NASPAA Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy (the “Site”) is operated by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. (“NASPAA,” “we,” “us,” or “our”).

This Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) describes generally how NASPAA collects, uses, and transfers the personal information we collect through this Site, as well as through electronic copies of membership applications, online surveys, meeting registration forms, and other forms/payments mailed to us, and through information collected over the phone or via fax or email. Because privacy laws vary from state to state within the United States and from country to country around the world, this Policy may be supplemented or amended by state or country-specific disclosures (“Privacy Notice(s)”), which will be provided to you at the time and on the page where you provide the personal information to which they apply.

As used in this Policy and any Privacy Notice, the term “personal information” means information that identifies you personally, alone or in combination with other information available to us.

Your Consent

By using this Site, or by sending us information via telephone, fax, email, electronic or paper copies (of, for example, membership applications, meeting registration forms, or other forms), you are consenting to the collection, use, and transfer of your personal information as described in this Policy (and any Privacy Notices that apply to you).

If you do not consent to the collection, use and transfer of your personal information as described in this Policy (and any Privacy Notices that apply to you), you may not use this Site.

This Privacy Policy May Change

NASPAA reserves the right to update or modify this Policy and any Privacy Notice, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of the Policy or Privacy Notice on this Site. If we modify this Policy or any Privacy Notice, the modifications will only apply to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Policy or Privacy Notice on this Site. For your convenience, when we modify this Policy we will post a notice informing users of the change for thirty (30) days on the homepage of this Site.

This Policy was last revised on May 24, 2018 and is effective as of that date.

Why We Collect Personal Information

We collect personal information to help us deliver products and services to our members and interested consumers. Specifically, we need to collect information from you for the following reasons (which is a representative, not an exhaustive, list): (i) so you can register/submit payments for NASPAA meetings and events, (ii) so you can subscribe to JPAE, (iii) so you can apply for NASPAA membership, (iv) so you can submit advertisements for display in NASPAA publications, (v) so you can apply for internships programs and (vi) so you can apply for accreditation from NASPAA. Also, your personal information helps us keep you posted on the latest announcements, offers, and events that you might like to hear about.

Your Choices

We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use, and transfer your personal information. This Policy describes some of your choices. In most cases, we will ask you to indicate your choices at the time and on the page where you provide your personal information.

What Information Is Collected and How Is It Used?

When you access and use this Site, or communicate with us via mail, telephone, fax, or email, there are three ways we may collect information about you:

1. Information You Knowingly and Voluntarily Provide

NASPAA collects the information you knowingly and voluntarily provide, for example, the information you provide to become a NASPAA member or register/make a payment for a NASPAA meeting or event. Also, you may need to provide information in order to subscribe to a NASPAA journal or online newsletters, apply for a NASPAA accreditation, participate in one of our surveys, request information from NASPAA, or when you ask us a question or send us feedback. In many cases, this information will include your email address and other personal information. Remember: you may always choose not to provide NASPAA with personal information. However, if you choose to not provide certain personal information, NASPAA may not be able to provide you with the product or service you desire.

NASPAA uses this personal information for the purposes for which you provide it. For example, NASPAA uses your personal information to complete your membership application and registration process or to confirm your subscription to a NASPAA journal. If we are permitted to do so under applicable law, we may also use the information we collect for various other business purposes such as customer service, fraud prevention, market research, improving our products and services, and to contact you and your company (if applicable) with information and offers we believe may be of interest to you. In addition, we may remove all the personal information and use the rest for historical, statistical or scientific purposes.

Email Addresses

NASPAA collects email address information from you when enter your email address on this Site or on applications or other forms. NASPAA collects email address information from you so that we may confirm and/or deliver your subscription; communicate with you regarding your order or registration; and alert you to other NASPAA programs and services that may be of interest to you. Oftentimes, our “topical” programs are only advertised through email.

You may “opt out” of receiving these email notices at any time. To opt out of receiving email notices from us, please either update the information in your NASPAA Profile or email. Please provide your name and email address so that we can identify your email address in our database and record your request.

2. Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser

As is true of most websites, NASPAA gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information typically includes the IP address of your Internet service provider, the name of your operating system, and the name and version of your browser. The information we receive depends on the settings on your web browser. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.

This type of information does not identify you personally. Unless you access this Site through an email we have sent you or have created a “user identity” by logging on during one of your visits, this information will not be linked to information that identifies you personally. We use this information to create statistics that help us improve our sites and make them more compatible with the technology used by our Internet visitors.

3. Information Collected By Placing a “Cookie” On Your Computer

NASPAA may obtain information about you by installing a small text file on your computer's hard drive. This is known as a “cookie.” The NASPAA server will remember your information/choices during a session. Most cookies expire when you close your browser.

In addition, we use cookies from Google Analytics. The information collected is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the Site and compiles reports on the activity.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit this Site, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of the site if your browser rejects our cookies.

Sharing and Transferring Personal Information

Unless required to do so by law, we will not provide your personal information to third parties, other than to contractors and partner organizations for the purpose of administering member/customer services on our behalf or with carefully selected business partners. These companies and organizations may use the information we share to provide special opportunities and offers to you related to NASPAA's mission and goals. These third parties are required by contract to treat your personal information as strictly confidential. (Typical 3rd party vendors for NASPAA include but are not limited to: Survey Monkey, Constant Contact, Jernigan's, etc).

In certain, limited circumstances we may share or transfer personal information to unrelated third parties. For example, we may provide personal information to a third party (i) at your request; (ii) to comply with a legal requirement or court order; (iii) to investigate a possible crime, such as identity theft; or (iv) in connection with the sale, purchase, merger, reorganization, liquidation or dissolution of NASPAA. If such an event occurs, we will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information.

While it is in our possession, your personal information will generally be stored in NASPAA databases or databases maintained by our service providers. Your data may be stored and processed in the United States, Europe, or any other country in which the NASPAA, its vendors, or partners maintain facilities.  United States data protection laws may not provide as much protection as the data protection laws in force in your country. If you are located in a country outside the United States, by using this Site you consent to the transfer of your personal information to the United States.

Security of Personal Information

Although we maintain reasonable safeguards to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure, misuse or alteration, we cannot guarantee the security of systems that are connected to the Internet nor can we guarantee the security of information transmitted over the Internet. Should a data breach of NASPAA’s systems occur, NASPAA will notify you within time frames required by applicable data protection laws.

Links to Other Sites

At NASPAA’s discretion, we may include or offer links to third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies, and NASPAA has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. NASPAA does, however, wish to protect the integrity of our site and we welcome any feedback about these linked sites.

This Policy does not apply to personal information collected on any of these third-party websites. When you access third-party websites through a link on this Site, please take a few minutes to review the privacy policy posted on that site.

Access to Personal Information

If you would like to review, correct and update the personal information you have provided to us, please (a) log in and check the information in your NASPAA profile; (b) contact NASPAA 202 628-8965; or (c) contact us by email at address below.

If you choose, you may request to delete your account with us (be forgotten). You must contact NASPAA in writing at

Retention of Personal Information

NASPAA retains the personal information collected as long as necessary to provide the services, products and information you request or as permitted by applicable law. Some data, such a as that gathered by Google Analytics, is purged at regular intervals.  Accreditation Regulations require data provided be retained for two accreditation cycles or 14 years.

Governing Law

NASPAA is a United States not-for-profit, tax-exempt (501C3) corporation. This Agreement shall be governed under the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

Data Protection Officer- GDPR

Inquiries regarding this privacy notice or other privacy concerns should be directed to:

Stacy Drudy

1029 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 1100

Washington DC 20005

202 628-8965 ext 104.