1. Information Collected by Pacific Imports
Pacific Imports collects two types of information about users: personal information (such as name and e-mail address) and aggregate information (such as information about how many users log on to our sites on a daily basis).
2. Personal Information
Personal information is collected when users voluntarily register for web hosting subscription services. These services include receiving electronic newsletters, creating personal web hosting profiles, purchasing services, and other promotional opportunities provided on our site. We may collect personal information from you in other areas of our site, but we will provide on-screen notification that we are doing so. We may receive personal usage and demographic information from our third-party partners, and we also collect e-mail addresses from users who send us support mail or request technical support or other help. This information enables Pacific Imports to improve our site to make your online visits more productive and enjoyable.
3. Aggregate Information
One method of collecting aggregate information about your activities online (such as the pages you access most frequently or the search terms you enter), and information volunteered by you (such as survey or demographic registration information), is by tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Web. The computers that deliver the Web pages to you automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address.
Our site records IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to provide aggregate data to advertisers about the volume of use within our site. We also create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers and partners thus allowing these parties to advertise more effectively, and allows us to provide advertisements that are most relevant to your personal interests. An advertiser will not know that you clicked its advertisement unless you voluntarily and explicitly permit us to provide such information.
Our site may use 'cookies' to record information. A cookie is a small data file that Web sites store on your hard drive when you visit them. Cookies allow us to measure activity on our site and to improve your user experience by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences, and allowing you to visit various members-only parts of our site without re-registering. Cookies allow us to determine which areas and features of our site are most popular by measuring user activity. This information allows us to make improvements and updates to improve your Pacific Imports experience.
5. Sharing Data with Pacific Imports Affiliates, Service Providers and Third Parties
Pacific Imports may share the personal and aggregate information we collect with our affiliates and other sites operated by or for PacificImports.ca. When you register to use our web hosting services, we may share your registration information with content or service providers. For instance, the personal information that you provide us may be shared with the companies that provide those services in order to retrieve your password when necessary. Pacific Imports shares aggregate information with third parties for advertising and promotional purposes. With user permission, Pacific Imports accesses personal information on behalf of prescreened third parties for marketing or promotional purposes. We will always request permission to share such information on our sites. Pacific Imports may also share personal information with consultants and affiliates for internal business purposes and may divulge personal information if such information is subpoenaed, or if Pacific Imports believes that web hosting subscriptions have been used to commit unlawful acts, or acts that may endanger the health or safety of another user or of the general public. In some situations, we will share your personal information, on a confidential basis, with third parties who perform a particular service on our behalf, such as sending e-mail. These parties are not allowed to use personal information except for the limited purpose of providing the particular service on our behalf. In addition, Pacific Imports receives personal usage and demographic information from third parties and uses this information to improve our products and services.
Pacific Imports may use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our site. This company may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to our and other affiliate sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services of interest to you. In addition, we share Web site usage information about visitors to our sites with such company for the purpose of managing and targeting advertisements on our site. Contact us if you would like more information about the information collection practices of third-party advertising companies and to know your choices about not having this information used.
6. Electronic Newsletters
Our site may offer free electronic newsletters as a service to our users. You will only receive a newsletter if you agree to receive it during registration to one of the areas of our site. We will not divulge your membership in a newsletter mailing list to any third parties, including advertisers or partners. If you have registered through our online registration system and have subscribed to one or more of Pacific Imports's e-mail newsletters but do not want to continue receiving such e-mail newsletter(s), please send an e-mail to epacific@PacificImports.ca.
7. Pacific Imports Safe Shopping
Pacific Imports's membership and subscription services may require credit card and personal contact information. Pacific Imports's credit card transaction services store your information and send it to the merchant automatically when you make your purchase, using encryption technology to protect your information during this transfer. We strive to make your online shopping experience as worry-free as possible. We use secure server software (SSL), the industry standard for ensuring the security of your electronic commerce transactions. SSL encrypts all of your personal information transmitted over the Internet, including your credit card number and name and address. This technology is designed to protect your information by rendering it useless, should it ever be intercepted in transit. We will continue to provide the highest level of security by implementing improved technologies as they become available.
8. CHILDREN AND PRIVACY
Pacific Imports encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online, and to be familiar with the sites their children visit. In various sections of our sites, we ask whether users are under the age of 18 or 13. Pacific Imports relies on our users to be truthful in responding to these questions.
Individuals Under 13
No information should be submitted to or posted on our sites by users under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not allowed to become registered users of our sites. Please read our page explaining the Federal Trade Commision's [FTC] COPPA Act - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act for additional infomation.
Individuals 13 Through 17
Pacific Imports requests that children under the age of 18 not submit or post information to our site. If an individual between the ages of 13 and 17 does so, Pacific Imports may collect information (including personally identifying information). This information may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by Pacific Imports and may, with the user's permission, be shared with prescreened third parties. If a user or his/her parent or guardian changes his/her mind with respect to such use, that user, parent or guardian may stop that use either by e-mail request or by modifying his/her registration information online.
9. Links to Other Sites
The use of any information or materials that you may access at these external sites is purely voluntary. You should not rely on their contents without independent and thorough review of the accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, timeliness and correct sequencing. These external sites may also refer to specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise. Unless Pacific Imports has provided explicit authority, such references in no way indicate our endorsement, recommendation or preference.
10. Additional Information
No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of Pacific Imports to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, Pacific Imports cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall Pacific Imports be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages that result from the use of the information or materials on our site, even if Pacific Imports or an authorized representative of Pacific Imports, has been advised of the possibility of such damages. This section also should be read in conjunction with our full Terms of Service.