PCPI respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to
its Web site. PCPI strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online
activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided
online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, PCPI
has implemented the following policy.
What Information Does PCPI Collect?
Most data PCPI collects are used only to help PCPI better serve
its members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal
information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy
policies change, we will notify all users by e-mail or a special announcement
placed on the Web site.
From General Users . PCPI does
not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Users to
the public areas of PCPI's Web site browse anonymously. Only aggregate data --
such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only
used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally
From PCPI Members, Conference Registrants, and Other
Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and
personalization features on the PCPI Web site, members and other users are
asked to register and provide some limited information. These data are
submitted voluntarily. PCPI asks users to provide their name, member username
or ID, organization name, business phone, and e-mail. Similar information may
be submitted to PCPI through membership applications, conference or seminar
registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and contest registrations.
Additionally, for some emails sent in HTML format by PCPI to its members
through its listservers and electronic newsletters, PCPI may collect specific
information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those
emails, PCPI may monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to
links provided in the message. Other information collected through this
tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the
user's "click," a message number, tracking URL number and destination page.
PCPI only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of
those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in
any other manner.
How Does PCPI Use Data Collected?
PCPI uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in
the following ways:
PCPI Member Services and Products
. Generally, PCPI and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its
own Web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; and
to develop new products and services.
Disclosures to Third Parties . PCPI
makes member name, title and company available through the PCPI Membership
Directory to other members using its Web site. Members may opt-in to share
their full contact information or part of their contact information with a)
other print buyer members and/or b) associate members (print suppliers).
Members have control over this and can change their preferences at any time in
the member profile area. PCPI may in the future incorporate information users
opt-in into hard copies of the Membership Directory that it provides to members
and sells to requesters. Again, PCPI will only share the contact information
that a member has opted-in to share with either other members or associate
members. Alternatively, Users may contact PCPI at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(703)534.9379 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do
not wish to have the information shared or they can simply change their
preferences in the member profile section of the site.
Credit Card Account Information.
PCPI does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members
and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit
cards, PCPI submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate
Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be
stored on a User's hard disk for use either during a particular session
("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). PCPI uses
cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords,
determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies
are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the
Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly
provided. When a User registers, the system will ask whether the user approves
of the attachment of a cookie. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to
opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a
"per-session" cookie, but will need to login each time they visit the site to
enjoy the full benefits. If the User declines the attachment of any cookie, the
User may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration
enables the site to better determine members' interest areas and provide the
most relevant information.
What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?
This Web site contains links to other web sites. PCPI has no control over and
is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.
What Means Of Redress Are Available?
If any User suspects PCPI has handled its personal information in a manner that
does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing to
or by calling (703) 534.9379.