The Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Inc. (NEAFS) is a not for profit professional organization for people employed within the forensic sciences.  NEAFS goals are: To exchange ideas and information within the field of forensic science and to foster friendship and cooperation among the various laboratory personnel, to encourage a high level of competency among professionals in the field of forensic science, to promote recognition of forensic science as an important component of the criminal justice system and to stimulate increased implementation of existing techniques, along with research and development of new techniques within the field, and to encourage financial support for these efforts.


This site is dedicated to open information and also the sharing of information with our membership. Certain areas of this site are reserved for our members and access is limited to password-protected restricted areas. 

 

Any information provided to NEAFS, whether it be an address, e-mail, telephone or fax number, will not be disclosed to any other organization unless it would be required to by law.

 

Minors should obtain permission from a parent or guardian before sending any personal information over the internet. While NEAFS encourages minors to consult with a parent or guardian, NEAFS cannot be held responsible if a minor sends information without first obtaining permission from a parent or guardian.

If you have any questions about this site please contact us at
publications@neafs.org.

Termly and Wix consulted in the creation of these policies.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 06/20/2018

Thank you for choosing to be a part of our community at Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientist (“we”, “us” or “our”).  We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy.  If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at publications@neafs.org.
 

When you visit our website www.neafs.org, and use our services, you trust us with your personal information.  We take your privacy very seriously. We seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it.  We hope you take some time to red through it carefully, as it is important.  If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Site and our services.
 

This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website, and/or any related services, sales or events (we refer to them collectively in this privacy policy as the “Site”).
 

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us.
 

What Information Do We Collect?
 

Personal information you disclose to us

We collect personal information that you provide to us such as name, address, contact information, passwords and security data.  We receive, collect and store personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering at the Site expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, when participating in activities on the Site (such as posting messages in our online forums) or otherwise contacting us.  We receive, collect and store purchase history.  The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Site, the choices you make and the products and features you use. 

 

The personal information we collect can include the following:
 

Name and Contact Data.  We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data.
 

Credentials.  We may collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.
 

Payment Data. When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only. We do not view or store the payment card information you provide to us on our website. A third party, PayPal, processes customer payment card information when our customers make a purchase on our website.  Please review their policies at www.paypal.com.  All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

 

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
 

Information automatically collected

Some information – such as IP address and/or browser and device characteristics – is collected automatically when you visit our Site.  We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Site.  This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Site and other technical information.  This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Site, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.  We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.  Like many websites, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.

How Do We Use Your Information?

We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.  We use personal information collected via our Site for a variety of business purposes described below.  We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests (“Business Purposes”), in order to enter into or perform a contract with you (“Contractual”), with your consent (“Consent”), and/or for compliance with our legal obligations (“Legal Reasons”).  We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.

We use the information we collect or receive:

To facilitate account creation and logon process with your Consent. 

To send administrative information to you for Business Purposes.  We may use your personal information to send you information regarding our organization and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions and policies.

To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and messages.

Fulfill and manage your orders for Contractual reasons.  We may use your information to fulfill and manage your orders made through the Site.

To enable user-to-user communications with your Consent.  We may use your information in order to enable user-to-user communications with each user’s consent.

For other Business Purposes.  We may use your information for other Business Purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends,  and to evaluate and improve our Site, services and your experience.

To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

 

Will Your Information Be Shared With Anyone?
We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws and to protect your rights.


We only share and disclose your information in the following situations:

Compliance with Laws.  We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).

Vital interests and Legal Rights.  We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

With your Consent.  We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.

Other Users.  When you share personal information (for example, by posting comments, contributions or other content to the Sites) or otherwise interact with public areas of the Sites, such personal information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside of the Sites in perpetuity.  Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you within our Sites, and view your profile.

Do We Use Cookies And Other Tracking Technologies?

We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information.  We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information.  Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in our Cookie Policy.

 

Do We Use Google Maps?

Yes, we use Google Maps for the purpose of providing better service.  This website uses Google Maps APIs.  You may find the Google Maps APIs Terms of Service here .  To better understand Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link.  By using our Maps API Implementation, you agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Service.

How Long Do We Keep Your Information?

We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless otherwise required by law.  We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements).  When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

How Do We Keep Your Information Safe?

We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.  However, please remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Site is at your own risk.  You should only access the services within a secure environment.  Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

What Are Your Privacy Rights?

You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.  If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority.  You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

Account Information

If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you can: Log into your account settings and update your user account and/or email us at publications@neafs.org.  Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases.  However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.
 

Cookies and similar technologies
Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies.  If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Site.

Opting out of email marketing
You can unsubscribe from our email list at any time by emailing us at publications@neafs.org.

