Privacy Policy

National Storytelling Membership Organization /dba National Storytelling Network (NSN) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the National Storytelling Network (NSN) Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the National Storytelling Network (NSN) website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices of the National Storytelling Network (NSN) Web site and various related services (together referred to as the “site”).  NSN, the provider of this site (referred to as “us” or “we”), is committed to protecting your privacy online and developing technology that gives you a smooth, efficient and customized online experience. You acknowledge that this Privacy Policy is part of our site Terms of Use, and by accessing or using our site, you agree to be bound by all of its terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.

Nothing herein should be construed to, nor does it, create any new or different rights than those available under existing, applicable state and federal laws. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Policy and an applicable state or federal law, such law shall control.


Collection of your Personal Information

National Storytelling Network (NSN) collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. National Storytelling Network (NSN)) also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by National Storytelling Network (NSN). This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by National Storytelling Network (NSN) for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the National Storytelling Network (NSN) website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through National Storytelling Network (NSN)) public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: National Storytelling Network (NSN) does not read any of your private online communications.

National Storytelling Network (NSN) encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from National Storytelling Network (NSN), so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. National Storytelling Network (NSN) is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the National Storytelling Network (NSN) and National Storytelling Network (NSN)) family of Web sites.


Use of your Personal Information

National Storytelling Network (NSN) collects and uses your personal information to operate the National Storytelling Network (NSN) Web site and deliver the services you have requested. National Storytelling Network (NSN) also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from National Storytelling Network (NSN) and its affiliates. National Storytelling Network (NSN) may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

National Storytelling Network (NSN) does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. National Storytelling Network (NSN) may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, National Storytelling Network (NSN) may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information, except to provide these services to National Storytelling Network (NSN) and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

National Storytelling Network (NSN) does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

National Storytelling Network (NSN) keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within National Storytelling Network (NSN) in order to determine what National Storytelling Network (NSN) services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within National Storytelling Network (NSN) to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

National Storytelling Network (NSN) Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on National Storytelling Network (NSN) or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of National Storytelling Network (NSN); and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of National Storytelling Network (NSN), or the public.


Use of Cookies

The National Storytelling Network (NSN) Web site 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 National Storytelling Network (NSN) pages, or register with National Storytelling Network (NSN) site or services, a cookie helps National Storytelling Network (NSN) 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 National Storytelling Network (NSN) Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the National Storytelling Network (NSN) features that you 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 National Storytelling Network (NSN) services or Web sites you visit.


Security of your Personal Information

National Storytelling Network (NSN) secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. National Storytelling Network (NSN) secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers 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 Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.


Changes to this Statement

National Storytelling Network (NSN) will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. National Storytelling Network (NSN) encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how National Storytelling Network (NSN) is protecting your information.


Contact Information

National Storytelling Network (NSN) welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that National Storytelling Network (NSN) has not adhered to this Statement, please contact National Storytelling Network (NSN) at . We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.


Fraud Prevention Reminders

NSN Fraud Prevention Reminders

  1. NSN does not contract with third-party companies to sell our mailing list or member data. Please disregard any such fraudulent company solicitations. We do not release your email address – ever, per Board policy.
  2. NSN staff or officers will never ask you to transfer funds to a staffer, volunteer leader or member for any reason. If one of our leaders is actually traveling and runs into a spot of bother, they will contact a family member – not us, and not you.
  3. While we may ask you to log in to your profile to register for an event, participate in event or update your contact information, we will not ask you to send your social security number, bank account information, or credit card information directly to us. Electronic and paper invoices will direct you to our secure PCI-compliant payment page.
  4. If you have any questions about the validity of a message from NSN – from staff, our officers, our website or our e-newsletter, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly 800-525-4514.


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