Our Commitment to Privacy

The Web sites located at the domain WhyPreplan.org are operated by Precoa, LLC (referred to herein as Precoa, we, our, or us). Except as set forth below, this Web site Privacy Notice (Privacy Notice) applies to all services and sub-sites available under the domain name WhyPreplan.org.

At Precoa, we are sensitive to individuals" concerns about their privacy. Our Privacy Notice was developed as an extension of our commitment to offer WhyPreplan.org as a meaningful place where consumers can learn about the importance of preplanning while also having the opportunity to be connected with a funeral home in their area. The Privacy Notice is designed to assist you (referred to herein as you, your, or user) in understanding how we collect, use, and safeguard the Personal Information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Web Sites for third party products and services.


Policy Scope

This Privacy Notice applies to information collected or gathered through this Web Site only and does not necessarily reflect practices with respect to information collected or gathered through offline means

1. Information we collect or gather


    At this Web Site, we collect only Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us.

    Personal Information includes any information that can be used to contact, identify, or locate you. This information may include your name, , address, phone number, e-mail address, family member information, etc. Personal Information will not be collected from you without your knowledge. You may browse the Web Site without revealing or providing any Personal Information. Providing Personal Information is always voluntary. We provide various forms that can be submitted at your discretion to request information and conduct transactions via the Web Site. On each of the forms, we ask for information necessary to provide you with the information or service provided by the form and possibly certain other information that will assist us in providing better services to you. Information that is required is indicated on each of the forms by an asterisk (*).

    Request a Free How To Guide: You may submit this form to request a free How To Guide for download. You will receive an e-mail confirming your request with an attached file containing the How To Guide. You will also be contacted following the first email communication to confirm you received the How To Guide and to offer more help from the Web Site. You may be contacted additionally regarding your request and may unsubscribe at any time. We do not believe in sending you unwanted information or spamming you.

    Request a Free How To Guide and Help Finding a Funeral Home: You may submit this form to request a free How To Guide for download. You will receive an e-mail confirming your request with an attached file containing the How To Guide and may be contacted by representative of a funeral home in your area via telephone or e-mail regarding your request.

    Share Your Story: You may submit this form to tell us about your experience with preplanning. We may contact you via e-mail or telephone to request more information or permission to share your story with Precoa employees, other customers, and potential customers, or in response to a regulatory or legislative inquiry.

  2. Nonpersonal Information

    Although Precoa does not collect Personal Information from you at the Web Sites unless you provide it voluntarily, we do collect Nonpersonal Information (information that is compiled in anonymous and aggregate form and is not used to locate, contact, or identify you specifically). We have an activity logging feature, which automatically captures Nonpersonal Information regarding site usage, pages viewed, applications used, files downloaded, browser type, the user"s Internet service provider (ISP), and the user"s type of computer operating system. We use Nonpersonal Information only for the purpose of maintaining and improving the Web Sites.

2. Cookies and how the Web Sites use them

We do not use cookies to collect Personal Information.

We want you to know how we use cookies to enhance your experience when visiting our Web Sites. Cookies are small text files sent to a user"s browser for data storage. These cookies allow us to identify that the same party is moving within the Web Sites without having departed to another Web site. Additionally, cookies allow us to determine the Web site, if any, which referred you to our Web Site. The cookies also allow us to enhance your activity and ascertain your site preferences on our Web Sites. Without cookies, some multimedia images and graphics may not display properly, you may not be able to view customizable features like stock quotes, and/or you may have more difficulty navigating through the Web Sites.

By themselves, cookies do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information. Only you can provide that information on our Web Sites, if you choose to do so. We do not use cookies to collect, track, or store personally identifiable information. We never use cookies to track your activity on any third-party Web sites or to send spam.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is received. (Each browser is different, so check the Help menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences). If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings of the Web Site.

