At PA Electrics, protecting our users' privacy and security is a top priority. For this reason, we have adopted the following policy to advise you of your choices regarding the use of your personal information online. This policy describes what types of information we gather about you, how we use it, under what circumstances we disclose it to third-parties and your rights to update or correct it.
Scope of Policy
This policy applies to PA Electrics. It does not apply to other web sites to which we link. You should carefully review the privacy policies of those web sites in order to determine how they treat your personal information.
We gather certain generic information with respect to customers' use of our web site, such as the number of unique visitors, the frequency with which they visit, and the areas on the web site that they favor. We only use this type of data in aggregate - we look at the data on a collective basis, in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. This data helps us determine the extent to which our customers use certain parts of our web site. These statistical ratings do not contain any personally identifiable information about you or any of our users.
We collect and analyze traffic on our web site using the IP addresses of our visitors. IP addresses are unique numeric identifiers that are assigned to each computer browser accessing the Internet. An IP address, by itself, cannot identify you personally. However, when combined with other information provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your IP address can be used to identify the computer originating a message.
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Blog or Forum Comments
We do not currently have a Blog or Forum attached to the web site, however, we intend to add these features in the future. When we do so, this section covers those features.
If you use our blog or forum to make comments, we collect your email address and other personally identifiable information. You will be given the option to not post your email address with your comment. However, you will be required to post a user id.
We may use your email address to contact you regarding your comments, or if you have requested more information about PA Electrics. From time to time, we may send you surveys or solicit your feedback. We use surveys to gage user interest in new articles or features we may offer. We will ask for your feedback on current articles or other site features. We will use the information we gather to improve our site and provide a more meaningful experience for our users. We may also use the information to alert you to offers and products in which you have expressed an interest.
PA Electrics Newsletter
We do not currently have a newsletter, however, we intend to add one in the future. When we do so, this section covers the newsletter.
If you sign up for our newsletter, we collect your email address and other personally identifiable information. We will use your email address to send you a copy of our newsletter or links to an online version of the newsletter. The newsletter will alert you to new features, content, and/or services available from PA Electrics. From time to time, we will also send you invitations to enhance your PA Electrics membership, offers for new products and services from PA Electrics, special "Members Only" premiums, or special offers from our affiliates or sponsors. These communications are sent to you directly by PA Electrics. We do not share your personally identifiable information with any third parties in connection with the newsletter.
You can always decline the newsletter by checking the opt-out box on the membership page on our site. You can also unsubscribe by simply following the "unsubscribe" links at the bottom of each edition. You can also send a blank email to remove @paelectrics.com and type "Remove" in the subject field. Please be sure you use the same email address that you subscribed with, in order that the correct email address is removed from our newsletter database. Permission changes will be honored as soon as possible after receipt. Please allow five to seven days for processing.
If you register as a member, you have the ability to review and correct your personally identifiable information at any time. Simply sign into the site and click the "My Profile" link. There, you can change your address information, email, sign-in and email permissions. You can revise, add, delete or completely cancel all features by following the instructions on the page.
Sale of Assets
In the event that PA Electrics is ever sold, acquired, merged, liquidated, reorganized, or otherwise transferred, we reserve the right to transfer our user databases and any prior email correspondence, together with any personally identifiable information contained therein, to a third-party acquiring PA Electrics' assets. In the event we do so, we will place a prominent notice of the sale on the homepage of our site, with links to information as to how you can change your privacy preferences.
Notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information to appropriate third-parties if we are required to do so by law or we believe that such action is necessary:
- To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order;
- To protect PA Electrics' rights and property; or
- To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our web site
Your IP address can be accessed in the header of any email communications that you make with PA Electrics. Under certain circumstances, law enforcement authorities may be able to combine this with information disclosed by ISPs to determine the source of a particular communication. By sending email, you knowingly and voluntarily assume any risks associated with such disclosure.
Use Common Sense in all your Online Activities
Even the best policy can't protect your online privacy and security in all circumstances. Unscrupulous advertisers, hackers, and scam artists are constantly searching the Internet looking for new targets. Your best protection is to understand the limits of privacy on the Internet and use common sense in all of your online activities. Beware that email is an inherently insecure form of communication. Remember that third parties are sometimes able to illegally intercept your unencrypted messages. Anytime you visit a chat room or post a message to an online bulletin board or blog, your email address can be accessed by advertisers looking to compile lists for unsolicited commercial email (also known as spam). Be sure that you only disclose your email address in circumstances in which it is safe to do so. Beware of scams in which persons unknown to you request your screen name, password, or credit card information. Make sure you verify the identity of anyone asking for personal information. Always monitor your children's online activities and educate them as to the rules for safe Internet use. For more information, visit the Internet Education Foundation's Online Safety Guide for kids.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at PA Electrics.