Privacy Policy

NIGP respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. We strongly believe that members and web visitors must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately

Online Membership Directory

When you become a member of NIGP your gender prefix (Mr., Ms.), name, current certifications held (e.g., CPPO, CPPB, CPM) agency name, title, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, email address, website address, and if you are the Agency Representative are automatically included in the Online Members-Only Membership directory. With respect to NIGP agency members, the application form generally requires that this information be the individuals’ business contact information. However, individual members can submit either agency information or their personal home information. In some cases, such as self-employed individuals, or retirees, the agency and home information may be identical. The online membership directory is available to foster business and personal networking and to provide the ability to be in touch with other NIGP members across the Association. NIGP members voluntarily provide this contact information.

Member Services

Personal information may be collected for such purposes as advancing NIGP’s purposes and activities, administering NIGP membership, and providing member services, including:

  • Informing members of upcoming national events, educational opportunities
  • Registration and invoicing for NIGP events, such as the annual Forum and educational opportunities
  • Sending out newsletters and mailings of other relevant information and resources available
  • Adding to the Online, Members Only, Membership Directory

Member Records

All member history and education history are kept on an individual’s profile and are only viewable by that individual. An individual's transcript may be downloaded directly from their online profile.  This information is only viewable by that individual.

Demographic Data Collection

To ensure that NIGP is accurately representing its members and to demonstrate our commitment to providing opportunity for our members regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, disability, geographic location, or professional level, NIGP also collects Demographic Information about Agencies, Agency Representatives and Individual Members. This includes number of organization employees, number in purchasing, population served, procurement volume, gender, date of birth, annual salary, educational degrees, years in the profession, and disability and ethnicity information. This information is used in an aggregate reporting format only and will not be attributed to any specific group, agency, or individual, nor is this information a requirement of membership. This information is not a condition of membership. You may view and update your information by clicking on the edit link in your personal profile when you log into the NIGP website. Each fall, NIGP assesses the organization’s demographic profile which includes information on membership, volunteer leadership and staff. This information is used to determine the overall characteristics of our membership, review trends in public purchasing and to analyze and develop customized membership services and resources.


NIGP is accountable for all personal membership information under its control. NIGP’s Privacy Officer is Belinda Sites, NIGP’s Membership Director who is designated as the responsible individual for the NIGP privacy policy. Please direct any questions about NIGP’s handling of personal information to Ms. Sites who can be reached via email at: or phone 1-800-367-6447 ext. 231.

EU Data Subjects

This section applies if you are an individual located in the European Union. For these purposes, reference to the EU also includes the European Economic Area countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and, where applicable, Switzerland.

NIGP is the data controller for the processing of your personal data.

NIGP will send you marketing information only with your consent. In such case, if you do not provide us with consent to the processing of your personal data for this purpose, we will not send you this information. To give consent, email

With regard to your personal data, you have the following rights:
  • Right of access
  • Right to rectification
  • Right to erasure
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling
  • Right to withdraw consent: If we rely on your consent to process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.
You may exercise your rights by contacting us at: NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
Address: 2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350, Herndon, VA 20171
Phone: 703-736-8900
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