Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC) recognizes that users may have concerns about privacy issues as they navigate the Internet. NIC is committed to providing users with a safe, secure environment in which to secure information. NIC will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the information you provide remains private and is used only for the purposes stated below.

Collected Information

We collect general information about the users of our site. This information helps us determine which parts of the site visitors find most valuable as well as how we can continually improve the services we provide.

We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our Website.

Users may use NIC without registering but registration must occur in order to use any of the personalization services. Our site’s registration form requires specific contact information: name, e-mail address, etc. We use the customer contact information to learn more about our visitors. The contact information is also used to contact users when necessary.

Unique identifiers (such as IDs and passwords) are collected to verify the visitor’s identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.

Links to Other Sites

NIC may contain links to third-party Websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to users and not as an endorsement by NIC of the contents on such third-party Websites. NIC is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party Websites. Links to third-party Websites are performed at your own risk.

NIC does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of communications posted by users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. User acknowledges that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at the User’s risk.

E-mail messages

NIC communicates with its users by e-mail for specific Web-related functions, such as password reminders. Because these messages are critical to site use, users will not be able to opt-out of receiving such messages.

Users who register with NIC receive e-mails from us about new features and similar messages that we feel may be of interest. Registered users may opt-out of receiving these messages by:

  • Contacting us electronically
  • Sending a written request to NIC, 1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway Suite 480, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Calling 410-267-0504

Cookies

At NIC, we use a feature on your Internet browser called a “cookie”. A cookie is a small file that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive to identify you as a user. NIC does not use cookies to collect any personal information about users, nor do we sell or make them available to other organizations.

You may disable the cookie function on your browser or erase the contents in your cookies file. To do this, consult the help features in your browser and program manager. However, please bear in mind that doing this prevents the Website from recognizing you as a previous user of the Website.

Security

Your account containing your information is password protected and should never be shared with anyone. This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Children’s Guidelines

NIC meets the guidelines of TRUSTe’s Children’s program.

Feedback

NIC encourages visitors to submit feedback. Any feedback that is submitted becomes the property of NIC and we may use this feedback for marketing purposes, or to contact visitors for more information.

Privacy Policy Updates

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted here so that visitors will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about NIC’s privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Website, contact us.