Privacy Policy

LearningMarket.org Privacy Policy

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (or “NASBA”, “us”, “we”) recognizes the importance of privacy and is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who use our products and services.  This Privacy Policy will tell you what information is collected through our site, how it is protected, how we use it and what choices you have about how the information is used.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.  If you do not agree with any portion of this Privacy Policy, you should not visit our site.

Last updated and effective as of September 1, 2014.

Web Site Covered

This policy covers LearningMarket.org.


External Web Site

Our site may contain links to other Web sites. The information practices or the content of such other Web sites is governed by the privacy statements of such other Web sites.  We encourage you to review the privacy statements of other Web sites to understand their information practices.  We are not responsible for the nature, quality or accuracy of the content or opinions expressed on such Web sites, or of the services provided through such Web sites.  Such Web sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for quality, accuracy or completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked website on our site does not imply or express an approval or endorsement of the linked Web sites by us, or of any of the content, opinions, products or services provided on these Web sites. Even if an affiliation exists between our site and a third-party Web sites or application, we exercise no control over linked Web sites.


Information Collected/Cookie Policy

Personal Information: NASBA, through this site or through registration during our events, collects personally identifiable information (also referred to in this Privacy Policy as “personal information”) about users only when the user voluntarily provides such information when interacting with our site, including (but not limited to) when applying for membership, ordering products or services, contacting us or asking questions, signing up for our mailing lists, registering for an event, exam or program and setting up an account profile.   We may require you to provide us with financial qualification and billing information, such as billing name and address and credit card number.  We may also ask you to provide additional information, such as name, address, telephone number(s), email address, date of birth, license number(s), license expiration date(s), job title and company information.  


Non-Personal Data: As you navigate this site, we also may collect non-personal information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies.  Cookies are small files that are saved to, and during subsequent visits to our site retrieved from, your computer or mobile device. The use of these “session” cookies are essential to the operation of our site and is used to simplify your visit. 

We also may contract with third party service providers, such as Google Analytics (a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.), who assign cookies and/or web beacons to conduct site tracking for us and collect information about your visits to our site.  The use of these “analytics” cookies are used to provide marketing analytics about goods and services of interest to you, your preferences, how you share information about our products and services with others, and to improve our marketing efforts. 

In regards to Google Analytics, the information generated by the cookie about your use of our site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google, Inc. on servers in the United States. Google, Inc. may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or for processing the information on Google Inc.'s behalf. Google, Inc. will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google, Inc. 

However, if you disable or block cookies on your browser, the features on our site and services may not work correctly.  In addition, if you disable or block cookies, you will not be able to make a purchase, set up an account profile or register for a program or event using our site.  For further assistance on adjusting your browser settings, please visit:  http://www.civicuk.com/cookie-law/browser-settings.

For all users, by continuing to use our site, you consent to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, use of cookies and the processing of data about you by Google, Inc. in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Our site may also contain links, whose related cookies may collect data, but also track your movement and behavior on other sites.  We are not responsible for these links, as they are not controlled by us.


Use of Information

Personal Information:  We use your personally identifiable information collected from you to perform the services you have requested and for marketing purposes.  For example, if you complete an application, request for information, or similar form(s), we will use the information you have provided to contact you about your interest or request. We use such information to improve our service, and for marketing and industry reporting purposes.  Once this information is received, reasonable measures are maintained throughout processing to guard the privacy and security of your personal information.  For internal purposes, we use this information to communicate with users and provide requested services.  We also use your personal information to provide a more personalized experience on our site.

We use credit card information solely to collect payment for services requested/provided.  Credit card payments are processed by an authorized, secured third party and we do not retain your personal card information.

We may provide bulletin boards, blogs, or chat rooms. Any personal information you choose to submit in such a forum may be read, collected, or used by others who visit these forums, and may be used by such parties to send you unsolicited messages. You should exercise caution when deciding whether to disclose your personal information in such a manner.  We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums nor the communications or acts of third parties who use or view information you have disclosed in such forums.

Non-Personal Data:  We use non-personal data collected through your use of our site to administer our site, to perform troubleshooting and help improve the quality and design of our services.  We also use non-personal data to analyze trends and statistics, protect the security of our site and evaluate our services. Non-personal data (such as demographic and past transaction information) may be combined with your personally identifiable information from our records and other sources.  