 

Do We Make Updates To This Policy?

Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.  We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, the updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date.  We encourage you to review this privacy policy frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information. 

 

How Can You Contact Us About This Policy?

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at publications@neafs.org.  If you have any further questions or comments about us or our policies, email us at publications@neafs.org.  If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at publications@neafs.org.

 

How do you communicate with your site visitors?
We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our organization, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.

 

Disclaimers

Last Updated: 07/03/2018

Website Disclaimer

The information provided by the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientist (“we”, “us” or “our”) on www.neafs.org (the “Site”) is for general informational purposes only.  All information on the Site is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the Site.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES , OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT AND MATERIAL, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AN USE OF THE SITE, (3) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (4) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE, (5) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (6) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE OR CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE.  YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

The information contained on the NEAFS website is provided on an as-is basis and as-available basis. While NEAFS attempts to maintain the accuracy of the information, NEAFS does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, quality, currentness, validity, completeness, or suitability of any information for any purpose.
 

External Links Disclaimer

The Site may contain (or you may be sent through the Site) links to other websites or content belonging to or originating from third parties or links to websites and features in banners or other advertising.  Such external Internet addresses contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists.  Such external links are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness by us.  Use of any information obtained from such addresses is voluntary.   WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OFFERED BY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES LINKED THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY WEBSITE OR FEATURE LINKED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING.  WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.  Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists.

 

Professional Disclaimer

The Site cannot and does not contain advice.  The Forensic information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice.  Accordingly, before taking any actions based upon such information, we encourage you to consult with the appropriate professionals.  We do not provide any kind of advice.  THE USE OR RELIANCE OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
 

Affiliates Disclaimer

The Site may contain links to affiliate websites, and we receive an affiliate commission for any purchases made by you on the affiliate website using such links.  Our affiliates include the following: Cafépress and Queensboro.  The commission for every purchase made goes directly to the Carol De Forest Student Research Grant supporting students of natural, allied and forensic sciences.

 

Terms of Use

Last Updated: 06/25/2018

Agreement To Terms

These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS) (“we”, “us” or “our”), concerning your access to and use of the NEAFS website as well as any toher media form, media channel, mobile website or mobile application related, linked, or otherwise connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”).  You agree that by accessing the Site, you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by all of these Terms of Use.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE TERMS OF USE, THEN YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM USING THE SITE AND YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE IMMEDIATELY.

 

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to make changes or modifications to these Terms of Use at any time and for any reason.  We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of these Terms of Use, and you waive any right to receive specific notice of each such change.  You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current terms and conditions to which you are bound.  You will be subject to, and will be deemed to have been made aware of and to have accepted, the changes in any revised Terms of Use by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Terms of Use are posted.

The information provided on the Site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.  Accordingly, those persons who choose to access the Site from other location do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Conditions of Use 
By using this website, you acknowledge your assent to the following conditions of use without limitation or qualification. Please read these conditions carefully before using this website. These terms and conditions may be revised at any time by updating this posting.  
By using the Site, you represent and warrant that: (1) you have the legal capacity and you agree to comply with these Terms of Use; (2) you will not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose; and (3) your use of the Site will not violate any applicable law or regulation.  If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof).

Prohibited Activities

You may not access or use the Site for nay purpose other than that for which we make the Site Avaialble.  The Site may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.

 

Limitation of Liability
While Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information on this website, errors or omissions sometimes occur. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of this website and under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists or any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the website be liable to you for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this website, even if Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists or an Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists's total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this website.

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property as a result of your access to, use of, or browsing in the website or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from this website.

Restrictions on use of Materials
This website is owned and operated by Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists. Except as otherwise expressly permitted by Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, no materials from this website or any website owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. You may download material displayed on this website for your use only provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or use the content of this website for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists's written permission.

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on this website will not infringe rights of third parties.

Jurisdictional Issues
Unless otherwise expressly set forth herein, Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists makes no representation that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in any location. Those who choose to access this website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, including our subsidiaries, affiliates, and all of our respective officers, agents, partners and employees, from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (1) use of the Site; (2) breach of these Terms of Use; (3) any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use; (4) your violation of the rights of a third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights; or (5) any overt harmful act toward any other user of the Site with whom you connected via the Site.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate, at your expense, with our defense of such claims.  We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding which is subject to this indemnification upon becoming aware of it.

Ownership of Information
Any information, other than personal data or information, you transmit to Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists via this website, by electronic mail or otherwise, including data, questions, comments, or suggestions will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and will become the property of Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists. Such information, other than personal data or information, may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, solicitations, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting without compensation to you. Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists via this website or by any other means for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing and marketing products using such information.  You agree there shall be no recourse against us for nay alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your Submissions.

