As is true of most websites, we may gather certain broad information about your use of and interaction with the Services including the number of unique visitors, the frequency with which they visit, and the pages they prefer. We look at the data in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. We may gather this information to review how many people utilize the Services, which pages are the most and least viewed, and which third-party websites are referring visitors to our sites. We use this information to help us in restructuring the Services to meet our members’ and visitors’ needs. THE NE SERVICES DO NOT RESPOND TO “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS.
The Services are intended for general audiences and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13 years of age. We are committed to complying fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Of course, NE also encourages parents to discuss privacy issues with their children.
Like many websites, the Services utilize a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how the Services are used. Cookies are small strings of text stored on your computer, mobile phone, tablet, or other device’s hard drive that you use to access the Services via a Web server.
If you would like to opt-out of cookie collection, you can disable and or block third-party cookies in the settings section of your internet browser.
We may collect and analyze traffic on our websites by keeping track of the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of our visitors.
You may be asked to provide different types of personal information, including your name, email address, mailing address or telephone number. Individuals obtaining NE membership and paying annual dues (“Members”) will have the option to pay by providing your billing address, credit card number and expiration date. Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Credit card information and other sensitive personal information required to process a purchase is not used for any other purpose by our financial services providers or us and will not be kept longer than necessary for processing your payment. For security purposes, we do NOT store credit card information on our website.
Control of Personal Information
We also may use your information to send Members very limited notices in the mail or by email about special member benefits, discounts and offers. If you do not wish to receive mailings, you can: (1) opt out of email lists immediately by following the instructions at the bottom of each email or (2) email us using our Contact Us page. Any such notices will be limited to no more than two per year.
We protect your personal information by using technologies and processes such as encryption, access control procedures, network firewalls, physical security and other measures. Data is secured in transit by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.