Privacy Policy

National Association for PET Container Resources Privacy Policy

Effective date: January 1, 2020

National Association for PET Container Resources (“NAPCOR”), a non-profit organization, (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website. We believe in your right to privacy and protecting your private information.  As such, we have created this Privacy Policy in compliance with applicable law as a demonstration of our commitment to privacy.  This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, store, retain or otherwise process your information when you (whether in your individual or business capacity) access or use, in any manner, any content, products, services or related activities (collectively “Services”), including through the above listed Internet domains owned or operated by NAPCOR.

We refer to the above website(s) and all related websites as “sites” and to each of them as a “site.”  When we refer to “you” or “your,” we mean the person accessing the site.  If the person accessing the site does so on behalf of, or for the purposes of, another person, including a business or other organization, “you” or “your” also means that other person, including a business organization. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from

This Privacy Policy informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information when you use our Services and the choices you may have associated with that information. By continuing to interact with our Services, you are consenting to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Policy.



Each of the sites is hosted in the United States and their intended use is Business to Business.  If you are visiting the sites from outside of the United States, please note that by providing your information it is being transferred to, stored or processed in the United States and other countries, where our data center and servers may be located and operated.  This section sets forth the general privacy policy for the United States and other jurisdictions not otherwise specifically covered by the jurisdiction-specific policies or jurisdiction-specific policies below.  If you are outside the United States please see the provisions under our EU PRIVACY POLICY.  If you are outside the United States and do not wish to allow the transfer of your personal data to the United States, you should not use these sites and opt-out of the collection of cookies.  View our COOKIES POLICY.

Business information.  This site and our Services are not intended for use by consumers or private individuals.  We collect your business contact information, such as your full name and your business name, email address, telephone number, address and other work-related information you provide to us in the course of providing our Services to you or your organization.

We will only store, process and disclose your personal information in accordance with applicable law.  We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Types of Information we Collect

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier.
  • Contact Data includes personal mailing address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details.
  • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
  • Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

Information Received Through Third-Party Platforms

You may access our site(s) through third-party platforms, such as Facebook.  If you use our  site(s) on or through a third-party platform, including via any mobile and/or other Internet connected devices (“Wireless Devices”), or click on third-party links, the collection, use, and disclosure of your information and your use of the site(s) will also be subject to the privacy policies and other terms of such third parties or third-party platforms.  You should review such privacy policies, terms and other agreements.


Collection of Cookies and Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Technical Information”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data; and (b) usage statistics about your interaction with  the our Site(s), including pages accessed, referring website address(es) time spent on  pages, pages visited, search queries, click data, date and time and other information regarding your use of our Site(s) (collectively “Usage Data”).

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Sites. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

  • Session Cookies. We may use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We may use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We may use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Cookies and information captured through our site(s) are stored for a certain retention period, however you can eliminate these cookies any time before the expiration date.  Below is our TABLE OF COOKIES.

How to Restrict Cookies

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.  Your browser may include information on how to adjust your settings.  Restricting or refusing to accept cookies may impact the functionality of our Sites.

You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings through the following:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari for iOS (iPhone and iPad)
  • Chrome for Android

Third-Party Advertising and Analytics

We may use third-party service providers to provide site metrics and other analytics services.  These third parties may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information, such as your IP address, identifiers associated with your device, other applications on your device, the browsers you use to access our site(s) and Services, webpages viewed, time spent on webpages, links clicked and conversion information (e.g., transactions entered into).  This information may be used by NAPCOR  and third-party service providers on behalf of NAPCOR to analyze and track usage of our site(s) and Services, to determine the popularity of certain content and to better understand how you use our site(s) and Services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, third-party cookies, web beacons or other tracking technologies, which are covered by such third-parties’ privacy policies.  For more information, we encourage you to check the privacy policies of these third-parties to learn about their privacy practices.  For more information about targeted advertising specifically, please visit



NAPCOR uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide, maintain, and improve our Sites and Service;
  • To process and record payment transactions or historical transactions;
  • To measure, track, and analyze trends and usage in connection with the use or the performance of our Services;
  • To communicate with you about changes to our Service, including sending information we think you may find useful or you have requested from us about our Services and the industry we serve;
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so;
  • To provide customer support;
  • To manage your account preferences, profile, and registration information,
  • To conduct surveys and collect feedback about our industry and Services;
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service;
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues related to our Sites and Services;
  • To market and advertise our Site, Services, events, research, and products;
  • Comply with applicable laws or regulations, or in response to lawful requests for information from the government or through legal process; and
  • For any other purpose disclosed to you in connection with our Services from time to time.

