“Personal Information” is information about you that is personally identifiable to you like your name, address, e-mail address or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.
“Anonymous Information” is information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information. Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons.
Personal Information Pearl Collects
The Personal Information that Pearl gathers from you helps Pearl learn more about the visitors to the Website. Pearl collects the following Personal Information that you submit voluntarily:
When you request to receive information about Pearl, Pearl will collect the information that is contained in your e-mail or that you enter into the respective request form on the Website and the fact that you are interested in receiving information about Pearl.
When you contact Pearl by sending an e-mail, Pearl will collect any information that is contained in your e-mail, including without limitation, any attachments that you send to Pearl.
When you submit information to Pearl about your employment history, publications lists or other information including Personal Information in connection with applying for employment with Pearl, we may use this information for purposes of determining your qualifications and may contact third parties to verify its validity.
Personal Information Collected Via Technology
We may track the total number of visitors to the Website and the number of visitors to each page of the Website. As you use the Website, certain information may also be collected passively, including your Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and operation system.
The Website may use cookie technology to identify users who have previously visited so the user is recognized upon return, thereby saving them time while on our Website. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on the Website. Once the user closes the browser, the cookie simply terminates. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use the Website. A cookie may be placed by Pearl, or by vendors or service providers who work with Pearl or Pearl’s licensees or partners.
Personal Information from Other Sources
Pearl may receive Personal Information about you from third parties. Pearl may add this information to the information it already has collected from you via the Website.
Use of Other Information Pearl Collects
In general, Personal Information you submit to Pearl is used by Pearl either to provide you with the information you have requested, product information, to improve the Website and to better tailor the features, performance and support of the Website, and to offer you additional information or opportunities.
Pearl may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the information personally identifiable to you. Pearl may use this Anonymous Information for any purpose, including to analyze usage patterns so that it may enhance the Website. Pearl reserves the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in its discretion.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Pearl may provide your Personal Information to third party vendors or service providers who work on behalf of or with Pearl to provide some of the services and features of the Website and to help Pearl communicate with the visitors to the Website. However, these vendors and service providers do not have any independent right to share this information (except pursuant to a legal requirement such as a subpoena or warrant).
Pearl may share some or all of your Personal Information with any current or future companies controlling, controlled by or under common control with Pearl, including joint venture partners.
Pearl may disclose your Personal Information if Pearl believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with laws and regulations or government authorities (such as reporting safety data to the United States Food and Drug Administration), to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Pearl, or to protect and defend the rights or property of Pearl, visitors to the Website or other third parties.
Choices Regarding Personal Information
You may review and correct any of the Personal Information that you have provided to Pearl by updating your contact information directly by contacting Pearl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Privacy of Minors
Pearl does not intentionally collect or maintain information from those visitors to the Website who are under 18 years old.
Security and Confidentiality
Pearl has put in place commercially reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online. However, no company, including Pearl, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.