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What information do we collect from you?
Categories of Personal Data Processed by NSPE
- How long do we keep hold of your information?
- How can I access and change the information you hold about me?
- How do I withdraw consent?
- EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
- How to contact us
What information do we collect from you?
We collect information about you when you join NSPE, register with us, or place an order for products or services. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete surveys or provide feedback. Website usage information is collected using cookies and user roles. An example of a user role is whether you are an NSPE member, NSPE student member, authenticated (registered), or anonymous.
When you register with us we collect your Personal Data. The types of Personal Data that we collect includes your name, address, telephone number, company or organization name, job title, e-mail address, and other information that you voluntarily submit to us, for example: How did you hear about NSPE?
Other types of Personal Data that we collect when you apply for a membership includes: gender, date of birth, ethnicity, whether or not you have passed the FE or PE exam, educational institution, degree type, area of study, discipline, expected/graduation date.
Categories of Personal Data Processed by NSPE
The following sections are divided based on the purposes for us processing your Personal Data.
The following is a list of contact information we collect from you: your name, address, telephone number, company or organization name, job title, and other information that you voluntarily submit to us. NSPE processes your contact information to create a customer record whenever purchase our products and services, register for an event, or join as a member. NSPE processes your contact information for the following reasons:
To establish, manage, and maintain your customer record
To process your order
To process your conference registration
To provide member benefits, products, and services
If you are a member, we will send you renewal notices and invoices
If you have agreed to receive email from us, we will send you marketing emails to keep you informed about our products, services, events, and latest news.
We use your membership information to personalize your repeat visits to the website. For example, after you register, you will see a “Welcome Back, first name” notice displayed on the webpages.
We use your membership information to determine if you're a member to provide you with discounts and special pricing on our products and events.
The following is a list of education information we collect from you: whether or not you have passed the FE or PE exam; educational institution; degree type, area of study, discipline, expected/graduation date. NSPE processes your education information to apply membership grades and customize your experience based on discipline and interest.
NSPE processes your email address because you use your email address and your password to sign in to your account. The lawful basis to process your email address from this purpose is based on NSPE’s legitimate interest in protecting the security of your account.
NSPE processes your email address for the purpose of sending you important information about NSPE events. You have the right to ask us to stop sending you email and that process for doing this is provided in the “How do I withdraw consent” section.
Date of Birth
NSPE processes your date of birth to determine eligibility for life and retired membership grades.
Ethnicity and Gender
NSPE processes your ethnicity to facilitate networking among peers, and track aggregate engagement and representation of minority engineers in the membership.
We use your conference registration information to provide you with an NSPE App for enhancing your experience during one of our annual conferences or events. We also use your conference registration information to provide you with information about the conference or event you are attending.
When using the app, you may provide us with personal data, personal data includes all personally identifiable information (PII) and data that directly or indirectly identifies you such as your name, email address, login, phone number and address. You control how much information you provide to us. To benefit or to access the app, you might need to provide us with your email, username, and password.
When using the app, you can also decide to create social profiles that display your name, job title, company, links to your social profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn) and activity. In addition, you can fill out a text form “About Me” or some similar designated area that allows you to provide additional information about yourself as well as respond to posts, comments, survey/poll responses and any other app related functions or features that may be available to you. It is up to you how much additional information you want to share with us, other attendees, and to the public.
During an event or conference the app will hold data related to the conference agendas, attendee lists, exhibitor lists, sponsor list, and speak lists. We collect limited personal data from you through your use of our app. The only personal data we actively collect from you beyond which you have provided is through your event or conference registration, or app login would be non-personally identical data such as your mobile device ID #, your operating system, your browser type, carrier provider, language, geographic region, device type, screen size, and the date and time you visited the app, as well as information about your ISP, referring URL, the search term that led you to the mobile app.
With whom might we share your personal data?
Our principle is that we do not share your personal data with third parties unless we have a good reason to do so. These are common cases of sharing data:
Attendees - In addition, other users of the app will be able to see limited information such as your profile, contact info you share, and social sharing activity. Apart from your first and last name, title, and company, we do not actively share your personal data within the app. As an attendee, you have the option to remove or update your contact info. Attendees can be classified as Users, Sponsors, Exhibitors, Speakers, or Staff.
Exhibitors - We may share your information with exhibitors if you allow the exhibitor to scan your contact information at the event, if you click consent on a pop-up box in the App, or if you click to consent to receive exhibitor offers tailored to you.
Our Service Providers - We engage our trusted third party service providers for push notification services, email hosting, server hosting, and analytics providers to help us analyze and improve our Services.
Compliance with applicable law – We may share information in its possession with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will access and disclose any Personal Information collected to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of NSPE or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
How long do we keep hold of your information?
We keep your personal information only so long as we need it for the purposes for which it was collected, for the products and services that you are using, or to meet any legal requirements. We have retention standards, which meet these requirements. We destroy your personal information when it is no longer needed after 3 to 5 years.
How can I access and change the information you hold about me?
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, contact us using the information under the "How to contact us" section of this webpage.
Also, you may view and update these details online under your personal account profile. After you log in to the NSPE website, click on the "My Account" link at the top of the NSPE webpages to access your personal account profile.
How do I withdraw consent?
Please use the contact us information listed under “How to contact us” if you wish to withdraw consent.
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EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
This item relates to you if you are an individual located in the European Union.
At NSPE, we have been working to prepare for GDPR, to ensure we meet the obligations about how we use your Personal Data.
The lawful basis for processing your contact information is your explicit consent using the online GDPR form that we have asked you to complete. You have the right to withdraw consent and that process for doing this is provided in the “How do I withdraw consent" section.
NSPE is the data controller for the processing of your personal data.
You have the following rights in relations to your personal data we have collected from you:
If you ask us, we will let you know if we are processing your personal data and provide you with a copy.
If your information is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to have it rectified. When possible, we will notify others of the rectification and will share this information with you if you ask us to.
If you ask us, we will delete you personal data in most circumstances except for when other obligations exceed your right to deletion. Where possible and lawful to do so, if you ask us we will let you know with whom we shared your personal data so you can contact them.
If you ask us to, we can restrict processing of your personal data. Where possible and lawful to do so, if you ask us we will let you know with whom we shared your personal data.
You have the right to obtain your personal data from us that you consented to give to us or was part of a registration process.
You have the right to object to us processing your personal data, and if you ask us to, we will stop processing your data where possible and lawful to do so.
You have the right to withdraw consent if you have previously given consent to process your personal data.
Lodge a complaint with the data protection authority
If you are concerned about the way we have managed your personal data, you can report this to the data protection authority that is authorized to hear these types of concerns.
You may exercise your rights by contacting us under the "How to contact us" section on this page.
Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
This item relates to you if you are a resident of Canada.
The Government of Canada has adopted a Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) effective on July 1, 2014. Under the new law, NSPE is required to obtain your express consent to continue sending you e-mail communications. NSPE sends e-mail compliant with CASL.
To continue receiving e-mail communications from NSPE, please complete the online form and submit your consent.
If you have already given your consent, and would like to revoke consent, please contact us using the information listed under "How to contact us" on this page.
How to contact us
- Remove personal information that you have already given to us so that you can correct or update it, or delete your personal information from our files.
- If you believe that your privacy has been compromised by any person.
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