If we send you marketing emails, each email will contain instructions permitting you to “opt out” of receiving future marketing or other communications. If we obtain any Personal Information from you we will not sell it to third parties.  It may be used internally as part of special merchandising and promotion programs and we may disclose non-personally identifiable compilations of information to third parties for marketing related purposes.

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us. To learn about your choices regarding interest-based advertising and cross-device tracking, please see below.


When And How We May Share/Disclose Your Information With Third-Parties

We may share your information with third-party companies that perform services on our behalf, including for payment processing, order fulfillment, data analysis, marketing services, advertising services (including but not limited to retargeted advertising), e-mail and hosting services, and customer services and support.  These third-party service providers may access your personal information and may only use it as directed by us for the purpose of our requested service.

Disclosure Of Information For Legal Purposes

NAPCOR may disclose personal information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating any agreement with NAPCOR, or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other users of our site(s), or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.  We may disclose information in response to a subpoena, search warrant, in connection with judicial proceedings, or pursuant to court orders, legal process or other law enforcement measures.  NAPCOR may disclose or access personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, to establish our legal rights or to defend against legal claims, and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service and improve our Services.

Analytics And Data Enrichment Services

We use third-party analytics such as Google Analytics to help understand your usage of our site(s) and to improve our Services.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Behavioral Remarketing

NAPCOR uses remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimise and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

  • Google Ads (AdWords)

Google Ads (AdWords) remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page:

Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Aggregated Or De-identified Information

We may disclose or use aggregated or de-identified information for any purpose.  Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal information but does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity.


The site(s) contain(s) links to other websites.  NAPCOR is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including any websites that may indicate a special relationship or partnership with us (such as co-branded pages or “powered by” or “in cooperation with” relationships).  We do not share information we gather with other websites or any other entities or individuals unless such sharing is disclosed to you in advance through this Privacy Policy.  Other linked websites, however, may collect personal information from you that is not subject to our control.  To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policy of the websites you may visit by linking from the site(s).  Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to our site(s), and not to other companies’ or organizations’ websites to which we link.


We may collect information from other sources, such as social media platforms that may share information about how you interact with our social media content.  We do not control how your personal information is collected, stored or used by such third-party websites or to whom it is disclosed.  You should review the privacy policies and settings on any social media website that you subscribe to so that you understand the information they collect and may be sharing.  If you do not want your social media websites to share information about you, you must contact that website and determine whether it gives you the opportunity to opt-out of sharing such information.  We are not responsible for how these third-party websites may use information collected from or about you.


Retention of Data

NAPCOR will retain your Personal Information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

NAPCOR will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.


Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)

We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.


Children’s Privacy

It is our policy to refrain from knowingly collecting or maintaining personal information relating to any person under the age of 18.  We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, do not supply any personal information through the site(s). If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at





Both the above general Privacy Policy and this European Union Privacy Policy (the “EU Policy”) apply to those visiting the site(s) or using our Services from member states of the European Union except that, for such persons (and only for such persons), where the provisions of the general Privacy Policy and the EU Policy cannot be construed consistently, the EU Policy will govern.

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) impose requirements regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data in relation to our commercial activities, as does private-sector privacy legislation in their local jurisdictions, provinces and territories.



1.     Personal Data

In this EU Policy, personal data is as defined by applicable European Union law.  It generally means any information about an identifiable individual.   It may include your name, age, mailing address, residential phone number, or e-mail address, personal history (including financial and credit information, donations, personal health information, billing history, personal family and relationship matters, and penal or criminal information), personal information related to corporate involvements, work experience (past and present), discipline, income and benefits, medical records, tax records and security clearances.


