Privacy and Copyright

Welcome to the NSF International website (www.nsf.org).  Please read the following information regarding privacy, security, terms and conditions as they govern your access to and use of this site.  By accessing, viewing and using the NSF International website, you agree to abide by these policies, terms and conditions. 

Site and Program Ownership

This site is owned and operated by NSF International (NSF).  Our principal office is located at 789 North Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA.  

Copyright

Copyright © 1996-2013 NSF International. All rights reserved. All text, images, graphics and other materials on this site are subject to the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of NSF International. NSF International owns the copyrights in the selection, coordination and arrangement of the materials on this site. These materials may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these materials be modified or reposted to other sites, without the prior express written permission of NSF International.

Privacy and Website Usage Data

NSF uses some common Web technologies to help manage our websites. Following is some information about those technologies and how they are used.

Website Usage Data:  For each visitor to our website, we automatically collect the visitor IP address and, where possible, the visitor domain name. We aggregate information on pages visitors choose to access or download.  We do this to improve the quality of the content on our website. For example, we track browser type and version, and whether you used a computer or mobile device, to help ensure our site is compatible with our visitors’ browsers and devices.  We also collect aggregate information on which pages were viewed and for how long as it helps us evaluate how useful the information on that page is to our visitors. At no point does NSF use this information to identify personal information about the visitor or to track browsing. We do not track URLs that you type into your browser, nor do we track you across the Internet once you leave our site.

Cookies:  A "cookie" is a small piece of information that our website may provide to your browser while you are at our site. Cookies help the site recognize individual visitors upon their return. When periodic surveys are presented to website visitors, cookies help prevent issuing multiple invitations to the same individual. They also help us better understand website usage in the aggregate so we know what pages of the site users prefer.  Please note that if you choose to reject or disable cookies, your access to certain areas within the NSF International website may be limited.  NSF does not track URLs you type into your browser, nor do we track you across the Internet when you leave our site! 

Opt in: If you opted in to receive newsletters or other information from us, by supplying us with your email or postal address online, we may periodically send email or postal mail with information on new products, services or upcoming events.  We do not sell or rent this information to persons or organizations outside NSF International. In some cases, we will employ or use email service providers, who are strictly prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for purposes other than to send the NSF email on our behalf.  If you no longer wish to receive emailed or mailed information from NSF, please let us know by sending an email to NSF at unsubcribe@nsf.org or via postal mail to:  NSF International, P.O. Box 130140, 789 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor MI 48113-0140.

User Names, Passwords and Security

Some sections of the NSF International website (NSF Online) require the use of a user name and password. When you use this site, you are encouraged to maintain the confidentiality of your user name and password as you will be responsible for all the activities that occur under your user name or password. We also remind you that you should monitor the usage of your NSF website user names and passwords by your employees. You are free, at any time, to request a change in your user name and password. You can do this by contacting your project manager. When needed, we do reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel transactions.  NSF takes reasonable precautions to protect the security of the information.

Links to Third-Party Sites

This website may contain links to third-party sites. When you click on a link, you may leave our site.  Access to any other Internet site linked to this website is at the user's own risk. NSF is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those sites. We encourage you to read their terms and conditions, terms of use, privacy policies and/or privacy statements prior to using their site, as NSF is not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites. NSF International provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement.

Trademarks, Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property Rights

All content included or available on this site, including the site’s design, code, text, graphics, interfaces and the selection and arrangements thereof, is proprietary to NSF and is copyrighted by NSF with all rights reserved, or is the property of third parties protected by intellectual property rights. Any use of materials on this site, including reproduction for purposes expressly permitted in these terms and conditions, modification, distribution, replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of NSF is strictly prohibited.  Pages containing social media bookmarks for sharing, such as NSF news releases and fact sheets, are permitted to be shared in their entirety via these tools.  All copies of data from this site must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices. You agree that all of NSF’s trademarks, certificate marks, trade names, service marks and other logos and brands (collectively, the “NSF marks”) are the exclusive property of NSF and you shall not display or use any NSF marks in any manner without the prior written consent of NSF.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

This site is provided by NSF International on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. NSF International makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials or products included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, NSF International disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. NSF International does not warrant that this site, its servers or email sent from NSF International are free of viruses or other harmful components. NSF International will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages.

Changes: We may change this privacy policy at any time.  If we make changes to this privacy policy, we will notify you by publication on this page.

Applicable Law

By visiting NSF International's site, you agree that the laws of the state of Michigan, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws, will govern these website terms of use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and NSF International.

We can be reached at info@nsf.org, 800-NSF-MARK (800-673-6275) or (+1) 734-769-8010.

Our postal address is:

P.O. Box 130140,
789 North Dixboro Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0140, USA

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