PRIVACY STATEMENT

The Washington Professional Counselors Association (WAPROCA) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the WAPROCA Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the WAPROCA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

WAPROCA may request and collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. WAPROCA may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.  WAPROCA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists or information to third parties.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that may be automatically collected by WAPROCA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by WAPROCA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the WAPROCA website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through WAPROCA Public Message Boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: WAPROCA does not generally read any of your online communications or content posted specifically to any area clearly identified as a 'public message' area. However, WAPROCA reserves the right to remove any public posting from the WAPROCA Public Message Boards.

WAPROCA encourages you to review the privacy statements of website you choose to link to from WAPROCA so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. WAPROCA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the WAPROCA website.

Use of your Personal Information

WAPROCA may collect and use your personal information to operate the WAPROCA Web Site for delivering the services you have requested. WAPROCA may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from WAPROCA. WAPROCA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

WAPROCA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. WAPROCA 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 unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, WAPROCA may share data with contracted partners to help us 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 information except to provide these services to WAPROCA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.  For example:  Receiving WAPROCA newsletters via an online service that we have contracted with.

If collected, WAPROCA does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

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

WAPROCA website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on WAPROCA or sites; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of WAPROCA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of WAPROCA, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The WAPROCA website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the webpage server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize WAPROCA pages, or register with a WAPROCA site or services, a cookie helps WAPROCA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same WAPROCA website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the WAPROCA features that you may have customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the WAPROCA services or website you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

WAPROCA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. WAPROCA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other website, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

WAPROCA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. WAPROCA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how WAPROCA is protecting your information. We also invite your feedback.

Contact Information

WAPROCA welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that WAPROCA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact WAPROCA at CONTACT@WAPROCA.ORG. We will use every reasonable and immediate effort to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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