Privacy Statement

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

What Information Does TGCC 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 e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Web site.

From General Users. TGCC NKBA does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. 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, Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on TGCC-NKBA.org, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. TGCC NKBA may ask users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization or business name, business phone, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to TGCC 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 Web site and may be used by TGCC NKBA to contact visitors for marketing purposes.  Additionally, for some e-mails and electronic newsletters sent in HTML format by TGCC NKBA to its members and visitors, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, TGCC 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.

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

Other Web Sites and Links.  Our Web site may contain links to other Web sites.  If you choose to use any of these links, you will be leaving TGCC 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. TGCC NKBA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites or the use of any information that you provide.

Credit Card Account Information. TGCC 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, TGCC 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). TGCC NKBA uses cookies only to facilitate the Web site user’s automated activity, such as the user’s log in 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 Web site 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 Web site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.