As a visitor to these Sites, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as utilizing online software applications, PAUL GROUPS may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, PAUL GROUPS may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), e-mail address, organization or employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
When you use these Sites, PAUL GROUPS or third parties authorized by PAUL GROUPS may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of these Sites and its services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your computer. We use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of these Sites and its services. PAUL GROUPS also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on these Sites. Without expressly informing you in each particular circumstance, we do not match such information with any of your personal information.
When you submit personal information to PAUL GROUPS through these Sites, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national boundaries and may be stored and processed in any of the countries in which PAUL GROUPS and its affiliates and subsidiaries maintain offices, including without limitation, India. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transferring, storage and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted vendors of PAUL GROUPS. Such vendors are bound by contract to not use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties.
In order to reduce errors in our database, authenticate our users and prevent abuse of our system we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submit to us with information from third party sources.
PAUL GROUPS collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. Your personal information is also used to keep you informed about product upgrades, special offers, and other products and services of PAUL GROUPS and selected third parties if you have so opted to receive such communications.
PAUL GROUPS may collect information about the use of these Sites; such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. PAUL GROUPS may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing or similar promotional purposes.
There are other instances in which PAUL GROUPS may divulge your personal information. PAUL GROUPS may provide your personal information if necessary, in PAUL GROUPS’s good faith judgment, to comply with laws or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body or in response to a valid subpoena, warrant or order or to protect the rights of PAUL GROUPS or others.
The personal information that you provide in connection with registering yourself as a user of PAUL GROUPS products or services or registering an PAUL GROUPS product is classified as Registration Information. Registration Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Registration Information is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your Registration Information resides on a secure server that only selected PAUL GROUPS personnel and contractors have access to via password. PAUL GROUPS encrypts your personal information and thereby strives to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to PAUL GROUPS.
Personal information that you provide that does not constitute Registration Information also resides on a secure server and is only accessible to selected PAUL GROUPS personnel and contractors via password. Since this information is not accessible by you, you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.
Please note that any information you post to a public bulletin board or chat room, such as the PAUL GROUPS User to User Forums (the “Forums”), is available to all persons accessing that location. Your e-mail address will not automatically be posted on the Forums unless you modify the default setting to permit that. Your e-mail address would then be available to all persons accessing the Forums. In addition, you should be aware that the Forums offers a service in which subscribers are e-mailed a copy of all messages posted to the Forums on a particular topic. Consequently, if you post a message to the Forums your e-mail address will be sent to those subscribers that have indicated an interest in the topic of your message.
When you visit these Sites, you can browse these Sites and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our Sites, we use “‘cookies” to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, and enables PAUL GROUPS to record your passwords, purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)
You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences at any time. With respect to Registration Information, this may be accomplished by linking to your account at Edit Your Account where you can view and make changes to your personal information. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences (such as whether you wish to receive promotional communications from PAUL GROUPS or third parties) by writing or calling PAUL GROUPS at: Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us. No specific form is required to notify PAUL GROUPS of changes to your address or privacy preferences.