TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Aggregate Data: We gather certain aggregate, de-identified information about the use of the Site, such as the frequency with which you visit the Site and the content that you favor. These statistics are very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use this type of data in aggregate–that is, we look at the data on a collective basis, in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. This data helps us determine the extent to which our users use certain aspects of the Site, which, in turn, enables us to make the Site as appealing as possible. Aggregate data does not contain any personal information about you.
Technology We Use To Gather Data:
Cookies: When you visit the Site, we ask your browser to store small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters known as a cookie. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. If you have chosen to identify yourself on our Site, we use session cookies containing encrypted information to identify you and facilitate your use of the Site. Session cookies are required to access much of the content and services offered on the Site. After you leave our Site and close your browser, a persistent cookie remains. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your help file directions in your web browser. If you refuse our cookies, some features of the Site may not function properly.
Log Files: Our servers automatically record certain information (e.g., web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, URLs, etc.) that your web browser sends whenever you visit our Site.
Web Beacons: We may employ clear GIFs or Web Beacons to track anonymously how users use the Site. We may also use Web Beacons in our emails to track which emails are opened by recipients.
User Provided Information: When you choose to submit personal information to our Site (including name, telephone number, email address, employer) your information is used only for the specific purpose for which it was submitted (for example, to respond to a question you submit to us), unless you consent otherwise or as required by law. In many cases, you choose the amount of information you supply. There may be instances where some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. In such cases, if you do not provide mandatory personal information with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity. We may collect personal information when you:
- Inquire about our products and services;
- Ask that we contact you;
- Sign up for periodic email updates;
- Subscribe to our newsletter;
- Surveys and/or questionnaires;
- Are referred to us through a marketing promotion;
- Participate in a marketing survey, promotion, contest or event; or
- Sign up for the services we offer.
We maintain the data that you provide us in a secure database. To best serve you, we may combine this data with data that is publicly available and data that we receive from other reputable sources.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Research: We may conduct demographic or other research about Site users to determine how our users engage with the Site.
Business Partners: We may provide aggregate information about how our users collectively use the Site to our customers, advertisers, sponsors, and other companies with which we do business (“Business Partners”). This aggregate data does not include any personal information about you.
Third-Party Information Sharing: We do not sell, trade or rent to any unaffiliated third parties your personal information collected on our Site. We may use the anonymous data and the personal information collected through our Site for statistical purposes and for improving the Site, as well as for our marketing purposes, as part of our responses to your questions or requests for information and potentially when sending commercial emails to you. We may engage a third party’s software or services to assist us with these analyses and activities in which case such information may be shared with them for these purposes (e.g., your email address with our outbound email marketing provider, if any).
- We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law or we reasonably believe that such action is necessary;
- To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order;
- To protect our rights and property;
- If the Site, PEGUS or substantially all of our assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information, including personal information, would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party;
- We may also share personal information when assisting in fraud protection or investigation;
- To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Site, products, or services; or
- During emergencies, such as when we believe someone’s physical safety is at risk.
Security Measures: We will take reasonable measures which we believe are appropriate to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction, and, where possible, will ask that any third parties to whom we may transfer your personal information take comparable steps to protect that security. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet or over mobile networks is not completely secure. Although we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of any user information collected, we shall have no liability for disclosure of any user information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized acts of third parties. Email is not a secure form of communication. Please do not send us your credit card number, social security number or any other personal information via email.
Protection for Children – COPPA Compliance: We comply with the requirements of COPPA (the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. Our Site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old. Since information regarding children under the age of 13 is not collected, we do not knowingly distribute personal information regarding children under the age of 13.
Opt Out/Modify Information: If you would like to add your name to our marketing list, request that your name be removed, or correct your current information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your full name and telephone number in case we have any questions. You can also opt-out of receiving email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in our emails. We will make a reasonable effort to accommodate your request.