Last Modified: September 13, 2011

This privacy policy provides our policies and procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing your information through our website www.professionalgrowthsystems.com. This privacy policy governs your use and access of www.professionalgrowthsystems.com, regardless of how you use or access it, and by using our website you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure and other uses described in this privacy policy. This privacy policy applies only to information collected though our website. If we decide to change our privacy policy, those changes will be posted on this page.

1. The Information We Collect and Store

We may collect and store the following information when using or accessing the Professional Growth Systems website:

Information You Provide. When you fill out a form, we collect some personal information, such as your name, phone number, email address and business postal addresses.

Log Data. When you use our website, we automatically record information from your device, its software, and your activity. This may include the device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, the web page visited before you came to our website, information you search for on our website, locale preferences, identification numbers associated with your devices, your mobile carrier, date and time stamps associated with transactions, system configuration information, metadata concerning your files, and other interactions with the website.

Cookies. We also may use “cookies” to collect information and improve our website and performance. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your device. We may use “persistent cookies” to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to the website. We may use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of the website, to better understand how you interact with the website and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on the website. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all aspects of the website.

2. How We Use Personal Information

Personal Information: In the course of using the website, we may collect personal information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information is or may be used: (i) to provide and improve our website, (ii) to administer your use of the website, (iii) to better understand your needs and interests, (iv) to personalize and improve your experience, and (v) to provide product announcements. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in any of those communications, or update your account settings information located in the footer of each email you receive from Professional Growth Systems.

Geo-Location Information: Some devices allow applications to access real-time location-based information (for example, GPS). Also, some of the information we collect from a device, for example IP address, can sometimes be used to approximate a device’s location.

Analytics: We also collect some information using logging and cookies, which can sometimes be correlated with Personal Information. We use this information for the above purposes and to monitor and analyze use of the website, for the website’s technical administration, to increase our website’s functionality and user-friendliness. As of the date of this policy, we may use Google Analytics or Site Sell Analytics or both. To learn more about the privacy policy of Google Analytics, click here, and to learn how to opt out of that website click here.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

We may use certain trusted third party companies and individuals to help us provide, analyze, and improve the website (including but not limited to data storage, maintenance websites, database management, web analytics, payment processing, and improvement of the website’s features). These third parties may have access to your information only for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf and under obligations similar to those in this privacy policy.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of Professional Growth System’s Rights. We may disclose, to parties outside Professional Growth Systems, information about you that we collect when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with a law, regulation or compulsory legal request; (b) protect the safety of any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of Professional Growth Systems or its users; or (d) to protect Professional Growth System’s property rights. We will remove Professional Growth System’s encryption if we provide your Professional Growth Systems information to a law enforcement agency as set forth above.

Business Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that transaction, but we will notify you (for example, by a prominent notice on our website) of any change in control or use of your Personal Information, or if it becomes subject to a different privacy policy. We will also notify you of choices you may have regarding the information.

Non-private or Non-Personal Information. We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information, such as usage statistics of our website.

4. Changing or Deleting Your Information

If you are a registered user, you may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information provided in your registration or account profile by changing your “account settings.” If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer wish to receive email from us, you may update your communications preferences by making the change on your account settings information located in the footer of each email you receive from Professional Growth Systems.  In some cases we may retain copies of your information if required by law.

5. Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with our services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information, you may delete your account by utilizing your account settings information located in the footer of each email you receive from Professional Growth Systems.

We may retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Consistent with these requirements, we will try to delete your information quickly upon request. Please note, however, that there might be delay in deleting information from our servers and backed-up versions might exist after deletion. In addition, we do not delete files that you have in common with other users.

6. Professional Growth Systems Community

Our website may offer publicly accessible community websites such as blogs, forums, and wikis. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. Your posts may remain even after you cancel your account.

7. Security

The security of your information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, contact us via e-mail.

8. Our Policy Toward Children

Our website is not directed to persons under 13. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us via e-mail. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to delete such information.

9. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us via e-mail..

10. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time. If we make a change to this privacy policy that we believe materially reduces your rights, we will provide you with notice (for example, by email). And we may provide notice of changes in other circumstances as well. By continuing to use the website after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised privacy policy.

11. Professional Growth Systems DMCA Policy

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect our users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, we will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement if such claims are reported to Professional Growth System’s designated copyright agent utilizing the sample notice below.

If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, report alleged copyright infringements to our designated copyright agent utilizing the sample notice below

Our designated copyright agent can be contacted here. Upon receipt of notice, as described below, we will take whatever action, in our sole discretion, we deem appropriate, including removal of the challenged content from our website.

DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (“Notice”)

  1. Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
  2. Identify the material or link you claim is infringing and to which access is to be disabled, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the our website or the exact location where such material may be found.
  3. Provide your company affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
  1. Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
    1. “I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”
    2. “I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of, the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
  1. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

12. California Online Privacy Protection Act

We believe our website is in full compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003. If you feel that you have identified an exception to this intent please notify us via e-mail.