Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

PEPR believes strongly in protecting the privacy of the personally identifiable information you share with us. We also believe it is important to inform you about how we will use your personal data, and to give you choices about how those data will be used. Therefore, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully. Scope of this Privacy Policy In general, this Privacy Policy applies to all personal information of consumers and business customers collected or used by PEPR or its subsidiaries (Personal Productivity). This includes information from websites for commercial use that are owned by PEPR and offline collections of personal data for commercial use owned by Personal Productivity.

  • Sites covered by this Privacy Statement
  • Collection of personal information
  • How we use your information
  • How we share your information
  • Children’s privacy
  • Your choices and selecting your privacy preferences
  • Access to and accuracy of your information
  • Keeping your information secure
  • Changes to this statement
  • Contacting us

Sites covered by this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement applies to all PEPR-owned websites and domains and the websites and domains of our wholly owned subsidiaries ("PEPR website"), except that a privacy policy or statement posted on PEPR websites specific to a particular PEPR program or service will apply instead of this Privacy Statement. The PEPR website may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the PEPR website. PEPR does not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from PEPR's practices. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. The personal data you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by the PEPR Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information.

Collection of personal information

To serve you better and understand your needs and interests, PEPR collects, exports, and uses personal information with adequate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, when applicable. For example, when you order products or services, request information, subscribe to marketing or support materials, register yourself or your PEPR products, enter contests or participate in surveys, or apply for a job at PEPR, we will ask you to provide personal information to complete these transactions. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include contact information such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address; financial information such as your credit card number; and other unique information such as user IDs and passwords, billing and transaction information, product and service preferences, contact preferences, educational and employment background, and job interest data. If you apply for credit terms, we will ask you to provide additional sensitive personal information such as purchase references, VAT number and banking information. This information will be used by our financial services providers in determining whether to provide you credit terms.

If you choose to use a tell-a-friend program on our site, we will ask you for your friend’s e-mail address and automatically send your friend a one-time e-mail inviting your friend to visit the site. PEPR uses and stores this information only for the purpose of sending this one-time e-mail and to provide tell-a-friend message blocking, where available.

In addition to the information you provide, PEPR may also collect information during your visit to an PEPR website through our Automatic Data Collection Tools, which include Web beacons, cookies, embedded Web links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools. These tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to our website such as your browser type and language, access times, and the address of the website from which you arrived at an PEPR website. They may also collect information about your Internet Protocol (IP) address, clickstream behavior (i.e. the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with PEPR websites) and product information. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web, allowing Web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers use IP addresses to communicate on the Internet, allowing users to browse and shop. PEPR may also use some of these Automatic Data Collection Tools in connection with certain emails sent from PEPR and therefore may collect information using these tools when you open the email or click on a link contained in the email.

Data Collection

How PEPR uses automatic data collection tools

  • Cookies
  • Web beacons
  • Embedded web links
  • PEPR ads on third party websites
  • Information gathering tools

The following sections provide additional information about commonly-used web technology tools.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer’s hard drive. PEPR or its service providers send cookies when you surf our site or sites where our ads appear, make purchases, request or personalize information, or register yourself for certain services. Accepting the cookies used on our site or sites where our ads appear may give us access to information about your browsing behavior, which we may use to personalize your experience. Cookies are typically classified as either “session” cookies or “persistent” cookies.

  • Session cookies do not stay on your computer after you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you delete them or they expire. Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may be some features of our site that will not be available to you and some Web pages may not display properly.

