Privacy Policy

The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation is committed to honoring the privacy and wishes of our clients and donors at all times. We have created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL

The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation  by sending an email to [email protected]. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

What Information We Collect

Most data collected by The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation is used only to help NECPA  better serve its clients and donors. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our clients and visitors knowingly provide. We do not request or store sensitive information, such as social security numbers, from our visitors.

General Users: The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation does not collect any personal information from users browsing our website. Users to the public areas of NECPA’s website browse anonymously. Only aggregate data such as the number of hits per page is collected. Aggregate data is only used for internal purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.

Clients & Donors: For access to clients-only resources and personalization features on the The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation website, clients and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This data is submitted voluntarily. Our forms ask users to provide contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests and similar information. Similar information may be submitted to NECPA through clientship applications, convention or conference registrations, NECPA store orders, subscriptions and contribution forms.

How We Use That Information

Disclosures to Third Parties: The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation does not sell, trade or rent your personally identifying information to third parties. We take reasonable measures not to disclose personally identifying information about you.

Online Client Networking Directory: Through the online Client Networking Directory, NECPA may make client contact information available for those clients who expressly authorize such information sharing to other clients using its website and for those who register for its conference.

Use of “Cookies": Our site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your password, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.

Credit Card Account Information: The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation does not disclose credit card account information provided by its clients and donors. When clients and donors choose to pay using their credit cards, The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate processor. All information provided to The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Other Web Sites

Our site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.