This privacy statement was last revised on January 1, 2016. To contact us, please go to “How To Contact Us” below.
Who We Are
PSVillage is a professional online community of Professional Services and Consulting leaders and practitioners in the field of technology. As part of the PSVillage Website, Users, Guests, and Members can meet to share common interests. In this privacy statement, we may refer to ourselves as “PSVillage,” “we,” or “us.” In each case, we are referring to PSVillage or the owner of the website, PSVillage, Inc. When we talk about our website or our other online services in this policy, we will use the term “our website.”
The types of visitors to the Website are defined as:
- “Users” are unregistered non-Subscribers
- “Guests” are registered users of the website who are not paying subscribers
- “Subscribers” are registered users paying for one of the variety of levels of membership subscription, or have been granted access via a “Legacy” membership.
For the purposes of this Agreement, “Members” includes Guests, Subscribers, “Legacy” members, and anyone else who creates a user account.
What This Document Is
This document is our Privacy Statement. It states what information we collect from users of our website, how we use that information, who we share it with, how you can access or change your information, how you can contact us, and other important information about how we safeguard our users’ privacy. Importantly, this statement is a part of our “Terms of Service,” which is the contract that governs our relationship with you, as a visitor to our website.
PLEASE NOTE: There are very important terms and conditions governing our relationship that are found in our “terms of service,” that are not repeated here in our privacy statement because they do not relate to data collection or privacy. To see the terms and conditions that govern our relationship with you, go to http://www.psvillage.com/page/terms-use.
Our Commitment to Privacy
We take privacy seriously. As a leading social networking company, we are committed to establishing and maintaining policies and procedures which protect the privacy of personal information gathered from visitors to our website.
The Information We Collect
We collect certain Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) from Members of our site, such as your full name, address, and email address that you voluntarily submit in order to become a Member. We also may collect other PII, such as a credit card number should you choose to upload content to the website, contribute to the website, register for contests, surveys, or additional services that we may offer to our Members.
In addition, we collect other non-PII, such as IP addresses, aggregate user data, and the type of browser you use to view our website from Guests, Members and Visitors.
If you are a Member you may also choose to provide or store other non-PII in your profile, including interests, travel information, videos and pictures, private messages, bulletins, statements, blogs, or third party account information from networks such as Twitter or LinkedIn. You provide this information at your sole discretion.
One of the services we may offer to Guests, Members and Visitors is a front-end, single sign-on to multiple third party website tools such as Twitter or LinkedIn. In order to access your third party accounts automatically, we need to store your user name and password to those third party accounts. We do not use this information for any purpose other than to allow you to access the third party accounts through the PSVillage website.
You may be able to purchase items, such as documents or books, over the web from our website. To facilitate the transaction, we request personal information necessary for billing or shipping, such as: name, address, telephone number, and credit card information.
Other Members Information
You should be aware that Guests, Members or Visitors may reveal personal information while communicating on other areas of the PSVillage website, such as while participating in discussions of posting information forums or blogs or online magazines including “PS Pulse.” This information, in turn, might be viewed by other Members or visitors to the PSVillage website who are not Members.
The Technologies We Use
Our website uses “cookies” and “log files” to allow you to sign into our services, and to customize your user experience.
A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server. The information in the cookie can be read by other web servers within the same domain. A cookie cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses on your computer.
A “log file” is a file we maintain on our server that lists technical information about people who visit our site. It is in the log file that we store the technical information we described above, that is, IP address, browser type, language, and referring web page.
The Way We Use Information
We never use or share the personal information you provide to us online other than as described below without first giving you a chance to opt out, or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. We do not supplement personally identifiable information with information from any other sources.
We use the personal information you provide to us online:
- To ensure our website is relevant to your needs by evaluating the effectiveness of our products and services.
- To deliver services, such as newsletters and special communications that you request or purchase.
- To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
- To alert you to product or service upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from us.
- To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as appropriate.
- To send important status and service messages regarding our website.
For any of the uses of your information that we describe above, you may opt out, and forbid our use of the information for that purpose, by calling, mailing, or emailing us. To find our contact information, please see the “Contact Us” section at the end of this statement. The only information a user cannot opt out of is service updates, which are important notices about the status of the website and your account.
Sharing of Your Information
In general, we do not share Members PII or non-PII with third parties. However, we may share your PII with third-parties who help us manage or provide our services, for example, message board administrators. We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. However, this information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We may share your contact information with other Members or with site administrators in order to facilitate Member interactions, discussions, and meetings.
Any personal information you submit to us may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders. Additionally, we may access or disclose your personal information if we believe it is necessary to: (a) comply with the law, or legal process served on us; (b) protect and defend our legal rights or our property, including enforcement of any agreements; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our clients, employees, partners, or members of the public.
Links to Third Party Sites
Our website contains links to other sites, including social networking, job posting, and shopping sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our website.
Our Commitment to Data Security
Our website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the data under our control. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to protect information using both server authentication and data encryption to help ensure that your information is safe, secure, and available only to you. We also implement an advanced security method based on dynamic data and encoded session identifications, and host our website in a secure server environment that uses a firewall and other advanced technology to prevent interference or access from outside intruders. Finally, we provide unique user names and passwords that must be entered each time a customer logs on to our software. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of your information.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
We believe that protecting the privacy of children is especially important. Therefore we do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 18, and no part of our website or software is structured to attract anyone under 18. If you are a parent, and believe that we have stored personal identification about your child under the age of 18, please contact us, and we will immediately investigate, and delete any personal information we may have stored about that child.
From time to time we send promotional materials or newsletters by email, as described above in “The Way We Use Information.” Any email you receive from us will include an “unsubscribe” link that you can use to prohibit us from sending any additional information, and our postal address.
How To Access Or Correct Your Information
If you are a Member, you can access your information, and change it as follows:
- After logging in, click on "My account" on the top right of the home page.
- Select the appropriate tabe to edit information described in the tab.
Your information will be changed in our records, and the screen should update to reflect this new information.
If you have contacted us by email, or you are a Member, and the above method does not work, please email or write us. You can find our contact information in the “Contact Us” section at the end of this statement.
Changes to This Statement
We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this statement, we will revise the “last revised” date at the top of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement, or material changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing them, and giving you the option to opt-out of the new policy or procedures, or by sending you a notification of the changes directly, prior to implementing them. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to stay informed about how PSVillage collects and uses your private information. You can always view and print the most recent version of this privacy statement at http://www.psvillage.com/page/privacy-policy.
How To Contact Us
We welcome your comments regarding this privacy statement, and our privacy practices. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us. You can contact us by email or by regular mail.
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