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Be Pro. Be Proud. Initiative Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Be Pro Be Proud, Inc., an Arkansas nonprofit corporation (“Be Pro”) collects, uses, protects and shares personal information of users of its website, (the “Site”) and the choices users have with respect to their personal information we manage. 

Through the Site and our in-person events where we may direct attendees to our Site, Be Pro provides a platform to connect high school students with technical professional programs and potential technical professional employers (“Services”).  By using the Service and accessing the Site, you acknowledge that you accept the privacy policies and practices set forth herein. If you do not accept these policies and practices, then you should not use the Service.

This Privacy Policy talks about our collection, use and retention of user information.  A “User” is a person who accesses our Site and from whom we may collect, retain and process “User Data”, which includes personally identifiable information and other information as explained more fully in this policy.  “Personally identifiable information” or, as we use in this policy “personal information”, can mean a lot of things, like your name, but broadly means information that identifies you, relates to you, describes you, or that reasonably can be linked to you.  Anonymous, aggregate, or statistical information that cannot identify you is not included as personally identifiable information.

We work with others to provide information about technical professional programs and potential employment opportunities.  We call these companies and organizations “Partners” in this policy and they provide us funding to provide our Services. We want you to be aware that when your information is shared with Partners as we describe in this policy, your information may be subject to additional privacy terms with those third-parties with whom the information is shared.

What We Collect & How We Use It

We respect your information, and our goal is to collect as little user information as possible while still providing a quality service and opportunities to you.  We receive and store information about you in a range of ways and the information you provide to us varies depending on your purpose in interacting with our Services.  

Most guests of our site provide information in the following ways:

Information You Give Us. When you join Be Pro, we collect information from you that helps identify you, including your name and your email address, telephone number, and your address.  We collect these so that we can provide a way for our sponsors to contact you.  We also collect your birth year to help us confirm your age.  

We collect other demographic information, like your race, ethnicity and gender that you may choose to provide us on our Site.  This information is not required for your enrollment, but helps us learn statistical information about our Users.

We also collect information about your education, like the name of your school and your graduation year, and your interests related to our Services, like your potential interests in training providers, technical careers, and job interests.  We collect this information so that we can connect you to relevant training providers and employers from our Partners.  If you indicate you are interested in events, we may also provide you information about future events and opportunities that align with the information you’ve provided us.

Information We Get From Others. We may get information about you from other sources, like your teachers. This information may include personally identifiable information, such as your name and your age, along with other information, like your interests.  We may add this information to information we get from our Site.  

Information Automatically Collected. We automatically log information about you and your computer or device. For example, when visiting our Site, we log IP address, date and time of access, location information, browser information, operating system information and information about your use of and actions on our Site. In some instances, this can be used to identify you.  

While you use the Site, we also collect information related to how you interact with us, such as your path through our Site.  This information allows us to update our services and learn how we can better equip the Site to serve you.  Finally, we may receive information from you, like a confirmation, when you open emails from us.  This confirmation helps us make our communications with you more interesting and helps us improve communications.

Cookies. We may log information using "cookies." Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site.     This type of information is collected to make the Site more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs.  Cookies are useful in keeping you signed in to our Site.   

You may set your browser or device not to accept cookies. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Sharing of Personal Information

We do not sell or trade your personal information with others, but we are funded by our Partners, which are technical programs and skilled trade employers.  We provide our Partners personal information with your consent as part of our Services to provide you connections with our Partners.  We have written agreements with all of our Partners that have access to your personal information that require everyone with access to your personal information to maintain it securely and confidentially.

Our Partners are listed on our website by state, but if you wish to have list of our Partners, that can be provided to you be emailing

We may additionally share personal information as follows with our Partners and third parties:

  • If you are participant in at one of our events, we may share location-related personal information as a result through our social media.  Your participation in an event constitutes your consent to disclosure of personal information in connection with such event. 
  • We may share aggregate, statistical, or anonymous data (including data that has had personally identifying characteristics, like your name or address, removed) with third parties for research purposes or to promote our Services with potential new Partners or educational organizations. 
  • We may share personal information when we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.
  • We may share personal information for legal, protection, and safety purposes.
    1. We may share information to comply with laws.
    2. We may share information to respond to lawful requests and legal processes.
    3. We may share information to protect the rights and property of Be Pro, our agents, customers, and others. This includes enforcing our agreements, policies, and terms of use.
    4. We may share information in an emergency. This includes protecting the safety of our employees and agents, our Users, or any person.
  • We may share information with those who need it to do work for us. 

Storage of Information

Your information collected through the Site is processed in the United States, where Be Pro maintains its offices. If you are based in the United States and use our Site, you consent to have your data processed by Be Pro in the United States. 

Be Pro maintains strict administrative, technical and physical procedures to protect information processed via our servers. Access to information is limited (through user/password credentials) to those employees who require it to perform their job functions. We use industry-standard technology, including but not limited to data encryption and physical access controls to safeguard the information we collect from you.

We maintain your information after you provide it to our Site.  We will delete all of your personal data if you request us to do so by emailing us at 

Your Information Choices & Changes

Our marketing emails tell you how to “opt-out.” If you opt out, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about your account and our business dealings with you.

You may send requests about personal information to our Contact Information below or to You can request to change contact choices, opt-out of our sharing with others, and update your personal information through contacting us at

Information for Visitors from California & Outside of the U.S. 


If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, visit our California Privacy Notice.


If you are a Virginia resident, Virginia law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your Virginia privacy rights, visit our Virginia Privacy Notice.


We mention above that the Site is hosted in the United States and our headquarters is in the United States. If you are visiting the Site from outside the United States, information we collect about you will be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States in accordance with this Policy and applicable U.S. laws. 

Please note that data protection and other applicable laws of the United States may differ from the data protection or consumer protection laws in your country. By using the Service, you acknowledge and consent to transfer of your information to our facilities as described in this Policy.

For our international customers, any questions or concerns regarding the collected information, use or disclosure of your information should be directed to  Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 


The Be Pro Site is not intended for children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information directly from children without parental consent. When you join the movement through our Site, we notify your parent or guardian with the email you provided to gain approval for your account.   If you are a minor, we will not provide your information to our Sponsors until your parent or guardian confirms your age with us by responding to the email. 

Please contact us at if you believe we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under 13 so that we may delete such data as soon as possible.

Contact Information

We welcome your comments or questions about this privacy policy. You may also contact us at

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Services and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for Be Pro to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Be Pro reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time. We will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site of any material changes to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Services after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy | Last Updated: March 5, 2023