Like most website operators, P.B. Bell collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. P.B. Bell’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how P.B. Bell’s visitors use its website. From time to time, P.B. Bell may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to P. B. Bell’s websites choose to interact with P.B. Bell in ways that require P. B. Bell to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that P.B. Bell gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our quarterly company newsletter to provide an email address. In each case, P.B. Bell collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with P.B. Bell. P.B. Bell does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
P.B. Bell may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, P. B. Bell may monitor the number of visits from a specific IP address or length or time spent on a page. P.B. Bell may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, P.B. Bell does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
P.B. Bell discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on P.B. Bell’s behalf or to provide services available at P.B. Bell’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using P.B. Bell’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. P.B. Bell will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, P.B. Bell discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when P.B. Bell believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of P.B. Bell, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a P.B. Bell website and have supplied your email address, P.B. Bell may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with P.B. Bell and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. P.B. Bell takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If P.B. Bell, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that P.B. Bell goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of P.B. Bell may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.