Last updated 04/16/2020
Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Professional
Computer Consultants, Inc. We are committed to protecting your personal
information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions
or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your
personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you visit our and use our services, you trust us with your
personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this
what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have
in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it
carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy
policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our
and our services.
our and/or any related services, sales, marketing or events (we
informed decisions about sharing your personal information with
1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal information you disclose to us
In Short: We collect personal information that you provide to us.
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to
us when registering at the expressing an interest in obtaining information
about us or our products and services, when participating in activities
on the (such as posting messages in our online forums or entering
competitions, contests or giveaways) or otherwise contacting us.
The personal information that we collect depends on the context
of your interactions with us and the , the choices you make and
the products and features you use. The personal information we collect
can include the following:
Social Media Login Data. We may provide you with the option to register
using social media account details, like your Facebook, Twitter
or other social media account. If you choose to register in this
way, we will collect the Information described in the section called
"HOW DO WE HANDLE YOUR SOCIAL LOGINS" below.
All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete
and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal
Information automatically collected
In Short: Some information such as IP address and/or browser
and device characteristics is collected automatically when
you visit our .
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use
or navigate the . This information does not reveal your specific
identity (like your name or contact information) but may include
device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and
device characteristics, operating system, language preferences,
referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about
how and when you use our and other technical information. This information
is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our
, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.
Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies
and similar technologies.
2. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
In Short: We only share information with your consent, to comply
with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights,
or to fulfill business obligations.
We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:
Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific
consent to use your personal information in a specific purpose.
Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably
necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract
with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the
terms of our contract.
Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are
legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law,
governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal
process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including
in response to public authorities to meet national security or law
Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe
it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding
potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations
involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal
activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your
personal information in the following situations:
Vendors, Consultants and Other Third-Party Service Providers. We
may share your data with third party vendors, service providers,
contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf
and require access to such information to do that work. Examples
include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting
services, customer service and marketing efforts. We may allow selected
third parties to use tracking technology on the , which will enable
them to collect data about how you interact with the over time.
This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and
track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better
understand online activity. Unless described in this Policy, we
do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third
parties for their promotional purposes.
Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in
connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of
company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of
our business to another company.
Third-Party Advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies
to serve ads when you visit the . These companies may use information
about your visits to our Website(s) and other websites that are
contained in web cookies and other tracking technologies in order
to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to
Affiliates. We may share your information with our affiliates, in
which case we will require those affiliates to honor this privacy
policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries,
joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that
are under common control with us.
Business Partners. We may share your information with our business
partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
Other Users. When you share personal information or otherwise interact
with public areas of the , such personal information may be viewed
by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the in perpetuity.
If you interact with other users of our and register through a social
network (such as Facebook), your contacts on the social network
will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity.
Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your
activity, communicate with you within our , and view your profile.
collect and store your information.
and pixels) to access or store information. Specific information
about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain
4. HOW DO WE HANDLE YOUR SOCIAL LOGINS?
In Short: If you choose to register or log in to our services using
a social media account, we may have access to certain information
Our offer you the ability to register and login using your third
party social media account details (like your Facebook or Twitter
logins). Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile
information about you from your social media provider. The profile
Information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider
concerned, but will often include your name, e-mail address, friends
list, profile picture as well as other information you choose to
We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that
clear to you on the . Please note that we do not control, and are
not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by
your third party social media provider. We recommend that you review
your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences
on their sites and apps.
5. WHAT IS OUR STANCE ON THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES?
In Short: We are not responsible for the safety of any information
that you share with third-party providers who advertise, but are
not affiliated with, our websites.
The may contain advertisements from third parties that are not affiliated
with us and which may link to other websites, online services or
mobile applications. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy
of data you provide to any third parties. Any data collected by
responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and
policies of any third parties, including other websites, services
or applications that may be linked to or from the . You should review
the policies of such third parties and contact them directly to
respond to your questions.
6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill
We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is
a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such
as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this
policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer
than 30 days past account deletion.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your
personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or,
if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information
has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store
your personal information and isolate it from any further processing
until deletion is possible.
7. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?
In Short: We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children
under 18 years of age.
We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under
18 years of age. By using the , you represent that you are at least
18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent
to such minor dependents use of the . If we learn that personal
information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected,
we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly
delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data
we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us
8. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In Short: You may review, change, or terminate your account at any
If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe
we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also
have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory
authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.
If you would at any time like to review or change the information
in your account or terminate your account, you can:
Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate
or delete your account and information from our active databases.
However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent
fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce
Opting out of email marketing: You can unsubscribe from our marketing
email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the
emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided
below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list
however, we will still need to send you service-related emails that
are necessary for the administration and use of your account. To
otherwise opt-out, you may:
9. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications
include a Do-Not-Track (DNT) feature or setting you
can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data
about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No
uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT
signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond
to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically
communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard
for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future,
we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this
10. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In Short: Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted
specific rights regarding access to your personal information.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the Shine
The Light law, permits our users who are California residents
to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information
about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to
third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses
of all third parties with which we shared personal information in
the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California
resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your
request in writing to us using the contact information provided
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have
a registered account with the , you have the right to request removal
of unwanted data that you publicly post on the . To request removal
of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided
below, and include the email address associated with your account
and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure
the data is not publicly displayed on the , but please be aware
that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from
11. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?
In Short: Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to stay compliant
with relevant laws.
version will be indicated by an updated Revised date
and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible.
you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by
directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review