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PBA Cookie Notice

This Cookie Notice supplements the Professional Beauty Association (“PBA”) Website Privacy Policy at https://www.probeauty.org/privacy-policy.

1. Cookies – What Are They and How Do We Use Them?

Cookies enable certain features on our website, including recognizing you when you log in. Cookies do not by themselves show the identity of any user. We use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about the use of our website in order to make it function effectively and also to improve our website visitors’ experience when they browse our website. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is sent to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer (or Internet enabled device) when you visit a website. Session cookies are temporary cookie files that are erased from your device when you close your browser. Persistent cookies are cookie files that stay in one of your browser's subfolders after you close your browser.

2. Blocking Cookies

You do not have to accept all of the cookies used by our website. Certain cookies are strictly necessary for the performance of our website. Others enhance the functionality of our website; if you reject those cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features of this website. Your browser may be configured to allow you to refuse or delete cookies or to be notified when a cookie is stored on your device. To change your web browser settings for cookies, you can follow the instructions in the help section of your web browser or visit allaboutcookies.org.

3. What Do We Collect?

We use the following types of cookies on our website:
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.  You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Functional Cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization for you. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly. For example, you will not be recognized if you log in as a registered site user.

Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertising on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

4. Links to Other Sites

Our Privacy Policy only covers our website. Our website, newsletters, email updates and other digital communications may contain links to and from other third-party websites. When you click on these links, you are exiting our website, and the personal data that you may provide through such third-party websites is not subject to our privacy policy or cookie policy. If you follow any link to a third-party website, please note that that website will have its own privacy policy and cookie notice. We recommend that you check the privacy policy and cookie notice of each website you visit. Some of these third party websites may use applications that track your online activities across different websites and platforms over time.

5. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics works using cookies. Google Analytics cookies collect your IP address; however, because IP anonymization is used on this website, your IP address will be shortened (and therefore anonymized) as soon as technically possible and before it is stored or otherwise used in connection with Google Analytics. We use the information collected by Google Analytics cookies to find out about how visitors use our website. Google will not combine the IP address sent by your browser in connection with Google Analytics with other data. You can prevent Google Analytics cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at google.com.

6. Other Information

Any personal data that we collect from the application of cookies are stored on servers that are hosted by our third-party provider in the United States. Our website and offices are located and operated in the United States. The privacy and data protection laws in the United States may differ from those of other countries. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that the information that we collect from you will be transferred to and processed, stored and used in the United States. Please visit our Privacy Policy for additional information about our privacy and data protection practices.