When Information is Collected
The Board of Environmental Health Specialists does not collect or retain personally identifiable information unless a person voluntarily:
- Participates in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an email, participating in a survey or filling in an online form).
- Uses an online service or transaction that requires collection of personally identifiable information.
Choosing not to participate in an activity or service that requests personal information will in no way affect a visitor’s ability to access any other feature of the Board of Environmental Health Specialists’ website.
If personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once it is provided, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.
User names and passwords may be required to access an online service offered by the Board of Environmental Health Specialists. No representative of the Board will ever request a user to reveal their username, password or PIN. Under no circumstances should this information be shared with or disclosed to any other person. However, online systems may offer the built-in capability to securely assist users who have lost or forgotten their password.