The Public Accountants Society of Colorado (PASC) values the trust its members and visitors place in the organization. Accordingly, PASC adheres to the highest ethical standards in gathering, using and safeguarding member and visitor information that is entrusted to the organization.
Use and Collection of member and visitor Information
PASC does not rent, sell or exchange information about its members and visitors. Access to information about PASC members and visitors is restricted to PASC. Third parties that need access to PASC member and visitor information in order to provide operational or other support services to PASC must agree to safeguard member and visitor information in strict compliance with PASC policy.
PASC gathers only the member and visitor information that is needed to administer its business, provide superior service and communicate offers on merchandise and services that PASC believes will be of interest to its members and visitors.
PASC limits access to member and visitor information to those employees who need it to carry out their business functions. PASC educates its employees about PASC policies and practices in regard to safeguarding member and visitor information, preventing its unauthorized access, use or disclosure, and ensuring its proper handling.
Accuracy and Security of member and visitor Information
PASC makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the member and visitor information it maintains is accurate, timely and secure.
PASC will monitor and adopt, as appropriate, new technological developments that are designed to aid in ensuring the accuracy and security of member and visitor information.
PASC enforces its policies in regard to gathering, access and use of personal member and visitor information by its employees and authorized third parties.
Personally Identifiable Information
The PASC website collects personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) from website visitors only when visitors voluntarily provide such information to PASC. PASC website visitors who do not want their personally identifiable information collected online are asked not to submit such information to PASC.
PASC website visitors are informed that when they provide PASC with personally identifiable information online, that information is kept within PASC. Visitors are further informed that, unless specifically stated otherwise, the personally identifiable information may be stored and used by PASC to better understand its members and visitors' needs, to improve PASC products and services, and to contact members and visitors regarding offers that may be of interest to them.
If PASC website visitors previously provided their e-mail addresses to PASC and would like to have their e-mail addresses removed from PASC e-mail mailing lists, PASC asks them to send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org. PASC informs such visitors that it will use reasonable efforts to delete their e-mail addresses from its existing files.
PASC has no intention of collecting personally identifiable information (name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) from children (individuals under the age of 13) online and using that information for marketing purposes. Where appropriate, PASC will specifically instruct children not to submit such information on the PASC website.
If a child has provided PASC with an e-mail address, PASC asks that a parent or guardian of the child contact PASC at email@example.com if they would like the e-mail address deleted from PASC e-mail mailing lists. PASC informs members and visitors that it will use reasonable efforts to delete such e-mail addresses from its existing files.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected Automatically
The PASC website may collect information from website visitors that is not personally-identifiable, including the visitor's operating system, browser, domain name, and the specific web pages on the PASC website that are accessed or visited. PASC only collects this information in the aggregate, and only uses it to improve the PASC website.
Information Placed Automatically on Visitors' Computers
PASC informs website visitors that when they visit the PASC website, PASC may store some information on the visitor's computer in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. These files allow PASC to tailor the website to reflect a member and visitor's listed or historical preferences. Most Web browsers allow Web users to exercise control over such files on their computers by erasing them, blocking them, or notifying the user when such a file is stored. PASC website visitors are asked to refer to their browser's instructions to learn about those functions.