Privacy Policy

New England Leather Alliance.(NELA) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and security and to clearly define these standards to our customers and the community we serve. We have established these policies to protect the security and privacy of the information we collect In addition to these policies, we maintain strict internal policies against unauthorized disclosure or use of customer information. Security protocols have been implemented to restrict access to information according to job responsibility. Any suspected attempt to breach our policies and procedures, or to engage in any type of unauthorized action involving our information systems, is regarded as potentially criminal activity, and suspected computer mischief is reported to the appropriate authorities.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website identified by the domain name: nelaonline.org. 

 

Information you don't explicitly provide

We use the IP address of Consumers to help identify their shopping cart.

We use cookies and sessions to keep track of shopping cart contents, login information, your IP address and/or referral information

 

Information you provide

Our site uses an order form for Consumers to request information, products, and services. We collect Consumer's 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 products, information and fulfill orders. The Consumer's contact information may also be used to get in touch with the Consumer if necessary to solve a problem.  Consumer's credit card information (number, expiration or cvv) are not stored in our database.  Credit card information is stored by our upstream card processing provider which has thier own privacy statement.  You may view it here.  

Financial information that is collected is used to check the users' qualifications and bill the user for products and services ordered by Consumer. We do not share/sell or in anyway distribute Consumer data with any other companies (apart from our upstream credit card processing gateway to authorize credit cards). This policy does not preclude NELA unrestricted use of non-personal, summarized, derived, or aggregate information (i.e., volumes, totals, averages, etc.).

You are not required to create an account on NELA's website to purchase services or products. Some events and venues require personally identifiable information for verification or entry.  In this event, the requirements for such will be clearly stated in the item's description in our store and when purchased your personally identifiable information will only be used for that purpose and then destroyed.  If you elect to create an account on the NELA website, any perosnally identifiable information will be kept in our database soley as a convienience for you.

 

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Security of information in transit to and from our web site is encrypted using SSL encryption protocols. We store all user information in secure databases protected via a variety of access controls as well as using encryption of sensitive information. This data is accessed only for the purposes specified in this privacy statement.

 

Email

Your email and all other personally identifiable information will never be sold or used in any way other than what you have given permission to use.  We may, from time to time, send offers or notices about new features on our website.  These notifications will be very infrequent.  We recommend signing up for our newsletter.  The registration form may be found on the sidebar of most pages.
 

Children

We do not provide content on our website which is intended to attract or encourage the participation of children. We do not solicit or knowingly accept information from persons under the age of 18.

 

Choice/Opt-Out

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.

1. email to webmaster@nelaonline.org 

 

Change/Modify

This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

1. email webmaster@nelaonline.org

 

Your responsibility

As a customer of NELA, you may be provided with a unique identifier such as a username and password which is intended to authenticate your identity when accessing our systems. Such identifying items are intended to be secret and to be known, possessed, and used only by you. The effectiveness of these mechanisms for authenticating your identity are dependent upon your keeping them in your exclusive possession and upon your protecting them from the discovery, access, or possession of others. If you fail to keep such identifying information in your exclusive possession (i.e., you allow others to have knowledge or possession of your password or pin), you may bear responsibility for the actions of other persons who use this information in accessing our systems. Should you become aware or have reason to suspect that a NELA personal identifier has been lost or has been disclosed to someone other than yourself, you should immediately notify NELA Technical Support at webmaster@nelaonline.org.

 

Contacting NELA

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact NELA Support -  New England Leather Alliance, Inc. PO Box 51361, Boston, MA 02205-1361 Ph: (857) 293-9502, via email at (the webmaster) webmaster@nelaonline.org or (Board Chair) chair@nelaonline.org, or our contact form.

Last Modified: July 19, 2015