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Website Privacy Statement

The Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. (NERC) respects the privacy of the visitors to its website. NERC strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, NERC has implemented the following policy.

About the Information We Collect

Most of the data and information we collect through our website is used only to help NERC achieve its vision and mission.  It's vision is a world in which waste is minimized and natural resources are conserved.  Its mission is to minimize waste, conserve natural resources, and advance a sustainable economy through facilitated collaboration and action.

It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our site users knowingly provide.

From Casual Website Visitors and General Users

We do not collect any personal information from users browsing our website. When you use the public areas of our website you are doing so anonymously. We do collect aggregate use information, such as the number of hits (visits) per page. We use aggregate data for internal and marketing purposes, but we don't collect any personally identifying information.

From Our Clients, Members, Donors and Customers

If while visiting the NERC website you register for a conference or workshop, join as an Advisory Member or individual supporter, sign up for our newsletter or blog, or request other information, or you will be asked to provide certain information. In all cases this information is submitted voluntarily. In most cases, NERC will ask for your name, title, organization name, and e-mail. If you're making a purchase, you may be asked for billing and credit card information in order to complete your purchase.  

Customer Lists

Under no circumstances does NERC sell or distribute contact information. When you visit our website or become a member, supporter, customer or client of NERC, your name and contact information is never sold or shared.

Credit Card Account Information

NERC utilizes secure transaction methods (SSL) when collecting credit card information over the Internet. NERC does not disclose credit card account information provided by its clients.

How We Use Cookies

Cookies are small bits of code that are sent to your computer when you visit a website. Our site uses cookies to remember your personal preference for font size. We do not use cookies to track your usage or any other personal information about you.

Complaint Procedure

If you suspect that we have handled your personal information in a manner that doesn't comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing an explanation to, or by calling (802) 254-3636.