Effective as of May 25, 2018
Pigott Values Your Privacy
Gathering of Information
We collect user information when you use the Site. Sometimes you may submit it to us yourself, other times it may be collected automatically. You can manage and change your preferences as outlined below.
When you use the Site, your user information may be collected, used, and shared in a variety of manners. As detailed below, the type of user information collected may vary based on how it was gathered, but may include, among other things, your name, e-mail address, phone number, mailing address and other information that you voluntarily submit (e.g., when setting up a user profile on the Site, you may submit your contact information, business affiliation, and/or professional information), information automatically collected about your usage of the Site (e.g., the content that you choose to view), and information about you that our third party partners may share with us if such third party partners have previously received your consent to do so.
Pigott may collect user information that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, phone number mailing address and other professional information when you register to create an account on the Site. You may also provide information to Pigott in other contexts, including, for example, on your user profile page and public profile URL, to enter into a sweepstakes, contest, or promotion. You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services. When you register to create a user profile on the Site or provide information to Pigott in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information. We also supplement the data you provide to us with data from data append services such as public or social graph data in order to better serve you with content or promotions.
A cookie is a small data file that is written to your computer's hard drive by your web browser. A cookie file can contain and/or automatically collect information, such as a user identification code or IP address that a website will use to track the pages and number of times you have visited. The data read from these cookies may be linked to personally identifying (PII) and non-personally identifying (non-PII) information.
- providing you tailored content and advertisements (see below for more information),
- keep track of your order as you order services,
- enabling social media features,
- safeguarding against spam and malware,
- analyzing trends, traffic, and user behavior,
- administering the website,
- gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole,
- tracking web and advertising analytics throughout the Site and its affiliate websites,
- remembering your preferences and voluntarily-submitted information,
- performing location-related functionalities and analytics,
- participating in market research (e.g., website ratings), and
- educating ourselves about how we can continue to improve the Site and its various elements.
Cookies fall into the subcategories below.
Essential Cookies. Certain cookies are used for specific purposes that are essential to your secure use and navigation of the Site. Without them, Pigott may not be able to provide core Site functions and features to you, and the Site would not operate as well as you or Pigott would like. These cookies collect and use information such as your server preferences, single-session data and corresponding identifier, web beacons and log files (detailed below), and other credential-related information. For EU individuals, essential cookies also help inform Pigott whether you require, or have already been served, an affirmative consent request in connection with the GDPR. Essential cookies include analytics cookies, which provide us data that allows Pigott to better understand its users and improve the Site based on what we have learned from that data.
Preference Cookies. Other cookies are used to collect and process information about your preferences and similar choices in connection with the Site in order to optimize your browsing experience. Preference cookies include social media cookies, which collect information about your social media usage and other data you may have provided in connection with such usage (if you access the Site through a social media website or mobile application, you may have social media cookies). If you wish to modify or change your social media cookies, please visit and review the settings on your applicable social media account(s).
For more information about managing cookies on your device, see Choices Available to You below.
We use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on our sites in order to recognize users, assess traffic patterns, identify preferred content and measure site engagement. We may also include web beacons in our e-mail messages, including newsletters, in order to count how many e-mail messages have been opened.
Pigott and its partners (including advertising partners) also use web beacons to collect various data provided by your browser while you are on our Site and elsewhere (i.e., outside of the Site) where we may be acting as a 3rd party. This data is collected in the aggregate, but may include or be associated with other non-PII or PII that users have voluntarily submitted.
The Site's web and ad servers log information about a user's IP address, browser type and the current URL the user is requesting. This information is always provided by a user's browser and automatically logged by most websites. These log files are stored in a secure location and used in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our website.
Use of Your Information
Our primary goal in collecting, using, and sharing user information is to enhance your experience on the Site, support the Site, and improve its features, performance, and other elements. Your user information may be used for the purposes outlined below. We will not use your user information without a valid legal basis to do so.
To Target Content and Advertising
To develop and provide content and advertising to you that is targeted to your interests, we use the analytics collected by the systems described above to determine which areas of our website you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas. We may make reasonable assumptions based on your browser provided data to target relevant content and advertising to you on our site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a 3rd party. We may also make reasonable geographic and demographic assumptions based on your presented IP address to target relevant content and advertising.
To Provide Interactive Communications from the Site
To enhance your experience we may provide you with interactive communications, such as notifications of activity by topic or contributor to the e-mail address that you provide to us. Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile.
From time to time we may provide e-mails highlighting new products, promotions or contests on the website to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications as part of their user profile.
To Provide Communications from Third Parties
We respect the privacy of our users and will not disclose or distribute our user list to any third party, nor will we permit anyone else to do so. However, we do make available our list of those registrants who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive third party offers as part of their user profile. In those cases, your e-mail address will be transferred to the third party. You can remove your consent to this use or modify your related user information by contacting Pigott as indicated below.
Sharing of Information
You may be requested to voluntarily provide certain user information during your use of the Site. If you choose to do so, that user information may be shared with Pigott as well as business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services for Pigott.
In addition, if you provide any personally identifiable information via an advertiser promotion, please be aware you are directly providing your personally identifiable information to that advertiser.
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you, such as your name and e-mail. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We use this personally identifiable information to notify contest winners and award prizes.
