Scope of this Policy
This policy covers how PT Anderson, Inc., (collectively “PTA”) treats information which personally identifies you (“personal information”) that PTA collects and receives. The personal information we collect may include, among other information, your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. Once you provide PTA with personal information, you are not anonymous to us.
General Use of Information Collected
When you initially access our website, PTA does collect personal information when you complete the registration process. After registration, we may also receive personal information from you, for example when you: transmit tax and financial data to us or respond to research surveys or provide other personal information in your comments to us.
We do not request sensitive information (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health or sexual orientation) from visitors to this site. We will, where necessary, obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information, if required to do so in the future.
PTA may also aggregate non-specific visitor information for statistical purposes so as to help improve the PTA Web site, analyze trends, and administer the site. In order to improve service on our website, we may collect and maintain statistical information in our site’s data logs that show network traffic flow and volume. These logs do not identify individuals who visit PTA’s website. This information is:
- The name of the domain from which the visitor accesses the Internet.
- The Internet Protocol (IP) Address from which you access our website.
- The date and time (with time zone) that you access our website.
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our website.
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website.
- The web pages on the PTA site that you visit. This helps to determine which information on our site the public finds most useful and enables us to make it easier to access.
- The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to the PTA Web site.
- Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) packet data. This information is used to detect malicious activity on our website.
- Session cookie ID. This helps us determine which sequences of pages users typically view. We use this information to make the site easier to use.
- Other cookies used to validate voluntary customer survey results.
- Visitor Display Color Depth (e.g., 32 bits, 24 bits, etc.) and Visitor Screen Resolution (e.g., 1024 x 768 pixels, 800 x 600 pixels, etc.). This information helps determine the colors and sizes of graphics and other design elements that work best on our site.
- Number of bytes received helps determine the computer and network capacity required to make the site available to the public.
Your registration and election to opt-in authorizes PTA to use your personal information for the following general purposes: (1) to maintain your data and associated information, (2) allow your access to other service related features added to this site from time to time, (3) provide links to other service providers that may be added to the web site from time to time, share some information with other third parties deemed necessary for completing or fulfilling a service or request for information, and (4) to improve our services.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
PTA does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies; however, when you register, your personal information (including your contact information) may be forwarded by PTA directly or through a link to trusted business partners.
Please be aware that when you provide personal information to PTA and authorize PTA to share the information with a third party, your personal information is in the authorized possession of PTA and/or the third party. PTA and/or the third party may use your personal information to process your requests and provide valuable services. PTA will only share your personal information with trusted third parties under a confidentiality agreement or similar arrangement that restricts the third party from sharing your personal information with others. Although PTA does not share your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes, PTA may also use your personal information for its own marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by us. You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you emails or other communications generated in response to your registration on this Website.
We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. if PTA is acquired by or merged with another company, we may also transfer personal information about you to that entity.
PTA may display targeted advertisements based on your activity on the PTA Web site or based on personal information you have provided, but PTA does not provide your personal information to the advertiser in order to display the targeted ads. PTA and third- party advertising companies note some of the pages you visit through the use of pixel tags. PTA and third-party advertising companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. The information collected by third- party advertising companies through the use of these pixel tags is not personally identifiable.
PTA may utilize various third party service providers to track and analyze non-personally identifiable aggregate usage information from visitors in order to continuously improve the quality of the PTA Web site. All data collected by third party service providers on behalf of PTA is owned by PTA.
PTA’s Website may also host various blogs, forums, and other social media applications or services that may allow, but will not require, you to share content with other users (collectively “Social Media Applications”). Any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application is voluntary and can be read, collected and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have little or no control. Therefore, we are not responsible for any other user’s use, misuse or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.
PTA may set and access cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a Web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information (such as your ZIP Code) on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation. When you return to the Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site’s features that you customized.
Other companies, including business partners and companies that show advertisements on some of our pages, may set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.
PTA may use Web beacons (also known as clear gif technology, or action tags) to access PTA cookies inside and outside our Web site and to collect data and allow other companies to collect data. Web beacons may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our site. This technology is a tool we may also use to compile aggregated statistics about the PTA Web site usage, such as how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a page. We may share aggregated site statistics with other companies, and we may allow other companies to place their clear gifs or cookies on our site.
To keep this service available and secure, we monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to add or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the website. By using this website you consent to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act, and Title 18 USC Sections 1001 and 1030.
Protection of Children’s Personal Information
PTA is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children. By participating in the registration process, all registrants represent that they are over the age of 18.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using this Website, please direct them to webmaster services at firstname.lastname@example.org.