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This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for, the website of the Potomac Valley Aquarium Society (PVAS). This privacy notice applies to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared.

  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.


Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the owners of the personally identifiable information collected on this site. We only have access to and collect information that you voluntarily give us via membership forms, email,, the PVAS website or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill club business or respond to a request from you.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you in the future to tell you about club meetings and events, to conduct club business such as collecting and disbursing funds from club auctions or renewing membership, or to communicate changes to this privacy policy. We maintain two email mailing lists: one for PVAS members and one for PVAS friends. Members generally receive email announcements monthly, and friends quarterly to semi-annually. You can unsubscribe to the newsletter using the links provided at the bottom of the email.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the contact form on our website or at a monthly meeting:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.

  • Change/correct any data we have about you.

  • Have us delete any data we have about you.

  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.


Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.


While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only club officers and directors or members acting in an official capacity who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, conducting a Group Buy or reconciling an All-Day Auction) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment by our website hosting service


If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via the contact form on the PVAS website.

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