PPEA Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At myPPEA.com we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We ask you for personal information only because we truly need it to offer you all the services that we offer.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law if the need arises or in conjunction with a PPEA sponsored event for venue or ticketing purposes.
  • We store personal information on our servers only because it's required for the on-going operation of our site.

Pinellas Parent Educators Association (“PPEA”) operates this website and it’s our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, PPEA collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. PPEA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how PPEA’s visitors use its website. From time to time, PPEA may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

PPEA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our event pages and forums. PPEA only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to myPPEA.com choose to interact with myPPEA.com in ways that require PPEA to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that PPEA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our pages to provide a username and/or email address. Those who wish to receive myPPEA.com updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, PPEA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with myPPEA.com. PPEA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

PPEA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, PPEA may monitor the most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. PPEA may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, PPEA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

PPEA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its operators and volunteers that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on PPEA’s behalf or to provide services available on PPEA’s website. PPEA will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its operators and volunteers, as described above, PPEA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when PPEA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of PPEA, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an PPEA website and have supplied your email address, PPEA may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with PPEA and our services. PPEA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. PPEA uses cookies to help PPEA identify and track visitors, their usage of PPEA website, and their website access preferences. PPEA visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using PPEA’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of PPEA’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by PPEA and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, PPEA may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in PPEA’s sole discretion. PPEA encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.