Psychological Publications, Inc. (PPI) strives to protect your privacy. We work diligently to protect confidentiality, restrict transfer of personal data, incorporate technical safeguards and appropriate security policies, and identify privacy implications in new services. To that end, we would like you to know how we use the personal information you entrust to us.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
Our website may log a user's IP address, browser type and version, dial-up domain, and computer operating system when he/she visits the site. IP addresses may in some cases be linked to personally identifiable information. We use the tracked information to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. IP addresses of our website users are used to diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. IP addresses may also be used to gather broad demographic information-information that is not associated with any individual, and is anonymous.
Our website uses an order form for customers to purchase products and services. We collect customers' contact information (such as their address and email address) and financial information (such as their account or credit card numbers).
Contact information from the order form is used to send orders to our customers. We may also provide future mailings regarding product information and releases. We may also conduct surveys or run contests during which similar information will be collected and used for the same purposes listed above. Users may opt out of receiving any of these by selecting the appropriate option during account setup or modification. We reserve the right to aggregate or compile and use data obtained from the scoring or other processing of products listed on this site or otherwise sold or licensed by PPI, and to utilize this data for research, product development, and statistical analysis. Be assured that such data is only used in aggregate and never discloses any individual's identity.
Certain federal, state, local or other government regulations may require that we disclose personally identifiable information about you. In such cases, we will use reasonable effort to disclose only the information required under applicable law.
Our website may contain links to other sites. We have no control over the privacy practices of such other websites nor should the link be considered an endorsement of such other website's privacy practices. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of such other websites.
Our website also uses "cookies." Cookies are small data files that certain websites write to a user's hard drive during a visit. A cookie file tracks information as the user visits pages within the site. This information will be used to improve the user's online experience by delivering content specific to the user's interests. Users have the choice to accept, reject or be notified when a site sets a cookie by configuring their browser preferences.
Security is important to us as it is to you. We follow generally-accepted industry standards to protect Personal Information, both during transmission and once we receive it. We use administrative, physical, and technical measures designed to protect Personal Information from any unauthorized access, loss, misuse, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
When we need to transfer information out of our firewall, we use industry-standard technological means to protect Personal Information while in transit through the Internet. We use encryption and a comprehensive authentication protocol to provide reasonable security.
Placing your order online with PPI is as safe as any other purchase you make in a store or by telephone. When a user pays for an instrument or places an order online, the user's personal information and credit card information are processed and encrypted by offsite, secure servers via Verisign.com/Paypal.com, using industry-standard SSL encryption. This encryption technology works with all major browsers to protect the privacy of your transaction. If you are still unsure about using your credit card on the internet, please refer to the alternate methods of ordering from PPI (select "How to Order" from the FAQ section.)
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
WILL PPI DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS TO OUTSIDE PARTIES?
We do not sell, trade or rent or otherwise give to any other entity or organization the individual information our customers submit when placing an order or taking a test on our site. PPI does provide its customers with the individual information they need to properly counsel or advise their clients. In other words, if you are taking a test on our site at the direction of a consultant, counselor or other individual, that consultant, counselor or other individual will receive, from PPI, individually identifiable information so that he or she may properly counsel or advise you.
Other than the above, if we provide a third party with client information, it will be in the form of aggregate data and used for the purposes of product development, research or statistical analysis. The information will remain anonymous, stripped of all personally identifiable data and compiled among all or our visitors' answers to survey questions and instrument responses as well as grouped on-site behavior. Again, all identifiable individual information will be removed.
PPI may release account information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law; (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements; or (iii) protect the rights, property or safety of PPI, our users, or others.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments about privacy. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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