Privacy Policy / Terms of use

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Privacy Policy

Who we are

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association
8 Second Street
Watertown, SD 57201-3624
[email protected]

The NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association is a non-profit trade association providing a unified voice for tower erection, maintenance and service companies.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Certain functions on our website require us to collect personal data from our users in order to do general business. Examples of personal data collected include (but not limited to) name, phone number, email address, physical and/or mailing address, fax, and product order information. Information such as this is necessary to provide our website visitors with membership renewal services, safety products, digital downloads, fulfill orders made through our online ordering form, among other functions and submission forms available to our members. When you initiate contact with NATE through submitting a form on this website, your consent for collection and retention of this information for normal business usage is implied.


If you upload images to the website (member profile image), you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.

Embedded content from other websites

Content on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, links, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Information about our website visitors is also collected through the use of Google Analytics. That software collects information about our visitors such as pages visited, duration of time on site, browser and general device information, etc. We use these statistical tools to analyze our website’s usefulness to our visitors and make improvements when needed. Google’s privacy policy can be found here.

Cookies/User Sessions

When you log in, we will set up several cookies and user session variables to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. Session variables used for functions within the Member Services area will last for 24 minutes, or until you are logged out of your account by clicking the “Log Out” button.

Who we share your data with

Information, as described above, is collected for NATE’s business needs. We do not share or sell your contact information with any third parties. We partner with Insight Marketing Design to host and maintain our website, and as such, they have full access to information collected and stored through our website. This partnership is necessary to maintain and improve our website services. Website administrators also have full access to data collected and stored by NATE’s website.

Payment processing on our website is handled through Information required to process or support online payment is transmitted securely to their servers for payment processing. NATE does not store your full payment information on our website. Segments, such as the last four digits of the card number, and the expiration date are saved so we may match orders and form submissions to payment reports received by Security codes are never stored and are destroyed as soon as the payment is finalized.’s privacy policy can be found here.

To take advantage of real-time shipping rates, fulfill orders and track shipments, certain information about you (as it relates to shipping), shopping carts, and your order will be passed to FedEx. FedEx’s privacy policy can be found here.

How long we retain your data

Data collected, as described above, is retained indefinitely for customer service purposes and as storage space allows.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Data related to our website is held on a secured web server in the USA. To provide fast content delivery, we use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) provided by CloudFlare, that caches our content across a global network. CloudFlare’s privacy policy can be found here.

Our contact information

Privacy-specific concerns can be sent to:
NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association
8 Second Street
Watertown, SD 57201-3624
[email protected]

How we protect your data

Our hosting company uses a secure firewall to keep out unauthorized users and ensure the integrity of our systems. We are vigilant about protecting our site from unwanted intrusions.