Privacy Policy

Newtown Business Association Privacy Policy

1. Online Storage of Active Member Data:
The purpose of this website is to promote members businesses and organizations. We store member business
names, designated contact person(s), addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses and website links in an online database. This information is available to the public as well as members through the searchable database on our website.

In addition, members can download this data from the password protected "Members Only” page to assist their marketing efforts. All email addresses are also stored in a member-to-member email distribution list to allow members to easily announce their special events or promotions to fellow members. Only members who are part of the list can email to others on this list. Please see additional rules and restrictions for this list and instructions on blocking members on the Members Only page.

Additionally, we maintain a separate email list of current members for communications from the board to promote events and opportunities provided by the NBA. Every email offers an unsubscribe link at the bottom for those who would prefer to be removed from that list.

Each member has the opportunity to post additional information about its business on a "personal member page" on the NBA website. It is the sole responsibility of the member business or organization to provide accurate information on its “personal member page.” Neither the NBA nor its officers assume responsibility for assessing the accuracy or completeness of information that may be posted on individual member business or organization “personal member pages.” The NBA and its officers expressly disclaim responsibility and liability for inaccuracies or omissions that may exist on the NBA website, including on individual business and organization “personal member pages.”

2.  Online Content Standards and Monitoring
All postings must pertain to services or products offered by the member's business or organization, or member activities and events of interest to the community, and be free of profanity, inappropriate or suggestive sexual innuendo, political commentary or opinion, or any other content which may be deemed harmful or offensive and inconsistent with the mission statement of the NBA. The NBA, through its Board of Directors, shall have the sole and exclusive discretion to monitor online content and remove any content found to violate these standards. If you find any objectionable content, please contact the President of the NBA.  If the president cannot find an amicable solution, the issue will be presented to the NBA board of directors for a determination as to how the matter might be resolved, which resolution may consist of, but not be limited to, a disabling of the “personal member page” of the offending member. However, the NBA President reserves the right to prohibit or to immediately remove from the website any content that violates these standards pending the full Board of Directors’ review.

3.  Online Storage of Past and Inactive Members
We maintain past and inactive member business names, names of contact persons, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses and website links in our online database for statistical purposes and to facilitate reactivation of membership upon request. This information is only accessible to designated NBA administrative staff and is not displayed to regular members or to the public. We may, from time to time, email, mail or call past or inactive members to promote the NBA and its events. We will not share or sell this data to outside organizations or businesses. If you would like to permanently remove your contact information from all our lists, please email your request to info@newtownba.org.

4.  Community Email List
On our web site and at events, non-members have the opportunity to join our email list. We will use this list to announce NBA events that are open to the public. We will not share or sell this data to outside organizations or businesses. Every email offers an unsubscribe link at the bottom for those who would prefer to be removed from the list.

5.  Offline Storage of Active and Inactive Member Data
We store members' data including payment information for accounting purposes and to maintain a record of membership, sponsorships and event sign-ups.

6.  Online Payment Information
Online payments are directly processed through the secure website of the PayPal Payment System. We do not record or store credit card or bank account data at www.newtownbpa.org. Neither the NBA nor its officers shall be liable for any acts or omissions on the part of PayPal in connection with the processing or storage of member payment information,

7.  Newtown Business Association Mobile Texting Terms
As a free service to its membership, and at the request of a member, the NBA furnishes periodic text messages to advise the member about upcoming events or other pertinent information. These texts are offered subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • By opting to receive NBA texts, the member agrees to receive text messages at the mobile number that is designated and authorizes delivery of autodialed marketing messages.
  • Messages are sent on a repeated basis, with varying frequency, unless and until the member chooses to discontinue receipt of such messages.
  • Subscribers can Text STOP to discontinue delivery of such text messages or HELP to receive assistance.
  • Message and data rates may apply.
  • Neither mobile carriers nor the NBA shall be liable for delayed or undelivered messages. Go to 

8.  Agreement to Comply and Disclaimer and Waiver of Liability
Any member, by virtue of membership in the NBA, as well as a member’s owners, management and employees, and any non-member who accesses the NBA website and makes use of the online directories and content found on the website thereby agrees to be bound by the terms of this privacy policy and ensure compliance with the privacy policy by the member or non-member or his/her organization. THE NBA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OF CONTENT PLACED ON THE WEBSITE. ANYONE MAKING USE OF THE CONTENT WAIVES AND RELEASES THE NBA AND ITS DIRECTORS AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FROM USE OR POSTING OF INACCURATE CONENT. NBA MEMBERS AND PAST MEMBERS FURTHER WAIVE AND RELEASE THE NBA AND ITS DIRECTORS AND AGENTS FROM LIABILITY FOR ANY DISCLOSURE OF MEMBER INFORMATION OR DATA UNLESS THE MEMBER OR PAST MEMBER HAS FULLY COMPLIED WITH THIS POLICY AND NOTIFIED THE NBA TO REMOVE ITS INFORMATION AND DATA FROM STORAGE.