PRIVACY pALZParc is an on-line community and set of web-based applications that enable information sharing and interaction among members. pALZParc is designed to put members in control of the information they provide and in their communication with other members. You should review all of the profile and communication defaults and options provided by pALZParc, and select those options that are compatible with your objectives for disclosure and privacy. pALZParc is supported primarily by “pALZParc Sponsors�? and by members who join premium groups that require payment. pALZParc will not sell or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties. As a member, you may choose to disclose information to an “pALZParc Sponsor�? or another member, however this is entirely at your discretion and the choice to do so is entirely your responsibility. pALZParc cares deeply about online privacy. If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at Information Collection and Use by pALZParc pALZParc collects user-submitted information to communicate with members and send notifications relating to the pALZParc service. pALZParc also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes. If a member accesses pALZParc by mobile device, information about this device may also be logged. User Profile information, including any member’s pictures and screen name, are displayed to other members who have authorization to search and view your profile. Email addresses are used for the purposes of your choosing to invite others to join pALZParc. With the exception of inviting others to join, your email address is not shared or displayed to people by pALZParc. However, in your communication with other members you may choose to disclose your email address, other contact information, or other business or personal information. To do so is entirely at your discretion, and you are solely and entirely responsible for sharing any information that is not otherwise made available by pALZParc. pALZParc may use a member’s email address to send updates, newsletters or other news regarding the service. Members may choose not to receive emails of this type by changing their notification settings in the member’s personal "Account Settings". From time to time, pALZParc or an “pALZParc Sponsor�? may offer a promotion, sweepstakes, or contest on pALZParc. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. If this is the case, you may transfer personal information to an “pALZParc Sponsor�? where this request is stated. Any request for information by an “pALZParc Sponsor�? will include a clear disclosure at the point of collection regarding the party collecting the information and the relevant privacy policy for this information. Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members pALZParc members may invite others to join the service by sending invitation emails via pALZParc’s automated invitation system. pALZParc stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the invitation list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations. pALZParc does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication other than invitations and reminders. Recipients of invitations may contact pALZParc to request the removal of their information from the database. Use of Cookies pALZParc uses cookies to store member preferences and to record session information. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to manage your cookie preferences. However, you must enable cookies from pALZParc to use most functions on the site. Links pALZParc contains links to other sites, including the site(s) of an “pALZParc Sponsor�? and sources of information. pALZParc is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on any other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy for that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected and managed by pALZParc. Communication in pALZParc Forums pALZParc provides forums where members can voluntarily post public information and responses to topics and posts provided by other Members. You are entirely responsible for any content that can be viewed or otherwise accessed by other members and the public, and any personally identifying information you provide could be used by others to send you unsolicited communications. pALZParc monitors all pALZParc forums, and has the righA Providing Information and Content to pALZParc pALZParc members may provide information, documents, or articles to pALZParc, either through forums or directly. pALZParc will review and determine, at its sole discretion, if information, documents, or articles will be provided or make accessible to pALZParc members. Members who provide information, documents, or articles to pALZParc represent that they have rights to this content, or that the member’s submission of this content does not conflict with the rights of another party. Correcting/Updating or Removing Information pALZParc users may modify or remove any of their information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as “Edit Profile�? and “Account Settings�?. If a member chooses to cancel membership in a group or membership to pALZParc, the member’s profile and any other information relating to this cancellation will no longer be searchable or viewable by other members. “Public�? vs. “Private�? Profile Information pALZParc provide opportunities for members to join groups, create public profiles, and search other member’s profiles as defined within pALZParc’s Terms of Use. A member may provide as much information in profiles as the member wishes to disclose and have searchable and viewable by other members. The profile information searchable and viewable by all other members is termed “Public�? information. Members of some pALZParc groups also have the option to create an additional, more detailed profile, termed a “Private Profile�? that will be accessible only to other pALZParc members who