Privacy Policy

Welcome to the website for the Professional Beauty Association ("PBA"), a professional association devoted to advancing the interests of the professional beauty industry. This Privacy Policy pertains to all websites maintained by PBA and our affiliates. By using any of these websites, you consent to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including the way that we collect, use, and share your information, as described below.

Information We Collect

We collect information from you in several ways, including when you provide it to us, such as when you join PBA, register or attend an event or education session, create a user account (profile - referenced as an eMember or Paid Member), sign up for email newsletters, comment on our social media, or otherwise provide us with your information.

Information You Provide to Us

You may provide certain personal information to us, such as your first and last name, email address, mailing address, location information, social media handles, telephone number(s) and other information that you may choose to share with us on your profile or otherwise. We also collect information when you communicate with us, register for an event or for education, place an order, enter a competition, or when you create a user account (profile - referenced as an eMember or Paid Member), including the password that you select (or one that we set, in the case of a password reset). You may also provide us information in your profile or by making postings to our website or other social media.

Photos, Videos & PBA Events

Your image, voice, comments and/or name may be taken in photographs and videos at PBA events or as part of your submissions to PBA or through social media postings.

Automated Information Collection

We may automatically collect certain information when you visit our website, such as your IP address; details about your browser, operating system and device/hardware; your location, if available; the URL that referred you to our website; your activities on our website; and other logging information, including the date and time of your visit. We may use a variety of technologies for such data collection, including web logs, web beacons, clear GIFs, cookies and others.


Please note that we may use "cookies" (or "locally shared objects") – small data files that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive – to collect certain information about you and your use of our website. We may also use cookies to identify your computer when you revisit our website to, for example, recall your login/account information or to track statistical information related to website navigation. We may use both "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies in order to better operate our website and enhance your experience. A session cookie enables certain features of our website and is deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or leave our website. If a portion of our website requires a password, you are giving us explicit permission to use a persistent cookie to manage your access.