Each time you use the Services, the current version of this policy will apply. Policy changes will be reflected on this page and, in some cases, we may notify you with additional notice such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you a notification.
We encourage you to regularly check the date of this policy and review any changes made to stay informed about our information practices and the choices available to you.
Effective date: August 22, 2023
Subject to legal and contractual requirements, you may refuse or withdraw your consent for certain purposes identified herein by contacting us. If you refuse to provide or later withdraw your consent, you acknowledge that we may not be able to provide you, or continue to provide you, with Services.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
What Information Do We Collect?
Upon your visit to this website, you have the option to provide us or our affiliated entities with two categories of information. The first is personal information that you intentionally choose to disclose, which is gathered on an individual basis. The second is website usage information, collected on an aggregated basis, as you and other users navigate through our website.
1. Voluntarily Provided Personal Information
If you opt to communicate with us via email, we may securely retain both the content of your email messages and your email address, along with our corresponding responses. The same level of protection applied to physical mail and telephone communications is extended to these electronic interactions.
2. Voluntarily Provided Personal Information
Similar to standard practice on various commercial websites, our website employs a conventional technology known as “cookies” (please refer to the explanation below, titled “What Are Cookies?”) as well as web server log files to amass data about the utilization of our website. Data collected through cookies and web server logs might encompass details like visit dates and times, viewed pages, duration of time spent on our website, as well as the websites visited immediately before and after navigating to our site.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
In a general sense, we utilize personal information to effectively manage our business operations. This involves delivering the products and services you’ve requested, processing your payments, overseeing service usage, advancing our marketing and promotional endeavors, enhancing both the content and scope of our services, and tailoring the content, layout, and offerings of our website to suit your preferences. These applications refine our website’s functionality and align it better with your requirements.
Furthermore, this information might be shared with others in an aggregated manner. Any personally identifiable or business-related details will not be shared with external parties unless mandated by law.
Periodically, we might leverage the collected information to notify you about significant changes to our website, fresh service introductions, and exclusive offers that we believe you’ll find valuable. If you prefer not to receive such communications, you’re welcome to inform us at any time by using the provided link in the newsletter.
A cookie is a minuscule text document that often contains an anonymous and unique identifier. When you explore a website, the computer of that site requests permission from your computer to store this file in a specific section of your hard drive designated for cookies. Your browser can accept cookies from different websites if its settings allow, but to safeguard your privacy, your browser permits a site to access only the cookies it has previously sent to you, not those sent by other sites. Browsers are typically configured to accept cookies, but if you prefer not to receive them, you can adjust your browser’s settings to decline cookies. However, if you choose to reject cookies, certain parts of our site might not function optimally for you. It’s important to note that a cookie cannot extract any other data from your hard drive or transmit computer viruses.
How We Utilize Information Derived from Cookies
During your visits to our website, cookies are used to differentiate you from other users. In some instances, cookies help us ensure that you don’t need to log in more frequently than necessary for security reasons. By combining cookies with our web server’s log files, we can ascertain the total number of individuals visiting our site and identify the most popular sections. This enables us to collect insights for ongoing enhancements to our website, thereby offering improved service to our clients. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you, and we do not intentionally store any personal data provided by your browser in these cookies.
Your computer’s IP address is utilized each time you connect to the Internet. This numerical address assists network computers in identifying your device. Our web server automatically captures IP addresses as part of demographic and profile data referred to as traffic data. This data aids in sending requested content, such as the web pages you seek.
Certain pages of the website may feature distinct offers from affiliate partners, often related to educational institutions, such as schools, colleges, universities, programs, and degrees. We strive to clearly indicate these advertisements using terms like “featured,” “sponsored,” “ad,” “ads,” and others. Opting to share your information with any affiliated parties is your choice, and in return, we may receive compensation from the affiliate or their associates.
If you are outside the United States, by using the Services, you are consenting to having any data you submit or generate including your Personal Information transferred to the United States and anywhere that Pacific Shores Research Group serves data from.
EUROPEAN UNION USER’S GDPR RIGHTS
If you are within the European Union, the following may apply:
You may be entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. You may have the right to request access to your data that we store. You may have the right to either correct or request deletion of your personal data from our Services. Be aware that nothing can be completely removed from the Internet. We will take reasonable steps, as required by law, to honor any request for deletion of your personal information from our Services, but we cannot and do not guarantee that your data will be entirely removed. We are not responsible for third parties’ policies, practices, or compliance regarding your data. If you provide third parties with personal data and wish to have it removed, you must contact those parties directly.
You may have the right to seek restrictions on our processing of your data. To the extent that you provided consent to Pacific Shores Research Group’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent. For you, Pacific Shores Research Group requires only the information that is reasonably necessary to provide you with our Services. You understand that withdrawing consent for the processing of your data might limit the services available to you or prohibit us from providing the Services.
CALIFORNIA USER’S CCPA RIGHTS
If you are within the state of California, the following may apply:
You have the right to request disclosure of your personal information and additional details regarding the personal information we have collected and its use purposes, including any third parties with which we have shared your information.
You have the right under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. If you exercise your right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, we will refrain from selling your personal information unless you subsequently provide express authorization for the sale of your personal information. You understand that if you opt-out of the sale, it may limit the Services that we are able to provide you.
Pacific Shores Research Group offers you some limited choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your information and we will respect the choices you make. Please note that if you decide not to provide us with the information that is requested, you may not be able to access some or all of the features of the Services.
Rescinding your Consent
You have the right to refuse further collection, use, and/or disclosure of your information by notifying us of your rescission of consent. If you have consented to your access to and use of the Services, but wish to rescind such consent, please contact us to submit the request.
Pacific Shores Research Group will, within a reasonable amount of time, discontinue your access to and use of the Services such that no additional information may be collected. Please note, however, that if you refuse further collection, use, and/or disclosure of your information, you may not be able to access and use all or a portion of the Services.
Requests for Deletion of your Data
In applicable jurisdictions, you may have the right to request that we delete data collected from you. We will comply with such requests in a reasonable time as required by law. However, we may still retain some or all of your data in order to: (a) comply with state and federal law, (b) to prevent or assist in the prosecution of criminal or illegal conduct, (c) fulfill its service to you and complete your transactions with us or other internal uses reasonably aligned with consumer expectations, (d) diagnose, debug, or otherwise repair problems related to our Services, (e) to engage in public or peer-review scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest, and (f) whenever necessary to protect or ensure the privacy of your data.
ADDITIONAL DATA COLLECTION CHOICES
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to us. The following are some ways you may have control over your information:
- Location. Mobile browsers may collect real-time information about the location of your device for geo-fencing, mileage tracking or similar purposes. If you do not want us to collect this information, you may decline our request or disable location services in your mobile device’s settings if requested. However, opting out of the collection of location information will cause location-based features to be disabled and the online and/or mobile browsing may not function properly.
- Stored Information and Files. Our Services may also access metadata and other information associated with other files stored on your device. This may include, for example, photographs, audio and video clips, personal contacts, and address book information. You may opt out of this data collection in your mobile device’s settings, however, opting out will interfere with the Services’ functionality.
- Promotional Offers from Us . If you do not wish to have your email address or other contact information used by us to promote our own or third parties’ products or services, you can opt-out. If we have sent you a promotional email, you may opt out using the unsubscribe or opt-out link in the email, if applicable, or by sending us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions. This opt out does not apply to information provided to us as a result of a product or service purchase, product service experience, or other transactions.
HOW WE RESPOND TO “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
Your online browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. Our Services do not respond to a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. If you would like to find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit www.allaboutdnt.com.