National Connections 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 Connections Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the National Connections Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

National Connections collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. National Connections 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 Connections. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by National Connections for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the National Connections Website.

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

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

Use of your Personal Information

National Connections collects and uses your personal information to operate the National Connections Website and deliver the services you have requested. National Connections also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from National Connections and its affiliates. National Connections 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 Connections does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. National Connections 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 Connections 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 Connections, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

National Connections does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, suchas race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

National Connections keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within National Connections, in order to determine which National Connections services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within National Connections to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

National Connections 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 Connections or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of National Connections; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of National Connections, or the public.

Email Marketing and Subscribe/Unsubscribe

Besides the weekly Newsline publication, there may be other marketing materials and web pages emailed directly to you by National Connections You will periodically receive these communications and others via email.

All users have the right to opt in or opt out of any of these mailings. Please send your request to:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 595-1505

Alternatively, you can follow the instructions at the end of our communication emails.

Use of Cookies

The National Connections Website use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage 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 Connections pages, or register with National Connections site or services, a cookie helps National Connectionsrecall 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 Connections Website, the informationyou previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the National Connectionsfeatures 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 Connections services or other websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

National Connections secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. National Connections 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 websites, it is protected through the use of industry standard security encryption measures such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. This site has such security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Credit Card Security

National Connections does not disclose credit card information provided by its members and guests. If you complete a transaction on the National Connections site that requires the entry of credit card information, that transaction is sent to PayPal, a secure server, which will encrypt that information and send it to a clearing house.

Products and Services

National Connections at times will sell the following items from this site:

  • Donations
  • Event/Conference Registrations
  • Memberships
  • Training Materials
  • Clothing


Donations and Sales - Return Policy

Donations are appreciated and are considered as final sales. There is no shipping charge for donations and you will receive a confirmation of your donation via email.

Events and conferences are subject to terms and conditions specific to each event, and therefore identified on their respective registration pages.

For Membership questions, please contact [email protected]

For the ABC Store, please call (202) 595-1505 for more information.

Changes to this Statement

National Connections will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. National Connections encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how National Connections is protecting your information.

Contact Information

National Connections welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that National Connections has not adhered to this statement, please contact National Connections at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.