Privacy Policy

NorthEast Independent Living Services understands the value of your personal information and we respect your right to privacy. We are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. This commitment includes protecting the personal information that we obtain from you.

Information We Collect

General: Unless you provide information voluntarily, we will not collect any personal information about you when you visit www.neilscenter.org. If we ask you to provide information that personally identifies you, our request to do so will be specific. If you register to receive our newsletters, participate in our seminars, request information or make a donation, we will ask for personal information such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number and credit card information. If we want you to provide additional information, we will explain why we need the additional information and how it will be used at the time of the request.
Email From You: You may email messages to us that will contain your screen name and email address along with any additional information you may wish to include in the text of your message.
Surveys: Occasionally, we conduct online surveys on a specific topic. Our surveys are entirely voluntary and you may easily decline to participate.

Website Usage Information

Our web server automatically collects and aggregates information about your visit to www.neilscenter.org, including your IP address, service provider, browser type, domain names of referring websites, operating system, pages accessed on our website, and the date and time of your access.

We use your personal information in several ways:

  • To fulfill your requests and process your contributions.
  • To respond to your email messages.
  • To support your consumer relationship with NorthEast Independent Living Services. If you provide us with an e-mail or postal address, you may receive mailings from NorthEast Independent
  • Living Services with information concerning our organization and its services. You can unsubscribe to mailings from us at any time. Please refer to the “Opt Out” section of this Policy for details on the “opt out” process.
  • To process responses to employment opportunities posted on www.neilscenter.org – If you submit a resume to us electronically, the information that you provide will be forwarded to a NorthEast Independent Living Services representative(s) responsible for filling the relevant position. The personal information that is contained in your resume will not be used for any other purpose.

Third-Party Relationships
We do not share your personal information with third parties, unless you have granted us permission to do so. They are prohibited from using the personal information that we provide to them for any other purpose and we make reasonable efforts to ensure that all third parties with whom we share personal information undertake to adhere to this Policy. However, we may disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that either the law requires us to do so or such action is necessary to protect or defend NorthEast Independent Living Services’ rights or property.

Access, Correction and Maintenance of Personal Information
We provide reasonable and practical access for you to identify inaccuracies in your personal information. If you provide us with personal information through the NorthEast Independent Living Services website, you have the right to access this data. To request an update, modification or deletion of any personal information maintained by NorthEast Independent Living Services, you can contact us at neils@neilscenter.org. We will, upon request, update or delete your personal information; however, we will not be able to update or delete data that has been archived as part of our normal business operations. We keep the personal information collected through our website as long as it is required to service your request, or until you request its deletion. We retain aggregated information collected about your visit to our website (ie. browser type, domain name, pages visited) until we have completed our review and analysis of this information. We do not add third party data to your personal information and maintain your personal information in a merged or supplemented format.

Opt-Out Process
At any time, you can “opt out” of receiving direct mail and marketing material from NorthEast Independent Living Services, such as product and service updates, by contacting neils@neilscenter.org.  To unsubscribe from our Newsletter, contact neils@neilscenter.org.

If at any time in the future we decide to use your personal information for a purpose not currently stated in this Policy, we will modify the Policy to disclose such usage in accordance with Section 9 below.

Links to Third-Party Websites and Use of Discussion Forums

Websites accessed from www.neilscenter.org via hyperlinks or links to other sites may be governed by privacy policies and practices that differ from this Policy. The information practices of other third party websites linked to www.neilscenter.org are not covered by this Policy. You are encouraged to become familiar with the privacy policies and practices of every website you visit prior to disclosing any personal information.

Information posted to any discussion forums, bulletin boards, chat rooms and other public forums may be displayed publicly. Please consider this before posting.

Security of Personal Information
We store your personal information in a secure location that is accessible only by designated staff. We make reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Use of Cookies
A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identifier that is placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. Cookies do not damage your system or files in any way.

Most browsers now recognize when a cookie is offered and permit users to control how and when they will be accepted. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, you should consult the documentation that accompanied your browser or check with your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If you chose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of websites that you visit.

