our primary goal in collecting information from users is to provide a site with integrity and to enable us to provide you with
efficient and professional services.
(a) user information. to request information concerning our services, users may contact us using our online request form or
automated email, where they are required to provide us with user information, including personally identifiable information such as name, address, email and other information.
(b) usage information. we also automatically track certain information about users based upon their behavior in the site. such information may include the url that the user just came from, which url the user next goes to, what browser the user is using, and the user’s ip address.
users may be redirected from the site to a third party site in order to use such third party’s online tools or access such third party’s information. users may provide that third party with personally identifiable information, or other information which may be requested or collected by such third party. [pat fox] does not have access to that information, and a user’s disclosure of such information to a third party is at its own risk and subject to such third party’s privacy terms.
generally, we use information about our users to analyze site usage, to improve our content and service offerings and to
customize our site’s content, layout, and services to meet our users’ needs. we use information to process user requests, to contact users regarding their use of, changes to, or new services that we offer, and to do internal research on our users’
demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve our users. we may use information to market our related services, however, the individual or organization will always be given the opportunity to elect not to receive further marketing information from us.
pat fox consulting’s policies regarding the disclosure of user information are as follows:
we do not sell, rent or loan user information to any third party.
we will obtain permission before disclosing any user information for a purpose not authorized by a user.
we may occasionally aggregate our user information and disclose such information to third parties in aggregate form for a number of business purposes, including running and enhancing the site. in these situations, we do not disclose any information that could be used to personally identify our users.
occasionally, we may disclose user information to third parties we engage to facilitate our services. in such instances, we obligate those third parties to conform to our privacy standards. in addition, our corporate policies require that employees with access to confidential information about our users may not use or disclose the information except for pat fox’s business use.
we reserve the right to disclose or report information about our users in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under law, to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, and to protect our rights or the rights of our users.
any time a user enters information on the site, we encrypt it using secure socket layer (ssl) technology. ssl protects information as it crosses the internet. to support this technology, users need an ssl-capable browser, preferably with strong encryption.