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Privacy Policy

Overall privacy statement

We take your privacy seriously. This privacy statement discloses the types of information we gather and how we use it. These privacy practices apply to the Web site that you were viewing when you clicked through to this policy, which is operated directly by us, by our partner, or by our affiliates.

Information collected

Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content and services. Several of the services and features that we offer on our sites require you to sign-up as a member. By signing up as a member you receive access to member-only areas, the ability to post opinions or other content, the ability to download or go-to select content, participation in message boards and other such privileges available only to members.

When you sign up as a member we receive select information about you. This is limited to your name, email address, gender, date of birth (optional), country and city of residence; the name, size, and sector of the organization in which you work. We also monitor the way in which users use the website — meaning the parts of the site they visit, how long they stay, etc. This is done on an aggregate (not individual) level so that we can better understand what users value and improve the site accordingly.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, thereby giving yourself a chance to decide whether to accept it.

We collect cookies in order to understand user needs and preferences and enhance the user experience. Cookies may be used by us and our agents for the following purposes:

  • Site administration
  • Completion and support of the current activity
  • Web site and system administration
  • Research and development
  • Anonymous user analysis
  • Anonymous user profiling and decision making

Cookies are used to track visitors to our Site so we can better understand what portions of it best serve you. We also track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. All data collected is owned and used solely by or on behalf of the PFS Program. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.

Aggregate information

We aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing, promotional, and other purposes. We do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally.

Links to Content on Third-Party Sites

We provide links to content on third-party Web sites as a service to our users. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection practices of these third-party Web sites. Their policies will often differ from those of this Site. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of these other Web sites before providing any information to them.

Hosting and Transfer of Information in Foreign Countries

Information collected on the Site may be transferred, from time to time, to PFS Program offices or personnel or to third parties located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have laws of general applicability regulating the use and transfer of such data.

Information Access, Change, and/or Deletion

You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally identifiable information that you submit to the Site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the Site. To do so, please follow the instructions on the page of the Site where you provided the information or where you registered.

Security

The PFS Program has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized PFS Program personnel have access to personally identifiable information, and these employees are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, the PFS Program cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally identifiable information.

Consent

By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Site. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert members to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy.