I received a phone call asking for my personal information from someone claiming to be working on a directory for the U.S. Naval Institute. Is this legitimate or a scam?
Yes, it is legitimate. We have contracted with PCI, also known as Publishing Concepts, Inc., to publish our new Membership Directory 2014. Located in Dallas, PCI publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation. This project allows the U.S. Naval Institute to receive important updates to our database so that we know more about our members and how we can better serve you and future members.
Why do I need to call PCI to update my information?
In order for Institute members to stay connected with one another, and for us to properly serve you as a member, keeping your contact information up-to-date is vital. The call only takes a couple of minutes, and the PCI representative will have your latest known contact information in front of them when you call.
How do I know my information will only be used for directory purposes?
The U.S. Naval Institute has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:
a. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by U.S. Naval Institute for the publication of the Directory will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Directory and except as required by court order or law.
b. The Directory will be made available only to members of U.S. Naval Institute. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to U.S. Naval Institute any and all electronic files that have been supplied by U.S. Naval Institute or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Directory.
I would like to verify and update my information. How may I do this?
If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call that number to speak with a dedicated representative for Naval Institute members. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you and make any updates where needed.
If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information. If you have questions, you may call PCI’s customer service desk at 1-800-395-4724.
How can I get a copy of the directory?
Directories will only be printed only for those Naval Institute members who reserve a copy. You can reserve yours by calling 1-877-488-3845. A PCI representative will explain your options for purchasing.
What information will be printed in this directory? Can I choose to have information withheld?
When you speak to the PCI representative to update or verify your information, you can tell him or her what information you would prefer to have excluded.
Who will be included in the directory?
The directory will contain all living Golden Life, Life and Regular members of the U.S. Naval Institute.
I do not want to be included in the directory at all. How do I prevent my information from being published?
If you would rather your information not be printed in the directory at all, please call U.S. Naval Institute Member Services at 1-800-233-8764. We will be sure to have your record removed from the directory publication.
When will I receive the copy of the directory that I ordered?
Directories will ship in June 2014.
Who do I call if I have other questions?
Please call PCI’s customer service line at 1-800-395-4724 if you have any questions or concerns.
Should PCI not be able to answer your question or resolve your concerns, or if you have additional questions, you can call Naval Institute Member Services at 1-800-233-8764 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Why did I receive a postcard from the U.S. Naval Institute addressed from Texas?
The postcard was mailed by PCI on behalf of the Naval Institute. PCI is located in Dallas, Texas.
Someone at PCI called me a few months ago about the U.S. Naval Institute Membership Directory 2014. I didn’t place an order at the time, but I would like to now. Can I still do that?
If the directory has not yet been printed, you can still reserve a copy by calling the PCI customer service desk at 1-800-395-4724.
I ordered a directory package over the phone and want to cancel my order. How do I do this?
Call the PCI customer service help desk at 1-800-395-4724, and they will take care of this for you.