Privacy Policy

By accessing or using the PERS website, you agree to the terms of the PERS Privacy Policy, as outlined below.  If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.  PERS reserves the right to change the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion.  Your use of this site will be subject to the most current version of the Privacy Policy at the time of such use.

Collection of Personal Information

Anonymous Information
Refers to data that cannot be tied back to a specific individual.  PERS collects information sent to the PERS web server via the HTTP Protocol.  Examples of that information include: IP Address, Browser Type, referral data, and platform type.  More examples of this data can be found by accessing the following URL.
http://www.w3.org/Protocols/

PERS collects this information for the purpose of site monitoring and improvement.   You do not need to have an account before PERS can collect this anonymous information.

Personally Identifiable Information
Refers to information that tells us specifically who you are in the PERS information system.   Examples of this information include: Name, Account Number, Organization Name, Organization Number, and all other information referenced by those identifiers.

PERS will collect this information for the purpose of assisting you online, reporting and tracking of internal errors, and auditing of transactions.  You must have an account and have logged into the PERS system before PERS can collect this information.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

PERS will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.   PERS will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies, organizations or people when:

  • We have your consent to share information;
  • We need to share information to provide the service you requested;
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal processes; or
  • We find that your actions violate the PERS Terms of Use.
Cookies

When you visit PERS, you can surf the site anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity.  In order to improve our site, we use "cookies" to track your visit.  A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.   It functions as your anonymous identification card.  It cannot be executed as code, deliver viruses, or read information from your computer.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies.  You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.   Because large portions of our website require an authorization, cookies are not optional.   Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access the secure part of the site.

Updating your personal information

You have the right to access and correct your personal web account information at any time.   Use the "Edit Your Account Page", to view and make changes to your personal web account information.  You may also access and correct your personal information by writing or calling PERS at:

PERS
693 West Nye Lane
Carson City, Nevada 89703
775-687-4200
1-866-473-7768 (toll-free)

PERS Commitment to Security

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

Privacy related complaints

If you believe that PERS has not complied with this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, you may write PERS at the address indicated above.  In your letter, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the Privacy Policy has not been complied with.  We will investigate your complaint promptly.   Please note that if you provide PERS with inconsistent privacy preferences, PERS cannot guarantee that your most recent privacy preference will be honored.  Also, please note that PERS is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-PERS sites to which PERS may provide links.

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