When you visit and navigate the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees’ (PASR) web site and when you communicate with us via our web site, we will not collect personal information about you unless you provide us that information voluntarily. Any nonpublic personal information that you may provide via our web site will be used solely for the purpose stated on the web page where it is collected. (In some cases, and in all cases where required by law or regulation, you will be able to update the information that you provide to us either by sending us an e-mail or, where you have established personal profiles with us, by updating your profile or member record online.)
PASR will not sell, license, transmit, or disclose this information outside of PASR and its affiliated companies unless (a) expressly authorized by you, (b) necessary to enable PASR’s contractors or agents to perform certain functions for us, or (c) required or permitted by law. In all cases, we will disclose the information consistent with applicable laws and regulations and we will require the recipient to protect the information and use it only for the purpose it was provided.
By “personal information,” we mean data that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, date of birth, or telephone number.
SECURITY AND E-MAIL
PASR takes reasonable precautions to protect its web site users and any information provided by those users. All data, correspondence, and responses that you, the user of this web site, provide will be handled confidentially, both online and off-line. To protect from unauthorized access, data that you provide is safeguarded behind a secure firewall.
It should be noted that any e-mail message sent to PASR, as with nearly all Internet communication, is susceptible to potential outside interception. As is the case throughout the Internet, outside sources may be able to access e-mail unbeknownst to either sender or recipient. In addition, any e-mail you send to PASR may be read by one or more employees of PASR, as dictated by business processes and practices.
As a result, we adamantly suggest that you do not send any information via e-mail that you consider to be private or confidential.
There are some locations on our web sites where we have made special provisions for a more secure environment in which we can exchange information with you. At each of these locations, we will provide you with appropriate instructions.
A “cookie” is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser when you link to that web site. It is not a computer program and has no ability to read data residing on your computer or instruct it to perform any step or function. The cookie does not extract other personal information about you, such as your name or address. Most internet browsers provide a simple procedure that will enable you to control whether you want to receive cookies by notifying you when a web site is about to deposit a cookie file. For purposes of our “cookie,” once the user closes their Internet browser, the cookie terminates. Other third party web sites may have cookies that remain on your computer unless deleted by you.
PASR uses IP addresses to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track user movement, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, basically numeric web addresses used between computer servers, enable PASR to identify the Internet Service Providers (ISP) that web users utilize. This helps PASR with trending and market research. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
HYPERLINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
PASR’s web sites contains hyperlinks to other web sites. Please be aware PASR is not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites. When leaving our site, it is strongly recommended you review the privacy statements and disclaimers of each and every web site you visit.
PASR is not responsible for either the privacy policies of other web sites or the validity of information therein. Any hyperlink to an external web site does not indicate in any manner PASR’s endorsement of that web site.
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