Last Updated and Effective as of June 7, 2018

Welcome to PR Council located at prcouncil.net (the “Website”).  This Website is owned by The Council of Public Relations Firms (“Company”, “we”, “our” or “us”). We have created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy. The Privacy Policy below discloses our practices regarding information collection and usage solely for the Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other websites, apps or services provided by us, our affiliates or clients unless it appears on such website, app or service.

BY USING OR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY OUR PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE WEB SITE.  

Categories of Personally Identifiable Information That We CollectWe do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily submit that information to us, such as through our contact pages, by e-mail, by registering to become a member using your LinkedIn account or by providing us with certain information, by seeking employment with us or some other means. The personally identifiable information which you may provide to us could include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

Non-Personal Or Aggregate Information That We CollectWhen you visit or use the Website, we may automatically collect certain non-personally identifying information about you, such as the type of browser or device operating system you use, the domain name of the website from which you linked to us, the amount of time you spend on the Website and the pages on the Website that you view. We may also aggregate information collected from our users (such as the number of users in a particular region or having particular characteristics).

Information Usage, Disclosure and Recipients: We may send your personally-identifying information to other group companies, affiliates and third parties to help us process your personally identifying information for the purposes set out in this policy.

We will only use your personally identifiable information as described herein:

  • We will use personally identifiable information to operate the Website and to provide you with any member-specific services or other services that you have requested.
  • We may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your direct inquires.
  • We will use your personally identifiable information to add you to our mailing lists and to send you emails from time to time.
  • We may permit our vendors and subcontractors to access your personally identifiable information, but they are only permitted to do so in connection with performing services for us. They are not authorized by us to use the information for their own benefit.
  • We may disclose personally identifiable information as required by law or legal process.
  • We may disclose personally identifiable information to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or the policies for the Website.
  • We may transfer your personally identifiable information in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding or the sale, merger or change of control of Company or the division responsible for the services with which your personally identifiable information is associated.
  • When you submit a resume or job application through our Website, we may share those documents and the information therein with our third-party service providers that help us manage personnel matters. They may only access and use such records in connection with performing services for us. They are not authorized by us to use the information for their own benefit.

Please note that if you specifically consent to additional uses of your personally identifiable information, we may use your personally identifiable information in a manner consistent with that consent. Finally, we reserve the right to supplement your personally identifying information with information we gather from other sources which may include information we gather from online and offline sources.

Cookies and Similar TechnologiesWe may store some information on your device or device hard drive as a “cookie” or similar type of file (such as clear gifs, web beacons, tags, and similar technologies that work on mobile devices) to collect data related to usage of the Website and for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with the Website. Such data may include, without limitation, the address of the websites you visited before and after you visited the Website, the type of browser you are using, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, what pages in the Website you visit and what links you clicked on, and your country information. We use this information to help us maintain and enhance the efficiency and usefulness of the Website and may use it and other non-personally identifiable information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, such as to serve targeted advertising to you.

We may also use and place cookies on your device from our third-party service providers in connection with the Website, such as an analytics provider that helps us manage and analyze Website usage.  We use session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. Our persistent cookie remains active on your hard drive for up to two (2) years. We set a persistent cookie to enable us to track and target the interests of users to enhance the services we provide.

If you want to stop or restrict the placement of cookies or flush any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to and adjust your web browser preferences. Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Website or some of its functionality may be affected. Cookies and similar items are not used by us to automatically retrieve personally identifiable information from your device without your knowledge. Please be advised that certain third parties that are beyond the scope of this Privacy Policy, such as advertisers, may collect information in connection with the Website.   We are not responsible for the acts or omissions of such third parties.

Security and Data RetentionWe have undertaken and will undertake commercially reasonable efforts designed to prevent unauthorized access to user data retained in our servers, however, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information provided online. We will retain your information for as long as your account or inquiry is active or as needed to provide you with the Website and for a reasonable time thereafter in accordance with our standard procedures or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. Even if we delete some or all of your personally identifiable information, we may continue to retain and use aggregate or anonymous data previously collected and/or anonymize or aggregate your personally identifiable information. Please note that we will not be liable for disclosures of your data due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties.

Other Websites, Apps and Services:  As a convenience to you, we may provide links to third-party websites, apps or services from within the Website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party sites, and by providing a link we are not endorsing or promoting such third party sites.  When you link away from our Website, you do so at your own risk.  We encourage you to read the policies and terms of every website, app or service you visit. 

Social Networking ServicesThe Website may integrate with social networking services.  You understand that we do not control such services and are not liable for the manner in which they operate.  While we may provide you with the ability to use such services in connection with our Website, we are doing so merely as an accommodation and, like you, are relying upon those third-party services to operate properly and fairly.

You should be aware that personally identifiable information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, social network or otherwise online may be viewed and used by others.  We are unable to control such uses of your personally identifiable information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the personally identifiable information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties.

Information Relating to Children: Our Website is designed for those 13 years of age and older. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. If we are made aware that we have received such information or any information in violation of our policy, we will use reasonable efforts to locate and remove that information from our records.

Communications with Us or Through Our Website:  By providing your email address to us, you expressly consent to receive emails from us.  We may use email to communicate with you, to send information that you have requested or to send information about other services provided by us, provided that, we will not give your email address to another party to promote their products or services directly to you without your consent or as set forth in this Privacy Policy. Any communication or material you transmit to us by email or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, are and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.  Except to the extent expressly covered by this policy, anything you transmit or post may be used by us for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. 

Changes to Privacy PolicyWe reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time.  However, if at any time in the future we plan to use personally identifiable information in a way that materially differs from this Privacy Policy, we will post such changes here or email you. We encourage you to periodically review the Website for the latest information on our privacy practices.  You are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when you use the Website after such changes have been first posted.

Opt-OutTo opt-out of any future promotional messages from us, you should send an unsubscribe request to us at [email protected]. We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt.  However, we are not responsible for removing your personally identifiable information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided with your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy or your consent. Please note that if you opt-out in this manner, certain aspects of the Website may no longer be available to you.

As noted above, you may opt-out of or restrict the placement of cookies on your device or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on many mobile devices. However, on many mobile devices, application users may opt-out of certain mobile ads via their device settings. 

United StatesOur Website is maintained in the United States.  By using the Website, you freely and specifically give us your consent to export your personally identifiable information to the United States and to store and use it in the United States as specified in this Privacy Policy.  You understand that data stored in the United States may be subject to lawful requests by the courts or law enforcement authorities in the United States.

 

ContactFor questions or concerns relating to this Privacy Policy or your information, we can be reached at [email protected]