Privacy Policy

At PIJAC, we respect and protect the privacy of our members and those who use our websites. We want to give you the comfort and confidence you need to fully participate in our online offerings so that we can better serve your needs. This Privacy Policy provides details of our approach to privacy and how we collect, use and protect your personal information. You should check this Privacy Policy each time that you visit the site to identify changes made since your last visit. By continuing to access or use our Website, you agree to be bound by any modifications to this Privacy Policy. Please consult our Terms of Use for additional conditions that apply to your use of, and access to, the website.

What information does PIJAC collect?
In addition to membership information, PIJAC collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you send us an e-mail or complete any of our online forms, such as when you request information from us, make a donation, request to become a member, respond to surveys, register for meetings, or forward a web page, electronic postcard, electronic ballot, or electronic newsletter. Such information may include your name, mailing address, and e-mail address; it may also include the e-mail addresses of those to whom you forward PIJAC electronic content, and any other information collected in the forms. You may be asked to provide credit card information to become a member of PIJAC, contribute to PIJAC, or purchase certain information or materials from PIJAC.

How does PIJAC protect your information?
We protect the confidentiality of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards, such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures that protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration. When we ask for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, we encrypt it as it is transmitted to us.

PIJAC staff is trained and required to safeguard your information. Using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. Additionally, we use internal and external resources to review the adequacy of our security procedures.

How does PIJAC use information collected?
When we ask you for information, we tell you, or it will be clear, what we need to fulfill your request and how we will use it. We use information for purposes of administering our business activities and providing services. We do not otherwise make your personal information available to anyone outside of PIJAC for any marketing purpose or sell or rent your personal information to third-parties for any other purposes, except in response to subpoenas or for other legal reasons.

Also, we may use the information you voluntarily provide to contact you regarding pet industry issues that we believe may be of interest to you, to keep you updated regarding PIJAC programs, and to invite you to support our programs. We may also send such information to the people whose e-mail addresses you provide when forwarding PIJAC electronic content. When we do so, our sole intent is to enlarge our family of informed advocates and organizational supporters. Every recipient of our electronic communications can quickly and easily "opt out" of future such communications by following the instructions on any electronic communication we send.

Links to third-party websites and third-party websites linked to our websites.
Our websites may contain links to other Internet websites or other websites may contain links to our websites. Unless we explicitly state otherwise, we have no control over these third-party sites and their privacy practices, information or content contained therein. This Privacy Policy applies only to information you supply (or what we collect) in connection with the use of our websites. Upon visiting any third-party website to which we may provide a link or third-party websites linked to our websites, you should review the privacy policy specific to that site.

Notification of Policy Changes.
PIJAC reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post these changes on our home page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

You can contact PIJAC with privacy questions at:

Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
1615 Duke Street
Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(202) 452-1525