We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller in respect of any personal data that you submit to us on our website is Port City Young Professionals, LLC, a company incorporated under United States law and whose registered office is at 1844 Sir Tyler Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405.
Port City Young Professionals, LLC
1844 Sir Tyler Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We will only collect personal information that is necessary for fulfilling an identified purpose.
For example, when you become a member, as part of the member registration and dues paying process we collect the personal information you give us, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, and occupation. We use this information to, among other things:
- verify identity;
- prevent fraud and abuse;
- record your membership details
- register you for an event;
- send you our newsletters, updates, reminders, related email marketing, and other information;
- ensure a high standard of service to you;
- meet regulatory requirements;
There are times when you may provide information to us voluntarily. This occurs when you provide feedback to us through emails, return forms, letters, telephone calls, or enter a sweepstakes, contest, or promotion in which PCYP is the sponsor or is a promotional partner with the third-party sponsoring the sweepstakes, contest, or promotion. We use this information to respond to your query, to keep track of member and guest feedback, to add you to PCYP’s email mailing list (please see the information on how to opt out below) and to improve our service to members.
Even if you do not make a purchase on our site or register for an event, we have the ability to track your usage of our website, including what pages you visit, what products you view, and the third-party sites that led you to our site. This information is not used to track information about individuals, but is used at an aggregate level to customize our site, improve the online experience, and plan outreach. When you browse our online website, we also automatically receive your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
Please be careful about what personal information you disclose in this way.
It is possible to view the Port City Young Professional website without providing any personal details. However, without registering your details you will not be able to become an official member of PCYP.
We may use an analytics service provider for service usage analysis and reporting. Analytics service providers generate statistical and other information about usage by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to the website/app may be used to create reports about the use of the website/app and the analytics service provider will store this information.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US?
We may use your information in the following ways:
- to ensure that our website is delivered in the most effective manner for you and your computer;
- to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
- to provide customer service to you in relation to your use of the website, to deal with enquiries and complaints relating to the use of the website and to notify you about any changes to our service;
- to administer, support, improve, optimize and develop our website;
- to produce reports which may be used, sold or published by us at our sole discretion provided that any data or reports will be anonymized and not refer to any individual user of the website;
- for internal marketing and demographic studies to improve the products and services that we provide;
- and for security purposes.
We may also use your information to provide you with our email notifications, newsletters and other marketing communications that either you request from us or which you consent to by opting in when completing a registration form on the website. You may opt out from receiving such marketing communications from us at any time by notifying us in writing, contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or, alternatively, by following the procedure to ‘unsubscribe’ that is specified in the email that you receive.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
You should note that information posted on the public elements of the website/app may be visible by users of the website/app throughout the world. You should therefore be careful when submitting information about yourself to the website.
If you send a text message, instant message, or any direct type messaging to a PCYP Leadership Team member or PCYP Ambassador, you consent for that person to reply to you and that your conversation or phone number may be stored on their device. You understand that their device may not be secure and assume all liability.
We may disclose your personal information to Facebook Inc in order to fulfill the Services. You can review Facebook’s Terms of Service here.
THIRD PARTY SITES
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
In common with a number of other websites, the data that we collect from you may be transferred to a cloud service provider which has data servers which are based outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer and the storing and/or processing of your personal data on these servers.
Appropriate security measures will be adopted to protect your information from access by unauthorized persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. However, you acknowledge that data transmission over the internet is inherently unsecure and that we cannot guarantee the security of data you send over the internet.
Your information will only be held for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires or permits.
Port City Young Professionals does not currently retain credit card numbers internally. Instead, our online store processes payments with Thrivecart.com using Paypal.com or Stripe,com to process the transaction. We require them to treat your personal information in at least as secure a manner as we do. For instance, we require that they store your data on a secure server behind a firewall and that they encrypt your credit card data in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our online store and its service providers.
You can read more about Thrivecart’s policies here.
ACCESSING YOUR INFORMATION
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
PCYP does not offer refunds of any kind unless stated beforehand in a written document, signed by Founder, Jenna Curry.
Payment for membership dues is due at the time of application ($35) or at the beginning of your renewal year ($25) and will be charged automatically to the card on file. A notice via email will be given prior to the renewal charge transaction. Dues are only refundable in the event the member was not intending on renewing their membership.
PCYP does not offer refunds on any sponsorships or advertising.