Privacy Policy

NACC Community Forum Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 22, 2024

Information Collected on this Forum

Discourse (the company that developed and hosts the NACC Community Forum) gathers data on your participation in the Forum, including reading, posting, commenting, and evaluating the content shared on the Forum.

When you accept NACC’s invitation to join Discourse, it enables you to set up an account and verify your e-mail address using an email containing a unique link. If that verification link is visited, Discourse tracks that you own/control that e-mail address.

When you establish your account and start posting topics, Discourse (not NACC) records the IP address that the post originated from and may retain server logs, which include the IP address of every request to its server.

NACC’s Use of Your Information

NACC collects metrics about the overall use of the Forum site to continually improve the Forum experience. Metrics are aggregated and anonymized and might include the number of participants, number of topics added or commented on, feedback, issues, lists of popular or trending topics, moderation time, use of tags, etc.

Discourse’s Use of Your Information

Discourse collects information about your Forum participation to:

  • Personalize your experience.

  • Improve Discourse site and improve customer service.

  • Send emails to share information with you about changes to site functionality, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

  • Send notifications based on the settings in your profile.

How Discourse Protects Your Information

Discourse has implemented a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

How NACC Protects Your Information

NACC does not share personal information about any user of the Forum without express written approval.

Furthermore, the NACC Community Forum on Discourse is not open to the public; only ADRC Program members registered in the NACC Directory are invited to participate in the Community Forum. If any member moves to another ADRC, they are updated in the NACC Directory and in the Community Forum. If a member leaves the ADRC Program altogether, their Discourse account will be terminated.

Discourse’s Use of Cookies

Discourse uses cookies* to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that it can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. NACC has no control over the use of cookies by this site.

*Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you have enabled cookies). These cookies enable the Discourse site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

Discourse states that it does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist Discourse in operating its site, conducting its business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. It may also release your information when it believes release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce its site policies, or protect its or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, Discourse may provide non-personally identifiable visitor information to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

NACC does not disclose any personal information gathered on this Forum but may include aggregate anonymized data on Forum usage to the NIA or other entity.

Discourse may include or offer third-party products or services on the Forum site. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Discourse, therefore, states that it has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, Discourse seeks to protect the integrity of its site and welcomes any feedback about these sites.

NACC may occasionally include third-party links to no-fee educational opportunities or if they are relevant to other ADRC Program business.

An Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through the Forum site and not to information collected offline.

By using this Forum site, you consent to this Privacy Policy.

Modifications to the Privacy Policy

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted to this page.