Privacy Policy

I. Introduction
The Florida Association of Cosmetology & Technical Schools ("FACTS") values the trust and privacy of its members and other supporters. This Privacy Policy sets forth FACTS’s practices regarding: (1) what personal information we collect about you — both online via the FACTS website and offline via traditional, hard copy forms; (2) how we use that information; (3) under what circumstances we disclose it; (4) what choices are available to you regarding such information collection; and, (5) what security we use to protect such information. This Privacy Policy also provides some additional information for users of the FACTS website.

II. Definitions
As used in this Privacy Policy, the following terms have the meanings indicated below:

The term "we" or "us" means FACTS.

A. The term "you" means a current or former FACTS member or other person who has provided personal information to us in connection with obtaining an FACTS services.

B. The term "personal information" means any piece of information that on its own can specifically identify a current or former FACTS member or other person who has provided personal information to us in connection with obtaining FACTS services. This would include, but is not limited to, full name, postal address, e-mail address, social security number, or financial information.

C. The term "FACTS website" means FACTS’s website located at: and any future websites that we may develop.

D. The term "third party" means a legal entity that is separate and independent from FACTS.

E. The term "cookie" means a small file that is placed on your computer that allows a website to store, and sometimes track, information about how you use that website.

F. The term "discussion forum" means an asynchronous website component that enables users to exchange ideas by posting questions and answers on relevant subjects. Discussion forums are also commonly referred to as "discussion groups," "discussion boards," "message boards," "bulletin boards," and "online forums."

III. Personal Information Collected
We may collect personal information about you from the following sources:

A. Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us on your membership application and other FACTS forms — whether online via the FACTS website or offline via traditional, hard copy forms (such as your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, social security number, etc.).

B. Other Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us via the FACTS website.

IV. How We Use That Information
The personal information that FACTS collects about you helps us to efficiently and effectively represent you and provide you with valuable member benefits.

V. Information Sharing
In order to provide you with efficient and effective representation and member benefits, we may share the personal information that we collect about you, as described in Section III above, with third parties that perform services on our behalf.

Additionally, we may share any of the personal information that we collect about you, as described in Section III above, with certain third parties that share our interests or as otherwise permitted by law.

VI. Available Choices
Any personal information that you provide to us is voluntary. FACTS members may update their personal information at any time. For information on how to contact us, please visit the FACTS website at:

If you subscribe to any FACTS-produced electronic newsletter, you may cancel your subscription at any time by following the instructions at the bottom of all such newsletters. If you have any problems canceling such a subscription, please contact us at

VII. Additional Information for Users of the FACTS Web Site
A. Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
If you use the FACTS website, you provide us with certain non-personal information in addition to any personal information that you may voluntarily provide. For example, if you browse the FACTS website or FACTS Intranet or download information, our operating system automatically records the following non-personal information:

1. The Internet domain for your Internet service (such as "" or "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a school domain);

2. The type of browser that you use;

3. The type of operating system that you use (such as Windows or Macintosh);

4. The date and time that you visit the FACTS website the webpages that you view;

5. The address of the previous website that you visited if you linked to us from another website; and

We use the above non-personal information to diagnose technical problems and track user interests so that we can provide content that interests you.

We gather this non-personal information in the aggregate and we may share it in the same manner that we may share personal information, as described in Section V above.

B. External Links
This Privacy Policy applies only to the FACTS website. It does not cover any websites that are linked to or from the FACTS website. These linked-sites will have their own policies and practices which may be different from ours. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the policies and practices of the linked-sites especially if you provide personal information to them.

VIII. Effective Date, Amendments, and Consent to This Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy is effective November 11, 2011. We retain the right to amend or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time for any reason. By joining FACTS or using the FACTS website you consent to the collection, use, and sharing of personal information as we have described herein. If we amend or update our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes online at the FACTS website so that you are always aware of FACTS’s current practices.

IX. Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you can contact FACTS at