Privacy Statement for the PRIDE Network Association website

The PRIDE Network Association is committed to protecting your privacy by using a technology that gives you a safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the PRIDE Network site and governs data collection and usage. By using the PRIDE Network site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

PRIDE Network collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, work address or telephone number. The PRIDE Network also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, areas of interests and job related stuff.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by PRIDE Network. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by PRIDE Network for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide only general statistics regarding use of the PRIDE Network site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through PRIDE Network public message boards such as the discussion forum, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: PRIDE Network does not read any of your private online communications.

The PRIDE Network encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from PRIDE Network so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The PRIDE Network is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the PRIDE Network Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

The PRIDE Network collects and uses your personal information to operate the PRIDE Network Web site and deliver the services you have requested. The PRIDE Network also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other offers or services available from or within PRIDE Network community. The PRIDE Network may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The PRIDE Network does not sell, rent, lease or transmit information about its users and/or members to third parties. In certain cases, the PRIDE Network may contact you in favor of other partners only if it is apparently relevant or directly related to achieving the PRIDE Network's mission.

PRIDE Network does neither collect nor use nor disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations.

The PRIDE Network keeps track of the Web sites and pages our users visit within PRIDE Network, in order to determine what PRIDE Network services are the most popular. This data may be used in the future to deliver customized content within PRIDE Network to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The PRIDE Network Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on PRIDE Network or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of PRIDE Network; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of PRIDE Network, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The PRIDE Network Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the PRIDE Network pages, or register with the PRIDE Network site or services, a cookie helps PRIDE Network to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same PRIDE Network Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the PRIDE Network features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the PRIDE Network services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The PRIDE Network secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The PRIDE Network does not transmit any personal information to other Web sites.

Changes to this Statement

The PRIDE Network will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect the network and/or user feedback. The PRIDE Network encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how PRIDE Network is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The PRIDE Network welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the PRIDE Network has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the PRIDE Network at We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.