From time to time we collect, retain and utilize Personal Information about you to operate our business and to make services and other opportunities available. The term “Personal Information” means personally identifiable information that we obtain about you, including your name and email address. We recognize and respect your privacy concerns about this information. We obtain Personal Information in a variety of ways (for example, when you contact us directly by email, from your other transactions or experiences with us, or from other third parties). Also, when you visit the Site, we collect information that might or might not identify you for purposes of measuring the use of the Site and improving its content, as described below.
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to us via our Site, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) store or collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Site (“Usage Information”). This Usage Information may be stored or accessed using a variety of technologies that may be downloaded to your personal computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone (a “Device”) whenever you visit or interact with our Site. Usage Information may be non identifying or may be associated with you. To the extent that we associate Usage Information with your Personal Information, we will treat it as Personal Information.
This Usage Information may include:
We may use various developed methods and technologies to store or collect Usage Information (“Tracking Technologies”). Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your Device. A few of the Tracking Technologies include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods later developed):
Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Site. Cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some but not all instances can be blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options in this regard. Please be aware that if you disable or remove cookies on your Device, some parts of our Site may not function properly, and that when you revisit our Site your ability to limit cookies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1x1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our Site’s pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened, or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
ETag, or entity tag. An ETag is a feature of the cache in browsers. It is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner, ETags are a form of Device Identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks cookies.
We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:
Targeting Related. We may use Tracking Technologies to deliver content relevant to your interests on our Site and third party sites based on how you interact with our content. This includes using Tracking Technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the content that have been delivered to you. There may be other Tracking Technologies now and later devised and used by us in connection with the Site.
Except as indicated within this Policy, we will not sell, rent or transfer your Personal Information to or otherwise share your Personal Information with third parties unless it’s requested by a paying customer (i.e. a school, district, or other similar organization). We may share or transfer your Personal Information as directed to do so by you. We may share Personal Information with existing or future third-party partners for product support, service support or research purposes. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the privacy and data security practices of these third parties.
We may use third-party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of us or the Site, such as hosting the Site, designing and/or operating the Site’s features, tracking the Site’s activities and analytics, and enabling us to send you special offers about our products or services and our partners products or services, or enabling us to perform other administrative services. We may provide these vendors with access to user information for users who are 18+ years old, including Device Identifiers and Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us.
We may access, use, preserve, transfer and disclose your information (including Device Identifiers and Personal Information), including disclosure to third parties: (i) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, subpoenas, governmental requests, or legal process if in our good faith opinion such is required or permitted by law; (ii) to protect and/or defend the Site’s Terms of Service or other policies applicable to the Site, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (iii) to protect the safety, rights, property or security of the Site or any third party; and/or (iv) to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
We are not responsible for any information, including Personal Information that you might disclose in the course of using our services. For example, after you have created an account you might elect to grant permissions to third parties such as friends or relatives. The information you disclose in your invitation message via our services is not within our control.
We may also compile and provide to third parties aggregated information, i.e., compiled information that does not in itself identify you, for research, product development and benchmarking purposes. We may also make aggregate – but not individual – information public.
You should know that while visiting the Site, you can be directed, through links, to other websites that are beyond our control. PathSource is not responsible for the privacy practices and policies of such linked websites.
We have established procedures to correct inaccurate information in a timely manner. If you have any reason to believe that Personal Information about you that is stored and maintained by us is incorrect, please contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strive to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of your Personal Information in our databases and to protect the privacy and security of our databases and the information we collect. Any Personal Information that you provide to us will be stored on our or our third-party provider’s computer network servers. We and our vendors maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information. The security measures in place for the Site and its servers aim to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of the information you provide to us. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the security of your information, please email us at email@example.com.
In the event that PathSource goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information or Usage Information might be among the assets transferred. You will not be notified in advance of any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Information.
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time, so you should review it each time you access the Site. If we change this Policy, we will post the revised Policy on the Site.
The Site is a general audience website and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children younger than the age of thirteen (13) as required by U.S. law. We will delete any personal information collected that we later determine to be from a user younger than the age of thirteen (13). If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of thirteen (13) and believe he or she has disclosed personal information to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this Policy, please contact us at: Privacy Officer, PathSource, 1633 Bayshore Highway, #139, Burlingame, CA 94010 or by e-mail: email@example.com.