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Privacy Policy
Pharos Science & Applications, Inc. ("Pharos") is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. Pharos believes it is important that you know how Pharos treats the information about you Pharos receives via the Internet, and who can access information about you located on this website (the "Site").
  1. Visit the Site. In general, you can visit the Site without telling Pharos who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Pharos web servers collect the domain names, not the email addresses, of visitors. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. Pharos uses this information to measure the use of the Site and to improve the content of the Site for members. Pharos does not track visitors to the Site in order to sell or give away the information.
  2. Registered users. There are times, however, when Pharos may need information from you, such as when you use the shopping cart to buy Pharos products, download maps and software updates, or seek customer support. At that time, Pharos collects from you your email address, password, mailing/shipping addresses and credit card information, etc. These items are used to complete purchase transactions, and/or authorize your access to the certain registered-users-only areas of the Site.
  3. Collecting information. When Pharos collects any other information from you, Pharos tries to let you know at the time of collection how Pharos will use the information. Usually, the information Pharos collects is used in aggregate, or to respond to inquiries, process orders, or to allow you to access specific registered-users-only services.
  4. Disclosure. Apart from where you have consented or disclosure is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was submitted, personal information may be disclosed in special situations where Pharos has reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with Pharos rights or property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Also, Pharos may disclose personal information when Pharos believes in good faith that the law requires disclosure.
  5. Security. Pharos strives to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to the Site, and Pharos reviews and updates the security measures in light of current technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. However, Pharos will endeavor to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to Pharos or from Pharos' online services. Once Pharos does receive your transmission, Pharos will also make the best efforts to ensure its security on Pharos systems.
  6. About cookies. Cookies are data that a website transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies, which are industry standard and are used by most websites, including those operated by Pharos, can facilitate a user's ongoing access to and use of a site. They allow Pharos to customize information presented to you. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature. But you should note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with some features of the Site.
  7. Links to other websites. The Site may contain links to other sites, such as Pharos sponsors, and related organizations. Pharos hopes these sites share Pharos' high standards and respect for privacy; however, Pharos is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.
  8. Problems or questions. If Pharos becomes aware of any ongoing concerns or problems with the Site, Pharos will take these issues seriously and work to address these concerns. If you have any further queries relating to Pharos Privacy Policy, or you have a problem or complaint, please contact us.
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