Changes to NorthEast Independent Living Services’ Privacy Policy

We may modify or amend this Policy from time to time. In an effort to keep you informed of changes to this Policy, we will indicate the effective date of the currently posted policy at the top of the Policy. For substantial changes to this Policy, we will notify you by placing prominent notice on our homepage. Changes to this Policy will not affect our use of previously provided personal information. No personal information provided by you under the terms of this Policy (or any prior version of this Policy) will be used in a manner that is materially inconsistent with it, without your prior written permission.

Acceptance

By using www.neilscenter.org, you signify your acceptance of this Policy, as amended from time to time in accordance with Section 7 above. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions contained in this Policy, please do not use these websites.

Contact Us

If you have thoughts, questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy Statement or any other aspect of your relationship with NorthEast Independent Living Services, please contact us at: E-mail: neils@neilscenter.org.

Accessibility Policy

We take our responsibility for making accessible web content and software seriously. NorthEast Independent Living Services is committed to developing software products that promote accessibility for people with disabilities and meet current accessibility standards, including those defined by Section 508 website of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We are actively engaged in the ongoing process of testing our products and website for compliance with current accessibility standards.

As the Web has become widespread, people with disabilities face being locked out of many opportunities for communication, commerce, and community if websites are not accessible to them. NorthEast Independent Living Services believes accessibility is the right of all individuals, and we are committed to ensuring our website meets Priority 1 and 2 of the W3C’s WCAG guidelines.

We are committed to addressing issues that prevent the use of our site by people with disabilities in a timely manner.

Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

NorthEast Independent Living Services makes this website (the “Site”), including all information, documents, content, materials and services (the “Materials”) available on the Site, available to you for your personal, non-commercial use subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this legal agreement (“Terms of Use”). By accessing, browsing and/or using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including all applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. NorthEast Independent Living Services reserves the right to change the Terms of Use from time to time at its sole discretion. Your use of the Site will be subject to the most current version of the Terms of Use posted on the Site. You are responsible for periodically visiting these Terms of Use from time to time to review the then-current Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, do not use the Site.

Access to the Site

NorthEast Independent Living Services may alter, suspend, or discontinue this Site or any of the Materials at any time and for any reason, without prior notice to you. The Site may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons. If you do not abide by the provisions of the Terms of Use, NorthEast Independent Living Services may immediately deactivate or delete your user account and/or bar any further access to the Materials, and/or the Site. NorthEast Independent Living Services shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination or cancellation of your access to, or use of, the Site.

Use of Site Information

  • You are permitted to view, copy, download and print Materials from the Site, provided that:
  • you use the Materials for informational, personal and non-commercial purposes only;
  • you do not modify or alter the Materials in any way;
  • you do not copy or distribute graphics from the Site separate from their accompanying text;
  • you do not quote the Materials out of context; and
  • you display the copyright and trademark notice(s) listed at the bottom of the Terms of Use on all documents or portions of documents and retain any other copyright and other proprietary notices on every copy of Materials from the Site that you make.

NorthEast Independent Living Services reserves the right to revoke the authorization to view, copy, download and print the Materials at any time and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon written notice from NorthEast Independent Living Services. The rights specified above to view, copy, download and print the Materials are not applicable to the design or layout of the Site. Elements of the Site are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. For permission to use third party materials appearing on the Site, please contact the owner of such materials.

Content Provided to NorthEast Independent Living Services or Posted on the Website
NorthEast Independent Living Services does not claim ownership of the content, information or materials that you provide to NorthEast Independent Living Services (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to the Site or its associated services for review by the general public, or by the members of any public or private community, (each a “Submission” and collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting (“Posting”) your Submission you are granting NorthEast Independent Living Services, its affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees permission to use your Submission, including, without limitation, the license rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; to publish your name in connection with your Submission; and the right to sublicense such rights. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. NorthEast Independent Living Services is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and NorthEast Independent Living Services may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion. By Posting a Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in these Terms of Use including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions. Upon reasonable request by NorthEast Independent Living Services, you will provide information related to any claim that your Submission infringes any third party rights.

No Additional Rights
You acknowledge and agree that except for the rights expressly granted above, all other right, title and interest in and to the Site, Software and Services, including any and all patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, intellectual and industrial property rights remain the sole and exclusive property of NorthEast Independent Living Services, its suppliers and/or its licensors. Except as specifically set out in the Terms of Use, you are not authorized to use NorthEast Independent Living Services’ name or any of its trademarks or those of its suppliers and/or its licensors in any manner whatsoever, absent prior written approval from NorthEast Independent Living Services.

