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Ethics. Education. Excellence

PDCA Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the PDCA website and reviewing its privacy notice. This notice addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of the public areas of the PDCA website. This notice covers the following topics: personal information, cookies, security, and disclaimer and contact information.

Information Collected and How it is Used 
We may collect some information about your visit to our website. This information may include: 

The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used but not the e-mail address unless you sign up for use of certain areas of the website. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer.

The type of browser you used;

The date and time that you visited this site; and,

The Web pages or services you accessed at this site.

The information we collect or store is used to improve the content of our Web services and to help us understand how people are using our services.

If during your visit to our site you send an e-mail to us or complete and send an online submittal form, the following information will be collected.

The e-mail address you used in sending the e-mail; and,

The contents of the e-mail or information submitted on an online submittal form

We use your e-mail or phone number to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action. We do not share your e-mail address or other submitted contact information with any other entity for the purpose of marketing, sales or information gathering. We are opposed to the use and propagation of spam and phishing type e-mail.

Personal Information 
Personally identifiable information on casual visitors is not collected and retained. Visitors do not have to provide personal information to visit the PDCA website however visitors may be required to complate and submit business and/or personal contact information as a prerequisite to access, read, download or print materials or information that are a part of PDCA's website or PDCA copyright protected material.

"Personal Information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, phone number or e-mail address.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will not affect your ability to use any other public access features of our website.

We do not seek to gather any information from children however certain sections of the PDCA website may be of interest to children learning about the painting and decorating industry.

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult.

To better serve our users we may use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with us. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your Web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to our website.

Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods. Our services are provided in such a way that the use of cookies is not mandatory.

Security, as developer and manager of the PDCA website, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring and auditing. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.

The PDCA website has links to other websites. These include links to sites operated by government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. We currently do not utilize any frame environment web pages. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Neither the PDCA, nor any employee or officer of the PDCA warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

Contact Information 
To offer comments about this website, or about information presented in this Privacy Notice, you can contact our office:

By Telephone: 800-332-7322 (PDCA) 314-514-7322

By Fax: 314-890-2068

By Mail: PDCA 2316 Millpark Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Last Updated 05/16/11


Website Information

PDCA utilizes formatting, styles, cascading style sheets, coding, graphic formats, and several scripting languages that are tested on several browser types at various transmission speeds. PDCA does not offer any alternate versions of the PDCA website. PDCA utilizes a privacy policy in its construction and ongoing management of the PDCA website. Please review the PDCA Privacy Policy (above) for more information about security and your information privacy.

It is widely understood that there are many variables out of our immediate control that impact the usability and access to areas of the website. These variables include operating system, processing language, internet connection and its configuration, browser settings, script blocking software and scripts, virus software, readers, plug ins, language, and patches.

We recommend the use of a newer version browser with Macromedia Flash® plug in and Adobe Acrobat® Reader. Javascript should be allowed. For bet use of site, a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or more should be used. Some sections and pages of the PDCA website require acceptance of 'cookies' by your browser. We are unable to provide computer or software technical advice or recommendations.

Last Updated 05/16/11