Last Revised: December 28, 2015
1. What information do we collect?
(a) Information you provide to us.
We and our third party service providers (“Service Providers”) may collect certain information from or about you in connection with your use of, or your submissions directly to us or via the Site (together, “Collected Information”), including, but not limited to, your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, educational information, employment information, and credit card information (including credit card number, expiration date, security code, billing name and billing address). In addition, we and our Service Providers may retain the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us or our representatives, regardless of the mode of communication by which such correspondence was made.
(b) Information collected via technology.
The servers used to host and operate the Site may collect certain data pertaining to you, including data regarding the source from which you are directed to the Site, the equipment and communications method that you use to access the Site, and your activities on our Site. We and our Service Providers may combine components of this data with Collected Information, which may identify you. All such data is deemed “Collected Information” hereunder.
In addition, the Collected Information may reveal such things as the Internet protocol (“IP”) address assigned to your computer, specific pages that you access on the Site or prior to or after visiting the Site, and the length of time you spend at the Site. We and our Service Providers may use this information to help administer the Site and the servers that provide the Site, generate statistical information, monitor and analyze Site traffic and usage patterns, and improve the Site’s content and content delivery, including any online content, materials, and services that we describe or make available on the Site.
The technologies we use for automatic data collection may include:
You can set your Internet browser (like Internet Explorer or Safari) to warn you every time a cookie is sent, or to turn off all cookies. See your browser’s Help menu for these instructions. By disabling your cookies you will not have access to some of the features that enhance your user experience on our Site.
Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Site may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Site. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, you may visit http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html.
Web Beacons. Pages of our the Site and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit PD, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related Site statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Site content and verifying system and server integrity).
Do Not Track. Our systems do not recognize browser “Do Not Track” signals. “Do Not Track” is a proposed universal mechanism that enables consumers to opt-out of tracking by websites they do not visit. Once the Internet industry has settled on standards related to this issue and PD recognizes such standards, we may reevaluate this approach.
2. Interest-based advertising.
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies may place advertisements on the Site, and on the Internet generally, and may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about you when you use our Site. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.
We do not control the use of such technology and have no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about you. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. To opt-out of interest-based advertising from third-party companies you may visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
3. How do we use your information?
We will not share your personally identifiable information with third parties, outside of the limited circumstances referenced in this paragraph or the paragraph immediately below. We may share with our partners aggregated statistical data that includes users’ demographic information but does not identify them. We reserve the right to provide any and all such aggregated and non-individually identifiable data to third parties. We may share your credit card information with our selected credit card processing partners. We may share your personally identifiable information with our third party marketing partners, solely for the purpose of providing services to you and for marketing our services to you. We may share your Collected Information with Clients (if you are a Contractor) or with Contractors (if you are a Client), to the extent we deem necessary to provide services.
Finally, we may use Collected Information for any other purpose with your consent.
4. How do we use your information?
We collect information to provide a more personalized and relevant experience and high quality services. If you give us your email address when you inquire about the Site or sign up, we will send you emails about offers, services details and news at PD. If you have previously opted out of receiving emails from us, providing updated information will act as an ‘opt back-in’.
If you want to opt-out of receiving emails, simply click on the unsubscribe link located on the bottom of all of our emails. Although we strive to update our email list as frequently as possible, you might receive another contact before we are able to remove you.
Please note that you will continue to receive services-related communications as it pertains to your PD account. PD may use any of your contact information held on file (including Email, Mailing, Phone & Fax) to communicate with you in relation to day to day administrative activities, such as billing and important service alerts.
PD does not sell or rent your name, e-mail address, or any other personally identifiable information to third-parties.
5. We only share user information in the ways described below.
We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include creating and maintaining our Site, processing credit card information, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing services to Clients. They have access to Collected Information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
If you are a Contractor and use an email address ending in “.edu”, or if you identify yourself as a student at a college or university, we may share feedback with respect to your PD profile, engagement with PD, work performance, and work product with the college or university at which you are a student.
We may also share Collected Information with our subsidiaries, affiliates, and our business and marketing partners in furthering our mission as an organization or delivering the content, materials, and services available on or through the Site to you. We and our Service Providers may also produce reports on Site traffic, usage patterns, and similar data generated from Collected Information, and we may share these reports with our subsidiaries, affiliates, and our business and marketing partners.
If all or part of PD is sold, merged, or otherwise transferred to another entity, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, we may transfer Collected Information to such entity as part of that transaction.
Finally, we may disclose Collected Information to other third parties with your consent.
6. What choices do you have?
When corresponding with PD or our representatives, or when making a request for information or otherwise interacting with us or others through the Site, you choose what information to supply, what questions or comments to submit, whether you wish to receive further information, and by what method of communication such information should be delivered. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate. You are under no obligation to provide us with personally identifiable information, but without it we may not be able to provide you the products or services you request. You may contact us as indicated below if at any time you would like to ask us about our data collection and information security practices.
To gain more information on your privacy rights generally, the Federal Trade Commission provides useful information about online privacy on its own web site at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity.
7. How do we protect information collected about you?
8. How do we protect children on our Site?
We are committed to making a safe environment for children on our Site. In particular, our intention is to fully comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Per COPPA guidelines, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian is made aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information through any point of contact, we ask to be contacted at the below address or by email via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will delete the information about the child referenced from our files. We encourage parents to monitor children’s Internet use to keep them safe while navigating the Site and all other areas of the Internet.
While this Site may contain links to other web sites, please note that when you click on one of these links, you are ‘clicking’ away from the Site to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
10. Location of this Site.
This Site is hosted and operated in the United States. However, we and our Service Providers may, in our effort to provide the Site, store Collected Information in the United States, or we may transfer it to, and store it within, other countries.
Those who access or use the Site from jurisdictions outside the United States do so at their own choice and risk and are solely responsible for compliance with local law. If you are not a resident of the United States, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your personal information outside your home jurisdiction, and that we may store your personal information in the United States or elsewhere. Please note that the level of legal protection provided in the United States or other non-European countries from which you may access our Site may not be as stringent as that under European Union privacy standards or the privacy laws of some other countries, possibly including your home jurisdiction.
12. How can you contact PD?
Parker Dewey LLC