Personal and Other Information
Through your interaction and use of our Site, PTI may collect "Personal Information", which is information that identifies or relates to an individual. As examples, Personal Information may include your name, physical address, telephone number, e-mail address, company affiliation, and associated interests.
PTI may also collect "Other Information" through your interaction with and use of the Site, which is not directly related to an individual. As examples, Other Information may include browser and device information, data collected through automated electronic interactions, application usage data, demographic information, geographic or geo-location information, and statistical or aggregated data.
Statistical or aggregated data does not directly identify a specify person, but it may be derived from Personal Information. For example, we may aggregate Personal Information to calculate the percentage of users in a particular zip code.
In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information. In such cases, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
Information You Provide to Us
If you request or provide Personal Information through our Site using our online contact form, we store the Personal Information you provide to assist us in responding to your requests.
We may combine your data with research tools and information from other sources. Unless you request otherwise, we may keep your Personal Information for future consideration. If you provide Personal Information through links to third party websites, you may be asked to provide additional information by these websites.
Information We Collect by Automated Tools
Cookies are small pieces of data or data files that are sent by a website to your web browser and stored on your computer. They are used to understand general traffic patterns on our Site. The Other Information stored in the cookie is used for statistical tracking and other purposes, but not for individual identification. Cookies are also used to prefill forms so that you do not need to re-enter the data, such as when you apply for a job online. We may use the aggregated data to provide feedback to our web designers, content providers, or business managers to assist them in improving our Site and services offered.
Additionally, our web servers may log Other Information such as your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. We may also record Other Information such as the address of the webpage that referred you to our Site and the IP address of the device you use to connect to our Site. Additionally, we may log Other Information about your interaction with our Site, such as pages you visit.
We may also use third party web analytics to help us analyze how users engage with our Site. The Other Information collected will be disclosed to, or collected by, these third party service providers.
How We Use Your Personal Information
In accordance with applicable laws, PTI may use your Personal and Other Information for the purposes listed below:
• to send you information you requested or "opted-in" to receive
• to respond to a request regarding PTI’s products
• to submit bids for proposals and contracts from governmental or private entities
• to identify, prevent, and protect against cybersecurity and other security events, espionage, fraud, unlawful activity, claims, and other liabilities
• to comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements and standards consistent with industry practices and our policies
Information We Share
Although PTI does not sell, rent, or loan your Personal or Other Information to any third party, we may disclose such information as listed below:
• if required by law or through a legal process
• when we submit bids for proposals and contracts from governmental or private entities
• when formally requested by law enforcement authorities or other government entities
• when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent harm or financial loss
• in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual espionage, cybersecurity or security events, or other fraudulent or illegal activity
• any other legal purpose
We also may transfer Personal Information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business and assets.
Privacy of Children
PTI does not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information from children under the age of 13 on the Site. We do not knowingly allow children to communicate with us. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us as provided below.
How We Protect Personal Information
While PTI is committed to protecting your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot fully eliminate all security risks. PTI maintains safeguards to protect Personal Information, but no Internet system can be 100% secure.
Changes to Privacy Statement
Links to Other Websites
This Privacy Statement applies only to our Site. You should be aware that through links you may be directed to other websites that we do not control. PTI has no control over the privacy notices, policies or practices of these other websites, and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of websites to which we link, list, rank or identify by means of a search. PTI takes no responsibility for the products, services, policies, or actions of third parties or the content of third party websites. When you leave our Site and go to a third party website, we encourage you to read the privacy policies and other notices posted.
Your Rights and Choices
At our Site, you can provide us information regarding your projects and which PTI products will be best suited to meet your needs. PTI does not send out Email Alerts for any purpose. If you receive an automatic email alert, please contact us immediately.
Your California Privacy Rights
California residents are entitled once a year, free of charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of certain categories of personal data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. We do not share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms. Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites and other online services with which a user communicates. There is no industry standard that governs what, if anything, websites should do when they receive these signals. PTI currently does not take action in response to these signals. If and when a standard is established and accepted, we will reassess how to respond to these signals.