Privacy Policy 

NQF Website Privacy Policy
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is committed to maintaining the privacy of its users. We do not sell, rent, or trade e-mail lists or personal information with other organizations for marketing purposes.

The NQF website,, is provided as a service to NQF members and the general public. We collect no private information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Information automatically collected and stored
When you use a website, certain information about your visit can be collected. NQF automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information about your visit, but this information does not identify you personally:

  • The name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example,, if you are using an America Online account, or, if you are connecting from Stanford University's domain).
  • The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site.
  • The date and time of your visit.
  • The pages you visited.
  • The address of the website you came from, if you were referred from another site, such as a search engine.

We use this information to analyze the traffic on our site, to find out about general user interest in various areas, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. We track the keywords that are entered into our search engine and the terms selected to browse and filter information in order to measure interest in specific topics but we do not monitor which terms a particular user enters.
We do not record information about individual behavior or use of the site.

Personally provided information
Personal information means any information that can be used to personally identify you, such as your name, title, e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address. You do not have to give us personal information to visit our website.

If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through website registration, forms, surveys, etc., we use that information only to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. The information provided is stored securely and handled on a confidential basis. It is not shared with third parties except as required to provide the service or information you request.

A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser when you access a site and stored in your computer’s memory or hard drive. NQF uses cookies to provide you with a better user experience on the website. Certain features on the NQF website require cookies to function correctly. If you have cookies disabled, you may not be able to use these features of the site. You can control whether to enable cookies in your browser’s options or preferences.


Links to other sites
Our website contains links to information on other websites. We do not have any control over these other websites and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting those sites. Those sites are not governed by this privacy policy. If you have questions about how a site uses your information, consult that site's privacy statement.

Contact information
If you have questions about this privacy policy or the practices of this site, you can contact us at