Privacy


PCHOWTO, Incorporated Privacy Policy

 This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website? 
 When registering on our site you may be asked to enter your name, email address, or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information? 
 We may use the information we collect from you when you register or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize user's experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

How do we protect visitor information? 
 Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use 'cookies'?
 
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to keep a user logged in during a session and, if the user chooses, to remember a user is logged in for future visits.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your web browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:
 
If you disable cookies, you will not be able to login to our site.

Third Party Disclosure
 
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties.

Third party links
 
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.

California Online Privacy Protection Act
 
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
 
Users can visit our site anonymously.
 Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
 Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy', and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information:

  • By logging in to their account

How does our site handle do not track signals?
 
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
 
It's also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
 
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices 
 The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: 
 We will notify the users via email

  • Within 7 business days

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Privacy Shield 
http://www.knowledgeaccelerators.com/privacypolicy.html   

PCHowTo complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and/or Switzerland, to the United States. PCHowTo has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/ .

In compliance with the US-EU Privacy Shield, PCHOWTO commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. If you have any inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy, first contact PCHOWTO using the information at the bottom of this page. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by PCHOWTO, you should then contact the American Arbitration Association (AAA), using their contact information below. We will take steps to remedy any problems arising out of a failure to comply with the Safe Harbor principles.

Contacting Us 
 In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, PCHowTo commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. European Union and/or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact PCHowTo at:

www.knowledgeaccelerators.com 
 450 94th Ave. North
 St. Petersburg
 Florida
 33702
 United States of America
kgibson@knowledgeaccelerators.com 
 (813) 374-9436

PCHowTo has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to ICDR/AAA, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States, the EU, or Switzerland, as applicable. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not resolved your complaint, please contact or visit ICDR/AAA for more information or to file a complaint.

American Arbitration Association (AAA) 
 Online: https://apps.adr.org/webfile 

 By mail or fax:
 International Centre for Dispute Resolution
 A Division of the American Arbitration Association
 Case Filing Services
 1101 Laurel Oak Road, Suite 100
 Voorhees, NJ 08043
 Phone: (856) 435-6401
 Toll free number in the US (877) 495-4185
 Fax number (877) 304-8457
 Fax number outside the US: (212) 484-4178
 Email box: casefiling@adr.org  

The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over PCHowTo’s compliance with the Privacy Shield. If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information above.


 Last Updated on 2017-01-27