Privacy policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the NACAR Foundation.  This privacy statement describes NACAR Foundation’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the NACAR Foundation web site.  It applies to all “NACAR Foundation sites” – that is, all sites within the “” domain name.  You should note that through this site you may reach or be directed to other sites that relate to NACAR Foundation, such as or or any other partner.

What information does NACAR Foundation collect?

Normal website usage

In general, you can browse the NACAR Foundation site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.  The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain NACAR Foundation sites, order a book or other merchandise, request information, provide feedback, apply for a job, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address.  This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various NACAR Foundation databases. If you are purchasing something on the web, you may be asked to provide your credit card details.

NACAR Foundation sites with specific requirements to collect personal information may publish a privacy policy specific for that site.  In these cases, the site-specific policies will be complementary to this general NACAR Foundation privacy policy, but will give additional details for that particular use.

NACAR Foundation’s websites use cookies to provide statistics that help us to give you the best experience of our sites. You can find out more in our cookies policy page or switch them off if you prefer. However, by continuing to use our sites without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non-NACAR Foundation employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered.  For open discussion groups, this information will be public.

Special note about information from children

Several sites in the NACAR Foundation domain are focused on children, including interactive sites such as group discussions.  Some of these require user-specific information to be provided to NACAR Foundation. We ask for the minimum amount of personal information in this case.

These parts of the NACAR Foundation site are for children and authorized adults only and unauthorized adults are not to participate in these parts of the NACAR Foundation site.  (Obtaining user information helps us in that regard if needed.)

Children should make sure their parents, or the adults who are caring for them, know they are participating in the NACAR Foundation sites and are providing this limited user information.  

What does NACAR Foundation do with the information it collects?

Normal web usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the “” domain is used to analyse trends and usage of the NACAR Foundation site and to improve the usefulness of the site.  It is not connected with any personal information. However, if you have registered with NACAR Foundation in connection with any activity on the NACAR Foundation site, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.

Personally identifiable information

NACAR Foundation may use the personal information you provide to:

  • Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you, and we also may provide the information to the NACAR Foundation national committees so they can contact you as well;
  • Manage and process your job application;
  • Confirm your purchases and registrations on the site;
  • Obtain payment for purchases through the site (via credit card);
  • “Remember” your online profile and preferences;
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;
  • Undertake statistical analysis.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?

Providing personal information on the NACAR Foundation web site is optional.  If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the NACAR Foundation site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as purchasing items, registering for a newsletter, or applying for a job.

Opting out and changing your information

At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the focal point for that page/relevant NACAR Foundation department.  Where contact details are not provided on the page, you can contact us for further information.


We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the NACAR Foundation site to any third party without prior consent.  We do, however, share some user information with our national committees so that the whole NACAR Foundation family can respond to your needs. Any information provided to NACAR Foundation by users of the NACAR Foundation site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented.  NACAR Foundation employs a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

However, NACAR Foundation assumes no responsibility for the security of information.

The NACAR Foundation site contains link to sites external to the domain.  NACAR Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Notification of changes

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted here and will be available via the NACAR Foundation home page at


For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us choosing the topic ‘privacy’.

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