This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Pittsoff.com does not own or control, or to people that Pittsoff.com does not employ or manage.
Information collection and use
Pittsoff.com may collect personal information when you register, when you use Pittsoff.com services and when you visit Pittsoff.com pages or the pages related to the content contained within Pittsoff.com. Pittsoff.com may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies in order to provide services you have requested from Pittsoff.com. We do not purchase any personal data from other companies.
Pittsoff.com collects information about your transactions with us and your use of the services that we offer.
Pittsoff.com automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, browser settings, and pages requested. Pittsoff.com also requires a cookie, used only to keep track of your login status.Pittsoff.com uses information for the following general purposes:
To fulfill your requests for products and services;
To improve our services;
To contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients;
To provide publisher correspondence via the Pittsoff.com Thank You Note program. As part of this program, Pittsoff.com may send e-mails containing a message from the publisher to the content purchaser. None of the purchaser's personal information is disclosed to the publisher through this program. We simply forward the publisher's Thank You Note and contact information to the purchaser on their behalf. Purchasers may opt out of receiving correspondence from this program at any time.
In order to publish or purchase content on Pittsoff.com.com, you will need to create an account. When you register for an account, we will ask for your first and last name, email address, country, and language preference. We will also ask you to create a username which will be visible if you post in the forums. Once you register and sign in to Pittsoff.com, you are not anonymous to us.
At the registration stage, you also have the opportunity to opt-in to news and updates from Pittsoff.com. If you choose to opt-in, we may send you email communications such as newsletters and invitations to Pittsoff.com meet-ups in your area.
Whether or not you opt-in to news and updates from Pittsoff.com, there are still certain (very rare) types of email communications you will receive from Pittsoff.com. These communications include site-critical announcements, changes to our Member Agreement, and any other communication it is necessary for all of our members to receive.
When you place an order on our site, we will ask for the name, shipping address, and phone number where you would like to receive your package. This information is used for the purpose of shipping your order. We will have to share your name and address with our shipping partners in order to complete the shipment, but our shipping partners are not permitted to use your information for any other purpose.
At the next step of the ordering process, we will ask for your payment information and billing address. If you do not elect to pay with Paypal, we will ask for your credit card number, card security code, and expiration date. This information is processed through Verisign for the purpose of completing your transaction, and is encrypted through secure socket layer (SSL) technology.
NewsletterWhen you sign up for the newsletter at Pittsoff.com, you are taken to a subscription form for the Pittsoff.com newsletter. This form is provided by Pittsoff.com, who gathers our subscriptions and sends our newsletter on our behalf. The only information Pittsoff.com receives through this form is your email address, which they are not authorized to use for any purpose other than sending you the Pittsoff.com newsletter.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Pittsoff.com does not share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies. We only share your personal information with third parties in the following circumstances:
Agents: We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Pittsoff.com under confidentiality agreements. These companies may only use your data as directed by Pittsoff.com, which includes using your personal information to help Pittsoff.com communicate with you, printing and shipping your books, discs, and other products, and completing financial transactions. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information, nor do they have any right to contact you for matters not pertaining to Pittsoff.com.
Service Providers: If you opt-in to receive newsletters and other email communications from Pittsoff.com, your email address will be collected and stored by Pittsoff.com, our email campaign service provider. Pittsoff.com.com will not use your information for any purpose other than sending you emails on behalf of Pittsoff.com. Pittsoff.com does not share your information with other third parties;
We may disclose your personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law;
If, as a registered creator, you enable your Thank You Note buyer notification option, you consent to permit Pittsoff.com to display the publisher name and e-mail address you provide on all Thank You Note correspondence to purchasers of your content.
If you include your personal information in content that you upload for posting and/or purchase on the Pittsoff.com web site, that information may be widely available to other users.
If you use our E-mail a Friend option to refer someone to a content page on our site, we will collect your friend's name and email address. This information is used only to email your friend the page you requested, and is not stored or used for any other purpose.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. Pittsoff.com will set and access Pittsoff.com cookies on your computer. The information stored by our cookies is linked only to your email and password. We do not link other personally identifiable information you provide to cookies. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. Pittsoff.com uses session ID cookies to ensure that you are recognized when you move from page to page within Pittsoff.com. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies to identify your time zone, language preference, and/or country, as well as to allow you to use the Pittsoff.com forums. You can manually delete cookies at any time by following the directions given in your Internet browser's Help file. If you reject cookies, you will be able to browse the site, but you will not be able to purchase or publish any Pittsoff.com content or participate in the forums.
Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences
You can edit your account information at any time. Certain communications from Pittsoff.com, such as critical service announcements and administrative messages, are considered part of Pittsoff.com membership and you may not opt out of receiving them. You may opt out of receiving the Pittsoff.com newsletter, meet-up invitations, and other non-critical Pittsoff.com communications under Manage Account Preferences in the My Account tab. This section is also where you can change the email address, password, language, country, and currency associated with your account.
You may delete your Pittsoff.com account by clicking the 'Cancel my account' link in the Personal Information section of the My Account tab.
If you have published material to Pittsoff.com as a creator, that material may remain in some form on the site even after you retire it from public view, particularly if you have granted permission for it to be used as part of a collaborative project that exists elsewhere on the site. You may also correct, update, delete, or deactivate personal information by contacting us, or at the mailing address listed below.
Confidentiality and Security
We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.
Your Pittsoff.com Account Information is password-protected. You are responsible for not sharing your password.
In certain areas Pittsoff.com uses industry-standard SSL encryption to protect data transmissions related to commerce.
Pittsoff.com may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Pittsoff.com account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.