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The Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO®) has created these Privacy Policies in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices.
BCPO® reserves the right to change these policies at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement.
BCPO® does not collect personal data about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. Users should also be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of BCPO®'s Internet servers or through the use of "cookies."
The personal data collected is used by BCPO® and third parties acting on its behalf for customer administration and marketing-related purposes. If you do not wish to receive any direct marketing from BCPO®, please inform us using the instructions below.
In some cases, such as to apply for the CPO® examination, BCPO® does require the collection of home address and telephone numbers. It has been our experience that residential contact information is more constant than business contact information because of the mobility of professionals through their careers. This information is only used to contact individuals about upcoming examinations and training seminars.
BCPO® will occasionally perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site. BCPO® will provide only aggregated data from analyses to affiliated third parties. BCPO® also uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site.
As BCPO® is an organization based in the United States, your personal data will be collected and processed in the United States by BCPO® and third parties acting on its behalf in accordance with and for the purposes set out in these Privacy Policies. If you do not wish your personal data to be handled in this way, please inform us using the instructions below.
BCPO® is a certification organization and maintains information on those who possess its certifications or have expressed an interest in them. If you would like to see the information BCPO® retains about you or would like to be removed from the BCPO database, please write to us at the address below. Be aware that if you possess any BCPO® certification and request to be removed from its database, you will correspondingly lose your certification. In those cases when you want BCPO® to provide a copy of the information held on you, BCPO® may require the payment of an administration fee of $15. Additionally and upon your written request, BCPO® will update/correct personal information previously submitted which you believe to be inaccurate. Requests regarding your personal information may be sent to:
25400 US Hwy 19 N, Suite 285
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 734-9578 (fax)
BCPO® must maintain contact information on all certificants to communicate relational or transactional information. BCPO® also sends promotional material promoting conferences, education opportunities, or other offerings. From time to time, BCPO® collaborates with other organizations and companies to promote other programs that may be of interest to professional organizers and BCPO® certificants. In such cases, BCPO® does not provide these organizations with any mailing information or otherwise disclose any contact information but distributes the organization's information on its behalf to those who have elected to receive such information. If, at any time, you do not wish to receive marketing material, every marketing e-mail will include an opt-out link at the bottom, or you may notify BCPO® in writing at the address below. This does not include opting-out of BCPO® (meetings, newsletters, CEU notices) or transactional notices (called "official" communications.)
Occasionally, BCPO® out-sources administration and other functions to contractors. In such cases, BCPO® may provide these third parties with contact information for the sole purpose of performing BCPO®-sanctioned tasks under the supervision of BCPO® employees. These contractual relationships specifically address the manner in which they may use contact information and that they may not copy or disseminate that information or use it for any purpose other than that specified in the contract. Additionally, upon termination of the contract, they must return all information to BCPO® and destroy any copies that they might possess.
As a service to the general public and BCPO® certificants, BCPO® publishes, on the public side of its web site, a public directory listing of certificate holders. Listing in this directory is entirely voluntary. Those who elect to be listed should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, email address) on the CPO® Directory for the BCPO® sites, such information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the Directory, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of BCPO®.
Periodically, BCPO® is asked by an employer to verify that those CPO® who are employed by their organization hold BCPO® credentials. To that end, we provide names of those CPO®s who list the requester as their employer. No information, other than name, is revealed, and it is provided only to the employer upon written request. If you are a CPO® and do not wish to be identified as such to your employer, do not list your employer in your contact information, as this is the information used to identify you for inclusion to such a list.
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Our Privacy Policies, as they may change from time to time, are a part of this Agreement.
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Helene Segura, CPO®
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