3. Disclosure of your information

Disclosure of Personal Information that we collect at the Web Site is subject to our privacy practices and to this Privacy Notice. Accordingly, we will disclose Personal Information to employees, agents, or third parties only as described herein and:

  1. To fulfill a transaction that you have requested on the Web Sites.
  2. As permitted or required by law by regulatory and law enforcement authorities.
  3. To enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions of Use and other agreements.
  4. To protect the rights, property, or safety of Precoa, WhyPreplan.org, visitors to the Web Site, or others.

Precoa, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions on our behalf, such as hosting specific portions of the Web Sites. We may provide your Personal Information to vendors, service providers, and other third parties who assist us in providing the Web Sites, as well as the services and activities provided through the Web Sites. We will only provide the specific and particular Personal Information that a third party needs to perform its function. We require these third parties not to further disclose your Personal Information to any other third party or use it for any other purpose.

If we sell or transfer certain assets or if Precoa or substantially all of its assets are acquired, Personal Information and Nonpersonal Information gathered at these Web Sites may be one of the transferred assets.

4. Security and protection of your information

We take the protection of your Personal Information very seriously. We use technology tools and design our business practices to help ensure that the Personal Information of our customers is properly gathered, stored, and processed. We secure your Personal Information submitted by you by using reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, or accidental loss or destruction. We also work to maintain the security of, and internal and external access to, the Personal Information of our customers through the use of technology and our business practices. However, there are no guarantees that unauthorized access will not occur. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Personal Information that you transmit to us. Unless stated otherwise, Precoa cannot guarantee the security of any data submitted through the Internet by e-mail.

5. Children

The Web Sites are considered general audience Web sites and are not intended to be used by children. The Web Sites are not directed toward children under the age of 13, and we do not use these Web Sites to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. No person under 13 years of age should disclose information on these Web Sites. If you are under 18, you may use these Web Sites only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. You may learn more about protecting children"s privacy by visiting ftc.gov/kidzprivacy. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online to be fully familiar with the Web Sites visited by their children.

6. Sites we link to

If you choose to use any of the links we provide to other companies, sponsors, and other third-party resources, you will be leaving our Web Sites and going to a new Web site. Protection of your privacy at the other sites will be governed by the privacy policy at those Web Sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those sites as well.

7. Changes to this Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Notice and Precoa"s privacy practices from time to time to update industry initiatives, changes in the law or technology, or changes in our practices regarding information collection and use. We will incorporate all material changes to this Privacy Notice and the privacy practices on this page and will post a notice of material changes on the Web Sites. We encourage you to review this page periodically for the most recent version. By continuing to use the Web Sites following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Notice as it may be amended from time to time, in whole or in part, please do not continue using these Web Sites.

8. How we communicate with you

At certain places on the Web Site, we may ask you if you are interested in learning more about preplanning. If you elect to receive additional information, we may use your e-mail address, phone number or mailing address to respond to your inquiry. You may always decline the option of receiving additional information from us. You may opt out of these types of communications from us by sending an e-mail to unsubscribe@whypreplan.org. Please note that additional measures may have to be followed to opt out of mailings and other communications received from agents and third parties who are not employees of Precoa but received your Personal Information by your direct request.

You will not be able to opt out of receiving all types of communication, such as service announcements and administrative messages, as these types of information are a necessary part of your use of the Web Sites. Please note that modification to your Personal Information will not stop communications generated by or on behalf of Precoa before Precoa accomplish the modification of the status of your Personal Information. We reserve the right to retain Personal Information reasonably necessary to appropriately document our business activities, and for archival and record retention purposes.

9. How to contact Precoa with questions or comments regarding WhyPreplan.org

If you have questions or comments about our privacy practices or this Privacy Notice, please e-mail us at support@whypreplan.org, phone us at 1-877-244-0999, or write to us at Precoa, ATTN: WhyPreplan.org Privacy Office, 13221 SW 68th Pkwy, Suite 100 Portland, OR 97223

Last Updated: February 1, 2010