Pepperweed Consulting, LLC. an Avnet Company ("Pepperweed") Online Privacy Statement
At Pepperweed, we value you as a customer. We share your concerns about privacy. We want you to know that we respect your privacy; and we protect your information.
Collection of Your Personal Information
At some Pepperweed sites, we ask you to provide personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with Pepperweed sites and services. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser and platform types, domain names, access times, referral data (the last site or URL you visited before logging into our site and the first site or URL you visit after leaving our site), and your activity while using or reviewing our site.
When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from Pepperweed, we may use Pixel Tags, customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
Use of Your Personal Information
Pepperweed collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its sites and deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; making the sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies. We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information on technical service issues, and security announcements. We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from Pepperweed and its affiliates.
Personal information collected on Pepperweed sites and services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Pepperweed or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using a Pepperweed site or service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Pepperweed abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information outside of Pepperweed and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent. Some Pepperweed services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both Pepperweed and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, hosting websites, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on Pepperweed; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Pepperweed (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Pepperweed services or members of the public.
You can stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from Pepperweed sites and services by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive.
Security of Your Personal Information
Pepperweed is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information
Pepperweed sites, services, and products are technical in nature and are intended for adult audiences. We do not market any products or services to children under the age of thirteen or knowingly collect any information from children under the age of thirteen. If we become aware that information is or has been submitted by or collected from a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete this information.
Pepperweed websites use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
Use of Pixel Tags
Pepperweed Web pages may contain electronic images known as Pixel Tags - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include Pixel Tags in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Pepperweed may also employ Pixel Tags from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or other operations of our sites. We prohibit Pixel Tags on our sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.
Controlling "Spam" or Unsolicited E-mail
Pepperweed is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial e-mail, or "spam." Pepperweed will not sell, lease or rent its e-mail subscriber lists to third parties.
General Email Use
E-mail messages are not secure. Our security software does not encrypt e-mail messages. E-mail messages traveling through the Internet are subject to viewing, alteration, and copying by potentially anyone on the Internet.
Links or Co-Branded Sites
This web site may contain links to other sites. Pepperweed provides links to other sites as a convenience to persons who visit the Pepperweed web site. If you choose to use the services provided by those sites, you may be asked by those sites to provide certain personally identifiable information (some of which may, on an individual or aggregated basis, be shared with Pepperweed). Please be aware that Pepperweed is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites, even though Pepperweed's name or logo may appear on those sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every Web site that you visit, as the privacy policies of those sites may differ from ours. Our Privacy Statement applies solely to this Web site.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement or in how Pepperweed will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how Pepperweed is protecting your information. If you are not comfortable with any of the terms or policies described in this Privacy Statement, we ask that you discontinue use of our site.
Inquiries about This Privacy Statement
Pepperweed Consulting, LLC.
Customer Privacy Inquiries
ATTN: V.P. Compliance/General Counsel
1603 Carmody Court
Blaymore II, Suite 200
Sewickley, PA 15143