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This privacy policy covers information about type, collection, storage and use of personal and web user information. We encourage you to read the policy in its entirety.

    The personal information is what you choose to provide us, such as during web site registration (if required), filling out of web forms, or in emails and other communications and may include your name, address, date of birth, contact information, occupation, area of expertise, level of experience in the field, and your preferences. This information may be maintained in a database and used to respond to your inquiries and provide you with useful information and services you request. This information may be consolidated and analysis of cumulative data such as visitor’s demographics, site’s section specific usage, and buying patterns may be provided to third parties for customization and provision of services and products. However, we do not provide, share, sell, rent, lease or transfer any personal information of individual users such as names, address, phone numbers, e-mails, or other identifying information to third parties unless required by law. You may choose to not provide us with any personal information. However, you will not be able to access those sections of the web site that are password protected and require prior registration.

    The web user information is what we collect automatically (using “cookies” and other related technologies) as a result of your interaction with this web site. A “cookie” is a small text file with no capability of carrying any viruses or malicious information that your web browser stores on the hard drive of your computer at the request of the web site thus allowing the web server to remember specific information about your previous session(s). A cookie is unable to retrieve, alter, delete, or execute any stored files on your hard drive and are not a security risk. You can configure your browser settings to disable all cookies or alert you when a new cookie is about to be stored. You can also delete all stored cookies on your drive. You will still be able to use this web site but we will be unable to provide you cookie-dependent and customized features to you. When you connect to any web site your internet browser automatically transmits certain bits of information such as your IP address (unique address of your computer or other connecting device), your browser type and version, your computer display resolution, your operating system type and version and certain related technology information.

What information we collect?
    The following web user information may be collected and analyzed in the form of “cookies” and other technologies when you visit this site: the internet address from which you connected; date and time of your session; the time you spent on each page; the name of the file or items on this web site that you searched for and selected for view; items and pages you clicked on this web site; the operating system, monitor resolution and browser version/edition you used to access this web site. This site also uses a Sitemap generation tool which collects your requests for web pages at pathpedia.com and passes elements of them to search engines to assist them in indexing this site. We control the configuration of the tool and are responsible for any information sent to the search engines. Any personal information that we collect is used in cumulative data analysis for user’s demographics.

Why we collect web user information?
    Many internet sites including this one use “cookies” and other technologies to track user demographics, user behavior, and user’s computer capabilities in order to customize, improve functionality, and provide better services to web site users. The purpose is to improve web site and maximize user’s experience and satisfaction without compromising user security and integrity of any sensitive information. These procedures do not provide us with personal information such as names or addresses of users.The web user information is also used to measure and analyze traffic to specific sections on the web site and to identify any performance issues.

Maintenance of privacy
    PathPedia.com treats all personal information submitted to it by agencies, vendors, companies, corporations, institutions, and individuals either via web use, emails, faxes, telephonic, or any other communication means confidential except for any information meant to be published and displayed on the site. Any confidential information will not be disclosed or provided to any third parties without the written consent and expressed permission of the agencies, vendors, companies, corporations, institutions, and individuals providing that information. PathPedia.com makes every effort to secure each web page that collects personal information; however, PathPedia.com does not own or control third-party hosting services where such information is physically stored in database servers owned and managed by hosting services. Also, the confidentiality of personal information transmitted over the Internet cannot be absolutely guaranteed as malicious hackers may gain access to such information during transmission through illegal means. PathPedia.com and any affiliated agencies cannot absolutely guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your personal information. PathPedia.com reserves the right to change its privacy policy at any time by displaying it on the web and directly furnishing it to the agencies, vendors, companies, corporations, institutions, and individuals providing that information.


UPDATED: December 10, 2011