Our security policy

Effective as of: August 26, 2016

Online Privacy Statement

National Domestic Workers Alliance (“NDWA”) respects the privacy of everyone who uses the NDWA website (“Site”) or services according to the NDWA user agreement (“Agreement”). This Online Privacy Statement is part of the Agreement, and describes how NDWA treats user data collected during your visit to the site, including information you voluntarily provide to the Site.

The NDWA site is www.domesticworkers.org, and includes all web pages whose domain name contains www.domesticworkers.org. This is not the online privacy statement for other NDWA websites, such as NDWA affiliate organizations, that do not include the domain name above, and is not the online privacy statement for other websites where NDWA has a presence, such as NDWA pages on Facebook.

NDWA may update this Statement from time to time. We will post updates on this web page, so be sure to check back periodically. In the event that NDWA decides to make important updates to this Online Privacy Statement, NDWA will post a notice on the NDWA home page for thirty (30) days before the changes take effect with a link to the updated Privacy Statement. Members will also be notified by email thirty (30) days before the updates take effect. Any information that we collect or that you provide after the changes takes effect will be subject to the updated Privacy Statement.

What Information We Collect

Anonymous Information: Like most websites, NDWA automatically collects anonymous information from your computer’s internet browser. We use this information to analyze and improve the Site, and, occasionally, to investigate or maintain the security of the Site.

Examples of the type of anonymous information we collect are:

User Environment: information about your internet browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox), computer operating system (e.g., Windows, Apple OS), internet service provider (e.g., Time Warner, Verizon), and similar information.

Cookies: small pieces of information stored on your computer’s hard drive that help you to navigate a website, to deliver content specific to your interests, and to prevent you from reentering all your account data at each connection. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting cookies from the websites you visit.

IP Address: a number assigned to your computer. Your IP address is anonymous, but may be used on rare occasions by NDWA or legal authorities to identify you in the event of a serious violation of the NDWA user agreement or suspected criminal conduct.

Personally Identifiable Information: The only personal information NDWA collects is what you voluntarily provide through online registration forms, purchases or e-mails. This information may include your name, e-mail address, street address, phone number, and membership status.

How We Collect Your Information

NDWA collects Your Information only when you voluntarily provide it to us on our Site, such as during an online transaction to purchase products, subscriptions, make a donation, sign up to receive emails, become a member or complete a registration or survey. You may need to provide Your Information to participate in certain NDWA programs and activities or receive certain services, benefits or offers. Please note that when you purchase some items offered on our Site, you may need to provide Your Information to a third-party service provider on its website. In these circumstances, you will know that you are on another website because the URL will change. You should read the privacy policy of the third-party site before providing Your Information.

How We Use Your Information

NDWA will use your information for the purpose for which you give it to us (e.g., to complete an online purchase, donation, membership, or program registration). We may also use your information to send you occasional letters or emails about NDWA or third parties that we think may interest you, to provide you with customer service, to evaluate the effectiveness of NDWA benefits and offerings, to enforce our terms and conditions, and to perform any other function otherwise described to you at the time you provide your information.

You may “opt out” of receiving marketing information that NDWA sends to you by unsubscribing to the mailing list, following instructions in the applicable information sent to you, or by contacting NDWA at: [[PLEASE PROVIDE APPROPRIATE EMAIL ADDRESS]].

How We Share Your Information

NDWA may share your information with companies that perform services for NDWA, and may share member information with other companies (such as other nonprofit organizations and marketers) whose information or services we think may be of interest to you. NDWA may also share your information, under circumstances that NDWA deems necessary or appropriate, to protect the security of the Site or its users or to respond to a request from a law enforcement agency.

NDWA Service Providers: NDWA hires companies to provide services such as web hosting and server configuration, performance monitoring and analysis, application design and development, and database storage and management. NDWA may share your information with these companies as reasonably necessary to maintain and develop the Site, subject to reasonable confidentiality obligations.

NDWA Affiliates: NDWA may share your information with organizations related to NDWA, such as regional NDWA chapters, so that they can provide you with information about services and programs that might interest you.

NDWA Licensed Providers: Licensed providers are companies who offer special NDWA discounts, products or services to members and/or Site users. Some of NDWA’s licensed providers may pay a fee for access to our membership list. Licensed providers are required to keep NDWA member information confidential, and to use the information only to offer the contracted products or services to NDWA and NDWA members. Some of our licensed providers may also collect data about our members through their interactions with the members. The licensed providers may share this data with NDWA so that we may make available more effective and personalized service to our members. We may share information including personally identifiable information collected with Licensed Providers, even if you are not an NDWA member. Licensed Providers may wish to communicate with you by regular mail or email or share your information with others. If you do not want the service provider to communicate with you or share your information, you may contact NDWA at: [[PLEASE PROVIDE APPROPRIATE EMAIL ADDRESS]].

We may also disclose and use your information in special circumstances when it is necessary to enforce our User Agreement or this Privacy Statement, or when NDWA, under what it hopes to be extraordinary and infrequent circumstances, in good faith, believes that the law requires disclosure of Your Information to third parties, including law enforcement agencies.

Except as described in this Privacy Statement, we will not share Your Information with any third party unless we first notify you and offer you an appropriate choice to consent to such further use, for example, through an opt-out or opt-in request. [CONFIRM]

Use of Services By Minors

The Site is a general audience site which is neither designed nor intended to collect personal information from children who are under the age of 13. In order to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of 13 should not provide any personal information to the Site.

Information Security

NDWA strives to keep your information safe and secure from unauthorized access. NDWA uses industry-standard security measures to protect against loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. NDWA also uses commercially reasonable physical, procedural and technological security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to and improper use of the information we collect about you. For example, only authorized employees and authorized third parties are permitted to access personally identifiable information, and they may do so only for lawful purposes. Companies with which NDWA shares user and/or member information are not permitted to use anonymous information collected from users of the Site to identify Site users. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide Your Information at your own risk. Please refer to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's website for information on how to protect yourself from identity theft.

Links to Other Websites

The Site may include links to other websites that may be of interest to you. Any links are provided only as a convenience and do not imply any endorsement of another site. For example, if you click on an advertisement presented on our site, you may be taken to a website that NDWA does not operate or control. NDWA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, so be sure to read the privacy policies on other websites. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect information from you. On occasion, those third-party websites may provide us with information about your use of those sites. Please note that this privacy statement does not cover the collection and use of information by such third parties.

No Liability for Acts of Third Parties

Although NDWA will use reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. NDWA will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.

Users Outside of the United States

Because NDWA is based in the United States, this Statement is consistent with U.S. law and practice. By accepting NDWA’s User Agreement and this associated Privacy Statement, you consent to NDWA applying its Privacy Statement in place of data protections under your country’s law. That is, you freely consent that this Privacy Statement, not your home country’s laws, shall control how NDWA will process your personally identifiable information, and that your information will be transmitted to and processed in the U.S., a jurisdiction whose laws do not offer data protections equivalent to those of your home country.