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Privacy Policy

Privacy Philosophy

PCADV believes that electronic privacy is crucial and uses reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. The personal information we receive from our Website is used solely for our own business purposes and as you may otherwise direct (e.g., to respond to your request for training registration, to process an online donation or purchase, or to respond to your request to notify you of future advocacy events.)

PCADV does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. PCADV does not disclose information about your individual visits to our website, or personal information that you provide to us, such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number, etc., to any outside parties except as directed by you or when we believe, in good faith, that:

  • the law requires it
  • disclosure is necessary to protect the rights and property of PCADV, our member programs or others
  • your actions on our Website violate the policies stated herein
  • we need to send the information to companies or individuals who work on behalf of PCADV to provide a product or service to you or to PCADV
  • it is necessary for PCADV business purpose

Collection of Personal Information

In some circumstances, we will ask you to provide us with certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form:

  • making an online donation
  • purchasing an item online
  • participating in an online advocacy effort
  • registering for an event or training

It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities, but if you do, we may require that you provide us with personal information, such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, and other personally identifying information.

Security of Credit Card Information

We care about the safety and security of your credit card transaction. PCADV has implemented reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, PCADV cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

The Use of "Cookies"

Non-personal information and data might be automatically collected by this Website through the use of "cookies". PCADV uses "cookie" technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors' online experience and facilitate their visit within our website. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to set up your own computer to deny or accept the cookie feature.

Your Consent

By accessing and using our website, you consent to the collection and use of information by PCADV as described in this privacy statement. If we decide to change our privacy statement, we will post these changes on this web page.

Updating Your Personal Information

You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us at the address below. Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address. You may opt out of receiving communications from PCADV by contacting us to indicate the mailing list or service from which you would like to have your name removed. You may update your personal information by writing to us at:

3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Attn: Webmaster

Use of IP Address

Among other things, PCADV uses your computer's IP (Internet Protocol) address to:
  • Help diagnose problems with our server
  • Administer our Website

Your IP address is used to help identify you and your time spent at our website, and to gather broad demographic information. This allows us to see which parts of our website users are visiting. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means, for instance, that a user's session will be tracked, but the user will remain anonymous.

Links to other websites

PCADV has links on our site to other websites. When you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which PCADV has no responsibility. These sites may collect personally identifiable information about you. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices or policies of such other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all such websites as their statement may be materially different from PCADV's Privacy Statement.

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