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PFDA Privacy Policy

The Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA) is committed to preserving user privacy and trust on the Internet, as well as clearly stating our online privacy policy, which applies to the PFDA's website at www.pfda.org. We would like you (referred to as the "user" and "you" in this policy) to know how PFDA collects information at several different points on our Web site and what we do with the information you provide to us.

The information we receive depends upon what you do when you visit our site. We will make every reasonable effort to ensure that any personal information you provide to us is used only for the purposes stated below. The policy presented here concentrates on information collected by the PFDA website.
Generally speaking, you can visit the PFDA website without revealing any personal information about yourself. We do keep a record of all server activity using a third-party service, which means that every page, image, or other type of file requested by your browser is written into a log file. Each entry in the log contains, among other things, information about the computer you are using to connect to the Internet (its "IP address") and about your browser. It does not, however, tell us anything about you personally. We use aggregate data from the web logs to determine how the website's resources are being used and to refine its navigational structure. If the need arises, we may use the logs to trace the source of abusive or illicit activity. We do not share our web logs with any outside party.

Personal information collected
At no time will we sell any of the information we gather from this Web site to any third parties. Several areas of the PFDA website require that you send us personal information including but not limited to:

  • Membership application
  • Event registration
  • Online Catalog purchases
  • Information request forms
  • Grievance information form

If you supply an e-mail address, we use it to confirm your order, provide requested information, and otherwise respond to your communication. We may also use it to keep you informed about PFDA programs, events and news. On occasion we may use your e-mail address for a purpose indirectly related to the original context (e.g., e-mailing a customer satisfaction survey to those who have made purchases from the PFDA Online catalog).

PFDA Members
Because of the special relationship we seek to maintain with our members, PFDA sends periodic updates and announcements by e-mail. We may also make an occasional phone call (e.g., to clear up a problem or inquire about membership).

Restricted-access web pages
The Member Resources section of this website is restricted to PFDA members. These areas require users to log in, usually by supplying a username and password. This login information is not collected or tracked; it is used solely to verify that a person is authorized to use a particular resource.

A "cookie" is a text file, stored on your computer, which includes information that identifies that computer and can be retrieved by our server to create a seamless browsing session. Most cookies used on the PFDA website are deleted when your browser is shut down or in a fixed amount of time, whichever occurs sooner.

Most browsers accept cookies by default. If you set your browser to reject all cookies, these areas and others may not function properly. Most browsers have a setting whereby the browser alerts you when a server attempts to place a cookie on your hard drive. You are then given the option of accepting or rejecting it.

Viruses & Links
Though we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, PFDA is not responsible for the accuracy and completeness of information. We additionally make every effort to make this website free from viruses, but can not be held in any way responsible should a user acquire a virus from this website.

The PFDA website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that PFDA is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites. Check the privacy policy of a website before revealing any personal information.

In certain circumstances, and as an exception to this privacy policy, we may, without notice to you, release information to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order, or in other special cases, such as, for example, suspected fraudulent or criminal activity, or an attempt to breach the security of PFDA or its website.

Privacy policy updates
We have tried to create a privacy policy that is comprehensive, readable, and thorough. Despite our best efforts, we may find it necessary to revise it. Any changes will be made without prior notice. The current PFDA privacy policy will continue to be posted on our website. If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy, please contact PFDA.

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