Thank you for visiting us online at nicnet.com. At NIC, we strive to do
everything we can to respect the trust customers have in our brand and our
commitment to your privacy is no exception. We are committed to protecting
and safeguarding consumer privacy on the Internet, especially for children.
Thanks again for visiting our web-site and for placing your trust in NIC.
Network Integration Consulting, Inc ("NIC") is pleased to
Please be assured that NIC uses its best efforts to protect the privacy of
visitors to this web site.
Types of Information We Collect and How It Is Used
NIC only gathers personal information, such as, first and last names,
addresses and email addresses, when voluntarily submitted by you. For
example, personal information may be collected from you in order to get your
feedback on our web sites and our products or to enter you in one of our
contests or sweepstakes.
Sharing of Personal Information
NIC may share personal information within the NIC Family. The NIC Family
includes NIC Corporation, our franchisees, our subsidiaries and our
affiliates. Of course, any use of this information by the NIC Family will
comply with this policy. Occasionally, with your permission, we will send
marketing information to you, such as discount coupons, information about
new product offerings, etc. If you do not elect to receive such materials,
we will not send them to you.
Companies may be engaged by NIC to perform a variety of functions, such
as, fulfilling orders, assisting with promotions, providing technical
services for our web sites, etc. These companies may have access to personal
information if needed to perform such functions. However, these companies
may only use such personal information for the purpose of performing that
function and may not use it for any other purpose.
NIC does not sell, transfer or disclose personal information to third
parties outside the NIC Family. However, with your permission, we will, on
occasion send marketing information on behalf of one of our business
partners about products or services they provide that may be of interest to
you. You may be asked if you wish to receive marketing materials from NIC
business partners. If you elect to receive such materials, NIC will not
share your personal information with such partners but rather will send a
mailing or email on behalf of the partners.
NIC reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to
satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of
the site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement
investigation or an investigation on a matter of public safety.
NIC is very sensitive to privacy issues. We are proud of our longtime
commitment to our customers. We are especially careful in any communications
with one of our most treasured customers - children.
On our web sites, we offer many features, like games and reference books,
which do not require a child to provide any personal information. We collect
only limited personal information from children 12 and under (like their
email addresses) to respond to their online requests. For example, we may
collect a child's email address in order to send the child a screen saver,
but we promptly delete the email address from our system. Or, we may collect
a child's email address in order to enter the child in a sweepstakes. We may
also ask a child to provide an email address of a parent so we can notify
the parent or seek consent. We will not collect more detailed information
from a child 12 and younger, such as a postal address or a telephone number,
without the consent of a parent or guardian. NIC will not condition a
child's participation in any online activity on the child's disclosure of
more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in
Personal information collected from children is used solely by NIC or
other entities that provide technical, fulfillment or other services to NIC.
For example, such entities may provide services, such as, improving our web
sites, fulfilling requests or administering sweepstakes. This personal
information is not sold or transferred to third parties.
We urge parents to regularly monitor and supervise their children's
"Cookies" are pieces of information that a web site transfers
to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow the
web site to remember important information that will make your use of the
purposes in order to improve your on-line experience. For example, we track
the total number of visitors to our site on an anonymous aggregate basis. We
may also employ cookies so that we remember you when you return to the site,
to keep track of the items in your shopping cart if you purchase merchandise
online, to administer certain contests and sweepstakes and to help customize
your NIC web experience. We may associate personal information with a cookie
file in those instances.
Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive a
cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a
cookie. Click on the "Help" section of your browser to learn how
to change your cookie preferences. If you disable all cookies, you may not
be able to take advantage of all the features of this web site.
Links to Other Sites
We may offer links to sites that are not operated by NIC. If you visit
one of these linked sites, you should review their privacy and other
policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other
From time to time, it may be necessary for NIC to change this privacy
policy, so we suggest that you check here periodically. Rest assured,
however, that any changes will not be retroactively applied and will not
alter how we handle previously collected information.