User Data

We will maintain certain data that you transmit to the Site for the purpose of managing the performance of the Site, as well as data relating to your use of the Site.  You are solely responsible for all data that you transmit or that relates to any activity you have undertaken using the Site.  You agree that we shall have no liability to you for any loss or corruption of any such data, and you hereby waive any right of action against us arising from any such loss or corruption of data.

Electronic Communications, Transactions, and Signatures

Visiting the Site, sending us emails, and completing online forms constitute electronic communications.  You consent to receive electronic communications, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing.  You hereby agree to the use of electronic signatures, contracts, orders, and other records, and to electronic delivery of notices, policies, and records of transactions initiated or completed by us or via the Site.  You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statues, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.

 

Site Management

We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to: (1) monitor the Site for violations of these Terms of Use; (2) take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates the law of these Terms of Use, including without limitation, reporting such user to law enforcement authorities; (3) in our sole discretion and without limitation, refuse, restrict access to, limit the availability of, or disable ( to the extent technologically feasible) any of your Contributions or any portion thereof; (4) in our sole discretion and without limitation, notice, or liability, or remove form the Site or otherwise disable all files and content that are excessive in size or are in any way burdensome to our systems; and (5) otherwise manage the Site in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Site.

Modifications and Interruptions
We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove the contents of the Site at any time or for any reason at our sole discretion without notice.  However, we have no obligation to update any information on our Site.  We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or part of the Site without notice at any time.  We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Site.  There may be information on the Site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, including descriptions, pricing, availability, and various other information.  We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update the information on the Site at any time, without prior notice.

Term and Termination

These Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Site.  Without limiting any other provision of these Terms of Use, we reserve the right to, in our sole discretion and without notice or liability, deny access to and use of the Site (including blocking certain IP addresses), to any person for any reason or for no reason, including without limitation for breach of any representation, warranty, or covenant contained in these Terms of Use or of any applicable law or regulation.  We may terminate your use or participation in the Site or delete any content or information that you posted at any time, without warning, in our sole discretion.  If we terminate or suspend your account for any reason, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new account under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party.  in addition to terminating or suspending your account, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal and injunctive redress.

California Users and Residents

If any complaint with us is not satisfactorily resolved, you can contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834 or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use and any policies or operating rules posted by us on the Site or in respect to the Site constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and us.  Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.  These Terms of Use operate to the fullest extent permissible by law.  We may assign any or all of our rights and obligations to others at any time.  We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, delay, or failure to act caused by any cause beyond reasonable control.  If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms of Use is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Use and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.  There is no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship created between you and us as a result of these Terms of Use or use of the Site.  You agree that these Terms of Use will not be construed against us by virtue of having drafted them.  You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of these Terms of Use and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute these Terms of Use.

 

Contact Us

In order to resolve a complaint regarding the Site or to receive further information regarding use of the Site, please contact us at publications@neafs.org.

 

Cookie Policy

Last Updated: 06/21/2018

This Cookie Policy explains how Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (“NEAFS”, “we”, “us”, and “ours”) use cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website at www.neafs.org, (“website”).  It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.  Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.  Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, NEAFS) are called “First party cookies”.  Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”.  Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (like advertising, interactive content and analytics).  The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

 

Why do we use cookies?

We use first and third party cookies.  Some are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate (essential cookies).  Others enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience.  Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics and other purposes.
 

Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.  Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website to you, you cannot refuse them.  You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however.
 

Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to their use.  However, without them, certain functionality (like Videos) may become unavailable. 
 

Analytics and customization cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used or to help us customize our Website for you. 

 

There are two types of cookies that our platform (Wix) uses.

Session (Transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
 

Persistent (Permanent or Stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e. they are based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific site.

 

Wix places the following cookies on Wix sites:

Cookie Name                                                                                Life Span                     Purpose

svSession                                                                                      Permanent                   Communication between site owner and visitor (Wix Chat)

hs                                                                                                  Session                        Security

XSRF-TOKEN                                                                                Persistent cookie         Security

smSession                                                                                    Two weeks                   Identifies logged in site members

TSxxxxxxxx (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters)       Permanent                   Security

TSxxxxxxxx_d (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters)   Permanent                   Security
 

Wix business solutions (e.g. Wix Stores, Wix Restaurants, or Wix Bookings) and third-party apps may use cookies that aren't listed in the table above.  You can check which cookies are used on these platforms using Chrome's built-in cookie view. Just click Secure next to the URL bar and then click cookies. Make sure that you are viewing your site in incognito mode, so that your browser doesn't detect cookies currently placed on your own browser too. 

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.  You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies.  If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.  As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

How often will you update this Cookie Policy?

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