The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association adheres to a strict policy of privacy regarding member information. Any information that a member may provide will be held in confidence and will not be used for any purpose other than its intended use.
Information Collection and Use
The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We collect information from our users at several different points on our website.
In order to use this website fully, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name, address, phone number and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest but is also used to verify that they are indeed allowed to be a member of association so that we may mail a UserID and Password to them.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
If you have indicated that you would like more information on Activities/Programs/Groups, we will transfer your contact information as entered on that form to the appropriate group so they can correspond with you. The activity groups have access to the transferred information.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
From time to time, we may use an outside service provider to supply a service to us to better serve you. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.
If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our member newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, address, phone number and email), and demographic information (such as age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. We do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to .
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out section below.
Site and Service Updates
We also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the member directory page or by emailing us at .
Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our registration form has an ‘opt-out’ mechanism so users can keep their email address off of our lists or remove themselves from the directory of members.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from us may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.
Notification of Changes