PCF Privacy and Information Security Procedures Policy

Publishers Circulation Fulfillment, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy of certain data that is collected from you and that you submit when you access this web site or web sites under our operation and control (collectively, the “Site”).

Please review this policy carefully. The Company reserves the right to change this privacy and information security procedures policy at any time, in which event the Site will contain a notice of the change. Changes will be effective immediately upon posting to the Site. By accessing the Site, you are indicating your agreement to the Company’s privacy and information security procedures policy. If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the Company at 502 Washington Avenue Suite 500 Towson, Maryland 21204.

This Privacy and Information Security Procedures Policy is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Maryland in the United States, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under or out of this Privacy and Information Security Procedures Policy shall lie exclusively with the state and federal courts within the State of Maryland. If any provision of this Privacy and Information Security Procedures Policy is found to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Privacy Policy, which shall remain in full force and effect.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE COMPANY HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN INFORMATION ON THE SITE, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR EXPENSES THAT MAY OCCUR WHILE ACCESSING THE SITE, OR ANY LINKED SITE, OR THE INABILITY TO ACCESS THESE SITES; OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE; OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE BREACH OF THIS PRIVACY AND INFORMATION SECURITY PROCEDURES POLICY, HOWEVER OCCASIONED.

In general, the information we collect is used to improve the Site’s content, and to contact you with answers to the questions you send to us via our Site. For more information on this Privacy and Information Security Procedures Policy, please read below.

What information does PCF capture about visitors to its Site?
Other than information you may enter or download onto the Site, the Site uses a standard log file format which captures: date and time of visit, referring address (location from which a visitor comes to pcfcorp.com), type of Internet browser, and visitor’s IP address. (Each computer that connects to the Internet is assigned a unique number, an IP address, for identification purposes). The log file does not capture a visitor’s email address.

Does PCF ask for personal information?
Yes. Several areas of the Site may ask for personal information. These include the job opportunity area of our Site as well as our response to your inquiries from the Contact Us page. In order to serve you better, we may require additional information from you, such as your address or phone number for a follow-up contact. Please do not provide information which you would not want forwarded in our email system for processing purposes or resolving requests.

If you would like to apply for a position with the Company (go to pcfjobs.com, or any page link to the job opportunities area), you will be required to provide certain information about yourself. For example, applicants for employment will be asked to provide, among other things, their name, title, address, phone number, and email address. (In the case of applications for employment, an additional Application Submission and Privacy Policy apply.) This area of the Site is secure and requires registration and a unique password for access.

The Site is not directed to children. The Company does not knowingly collect any personal information from children. If you are concerned about your child’s use of the Site, you may use web-filtering technology to supervise or limit access to the Site.

If you would like to apply for a position with the Company (go to pcfjobs.com, or any page link to the job opportunities area), you will be required to provide certain information about yourself. For example, applicants for employment will be asked to provide, among other things, their name, title, address, phone number, and email address. (In the case of applications for employment, a separate employment application submission and privacy policy and terms of use apply.) This area of the Site is secure and requires registration and a password for access.

The Site is not directed to children. The Company does not knowingly collect any personal information from children. If you are concerned about your child’s use of the Site, you may use web-filtering technology to supervise or limit access to the Site.

How does PCF use the information?
The information collected through this Site helps us identify the type of web site content our customers value most. We use this information to improve the Site and our services. We also use this information to contact you if the nature of your inquiry requires a response by medium other than e-mail. Our policy is to not give, sell or otherwise distribute the information collected through this Site to any third party, except as required or where necessary and permitted by law.

However, in order to respond to or resolve your service needs, we may provide your information to one of the publications we are contracted to provide delivery logistic services or to one of our contracted independent businesses that provide your delivery services. Our practice is to require our suppliers to conduct such activities consistent with this policy and our privacy requirements.

In the case of information submitted by job applicants, the Company uses the information obtained from registered users of the job opportunities areas of the Site only for job application purposes, although cookies may be used in those and other areas, as is described in this Policy.

Aggregated, non-identifiable information is utilized for Site analytical purposes only, to monitor and understand such things as web traffic patterns, the number of visitors to the Site, pages visited and length of stay, Site entry and exit points, all of which are used to improve the quality and usefulness of the Site. Log file data and other information gathered from registered users of the Site are used to improve customer experience.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that is placed by the web server into the browser’s application folder on your computer. It can contain attribute data needed by a website for remembering your stored login information or your personal settings preferences. Once placed onto your machine, the cookie will allow the Site to “recognize” you as a unique individual.

Does PCF use cookies?
The Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the Site analyze how users use the Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on Site activity for the Company and providing other services relating to Site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using this Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Can cookies be removed from my hard drive?
Yes, cookies can be removed from your hard drive. Also, depending on what type of web browser and what browser version you are using, you may be able to change the properties on your cookie file so that cookies are not used or saved. Please check with your browser provider for more information on removing cookies.

What security measures does PCF use to protect my personal information?
PCF considers the security of your personal identifiable information a top priority. While no website can guarantee complete security, we have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal identifiable information you provide to us. For example, before you can submit or later access information you have already submitted to PCF in connection with an application, you are required to register and later use a unique email address and password. Our secure system will then validate your email address and password in order to allow you to access your information. Without the proper validation, your information cannot be accessed by a third party. Additionally, PCF maintains the confidentiality of the personal identifiable information you provide. Only authorized employees are permitted to access personal identifiable information, and they may only do so for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption when transmitting your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.

How do I contact PCF?
Our postal address is:
Publishers Circulation Fulfillment, Inc.
502 Washington Avenue Suite 500
Towson, Maryland 21204