Pittsburgh Ski Club Privacy Policy

Pittsburgh Ski Club will make every effort to protect your privacy. We will never share or sell your personal information with others. You explicitly acknowledge that your Member Profile, including address and phone number(s), and your bio (if provided) are publicly viewable by the membership. If you provide an E–mail address, you have the ability to hide it from the membership at large; but not from certain administrators and officers who need the information for legitimate contact purposes.

We may ask you to provide your birth year for demographic purposes only. This information is never visible to other members (except certain officers of the Club). We will never ask you for inappropriate personal information such as race, creed or social security number; for which we have no legitimate use.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about yourself or your children in any linked website. Pittsburgh Ski Club does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any linked sites and, therefore, Pittsburgh Ski Club specifically disclaims any liability with regard to your participation in these linked sites.

Your optional participation in website surveys is completely anonymous. The club does not retain specific information about your vote. We only get counts aggregated from all survey participants and only the participant’s IP address is stored to prevent multiple votes. IP addresses are discussed in greater detail below.

If your computer is configured to accept “Cookies”, the PittsburghSkiClub.org website will place a cookie on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are small files that our website places on your computer to store information about your preferences and your logon credentials. The sole purpose of the cookie is to provide you with a richer interactive experience with the website. We will never collect personal or sensitive information from your computer. You may set your browser to prevent the placement of cookies on your computer; but doing so may prevent you from logging on and may disable some of the website functionality. The “Cookie” and its stored information are destroyed when you log out.

An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a series of four numbers between 0 and 255 separated by periods. For example, the IP address for this website is An IP address is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you connect to a network; whether it is a private network or the network of your ISP (Internet Service Provider – i.e. Comcast, Verizon, MSN, etc.). The web servers that control the Internet use this IP address to uniquely identify your computer. That is how the server knows where to send the web page that you requested. We may use IP addresses to track and report aggregate information about the use of the website, for security purposes or to enforce compliance with this website’s policies.

This website may use “clear gifs” (also known as web beacons or web bugs). Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. Unlike cookies, which are stored on your computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded in certain web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence, making them nearly invisible.

For your protection, your credit card information is not stored on our website. Any credit transactions you engage in are processed either directly by the credit provider (i.e. PayPal) or through a gateway (i.e. Visa, MasterCard, etc.). All credit transactions are transferred to a secure server and take place over an encrypted tunnel. When this happens, you will see the website address in the top of your browser change from “http” to “https”. The “s” stands for “secure”. Never give any credit card information over connections that aren’t secure.

However, in our sole discretion, we may release any information about you without your consent to any investigating party should you be accused of any legal wrongdoing. In some instances, we may be required by law to release such information.