PINPOINT PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS

PRIVACY POLICY

 

 

This Privacy Policy applies to www.ppointpi.com (“Website”), services owned and operated by Pinpoint Private Investigations (“Pinpoint”), and the privacy practices of Pinpoint. Please carefully read our privacy policy to understand how we will treat the information you provide while visiting this Website and our service. It also describes the choices available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to update and correct your personal information. This policy may change from time to time. Please check the policy each time you use our Website for the most current information.

1.  You Agree to These Terms

In order to use Pinpoint’s services, we will need to collect and store your personal information. We take your privacy seriously. By using Pinpoint, you agree to allow us to use your personal information as described in this Agreement and in our Terms and Conditions http://www.ppointpi.com/terms-conditions/. You agree to read this Privacy Policy and each of those policies. Pinpoint is not intended for use by minors under the age of 18. If a minor user would like to use Pinpoint to learn information, the user’s parent or guardian must agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions personally and on behalf of the minor.

2.  We Will Collect Information

In order to provide reliable services, you will need to provide Pinpoint with personal information. When you provide information through this Website, we use it only for the business transaction for which it was collected. Based on the nature of your transaction with us, you may provide to us certain personal information including, but not limited to: first and last name; home address, or other physical address; an email address (so we may contact you); a telephone number; a social security number; payment information (if you purchase our products or services); or certain other information, such as date of birth, employment information, schools attended, licenses held and other information as required to process your transaction. In general, we will use the information collected from you for the purpose for which you provided such information. We will not release your personal information to third parties except as necessary for us to process your transaction.

Pinpoint may also ask for additional information in order to provide you with the best services possible. We may collect certain information about your internet usage, including IP addresses, domain servers, types of web browsers, your referring source to our site, and your interaction with the site and the browser. We may also collect other information that you provide to us voluntarily, through your communications with Pinpoint, through surveys or questionnaires, or other voluntarily-provided information.

3.  How We Collect Information

We collect information in several ways. We collect personally information by asking you to provide it to us. We will request you to provide personal information when you register to use the site.

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personal information.

We may also use cookies to collect non-personal information. Cookies are information files that your web browser stores when you visit a website. Cookies may also be used to personalize your experience when you the Website.  Third parties may also use cookies to show ads on the Website, or to show Pinpoint ads on other third-party websites. Any information we collect using cookies will not be linked or associated with the personal information that you provide to us.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, though they may be set not to accept them or to notify you when a new cookie is stored.  If you reject cookies, you may still use our Website, although it is possible that some areas of our Website will not function properly if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on Pinpoint’s Website. We do not provide this information to outside parties other than for such reasons. No personal information is stored in cookies.

We partner with a third party to display advertising on our Web Site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this Web Site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may contact us by email, telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.

We may also use other devices or services to monitor statistical information about our Website and visitors to the Website. Such statistical devices or services do not collect personal information that you do not voluntarily provide to us. We use such information to make the site easier to use and to improve our service.  

4.  How We Store Information/Data Retention

Pinpoint stores all non-personal information indefinitely. Pinpoint stores all personal information indefinitely unless you request that we modify or delete the information.

In the event that you request that we delete the information, we will endeavor to delete as much information as we can. However, it is possible that in deleting your personal information, some personal information may be retained by us because it is impossible to delete your account or other information without retaining some information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Pinpoint will retain personal data we process on behalf of our clients for as long as needed to provide services to our client. Pinpoint will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

5.  How We Use Information

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as criminal searches and employment verification. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. We will not sell your information to third parties. We do not share your personal information with third parties except as specifically provided herein.

We may disclose your personal information: 1) as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process; 2) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; 3) to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

We also may share your personal information with certain business partners who assist us with other core functions of our site, such as maintenance of the website, hosting, payment and billing, data storage, security, and other functions.  Those partners will be bound to uphold the same standards for privacy, security, and confidentiality that we promise to you in this Privacy Policy, and will only use your personal information to carry out their respective specific business obligation that Pinpoint has requested.  

We may also transfer your personal information in the course of a sale of Pinpoint or merger with another company. In the event of a merger or sale, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you that the information has been sold and that you may be subject to a different privacy policy. You may be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information

We may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information with our advertisers to facilitate effective advertising on the Website. We may also share your de-identified personal information with third-parties to study statistical information about our site or trends in healthcare or medicine.

6.  Your Choice to Provide Us With Information

You may choose to provide us with information or not to provide us with information. In the event that you decide not to provide us with information, you may still be able to access and use certain areas of the Website. However, you may not be able to use those areas of the site that require you to provide us with personal information. You may choose to add or delete personal information that you provide to us in creating a user account. However, it may be impossible to remove your information without some residual information being retained by Pinpoint.

You agree that Pinpoint has no obligation to delete any information following modification or termination of your account. We will do our best to delete personal information that we retain at your request, however, we may not be able to delete all of the information.  

If your personal information changes, you may correct, update, amend or delete/remove it by making the change on your account or by contacting us by email, telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days. Pinpoint will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you our marketing services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

7. Security

We endeavor to keep your information secure. We have adopted physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information and ensure that your personal information will be used only for the purposes we described herein, and that it will not be released to anyone not entitled to obtain or use your information. However, you understand and agree that by choosing to transmit your personal information over the internet, you have undertaken the risk that the information may be intercepted. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web Site, you can contact us by emailing, calling, or writing to us at the address below.

8.  Personal Information Disclosure

Personal information submitted to Pinpoint for a background screening investigation may at times be transferred outside of the United States in order to perform the background investigation specifically when Pinpoint is attempting to verify your credentials or professional history during times you were in another country outside of the United States. All personal information will be transmitted and stored in a secure manner in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

9. Testimonials

We display personal testimonials and other endorsements of satisfied customers on our Website. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us by using the contact information provided below.

10. Social Media

Our website includes social media features. These features may collect your IP address, may index the page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

11.  Information Related to Data Collected Through Pinpoint’s Services

Pinpoint collects information under the direction of its clients, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his or her query to the Pinpoint client.

12.  We May Update This Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time to reflect changes to our practices.  We will post any updated Privacy Policy on our Website, and we may make reasonable efforts to e-mail you the new policy if it contains significant changes. You should refer back to this page for the latest information and the effective date of any changes.

13.  Contacting Us

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at as follows:

 

Pinpoint Private Investigations

 

519 W. 22nd St Suite 100

Sioux Falls, SD  57105

605-221-6101

Tony@ppointpi.com  

This policy last updated on March 8th, 2016.