Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 22, 2022


This Privacy Policy describes how SIA of NC (“SIA of NC,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares information about you as well as your rights and choices about such use and sharing, and applies to your use of any online service location that posts a link to this Privacy Policy (including, but not limited to, and any other Site or microsites) and all features, content, and other services that we own, control, and make available through such online service location (collectively, the “Service”) or offline locations that makes this Privacy Policy available to you. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform users of our Site of the following:

  1. The personal data we collect
  2. Use of collected data
  3. Who has access to the data collected
  4. The rights of Site users
  5. The Site’s Cookie Policy


By using the service, or interacting with us offline, you agree to our Terms of Use and consent to our collection, use and disclosure practices, and other activities as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree and consent, discontinue use of the service.


All materials in this Site are copyrighted and may not be reproduced or marketed for any purpose without prior written approval.


We only collect data that allows us to achieve the purpose of this Privacy Policy. We do not collect any additional information beyond the data listed below without notifying you first.

Data Collected Automatically:

  • IP addresses
  • Links clicked
  • Content viewed
  • Site visit duration
  • User movement
  • Broad demographic information

Data Collected in a Non-Automatic Way (This data may be collected using fillable forms on our Site)

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Company details

The data we collect automatically is used for the following purposes:

  • Marketing
  • Trend identification
  • Site improvements and/or Site functionality

The data we collect when the user performs certain functions may be used for the following purposes:

  • Tailored services
  • Marketing & communications


Employees: We may disclose user data to any member of our organization who reasonably needs access to user data to achieve the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Third Parties: We may share user data with the following third parties:

  • Google Analytics

We may share the following user data with third parties:

  • IP addresses
  • Links clicked
  • Content viewed
  • Site visit duration
  • User movement
  • Broad demographic information
  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Company details

We may share user data with third parties for the following purposes:

  • Target services
  • Marketing & communications

Third parties will not be able to access user data beyond what is reasonably necessary to achieve the given purpose.


We will not sell or share your data with our third parties, except in the following cases:

  • If the law requires it
  • If it is required for any legal proceeding
  • To prove or protect our legal rights

If you follow hyperlinks from our Site to another Site, please note that we are not responsible for and have no control over their Privacy Policies and practices.


User data will be stored until the purpose the data was collected for has been achieved.


To protect your security, we use the strongest available browser encryption. All data is only accessible to select employees. Our employees are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and a breach of this agreement would result in the employee’s termination.

While we take all necessary precautions to ensure that users and their data are secure, there always remains the risk of harm. The internet as an entity can be insecure at times and therefore, we are unable to guarantee the security of user data beyond what is reasonably practical.


Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that you can set in certain web browsers. We do not track the users of our Site over time and across third-party Sites and therefore do not respond to browser-initiated DNT signals. We are not responsible for and cannot guarantee how any third parties who interact with our Site and your data will respond to DNT signals.


We provide the following specific opt-out methods for the forms of collection, use, or disclosure of your personal data specified below.

  1. You can opt-out of the use of personal data for marketing emails. You can opt-out by unsubscribing.
  2. You can opt-out of the use of personal data on our Site. You can do this by rejecting cookies.


A cookie is a small file, stored on a user’s hard drive by a Site. Its purpose is to collect data relating to the user’s browsing habits. This information might be about you, your preferences, or your device and is mostly used to make the Site work as you expect it to. Typically, the information does not directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. If you don’t want to utilize cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it, or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies that are set on your device, then you can do this through your browser settings; please visit your browser's help menu for further details. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the Site and the services we are able to offer.

Cookies we use:

  1. Functional Cookies: These allow you to access features that are fundamental to our service. Things considered fundamental to a service include preferences, like your choice of language, information relating to your sessions, such as pages visited, or Site duration on specified pages.

  2. Analytical Cookies: These allow us to improve the design and functionality of our Site by collecting data on how you access our Site. These insights allow services to both improve content and build better features that enhance your experience.

  3. Personalization Cookies: These collect data on how to use the Site and your preferences. This allows us to personalize the information you see on our Site for you by enhancing your experience.

  4. Third-Party Cookies: These are created by a Site other than ours. We may use third-party cookies to monitor user preferences to tailor services and communications around your interests.


This Site uses Google Analytics to collect information about how users use the Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The IP address that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; please note, however, that if you do this you may not be able to use the full Site. You can also opt-out from Google Analytics tracking in the future by downloading and installing the ‘Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on’ for your current web browser: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on Download Page


This Privacy Policy may be amended at any time in order to maintain compliance with the law and to reflect any changes to our data collection process. When amended, we will update the “Effective Date” at the top of this page. We recommend that our users periodically review our policy to ensure that they are notified of any updates.