Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the Patient Advocate Certification Board.

Our work covers standards, best practices, ethics, and certification for health and patient advocates in the United States and Canada.

Our website address is: https://pacboard.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any other individual or entity. Your personal information will be used only by the PACBoard.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you sign up for an email notice, we will retain your information as long as we continue to email and you don’t opt-out of notices, or your email doesn’t bounce.  You may opt-out of any notices at any time. Alteratively, you may email us at:  admin@pacboard.org and request to be removed from our list.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

You may contact us at any time at admin@pacboard.org