At the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), we respect the privacy needs of our members, supporters and visitors. This privacy policy outlines what specific information is gathered by the NIAF and how that information is used.

NIAF works to ensure the highest level of protection for our visitors. If you have any specific questions about the NIAF Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at

What information does NIAF collect?
NIAF collects information from visitors who register or complete an online form.

When registering on the NIAF website, as appropriate, you may be asked to provide your name, e-mail address, along with additional personal information. You may, however, visit our website anonymously.

What do we use your information for?
Any of the information collected from visitors may be used in one of the following ways:
  • We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback received from visitors. As a result, we may contact visitors directly via phone or email to discuss any questions or concerns that a visitor may have.
  • To improve, increase and to retain memberships, NIAF may contact members periodically to see how we are doing and to solicit recommendations and suggestions for improvement.
  • In order to get a more accurate sense of the demographics of our members, where their interests lie, and through which avenues they've come to learn about the NIAF, we request personal information when completing an online membership form. This information is not shared with outside parties. This information is collected and used solely for in-house statistical purposes. Those not wanting to provide this information can bypass it altogether by calling 202-387-0600 and speaking with a membership specialist over the phone.
  • To process transactions
    • Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested by the customer.
  • To send periodic emails
    • The email address you provide for membership and other NIAF event related purchases, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional NIAF’s monthly eNotizie along with other periodic updates and announcements, etc.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?
To ensure the safe transmission of your personal and sensitive information, NIAF utilizes a VeriSign SSL certificate – up to 256-bit encryption with a 40-bit minimum to secure online transactions.

Do we use cookies?
The NIAF website uses cookies only on third party software such as our Blog – Tutto NIAF. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cooking is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave our Web site.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
To comply with legal requirements, cooperate with law enforcement, prevent fraud and other crimes, and protect legal NIAF does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identi?able information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information con?dential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected of?ine.

Your Consent
By using our Web site (, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
Any changes made to NIAF’s privacy policy and will be posted on this page. We reserve the right to update our privacy policy at any time. This policy was last modi?ed on 7/17/2012.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

National Italian American Foundation
1860 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
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