You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following websites:

Web beacons

Some PEPR.com and third-party Web pages and HTML-formatted email use Web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about your website usage and your interaction with email. A Web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date of a page viewed, and a description of the page where the Web beacon is placed. You may be able to disable Web beacons in email messages by not downloading images contained in the message you receive (this feature varies depending on the email software used on your personal computer). However, doing this may not always disable a Web beacon or other automatic data collection tools in the email message due to specific email software capabilities. For more information about this, please refer to the information provided by your email software or service provider. If you choose to receive marketing emails or newsletters from PEPR as specified in your personal settings page, PEPR may automatically collect personal information about you. For example, through Web beacons and personalized URLs embedded in these emails or newsletters, PEPR can track whether you’ve opened those messages and whether you’ve clicked on links contained within those messages. For more information on embedded Web links, see below. Embedded web links Emails from PEPR or its contracted service provider, and links preinstalled with some of our software often use links designed to lead you to a relevant area on the Web, after redirection through PEPR’s servers. The redirection system allows PEPR to change the destination URL of these links, if necessary, and to determine the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives. In emails, such web links may also allow PEPR to determine whether you have clicked a link in an email, and this information about the interaction may be connected to your personal identity. If you do not want PEPR to collect information about the links that you click, you can:

  • change your choice about how you receive communications from PEPR (i.e. choose a text-based version of the message where available) or choose not to click links in an email that PEPR sends
  • choose not to click on the links that where installed with, or are part of, our software PEPR ads on third party websites

PEPR contracts with service providers to place ads on websites owned by third parties. The service providers send cookies from and use Web beacons on these third-party websites. The cookies and Web beacons may enable PEPR to collect information about the pages you viewed and the links you clicked.

Information gathering tools

PEPR may use tools to collect information about your experience on some PEPR websites. These tools do not involve the use of Web beacons or cookies, but record your interaction with an PEPR website as captured by an PEPR server. Certain tools, used in some countries, may enable PEPR to replay customer web sessions. These tools are used primarily for troubleshooting purposes; information collected by these tools will be stored for a limited period of time. PEPR also collects information from commercially available sources that it deems credible. Such information may include your name, address, email address and demographic data. The information PEPR collects from its commercial sources may be used along with the information PEPR collects when you visit PEPR’s websites. For example, PEPR may compare the geographic information acquired from commercial sources with the IP address collected by Automatic Data Collection Tools to derive your general geographic area.

How we use your information

The information PEPR collects to understand your needs and interests helps PEPR deliver a consistent and personalized experience. For example, PEPR may use your information to

  • assist you in completing a transaction or order;
  • communicate with you about products and services;
  • provide service and support;
  • update you on new services and benefits;
  • provide personalized promotional offers;
  • select content to be communicated to you;
  • personalize some PEPR websites;
  • allow you to participate in contests and surveys; and
  • contact you for market research regarding PEPR products or services.

We will give you the opportunity to choose your privacy preferences regarding the communications we send (see Your choices and selecting your privacy preferences).

The testimonials posted on our Web site are only posted with the expressed permission of the individual or company who provided that testimonial. Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Credit card information and other sensitive personal information required to process a credit decision is not used for any other purpose by our financial services providers or PEPR and will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services, unless you ask us to retain your credit card information for future purchases.

How we share your information

PEPR will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others except as described in this Statement. PEPR shares personal information in the following ways: PEPR retains service providers and suppliers to deliver complete products, services and customer solutions and to assist PEPR with marketing and communication initiatives. These providers and suppliers include, for example, credit card processors, providers of customer support and live-help, email service providers, automated data processors, and shipping agents. Suppliers and service providers are required by contract to keep confidential the information received on behalf of PEPR and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for PEPR. From time to time, PEPR participates in marketing initiatives with other companies. As part of these initiatives, certain PEPR services and marketing communications are delivered at the same time as those from other companies. Some of these services and communications offer you the option to share personal information with both PEPR and the other companies participating in these initiatives. For example, you may receive marketing communications from PEPR and other companies or have the opportunity to register online for software products from multiple companies. If you choose to provide personal information only to PEPR, PEPR will not share this information with the other companies participating in that marketing initiative. If you choose to provide personal information to the other companies, that personal information will be handled according to the privacy policy of those companies. PEPR will require the export of your personal information to other PEPR-owned business entities in the US and Worldwide in accordance with this Statement to satisfy your request. Such export is a requirement of providing the information to PEPR.

