How we protect your privacy
Last updated: January 2009
PSA is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. The purpose of this privacy statement is to explain to you how we collect and use information on our Web site.
Please note: As our site develops, this privacy statement may change with it. Because we want you to always know what you can expect from us regarding your privacy, we will change the "Last updated" date above whenever we change this online privacy statement.
Information we may collect
If you pass through the PSA web site without logging in or utilizing any of our products, you are anonymous. Personally identifying information - such as your name, phone number, or email or physical address - is not collected.
If you do register with our site, subscribe to our newsletter, submit questions or comments, or use any other services, then personally identifying information may be collected. The type of this personal information may vary but may include your name, phone number, email address, billing and shipping information, and general demographic information.
Tracking Web site activity
To help the PSA better understand how our Web site is being used, we track the activity of both anonymous visitors and known visitors to our site. "Cookies" are an important part of this system. A cookie is nothing more than a small file or a string of text on your computer. It is important to know that there are two major types of cookies. Session cookies are created when you access a Web site and are deleted when you close your Web browser. A persistent cookie is stored on your computer for a set period of time. We may use both types of cookies to implement our Web site properly. Persistent cookies with an expiration date of more than one year may be used to track visitor statistics, to allow you to continue to access member-only content without repeatedly logging in, to allow you to retain personalized settings of our Web site, or for other purposes. We cannot guarantee that our site will work with your custom options, but you do have the option of configuring your browser to not accept certain cookies or cookies altogether. Cookies may be required for certain parts of our Web site to function correctly.
Using personal information
Sharing personal information
Should you login, expressing your desire to share your information with us, we may pass information on to potential clients or matches.
We may also release your personal information if required by law to do so or if we feel that such release is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of our members, employees, and other associated entities; to protect the rights or property of PSA; or to protect the general public in critical situations. Your information may also be entered into our database; access to this database is restricted and usage is closely monitored.
Protecting personal information
PSA employs security measures to defend against unauthorized access to personal information and against unauthorized alteration, destruction, or divulgence of personal information. All personal information released to our business partners is held strictly confidential, and their use of this information outside of our authorization is severely restricted; unauthorized use of personal information supplied to our partners may lead to termination, prosecution, or other disciplinary action.