Privacy Policy2018-02-18T02:27:45+00:00

Privacy Policy

PCI has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. This policy also includes the personal privacy of all PCI donors regardless if they give through our online system or offline. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site located at the URL

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. PCI reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

  • Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of;
  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
  • Who collects such information;
  • How such information is used;
  • With whom your information may be shared;
  • What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
  • What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control;
  • and, How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”:
Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

All information provided to PCI is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of PCI. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. PCI will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. PCI stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Capturing Personal Information:
At certain sections on our website, you may be asked to submit personal information. This includes, but may not be limited to, your name, postal address, zip code, telephone number, organization name and email address. In addition, in order to make an online contribution to PCI, we may ask you to provide credit card or other billing information.

Use of Personal Information:
Personal information will be used internally by PCI to provide you with information about PCI’s work and ways that you can further support our efforts. We also will use this information to provide you access to various sections of our website that are personalized for your needs. In addition, PCI may share, rent or exchange certain personal information with third parties as described in the Sharing of Personal Information section, below.

You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to. You can always decide not to use those website services or features that require such information. In addition, if you prefer that PCI not share your personal information with others, as described below, you may choose to opt-out of the process. Our goal is to offer you convenient online services that match your interests.

Sharing Personal Information:
PCI does not share your personal information with others, except with third parties it may hire for processing contributions (e.g. credit card processing) or via its licensing of software services.

In all cases, PCI retains title to all such personal information and third parties with whom PCI works maintains such information solely for use by PCI. We make an effort to require all third party service-providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these other companies are upstanding and will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them.

NAMES, E-MAIL AND/OR POSTAL ADDRESSES FROM ON-LINE AND OFFLINE DONORS: PCI will not share, rent or exchange your name, email and/or postal address, phone numbers, or financial information of our donors without prior, specific consent.

EXCEPTIONS: If the law or a regulatory authority compels us, PCI will disclose personal information. Also, if we have reason to believe that there has been some inappropriate interference with or use of the PCI website or services, or if we have reason to believe that one of our website users may have been injured or has harmed some other party, we will disclose personal information as we deem appropriate or if asked by a legal or regulatory authority.

Sharing Statistical Information:
Yes, PCI may share aggregate, statistical and other non-personal information with our advertisers and other third parties. For example, we may share the number of our website visitors from various states with an advertiser, or the number of visitors to our website. These aggregate statistics do not include personal information.

Other Web Sites:
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which PCI has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contacting the Web Site:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

5151 Murphy Canyon Rd, Suite 320
San Diego, CA 92124
(858) 279-9690