PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS COUNCIL
Updated: March 16, 2022
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect, use and store two types of information from our users: information you give us (provided by the user) and information anonymously collected upon a user’s use of our Sites.
Information Voluntary Provided by the User
Users may voluntarily provide PCPC with non-personal and personally identifiable information in order to purchase products or services, register for an event, send us an email, respond to a survey and submit certain forms (“Voluntary Provided Information”). When you submit Voluntary Provided Information, you could provide your name, organization, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and/or credit card information in order to complete the transaction. You could also choose to provide certain personal information to us, when you sign up to receive email alerts and/or newsletters. If you enter a contest or sign up for a promotion, you could provide your name, email address, or other contact information. At times, you may be asked to voluntarily provide demographic information such as address, age range, gender, occupation, interests, or hobbies.
Information Anonymously Collected
When you access one of the PCPC’s Sites, some information such as your domain name, the date and time you accessed our Site, the Internet address of the website that linked you to our Site, and the operating system, demographic, and region of the user may be automatically collected by PCPC and third-party vendors. Information anonymously collected is not personally identifiable. PCPC uses this information solely for internal purposes
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
PCPC uses the information it collects from you in a variety of ways including to respond to your contact inquiries, to process membership application, to process your purchase transaction, and/or to communicate with you about news, events, products, or services that may be of interest to you. We analyze the information we collect about you to improve the content of our Sites to address your preferences, to attract new users, and to track user trends and patterns on the Internet so that we may inform users of information that may be of interest to them and, in some instances, to properly credit third-parties that have referred you to the Site. Stored information is also used to pre-populate information fields for purchases, contests, or promotions.
HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION
Information Shared to Third-Parties
To the extent permitted by law, and in order to investigate, or take action regarding suspected, or actual unlawful activities including but not limited to fraud, and to comply with other legal processes, PCPC may disclose any personal information which we hold on you to government authorities or third-parties pursuant to a legal request or subpoena. Also, if otherwise required by law, individually identifiable information may be disclosed to a third-party.
Information Shared Due to Merger or Acquisition
In the event that PCPC merges with another organization or transfers or sells substantially all of its assets to a third-party, all collected information stored on our server would be included in the merger, transfer, or sale.
HOW YOU MAY UNSUBSCRIBE OR OPT-OUT
If you register at a Site to become a member, you will have the ability through your account page to update or change information collected about you. You may also unsubscribe from our email lists or prevent future disclosure of your information to third-parties for marketing purposes by sending us an email or, if there is a link to unsubscribe on the relevant Site, by following the link to unsubscribe and the corresponding instructions. Please be aware that it may take a few days for your change to take effect. For Google Analytics, users can opt-out of the Google Analytics features through Google’s Ad Settings.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, AND SERVICES
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
PCPC takes the security of personally identifiable information very seriously. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of personal information, we use appropriate industry standard procedures to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information. All transmissions of personal information are through firewalls and secure computer servers, which also run authentication and Secure Sockets Layer software data encryption software to encrypt all personal information including your name, address, and credit card number to protect it from being read as the information travels over the Internet. Access to registered users´ accounts is password protected.
PCPC is committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. In general, our Sites do not direct its activities to, or market products appropriate for, children under the age of 13. It is the policy of PCPC to refrain from knowingly collecting personally identifiable information from children under 13. If future Site activity is directed at children under 13, PCPC will comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
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YOUR RIGHTS UNDER DATA PROTECTION LAWS
You have various rights under the data protections laws, which can be exercised by contacting us. If you are located within the European Union, you have a number of rights in relation to how we process your personal information. These rights include:
• The right to access personal information we may hold about you.
• The right to object to specific types of processing, which includes processing for direct marketing. If you ask us to stop handling your personal information on this basis, we will stop.
• The right to have your data erased in certain situations such as where the data is no longer required for the purpose for which it is collected, you withdraw consent, or the information is being processed unlawfully.
• The right to require PCPC to rectify inaccuracies in personal data held about you.
• The right to receive your personal information in a structured, standard machine-readable format. This right only applies to your personal information we are handling because you consented to us using it or because there is a contract in place between us.
• The right to lodge a complaint. If you feel that our processing of your personal data infringes on data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state where you habitually reside, your place of work, or the location of the alleged infringement.
If you are located outside of the European Union, you may have rights under privacy laws in the jurisdiction where you live. We would appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the supervisory authority. If you have any issue or complaint with how we handle your personal information, please contact us in the first instance.
Transfer of Data
Our Sites are operated in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, please know that your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States. By using our Sites and providing us with information, you consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States. It is important to note that the privacy laws in the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in other countries. Our service providers use appropriate safeguards to transfer your personal data to the United States.
PCPC will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of fulfilling any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under California law, if you are a resident of California, you may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third-parties for marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to:
The Personal Care Products Council
1620 L Street, N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036 USA
ATTN: CA Privacy
We reserve our right not to respond to requests not submitted to the above address.
QUESTIONS ABOUT PRIVACY
The Personal Care Products Council
1620 L Street N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036 USA
Your access to and use of this Site is governed by and will be construed in accordance with the law of the District of Columbia without regard to principles of conflicts of laws.