Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information collected on this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and will only apply to activities and information moving forward, not retroactively. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to ensure your understanding of how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this website only. If you link to other websites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information
We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner; for example, to add you to one of our mailing lists.

Cookie/Tracking Technology
The site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the site, and understanding how visitors use the site. Cookies can also help customize the site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Distribution of Information
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or (3) investigating fraud that has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Commitment to Data Security
Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents, and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Privacy Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy, you may contact us.

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.

The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) website was founded in March of 1998. It is intended to be purely a public resource with general information about issues affecting consumers. It is intended to be correct, complete, and up to date, although we do not promise or guarantee that this will be the case. This website is not intended to be a source of advertising, solicitation, or referral, or legal advice. The reader should not consider this information or any linkage to other websites to be an invitation for an attorney-client relationship. The reader should not rely on the information provided herein and should always seek the advice of competent attorneys licensed to practice law in their own state.

NACA is happy to provide website links to attorneys, organizations, and governmental entities that promote justice for consumers and are involved in curbing abusive and predatory business practices. It is intended that these links are consistent with our stated goal of providing a public resource of general information for consumers. We do not intend such links to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities. In addition, we remind readers that the use of email for conveying confidential or sensitive information to NACA or to any of the linked websites is discouraged because of the possibility that such communication will not be secure.

Newsletter articles: These articles, excerpted from the newsletter of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and other sources, are offered for general informational and educational purposes. They are not offered as, intended as, or meant to constitute legal advice or legal opinions. It is our intention to keep this information current, although we do not promise or guarantee that this information is correct, complete, or up to date. You should not act or rely on the information in these articles without seeking the advice of an attorney who is licensed to practice in your state.

Email response to webpage and links: Please feel free to send us email with your thoughts about our website or to request more information about us. We do not solicit and will be unable to respond to requests for specific legal assistance or advice. The transmission of an email request does not create an attorney-client relationship with attendant confidentiality privileges, and we discourage you from sending us information or detailed facts relating to specific legal questions you have. In sending us email or in utilizing our linkages to licensed and practicing attorneys, please remember that email MAY NOT BE SECURE and that there is a risk your communication may be intercepted illegally. There may also be a risk of waiver of client-attorney and/or work product privileges that may attach to your communication.

Lists of NACA members on this site: The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) is a network of consumer attorneys and advocates who share ideas, information, and their experiences as they promote justice for consumers and curb abusive business practices. On pages listing our members, you will find NACA members listed geographically, who have informed us of their interest and experience in the related issues. We provide you with their names as a public resource, for educational and informational purposes. As a matter of policy, NACA does not provide attorney referrals. These lists are not intended to be used for those purposes. We make no representation as to the skill or competency of those listed; neither do we imply that the area of knowledge claimed by listed members has been verified by our office—in point of fact, our members self identify areas of experience or interest. The NACA members listed may be able to answer specific questions about local, state, and federal statutes or express their opinions about your possible legal options given your circumstances.