Private Information submitted on the NBS membership form is stored on the website and printed in the NBS Directory every other year. It may be shared with NBS affiliated button clubs for the sole purpose of furthering the hobby of button collecting and not-for-profit purposes. 

You May Change Your Privacy Settings after you login. Access your profile in the upper right corner. If you select “Privacy,” only your City is shared. To not show your City, edit the City settings. Only NBS Administrators will see your Private information.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy was last updated by the Board on June 2, 2019 posted on July 20, 2019.

Your Privacy   The National Button Society follows all legal requirements to protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy is a legal statement that explains how we may collect information from you, how we may share your information, and how you can limit our sharing of your information. You will see terms in our Privacy Policy that are capitalized. These terms have meanings as described in the Definitions section below.

Definitions   "Non Personal Information" is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our Website with a web browser. It may also include publicly available information that is shared between you and others.

"Personally Identifiable Information" is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained in order for us to maintain membership records and provide other access not available to the public. Personally Identifiable Information may include information such as your name, email address, and other related information that you provide to us or that we obtain about you.

Information We Collect   Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our Website. As a Visitor, you can browse limited sections of our website to learn more about our Organization. You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information unless you submit a Membership Application.

As a Registered Member limited "Personally Identifiable Information" is available to other organizational members.  You may review what "Personally Identifiable Information" is shared by viewing the privacy settings in your member profile.  If you do not want information that is marked for sharing visible in your profile please contact the National Button Society Secretary.

How We Use Your Information   We use the information we receive from you as follows:

·        Our Website   We use the Personally Identifiable information you provide to us along with any computer information we receive to maintain the membership database and validate access to the website.  The information collected is required for website logon, bulletin mailings, creating member directories and access to specific sections of the site.

·        Sharing Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for marketing purposes. 

We may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to affiliates that provide services to us with regards to our Website (i.e. payment processors, Website hosting companies, etc.); such affiliates will only receive information necessary to provide the respective services and will be bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of such information.

We may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to NBS affiliated button clubs for the sole purpose of furthering the hobby of button collecting and not-for-profit purposes. 

·        Data Aggregation   We retain the right to collect and use any Non Personal Information collected from your use of our Website and aggregate such data for internal analytics that improve our Website and Service as well as for use or resale to others. At no time is your Personally Identifiable Information included in such data aggregations.

·        Legally Required Releases of Information   We may be legally required to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other Members; and/or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of National Button Society, our Users, employees, and affiliates.

Computer Information Collected   When you join our organization and use our Website, we automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our Website. Such information is typically considered Non Personal Information. We also collect the following:

·        Cookies   Our Website uses "Cookies" to identify the areas of our Website that you have visited. A Cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. We use Cookies to personalize the Content that you see on our Website. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of Cookies. However, if you disable Cookies, you may not be able to access functionality on our Website correctly or at all. We never place Personally Identifiable Information in Cookies.

·        Third Party Tracking Tools   We may use third party tracking tools to improve the performance and features of our Website. These third party tracking tools are designed to collect only Non-Personal Information about your use of our Website. However, you understand that such tools are created and managed by parties outside our control. As such, we are not responsible for what information is actually captured by such third parties or how such third parties use and protect that information.

·        Automatic Information   We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you're headed when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve our Website.

Links to Other Websites   Our Website may contain links to other websites that are not under our direct control. These websites may have their own policies regarding privacy. We have no control of or responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. You access such linked Websites at your own risk. These websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should check the privacy policies, if any, of those individual websites to see how the operators of those third-party websites will utilize your personal information. In addition, these websites may contain a link to Websites of our affiliates. The websites of our affiliates are not subject to this Privacy Policy, and you should check their individual privacy policies to see how the operators of such websites will utilize your personal information.

Our Email Policy
Our affiliates and we fully comply with national laws regarding SPAM. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us and/or our affiliates. We agree that we will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party without your permission.

Privacy Policy Updates
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. You should review this Privacy Policy frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we may notify you on our Website, by a blog post, by email, or by any method we determine. The method we chose is at our sole discretion. We will also change the "Last Updated" date at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Any changes we make to our Privacy Policy are effective as of this Last Updated date and replace any prior Privacy Policies.

You May Change Your Privacy Settings   To change your personal privacy settings, login to the Members Only portion of the website. You can access your profile in the upper right hand corner of the page. If you select “Privacy” you should see your Address is not shared, but your City is. If you wish to not have the City show to other members, you can edit the settings for City. Only NBS Administrators see information you don’t want shared. The database is used for mailing the NBS Bulletin.

Questions About Our Privacy Practices or This Privacy Policy   If you have any questions about our Privacy Practices or this Policy, please contact us. (Ref. 19)


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