the member has granted status as a “Professional Contact�?. It is the responsibility of each pALZParc member to manage their own “Professional Contact�? list and status. A member may choose to grant “Professional Contact�? status to another member and later cancel “Professional Contact�? status to that member entirely at their own discretion, as described within pALZParc’s Terms of Use. Granting or accepting “Professional Contact�? status will enable viewing of any “Private Profile�? of the other member, including access to any uploaded documents contained in the profile. Canceling “Professional Contact�? status by either party will discontinue the access to any “Private Profile�? information between these two parties, but will continue to enable “Public Profile�? access and communication between these two parties. Blocking of One Member by Another An pALZParc member may choose to block profile access and communication from any other member, entirely at their own discretion, by enacting the “Block�? function provided by pALZParc. pALZParc also supports a “Report Abuse�? function so that any member can notify pALZParc if another member's actions are believed to be abusive. Email Choice/Opt-out Members who no longer wish to receive specific types of updates or notifications from pALZParc may choose to change the settings in their account’s "Account Settings". Members who do not wish to receive search notifications may access their “Saved Search�? functions to change frequency or cancel notifications. Third Party Communication pALZParc enables communication and discussion of offers between members, but limits offers by third parties to groups identified and disclosed as an “pALZParc Sponsor�?. If you are connected or otherwise access an “pALZParc Sponsor�? site, that site may set cookies. If this is the case, these cookies may allow the ad server to recognize your computer. This privacy statement addresses the use of cookies by pALZParc and does not address the use of cookies by an “pALZParc Sponsor�?, and any such third party is entirely responsible for their own privacy management and disclosure. Similarly, pALZParc has no responsibility for the content or privacy of any third party web sites or sources of information that may be disclosed and shared between members. pALZParc is not responsible for any third party communication or privacy issues that may result from one member using or sharing personal contact information shared by another member. Security pALZParc member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. pALZParc takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use at pALZParc, please contact us a Sharing and Disclosure of Information pALZParc Collects Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, pALZParc will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by pALZParc, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the pALZParc Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. pALZParc reserves the right to transfer personal information to any successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of pALZParc or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest. For more information see the "Changes in pALZParc’s Privacy Policy" section below. Transactional Information Members may join pALZParc premium groups that require payment. All payment transactions are managed by PayPal. Please refer to the PayPal privacy policy if you choose to join an pALZParc premium group. pALZParc receives payment confirmation from PayPal but DOES NOT obtain or retain any transaction details or data, including credit card numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, or other personal identifying information provided in the payment process. Content and Metadata Members may upload electronic information to pALZParc, for example photos, business plans, brochures, spreadsheets, and other documents or file types. If you do not want pALZParc to retain metadata for these documents and files, please remove the metadata before uploading. Consent to Collection and Processing in the Unites States By using pALZParc, members consent to having their personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Risks Inherent in Sharing Information pALZParc allows members to set and manage communication options that may limit disclosure or access to your information, but please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. pALZParc cannot control the actions of other members or third parties with whom you share information. pALZParc cannot guarantee that it will be the only authorized party to view your information. pALZParc cannot guarantee that the information you provide will not become publicly available. Further, pALZParc is not responsible for any third party circumvention of any pALZParc privacy settings or security measures. Members can reduce their risk by using common sense security practices relating to password selection and maintenance, use of antivirus software, and other personal security measures. Changes in pALZParc’s Privacy Policy From time to time pALZParc may make changes to its privacy policy. If changes are made, they will be posted on the pALZParc web site to make members aware. All members are bound by any minor changes to the policy when accessing or using the pALZParc site after these changes have been posted. Any changes determined by pALZParc to be major will be communicated to members along with any member options for comment, acceptance, or rejection. Contacting pALZParc Any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of pALZParc, or your interactions with the pALZParc web site should be directed to: Defined Terms “pALZParc�?, “Member�?, “Private Profile�?, “Public Profile�?, “PayPal�?, “pALZParc Sponsor�? and “Professional Contact�? mean the same as they do in the pALZParc Terms of Service. The terms “Information�? and “Content�? are used generally and interchangeably.