PCICompliance.com®, is the leading site focused exclusively on PCI DSS compliance.
What Information Do We Collect?
When visiting the PCICompliance.com Website, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you voluntarily choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis such as name, address, email address and credit card information and Website use information gathered on a collective basis as you and others browse our Website.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
You will provide us information about yourself, your firm or company and your practices when you register to be a member of the PCICompliance.com, register for certain services or register for e-mail newsletters and alerts. You may also provide additional comments on how you see PCICompliance.com serving your needs and interests.
If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses. If you use PCICompliance.com’s “E-mail this page” feature to send a copy of that page to someone else, your e-mail address will appear as the sender of the e-mail. Both your e-mail address and the recipient’s e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose. PCICompliance.com does not store this information and used for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Generally, we use personal information for purposes of managing and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable.
PCICompliance.com allows you the choice to opt-out of having your information used for purposes not directly related to our site, when we ask for the information.
Until you explicitly opt-in for the first time, PCICompliance.com considers you in the opt-out category. PCICompliance.com always notifies its customers when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.
You may not opt-out of receiving information regarding the security, initial use, expiration product enhancement of any of our Seal programs, or any other services we provide online and off. If you no longer wish to receive these notifications then you must deactivate your account.
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts may be used by PCICompliance.com and our marketing partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers (Google and Silverpop). These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user click activity as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.
Analytics / Log Files
As is true of most Websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting
We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
Social Media Widgets
Sharing Information with Third Parties
We also use third parties to facilitate our business, including, but not limited to, sending e-mail and processing credit card payments. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our partners and other third parties may have access to your personal information for use in connection with business activities. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, e-mail, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or any dissolution. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
E-mail is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by e-mail. The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number, national ID, personal health information) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link—https://www.globalsign.com/en/ssl/
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
If your personal information changes or if you no longer desire our service, you may, correct, update, delete/remove or deactivate it by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or Affiliated Parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, the Site, the users of the Site, and/or our Affiliated Parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of the Site, us, or third parties.
What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website?
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the change becoming effective.
From time to time, PCICompliance.com may conduct customer satisfaction surveys concerning the certification process and usability functions related to our Website, or any other future service we may provide, in order to improve our services and programs. We welcome member feedback, always, but the contact information requested in the surveys is optional. We also occasionally share this survey data with third parties, but only in a cumulative, statistical format, without disclosing any personal or identifying information of PCICompliance.com members.
Press Releases and Media Relations
To request a press release or media relations kit, or in order to contact a member of our Media/Public Relations department, PCICompliance.com requires that you enter your e-mail address, name, company, phone number and reason for inquiry, either on our Web form, or by phone to fulfill your request. PCICompliance.com will not share the information you provide with any third-party companies, without your permission, with the exception of any third-party company we may retain for distribution of press releases to the public.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at email@example.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We post customer testimonials on our Website which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer’s consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use live chat to assist you with questions about our products. If our live chat is offline we will collect your name and email address so that we may reply to your request.
Blog / Forum
Our Website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.