PRIVACY POLICY

Effective 11/3/2020
 
Purpose:
This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains the personal information that PEPOK INSTITUTE (“PI”, “Our,” “We,” or “Us”) collects from you, or that you may provide to us through our web site (the “Site”)
 
This Privacy Policy is only applicable to personal data that PI collects through the Site. It does not apply to any other web sites that may be reachable or accessible through the Site.
 
Please read this Policy carefully to ensure you understand our policies and practices regarding how we handle your information. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you may choose not to use the Site.
 
By accessing or using the PI website, you agree to this privacy policy and to the internal handling and transfer of your data herein described. This Policy is subject to change from time to time, as needed. Your continued use of the Site after changes we make is considered to be acceptance of those changes. Please ensure you check the PRIVACY POLICY periodically for updates.
 
Children Under the Age of 13
 
The PI website is not for use by children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this website or on or through any of its features. If we become aware that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please email us at privacy@pepokinstitute.com.  
 
Definition: Personal Information/Data – Data the relates to you as an individual which would be considered personally identifiable information, such as your name, job title, email address, telephone number.
 
PERSONAL INFORMATION/DATA WE COLLECT
 
Information You Provide to Us:
 
We collect information you provide us voluntarily through our Contact form, if you download free information, or respond to a marketing campaign. This may include your name, job title, company name, web site, email address, phone number, and state of residence.
 
Information We Collect Through the Use of our Site Technology:

Cookies and Web Beacons
We use cookies on the Site. A cookie is a small text file sent from a web server to a web browser and stored on the web browser on your computer hard drive. Every time the browser makes a request to the web server for a web page, the cookie communicates with the web server which enables the server to identify and track the web browser.
 
A cookie notification banner will appear on the first page of the Site with a consent option. Until you consent to the use of cookies through this banner, the cookie setting functionality will not work on the Site.
 
Pages of this website may also contain web beacons which are small files that allow us to count users who have visited those pages or for other website related statistics.
 
We use cookies and web beacons to help us understand your Site utilization which allows us to improve the Site’s usability and also provide you with a more personalized experience. 
 
IP Address and Device Identification
 
When you navigate through the Site, we may collect your IP address, your device type, operating system, and browser information. The information gathered may allow us to determine your ISP and/or geographic area but will not allow us to determine your personal identity. No links will ever be made between your personal data and your device identification information, your IP address, or your browser information. We treat all of these items as if they were personal data.
 
Information We Collect Through Third Parties:

The information we collect about you through the Site may be supplemented with information received from third parties, including Third Party Analytics Data, in order to allow us to better serve you, personalize content for you, and provide you with information we believe you may find useful.
 
INFORMATION USE, DISCLOSURE, AND PROTECTION
 
How We Use Your Information:

We use information we collect about you in order to better serve you and improve your experience with our Site. We may use your information in the following ways:
 

  • Responding to service inquiries or quote requests

  • Registering users for PI sponsored events or promotional offerings

  • Responding to information requests or feedback

  • Conducting market research, including research about potential new solutions and/or services

  • Contacting you for marketing, advertising, or sales purposes

  • Billing collection for services rendered

  • Notifying you, from time to time, about changes to the Site or to solutions and services we provide

  • Notifying you of the availability of free white papers

  • Responding to any requests required by law, or to protect PI rights, property, and safety, as well as that of our users

  • To report any suspected criminal activities

  • For fraud prevention

 
How We Disclose Your Information:

We do not and will not sell or rent your personal data to any third parties. We may, however, disclose aggregated information we’ve collected about our users which does not identify an individual, without restriction. The following are some of the ways we may disclose your personal data:
 

  • To third parties who support PI service offerings and business, including those with whom we partner to deliver webinars

  • To comply with the law, as required, we may disclose account information or other personal data, or to protect PI rights, property and safety as well as that of our users

    • This potentially includes the sharing of personal data with other organizations for the purpose of fraud protection and reduction of credit risk

  • Disclosure and transfer of data to a subsequent owner, co-owner, or Site operator as the result of a sale of PI assets, merger, consolidation, or bankruptcy

    • This potentially includes the transfer of personal data to prospective purchasers

  • Testimonials - PI may post any positive feedback you choose to provide to us either on the Site or in material promoting or describing PI and its service offerings. PI will contact you to obtain your written consent before publishing any provided feedback.

 
Protection of Your Personal Data: 

The protection and security of your personal data is of vital importance to PI. We’ve implemented administrative, technical and physical safeguards to ensure the protection of your personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, or inappropriate usage.
 
PI uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption to protect all of the data collection forms on the Site. Additionally, access to your personal data is restricted to specific individuals and use is kept to the minimum necessary for those individuals to fulfill their responsibilities. No payment information is directly collected on this site.
 
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. If you have created a user name and a password for access to specific parts of the Site, you are responsible for ensuring that your user name and password are kept confidential. Do not share your user name or password with anyone.
 
Please note that although we take measures to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted the Site. Any transmission of information is at your own risk and PI is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.
 
YOUR OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
 
If you desire to prevent data from being utilized by Google Analytics, you can install Google’s opt-out browser add-on.
 
You may set your browser’s Do Not Track (DNT) option which informs websites you are visiting know that you don’t want the websites to collect your personal data.
 
QUESTIONS
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please feel free to reach out to privacy@pepokinstitute. We will do our best to respond promptly.
 
CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE/YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
 
California residents using the Site have the right to request that we provide certain information pertaining to our disclosure of your personal data to any third parties for direct marketing purposes. All requests for this purpose can be made by email to privacy@pepokinstitute.com.
 
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA) / EUROPEAN UNION (EU)
 
PI does not directly conduct business in any EEA/EU countries, nor direct any marketing campaigns specifically or intentionally toward any users residing in the EEA/EU. The PI Home page will have a banner that indicates the fact that the PI Site uses cookies and that provides all users, including those from the EU who may visit the site, the opportunity to agree to or decline the use of cookies. A link to this PRIVACY POLICY is also provided. If users, including EEA/EU users, choose not to accept the use of cookies, no cookies, including third party cookies. will be set.
 
If you are an EEA/EU user and have provided your contact information through the site and would like to have it removed, please send an email to privacy@pepokinstitute.com.
 
Changes to this Policy
It is PI policy to post any changes it makes to its Policy on this page. If PI makes material changes to users’ information is handled, a notice will be posted on the Site home page.
 
Please send any questions or suggestions regarding this policy to PEPOK INSTITUTE at privacy@pepokinsitutue.com.

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