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Privacy Policy

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal data, including personally identifiable information. This privacy policy describes our policies and procedures regarding the use of personal information obtained by the Board of Pensions through Benefits Connect, which is accessible on pensions.org, as well as other websites we manage and control.

Your Consent

By using this website, you consent to our use of your personal information as noted in this privacy policy.

Information Collection and Use

Personal information is collected through Benefits Connect and other Board of Pensions websites to administer the websites, and to provide benefits and related services and information.

The Board of Pensions also contracts with third parties to administer its plans and programs. We may share information provided with these service providers, as needed, to administer plan benefits. We may also use this information to help us manage certain of our programs and services, and to provide you with limited communications about our other products and services that may be of interest to you.

We do not sell your information to third parties.

Benefits Connect Registration

When you register to use Benefits Connect, you must verify your identity by entering the following information:

    • your name
    • Social Security number
    • date of birth
    • ZIP code

You will be asked to set up a user ID and password so that you can access the website securely on future visits. You will be required to provide an email address where we can send you important information, including confirmations of changes to your personal information, such as your password.

We verify your identity to protect information that the Board of Pensions maintains about its members, their families, and their benefits, and to ensure proper administration of plan benefits.

Seminar Registration

When registering for seminars via a Board of Pensions website, you will be asked to provide personal information. To enable us to administer the seminars and plan for future events, such information may include the following:

    • your name
    • email address
    • physical address
    • telephone number
    • payment information

Electronic Contributions

When making e-contributions to the Assistance Program or other programs via a Board of Pensions website, you must provide personal information. That will enable us to accurately process your donation and comply with gift substantiation requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. Such information may include the following:
    • your name
    • email address
    • physical address
    • telephone number
    • payment information

'Cookies' and Other Tracking Technologies

The Board of Pensions websites use “cookies” (small data files stored on your computer) and other tracking technologies to collect information about your visits to our websites. The tracking technologies we use do not capture personal information.

The variety of ways in which the information collected may be used include the following:

  • to monitor and maintain information about your visits to our websites
  • to help us identify and address problems with and improve our websites
  • to analyze Web traffic trends
  • to help protect the security and integrity of our websites

You may set your browser not to accept cookies or to notify you when you receive them, so you can decide whether to accept them.

Be aware that if you do not accept cookies, your experience on our websites may be degraded.

In addition to cookies, the Board of Pensions may use Web beacons, clear GIFs, pixel tags, or other tracking technology for website analytics, such as the collection of your IP address to help the Board of Pensions administer our websites, track traffic patterns, and identify ways to make our websites more useful. With our approval, third parties may collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use this website to perform certain functions on behalf of the Board of Pensions. These companies, such as Google Analytics, will have access to the information needed to perform their functions, but cannot use that information for any other purpose. You may opt out of Google Analytics here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en. The Board of Pensions does not currently respond to Web browser “do not track” signals.

Disclosure

The Board of Pensions may disclose your information if required by law or for the public interest, or in the best interest of the websites and in accordance with the websites’ terms and conditions.

Security

The Board of Pensions maintains physical, administrative, and technical controls to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal information. Access to member information is limited to those who need it to administer your benefits.

We will not contact you by telephone or email seeking personal information, such as your Social Security number, benefits’ provider numbers, or other identifying information. If you receive a message like this, it may be a phishing attempt. Do not click any links or call any telephone numbers provided.

Passwords

To protect your information, we recommend that passwords used to access the websites be complex, i.e., made up of letters and numbers. You should log off of Benefits Connect when finished and close your browser to delete any temporarily stored information.

Do not leave your computer unattended while accessing your benefits. To help protect your information, our system will automatically log you off if there is no browser activity for an extended period of time.

We use a variety of other technologies and processes to protect personal information collected on our websites. For example, encryption technology is used when such information is transmitted.

Unfortunately, no security technology is completely secure. And, please, remember that email is not a secure means of communication.

Children

This website is not intended for use by individuals under age 18. Additionally, the Board of Pensions does not solicit or collect information from individuals under 18.

Links

The website contains links to third-party websites for your convenience. The Board of Pensions is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of websites other than its own. Please review the privacy policy of any website you access through our websites.

Opt-Out

To verify any voluntary information collected about you or to have your personal information removed, please contact us by email at memberservices@pensions.org or regular mail at:

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
2000 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3298

Notice

If we are going to use your personal information in a way that varies from the privacy policy at the time of collection, we will try to contact you via email using the most recent information that we have. If you have not given us permission to contact you, you will not be contacted, and we will not use your personal information in this manner.

Notification of Change

The Board of Pensions reserves the right to modify or change this policy at any time. Any changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this website.

The effective date of this privacy policy is November 28, 2011.

The Benefits Plan, the privacy policy, and the terms and conditions shall be construed and administered in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.