The following Terms and Conditions apply to the use of this Web site as well as all transactions conducted through the site.
PICS, Inc., gathers certain information about you from your visit to our web site, and what we do with that information depends on what you do when you are visiting the site. Unless you register and create a profile, send us an e-mail, or use chat rooms and forums or other products and services that are or will be available on our web site, we collect and store only the following information with the goal of improving the content and services offered on our web site:
- the domain and host from which you access the Internet
- the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to the PICS web site, if applicable
- the date and time you arrived at our web site and how long you spent on the web site and which pages you visited
- your Internet protocol (IP) address
- your computer's operating system and browser software. PICS does not use this information to determine the individual identity of any web site visitor
If you do register and create a profile, create a user name and password, send us an e-mail, or use the chat rooms and forums or other products and services that are or will be available on our web site, or otherwise voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to PICS, we will collect and store the information you enter. PICS personnel may use this information to contact you for suggestions to improve the site, or to email you information that you have or additional information that PICS believes may be of interest to you.
PICS maintains the data collected in an electronic database. PICS or its agents may exchange such information with each other or with you over the Internet or intranet systems for the purposes of carrying out the services described in this Policy. In addition, PICS reserves the right to keep all information in an off-line form, for archival purposes or as otherwise required by law.
Use and Disclosure of Information
PICS does not provide personally identifiable information about our web site visitors to third parties except (i) to vendors and service providers who assist us in providing services to you; (ii) in connection with security related or law enforcement investigations or in the course of cooperating with authorities; (iii) to comply with legal requirements or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; (iv) when we believe it is necessary to share information in order to assist in an investigation regarding, or to prevent, illegal activities, suspected fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person; and (v) when we may transfer such information upon a sale or merger of our business or upon a sale of assets that includes the web sites. Any vendor or service provider to whom we provide personally identifiable information is required to keep your information confidential.