Distinction between Website PII, Applicant PII, Custom PII:
The statements on this web page are solely about the National Fingerprint, Inc WEBSITE regarding the WEBSITE's interaction with a WEBSITE VISITOR's Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The statements herein do not make, and must not be perceived as making, policy announcements regarding the protection, processing, and disposition of APPLICANTS' PII such as applicants' biometrics including their fingerprints and the PII related thereto. Policy for Applicant PII is stated elsewhere on the NFp website and in confidential written policies that have been customized for named customer organizations (CUSTOM PII) and which, where such Custom PII policies exist, will supersede NFp published policy for Applicant PII. Therefore it is necessary to keep in mind this careful distinction between Website PII, Applicant PII, and Custom PII. The statements on this webpage as included below, pertain solely to Website PII. NFp is committed to protecting your privacy and to developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. The material below discloses and governs the data collection and usage by this website. By using this NFp website you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection and Disposition of Website PII solely by Our Website
The National Fingerprint dot com website collects, when you provide it, some personally identifiable information that we define as "phonebook data." This is purely contact information, if you provide it, and consists of your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The hosting service for our website may collect additional information which is not "Personally Identifiable" such as your ZIP code, phone Area code, and use them for statistical analysis .
There is also the possibility that, unknown to us, certain information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by the service which hosts our website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information may be used by our hosting service to improve its operation, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our website. NFp disclaims responsibility for anything related to such data, its gathering if any, and its disposition.
Our website operates no message boards, collects no social website comments or opinions, thus we believe no such information will be available to others while they are visiting our website through its public access URL. The payment processing pages on our website, termed variously "shopping cart" or "cart" are operated by our chosen banking service which adds elaborate financial security features for transaction safety and authentication. While NFp and its website visitors benefit from those special features, they are not "our" features, and NFp does not warrant their efficacy. The personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data you may voluntarily disclose to the bank-provided transaction web pages is not viewable by NFp. NFp cannot and does not read any of your private online communications via our chosen banking service.
NFp encourages you to review the privacy statements of Websites you choose to link to from NFp so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. NFp is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the NFp website family of web pages.
Use of your Website PII:
NFp collects and uses any Website PII you voluntarily disclose, including your voluntary check-the-box selections and text-box explanations, to operate the NFp website, to deliver services you have requested, and to facilitate your efficient navigation of the website. NFp may contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
NFp does not sell, rent or lease any of its Website PII to third parties. However NFp will use your voluntarily provided Website PII contact information to send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries and appointments. Any third party we may utilize to help us accomplish such routine business purposes is likewise prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to you and to us. We may utilize your Website PII for non-routine or extraordinary purposes such as to comply with Court orders or legal process served on us, to protect and defend the rights or property of NFp, or to act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the NFp website or of the public. Since this paragraph is limited to Website PII, further discussion about use of unsolicited photos and email content, Applicant PII, or Custom PII does not appear here.
The NFp website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize an NFp web page, or register with NFp to utilize or receive additional website services, a cookie helps our website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same web page the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the web page features that you may have customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the NFp website services.
Security of your Personal Information
NFp secures your Website PII from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. NFp secures the personally identifiable information you may provide to our computer servers and their backup systems that we maintain in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
NFp will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. NFp encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how NFp is protecting your voluntarily disclosed Website personally identifiable information. (Entire page reviewed, typo corrected Aug 29, 2017 at 8:15pm by DMA)
NFp welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that NFp has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us by clicking here. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the issue.