Last updated: [7/11/2018]
1. The Types of Information We Collect About You
When you enter and browse the Site, we may collect two different types of information about you: information you provide to us, and information we collect through technology.
2. Information You Provide to Us
You may voluntarily provide information, for example, in a request to receive Public Advocates Inc. news alerts or updates, that we collect and store in a way that allows us to relate it to you personally, including but not limited to your name, e-mail address, and phone number. We refer to such information as personally identifiable information. Additionally, we may collect and retain a record of all communications with you.
4. Our Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information
We may also store your personally identifiable information and share it with our affiliates. We may use or disclose this information for marketing, research and other business purposes, and we may associate your personally identifiable information with other information we collect about you, such as details about your usage patterns and interests, but we will not sell this information or disclose it to unaffiliated third parties.
We may also use service providers to operate our Site and employ other persons to perform work on our behalf. These companies and individuals may have access to your personally identifiable information, but only as needed to perform their functions. These companies and individuals may not use your personally identifiable information for another purpose.
5. How We Use Your Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information is information that does not personally identify you, including anonymous information and aggregate data. We may use this information to understand better how our visitors use the Site, research our visitors’ demographics, interests, and behavior, improve the Site, provide visitors with customized services and information, and for other similar purposes. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information. We may share this information with others, such as investors, for information or promotional purposes, and may use this information in any manner permitted by law, but any disclosure that identifies you personally will be governed by Section 4.
6. Protection of Information
We endeavor to protect your personally identifiable information. We use technical, administrative and physical methods to maintain the integrity and security of our databases, including firewalls. Our database is regularly monitored and reviewed by a dedicated administrative staff member, and outdated and irrelevant information is purged from our records. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You will be notified in the event of a breach to our database or disallowed access to personally identifiable information. We will not be responsible or liable for any damages arising out of or in connection with the disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
7. Do Not Track and Disclosure of Information for Direct Marketing
We do not track our customers over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track signals. California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at Public Advocates Inc., 131 Steuart St., Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105.
9. Correcting your Information
You can review and change your personally identifiable information by logging into the Site and visiting your account profile page. You may also send us an email at email@example.com to request access to, correct or delete any personally identifiable information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your personally identifiable information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
We keep your personal information private and secure. When you register through our site, you provide your name and contact information. We keep this information within our organization and only use it for mailing distribution. We will not sell or share your name or contact information to other organizations or mailing lists.