Effective Date: October 23, 2017.   

This privacy notice covers the online information practices of the National Academy of Public Administration at

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this policy to explain our online information practices and the way your information is collected and used.  The Academy reserves the right to change this policy from time to time.   We will indicate at the "Effective Date" section above when such changes take place.  All such changes will be effective when posted. 

Our Disclosure Policies

The Academy does not sell, rent, exchange or otherwise disclose any information we collect about our site visitors. We will, however, comply with law enforcement requests for information that follow appropriate legal standards and procedures.  This policy of non-disclosure may not apply in the case of a merger or sale of the Academy or its assets, which include the information we collect. 

Our Retention Policies

Email addresses submitted to subscribe to mailings lists are retained until you remove your name from the mailing list. Copies of mailing lists may be retained for backup storage. In the event that we experience technical difficulties that cause us to revert to a backup copy of a mailing list, and in the unlikely circumstance that the backup list does not include the most recent changes, our systems may restore your address to a mailing list, and you may be required to remove your address a second time. Any information you provide to us via email or through feedback forms on our Web site (as well as responses, if any, to your inquiry or comment) may be retained indefinitely.

What information does the Academy automatically collect when you visit our Web site?
When you visit our Web site, we will record the following information about you in our log files and keep the following information you submit as part of your entry in the Fellows database if you are a fellow:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address;
  • Your sign-in information (e.g., your email address and your password for certain identified functions);
  • Browser type, version, and operating system;
  • URL of the page that directed you to our site;
  • Whether you have bookmarked our Web site on your Web browser;
  • The Web pages within our site that you visit;
  • All other on-site actions you take during your visit;
  • Any information you add or modify to your database entries as an Academy Fellow (only Fellows can access this information about themselves to edit it)
  • Amount of time you spend during a visit to our site;
  • Time and date of your site visit; and
  • Search terms used in searches on our Web site.

How do we use the information you share with the Academy?
Except as noted here, the Academy only uses information that you share with us for internal purposes. Specifics types of information include:

  • Mailing Lists- If you submit your email address to be added to a mailing list, we will use the email address for the sole purpose of sending you announcements and news bulletins.
  • Feedback and Emailing Us - We use your feedback to improve our site and our organization. If you choose to provide information about yourself using a feedback or email form on our Web site, we will not use the information for any purpose other than to respond to your inquiry or to act on your suggestion or comment. We will not share your information with others except with your permission or upon your request.

Policy Regarding Contributor Privacy:  The Academy collects and maintains the following contributor information for both internal record keeping purposes and to maintain compliance with federal regulations:

  • Contact Information: name, address, phone number, email address
  • Information Related to the contribution: dollar amount of gift, gift type (one-time or reoccurring; online or check)
  • Any additional comments or suggestions provided by the contributor.   

The Academy does not trade, share or sell contributors’ addresses or other personal information with any third party for any reason.   Contributor credit cards are processed using a secure online payment system. The Academy does not retain card information.

What information is collected by third parties on our Web site?
None of the third-party media features on our Web site will collect information about you unless you actively click on them (for example, pressing play to watch a video or to hear a podcast). The following media features will collect data from you when you choose to interact with their features on our website:

  • Embedded YouTube Videos - If you click to play a YouTube video that is embedded on our Web site, YouTube will deposit traditional cookies and Flash cookies on your computer. You can read YouTube’s Privacy Policy here.
  • LinkedIn will collect your data if you choose to navigate to our LinkedIn page or share on LinkedIn from our site.  The LinkedIn privacy policy is here
  • If you share to Twitter from our website, Twitter will collect your data.  The Twitter privacy policy is here
  • Share on Facebook - You can share content from our site on Facebook. To use this feature, you must enter your Facebook login information. This information is collected directly by Facebook, and will not in any way be transmitted to or logged by the National Academy. Sharing articles on Facebook will take you off of our Web site and on to Facebook’s Web Site. This will not result in cookies being placed on your computer by our Web site, but may result in cookies being placed by Facebook.

What if I have concerns or want to know what information you have about me?
Feel free to contact us via our feedback page to ask us to disclose to you any information we have about you. You have the right to correct, update, or delete information that we may have about you.

User Consent:  By using the Academy’s site, you acknowledge and accept the terms outlined in our Privacy Policy. 

If you have any concerns about this policy, please contact: National Academy of Public Administration, 1600 K Street N.W., Suite 400 Washington, DC 20006   Phone: (202) 347-3190