Legal Notice and Disclaimer
This website is provided as a public service by the National Cyber Security Alliance (“Alliance”); the information presented here is subject to the following legal notice and disclaimer.
Information We Collect
We do not collect personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address) unless you provide it to us. No other attempts are made to identify individual users or their personal usage habits. We collect only aggregate information about the numbers of individuals who visit our website and what those individuals look at. This website uses industry-standard software to create summary statistics, which are used for such things as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.
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Information You Willingly Provide
When you subscribe to communications from NCSA (e.g., newsletters, email alerts), you can expect we will contact you about ways to get involved in your community regarding online safety; you will receive updates from NCSA about free resources and upcoming events. We do not share our contact lists (period); at times we use our lists to inform people of important events in cybersecurity by our partners (industry, non-governmental organizations and government). You can expect to hear from NCSA on average a couple of times per month and, in the ramp-ups to National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October) and Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28), more frequently; you can opt out at any time.
How We Protect Information
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this website employs industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
This website includes information, documents and materials (collectively, the “Contents”) that are subject to change without notice. The Alliance expressly disclaims any obligation to keep Contents up to date or free of errors or viruses, or to maintain uninterrupted access to this web site. This web site (including all Contents) is provided “AS IS.” The Alliance disclaims any express or implied warranties related to the use of this web site (including all Contents and third-party web sites), including, without limitation, merchantability, suitability, non-infringement, accuracy or fitness for any particular purpose. The information provided on this website should be used as advice; such information does not provide the user with any form of guaranteed protection and the user should not rely on the information to provide any form of guaranteed protection. The Alliance shall not be liable for any errors contained herein or for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to the use of this web site (including all Contents), including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, whether under a contract, tort or any other theory of liability, even if the Alliance is aware of the possibility of such errors or damages. This website contains hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for visitors’ convenience. The Alliance neither controls nor guarantees the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. The Alliance is not responsible for any of the practices of these other sites and specifically disclaims any liability for their content. The inclusion of links or pointers to web sites is not intended to assign importance to those sites or the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse or recommend any views expressed or products or services offered on these sites. The Alliance assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in any Contents, including Contents that are referenced by or linked (by hypertext links) to third party web sites. The Alliance makes no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever for the Contents or third-party websites or for any products or services mentioned or offered in the Contents or in third-party websites.
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