Terms of Use-Privacy Policy

The PF Independent Franchisee Council (PFIFC) has created this terms of use, site policy and privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to providing useful information to our members while protecting their privacy. The following discloses our gathering and dissemination practices for this website and our organization.
Collection and Use of Information: PFIFC may provide on its website or in publications certain membership application forms, registration forms, order forms, and other requests for information. Such requests may require you to give us contact information (like your name and email address), financial information (like your credit card numbers), and demographic information (like your address, zip code or regional preferences). We use contact information from such forms to send you information about our organization, or other member organizations, and will not allow other member organizations to do the same. We use the contact information to deliver products and services. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services ordered. Membership information is used in accordance with our membership agreements and bylaws. Member’s contact information is also used to contact the individual when necessary. Official member’s name and address is made available to other members in a contact list. Select members may have access to additional contact information such as telephone numbers, facsimile numbers and email addresses. PFIFC will not make contact information available to third parties. Members control whether or not their name is made available to other members.

IP Address, Cookies and Other Technology: We use your Internet Protocol (IP) address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information. We use cookies and other technology to record session information and to track a user’s path through our websites. This enables us to respond to any problems with our service and to offer a more personalized service.

Links: This site contains links to other sites. PFIFC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Webmaster: Our site is developed, hosted and maintained by a third party who has access to all information on this site. This third party is responsible for maintaining the privacy described in this statement on behalf of PFIFC. The third party retains no rights or privileges associated with the information (i.e. cannot distribute, sell, exchange the information collected).

Surveys: Our online surveys may ask visitors for contact information (like their email address). The user’s contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary.

Forums: This site may make forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. The website may have both “members only” (password-protected) forums and “non-members” forums. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas may become public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Security: This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The physical devices running this site are located in a secure facility. A high-strength firewall protects our database from outsiders. Access to many areas of our site is password protected. We use Secure Socket Layers (SSL) to encrypt sensitive data you send us. All credit card transactions are handled by a reputable third party banking and processing institution. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize a customer’s credit card and process the order.

Members who are the individuals designated by their company as being in charge of their company’s membership in PFIFC may not opt out of communications, as receiving this information is an integral part of membership. Such individuals should contact their member companies if they do not wish to serve in this role.

Receipt of Revenues: From time to time, PFIFC may enter into agreements with other members or partners, or with third parties, vendors or suppliers, that seek to provide products or services to PFIFC members. In connection with such agreements, PFIFC may receive revenues, funds, commissions, or marketing or promotional allowances, if PFIFC members purchase products or services from such other members, partners, third parties, vendors or suppliers. Any revenues, funds, commissions, or marketing or promotional allowances received by PFIFC from such other members, partners, third parties, vendors or suppliers shall be utilized for the benefit of PFIFC members, including to offset the costs of the educational and professional development programs and seminars offered by PFIFC, and various advocacy efforts being undertaken by PFIFC, on an annual basis. By becoming a member of PFIFC, this will confirm that you acknowledge and agree that PFIFC may receive revenues, funds, commissions, or marketing or promotional allowances, if PFIFC members purchase products or services from such other members, partners, third parties, vendors or suppliers, and have no objection to PFIFC using the revenues for the benefit of PFIFC members.

Additional Terms and Conditions: Our members or visitors to this website may be required to agree to or sign non-disclosure agreements, license agreements, terms of use, and other terms and conditions, as a condition of visiting the website or receiving products and services from PFIFC. In the event of any conflict with such other terms and conditions and this Privacy Policy, such other terms and conditions shall prevail.

Notification of Changes: If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Content: PF Independent Franchisee Council and its affiliates (“PFIFC” or “we”) provides its content on this Web site (the “Site”) subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”). We may periodically change the Terms, so please check back from time to time. These Terms were last updated on June 9, 2019. By accessing and using this Site, you agree to these Terms.

Copyrights: All content and functionality on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, and images and the selection and arrangement thereof, is the exclusive property of PFIFC or its licensors and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. “Planet Fitness” and the Planet Fitness logo are registered trademarks owned by Pla-Fit, Inc. PFIFC is not an affiliate of Pla-Fit, Inc. To contact Pla-Fit, Inc. visit www.planetfitness.com

Use of Site Content: PFIFC hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license for the term hereof to access and download, display, and print one copy of the content and functionality displayed on the Site (the “Site Content”) on any single computer solely for your internal, business use, provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Site Content without PFIFC’s prior written consent.

User Postings: You acknowledge and agree that PFIFC shall have the unrestricted right to use, publish, and otherwise exploit any and all information that you post or otherwise publish in the Adaptive Design wiki section of the Site and otherwise, and you hereby waive any claims against PFIFC for any alleged or actual infringements of any rights of privacy or publicity, moral rights, or rights of attribution in connection with PFIFC’s use and publication of such submissions. You covenant that you shall not post or otherwise publish on the Site any materials that (a) are threatening, libelous, defamatory, or obscene; (b) would constitute, or that encourage conduct that would constitute, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate law; (c) infringe the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third parties; (d) contain a computer virus or other destructive element; (e) contain advertising; or (f) constitute or contain false or misleading statements. PFIFC does not and cannot review all information posted to the Site by users and is not responsible for such information. However, PFIFC reserves the right to refuse to post and the right to remove any information, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason.

Disclaimers: THE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT PFIFC IS NOT HEREIN ENGAGED IN RENDERING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SERVICES TO YOU. ALL CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PFIFC AND ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OWNERSHIP, ACCURACY, OR ADEQUACY OF THE SITE CONTENT. PFIFC SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON LINKED WEB SITES, CONTAINED IN ANY USER SUBMISSIONS PUBLISHED ON THE SITE, OR PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. NEITHER PFIFC NOR ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR FOR LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY.

No Endorsements: PFIFC does not endorse or recommend any organizations, commercial products, processes, or services. A sponsor on PFIFC’s Web site is paying to advertise, it is not to be considered a product or service endorsement by PFIFC.

Governing Law; Jurisdiction: These Terms are governed by the laws of Georgia without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof.