The National Association of Corporate Directors, the NACD Corporate Directors Institute, and NACD’s Affiliated Chapters (collectively “NACD,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) are tax-exempt 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) nonprofit organizations with a goal to empower directors and transform boards.
Application of This Policy
Information We Collect
NACD may collect information (whether online, by phone, in person, and/or by paper) from members and nonmembers, which enables us to identify or contact you for business purposes, when you visit our Site or have an account with NACD for the use of Services; voluntarily complete a customer or vendor survey; provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email; ask a question; participate in credentialing programs; attend a national or chapter event; and other similar activities. Your information may be provided to us by a member of the company if you are part of a corporate board membership. We may also collect information from publicly available sources such as the IRS, USPS, social media, board profile services, third-party list providers, and other websites. The types of personal data we collect include, but are not limited to:
Name, personal address(es), personal email address(es), fax number(s), personal telephone number(s), and title(s).
Business contact information
Name, title(s), business address(es), business email address(es), fax number(s), assistant name and contact, and business telephone number(s).
Age, gender, race and ethnicity, veteran status, and other protected classifications (self-reported or publicly disclosed).
Username and account preferences to access our Services.
Payment card number (credit or debit card), bank account number, billing address, or other financial account numbers and account details.
Membership (including NACD Accelerate™, NACD Directorship Certification®, or other enrollment information)
Online registration information (includes but is not limited to contact information, business contact information), record of attendance information, surveys, and assessments.
Information on your social media profiles that you make available publicly or to us, including (but not limited to) on LinkedIn.
Marketing preferences and customer feedback
Marketing preferences or responses to voluntary customer satisfaction surveys. We may also collect information about your interaction with, and responses to, our marketing communications, ads, reviews, and endorsements regarding our Services.
We may collect geolocation information, depending on your browser and device settings.
Bios, résumés, job history, affiliations, or similar related information.
Other information you provide to us
For example, when you use or view our Site, submit a “Contact Us” form, or provide other information to us; or when you attend an event as a speaker, attendee, or other, your photo or a video/audio recording of you may be used for educational and promotional purposes; or when you request testing accommodations, you provide us with medical documentation related to your request.
We may also collect nonpersonal or other information that does not identify you when you interact with our Site (e.g., Site usage and Services viewed), call us and/or email or mail us. We may use nonpersonal information to improve the usability of our Site and for other business reasons.
How We Collect and Use Information
Information You Provide to Us. You may provide personal contact and/or business information to us as you connect with us in various ways, such as these:
- You may register for a program or event.
- You may seek to download materials after providing us with your information.
- You may join NACD as an individual or corporate board member.
- You may seek an NACD credential.
- You may provide financial information in order for us to process payment for any of the above.
Responses to member surveys are aggregated and de-identified when published. Demographic information may sometimes be collected to supplement the information we collect from you; however, the demographic fields are optional, and you can delete this information by contacting us (see below).
Credentials. Credentials including, but not limited to:
- NACD Directorship Certification®
- NACD Fellowship®
- Cyber-Risk Oversight Certificate
Demographic information may sometimes be collected to supplement the information we collect from you; however, the demographic fields are optional, and you can delete this information by contacting us (see below). We may also request medical documentation for those requesting testing accommodations; we do not share your medical documentation except for purposes of securing the requested accommodations with our testing providers (like Pearson VUE).
Board Search. Your personal contact information, business information, and any additional information (e.g., résumé, personal biography, and headshot) may be shared with external board candidate search team members. Successful search announcements may be shared on our Site or social media channels.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Social Media Cookies
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
You may opt out of targeting cookies when you first visit our Site, on our Site by clicking the button below, and by visiting these websites:
- DAA opt-out site at www.aboutads.info
- NAI opt-out site at www.networkadvertising.org/choices
- EDAA opt-out site at www.youronlinechoices.eu/
Speakers/Bloggers/Contributors. When bloggers/contributors submit articles electronically, they must adhere to the NACD Contributor Guidelines, which require such articles be sent as an attachment with an email cover letter, including name, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of the authors. Information collected from Speakers may be governed by independent speaker agreements.
Events. NACD may collect personal, business, marketing, and other types of information (as defined above) when you attend an NACD event, including but not limited to, as a speaker, attendee, volunteer, or sponsor. Your name and board or company affiliations may be shared with other attendees. Because many NACD events are photographed, recorded for archival or replay purposes, or conducted virtually, your voice and/or likeness may appear accordingly.
