Revised March 29, 2016
Your Information that PT May Collect Online
You can affirmatively submit to PT certain user information pertaining to your interaction with PT. User information may include a search query (such as the name and location of a business or charity) or other information as described more fully below. You can also provide location information (so that you can search near you or in an area you specify), or billing or donation information. We also may infer your geographic location based on your IP address or other information. User information may also include information pertaining to a marketplace complaint, such as your name, postal and e-mail address, phone and facsimile numbers, vehicle information such as vehicle identification number, and description of the complaint.
When you submit a comment to a blog post on the PT website, you also submit your name and email address.
PT’s websites are not designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 13. PT does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 13.
How PT Uses Your Information
We will use information you affirmatively submit to PT for the purpose for which it is submitted, such as to reply to your email, handle your complaint, publish your comment, process billing and donation transactions, register your participation in an event, respond to requests related to program participation. We may also use such information to provide operational notices, in program record-keeping and to conduct research on industry marketplace practices. We may publish aggregate data, but the aggregate data will not include any unique information you provided to us. We may contact individuals registering for events with information about other PT events or, if relevant, membership or sponsorship opportunities.
We may use third party contractors to act on our behalf, and these contractors are obligated to not disclose or use your information for other purposes.
At certain points where your information is collected on our site, there may be a box where you may indicate you would like to be on a mailing list to receive information about PT or its affiliated organizations. This election box only appears in places where the service collecting your information maintains such lists. You can remove your name from a PT mailing list by utilizing the appropriate unsubscribe feature contained in the emails.
Cookies and Other Persistent Identifiers
PT or third parties we contract with may use persistent identifiers such as cookies, embedded scripts, beacons, tags and similar technologies for a number of purposes, such as to provide easier site navigation, access to forms, analytics and advertising. You can still use PT’s websites if you have set your browser to reject cookies, but it may prevent you from viewing or accessing some of the features of our sites.
Uses of Persistent Identifiers for Analysis and Advertising
PT or third parties may use identifiers to generate certain kinds of site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used to understand how visitors use our sites and provide better services to you. PT or third parties may also use identifiers to personalize the display of sponsorships or advertisements and customize the content you see while using our sites and sometimes while visiting other websites (see Your Ad Choices below).
PT may transfer, or allow third parties to collect, analytic information about your visit to PT websites to help us improve our websites and better serve you when you visit us online in the future. Analytic information may include such identifiers as your browser type, IP address, referring site URL, web pages you view and links you click on while navigating within our sites.
Your Ad Choices
If PT changes this policy in the future, we will post the changes here and indicate the date of the changes at the top of the policy.
Additional Disclosure to California Residents
At this time we do not respond to “do not track” signals issued by web browsers.