Last Updated March 2006
We value the relationship we have with our dealers and are committed to responsible information-handling practices. We take great care in safeguarding your personal information and exceeding our own internal standards and best practices.
The site is operated by Personal Communications Center, Inc. (PCC). We provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is used at our site. This privacy statement covers the site www.PccWireless.com.
Personal Communications, Inc. has agreed to notify you of:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site
- How the information is used
- With whom the information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
- What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under Personal Communications, Inc. control.
- How you can correct or update your information.
What Information We Collect and How We Use It
We collect location information in order to improve your shopping experience. If you shop for location-specific products such as a wireless rate plan, we ask for a zip code and record this information via a cookie so that we may display only services which are available in your area. We also save this information so that we don’t have to ask for it again on your next visit.
Information from IP addresses is used to help administer our Web site, to examine overall traffic trends, and to help us improve our site and make your browsing and purchasing experience more enjoyable. IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
When you place an order for products or services we collect certain types of personally identifiable information required to fulfill those products or services, including (1) contact information (such as name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number); (2) payment information (such as credit card number); and/or (3) ID verification information (such as credit card number, date of birth, Social Security Number, or Driver's License Number).
We only collect ID verification information if it is required by a wireless carrier to process your application. For those dealers applying for a new wireless account, we submit your data into the wireless carrier's system so that the carrier may perform a standard industry credit check. Aside from approval status information, we do not have access to an applicant's credit-history information.
If you would like to place an order but are reluctant to provide this information online, you may provide it to us by telephone during normal business hours. Telephone agents are available when the Order By Phone button is visible on one of the shopping pages of our site. Simply click on this button to speak to an agent and provide your information over the phone.
We use the contact information you provide to communicate with you, such as to send you order confirmations, respond to your inquiries, provide you with important product update, warranty, or safety information. In addition, we use contact information you provide to offer you additional products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you, including newsletters from wireoffers.com. You can easily opt out of a newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of these e-mails.
Supplementation of Information
We may, from time to time, supplement the information we collect online with outside records (e.g., information from our strategic partners, wireless providers, or the United States Postal Service) to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you, and to offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
Sharing of Your Information
To fulfill your requests for products and services, we may need to share some of your personally identifiable information with the wireless provider from which you have requested service. More specifically, when you place an order for a new wireless account, we will share contact and ID verification information required by the wireless carrier to provide you with its services. The wireless provider may use this information for credit approval, service activation, and from time to time, for its own marketing purposes. You should consult the wireless providers' respective privacy policies, as this Notice does not cover their use of your information. Also, your shipping information will be shared with a shipping company such as FedEx, for the purposes of delivering your order.
We work closely with trusted third party business affiliates to provide you with information on products and services that may be of interest to you. We may share the contact information you provide with trusted third parties for the purposes of analyzing it to make our dealer experience better or for offering products and services to you. In addition, you can access Personal Communications, Inc. through many third-party co-branded Web sites. For example, if you see a logo on the page that says "Powered by Personal Communications, Inc.," you are on a co-branded page. Whenever you provide contact information on a co-branded page, that data may be shared with the third-party site through which you access Personal Communications, Inc.. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of such third parties, as this Notice does not cover their use of your information.
Sharing of Affiliate Information in the Affiliate Sign-Up Process
Third Party Sharing of Information
Personal Communications, Inc. sometimes may offer content (e.g., promotions, affiliations, sponsorships) that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity.
Live Help Function
To better serve you and respond to your questions regarding our products or services, we also maintain a Live Help function through which we can respond, in real time, to your questions about our products and services. This information enables us to understand the types of questions our users have about our products and services so that we may continue to improve our content and offerings.
Other Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about our visitors when you visit many of our Web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink).
We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our service pages and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze service usage.
We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena or a law enforcement agency's request.
If you prefer not to receive marketing information, including emails from us, or wish to fully deactivate your account information from our records if you are no longer an active dealer, simply let us know by sending a letter via certified mail to Personal Communications, Inc., c/o Dennis ,39-40 30th street, LongIsland City, NY 1101 or via e-mail to email@example.com. Please note that even if you choose to opt out of marketing programs, if you are an active dealer we will continue to send you important service-related communications (e.g., order confirmation or product safety information) which is not promotional in nature.
We use “cookies” to understand site usage, enhance your experience with our site, diagnose technical problems, and improve the content and offerings on our site. Cookies are used by your computer's browser to store your preferences. We use both session and persistent cookies. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering or making a purchase at one of our sites. If you set your browser not to accept cookies, you will still be able to use our site.
This site makes use of a technology designed to enhance your browsing experience. The technology makes use of a small and transparent Java applet to provide you with a faster browsing experience. In addition, aggregate reporting information is collected and made available to the site owner only. No personal or personally identifiable information is gathered or used for this process.
We have put in place multiple levels of physical and electronic security to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. These measures include secure web pages, VeriSign SSL certificate ensuring the privacy and security of order information, and HackerSafe certification, representing the highest security scanning standards of the U.S. government and all major credit card providers.
All information submitted is protected by our secure server, which automatically encrypts your personally identifiable information so that it cannot be read while traveling over the Internet.
Reviewing Your Information
If you would like to review and update or correct the personally identifiable information that we have collected from you online, or if you no longer wish to continue your service with us, simply send your request via certified mail to Personal Communications, Inc., 39-40 30th Street,Long Island City, NY 11101. You may also send your request via the Dealer Support feedback section in our Dealer service center. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
If you have any questions regarding this statement, or would like more information on our privacy practices, please contact us via the Customer Support feedback section in our Dealer service center.
Updates and Notification of Changes
From time to time, we may update this Privacy Notice. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on our site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this notice so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it. If we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change.
By visiting this web site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.