(Updated February 2022)
THE SERVICES ARE INTENDED FOR USE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES BY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE 18 OR OLDER. IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES OR YOUNGER THAN 18, YOU MAY NOT USE THE WEBSITE.
This Policy is incorporated in and subject to the Terms of Usage (the “Terms”). PCMSA may modify this Policy from time to time which will be effective upon its posting. It is important that you review the Policy often. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES YOUR CONFIRMATION OF AGREEMENT TO THE POLICY THEN IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF YOUR USE. If You do not agree to this Policy, do not use the Services.
This site may contain links to other third-party web sites (including platforms PCMSA uses to operate). If those are not identified expressly as a PCMSA owned platform, be sure to review the privacy policies of those companies also. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
We may collect non-personal information regarding your use of the Services through methods that are not apparent during use of the Services. Such information is collected through software tracking technologies described below.
Examples of non-personal information collected using tracking technologies include information about user activity, such as pages viewed, geographic location of visitors and/or devices used by visitors, among other examples.
In some cases, information regarding visitor activity may be considered personal information under applicable law, such the IP address associated with a visit to the Services which can in some situations act as a unique identifier for a user device. Where information collected in such manner constitutes personal information, it is subject to the provisions of this Policy governing all personal information.
If you do not want information collected in these ways, it may be possible for you to adjust settings on the devices you use to access the Services (e.g., a computer, smartphone or tablet). However, we cannot guarantee that such settings may be changed or will be effective and you assume all risks associated with your access to the Services.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We may also collect Personal Information about you, either directly collected from your submissions during use of the Services or indirectly through tracking technologies as described herein.
By “Personal Information”, we mean information that can be used to identify a specific individual. Personal Information may include, for example, name, email address, physical address, phone numbers, device identifiers, IP addresses, and/or software tools such as “cookies” (“Cookie Data”).
Your Personal Information may be used to operate the Services generally and/or to provide the Services you have requested or authorized specifically. Access to some Services may necessitate use of Personal Information. We may collect your personal information when you participate in, access or sign up for any of our Services or contact us via electronic mediums. Certain Services you have requested access to require that we provide Personal Information to third parties, which will only be done with your knowledge. If you do not consent to disclosure to third-parties for this purpose, do not use the Services.
Your Personal Information may also be used to improve the Services and/or make them easier to use or customized to your particular preference or interests. We may additionally use your Personal Information to provide you with information about our services, such as new features or updates to the Services, marketing, and/or to comply with applicable laws and law enforcement.
We may also use your Personal Information to provide you with information about other Services you may be interested in.
Note that certain aspects of engaging with PCMSA are subject to additional or different terms and policies, such as submissions relating to potential employment and data provided in connection with professional engagement. In these circumstances, we’ll explain further why we’re collecting your information and how we’ll use it prior to any collection of your information.
Tracking Technologies and Targeted Interaction
We may utilize software to collect information about user activity on our website. We reserve the right to change our data collection methods, providers and/or software, at any time in our sole discretion.
We may use technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts, to analyze trends, administer the Service, track users' movements around the Services, and to gather statistical and demographic information about our user base as a whole, among other uses discussed in this Policy. We may receive reports about user activity on an individual and aggregated basis. In addition to the other uses of Personal Information described herein, we may use Cookie Data to remember users' settings (e.g., language preference), and for authentication.
How We Process Personal Information
Personal data we collect may be transferred or be accessible internationally. Use of our Services is intended for individuals in the United States only, but you understand that by using the Services, you consent to any storage, processing and transfer of information into and out of your country, state, and/or territory.
Generally accepted technical standards are used 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. Cyberattacks of U.S. companies by criminals has increased over recent years and created a significant risk in any company’s day-to-day operations. As a result of these circumstances, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any data, including our own, and thus cannot be liable for security breaches.
By using the Services and providing any information to us, you are acknowledging that not all portions of the Services are secure and that data transmissions via email, uploaded through a network or on the Services are inherently insecure. You acknowledge and agree that use of the Services is at your own risk.
We will not intentionally disclose your Personal Information other than as we have disclosed, but we cannot control and will not be liable for interference by third-parties.
Given the inherent risks, You agree not to provide any information through the Services, including any communication with us, that you would not want shared with others, or information that would cause you damage or irreparable harm.
WE WILL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DATA BREACH OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO USER INFORMATION COLLECTED OR SUBMITTED THROUGH THE SITE AND SERVICES.
Disclosure of Personal Information
PCMSA may disclose your Personal Information as necessary to PCMSA’s business, provision of the Services, such as to our service providers, professional advisors, public and governmental authorities or third parties in connection with a (potential) corporate or commercial transaction. Such third parties may be located in other countries. Examples of PCMSA disclosures in this regard including disclosing to vendors that assist PCMSA with Services operations and/or delivery of Services.
We may also disclose your information for other reasons permitted under the law, including if we determine a violation of the Terms has occurred, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to identify or bring legal action regarding or prevent injury or interference with our rights or the rights of another user of the Services, or to respond to legal process or as otherwise required by law, or to assist us in fraud protection or investigation, or to protect the integrity of the Services or safety of other users.
In any instance where we are disclosing your information to a third party, we shall take appropriate precautions to ensure your information is handled in accordance with the law.
Retention and Deletion of Personal Information
We generally retain your information for as long as necessary to enable the uses described herein or as otherwise allowed by law.
You may request a copy or deletion of the information we hold about you via request through the contact information below and such information shall be provided, subject to confirming your credentials and authority, and unless doing so is otherwise prohibited or exempted by law. You may also contact us to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected, or limit further use of your information, subject to the same exceptions.
Users have the opportunity at any time to remove themselves from our communications. Users also can request their Personal Information be deleted by responding to the opt-out information provided on our Services, or in our emails, or by contacting us using the contact information provided below.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that withdrawal of consent and deletion of your data is subject to exceptions where PCMSA determines, in its sole discretion, that retention of the data is necessary, including but not limited to the following examples:
Withdrawal of consent shall not apply where retention of your Personal Information is necessary for PCMSA to fulfill certain uses disclosed here such as legal requirements, investigations and/or where data has been disclosed to third parties in accordance with the Terms and this Policy.
After disclosure of Personal Information to third parties pursuant to the Terms and this Policy, withdrawal of consent and deletion of your Personal Information may not be possible and/or may be subject to the limitations of such third parties’ own privacy policies or other requirements similar in scope to those disclosed here.
Withdrawal of consent and/or deletion of your Personal Information may not be possible where otherwise required by legal authorities.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from minors and you represent and warrant that you are not providing any information about a minor.
Contact For Any Privacy Concerns:
Attn: Privacy Manager