Privacy Policy

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Our Privacy Policy

Last modified: December 17, 2018

Business Professionals of America (“us”, “we”, “our”, or “BPA”) operates the website (the “Site”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Site and the choices you have associated with that data.

Your data is used to provide and improve the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meaning as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from

Information Usage:

We may use aggregate information (information that does not personally identify you) that is collected on this Site in order to improve the Site and for our market research activities. For example, we may share information (including individual answers to questions you answer on our Site or through our emails) with our affiliates and business partners in an aggregate, anonymous form, which means that the shared information will not contain nor be linked to any information that personally identifies you.

We will only collect, use or retain personal information (such as your name, email address, phone number and other information that specifically identifies you or that is linked to identifiable information about you) that you voluntarily provide to us through Site registration, subsequent Site interactions, email or other forms of communication with us. We will only collect, use or retain your personal information for the following reasons: (1) internally at BPA to directly contact you regarding the service or respond to your questions sent to us; (2) to compile the aggregate information described above; (3) to provide you with information, such as updates to this Site, that we think may be of interest to you; (4) we may merge your personal information, along with any other information you may provide to us at any time and/or any other information that we may receive about you from any sources, online or offline, at any time; (5) to share it with our affiliates; or (6) if required to release personal information because of a court order, government agency or by law; or (7) if you are an educator that has opted in to receive updates, you might be contacted by Business Professionals of America, Inc. via the Register My Chapter system, The Source, or other similar mechanisms.

Information that is posted publically to the Site is open access and can be used by any party for outreach per public domain. Refer to our Member List Policy for full detail and information

Tracking & Cookies:

We reserve the right to utilize cookie technology. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain various types of information, including a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited. We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity of our Site, enhance your experience on our Site, to determine user traffic patterns and for other purposes such as website customization and usage.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

Example of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Site.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Child Privacy:

Our Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site or on or through any of its features or otherwise register on the Site, make any purchases through the Site, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Site or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us via our online form.

Information Outside of the United States:

The Site may be stored and processed in the United States and is intended only for users located in the United States. If you are a resident of or located in European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please do not use the Site or provide any information to us or otherwise through the Site. Be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Site or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer and processing of information in the United States.


The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Site. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Though we make reasonable efforts to protect the security of your information and our system, no transmission via the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, you assume that risk by using our Site or responding to our emails.

Links to Other Website:

This Site contains links to other websites. Note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another website that Business Professionals of America does not control. BPA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. BPA encourages you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information, as these sites have privacy policies that differ from ours. BPA is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or websites linked to these web pages. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.

Changes to Policy:

We reserve the right to change, add, or remove portions from this Policy at any time. However, if any change involves a plan to use your personal information in a way that differs from this Policy, we will first send you an email and/or provide a pominent notice on our Site.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Site.

  • Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Service Providers:

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Terminating Membership:

If you provided with your e-mail address and/or postal address, you may receive periodic communications from us via The communications will provide information on membership resources, competitive events, Torch Awards, BPA Cares, scholarships or other membership/organization related news. If you no longer wish to be a registered member of Business Professionals of America and the website or participate in any of the programs or services provided through your student membership, you may request that your personal information be removed from our list of active members at any time by following the "opt-out" procedures in our email or by visiting Opt Out. Failure to follow the procedures we have provided could delay the removal of your information.

We will promptly process your request; however, there may be a gap between the time when we receive your request and the time when we are able to remove your information from all scheduled communications and lists for active members as ALLOWABLE BY LAW. Therefore, you may receive another email after requesting to be removed from such lists before the request is eventually processed as allowable by law.

Site Privacy Conditions:

Use of this Site is governed by the stipulations set forth in the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Your use, or access, of the Site constitutes your agreement of the Privacy provisions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE PRIVACY POLICIES, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us by:

Effective date: December 17, 2018

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