Other Forms of Communication and Information Collected. In the course of communications, NACD may collect contact information from you (including by phone, email, chat, in person, via social media, the Site, or otherwise) in order to provide our Services. Our Site uses an order form for customers to request information, products, and Services. We collect visitors’ contact information (like their email address) and financial information (like their account or credit card numbers). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders to our customers. The customer’s contact information is used to get in touch with the customer when necessary. Users may opt out of receiving future mailings and/or emails: see the choice/opt-out section below. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and Services. Our online surveys may ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and, for purchases, certain financial information (like their account or credit card numbers). We use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about our company. Users may opt out of receiving future mailings and/or emails; see the choice/opt-out section below.
This Site contains links to other websites. NACD is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Without limiting the above, where we need your personal information to provide the Services to you, if you do not provide this information when requested (or you later ask to delete it), we may not be able to provide you with the Services. Such information is considered to be what a reasonable person would understand as necessary to perform the Services, and any information we designate as “required” at the time of collection, or through other appropriate means.
How We Share Your Information
Third Parties. We work with third parties to enable and enhance the Services and expand the impact of our mission. We may share your personal information, business information, and additional information with these business and service partners. For example, the information of those who are NACD Directorship Certified® may go to our credentialing, digital badging, and database partners, who will denote certified directors for those searching the database. Other third-party companies and individuals provide services on our behalf to help us operate the Services, such as customer support, email delivery, hosting, marketing, database management services, credentialing, digital badging services that provide badges for accomplishments such as achieving NACD Directorship Certification, databases of board-ready candidates and directors as noted above, and board search alliance partners.
Events. We may provide your personal information, business information, board affiliation, and city location on a list of attendees at our programs for which you have registered (whether you are able to then attend or not). You may choose to share additional details virtually, such as through an event app, or via an in-person fishbowl (business card collection). In addition, NACD events may be recorded and published in their entirety via NACD’s member-only or publicly accessible video library, and we may use a highlight reel of the event for promotional use via NACD emails, websites, virtual/in-person NACD programs, NACD publications, and in other promotional materials.
Your Company/ Corporate Member Point of Contact. We may also share personal information, membership information, and other information with the company or organization that has made you an authorized user of the Services.
Credentialing. As part of the administration of NACD credentials, we may post on our Site and social media sites that you have earned a credential. We may disclose some of your information to service providers (like testing providers (for example, Pearson VUE)), online badge providers, external director databases (for example, Equilar), and other providers of technology, to those requesting credential verification, to provide Services, and as otherwise permitted or required by law. Users may opt out of disclosing certain information. See the choice/opt-out section below. However, be aware that users who opt out of certain portions will not be able to pursue, obtain, or maintain NACD Directorship Certification.
Compliance and Legal Process. We may disclose contact information and/or information about you as we believe necessary or appropriate to (i) comply with applicable laws, lawful requests such as a subpoena or other legal process, or (ii) as we believe appropriate to (a) investigate or prevent illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (b) protect our, your, or others’ rights, privacy, safety, or property; and (c) enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Services; and (d) in the event (or partial event) of a corporate sale (asset or stock), merger, reorganization, change in corporate control, acquisition, insolvency, bankruptcy, or similar event.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
We use a variety of security measures to help protect the personal information we process. While we cannot guarantee the security of your information, we use physical, administrative, and technical controls that are consistent with industry practices to mitigate such risks.
Your Privacy Choices / Opt Out
To cancel your individual NACD membership or request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you, you can email privacy@NACDonline.org, or call 571-367-3700. To be removed from the roster of a corporate membership and have your personal information deleted, ask that your company’s membership point of contact email privacy@NACDonline.org, or call 571-367-3700.
Opt Out of Emails and Certain Data Sharing.
Please use one of the following methods to stop receiving certain communications from NACD, or to request that we not share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes:
To update your subscriber preferences or to opt out of NACD marketing emails, click here.
Emails contain links to unsubscribe from marketing and news information, if desired.
Update your cookie preferences for the Site by clicking the button below. We also honor Global Privacy Control signals.
Correct/Update Your Data
Members may update their contact information or modify preferences by clicking here. You can also change or modify certain information previously provided by emailing privacy@NACDonline.org or calling 571-367-3700.
How Long We Retain Your Data
Those under the age of 18 are not eligible for NACD Services. Further, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you believe that a child under the age of 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals Located in the European Union or the United Kingdom
We do not target the Services to individuals located in the European Union or the United Kingdom. Such individuals may have certain rights under local data protection laws or regulations, including
- the right to access,
- the right to rectification,
- the right to erasure,
- the right to restrict or object to processing,
- the right to data portability,
- the right to complain to a supervisory authority, and
- the right to withdraw consent, where consent is the basis for processing.
email privacy@NACDonline.org, or
call the following telephone number: 571-367-3700.
Last Updated: September 14, 2023