Privacy Statement

The Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) takes privacy and data protection issues seriously. This Privacy Statement has been designed to explain how PTC handles personally identifiable information collected from members and others who register for services requiring the submission of information to PTC.

PTC has long recognized that individuals with whom it conducts business value their privacy. At the same time, in order to conduct global business in an increasingly electronic economy, the collection of personal information is often necessary and desirable for membership services, monetary transactions, and other uses in conjunction with the delivery of services. It is PTC’s goal to balance the benefits of e-commerce with the rights of individuals to prevent the misuse of their personal information.

Personal Information

In general, you can visit the PTC site without divulging any personal information. PTC will collect personal information from you, such as your name, e-mail address, company name, telephone number, and limited demographic data when its events and services are being purchased and for membership purposes. There are other instances, when using the site, where PTC may request this personal information (e.g., when viewing restricted online offerings available to members only). In these instances, your response to these inquiries is strictly voluntary. However, that portion of the site may not be available to those choosing not to reveal the personal information requested.

PTC may use this personal information for its business purposes, such as to alert you to its products and services, promoting event registration, assisting in online registration, etc. PTC uses the information collected to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to process payment transactions, to facilitate membership invoicing, and to otherwise deliver services. PTC may also send members service announcements and newsletters.

PTC may share your information (with the exception of account, credit card, and ordering information) with third parties (e.g., specific sponsoring organizations, companies that can alert you about new products and services, and certain organizations) when PTC believes in good faith that their collaboration is to the benefit of PTC members through an established tradeout or barter agreement. Except as stated in this Privacy Statement, or as otherwise stated at the time personal information is gathered, PTC will not provide this information to third parties. You may opt-out of such distributions by informing the Secretariat.

Domain Information

PTC collects domain information as part of its analysis of the use of this site. This data enables PTC to become more familiar with visitation to the site, how often visits occur, and what parts of the site are visited most often. PTC uses this aggregated information to improve its web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part. At no time are individual uses or preferences identified as part of the aggregate statistics.

Use of Cookies

Some pages on this site use “cookies,” which are small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. These files are used for site registration and storing session information. You should note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your Web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.

The Pacific Telecommunications Council reserves the right to change, modify, or update this Privacy Statement at any time without notice.

Questions about this Privacy Statement?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact the Secretariat.

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