PESTTREND operates an Internet site (the “Site”) intended for business, professional and academic visitors and their organizations. Portions of this Site are available to all users; access to certain portions is restricted to users who register or otherwise qualify for such access. This Site is not intended for general public consumers.
You acknowledge and agree that you are using this Site in a business, professional, or academic capacity, and that you and the business, professional, or academic organization on whose behalf you are using this Site are subject to the PESTTREND Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms and Conditions”), and accept them in full, as they may be modified by PESTTREND from time-to-time and posted on this Site. The term “you” refers to both you and your organization.
By visiting the Site, you accept and consent to the practices described in this Policy.
1. PESTTREND Gathers Personal Information. By gathering information from and about users of the Site, PESTTREND is able to personalize and continually improve the Site and services provided through the Site. You acknowledge and agree that PESTTREND owns all information collected on or through the Site.
Types of information gathered by PESTTREND on or through the Site include information: (i) given by users, (ii) obtained automatically, (iii) obtained from cookies and comparable technologies, (iv) obtained from email communications, and (v) obtained from other sources.
(i) Information Given By Users
PESTTREND receives and stores information that you enter on the Site or send to PESTTREND in any way. You send information to PESTTREND when you: search the Site, contribute submissions, establish an account, buy a product, post a message, participate in a forum or questionnaire, or communicate with customer service. As a result of these actions, you might supply PESTTREND with information such as the your: name, address, phone number and other contact information; e-mail address; profession and interests related thereto; employer; e-mail addresses that you wish to send a membership request to.
You can choose not to provide certain information, but PESTTREND , as a result, might not allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.
PESTTREND uses the information that you provide to: respond to your requests, customize the Site, improve the Site’s services and products, and communicate with you.
You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information on Interactive Areas (1) of the Site, third parties can collect and use this information to send you unsolicited messages. Such activities of third parties are beyond PESTTREND ’s control, and PESTTREND is not responsible for such activities or the discovery of your identity.
(ii) Information Obtained Automatically
Certain information is automatically received and stored by PESTTREND whenever you interact with PESTTREND and/or the Site. Examples of this information are: the internet protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your computer to the internet; your e-mail address; your computer and connection information such as browser type and version; your operating system and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) clickstream to, through, and from the Site, including dates and times; cookie numbers.
You cannot delete traces of your activity on the Site, including messages you posted to Interactive Areas of the Site. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help users visit web sites anonymously. PESTTREND does not prohibit the use of these utilities; however, PESTTREND may not be able to provide you with a personalized experience at the Site if PESTTREND cannot identify you.
(iii) Information Obtained From Cookies and Comparable Technologies
The Site uses “cookies” and/or comparable technologies to obtain information when a web browser accesses the Site. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that PESTTREND transfers to your computer hard drive through your web browser to enable PESTTREND ’s system to recognize your browser. Cookies allow you to take full advantage of the Site’s features. New information technologies are always being developed and PESTTREND may use such technologies for information collection purposes. Use of these new technologies is contemplated by and consistent with the terms of this Policy.
(iv) Information Obtained From E-mail Communications
PESTTREND may receive information through e-mail communications. When you open an e-mail from PESTTREND , a confirmation notice with certain information is sent to PESTTREND , provided your computer supports such capabilities.
(v) Information Obtained from Other Sources
To improve, enhance, or expand the Site and services offered through the Site (for example, to provide better information, products, and special offers), PESTTREND may:
(a) obtain information about you from other sources and add this information to its account information.
(b) compare its customer list to lists received from other companies and use such lists to supplement its own information.
(c) obtain updated delivery and address information from its shippers or other sources so that it can correct its records and deliver purchases and communications more easily.
(d) receive reports from third parties that provide information obtained from or about users of the Site or potential users of the Site.
(e) collect information on or through the Site directly, or it may rely on agents or independent contractors to collect and/or analyze such information.
2. PESTTREND May Share Your Information.
You have the opportunity not to disclose personal information on the Site. When you provide personal information on the Site, however, you consent to PESTTREND ’s use of the information as provided in this Policy. By use of the Site, you acknowledge and agree that in instances where you make confidential information available through public disclosure or otherwise, PESTTREND will not be liable for any claim arising from or in connection with the disclosure of such information.
Information about you and other users of the Site is important to PESTTREND ’s business. PESTTREND shares customer information with its Affiliates (2). Additionally, PESTTREND may share or sell customer information it has compiled to non-related distributors and/or third parties to: (i) partner with other businesses, (ii) delegate duties to contractors, (iii) participate in promotional offers, (iv) engage in business transactions, and (v) protect the company and others.
