This policy addresses what Personal Information (defined below) is and how PTC uses Personal Information that PTC collects from this Website and may otherwise receive from You. Personal Information is information about You that is personally identifiable (such as Your name, physical address, email address, phone number, etc).
B. Information Collection and Use
PTC does not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about You with other people or companies except to provide or offer services You have requested, when PTC has Your permission, or under the following circumstances: (i) PTC responds to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise its legal rights or defend against legal claims; (ii) PTC believes it is necessary to share information, including Personal Information, in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the PTC policies or these terms and conditions, or as otherwise required by law; (iii) PTC outsources certain services or functions related to this Website and the disclosure of Your Personal Information to third parties is necessary for PTC to provide the services related to this Website including any Contests; or (iv) PTC transfers Your Personal Information to its successor in interest related to the sale of its business or this Website or a merger.
C. Confidentiality and Security
1. PTC uses commercially reasonable protections to safeguard Your Personal Information. These measures are intended to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control; however, PTC cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent parties (such as “hackers” or other bad actors) from illegally obtaining or misusing Personal Information.
2. Although PTC takes reasonable security measures to protect Your Personal Information, PTC must interact with third party servers and systems (for example, to support Your requests, provide services, and process Your transactions). PTC strives to work with only reputable third party vendors to provide those services, yet PTC is not responsible for any acts or omissions of third party vendors.
D. Registration and Password
To access some of the content, information, and services at the Website, You may be required to register as a Member by providing certain information and creating a user name and password to access (or log in). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your user name and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of Your user name(s) and password(s). You agree to immediately notify PTC of any unauthorized use of Your user name(s) and/or password(s).
E. Public Forums, Indemnification, Release & Content License From You
Any information that You disclose in public areas of this Website (or, of course, the Internet in general) may become public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in such areas. Any and all information posted or contributed to any element of the Website may be used by PTC in any manner, and the act of contributing information or other content constitutes a perpetual, royalty free, worldwide license for PTC (and its affiliates, licensees and successors) to use, reproduce, distribute, perform, display and make derivative works from such information and content. By submitting content or information to this Website, You represent and warrant that such information and content does not infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate the rights of any person or entity, and You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless PTC, its affiliates, officers, directors, members, employees and contractors for any damages or liability that arise out of or related to Your contribution of content or information. You promise not to sue or make a claim against PTC or its affiliates, officers, directors, members, employees or contractors and You hereby waive any and all claims against such parties for any liability or damages arising out of or related to the acts or omissions of other users or contributors to this Website.
When You browse the Website, a temporary cookie is placed on Your computer that helps PTC collect information to help us better understand our visitors’ interests and to better serve You.
H. Disclosure Of Aggregate Information
PTC may combine your personally identifying information, and information about Your preferences, usage and activities, with those of all or a particular group of this Web site’s users to prepare collective profiles of this Web site’s users and their preferences, usage and activities for PTC’s internal use. For example, PTC may track the number of this Web site’s users who view certain pages or use certain features on this Web site or to track geographic trends. Such information and data, and other information PTC derives from this Web site’s individual users' information and data, allows PTC to continue to develop and provide you with quality information and data through more accurate marketing and advertising of this Web site. PTC may share aggregated information concerning this Web site’s users, without attribution of personal information, to PTC’s contest sponsors, vendors, advertisers, affiliates and other companies with whom PTC conducts business.