PHCC Of Georgia

Privacy Policy

PHCC of GEORGIA PRIVACY POLICY

The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association of Georgia, (“PHCC GA”) takes privacy and data protection issues seriously. PHCC GA has designed this Privacy Policy to explain how PHCC GA handles nonpublic personal user information collected from merchants who submit information to PHCC GA. The Privacy Statement is available upon request and on the home page of the PHCC GA website www.PHCCGA.org. As the PHCC GA services evolve, PHCC GA may revise its Privacy Policy.

SCOPE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy covers PHCC GA’s treatment of nonpublic personal user information collected (i) from members and nonmembers who use PHCC GA services, (ii) by PHCC GA in the ordinary course of its business, and (iii) from PHCC GA’s business partners. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that PHCC GA does not own or control, or to people that PHCC GA does not employ.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

In order to use PHCC GA’s services, a user may be required to register with PHCC GA. During registration a user may be required to give PHCC GA user contact information, including name and email address and information about bank account and/or credit card numbers. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as income level and gender), and unique identifiers (such as, username and password), but encouraged so PHCC GA can provide a more personalized experience on PHCC GA’s site. PHCC GA may also receive nonpublic personal user information from PHCC GA’s business partners. Unless provided in this Privacy Policy, PHCC GA is the sole owner of the information collected by its sales and marketing efforts.

SECURITY

PHCC GA uses many means to protect the nonpublic personal user information it receives, including without limitation, encryption, physical access security, computer firewalls and other appropriate technologies. Like most standard website servers, PHCC GA uses log files. This may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

PHCC GA’s Privacy Policy limits access to nonpublic personal user information that is collected to those employees of PHCC GA and its affiliates who need the information to fulfill their business responsibilities. PHCC GA may disclose nonpublic personal user information to companies affiliated with PHCC GA as business partners. Vendors and other outside contractors we engage are subject to our contractual requirements to ensure that sensitive personal information is safeguarded. Employees must adhere to PHCC GA’s Privacy Policy. Employees violating PHCC GA Privacy Policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

USE OF NONPUBLIC PERSONAL USER INFORMATION

PHCC GA uses nonpublic personal user information to contact a user about services offered on PHCC GA’s site for which a user has expressed interest. PHCC GA also uses nonpublic personal user information to fulfill a user’s requests for certain products and services, to process payment transactions, to facilitate billing, and otherwise deliver PHCC GA’s services. PHCC GA may also send users service announcements, newsletters, and periodic notices about specials and new products.

SHARING

Protecting nonpublic personal user information about users is an important part of PHCC GA’s business. In addition to other disclosures provided herein, PHCC GA shares and discloses nonpublic personal user information only as described below. PHCC GA will send nonpublic personal user information to other companies or people when: 1) PHCC GA has a user’s consent to share the information; 2) PHCC GA needs to share the information to provide the product or service the user has requested such as delivering payment processing services (these third parties are not allowed to use nonpublic personal user information except for the purpose of providing these services); 3) PHCC GA needs to send the information to companies who work on behalf of PHCC GA to provide a product or service to the user (unless PHCC GA tells you differently these companies do not have any right to use the nonpublic personal user information PHCC GA provides them beyond what is necessary to assist the user). PHCC GA also may release nonpublic personal user information when PHCC GA believes release is appropriate to comply with any law, enforce or apply any agreement to which the user and PHCC GA are parties, and protect the rights, property, or safety of PHCC GA, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and risk reduction. This also includes when PHCC GA have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.

BUSINESS TRANSITIONS

In the event PHCC GA goes through a business transition, such as a merger or sale, a portion of its assets, including the nonpublic personal user information, will, in most instances, be part of the transaction. Prior to any disclosure of such nonpublic personal user information to a potential buyer, PHCC GA will obtain appropriate non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements. Users will be notified via notice on our website of any change of ownership or control of nonpublic personal user information.

LINKS

The PHCC GA website contains links to other sites. PHCC GA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. PHCC GA encourages its users to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects nonpublic personal user information. The PHCC GA Privacy Policy applies solely to nonpublic personal user information collected by PHCC GA’s website.

CORRECTING/UPDATING/DELETING/DEACTIVATING PERSONAL INFORMATION

If a user’s personal user information changes, or if a user no longer desires to use PHCC GA’s services, PHCC GA provides a way for the user to correct, update or delete/deactivate user’ personal user information. Contact PHCC GA by email, telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

If PHCC GA changes its Privacy policy, PHCC GA will post the changes on its homepage and other places PHCC GA deems appropriate so the information is available for users to review.

LIMITATIONS

PHCC GA does not offer services or sell products to children. PHCC GA does not request or knowingly collect personal user information from anyone under the age of 13.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

PHCC of Georgia 101 Pilgrim Village Drive Suite 200 Cumming, GA 30040

Phone: 678-947-3473

Toll free: 888-355-1222 (outside Atlanta metro)

Fax: 678-947-3474

Email: info@PHCCGA.com Website: www.PHCCGA.org

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