Business Policies

Membership Fees are non-refundable.

NCSEA will provide a full refund for cancellations made in writing at least 60 days prior to all events. A 50% refund of the event registration fee will be made up until 30 days prior to the event. No refunds will be made after that time.

NCSEA understands that protecting your personal information is important to you. As such, we have established the following Privacy Policy so that users may understand what information we collect and how we use it. As a website visitor, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy hereafter.

NCSEA takes every precaution to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected. When you enter sensitive information, such as a credit card number, the information is encrypted with industry standard encryption software SSL. While on a secure page, such as our online store, the lock icon displays on the top right hand side of the page when using Web browsers such Internet Explorer.

NCSEA collects information in several ways on our website. Personal information is collected when you sign up for membership or register for an event. The type of information collected includes names, addresses, email address, telephone and fax numbers, credit card information, and information on your preferences regarding membership. Information collected from other areas of the site is used for billing purposes and to fill customer orders. Contact information may be used to contact you regarding your request or registration.

At times, email and postal addresses are used to contact members in order to generate volunteer support for the organization. NCSEA does not sell its membership lists to third parties.

Occasionally, NCSEA will send you information on products, services, events, and special promotions. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present you the option of not receiving these types of communications. Opt-out choices are placed on every promotional email. You may also opt-out of all marketing promotions by contacting NCSEA by phone at (703) 506-2880.

Cookies are files stored on a user’s computer. They are correlated to the particular user but are not linked to any personally identifiable information. If member or site registrant requests that her profile is listed in the online database program that allows directory searches, event registration and community interactions, it will require a login. This login can be stored on the user’s computer in the cookies, and will reside on the user’s computer for an extended period of time. The cookies are used to maintain log-in information and shopping basket contents.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that NCSEA is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. When you click on links to other sites, please be aware that you are leaving NCSEA and that this Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected on this site.