PACT is committed to user privacy in our products and services. This
policy outlines our personal information handling practices. If
give us personal information, we will treat it according to this
This policy covers PACT's corporate web sites. PACT encourages
Types and Uses of Personal Information
Your personal information is used in the following ways:
- User IDs and Passwords: Provide you with access to your
areas and to protected content.
- Account Information: Tells us more about who you
are, how to contact you, and your shipping and billing
Also contains any preferences
you have provided, such as language, e-mail format and interests.
- Customer Feedback and Support: Provides a mechanism for
requesting information from PACT. Also used to tell us how we
improve our products, services and site designs.
- E-mail Correspondence: Used to raise and respond to issues
and inquiries of all types. Also used to distribute
about PACT, our products and services.
- Transactions: Show which products and services you have
We will only use your personal information in the ways specified
when it was collected. We will not subsequently change the
we use your personal information, unless you consent to the new
We protect the personal information you share with us. For
if you make an online purchase with us, we encrypt your credit card
number. Access to your personal information is limited to people who
need it to
do their job.
Authorized third-party agents may also need access to some of
personal information. For example, if we need to ship something to
you, we must share your name and address with a shipping company. We
only provide third-party agents with the minimum amount of
information needed to
complete the requested service or transaction. We do not otherwise
share your personal information with third parties, unless you have
granted us permission
to do so.
We may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process.
also may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or
against legal claims.
We may collect and possibly share information in order to
prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected
situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any
PACT will not retain your personal information longer than is
for the purposes for which it was collected.
We provide links to third-party sites. Since we do not control these
Web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on
these (and all) third-party sites.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from
under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal
on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information
from our systems.
PACT encourages parents to go online with their kids. Here are a few
tips to help make a child's online experience safer:
- Teach kids never to give personal information, unless
by a parent or responsible adult. Includes name, address,
- Know the sites your kids are visiting and which sites are
- Look for Web site privacy policies. Know how your child's
user experience by measuring which Web site areas are of greatest
Web programs. In this situation, a cookie will store useful
information that enables
our Web site to remember you when you return. PACT can only read
cookies from PACT Web sites.
If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can
access most of our Web sites. Some Web sites will not allow you
complete certain activities if cookies are disabled. For
example, our consumer
e-commerce site uses session cookies and persistent cookies to
If you do not accept cookies, the associated shopping system will
not work and you would not be able to order.
We use multiple third parties to monitor web traffic,
advertisement 'click-through', and other activities on PACT's
sites. Where authorized
Web beacons, and other monitoring technologies to compile
statistics on PACT's Web site visitors.
Current versions of Web browsers offer enhanced user controls
the placement and duration of both first and third party cookies.
Search for Cookies under your Web browser's Help menu for more
on cookie management features available to you.
We need your help in making sure your personal information is
in our systems. Please notify us of changes to your name, address,
title, phone number or e-mail address. Most of our sites allow you
to make these updates yourself via the program's member profile
- Each e-mail newsletter has instructions on how to
- PACT forums are public. Please consider this before
- We may process or store your information in our
All updates to this policy will be posted here. Last update:
15 April 2003.
Contact PACT at: firstname.lastname@example.org. To aid in processing your
request, please include the following details:
- Contact information (your name, address, e-mail address,
- Name of the program where you want the update applied
- Details of the request (e.g. change of e-mail address,
unsubscribe from a newsletter, review of personal
Note: This policy also covers the personal information
you provide to PACT Customer Support.
questions (FAQs) listed below. Should you have
any additional privacy questions or comments
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should I do if I have a privacy question after
the policy and FAQs?
A: Like always, you can send your privacy questions
and comments to us by E-mail to: email@example.com . We may use
items as input to future FAQs.
Q: Does this policy also cover personal information collected
Yes. We strive to have consistent privacy practices for your
information, regardless of the medium used to collect the
Q: What are Web beacons? Does PACT use Web beacons?
A: A Web beacon
is a clear, single-pixel image (GIF) placed on a Web page. PACT
Web beacons on some pages to allow us to compile anonymous,
aggregated statistics about Web site usage. We also include
Web beacons in HTML-formatted e-mail newsletters in order to count
how many newsletters
(or particular articles, links, etc.) are being accessed.
Q: What is PACT's corporate philosophy on privacy?
A: PACT is committed to user privacy in our products and
Q: I want to submit my Resume/Curriculum Vitae to PACT. Does
as a prospective employee?
A: Yes. PACT will use your personal information for recruitment
and if you are offered a job or become employed by PACT, for