2.     Collection Of Personal Data

We collect personal data from the site(s), as well as through correspondence, faxes, live chats, e-mails, telephone inquiries, web forms, and other means of communication.  We collect such information when we provide publication services, digital services and other lawful purposes.

We (and our affiliates and authorized service providers) may collect, store and use the information discussed above in TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT.

We also may collect information about your computer and your visits to the site(s) such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, domain names, referring website addresses, access times, length of visit and number of page views.  We may use this information in the administration of the site(s), to improve the usability of the site(s), to provide better service, to send you newsletters, updates, marketing communications, and other information or that may be of interest to you.  We also use outside services such Google Analytics to gather data about visitors to our site(s).  We may sometimes permit our authorized service providers to have access to aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, usage and related information.

We often collect personal data from you or from third-parties and as agents on behalf of third parties, where we have obtained the requisite consent to do so or as otherwise permitted by law.  Third parties include, as examples, organizations for whom we provide services to you or on your behalf, and organizations that perform outsourcing and other services for us (such as payment processors, order fulfillment organizations, shipping companies, warranty and other service organizations, and systems development and maintenance organizations).

Where we are the Data Controller with regard to that data you may exercise your rights as data subject, including the right to object to the processing of your personal data when it is processed based on legitimate interests as provided in this EU Policy below.


3.     How We Use Personal Data

As a general matter, we collect your personal data primarily to provide services to our customers, for administrative or management requirements and to enhance our relationship with customers.

NAPCOR collects and uses your personal data to operate its site(s) and deliver the Services you have requested.

NAPCOR may also use your personal data to inform you of other products or services available from NAPCOR and its affiliates.  NAPCOR may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

NAPCOR does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third-parties.

NAPCOR may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you.  In those cases, your personal data (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third-party.  NAPCOR may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries.  All such third-parties are prohibited from using your personal data except to provide services to you, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your data.

NAPCOR may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within NAPCOR, in order to determine what Services are the most popular.  This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within NAPCOR to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.


4.     The Basis On Which We Process Your Personal Data

We rely on the following legal grounds to process your personal data, namely:

a)    Performance of a contract – We may need to collect and use your personal data to enter into a contract or to perform a contract that you or your NAPCOR has with us.

a)    Consent – Where required by applicable laws, we will rely on your consent for collecting your personal data.

b)    Legitimate interests – We may use your personal data for our legitimate interests to improve our services.  Consistent with our legitimate interests and any choices that we offer or consents that may be required under applicable laws, we may use technical information as described in this Privacy Policy and EU Policy and use personal data for our marketing purposes.

We will only process personal data for a specific purpose or for any other purposes specifically permitted by applicable data protection legislation.


5.     Obtaining Consent

Except when otherwise permitted by law, we obtain the requisite consent prior to collecting and, in any case, prior to using or disclosing your personal data for any purpose.  You may provide your consent to us orally, in writing, by electronic communication or any other means reasonably capable of conveying your consent.  We will obtain your express consent if we collect, use or disclose sensitive personal data in our capacity as a data controller.  We may also share data with third-party partners for whom you have given us consent.  Your consent may also be intrinsic to the circumstances such as in the case where you have already provided personal data to us and you maintain your relationship with us or where you provide our representatives with your phone number so that we can contact you.  Except when otherwise permitted by law, we will only use the data for the purpose for which it was given.  From time to time, we may collect, utilize or disclose your personal data based on your consent and as otherwise permitted by law.

When your consent is required, you may withdraw your consent at any time (unless withdrawing the consent would frustrate the performance of legal obligations) upon providing to us a 30-day notice.  However, the withdrawal of your consent may adversely affect our ability to provide Services to you and to maintain our relationship.


