Web Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy, which serves both as an Internet Privacy Policy and as an Internet privacy policy statement (both of which are described in the Code of Virginia § 2.2-3803.B), explains how we collect, use, disclose, and secure personal information we obtain about you through our website at www.erfcpension.org (the “Website”). The terms “ERFC,” “we,” “our,” and “us” all refer to the Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC).

The following is intended to explain ERFC’s current Internet privacy practices but shall not be construed as a contractual promise. ERFC reserves the right to amend its Internet privacy policy statement at any time without notice.

Information Collection

Virginia law requires that public bodies such as ERFC not collect personal information about citizens unless it is required to provide services for the citizens. When personal information is collected, it must be protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, and ERFC is required to provide a prescribed procedure by which individuals may learn the purpose for which information has been recorded and how the agency will use and disseminate it.

In General

ERFC does not capture personal information about any visitor to its site without their permission. When you browse the Website without logging on to any of the interactive online services, you do so anonymously. Personal information, such as your name, address, phone number, or email address, is not collected as you browse.

ERFC employs Google Analytics on the Website. Google Analytics uses a first-party cookie and JavaScript code to collect information about visitors to this site, in adherence to Google’s own privacy policy. Information, such as your internet domain name and IP address, Internet protocol number, browser type, and date and time of your visit, the pages you visited, and the web address of the website from which you linked to the Website, is automatically collected but not tied to your personal identity. ERFC uses this information to help ERFC improve the Website and its content and understand how visitors use ERFC web pages.

Use of Cookies

In certain applications, user information is stored as cookies, which are then sent back and stored on your hard drive. Cookies allow us to save the information that you input while progressing through an online transaction. If your browser is not configured to accept cookies, you will still be able to access the information on the website, but you may not be able to complete many of the online transactions. No user information is gathered through cookies except for that needed to run the specific application.

Opting Out of Data Collection

We allow Google Analytics to use its cookies to track interactions of visitors on the Website and provide us with aggregated data analytics regarding how the Website is used. The cookie is used to store information such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Some browsers will indicate when a cookie is being sent and allow you to decline cookies on a case-by-case basis. In addition to declining cookies, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on in your browser, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about your website visits.

Online Transactions

Personal information that you provide to ERFC is safeguarded according to the laws of Virginia.

Personal information required either by law or in order for ERFC to provide a requested service is subject to the requirements for administering information systems as established in the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act, Chapter 38 of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia. Personal information is only requested at the Website when needed to complete various transactions with ERFC online and for ERFC to deliver the requested services. ERFC only collects, retains, and uses personal information when it believes it is essential, and allowed by law, to conduct business and provide products and services. Should you not want to provide the requested personal Information, ERFC will not be able to provide you with online services.

Contacting Us

When visiting the Website, ERFC encourages you to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. The information provided is used solely to respond to your inquiry. Personal information that you provide to ERFC is safeguarded according to the laws of Virginia.

Information Access

Any personal information that is collected and retained by ERFC is maintained in compliance with the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act, Chapter 38 of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia. ERFC does not share, sell, or trade email addresses, information collected on surveys, or any other information about you to any entity except as provided for or required by the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Act, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (“VFOIA”), Chapter 37 of Title 2.2, or other applicable law and regulation. Under VFOIA, any records in ERFC’s possession at the time of a VFOIA request might be subject to being inspected by or disclosed to members of the public, unless VFOIA specifically allows ERFC to keep the records confidential. If necessary, ERFC may disclose personal information if it has reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against an individual who attempts, even unintentionally, to access ERFC information without authorization or to disrupt the Website.


ERFC maintains security standards and procedures regarding unauthorized access to personal information to prevent unauthorized removal or alteration of data. When you browse public areas of the Website, none of your personal information is captured or stored by ERFC. ERFC protects its records in accordance with its obligations as defined by applicable Virginia statutes, including, but not limited to, the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, and by any applicable federal laws.

Information Accuracy and Your Rights

ERFC has established procedures to ensure that information is as accurate and current as is practicable to enable ERFC to conduct business with you. You have the right to review any record that ERFC maintains about you in order to verify its accuracy. You may do this by contacting us at erfc_webmaster@fcps.edu or 703-426-3900 (Choose Option #3).

Accessibility Policy

The Educational Employees’ Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) strives to provide a website that is accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of ability, age, or functional limitation. This website aims for conformance to the standards for Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act that address web accessibility for people who have visual, hearing, motor, or speech disabilities.

Although we seek to comply with Section 508 Standards, our website may include documents that are not fully accessible. In these instances, contact us at erfc_webmaster@fcps.edu or 703-426-3900 (Choose Option #3) to request an accessible format.

Translate Web Pages

The ERFC website is being translated primarily through "machine translation" using Weglot.

As with any machine translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not fully convert text into its intended meaning. ERFC cannot guarantee the accuracy of the converted text nor are we liable for any resulting issues.


If you have suggestions for improving the accessibility of this website or the information it contains, please contact our webmaster at erfc_webmaster@fcps.edu or 703-426-3900 (Choose Option #3).



ERFC provides this website as a convenient method for members and the public to obtain information about the benefits and services provided by ERFC. Every effort is made to ensure that all information appearing here is timely and accurate. However, this information is subject to change and ERFC will not be held responsible for any errors.

In the event of any conflict between the information presented on the Website and ERFC Plan Documents governing retirement benefits, the Plan Documents will prevail. The Fairfax County School Board may adopt changes to ERFC Plan Documents periodically. ERFC administers a defined benefit qualified under section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, which also is subject to change.

ERFC also provides links to websites that are not controlled, maintained, or regulated by ERFC, and, as such, ERFC is not responsible for the content of those websites. Use of information obtained from those websites is voluntary, and reliance on that information should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy. Reference at those websites to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or preference by ERFC. ERFC tries to screen all sites included on its website but cannot control the content they possess.

Copyright Notice

ERFC holds the copyright for the pages, materials, and screens featured on the Website. Visitors may download any material from this Website for personal, non-commercial use. No materials may be reproduced for profit or used without the permission of ERFC. The ERFC and ERFCDirect logos are trademarks of ERFC and may not be used without permission.

For permission to use ERFC material, please contact erfc_webmaster@fcps.edu or 703-426-3900 (Choose Option #3).

Changes to Web Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Web Policy, including the Privacy Policy and Accessibility Policy. Whenever we decide to change this Policy, notice of the change will be posted on the Website for a reasonable period of time or provided to you using other means. Nevertheless, you should review the Web Policy, including the Privacy Policy, from time to time to be sure you are aware of the most recent version.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented in this Web Policy, contact the ERFC Webmaster at erfc_webmaster@fcps.edu or 703-426-3900 (Choose Option #3).