POLICY 10.5 - INTERNET WEB PRIVACY
This policy describes the fair information practices that govern the
collection, maintenance, use, and disclosure of personal information on
the NRECA website.
- Collection Practices
Like most other websites, NRECA maintains web logs that
automatically record basic information about visitors. This information
Internet domain from which you access our website (e.g., aol.com, yourschool.edu, yourcompany.com).
IP address. An IP address is automatically assigned to
your computer when you surf the web. In some cases, these addresses may
be individually identifiable. However, even when an IP address is
identifiable, it usually takes additional effort to link a particular
IP address to a specific individual. For many users, an IP address
cannot be linked to a specific individual.
Type of browser and operating system used to access our website.
Date and time of access.
Address of the website (if any) from which you linked to NRECA.
NRECA normally only uses web log information in aggregate form to
enable us to make the NRECA website more useful. NRECA likes to know
which features are popular and how visitors locate the site. Web logs
may be used to identify visitors who seek to damage the website, use
the website in unauthorized ways, or interfere with operations.
Information about users who try to engage in any unapproved activities
may be shared with law enforcement agencies. NRECA does not collect any
personal information about a routine visitor unless the visitor
provides it to NRECA.
Email and Web Forms
If you use the NRECA website to send NRECA email, sign a guest book,
register for a conference, ask for information, subscribe to a
publication, or if you provide personal information through NRECA's
website in any other way, NRECA collects and may maintain the
information that you provide. Your information may be shared among
NRECA staff and support services as necessary in order to respond to
your request. Once information reaches the correct office, it will be
used in the same manner as comparable information collected in other
Security and Data Quality
NRECA maintains its website and its information with
technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect against
loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification, and
improper disclosure. NRECA is committed to maintaining accurate,
timely, relevant, and appropriate information about our users. No
computer system can ever be fully protected against every possible
hazard. NRECA provides reasonable and appropriate security to protect
against foreseeable hazards.
NRECA requires that employees who have access to
personally identifiable information from the website acknowledge in
expected to follow it. Any employee who fails to comply with these
rules may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including
Routine email sent to NRECA through this website or
otherwise is not necessarily secure against interception. If your
communication contains personal information that you consider
sensitive, you may not want to use email. Some NRECA websites that
collect and disclose sensitive personal information rely on Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect communications. If your
browser supports SSL, then you can share personal information with a
high degree of confidence that the information cannot be intercepted
and read. Advantage.Net, the online benefit system for employees and
benefits staff, uses SSL for all activities involving the sharing of
On the Internet a cookie is a piece of information that a website
transfers to a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. The NRECA
of the website. The cookie is only active during the session and
expires when the user closes the browser.
Uses and Disclosures
- NRECA uses its website to provide services and information to its members, employees, and members of the public.
Personal information collected through
the NRECA website may be used from time to time by outside auditors,
consultants, and others hired by NRECA to assist in carrying out
financial, management, or other activities. NRECA generally directs
recipients to agree to safeguard personal information, to use it only
as authorized by NRECA, and to return it or destroy it when no longer
- Legal Process
NRECA could be required to disclose
personal information in response to valid legal process, such as a
search warrant, subpoena, or court order. Any record keeper faces this
possibility. Disclosures may also be appropriate to protect NRECA's
legal rights or during emergencies if physical safety is believed to be
at risk. NRECA believes that these events are unlikely, but they are
possible. NRECA will take reasonable steps to limit the scope and
consequences of any of these disclosures.
- Recruiting Services
Web users can search and apply
online for employment opportunities with NRECA and its member
cooperatives. If you complete a job application online, provide a
resume, or disclose other personal information for a recruitment
activity, the NRECA Human Resources Department will use your
information in the same manner as if you applied by regular mail or in
person. The information will only be used for recruiting and employment
purposes. It is possible that information about you or about your
application will be shared externally to verify the information, to
obtain references, or for other employment-related purposes. When
appropriate, application information will be shared with a member
cooperative that advertised a vacancy. Each member cooperative has
independent policies and practices for the use and disclosure of
NRECA does not sell, rent, or otherwise
share lists of subscribers to NRECA publications, online newsstand
services, or list servers.
If you register for a conference online,
your registration information will be used by NRECA employees and
support organizations to facilitate your attendance at the conference.
Registration information may be shared with other conference
participants and may be used and re-disclosed by them.
NRECA may sponsor chat services for member
cooperatives and their employees. Information shared though a chat
service may be read by subscribers to the service and may be used or
re-disclosed by them. NRECA cannot control or limit the use or
disclosure of any personal information shared through a chat service.
- Questions, Access, and Disputes
or send regular mail to: Michael Lynch, 4301 Wilson Blvd. COM10-222, Arlington, VA 22203-1860
If you want to see or correct any information that NRECA has collected about you online, you can make a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
or send regular mail to: Michael Lynch, 4301 Wilson Blvd. COM10-222, Arlington, VA 22203-1860.
If you want to see or correct information, you will be asked to
provide sufficient proof of identity, such as a driver's license,
passport, or other documentation.
If we are unable to resolve your problem, you may file an appeal with NRECA's
chief counsel or his designee by sending email to email@example.com
or sending regular mail to: Wallace Tillman, NRECA Chief Counsel and Vice
President of Energy Policy, 4301 Wilson Blvd. EP11-253, Arlington, VA 22203-1860