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Effective date December 5, 2009

 

Online Privacy Statement


This Online Privacy Statement is designed to help you understand how Privacy Associates International LLC (“PAI,” “we,” or “us”), based in the United States, collects the personally identifiable information you may choose to provide through our web site, www.privassoc.com (the “Site”), and how we use and safeguard the personal information you provide.

 

 

What Information Do We Collect?


PAI collects two types of information about users of our Site:

 

Personally identifiable information

You do not have to submit any personally identifiable information (such as your name, physical address, email address, and telephone or fax numbers) to use the PAI web site.  We do not collect personally identifiable information unless it is voluntarily provided by you.   If you elect to correspond through email, we may keep your email address, the content of your email messages, and our responses. We do not collect credit card numbers or social security numbers. This Site is not designed for, nor directed to, children 13 years of age or younger and we do not intentionally collect information from them.

 

Non-personally identifiable information

Web site use information is collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our site.  This non-personally identifiable information is collected to help us improve our Site and is not associated with you as an individual. 

 

Similar to other commercial web sites, our Site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies”.  We use cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information to provide personalization and server logs to collect information about how our Site is used. Our web pages also may incorporate “pixel tags”, “web beacons”, or similar tracking technologies (collectively, “pixel tags”) to track the actions of users of our Site. Information gathered through cookies, web server logs, and pixel tags may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Site, and the web sites visited just before our Site, the name of your internet service provider, the IP address of the computer you are using, the type of browser software and operating system that you use, the web site address, if any, to which you travel from our Site, and other similar traffic-related information.

 

 

How Do We Use This Information?

We use personal information we collect from you to administer our business activities, respond to inquiries, and to provide customer service.  We may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Site, new services and special offers.  You will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on a response box included in the electronic correspondence you receive.

 

 

What Information is Disclosed to Third Parties?

 

Personally identifiable information may be provided to third party service providers for processing purposes or in connection with a third party service provider’s hosting or maintaining the Site, and this information will not otherwise be shared with third parties unless so disclosed at the point of collection.   Service providers are contractually bound to not use this information for other purposes.  Personally identifiable information may be transmitted internationally to service providers for the purposes identified above. This may include transfer to countries without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your country of residence. By providing information to the Site, you are consenting to these transfers.  We may also disclose personally identifiable information to any third party if we believe we are required to do so by law; to comply with legal processes or governmental requests; to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute offenses or attacks on Site or our network; and to protect the rights, property, or safety of PAI and its affiliates, their partners, and employees, the users of the Site, or the public.

 

 

How Do We Protect Your Information?

 

In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.  We follow generally accepted industry standards designed to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.  Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information through the use of commercially acceptable means, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

 

Changing or Deleting Personal Information

 

If you would like to change your personal information, or if you no longer wish to receive marketing materials from us, please contact us at privacy@privassoc.com and we will honor your request .Alternatively, when you receive marketing materials from us by email or other communications you can make use of the "opt-out" provision in such communications.

 

 

Business Transfers

 

PAI reserves the right to transfer any and all information we collect from users, or that we otherwise collect in connection with the Site in the event of a sale or transfer of assets or of any portion of our business.

 

 

Links to Other Sites

 

Our Site may contain links to other web sites. Please be aware we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other web sites.  This Privacy Statement applies only to the information which we collect through this Site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all the destination web sites you visit.

 

 

Contact Information

 

We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us by mail at the following address:

 

Privacy Associates International, LLC
Attn: Privacy Department

40777 Lenox Park Drive, Suite 100
Novi, Michigan 48377 USA

 

You also may contact us by e-mail at privacy@privassoc.com.

 

 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

 

PAI reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy statement at any time and for any reason.  Your use of our Site constitutes your acceptance of the terms of the Privacy Statement as amended or revised by us, and you should therefore review this Privacy Statement regularly to ensure you are aware of its terms. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on the Site’s home page.

Last update of this policy occurred on December 5, 2009.