PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: October 30, 2018

The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (the NACB) is a self-regulatory organization dedicated to the promotion of transparency, legal compliance and responsible business practices for the cannabis industry. This Privacy Policy applies to any information the NACB collects through the NACB website, portal, and any other online interface that links to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Services”), and any other information we collect from or about members when they interact with us.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to check back regularly to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

What Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us. We collect information you provide directly to us. This includes information that you wish us to display in our member directory, as well as some personal and business information. For example, to ensure that the NACB members adhere to the highest standards and practices of the industry, the NACB requires that members provide certain personal information about their owners - including name, email address, date of birth, telephone number and home or business address- during the application process and to use the Services. We may also collect confidential business information, including licensing information, references, and other non-public business-related records. Please do not submit any information about your company or other owners of your company unless you have permission and authority to do so.

Information We Collect Automatically. When you visit or interact with the Services, we, as well as our service providers, may automatically or passively collect information about how the Services are accessed and used. Such information may include browser type, device type, operating system, application version, the page(s) served, the time, the preceding page views, and your use of features or applications on the Services.

In addition, we automatically collect your IP address as well as your unique device identifiers when you visit and use the Services. We use these identifiers to, among other things, administer the Services, help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze trends, track users’ web-page movements, and to help identify you.

We and our service providers may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies when you use the Services. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Services, personalize your experience, determine which areas and features of our Services are popular and count visits. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Services or emails and that help us deliver cookies, count visits and understand usage and campaign effectiveness.

Information We Receive from Others. When an owner of a business applies for membership, they may provide personal information about other owners, so we may collect personal information about you that you do not supply directly. In addition, when you apply for membership, we collect information about you and other owners of your company. We may also collect information about you, your company, and other owners of your company from third party sources. We use this information to verify your identity, to assess your eligibility for membership and for other business-related purposes.

How We Use The Information We Collect

We use the information we collect to provide and improve the Services. This includes: verifying the identity and eligibility of applicants for NACB membership; maintaining and improving the quality of the Services; providing the products and services you request; communicating with you; and detecting, investigating, and preventing activities that may violate our policies or be illegal. We may also use the information we collect to tell you about products or services provided by the NACB and others, and to provide news and information that we think will be of interest to you. 

How We Share the Information We Collect

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we will not share your personal information or confidential business information with any third parties without your consent. We may, however, share non-personal information (information that does not identify any particular individuals or customers), such as usage data and aggregate data, with third parties. We may also share information with your consent or in the following circumstances:

Third-Party Service Providers. We may share the information we collect with third parties that perform functions on behalf of the NACB including those related to maintaining your account, determining eligibility for membership or affiliation, hosting or operating the Services, providing marketing support, analyzing data or providing customer service.

NACB-Related Entities. We may share the information we collect with NACB-related entities, our affiliates, parent company, and subsidiaries primarily for business and operational purposes.

Transfers of Business. In the event that we are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, the information we collect may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction.

Other Circumstances. We will disclose personal information or confidential business information 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; or (b) protect or defend the rights, property or safety of the NACB or others.

How We Protect the Information We Collect

The security, integrity, and confidentiality of the information we collect are extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures designed to protect existing and potential member information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use and modification. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and you provide us with information at your own risk.

Your Choices

If you wish to modify, verify, correct, or delete any personal information we have collected about you, you may edit your registered member information or contact us. Please be aware, however, that it may not always be possible to completely remove or delete all such information from our databases.

Links to Other Websites

The NACB Services may contain links to other websites that we do not own or operate. We do not control, recommend, or endorse these sites and are not responsible for these sites or their content, products, services, or privacy policies or practices. We recommend that you review these other sites’ privacy policies and make your own determination as to your use of them.

Transfer of Information to the U.S. and Other Countries

The NACB is based in the United States, and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.

Individuals Under 18

The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from anyone under 18 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal information from an individual under 18, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact the NACB at info@nacb.com or 720-926-6881.