The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association's Privacy Policy


Thank you for visiting the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA) website.  We appreciate your interest in PCPA.  Because we share your concern about privacy, we are sharing our methods of information collection, information use practices, and user options here.  This Privacy Policy applies to information collected at our website,

Privacy Policy dated February 3, 2010.

Use of Cookies

We do not use cookies.  Cookies are small files placed on your computer from a website to store and track what you are viewing when you visit the website.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

During your visit to, our site’s operating system automatically records using click-stream data and http protocol elements, without cookies, which includes the following information:

1.Your internet service domain name.

2.Your operating system and browser information.

3.The date and time you visited the site and the web pages you viewed.

4.If you viewed our website as the result of a link from another website.

This information is used to aid staff in designing the site and evaluating promotion efforts. The information is utilized in terms of totals and not reviewed individually.  This information is not shared with any outside agencies, but used internally and is not considered personally identifiable.

Collection and Use of Personal Information of Members

PCPA collects and uses personal information provided by members of our association for the purposes outlined below.  Personal information is defined as specific identifying information such as name, mailing address, email address, etc.  This Policy explains how we use this information and under what circumstances it may be disclosed to others.

1.Membership Information – PCPA members may update their personal membership information online via the Membership Directory.  This area is password protected and maintained via Wild Apricot, a paid online membership service provider.  The information collected via Wild Apricot is distributed to PCPA on a routine basis for record keeping purposes.  The information derived is also used for demographic evaluation, targeted information disbursement, promotion and advertising, billing, marketing, record keeping, and occasionally sold to third parties for advertising purposes.  You may choose to not provide this contact information to PCPA.  However, doing so will not allow us to maintain your membership, register you for training classes, process information requests, or generally conduct business.

2.Bulletin Board – The information provided is in a secure area under the control of Wild Apricot, our paid online membership service provider.

3.Event Registration Forms – The information collected is for internal registration planning purposes only and not shared with any other Agencies.

Links to Other Sites

The information contained in this Privacy Policy applies only to the PCPA website and not to any other site, whether linked via our website or otherwise recommended.

Amendments and Consent to this Privacy Policy

PCPA retains the right and obligation to update this Privacy Policy at any time.  By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of information as described.  Please note the date at the top of the Policy to ensure you are reviewing the most recent published Policy