, insurance claim information in connection with the NEA Educators Employment Liability Program and publicly available voter registration information).
IV. HOW WE USE THAT INFORMATION
The personal information that NEA and MBC collects or accesses about you helps us improve your experience with the NEA MBC and NEA Academy websites, and allows us and our state and local affiliates and NEA and NEA MBC-related organizations to efficiently and effectively represent you, and provide you with valuable member benefits. This information also allows us and our suppliers to provide products and services to you.
V. INFORMATION SHARING
In order to provide you with efficient and effective representation and member benefits, we routinely share all of the personal information that we collect about you, as described in Section III above, with our state and local affiliates and NEA-related organizations, as well as third parties that perform services on our behalf.
Additionally, we may share any of the personal information that we collect about you, as described in Section III above, with certain third parties NEA MBC has contracted with to provide and/or support the NEA Member Benefits programs available to NEA members, that share our interests, or as otherwise permitted by law. This information, when transmitted via electronic means such as, but not limited to, secured FTP, is encrypted and protected from unauthorized use.
VI. AVAILABLE CHOICES
Any personal information that you provide to us is voluntary. NEA members may update their personal information at any time. Please contact us at https://secure.neamb.com/contactus.htm to update your information. If you subscribe to any NEA MBC-produced electronic communication, whether on-line, mobile/SMS or email based, you may opt out at any time by following the instructions contained in any such communications. If you have any problems, please contact us at https://secure.neamb.com/contactus.htm. However, please note that if you do not provide us with certain required information or opt out of the electronic provision of certain information, we (and our partners and suppliers) may not be able to provide you with certain products and services that you desire.
VII. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY INFORMATION
California residents have a right under state law to ask entities with whom they have an established business relationship to provide certain information regarding the sharing of personal information for direct marketing purposes during the past year. NEA MBC will honor such a request coming from any current or former NEA member or other person who has provided personal information to us in connection with obtaining an NEA MBC product or service—whether residing in California or not. Simply submit a request to us at one of the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or NEA MBC Office of the General Counsel, 900 Clopper Rd., Ste. 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-1356, and we will respond within 30 days of receiving your request.
VIII. INFORMATION SECURITY
We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to: (1) provide security and confidentiality of your personal information; (2) protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information; and (3) protect against unauthorized access to or use of such information. For more information on our information security policies, please contact us at https://secure.neamb.com/contactus.htm to request a copy of the NEA MBC Information Security Program.
IX. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR USERS OF THE NEA MBC AND NEA ACADEMY WEBSITES
A. Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
If you use the NEA MBC or NEA Academy websites or mobile applications, you automatically provide us with certain non-personal information in addition to any personal information that you may voluntarily provide. We gather this non-personal information in the aggregate and we share it in the same manner as described in Section V above. For example, if you browse the NEA MBC or NEA Academy websites or download information, our websites automatically record the following non-personal information:
1. The Internet domain for your Internet service (such as “acompany.com” or “acompany.net” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourcollege.edu” if you connect from a college or university domain);
2. The type of browser that you are using (such as “Mozilla Firefox,” “Google Chrome,” or “Microsoft Internet Explorer”);
3. The type of operating system that you are using (such as Windows, Macintosh, or a mobile device);
4. The date and time that you visit the NEA MBC website and the web pages that you view (including the time spent on each page);
5. Any files downloaded;
6. The address of the previous website that you visited if you linked to us from another website; and
7. The address of the next website that you visit if you link to it from the NEA MBC website.
We use the above non-personal information to diagnose technical problems and track user interests so that we can provide content that interests you.
The NEA MBC website is a general website, and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to provide us with their personal information.
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