Support
You acknowledge and agree that you use the Site and Services at your own risk. Support regarding the Services is only provided subject to the terms of a separate agreement between you and NorthEast Independent Living Services.

Limitations on Liability
NorthEast Independent Living Services may make changes to the Materials, including without limitation, the prices and descriptions of any listed products at any time, without notice. The Materials on this Site may be out of date and NorthEast Independent Living Services makes no commitment to update such Materials. The Site could include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. NorthEast Independent Living Services assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the Materials and/or other services, which are included on, referenced by or linked to this Site. References to other corporations’ sites, services and products are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. IN NO EVENT SHALL NORTHEAST INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES, ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, LOST OR DAMAGED DATA OR OTHER COMMERCIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSS, EVEN IF NORTHEAST INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR THEY ARE FORESEEABLE. NORTHEAST INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CLAIMS BY A THIRD PARTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL NORTHEAST INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES (OR ITS SUPPLIERS’ OR LICENSORS’) MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE EXCEED $1 U.S. DOLLAR. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT THE ALLEGED BREACH OR DEFAULT IS A BREACH OF A FUNDAMENTAL CONDITION OR TERM OR A FUNDAMENTAL BREACH. SOME STATES/COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification
By using this Site, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NorthEast Independent Living Services and its affiliates, partners, third party content providers and licensors and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings, judgments, damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and related reasonable costs) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with (a) your breach of these Terms of Use, (b) any content uploaded, posted or transmitted by you on or through the Site, and/or (c) your activities in connection with the Site.

Links to Third-Party Sites
This Site contains links to other sites on the Internet that are not within NorthEast Independent Living Services’ control and are owned and operated by NorthEast Independent Living Services’ partners, customers and other third parties (the “External Sites”). NorthEast Independent Living Services will not review and makes no representations whatsoever about any External Sites to which you may have access through the Site. When you leave this Site and access an External Site, you do so entirely at your own risk and NorthEast Independent Living Services is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on the External Sites or for the quality of any products or services available on the External Sites. NorthEast Independent Living Services provides links to External Sites merely as a convenience. You acknowledge and agree that the inclusion of such External Links does not imply that NorthEast Independent Living Services endorses or accepts any responsibility or liability for any content, advertising, products or other material that may appear on or may be available on, from or through any External Sites. You further acknowledge and agree that NorthEast Independent Living Services shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the purchase or use of or reliance on any such content, advertising, products, or other materials.

Privacy Policy Statement
The terms of NorthEast Independent Living Services’ Privacy Policy Statement (“Privacy Policy”) are incorporated into the Terms of Use by reference. By accepting the Terms of Use, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by the Privacy Policy.

International Users
The Site can be accessed from countries around the world and may contain references to products, services and programs that are not available in your country. These references do not imply that NorthEast Independent Living Services intends to announce such products, services or programs in your country. NorthEast Independent Living Services makes no representation that Materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the United States and access to the Materials from territories where they are prohibited is illegal. If you choose to access this Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Choice of Language
The Terms of Use is in the English language only, which language shall be controlling in all respects.

Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
This Site (excluding links to External Sites) is controlled by NorthEast Independent Living Services from its offices in Hannibal, Missouri, USA, notwithstanding the physical location of the servers on which the content resides. By accessing this Site, you and NorthEast Independent Living Services agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this Site shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the State of Missouri and the federal laws of the United States applicable therein. You and NorthEast Independent Living Services expressly disclaim all applicable choice of law or conflict of law rules and expressly exclude the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. You and NorthEast Independent Living Services also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts in Missouri, USA with respect to such matters.

General
The Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between NorthEast Independent Living Services and you and govern your use of the Sites. Neither the Terms of Use nor the Privacy Policy may be modified except in writing signed by both parties or by a new posting by NorthEast Independent Living Services, as described in “Acceptance of Terms” above. If any provision of the Terms of Use is determined to be unlawful, void or for any reason, or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining provisions. Any failure by NorthEast Independent Living Services to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms of Use or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.

Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding this Site or these Terms of Use, please contact us.