Foundation Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy - Effective Date - September 17, 2001

Thank you for visiting the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association Educational Foundation Web site and reviewing our privacy policy. We have adopted this policy in an attempt to provide optimum service to users and ensure an appropriate level of privacy.

Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit this Web site, aside from what you voluntarily provide as noted below. Following is more detail on how we handle information about your visit to our Web site.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The pages you visit; and
  5. If you linked to the PHCC-National Association Educational Foundation Web site from another site, the address of that Web site.

By using this general information in combined fashion, for all visitors, PHCC-National Association Educational Foundation hopes to make our site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site, the types of information desired by visitors, and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

E-mail Addresses and Contact Information

There may be instances where visitors are asked to provide e-mail addresses and other basic contact information. These opportunities are available on a voluntary basis. Users are not required to provide this information, although failure to provide the information may result in a visitor's inability to fully benefit from the opportunity in question.

PHC-National Association Educational Foundation does not sell or otherwise release users' contact information. The only exception will be in instances where the visitor is, or becomes, a member of PHCC-National Association, in which case the information may eventually be published (for example, in the Who's Who membership directory). This practice is consistent with trade and professional associations, whose missions typically involve networking and other relationship-building activities.

Finally, there may be instances where a visitor, during use of the site, provides an e-mail address or other contact information (for example, as part of participating in an online discussion or chat group). In these instances it is reasonable to assume that users may receive e-mail from other users. Any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information.

This site contains links to other sites. PHCC-National Association Educational Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Cookies

PHCC-National Association Educational Foundation uses for the following reasons:

  • To verify that you are a current member when you go to pages in the Member's Only area. When you access a page in this area, you are asked for your login ID and password. Once you have submitted this information during your session, you do not have to submit it again until you log off the Internet and attempt to return to a page in the Member's Only area.
  • So that you don't have to re-enter your PHCC-National Association login ID number and password every time you return to the Member's Only area of the site.
  • To assist in customizing the choices displayed to you based on earlier input.

This information is not used for any other purposes than the ones listed above, and is not sold or made available in any fashion to any other organizations or individuals.

If you wish to block cookies, please refer to your browser instructions on how to do so.

This Policy Will Change

Please note that PHCC-National Association Educational Foundation reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, without notice. Users are required to review the Policy in advance of use if privacy is a concern. Note the effective date above. If this effective date is later than the date of your last visit to this site, our Privacy Policy has changed since your last visit.

If you have any questions, please contact PHCC-National Association Educational Foundation headquarters: (703) 237-8100/ (800) 533-7694, or fax (703) 237-7442, or via e-mail, at naphcc@naphcc.org.

 
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