Effective Date: August 28, 2021
The National STEM Honor Society™ (NSTEM™) is committed to maintaining your privacy. This policy describes how NSTEM collects, uses and protects your personal information when you interact with us.
How and Why We Obtain Personal Information: NSTEM may receive or collect personal information such as first and last name, email address, demographic information, and mailing address. Examples of when we receive or collect this information are when you apply for and establish an NSTEM membership; complete a scholarship application; or make a purchase in our online store. NSTEM uses this information to support your membership and the management of our organization. We also use this information to communicate directly with our members, their parents or guardians, and chapter advisors through email, our newsletters, and social media; and to provide access to additional content on our website.
NSTEM uses a third party service provider to handle credit card transactions. Although payment information is provided through our website to our service provider, NSTEM does not have access to or retain this information.
How We Share Information with Third Parties: NSTEM may share some personal data with unaffiliated third parties who provide services to NSTEM at our direction. For example, we may share some personal data with our fulfillment partner to produce student member certificates or fulfill merchandise orders from our online store.
We also use tools, such as Google Ads and Google Analytics, to help us advertise our website, analyze how you and other visitors use our website and social media accounts, track the success rate of our ads, and improve our website’s functionality. We do not provide any personal information about you to Google, and any information collected by Google is done anonymously without identifying an individual user. We do not associate information collected by Google with information you may have provided to us. Click here for more information on Google Analytics and Google Ads, including how to opt out.
Legal Requirement to Disclose of Data: NSTEM may disclose your personal information as required by law or as needed in legal proceedings when NSTEM believes in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
Children’s Privacy: NSTEM is sensitive to the need to protect the personal information of children under 13. Except as necessary for a student to register for access to certain non-public portions of our website, NSTEM does not intentionally collect personal information through our website from those we know are under the age of 13 and we request that these individuals do not provide information through this website. If one of our members is identified as being under the age of 13, then unless NSTEM obtains verifiable parental consent, NSTEM will not contact that individual via the Internet. If a parent or legal guardian has provided such consent, the parent/guardian subsequently may review or have deleted any personal information obtained from their child via our website, and refuse to permit its further collection or use by notifying NSTEM in writing at the address or email address set forth below.
Data Protection Officer: In accordance with the EU GDPR, NSTEM has appointed a Data Protection Officer. This staff member is responsible for educating a company’s employees about data compliance, training members of staff who are involved in processing data, and carrying out regular security audits. They also serve as the main point of contact between the company and the relevant data protection authorities. The role of Data Protection Officer is mandatory for all companies that process or collect EU Citizens’ personal data.