(i) Disclosure of Information to Business Partners
PESTTREND works closely with other businesses, including business partners such as distributors, suppliers and service providers. In some cases, these businesses sell offerings to users of the Site or offer products and services on the Site. In other cases, PESTTREND provides services or sells products jointly with these businesses. As a result, PESTTREND may share customer information with these businesses. In addition, PESTTREND may provide business partners and/or third parties with aggregate statistics and non-identifying information about users of the Site, trends,transactions, or other activities.
ii) Disclosure of Information to Delegate Duties to Contractors
PESTTREND and its Affiliates may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf, including functions concerning Site user information. PESTTREND may employ another company to provide or collect information, fulfill orders, deliver packages, send postal mail and e-mail, remove repetitive information from customer lists, analyze data, provide marketing assistance, process payments, and provide customer service.
(iii) Disclosure of Information to Participate in Promotional Offers
PESTTREND , on its own behalf and on behalf of other businesses, may use and/or disclose customer information for the purpose of sending promotional offers to selected groups of Site users.
(iv) Disclosure of Information in the Course of Business Transfers
As PESTTREND continues to develop its business and the Site, it is possible that PESTTREND may sell or buy other companies or assets. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. As such, customer information may be disclosed. In addition, in the event another company or individual acquires substantially all of PESTTREND ’s stock or assets, Site user information would be an asset transferred to such acquiring company or individual, making disclosure necessary.
(v) Disclosure of Information to Protect the Company and Others
PESTTREND may exchange information with other companies and organizations to protect against fraud and reduce credit risks. In addition, PESTTREND may release account and other personal information when it reasonably believes that the release of such information is necessary to: (a) comply with the law, (b) enforce or apply the Site Terms and Conditions or other agreements, (c) protect the rights, property, or safety of PESTTREND and its Affiliates, or (d) protect the rights, property, or safety of Site users and/or others
3. PESTTREND Takes Measures To Protect Confidential Information
PESTTREND works to protect the security of confidential customer information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) software, which encrypts certain information input by users of the Site.
PESTTREND will protect credit card and/or other account information when confirming purchase orders. PESTTREND may, however, transmit the entire credit card and/or account number to the appropriate credit card company or financial institution in order to process the order.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your passwords and computer.You should be sure to sign off when you are finished using a shared computer.
4. You Can Access Your Own Account Information.
PESTTREND gives you access to information about your account for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. This includes viewing and updating information about your personal data, personalization preferences, and any subscriptions or communities.
5. You Can Choose Not to Provide Information.
You may choose not to provide information to PESTTREND , though that might prevent you from making a purchase or taking advantage of some Site features.
You can add or update certain account information as described in Section 4 above. When you update information, PESTTREND may keep for its records a copy of the prior version(s) of your account information.
6. The Site is Not Intended For Children.
The Site and the products, services, and information on the site are not intended for children. If you are under the age of 16, you should not use the Site.
7. Privacy Disputes are Subject to the Terms and Conditions; This Policy May Be Revised.
Visits to the Site and disputes over privacy are subject to this Policy and the Terms and Conditions. As a result, any and all disputes will be subject to the: (i) limitation on damages provision, (ii) arbitration provision, and (iii) governing law provision found in the Terms and Conditions.
Because the Site and PESTTREND ’s business change constantly, this Policy and the Terms and Conditions will change. Use of information that PESTTREND gathers is subject to the Policy in effect at the time of use. You should check the Site frequently to see recent changes.
If you have anyconcern about privacy at the Site, please send a description of your concern to webmaster@PESTTREND .com.
8. There Are Special Provisions Governing European Site Users.
IF YOU RESIDE IN A MEMBER STATE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT PESTTREND MAY COLLECT, USE, DISCLOSE AND TRANSFER YOUR PERSONAL DATA AS DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY AND ANY AMENDMENTS HERETO.
YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT PESTTREND MAY TRANSFER YOUR PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, INCLUDING TO THE UNITED STATES, FOR ANY PURPOSE CONSISTENT WITH THIS POLICY.
YOU MAY ONLY USE THE SITE IF YOU CONSENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY.
THE UNITED STATES HAS NOT BEEN DEEMED TO PROVIDE “ADEQUATE” DATA PROTECTIONS COMPARABLE TO THOSE MANDATED IN THE EUROPEAN UNION.
(1) “Interactive Areas” include chat rooms, news groups, bulletin boards, the Site’s guestbook, and other interactive forums
(2) “Affiliates” includes all subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors, agents, employees, owners, officers, and directors