Collection of Information
PHC collects personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. PHC also may collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about the hardware and software of your computer or other accessing device that may be collected by the PHC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is utilized by the PHC for the operation of the Website, to maintain quality of the Website, and to provide general statistics regarding use of PHC.
Please keep in mind that if you access any public message or chat boards through PHC Website and disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data there, such information may be collected and used by others.
Use of Your Personal Information
PHC collects and uses your personal information to operate our Website and to deliver the programs and services you have requested or conduct the events you have selected. PHC also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other programs, events or services available from PHC. PHC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services, programs or events or of potential new services, programs or events that may be offered.
PHC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. PHC may periodically contact you on behalf of external partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those instances, your unique personally identifiable information (name, address, telephone number, email) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, PHC may share data with trusted partners to assist us in delivery of our programs, performing statistical analysis, sending you email or postal mail, providing customer support, or arranging for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to PHC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
PHC does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
PHC monitors and tracks the pages and websites our viewers visit within PHC Website in order to determine what programs, events and services PHC are most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within PHC to participants and supporters whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
PHC will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) protect and defend the rights or property of PHC; (b) satisfy the requirements of the law or comply with legal process served on PHC or the Website; or, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of PHC or the public.
PHC uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenient feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize PHC pages, or register with PHC Website or services, a cookie helps recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, mailing addresses, and so on. When you return to the same PHC Website or page within the Website, the information you previously entered can be retrieved, so you can easily use the PHC features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of PHC services or the Website you visit.
Security of Your Personal Information
PHC takes steps to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. PHC secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol PHC uses generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to it, 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 reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.