Opt-out

We support the right of visitors to choose. For both domestic and international applicants, if you receive a specific email from NASBA regarding special offers, products, conferences or other communications, and no longer want to receive these types of emails from us, please click the “opt out” link located at the bottom of the NASBA email that was sent to you.  You may also send an email marked "remove from email list" in the subject line to privacy@nasba.org.  Once this information is shared with our Communications Department and NASBA has finished processing your request, we will make reasonable efforts to remove personally identifiable information from our databases. Please note that while you will no longer receive communications from NASBA, you may still receive emails containing important or relevant information specific to your individual account. 

Sharing of Information Collected

NASBA reserves the right to disclose to third parties information about usage of our site and any related services for purposes including performing services for us with respect to our site as well as our existing and prospective business partners.

Disclosure of Personal Information:  We may disclose personal information about you that you provide by using our site or that is otherwise collected from your use of our site to third parties with whom we have contracted to assist us in processing credit card information, taking and fulfilling orders and providing services and/or products that you have requested.  We may also share your personal information with our third-party partners who may send you information about products and/or services that may be of interest to you.

In addition, we may disclose personal information about you in the following circumstances:

 

1.  To comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; and

2.  In special cases, such as to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, to protect and defend our rights and property, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our site, to protect against potential threats to the physical safety or property of any person.

 

* Please note that we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

Also, our parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, entities into which our company may be merged, or entities to which any of our assets, products, site or operations may be transferred, will be able to use personal information we collect and may be one of the transferred business assets.

Users should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, may have the authority under certain circumstances to permit personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without permission. We may share aggregate information, which is not personally identifiable, with others.


Accessing and Correcting Personal Information

You have a right to know about the personal information we collect from you, including the right to correct, amend or delete the information we have on file if it is incorrect. You may also change the status of whether you wish to receive alerts, newsletters and communications at any time. If you wish to exercise these rights, feel free to contact us at privacy@nasba.org or by calling 1-866-696-2722.


Security

We use reasonable precautions to protect information about our customers while it is stored on our servers or in transit to our vendors processing on our behalf. We have put in place reasonable safeguards to protect the security, integrity and privacy of the personal information we collect via our site, including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. In addition, access to all of our users' information is restricted. Only employees and business partners who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, an application processor or candidate service associate) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or through our site.


Lost or Stolen Information

If you believe credit card and/or password are stolen from or used without your permission on our site, immediately notify your card provider in accordance with its rules and procedures, and contact us. Upon notification, we will further investigate and, if necessary, cancel any verified false transactions and compromised passwords, and will update any affected records.


Governing law

Our site is controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. By using our site, you signify your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not disclose any personal information through our site. This Privacy Policy and the use of our site are governed by Tennessee law and United States federal law. Any claim related to our site or this Privacy Policy shall be brought only in a federal or state court in Davidson County, Nashville, Tennessee, within one year after the claim arises. Users of our site consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy and the notices outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any third party.

To facilitate our international business, this Privacy Policy shall also apply to the use of your data in countries other than the United States. The information we collect from you through our site may be collected and transferred by and to our affiliates located throughout the world, in particular in countries outside the European Union, to the extent necessary to provide services and/or products that you have requested.


SPECIAL NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Under the California Civil Code, residents of the State of California that have provided any personally identifiable information to us have the right to request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed personally identifiable information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, the law provides that if we have a privacy policy that gives either an opt-out or opt-in choice for use of personally identifiable information by third parties (such as advertisers or affiliated companies) for marketing purposes, we may instead provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options free of charge.  We qualify for the alternative option and have adopted a policy of not disclosing the personal information of users of our site to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes if the user has exercised an option that prevents that information from being disclosed to third parties for those purposes.  We have established this Privacy Policy that provides you with details on how you may either opt-out of the use of your personally identifiable Information by third parties for direct marketing purposes.  If you are a California resident and would like to request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, please call us with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent.


California Do Not Track Notice

NASBA does not track its users across third party websites.  With the exception of state boards of accountancy/universities, NASBA does not allow third parties to collect personally identifiable information on NASBA webpages.  As such, NASBA does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals set in your web browser.

If you want to set your browser to DNT so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked, please visit allaboutdnt.org and donottrack.us


Children

We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13.  If you are under 18, you may purchase products through our site only with the involvement and consent of a parent or guardian.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy, or any of our governing Privacy Policies at any time. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Policy periodically, and your continued use of our site following changes to this Privacy Policy will be considered acceptance of any changes. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the site.


Contact us

We welcome comments and questions about this Privacy Policy and about nasba.org. Feel free to contact us at privacy@nasba.org or by calling 1-866-696-2722 for any questions or comments that you may have.