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Privacy Pledge

PPC-OP.com is committed to protecting your privacy. That's because we base our business on the trust you place in us. The information we collect is gathered to ensure secure ordering and to provide a more personalized shopping experience. You can help us ensure your privacy by not sharing your E-Account user name or password with anyone. See below for detailed information about how we protect your personal information. If you have any concerns, comments or complaints, be sure to let us know.

How much information must you share?
The amount of information we collect depends on you. We collect information needed for secure ordering and customizing your experience. See below to find out what information is required for what task.

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  • IP address - We use IP addresses to measure our site traffic and to help provide a relevant shopping experience. Your IP address is not linked to your customer information.
  • Referral site - If you come to our site via a link, the location of the referral is captured. This is used to help us know where our users come from.
  • Browser type - This information is captured to help us optimize our site to match the latest technology used by our customers.
  • Movements through our site - We keep track of pages you visit to help us provide a more personalized and relevant shopping experience.

E-Account creation
User name, password, e-mail address, secret question and answer to a secret question.

Purchase product online from PPCo-op.com
Name, address and payment information, although credit card and PO numbers may be phoned in as an alternative.

E-mail a link to product information to a friend/colleague "Send to Associate"
E-mail address of your friend/colleague and your e-mail address.

Is your information used for any other purpose?
We require only the personal information that is needed for safely processing your online order and for contacting you about your transactions. It is used exclusively for that purpose. If you become a PPC customer, you may receive mailings from your account information and your account information may be analyzed as part of our standard business practices.

Will your information be given to any other party?
Your personal information is not shared with any other party.

Do you purchase information about your customers from other companies?

Yes, we occasionally purchase third party information about companies that are our customers. We do not purchase any personal customer information. The company information we purchase includes size of company, number of employees and annual sales. This is used for customizing the user experience online and for supplementing our internal sales information.

What about e-mail?
When you purchase online from PPC, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm your order and to update you on the status of your order.

Customer satisfaction:
PPC is committed to providing all customers with a world-class experience. In order to measure how well we are doing and to better understand how we can continually improve our product offerings and our ability to meet your unique requirements, from time-to-time we may contact you by phone or e-mail and solicit your participation in research. Your participation is voluntary and you may request to remove yourself from future efforts of this kind.

NOTE:
Your account manager may occasionally send you promotional or product information. In addition, PPC may, on occasion, send you updates on important information about our company and services. If you do not wish to receive such e-mails, simply let your account manager know.

How do we protect your information?
We employ powerful 128-bit encryption technology and Secure Socket Layers (SSL) in all areas where your personal identity is required. For your protection, PPC.com is certified by VeriSign. This is your assurance that our site is authentic and that we're employing SSL security. You can check this security protection setting within your browser. To view our VeriSign certificate, click on the image of the closed lock or the solid key at the bottom of your browser. Our site security information will appear. For more information, contact your browser's publisher. Your account information and order history are kept behind our firewall on separate servers. All transaction information is processed under encrypted channels, although you always have the option to choose unencrypted processing. To be sure you have the most protection available, be sure to download the latest version of today's most popular browsers, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator. In addition, access to your personal information is restricted within our company to provide maximum security.

Who can see your account information? ***
Only authorized personnel at PPC are permitted to see your password. If you forget your password, you can receive a reminder via e-mail or you can create a new one. Only authorized sales, customer service and accounting personnel are permitted access to your account information. Employees who violate our privacy pledge will be subject to our normal disciplinary process. Whenever we hire other organizations to provide support services, we will require them to conform to our privacy pledge and to allow us to audit them for compliance.

What if you change how you use my information?
If we change how we use your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the change to this site.

How do you create a user profile?
If you've already conducted business with PPC in the past and would like to begin purchasing online, you'll need to create a new account or ask your account executive to create one on your behalf. Creating an online account requires you to designate a user name and password. User names and passwords must consist of at least one non-white-space character and be at least four characters in length. Single spaces are allowed in passwords. Leading and trailing spaces, and adjacent spaces, are not allowed. After your E-Account is created, please contact your account manager to link your E-Account to your customer account.

What about cookies?
We use cookies as a way to give you better service. They personalize your shopping experience and they help identify you. You will need to set your browser to accept cookies if you wish to add items to a shopping cart. Information collected or stored via cookies includes purchases; log in data, and pricing level. This information is kept in a secured area within PPC.

How do you give us feedback?
Simply click here to send us feedback via e-mail. Please note that feedback given in this manner becomes property of PPC and may be used for promotional purposes. If you prefer not to have your comments used in this manner, simply use your own e-mail to send a message to mgomberg@ppco-op.com. Or you can indicate your preference at the top of your message.

How do you correct inaccurate information?
You can update your basic account information at any time. To correct any other account information, please contact your account manager. We will attempt to keep customer information complete, up to date, and accurate. We will tell our customers how and where to conveniently access their account information (except when we are prohibited to do so by law) and how to notify us about errors which we will promptly correct.

How do I contact PPC?
Click here to contact us.
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