Participatory Research In Asia is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. Although generally a User is under no obligation to provide personal information while accessing the PRIA Site, there are some circumstances under which a User may be asked to provide such information.
Information Collection and Use
In some circumstances, PRIA may request personal information from the User, such as his or her name, e-mail address, company name, telephone number, etc. Users are free to respond or not to respond to these inquiries; all information provided to PRIA is strictly voluntary. PRIA is the sole owner of information collected by this Site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to third parties.
Some areas of this Site may require Users to provide personal information in order to complete certain functions. Such functions may not be available to Users who choose not to provide the information requested.
Collecting Information for Surveys
At times PRIA conducts online surveys to better understand the needs and profiles of our Site Users. We will try to the best of our abilities to inform Users of how we will use this information at the time of conducting the survey. Survey participation is completely voluntary, and Users may refrain from contributing to the survey at any point in time.
Use of Log Files
PRIA collects User domain information in order to analyze the use of this Site. This data enables us to become more familiar with who visits our Site, how often they visit and what parts of the Site they visit most often. PRIA uses this information to improve its Web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action by the User. By accessing our Site, Users grant their unconditional consent to allow PRIA to collect their domain names.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the User's hard drive that contains information about the User. By using a cookie on the PRIA Site, a User does not have to log into the Site using a password more than once. Cookies also enable PRIA to track and target the interests of our Users in order to enhance their experience on our Site. Using a cookie while on the PRIA Site does not provide us with the User's personal information. Once the User closes his or her browser, the cookie simply terminates. If a User rejects the cookie, he or she may still access the PRIA Site. However, the User may experience usage limitations in some areas of the Site.
The PRIA Site contains links to other websites. Please be aware that PRIA is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site. We encourage our Users to read the privacy statements of each website they visit when leaving the PRIA Site.
PRIA takes every precaution to protect a User's information. When Users submit sensitive information via the Site, their information is protected both online and offline.
When a PRIA registration/order form asks Users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted using the best encryption software in the industry-SSL. While on a secure PRIA page, the "lock" icon at the bottom of the User's web browser will become locked, as opposed to the unlocked icon that appears when Users are viewing unsecured pages.
In addition to using SSL encryption to protect sensitive User information online, PRIA also takes extensive measures to protect User information offline. All User information (including non-sensitive data) is restricted to the PRIA offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task (e.g., billing clerks, customer service representatives, etc.) are granted access to Users' personally identifiable information.
Site and Service Updates
PRIA reserves the right to distribute Site and service announcements to Users. Members are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the User's requested services. PRIA communicates with Users via email or phone to provide requested services and to resolve issues relating to their accounts.
PRIA reserves the right to modify or update the privacy statement at any time without notice.