By accessing the website of the Private Investigators Association of Virginia, Inc. (PIAVA), and/or browsing web pages on the site, you acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions:

To the extent a jurisdiction may require us to designate a principal office and/or single point of contact responsible for this website, PIAVA designates its Fairfax, Virginia address as its principal office and the President of PIAVA as the member of the PIAVA responsible for this website. This site and all of its site materials are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. PIAVA does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of any web site which the user may access through the PIAVA website, and/or which provides links to our website. Information published on this website may change from time to time as the result of a variety of factors. Policy promulgated on this site is also subject to periodic review and may change without notice. Any such change, update, or modification will become effective immediately upon posting of the revised policy on the site. In the event that you have questions regarding this policy or PIAVA, you may contact PIAVA by U.S. Mail at P. O. Box 1115, Fairfax, VA 22038-1115, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of PIAVA covers the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that may be collected PIAVA when you visit our website. Our privacy policy is simple: We collect no identifying information via our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. By furnishing any information to PIAVA via its website, you expressly consent to the use of that information in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

TYPE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED: We collect information provided by visitors to our website and/or from individuals who communicate with PIAVA by email, fax, the U.S. Mail, telephone and/or in person. This information includes the name and descriptive data pertinent to each individual/entity with whom we have contact. You are not required to provide information to access this website.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION: A portion of our website enables you to voluntarily submit information through the use of electronic mail messages (e-mail). Any information you provide in an email may be used by PIAVA to respond to you or to fulfill a business purpose associated with the activities of PIAVA. In order to respond to your communication(s), it may be necessary for us to share information that you provide with authorized individuals to process your request, to validate your qualifications for membership in PIAVA, or to respond to a request from a governmental entity. PIAVA will not sell, rent, trade, or lease your personal information for marketing purposes. We disclose personal information only when we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary: (a) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (b) to fulfill our obligations to our membership; (c) to detect, prevent, or address fraud, or issues involving security, such as abuse of our website or services; or (d) to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of PIAVA, our membership or the public.

LIMITATION UPON THE ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION: PIAVA does not intend to collect information from children who are under the age of 13 in the United States and Latin American countries or who are under the age of 18 in the European Union or countries in the Asian Pacific region. If you do not meet these age limits, you should not provide information on or through this site and should ask your parent or guardian to do so for you. If a child under 13 in the United States or a child under 18 in the European Union or in the Asian Pacific region submits personal information to PIAVA and we learn that that personal information is the information of a child under 13 or 18 in the noted areas, respectively, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible.

NON-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION: During your visit to our site, you may browse through the website or read individual pages on the website. When you do so, our website's operating system may automatically record some general information about your visit, including the following:

  • The type and version of browser
  • The Internet domain for the Internet service assigned to your computer from which you access our site.
  • The date and time you visit our site, and the pages that you visit on our site.
  • The address of the previous website you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website.

We use this information for statistical analysis to help us make our site more useful to visitors.


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