Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of the National Kitchen & Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (“NKBA”) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. We want members to be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. In order to protect online privacy, NKBA has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does NKBA Collect?  It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by email or a special announcement placed on the website.

From General Users. NKBA does not collect any personal information from users browsing its website. Only aggregate data — such as IP addresses and the number of hits per page — are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From NKBA’s Members, Conference, Learning, KBIS Registrants and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on NKBA.org, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. NKBA may ask users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization or business name, business phone and email. Similar information may be submitted to NKBA through membership applications, online surveys, job service postings, conference or show registrations, publication orders, subscriptions, contest registrations, etc. Information we collect may be used to notify visitors about updates to our website and may be used by NKBA to contact visitors for marketing purposes.  Additionally, for some emails and electronic newsletters sent in HTML format by NKBA to its members and visitors, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, NKBA will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user’s “click,” a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. NKBA only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.

As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all registered users of the NKBA site may make any changes to their information at any time by logging into their account and going to the ‘Edit Profile’ page.

How Does NKBA Use Data Collected?  NKBA use information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

NKBA Member Services and Products. Generally, NKBA and its Chapters use data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.  We also send NKBA-related material by mail, email or otherwise to its website users and distribute time-sensitive information such as Legislative Alerts or news flashes via email.

Sweepstakes and Online Contests.  On occasion, we may conduct sweepstakes and contests online that entitle the winners to prizes.  Each sweepstakes or online contest has its own terms and conditions.  Some sweepstakes and online contests require you to choose to enter and for others you will be entered automatically if certain elements described in the sweepstakes or online contest terms and conditions are met (e.g., joining the NKBA).  You will be informed before a transaction is executed if it will result in an automatic entry into the sweepstakes. As part of entering a sweepstakes or online contest, certain personally identifiable information such as name and email address will be required, or member generated content may be required.  We may use this information in accordance with the sweepstakes or online contest’s terms and conditions and to send future communications about specials and offers. As stated in the email section of this privacy statement, every time you receive a marketing email you will be provided the choice to opt out of future marketing emails by following the instructions provided.

Other Websites and Links.  Our website may contain links to other websites.  If you choose to use any of these links, you will be leaving NKBA’s site and going to an independent, unaffiliated site. Protection of your privacy at these linked sites will be governed by the privacy policy at that site. NKBA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites or the use of any information that you provide.

Disclosures to Third Parties. NKBA also makes member contact information available through the NKBA Membership Directory to other members and visitors using its website and to those who register for its conferences, learning programs and shows. On occasion, NKBA may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services that NKBA believes its website users and members will find of value. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and business addresses, but do not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers or email addresses. Users may request NKBA refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, conference registration form or any other form on which they are providing information; an opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact NKBA at feedback@nkba.org or 800-852-1695 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.

Privacy with Respect to Minors.  We do not knowingly collect or use information from children under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian.

Credit Card Account Information. NKBA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, NKBA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does NKBA Use Cookies?  Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (“session” cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie). NKBA uses cookies only to facilitate the website user’s automated activity, such as the user’s login process, and to determine appropriate solicitations and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. When a user registers, the user will be given a choice of whether to accept the login “cookie” or not; if the user does not allow the login “cookie” to be stored, the user will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members’ interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

Consent and Modifications.  By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.