[PIAS] America Privacy Policy


Last modified: MAY 23, 2018

[PIAS] America maintains & employs:

  • This website: https://pias-america.com
  • A webstore: https://piasamerica.bigcartel.com
  • Third-party mailing list & payment services
  • Other third-party services (see below)
  • Company and staff contact databases

We do not purchase information from outside sources. Our data is culled from contact information collected when doing business with us. We collect information when you sign up for a mailing list, correspond with or converse with us.

What we have and manage: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, correspondence messages including any attachments, information related business projects and possible information gleaned from conversation.

Data the above systems collect automatically: When you interact with us through the above services, we are able to access information such as an IP address, device ID, and your activities within these services. These services store and manage the data.

We may store this information ourselves, or such information may be stored in databases owned and maintained by the above service providers. They pool this data with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our website, the number of messages users have sent or received, as well as the sites that refer visitors to our website or their sites.

Aggregated information: we use SquareSpace and Google Analytics to do research on our customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the information collected.  We set up Google Analytics to only store this data for 26 months. This research is not for insight into any one user. It is anonymized, compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis. We may disclose this aggregated data in order to describe our services to our parent company and business partners.

Other third party services: You may give us permission to collect your information by connecting with us over other services, like Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. When you do this, it allows us to access information from those accounts if they are publicized.

Cookies: We employ web browser cookies and similar technologies to keep track of your local computer’s settings such as whether or not you have logged in to a private area of our website, or to deduce what language we should present to you. Cookies are pieces of data that sites and services can set on your browser or device that can be read on future visits. Our services use other technologies such as web beacons and single-pixel gifs to record log data such as open rates for emails sent by mailing lists. Third party web site analytic tools such as Google Analytics on our website or the mailing list sites we use employ cookies to collect certain information concerning your use of our Services. At any time, you can disable cookies by changing your browser settings.

Location: We are based in the United States. No matter where you are located, you consent to the processing and transferring of your information in and to the U.S. The laws of the U.S. and other countries governing data collection and use may not be as comprehensive or protective as the laws of the country where you live.

Usage: We use the information you provide, for the purpose of doing business with you and/or providing a service you request. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the information you provide… (drum roll, please) …to answer your question or resolve a problem. Also, if you provide information in order to obtain access to these other companies’ services, we will use your information to provide you with access to such services and to monitor your use of such services. We may also use this information to improve our services in the future.

Opt out: Each marketing communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future marketing communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications, or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us (see below).

Data retention: [PIAS] America is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. We generally retain personal data for so long as it may be relevant to the purposes identified here. We may keep it as an archive to research what we last communicated about. To dispose of personal data, we may anonymize it, delete it or lock it down in an archive. Data may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time.

Security: We take reasonable steps to protect the information provided to us and to our third party services from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from these services may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail - e.g., no passwords or credit card numbers. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any information via the Internet.

Your rights: You can unsubscribe from any of our mailing lists by clicking the “unsubscribe” links they contain. You can also opt out from cookie-related processing – feel free to turn off cookies when interacting with our website or services. You can contact us requesting we edit, share with you or remove your data from our systems (see below).

  • How can I access the personal data you have about me? Contact us – see below.
  • How can I correct any data we have on you?  Contact us – see below.
  • If you would like to submit a data access request… Contact us – see below.
  • How do I correct, update, amend, or delete the personal data you have about me? Contact us – see below.

Contact us: (thought we’d never get to it, didn’t you?)  For questions or requests related to any of the above, please e-mail us at: privacy.usa@pias.com. For your protection, we may take steps to verify your identity before responding to your request.

Changes to this Privacy Policy: We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Services after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.