Your privacy is critically important to us.
Like most website operators, NICAT collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. NICAT’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how NICAT’s visitors use its website. From time to time, NICAT may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
NICAT also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on website and social media accounts and posts. NICAT only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to NICAT’s websites choose to interact with NICAT in ways that require NICAT to gather personally-identifying information, such as for applications and inquiries. The amount and type of information that NICAT gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links To External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
NICAT discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on NICAT’s behalf or to provide services available at NICAT’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those mentors, coaches, advisors, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using NICAT’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. NICAT will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, NICAT discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when NICAT believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of NICAT, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user, alumnus, coach, mentor or even follower, and have supplied your email address, NICAT may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with NICAT and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. NICAT takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Types of Personal Information Collected:
We collect personal information from community members, including but not limited to name, email address, location, and profile information.
Purpose of Data Collection:
We collect personal information to provide access to the community platform, improve the user experience, and personalize the community experience.
Consent for Data Collection:
We obtain consent from community members before collecting any personal information.
Data Storage and Security:
We store personal information in a secure manner, using encryption and regular data backups to protect against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
We do not share personal information with any third parties, unless required by law or authorized by the community member.
We retain personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law.
NICAT may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. NICAT may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, NICAT does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, NICAT uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
Member profiles will be publicly accessible within the community. Members have the option to control the information displayed on their profiles.