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[Adapted and approved on December 14, 2020 by the PCIA Board of Directors.]

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the Peace Corps Iran Association (PCIA) and its  website:  This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by PCIA itself and from various other sources.

This Privacy Policy covers:                                                    

1. How personally identifiable information is collected, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

2. What choices are available to you as to the use of your data.

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

4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.


Information Collection, Use and Sharing

PCIA is the sole owner of the information collected on its website.  PCIA has access to information that was shared with PCIA via email or other forms of contact.  Some information will have been gathered from outside sources such as the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).  We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.   

PCIA will use your information to respond to you regarding any reason you contacted us.  We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.  Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you of any new information or changes to this privacy policy.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you, usually via email, in the future.


Access To and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from PCIA whenever you choose by contacting us via email at  Or, you can write to us at the following address:

Peace Corps Iran Association

2211 SW Park Place

Unit # 902

Portland, OR  97205

You may:

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


  • Request that any of that personal data be changed or corrected.


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



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

Whenever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.  You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser or by 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 PCIA members who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.  The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.



Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on the website.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately, preferably via email:


Registration For Website

In order to take advantage of the services available on the PCIA website, a user must first complete the registration form.  During registration, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address).  This information is used to contact you about any services in which you have expressed interest.  At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but that is not required.



PCIA uses "cookies" on its website.  A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors.  For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site.  Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.  Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information.



PCIA shares aggregated demographic information with our partners.  This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.



This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be cautious when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.



From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary.  You may choose whether to participate or not in disclosing any information.  Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age).  Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of the PCIA web site.