6.     Third-Parties

We remain responsible for all personal data communicated to third parties for processing.  As such, we ensure that third-parties that are engaged to provide products or services on our behalf and are provided with personal data are required to observe the intent of this EU Policy by having comparable levels of security protection or, when required, by assuring us (through a confidentiality agreement) that they will not use or disclosure the personal data for any purpose other than the purpose for which the personal data was communicated.


7.     Limitations

We only collect the personal data necessary to fulfill the purposes identified to you prior to or at the time of collection, or any other reasonable and legitimate purposes or as required by law.

We do not use or disclose your personal data, except for the purposes for which it was collected, or new purposes to which you have consented, or as required or otherwise permitted by applicable law.

We do not, as a condition of providing services to you or on your behalf, or as an administrative or management requirement, require consent to the collection, use or disclosure of personal data beyond what is reasonably required for such purposes, or to comply with our obligations under applicable law.


8.     Retention Of Personal Data

We may keep a record of your personal data, including correspondence or comments, in a file specific to you.  We will utilize, disclose, or retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and for legal or business requirements.  We have established minimum and maximum retention periods and procedures for maintaining and destroying your personal data.  When personal data is retained to make a decision about you, we will retain such information for the period required in order to comply with our internal data retention policies.


9.     Access And Rights To Your Personal Data

Subject to the exceptions provided by the applicable law, we will make available to you any of your personal data that we have collected, utilized or disclosed, upon your written request.  We will make such information available to you in a form that is generally understandable, including explaining any abbreviations or codes and using an alternative format, if required.  If you are a located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), the GDPR provides you rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction, objection or portability in line with the type of services being provided.  Simply send your request, using the Request Form provided, to the Privacy Officer listed below.  Please be as specific as possible in your request so that we can meet the applicable time lines.  REQUEST FORM

If you are a located in the EEA you also have the right to lodge a complaint to your Supervisory Authority.

10.  Response Times

We will make every reasonable effort to respond to each of your written requests not later than 30 days after receipt of such requests.  When applicable, we will advise you in writing if we cannot meet your requests within this time limit.  When applicable, you have the right to make a complaint to the appropriate supervisory authority with respect to this time limit.


11.  Costs

We expect to be able to respond to your request without charge as a general matter.  However, we reserve the right to collect a reasonable charge when you request the transcription, reproduction or transmission of such information.  We will notify you, following your request for transcription, reproduction or transmission of the appropriate amount that will be charged.  You will then have the opportunity to withdraw your request.


12.  Identifying You In Connection With Requests

We may require that you provide to us sufficient information to identify yourself before we provide information about the existence, use or disclosure of your personal data in our possession.  Any such information shall be used only for this purpose.


13.  Opt-Out And Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving certain information.  Users may opt-out of using the instructions located in e-mails sent by NAPCOR or by contacting us at


14.  Accuracy

We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that your personal data is kept as accurate, complete and up-to-date as possible.  We will not routinely update your personal data, unless such a process is necessary.  In order to help us maintain and ensure that your personal data is accurate and up to date, you must inform us, without delay, of any change in the data you provided to us.

You can at any time, challenge the accuracy or completeness of the personal data we have about you, subject to the exceptions provided by applicable law.  If you demonstrate that the personal data we have on you is inaccurate or incomplete, we will amend the personal data as required.  Where appropriate, we will transmit the amended data to third parties to whom we have communicated your personal data.


15.  Safeguards

We use security safeguards to protect personal data from loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.  These safeguards include physical measures, organizational measures, and technological measures.


16.  Contact

Please direct all complaints or other inquiries regarding personal information, the General Policy, or the EU Policy to us at:



Cookies Table


Cookie Name Purpose of Cookie Source Retention Period
AMP_TOKEN This cookies allows us to indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a customer information.


30 seconds to 1 year
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These cookies allow us to measure the number of Visits to the website and hence understand the Customer’s website experience and segment visitors who are new to the site from those who are returning. This cookie tracks the visitors’ behavior such as visits and interactions with the site. The information collected is used for analytical and advertising purposes. _ga (2 years)
_gat (1 minute)
_gid (24 hours)