Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Introduction

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) is committed to providing its members with information while protecting their privacy. NSAA provides this notice explaining its policies for data collected through the Internet and other means.

About NSAA

NSAA is the trade association for ski area owners and operators. It represents over 300 alpine resorts that account for more than 90 percent of the skier/snowboarder visits nationwide. Additionally, it has more than 400 supplier members who provide equipment, goods and services to the mountain resort industry. NSAA analyzes and distributes ski industry statistics; produces annual conferences and tradeshows; produces a bimonthly industry publication and is active in state and federal government affairs. The association also provides educational programs and employee training materials on industry issues including OSHA, ADA and NEPA regulations and compliance; environmental laws and regulations; state regulatory requirements; aerial tramway safety; and resort operations and guest service. The association's primary objective is to meet the needs of ski area owners and operators nationwide and to foster, stimulate and promote growth in the industry.

NSAA Websites

NSAA currently operates the following web sites to which this policy applies:
www.nsaa.org
www.lidsonkids.org
www.kidsonlifts.org
www.terrainparksafety.org

In addition, NSAA owns several other domain names that point to the websites listed above. From time to time NSAA may add new sites that may not be listed above, but will provide a link to this policy.

NSAA Data Management

NSAA maintains strict protocols in the management of its data. Any suspected abuse of NSAA’s privacy policy should be reported to NSAA Data Management at the contact listed below.

  • NSAA manages many of its company email transmissions through MailChimp, an email marketing company that maintains extremely high anti-spam standards. http://www.mailchimp.com/
  • NSAA manages all of its membership data internally

Providing Information to the NSAA

Any persons providing information to the NSAA do so voluntarily. Although information may be required to participate in some of NSAA’s programs or product sales, participants provide that information voluntarily. NSAA collects information in conjunction with the following services:

  • Registering as a member of the NSAA
  • Purchasing products or services from the NSAA
  • Participating in the NSAA educational events and/or tradeshows
  • Communicating by any other means to NSAA

The collection of personal information for these services may include your name, address, telephone number, email, and/or credit card information. NSAA needs to collect this information for management of its educational events and/or tradeshows, fulfilling purchases, providing requested communications, tracking/verifying compliance with NSAA's policies and federal, state and local laws, and for feedback solicitation purposes.

NSAA adheres to strict data management protocols. Those protocols vary based on the category of participation with NSAA, as indicated below.

NSAA Members

NSAA may share personal information including name, address, and email address to NSAA-registered members. Credit card or any other financial information is never shared under any circumstances. NSAA members have the right to opt-out of any communications from NSAA by contacting NSAA Member Services. Any suspected abuse of this usage should be reported to NSAA Data Management at the contact listed below.

Use of IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web, allowing your computer to possibly be identified. NSAA collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information and to audit the use of its sites. NSAA can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when it is necessary to enforce compliance with house rules, terms of service, or to protect its service, site, customers or others.

Use of Cookies

To enhance users’ experience, many web pages on NSAA’s sites utilize "cookies." Cookies are text files placed in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell NSAA your email address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to NSAA by, for example, registering on the site. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. The use of cookies is an industry standard – you'll find them at most major web sites. NSAA may use the information from cookies to provide services better tailored to users’ needs.

Most browsers are initially setup to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of NSAA's online services will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies. You may occasionally get cookies from advertisers, sponsors or business partners. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry. NSAA does not control or take responsibility for these cookies.

Links to Other Sites

Some of NSAA’s sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different. For example, if you "click" on a linked banner advertisement, the "click" may take you off the NSAA site(s). This includes links from sponsors and partners that may use the NSAA logo as part of a co-branding or other agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to guests, collect data or solicit personal information. NSAA makes every effort to link only to sites that meet similar standards for maintaining each individual's right to privacy. However, NSAA cannot control any of these links and is not responsible for any content appearing on sites linked to or from NSAA site(s), or for any personal information gathered at those sites. Guests should consult the other sites' privacy notices, as NSAA has no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by these third parties. Children 13 and under should get parental permission before linking to other sites.

European Economic Area Resident Rights

All NSAA websites are hosted outside the European Economic Area. The information you provide is transmitted to the United States of America, and is stored and processed in the United States of America.
If you are a resident of the EEA, when we process your personal data we will only do so when we have a legitimate interest in processing your information. For example, we may process your personal data to communicate with you about changes to our services; to provide, secure, or improve our services; or to process your order through the NSAA online store or registration for an NSAA event. In addition, you have the following data protection rights:

  • If you wish to access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by us using the contact information provided under Contacting NSAA About Application of this Policy
  • In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact information provided under Contacting NSAA About Application of this Policy
  • If we have collected or processed your personal information with your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

Security

The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with NSAA’s members is of utmost concern. NSAA exercises great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to NSAA’s servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100-percent secure. As a result, while NSAA strives to protect your personal information, it cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from NSAA’s online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once NSAA receives your transmission, NSAA makes its best effort to ensure its security on its systems. When credit card information is transmitted, NSAA and its service partners use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using NSAA’s web site(s), or registering to participate in any of its programs, you signify your assent to the NSAA's Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use NSAA site(s), or register to participate in any of its programs. NSAA reserves the right to delete information or to change its privacy policy at any time. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Contacting NSAA About Application of this Policy

If for any reason, you are concerned with the way NSAA is using your information, if you believe that NSAA has not adhered to these principles, or if you would like to correct or request that NSAA cease from using such information, please contact NSAA.

NSAA’s Data Management department provides centralized service for any data management questions or issues, including being placed on “do not mail,” “do not email” or “do not call” lists.

NSAA
133 S. Van Gordon St., Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80228

Member Data Management
Paige Vickerman
Member Services Director
720-963-4212
pvickerman@nsaa.org

Web Management
Laura Lewis
Controller
720-963-4207
llewis@nsaa.org

Legal Disclaimer

All information that the NSAA provides on its site(s) or by any other means is for informational and directional purposes only; it does not address specific circumstances of any particular entity; it is not necessarily complete, accurate or up to date; it is not a professional or legal advice (a company should seek opinions of qualified professionals). Hence, NSAA disclaims its responsibility for any loss, however arising, from the use of or reliance on this information.