Privacy Policy

Pacific Market International Privacy Policy

Last Revised: January 4, 2016

This privacy policy (“Policy”) applies to users of Pacific Market International, LLC (“PMI” “we” or “us”) who use our websites, our pages and applications on third-party social-networking services, our emails, (collectively, our “Site”).
This Policy explains our online information practices and the choices that you, as a user of this Site, can make about the collection and use of your information.

Information we collect
We may collect information about you (and the computer or device you use to access our Site) in a variety of ways:

  • You may directly provide information to us
  • You may choose to allow a social networking service to share information with us
  • We may gather other information when you visit our Site or other services, or when you view our online ads

Information you directly provide
You may directly provide us with information, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Postal address
  • Phone number
  • Other information about you, your family, or others (such as interests or product preferences)
  • Other information you affirmatively allow a third-party service (such as Facebook) to provide to us

Information we gather when you visit our Sites
When you visit or use our Site we may use cookies, web beacons, or other technologies to collect information about your computer or device and your online activity.  The following are examples of the types of information we may collect in this way:

  • Device type (such as desktop, tablet, or mobile device)
  • Browser type (such as Internet Explorer)
  • Operating system (such as Windows)
  • IP address, MAC address, device ID, installed fonts, or similar information
  • Websites or online services you visit before or after our Site
  • Your interaction with our Site (such as the links you click and the pages and items you view)
  • Whether you open or forward our emails or click on elements within these emails

How we use this information
We use the information we collect (in combination with other information we or third-party service providers may have) to communicate with you regarding our products, services, and promotions, to provide you with other information, services, products, or other materials you request, to customize your interactive experience to manage and improve our Site, products, and service offerings, or to enforce our Site Terms or other legal rights.

If you do receive marketing emails, you will always have the opportunity to “unsubscribe” from further email marketing messages from PMI.

How we use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies
We (and third parties that provide content, advertising, or functionality on our Site) may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to facilitate website administration and navigation, to better understand and improve our Site, to determine and improve the advertising shown to you here or elsewhere, and to provide you with a rich online experience.

General descriptions of “cookies” and “web beacons”
“Cookies” are small files that are placed on your computer or device when you visit a website.  Cookies may be used to store a unique identification number tied to your computer or device so that you can be recognized as the same user across one or more browsing sessions, and across one or more sites. Some cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our Site and use its features, such as accessing secured areas.  Cookies may also be used on our behalf by third parties managing our advertising to enable us to learn which advertisements bring visitors to our sites and to otherwise improve or target our online advertising.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to do so or to notify the user when a cookie is being sent.  If you wish to disable cookies, refer to your browser help menu to learn how to disable cookies.  Please note that if you disable cookies, you may be unable to access some customized features on our Site.

“Web beacons” and similar technologies are tiny or transparent images that, for example, allow us and third parties to count the number of users who have visited a particular web page or to access certain cookies.  When you access a page containing a beacon, you establish a communication with a web server, which collects certain information about your computer or device.  This information may include your IP address, browser type, operating system type, and identifiers that have been stored in cookies.  We may use beacons on our sites to count the number of visitors to our sites and to recognize users by accessing unique identifiers stored in cookies that we have set on their computers or devices.  Being able to access these identifiers enables us to provide a personalized experience on our Site.  We may also include beacons in advertisements or in email messages to determine how these are acted on.

Other uses of local storage and unique identifiers 
We (and the third parties that provide content, advertising, or functionality on our sites) may also use other kinds of local storage technologies that operate similarly to cookies, such as local shared objects (also known as “Flash cookies”) and HTML5 local storage.  These technologies are similar to cookies in that they make use of storage on your device for the purpose of identifying the device across different services and sessions.

In addition, depending on the browser or device you use, we (and the third parties that provide content, advertising or functionality on our sites) may receive an identifier for your browser device that can be used for purposes similar to those for which we and others use cookies and beacons.  The identifiers are not created by the services you access, but rather by the companies that make the software that runs your device or browser.  For example, if you access our Site using Apple’s iOS 7 on your iPhone, we may receive a temporary device identifier called the “Identifier for Advertisers” (or “IDFA”).   In your iPhone’s privacy settings, you can “reset” this identifier, which means that a different identifier will be sent the next time you visit our Site.

How we may share information with others
We may share your contact information with third parties if you have indicated to us that you wish to receive information from such parties. In the event that we engage or partner with third party vendors, consultants or other service providers in connection with the operation of our business (“Service Providers”), we may share your contact information with such Service Providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us.

We also may disclose the information we collect when we are required to or we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply this Policy or our other policies or agreements; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our or our customers’ rights, property or safety; to protect our customers from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of our Site; or if we believe that an emergency involving the danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of such information. In addition, information we collect, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of PMI assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personally identifiable information could be transferred to third parties as one of the business assets of PMI.

Otherwise with Your Consent 
In addition to the sharing described or permitted by this Policy, we may of course share information about you with third parties whenever you affirmatively consent to such sharing.

Third parties that provide content, advertising, or functionality on our Site
Some of the content, advertising, and functionality on our Site may be provided by third parties that are not affiliated with us.  These third-parties may collect or receive certain information about your use of the Site, including through the use of cookies, beacons, and similar technologies, and this information may be collected over time and combined with information collected across different websites and online services.

One of the third parties that provides services on our Site is Google Inc.  Like many websites, we use Google Analytics, a service that provides information about how many users visit our Site, when they visit, and how they navigate the Site once they are here.
We also may use other Google Analytics tools, such as Demographics and Interest Reporting, which enables us to learn more about the characteristics and interests of the users who visit our Site, and Remarketing with Google Analytics, which enables us to provide relevant advertising on different websites and online services.

Links to other sites
Our Site may contain links to the sites of our affiliates, and to sites that are owned and operated by third parties.  These other sites may have their own privacy policies and are not governed by this Policy.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of sites owned and operated by third parties.  Other sites may collect and treat information collected differently, so we encourage you to carefully read and review the privacy policy for each site you visit.

Children’s privacy
This Site is not directed to children. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for use of the Site by children under the age of eighteen (or the age of majority in the state in which such children reside).

United States only 
If you access the Site from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are then-located.

Changes to our Policy
We may change or replace this Policy at our sole discretion at any time.  Please check back from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any updates or changes in this Policy.  Unless stated otherwise, our current Policy applies to all information collected by or through any Site that displays an authorized link to this Policy.

Your consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy 
By using this Site, you signify your assent to all of the terms of this Policy and the PMI Site Terms.  If you do not agree with any term of this Policy or our Site Terms, please do not use this Site or submit any information.

Your control over your information
You always have the right to review and update the information that you previously provided to us at this Site.  You may contact us as described immediately below in order to arrange this or to ask us to remove you from our list of email addresses to which we send email newsletters.  All of our email newsletters also contain an “unsubscribe” link that you can click through to unsubscribe from future emails from PMI.

How to contact us
If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy or about our collection or use of information, please contact us at info(at)pmi-worldwide(dot)com.