Mississippi Nurses Association Online Privacy Policy

The Mississippi Nurses Association (“Organization”), operator of msnurses.org (“Website”), respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets forth how we handle information we obtain from you and learn about you when you visit our Website. This Privacy Policy addresses the following:

  • The information we collect;
  • The third parties that are provided access to your information;
  • The choices that are available to you regarding how the information is used and to whom it is disseminated;
  • Your rights to access and correct or update your personally identifiable information; and
  • Our pledge to have reasonable security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control.


A. Information We Collect

Our Organization collects two types of information about you when you visit our website: personal information (including, by way of example only, your name, address, telephone number and email address) and non-personal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our site that you have visited and your IP address).

  1. Personally Identifiable Information

    The only personally identifying information that we collect and store about you is the information that you choose to provide to us. For example, if you send us an email requesting information about our Organization, or otherwise asking us a question, we may collect your name and email address so that we can respond to your request or question. We also allow Website visitors to register with our site. If you register on our Website, we may request your name, address, email address, telephone number, information on your professional degree, and other information relating to your practice as a registered nurse. We may use the information you provide us to send you information that we think you might be interested in, including information about our partners and members.

  2. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

    We collect and use non-personally identifiable information about you in the following ways:

  • Cookies/web beacons – In order to help enhance the performance and functionality of the site, we utilize session, persistent and third-party “cookies” that store a small piece of data on a users’ computers and collect certain information about the users’ visit to our site. We also use cookies to understand users’ browsing and buying activities so that we can measure the success of online advertising campaigns we run on the site. Our site also uses web beacons (either directly or from our partners), along with cookies, to determine if a user has visited a particular website. These beacons aid in providing more relevant advertising to the user, as well measuring the success of an advertising campaign, but provide no personally identifiable information. Cookies are small text files that web servers typically send to users’ computer when they visit a website. Cookies are stored as text files on users’ hard drive, and can be accessed by web servers when the user visits a website or views an advertisement. A session cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user is using the site but is deleted once the browser session is finished. A persistent cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user utilizes the site and stores and uses that information in connection with future visits of the user to the site. Third-party cookies and/or web beacons are cookies or web beacons provided by our technology and/or advertising partners. Any third-party cookie or web beacon that we authorize for use on the site only collects that information described below for the same stated purposes as if we were directly collecting the information. For a third-party cookie or web beacon, the third-party will have access to the collected information in order to provide us with information or services to enhance the performance and functionality of the site. The cookies and web beacons we use collect non-personally identifiable information about users of the site, including: IP address, browser used to access the site, date and time, the URL of the page being loaded, users who have visited a particular website(s), any previously assigned cookie identification (a unique identifier assigned to a user to identify repeat visitors), browser window size, the geographic location of the user, device and operating system used to access the site. The information we collect from these cookies and web beacons is used to determine information about a user’s visit to our site, including the number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed, navigation history through the website, and other statistics. This information is used to enhance the users experience while visiting our site and to improve the performance of our site by, among other things, allowing us to monitor site performance, making the site easier to use, measuring the effectiveness of promotional placements, and tailoring the site (including the ads and offers a user receives) to better match a user’s interests and preferences. Users who prefer not to accept cookies can set their Internet browser to notify them when they receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being placed on their hard drive. If you consent to our collection of cookies and you subsequently wish to withdraw your consent, you will need to manage the settings on your web browser to delete all cookies and disallow further acceptance of cookies. Please note that disabling cookies on your browser will prevent us from tracking your activities in relations to our site, however, it may also disable some of the functions and features of the site and the site may not work properly. By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing to our placing cookies and/or web beacons on your computer in order to analyze the way you use our site. Please read this cookie policy carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use the site. If you do not wish to accept cookies or web beacons in connection with your use of this site, please discontinue use of the site.
  • Referrers, IP addresses and other non-personal information​​ -Organization may collect information through “referrers,” IP addresses and various environmental variables. A “referrer” is information the web browser passes along to the Organization’s web server that references the URL from which you came. The “IP address” is a number used by computers on the internet to identify your computer so that data can be transmitted to you. “Environmental variables” include, among other things, the time you accessed our Website, the type of web browser and operating system or platform used, and the names of the pages you visit while at our Website. We may collect all of this information to allow us to detect broad demographic trends, to provide information tailored to your interests and to enhance your experience on Organization’s Websites.

B. Sharing Your Information With Third Parties

  1. Disclosure of Information byOrganization
  • By registering to become a member of our Organization, you expressly consent to Organization sharing your personal information with third parties including our agents, partners and members. You also consent to Organization contacting you with information we feel may be of interest to you.
  • Organization does not sell or release member email addresses to a third party without member permission.
  • Organization may upload the current database with emails to a secure FTP site for our agents and other partners for the use specified in written agreements.
  • Members who request in writing that their contact information not be released through Organization mailing lists will have their wishes honored.
  • Companies with whom we do share your information are prohibited from using that information for any purpose other than the limited stated purpose. If you have any questions about how we use your information, please send an email to mna@msnurses.org
  • Organization manages a Facebook page for its members to connect. Keep in mind that if you choose to post information to the Facebook page, you may be revealing your personal information to the membership. If you do not wish for your personal information to be disclosed to the membership, you should not include any personal information in your postings, or you should refrain from using the Facebook page. By using the Facebook page, you acknowledge that Organization has no control over what third parties may do with that information. You also acknowledge and agree that Organization may disclose your personal information if Organization reasonably believes it is required to do so by law, to protect itself, or to protect other users.

2. Third Party Links

  • This Website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that they visit. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected when you visit Organization’s Website.


A. Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Website so you will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by way of an email. You will then have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy in effect at the time that the information was collected.

B. Choices Available to the User, Including Access and Accuracy

Organization provides the following choices regarding the use of your information.

You may choose not to provide us with any personal information.

You may set your browser to not accept cookies, or to warn you when a cookie is being placed on your computer. If you choose not to accept cookies, however, your ability to navigate this Website may be hindered.

You may access the personal information we have collected about you, correct any inaccuracies in that information, and ask any questions you may have about our information collection and use practices by sending an email to mna@msnurses.org.


We take every precaution to protect your information from inadvertent disclosure and intrusion by third parties. If you have any questions about the security at our Website, you can send an email to mna@msnurses.org.

Special Policy Regarding Information from Children Under Thirteen -Organization is a general audience Website. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under the age of 13 without parental consent. When we do receive such information, we delete it as soon as we discover it and do not use it or share it with third parties.