Privacy Policy for the NJ Registry for Childhood Professionals Serving Children Birth Through Age Thirteen Offered by Professional Impact NJ

The following is Professional Impact NJ’s privacy policy. Individuals that view this website and/or submit information to this website consent to the terms of our privacy policy.

Purpose
This policy was created to describe the practices and procedures utilized by Professional Impact NJ related to information gathering, dissemination of information, privacy and security in connection with this website.

Definitions
For purposes of this privacy policy, the following term(s) shall have the meanings indicated below:
"Personal information" means any information that may identify you such as, but not limited to, your name, address, phone number, social security number, or employment history. 
"Our", "us" or "we" means Professional Impact NJ and/or its employees.
"You" or "your" means you in your capacity as an individual user of this website.

Information Gathered by Professional Impact NJ
The NJ Registry requires you to provide personal information during the application process in order to understand your professional development needs and to assist you with career development opportunities. Personal information will be used to provide you with notices from our training calendar. If any of your personal information changes, it is your responsibility to notify our office in writing.

Your social security number is requested in this application based on the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 405 and N.J.S.A. 44:10-76, as a means of identification for our internal records and other State databases. Except for scholarship and certain other quality initiative program applicants, provision of your social security number is voluntary and membership in the NJ Registry for Childhood Professionals will not be denied if you refuse to furnish it. If provided, your social security number is not visible to NJ Registry staff and will not be used to verify your identity when calling our office.

Provision of your salary/wage data is optional in the NJ Registry. If provided, your salary/wages are not visible to NJ Registry staff. Salary and wages are only used in aggregate to look at general data, such as the average salary of a particular group of participants, etc.

Security
Once Professional Impact NJ receives your personal information it is transmitted through a secure protocol over the internet by utilizing an SSL encrypted security certificate dedicated to pinjregistry.org. Information for the NJ Registry for Childhood Professionals is then stored electronically on a server in a secure, monitored Network Operations Center.

In order to further enhance the security of your information in the NJ Registry, we have added three "security questions" for you to answer when you log into your NJ Registry profile. Your responses to these security questions will be visible to NJ Registry staff and will be used to verify your identity when you call our office. You may view and edit your responses to the security questions in your NJ Registry profile any time under "My Tools and Settings," "My Security Questions."

Your security and privacy of information are of utmost importance and among our top priorities. However, we cannot guarantee or warranty the security of the information that you transmit to our website.

Dissemination of Information to Others
Other than the reasons set forth below, we will not distribute your personal information to any third parties including but not limited to marketing companies, unless we have your permission or are required by law. We are required by law to provide governmental entities with general statistical data since we are a State-funded organization. Similarly, general aggregate information is released to researchers. Personal information is not released to these researchers and/or governmental entities.

Links to Other Websites
Our website contains links to websites unrelated to Professional Impact NJ.  Individuals enter these sites and/or provide information to these websites at their own risk. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these websites and our privacy policy does not protect individuals linked to these sites.

Updates to Privacy Policy
Professional Impact NJ may change this policy from time to time without any further notice to you. Please refresh your web browser to ensure you are viewing the current privacy policy.

Questions
If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact the NJ Registry for Childhood Professionals at (908) 737-4293.

DATE OF LAST UPDATE:           March 29, 2014