source and usage of data
Nexus Direct obtains marketing data for both businesses and consumers through our clients. Nexus Direct also acquires data from third parties to be used by our clients. Many of our client solutions involve various uses of data, including the storage, exchange, transfer, management, and analysis and/or reporting of such data. Nexus Direct does not collect data directly from consumers except for information collected as part of our clients’ marketing programs.
Nexus Direct remains dedicated to the safeguarding of data provided by clients and third-party sources and has taken the necessary steps to secure the data in our possession. We fully understand the paramount importance of protecting consumer privacy within our business and within our industry; therefore, we continually seek robust ways to protect, guard, and ensure the appropriate use and storage of data related to our constituents and continually promote and condone direct and indirect policies that share the same best practices of data security in our industry.
opting out of direct mail and telemarketing
Nexus Direct respects a consumer’s choice not to receive direct mail advertising. Please send any opt-out requests and/or any marketing preferences to the attention of: Nexus Direct Opt-Out DM, 101 West Main Street, Suite 400, Norfolk, VA 23510.
To inquire about or to make additional opt-out direct mail advertising requests beyond that of Nexus Direct, visit the national trade organization, US Direct Marketing Association, at their website — https://www.dmachoice.org/ — for further options to decrease direct mail receivables. While Nexus Direct cannot make any expressed guarantee of the elimination of all promotional mail offers, one should observe an overall reduction in the amount of promotional material received through the mail.
Nexus Direct also respects the consumer’s option not to receive telemarketing correspondence. Forward those requests to the attention of: Nexus Direct Opt-Out TM, 101 West Main Street, Suite 400, Norfolk, VA 23510. To opt out of telemarketing calls beyond those of Nexus Direct clients, we recommend registering applicable information with the Federal Trade Commission’s National Do Not Call Registry located at https://www.donotcall.gov/.
access to personal information
Nexus Direct provides information management and marketing services designed to help companies and organizations improve their marketing strategies and programs. These services involve third parties and utilize cookies, web beacons, and other tracking and retargeting mechanisms. When providing marketing services to our clients, we process information according to the terms and conditions of the contract set forth by our clients. Accordingly, Nexus Direct relies upon the instructions of its clients with respect to the use of marketing information. Ultimately, our clients advise us of any consumer preference or opt-in/opt-out choices.
third-party data sources
Nexus Direct hosts and maintains various third-party data on behalf of our clients. When Nexus Direct provides data products to clients, we strictly adhere to the terms and conditions defined by third-party data suppliers.
Nexus Direct has implemented responsible, industry-standard security policies, standards, and practices designed to protect information from internal and external threats. The degree of protection for each piece of information is based on the risk and consequences associated with having that information compromised. While no security measures will provide absolute security, all Nexus Direct employees responsible for the management of information have the responsibility to adhere to Nexus Direct’s documented security controls that are commensurate with the understood risk.
The information collected through our website is from voluntary submissions and includes names, emails, and phone numbers. Only Nexus Direct staff will have access or use the information gathered from our site. Upon request, Nexus Direct will provide information directly related to that of the requester.
Nexus Direct collects the personal information of any visitor to the Nexus Direct web site interested in working for our organization when an application for an open position is completed using our online career center. The individual may receive additional information from Nexus Direct regarding the application at the address provided.
No personal information provided to Nexus Direct from product and service inquiries is ever rented or sold.
Nexus Direct uses a third-party advertiser cookie. This cookie does not contain personal identifiable information. The cookie may collect information about a visit to our website to be used in future advertising. We aim to serve you ads that reflect your interests. However, we understand that some consumers do not wish to receive ads that are interest-based and based on their browsing history. Please know that we respect your online marketing preferences and advertising experience. Nexus Direct adheres to the Interest-Based Advertising principles of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) of providing you enhanced notice, transparency, and control of our digital marketing practices as stated at http://www.aboutads.info/principles/.
Nexus Direct complies with the Privacy Shield Principles regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.
Nexus Direct acts as a processor on behalf of its clients, providing customized services that enable organizations to manage their customer information efficiently by reducing data processing timeframes, increasing marketing efficiency, and applying database marketing strategies. Nexus Direct processes marketing information of its clients and on behalf of its clients. In this capacity as a processor on behalf, Nexus Direct acts on the instructions of its clients and does not control or share such data without direction from the client.
For such data processing, Nexus Direct enters into contracts with its clients in the European Union (EU) specifying that the EU client recognize that it is a data controller for the purpose of the European Union Data Protection Directive and is in compliance with the corresponding Member State national data protection laws. These contracts ensure the processor acts only on instructions from the controller, provided adequate measures of data protection, and assists the controller in responding to individual requests exercising their rights under the Principles.
In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU individuals received pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Nexus Direct is potentially liable.
Nexus Direct will not disclose to third parties personal data processed in this capacity, except as permitted or required by the processing agreement, Privacy Shield Principles, applicable Member State data protection law, or as otherwise required by law. Nexus Direct has reasonable security measures in place to help protect personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Please see the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website — https://www.privacyshield.gov/— for details regarding our compliance.
inquiries and dispute handling
Nexus Direct has designated a team responsible for the internal supervision of Nexus Direct’s privacy policies. Nexus Direct educates relevant employees about compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles and has self-assessment procedures in place to ensure compliance.
For any complaints regarding Nexus Direct’s compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, including access to data where one can amend, correct, or delete information, please contact us at:
101 West Main Street, Suite 400
Norfolk, VA 23510
The U.S. Direct Marketing Association (DMA) serves as Nexus Direct’s third-party dispute resolution provider, as required under the Safe Harbor principles. If by contacting Nexus Direct without satisfactory resolution, complaint(s) may be filed with the U.S. Direct Marketing Association using the following contacts:
To file a complaint/inquiry with DMA: https://thedma.org/resources/consumer-resources/eu-u-s-privacy-shield-u-s-swiss-safe-harbor-program-for-consumers/the-dma-privacy-shield-program-consumer-complaint-form/
Or go to:
Web: https://thedma.org/resources/consumer-resources/eu-u-s-privacy-shield-u-s-swiss-safe-harbor-program-for-consumers/Mail:Direct Marketing AssociationAttn: Privacy Shield Program1615 L Street NW, Suite 1100Washington, D.C. 20036
Fax: +1 202.955.0085
In the event complaints to Nexus Direct and the U. S. Direct Marketing Association do not result in a satisfactory resolution, a consumer may seek binding arbitration. Additionally, if the consumer has a national security concern, you can contact the Ombudsperson at the Department of State at http://www.state.gov/s/ombudsman/.
Nexus Direct is subject to the investigatory and enforcement power of the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Transportation, or any other U.S. authorized statutory body. We are required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including meeting national security or law enforcement requirements.
Nexus Direct Privacy Committee 101 West Main Street, Suite 400 Norfolk, VA 23510