Privacy Policy

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

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. 

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is PHPA Local 102’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, PHPA.net 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. PHPA.net’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how PHPA.net’s  visitors use its website. 

PHPA.net also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. PHPA.net 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 blog 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 our website choose to interact with PHPA.net in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, PHPA.net collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with PHPA.net. PHPA.net 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.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

PHPA.net discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on PHPA.net’s behalf or to provide services available at the PHPA.net website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. PHPA.net will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, PHPA.net discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when PHPA.net believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of PHPA.net, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an PHPA.net website and have supplied your email address, PHPA.net 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 PHPA Local 102. PHPA.net 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. PHPA.net uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of PHPA.net website, and their website access preferences. PHPA.net visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the PHPA.net website, with the drawback that certain features of the site may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, PHPA.net may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in PHPA.net’s sole discretion. PHPA.net 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.