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    Privacy Policy

    NIRI Website Privacy Policy and Disclaimer


    Who We Are

    This is the National Investor Relations Institute ("NIRI") Internet Privacy Policy. You can write to us at 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 560, Alexandria, VA 22314. We can be reached by e-mail at, or you can call us at (703) 562-7700.

    NIRI values individual privacy and we want to give our website visitors the opportunity to know what information we collect about them and how they can limit the use of personally-identifiable information beyond the purposes for which they first provided it. At all times, however, NIRI reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order), to protect NIRI's rights or property, including without limitation in the event of a transfer of control of NIRI or substantially all of its assets, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.

    Whenever we change our policy, we will give reasonable notice by posting a notice on our home page. Since these policy change notices last only for a limited time, however, you should check this Privacy Policy regularly to see if there have been any changes. To view our Privacy Policy at any time go to

    Data We Collect and How We Use It

    Personally Identifiable Information
    We collect your e-mail address if you communicate with us by e-mail, as well as other information that you might supply voluntarily, such as survey information.

    If you purchase a product or service at our site, we will also ask for your credit card number or other account number you wish to be charged. We do not give out your credit card or other account information to third parties unless you authorize us to do so or if it is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities, including, but not limited to, delivering a product or service you order. All sales are considered final. You can choose to receive e-mail confirmation for a product or services purchased at our site.

    We may use this information to respond to an e-mail or other inquiry or request, to help improve our website and our services, to customize your experience at our website, or to send updates or notices about our organization and the products we offer that we think may be of interest to you. We may also combine this information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify visitors' preferences or interests. We may provide information that identifies you to companies that assist us in these activities, such as helping us fulfill your request for a product, service or information.

    NIRI collects information from its members (including names, addresses, business phone numbers, business fax numbers, and e-mail addresses) for inclusion in a membership directory that is distributed to the association's members and to purchasers of the print directory. Access to directory information is also available only to NIRI's members on NIRI's website. Further, with the members' express approval, NIRI may occasionally provide, sell, or rent limited data to third parties, including companies that offer products and services for sale to NIRI's members. This limited data includes names, job titles, companies/organizations, and business addresses, but do not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers, or e-mail addresses.

    Children's Privacy
    NIRI's website is intended for adults. NIRI does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If NIRI obtains knowledge that it has personally identifiable information about a child under 13 in retrievable form in its files, NIRI will delete that information from our existing files.

    Cookies & Computer-Related Information
    NIRI does not enable "cookies" on our website with one exception. A cookie is used in website system administration to keep track of movement of an individual user from one screen to another. This information may be used by our staff to detect and resolve Web site problems and to assist with customer support. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about site visitors in this process.

    Our web server automatically collects information from your computer and navigation patterns when you visit our site, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the computer's operating system, the type of browser you use, and the specific web pages visited during your connection. We may also track data such as the total number of visits to our website and the number of visitors to each page of our website.

    We may use this information, in aggregate form, for system maintenance and to better understand how our visitors use our site and services so that we can make them better. NIRI may also share statistical or demographic information in aggregate form with third parties for marketing or research purposes. This aggregate data will not contain any information that personally identifies you.

    How You Can Control and Update Data About You

    We want to be sure that we keep only the most accurate and up-to-date information about you in our records. Therefore, whenever you believe that your contact information needs to be updated, you can e-mail us at to correct or update your contact information.

    You may choose at any time to remove your name, telephone and fax numbers, and postal and e-mail addresses from the lists we use to send notices or updates and elect not to receive correspondence from us by e-mailing at

    Other Internet sites you visit — including those linked from the NIRI website — may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. Other websites might use personal information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site before providing any personal information.

    Data Integrity and Security

    We use state-of-the-art technology to keep any information you provide as secure as possible. All NIRI employees must abide by NIRI's Privacy Policy. Only authorized employees are permitted to have access to personally-identifiable data about website visitors, and that access is limited to what is reasonably needed to perform an employee's responsibilities, such as providing updates or notices or customer service. Employees who violate our privacy policies are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

    General Legal Notice and Liability Disclaimer

    NIRI makes available this website and the information and services contained herein in furtherance of NIRI's nonprofit and tax-exempt purposes. While NIRI makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, NIRI does not endorse, approve or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of such information. Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by NIRI.

    At certain places on this site, live "links" to other websites can be accessed. Such external sites contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of NIRI. NIRI does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information located at such sites. Use of any information obtained from such sites is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by NIRI.

    NIRI assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from use of the information contained herein, or from use of the information obtained at linked sites, or in any respect for the content of such information. NIRI is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, reliance on, or performance of such information.