Except as described in this Statement, PEPR will not share the personal information you provide to PEPR with non-PEPR third parties without your permission, unless to: (i) respond to duly authorized information requests of police and governmental authorities; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order; (iii) help prevent fraud or to enforce or protect the rights and properties of PEPR or its subsidiaries; or (iv) protect the personal safety of PEPR employees and third parties on PEPR property.

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, PEPR decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is PEPR’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

Children's privacy

PEPR does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and does not target its websites to children under 13. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests.

Your choices and selecting your privacy preferences

PEPR gives you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our products and services. You can subscribe to receive certain product- and service-specific information and also choose to receive PEPR general communications. We give you a choice regarding delivery of PEPR general communications by fax, postal mail, email and telephone. You can make or change your choices about receiving either subscription or general communications at the data collection point or by using other methods, which are listed in the following sections. This option does not apply to communications primarily for the purpose of administering order completion, contracts, support, product safety warnings, driver updates, or other administrative and transactional notices as the primary purpose of these communications is not promotional in nature. The email communications that you receive from PEPR will be provided in accordance with this statement. Some email communications may utilize automatic data collection tools. To learn more, read Data Collection.

Subscription communications

Subscription communications include email newsletters, software updates, etc. that may be expressly requested by you or which you consented to receive. After you request such communications, you may opt out of receiving them by using one of the following methods:

  • Select the email "opt out" or "unsubscribe" link, or follow the opt-out instructions included in each subscription communication.
  • Return to the Web page(s) where you originally registered your preferences and follow the opt-out instructions.
  • Write to the PEPR. Be sure to provide your name, email and postal address, and specific relevant information about the PEPR subscriptions that you no longer wish to receive.

Please be aware that when you opt out of receiving certain subscription communications, it may affect the services you have chosen to receive from PEPR where accepting the communications is a condition of receiving the services.

PEPR general communications

PEPR general communications provide information about products, services, and/or support. This may include new product information, special offers, or invitations to participate in market research. You will often be able to use your account name and password to indicate whether you want to receive general communications from PEPR. PEPR login is a multi-login service that lets you register at PEPR various websites using a username and password of your choice. PEPR uses cookies to store your basic personal information so you don't have to retype it when you return to one of PEPR's many websites in the future. PEPR user accounts also allows you to set your privacy preferences. Your preferences will not apply across all PEPR websites, email, and other communication vehicles.

If you are unable to use PEPR user accounts, you may opt out of receiving these general communications by using one of the following methods:

  • Select the email "opt out" or "unsubscribe" link, or follow the opt-out instructions included in each communication.
  • Write to the PEPR. Be sure to provide your name, email and postal address, and specific relevant information about your privacy preferences.

Access to and accuracy of your information

PEPR strives to keep your personal information accurately recorded. We have implemented technology, management processes and policies to help maintain data accuracy. PEPR provides individuals with reasonable access to personal information that they provided to PEPR and the reasonable ability to review and correct it or ask for anonymization, blockage, or deletion, as applicable. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. To view and change the personal information that you directly provided to PEPR you can return to the Web page where you originally submitted your data and follow the instructions on that Web page, use PEPR user account data where applicable, or contact PEPR.

Keeping your personal information secure

PEPR takes seriously the trust you place in us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, PEPR utilizes appropriate physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive information such as credit card information. SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by anyone but us. This security measure is working when you see the symbol of either an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending on your browser) at the bottom of your browser window. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payments and are not used for other purposes. As part of real-time payment processing, PEPR subscribes to a fraud management service. This service gives you and PEPR an extra level of security to guard against credit card fraud and to protect your financial data.

Changes to this statement

If we change our privacy statement, we will post the revised statement here, with an updated revision date. If we make significant changes to our statement , we may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email or posting a notice on our home page.

Contacting us

We value your opinions. If you have comments or questions about our privacy statement, please send them to the PEPR or write to us at the following address: Europe, Middle East, and Africa: PEPR Attn: Legal Rulstraat 22 5662 ES Geldrop The Netherlands

Version: september 2009