Noblis Privacy Policy

Noblis is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read this Privacy Policy, as well as our Terms of Use Agreement, for more details about how we use information you submit to the Website. This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms of Use Agreement, constitute the entire agreement between you and Noblis relating to the Noblis Website. By your use of the Website, you consent to be governed by this Privacy Policy.

Noblis may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. All amended terms automatically take effect when they are posted on the Website. You agree that notice on the Website of changes to the policy is sufficient notice. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean that you accept those changes.

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU

Noblis only collects your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) through this Website when you choose to provide such information or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not address personal information that you provide to us in other contexts (e.g., through a business relationship not handled through the Website). Personal Information can include your name, address, telephone number, and/or email address. Noblis uses your Personal Information to address your requests for information, products or services, and may use it at some point in the future to fulfill business transactions. Noblis will not sell, rent, license, or trade your Personal Information with third parties for their own direct marketing use unless you give us general or specific consent to do so. Any change to this Privacy Policy that materially affects your rights to your Personal Information will not take effect until 30 days after notice of such change is posted on the Website, during which time you may notify us that you do not accept such change. Your continued use of the Website after such 30 day period will mean that you accept such changes.

Noblis may disclose Personal Information in connection with conducting audits, responding to legal and/or regulatory requirements, enforcing Noblis’ policies, or in responding to complaints or safety or security concerns. Noblis may also share your Personal Information with: (a) members of Noblis’ corporate family and any successors; (b) other companies that work with, or on behalf of Noblis to provide products and services; (c) law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity; and/or (d) other business entities, in connection with the sale, assignment, merger or other transfer of Noblis’ business to such business entity. Noblis will disclose Personal Information in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

2. AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION AND ANONYMOUS INFORMATION

Each time a visitor comes to the Website, Noblis collects some information to improve the overall quality of the visitor’s online experience, including product/service monitoring, product/service improvement, and targeted advertising. Such information may include referral data (e.g., the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to the Website) and your web browser and operating platform type.

A. Aggregated Data

In addition to collecting these types of information, Noblis collects aggregate queries for internal reporting and targeted advertising. Noblis also counts, tracks, and aggregates the visitor’s activity into Noblis’ analysis of general traffic flow at the Website. To these ends, Noblis may merge information about you into aggregated group data and other databases. In some cases, Noblis may remove personal identifiers from Personal Information and maintain it in aggregate form that may later be combined with other information to generate anonymous, aggregated statistical information. Such anonymous, group data may be shared on an aggregated basis with Noblis’ affiliates, business partners, service providers and/or vendors; if it does so, Noblis will not disclose your individual identity (except as permitted under Section 1 of this Privacy Policy).

B. Web Server Logs and IP Addresses

An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer/machine you have used to access the Internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the webpages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. Noblis may use IP addresses to conduct Website analyses and performance reviews and to administer the Website.

C. Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to a user’s computer for purposes of storing information about a user’s preferences. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Many web sites use cookies as a standard practice to provide useful features when a user visits the site and most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. Noblis uses cookies to improve your online experience when visiting the Website. Some third-party advertisers may use their own cookies. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, but some portions of the Website may not work properly if you refuse cookies.

Some of Website’s web pages may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about Website usage. A web beacon is an electronic image (also referred to as an “action tag,” “single-pixel,” or “clear GIF”) that is commonly used to track the traffic patterns of users from one web page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow and to otherwise analyze the effectiveness of web sites. Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies.

3. LINKS

The Website contains links to third party web sites that may offer information of interest. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those web sites, and Noblis recommends reviewing those web sites’ privacy policies individually. As discussed in Noblis’ Terms of Use Agreement, Noblis is not responsible for the content at these third party sites.

4. SECURITY

Noblis has established reasonable precautions to protect collected Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction, which include contractual, administrative, physical, and technical steps. Technical measures include use of firewall protection and in some instances may include encryption technology. Although Noblis takes reasonable precautions to assess the reliability of such technology, it relies on the statements of the vendors of those products and services as part of its security evaluation. Please note that although Noblis has endeavoured to create a secure and reliable Website for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Website cannot be guaranteed.

Noblis urges you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.

5. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY PROTECTION

Noblis understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. The Website is not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

6. OPT-OUT/CHANGES

At certain locations on the Website where information about you is requested, the Website provides you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from Noblis. You may also review and request changes to your Personal Information that Noblis has collected, including the removal of your Personal Information from Noblis’ databases using any of the following options: (a) send your request via e-mail to: corpcomm@noblis.org; (b) send your request by regular mail to Noblis, Inc., 3150 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, Attention: Corporate Communications. Complete removal may not be immediate, however, and in some instances, archival copies may be impossible to delete.

7. QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or about Noblis’ handling of your information, please contact: corpcomm@noblis.org.