Online Privacy Policy

The Polymeric Exterior Products Association (“PEPA”) respects the privacy of visitors to its website (the “Site”). This online Privacy Policy describes the information collected from and about you during your visit to the Site, and how your information is used, shared, and protected. Your use of this Site signifies your assent to this Privacy Policy.

Please note that when you visit this site, any data you provide will be transferred to the United States, where our site is located. By visiting this Site you consent to the transfer of your data to the United States and the processing, and storage of such data in the United States.

Your use of this website is also subject to our Terms and Conditions.

COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

The type and amount of information we collect from or about you when you visit this Site varies according to how you use the Site. As a general matter, each time you visit the Site, the server will automatically collect basic technical information, such as your IP address, browser type and operating system, referring domains, the date, time and duration of each visit, and the Site pages visited. PEPA uses this information to administer the Site, analyze trends, determine the efficacy of various promotional programs and make improvements to the Site. This information may be aggregated into group data, which then may be shared on an aggregated basis with third parties but, unless otherwise provided for in this Privacy Policy, PEPA will not share your personal information with third parties without permission.

PEPA also collects personal information that you voluntarily provide in connection with your use of this Site. The information collected depends on the feature offered, and may include your first and last name, mailing address, billing address, email address, telephone number, and a username and password you provide if you create an account or log in to your account. The Site may also collect professional information, such as your company name and job title, to facilitate your participation in certain features on the Site and serve you better. PEPA collects and uses this information to register visitors for events, email updates and other features, and respond to comments, questions, or requests. Your participation in these features and your sharing of personal information with us constitutes your agreement to such sharing.

SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

PEPA may share information collected at this Site with carefully selected service providers to fulfill your requests, provide you with updates, and maintain and improve our Site and our offerings. PEPA may also make information provided by members available to third parties through a member directory or event attendee lists. In addition, we may disclose your personal information as we may deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any law, regulation, legal request, or government request, to enforce our website policies and terms and investigation violations, to safeguard this Site, and to investigate or take action in connection with suspected fraud, illegal activities, or possible harm to persons or property.

USE OF COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

This Site may use “cookies,” which are identifiers that a website places on a computer’s hard drive to facilitate the interaction between your computer and the website. Different types of cookies, such as session and persistent cookies, are used for different purposes.  We and third party providers (including analytics and advertising providers) may place cookies on your hard drive or use other technologies, such as tags and clear GIFS (sometimes called web beacons), to facilitate site navigation, personalize your experience, perform analytics, remember your information when you use the Site, offer you relevant products and services, and serve advertising. Information collected through cookies and other technologies may include your IP address, browsing activity, search engine referrals, and responses to advertisements. Most web browsers allow you to set preferences about cookies you wish to accept. To control cookies on a device, consult your browser settings and follow the instructions. If you remove or block cookies, you may not be able to use or access certain features at this Site.

INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING

As explained above, advertising providers may use cookies, tags, and other technologies to collect and use information about your visits to this Site and other websites for purposes of serving ads likely to be of interest to you, including ads for PEPA’s products or services. If you would like to learn more about these parties’ privacy policies or how to opt-out of their collection and use of your information for targeted advertising, click here [insert hyperlink to page that identifies all the providers and includes links to their privacy policies or add that information in a table below]. You can also opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) by visiting the NAI and DAA websites. Note, however, that not all providers participate in the NAI and DAA. In addition, if you opt-out, you may still receive online advertising from PEPA, but the ads you do receive may be less relevant. If you delete or block cookies, buy a new computer, access our websites from a different computer, login under a different screen name, or change web browsers, you will need to opt-out again.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We strive to employ reasonable administrative, physical, and technical measures to maintain the security of your information. We do use security software for our websites that protect against hackers, malware, and other online threats. It includes a firewall, malware scanner, and login security measures. Keep in mind, however, that no data transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You transmit any information to us at your own risk.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email here.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

PEPA reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy at any time without notice, however, we will not retroactively change how we handle your personal information without your consent. Please check back periodically for any changes we may make to this privacy policy, as your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.