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PCWS Privacy Statement

This privacy statement discloses our privacy practices for the website located at .

Information Collection and Use
Primate Conservation and Welfare Society (PCWS) is the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We may collect information from our users at several different points on our website.

Personal Contact Information
This site may contain areas where a user is asked to provide their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as income level and gender), and unique identifiers (such as social security number), but we do encourage this so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.

Ordering
We may request information from the user in our "gift shop", "membership", and "contacts" area. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and (if necessary) financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information (if required) is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Log Files
We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing
PCWS may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and affiliates. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We may use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and/or an outside vendor for credit card processing and/or an outside vendor to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. We provide reports to a limited number of companies with which we do business. These reports include aggregate information about our users. The information in these reports will not identify you individually, unless necessary. The outside companies who receive these reports will not be able to contact you from the information contained in the reports, unless it is necessary. We will not provide individual information to these companies without your permission, unless required for purposes such as those outlined.

These outside parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links
The PCWS web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the PCWS web site.

Surveys & Contests
Our website may request information from users via surveys and/or contests. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site as well as gathering information on the demographics of our users or other individuals of interest to PCWS in our efforts to protect non-human primates.

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

Online, our security policy is that only those people who have a need to know have access to the database, and a security policy is in place to prevent employees from using this database. The company security policy is addressed and discussed in monthly meetings with the applicable employees. Employees can only obtain access to database information through password protected means.

If and when our web site asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with encryption software. While on a secure page, such as our order form or members area, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'.

If and when we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure 24/7 monitored environment, protected by a lock, a security system and an alarm system that automatically notifies a security service if tampered with. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to us at our contact web page.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on the web site so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or about your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:

Hope Walker
Executive Director
The Primate Conservation & Welfare Society
PO Box 2101
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 379-5564 - Phone
(360) 379-9784 - Fax

info@primates-online.com