We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our users' personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
As Necessary to Provide Services to You
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of newsletter mailings, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service. In some instances, these companies may collect information directly from you. In these cases, you will be notified of the involvement of the external service provider. In all cases, these companies are subject to agreements that require them to maintain the confidentiality of your information and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
In the Event of Sale or Bankruptcy
As Required By Law
Pigott may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law such as to comply with a subpoena or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on Pigott or to protect and defend the rights or property of Pigott.
Choices Available to You
While we endeavor to use care and discretion when handling your information, we recognize that you may want to change how your information is used through the Site. Pigott provides various choices to you for limiting or restricting the use of your personal information. If you have questions regarding these choices, please contact us as provided below.
Management of User Profile
If you use an available capability on this Site to register with us and create a user profile, we’ll hold the personal information you give us as part of your Pigott account for as long as you have an account with us. At any time after you register and create a profile, you may review and request changes to any personally identifiable information (PII) you provided through the registration form, by viewing and updating your profile within the application. You can delete your user profile at any time by following the opt-out directions provided below.
You may request not to receive or opt-out of receiving e-mail messages from us at any time by following the link contained within any Pigott e-mail you receive. If you opt-out, your user profile will be deleted, and any personal information will immediately be deleted and the remaining information made anonymous. We might then use it to help us improve our services. Please be aware, sometimes we can delete your information, but other times it is just not possible, like if the law tells us we can't. If that's the case, we'll consider if we can limit how we use it. Bear in mind, when we get back to you, we might need some identification to check that you are who you say you are. Please be aware that we reserve the right to send e-mails to you, even if you have opted out of receiving commercial e-mail messages, to (a) facilitate, complete or confirm a commercial transaction you have entered into with Pigott or participation in a program you have selected; (b) provide warranty information, product recall information, or safety or security information with respect to a commercial product or service used or purchased by you; (c) provide notification concerning a subscription, membership, account or other ongoing commercial relationship involving your purchase or use of products or services offered by Pigott; (d) deliver goods or services that you are entitled to receive under the terms of a transaction that you entered into with Pigott, (f) communicate other non-commercial e-mail messages, and (g) communicate commercial e-mail messages that you consent to receiving.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but generally allow users to modify their browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, to accept cookies only from certain websites, and/or to refuse all cookies.
Website Analytics Services
- To learn more about Google’s privacy practices, click here. To access and use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, click here.
- To learn more about Hotjar’s privacy practices, click here. To access and use Hotjar’s Opt-out click here.
We care about the protection of your user information and use industry standard safeguards to do so. Of course, it's important to keep in mind that no data transmission on the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Your information is stored on Pigott servers located in the United States. We use industry standard physical, electronic, and organizational safeguards to protect your user information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy. This Site is protected with a variety of security measures such as change control procedures and physical access controls (and passwords, as applicable). We also implement other control mechanisms in an effort to help protect personally identifiable information (PII) that you provide through this Site from being lost, misused or altered inappropriately. This Site supports 128 bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to transmit allcertain information (e.g., credit card information provided by the user and social security numbers provided by the user). SSL is a transport level technology for authentication and data encryption between a web server and a web browser. SSL sends data over the “socket”, which is a secure channel at the connection layer.
We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. You are also responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure or misuse. If you are concerned that your privacy may have been breached, please contact us as provided below.
Privacy of Children
The Site is intended for people who are at least 16 years of age.
If you are less than 16 years old, please do not send any user information to us--including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect (nor do we wish to collect) any personally identifiable information or other user information from children under the age of 16. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 16, we will delete that information from our database and terminate the corresponding account, if any. We cannot always determine the age of persons who access the Site. If a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information online, we ask that a parent or guardian contact us as provided below. This Website, may contain content provided by advertisers or other third parties that may not be suitable for children immediately. Pigott asks parents or legal guardians to assist Pigott by supervising any activities of their children on this Site.
Your user information may be transferred to other countries in connection with your use of the Site. If you access or use the Site outside of the United States, your user information will be transferred to our servers in the United States.
In certain situations, Pigott may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact us.
If you are a California resident and have an established business relationship with us, you can request a notice disclosing the categories of personal information we have shared with third parties, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, during the preceding calendar year. To request a notice, please submit your request to Pigott, Inc., Attn: California Shine the Light Inquiry, 3815 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50312. Please allow 30 days for a response.
If you are a California resident under 18 years old and a registered user, you can request that we remove content or information that you have posted to our website or other online services. Note that fulfilment of the request may not ensure complete or comprehensive removal (e.g., if the content or information has been reposted by another user). To request removal of content or information, please contact us as provided below.
- Web-based transactions facilitated through a third-party payment system, and
- Completing an application for employment with Pigott.
Pigott may host (or contract with third parties to host) website advertising linked to this Site. These links to other websites may, among other things, allow you to bid on and/or purchase products that you initially viewed on this Site. These other websites may contain or be “co-branded” or “private-labeled” with the Pigott name and logo, trademarks or other trademarks or branding of Pigott. Other companies that own or operate these websites may track and/or collect information about you. Pigott does not have control over the privacy practices (including, without limitation, those relating to tracking user activity, collection of user data, use of user data, and security) of these companies. If you provide personally identifiable information (PII) while visiting any Pigott-Hosted Website Ad, you will also be providing the personally identifiable information to the advertiser (and advertiser and/or Pigott may be automatically collecting information while you visit any Pigott-Hosted Website Ad).
In addition, you may have visited our website through a link or a banner advertisement on another site. In such cases, the website you linked from may collect information from people who click on the banner or link. You may want to refer to the privacy policies on those sites to see how they collect and use this information.
How to Contact Us
Please contact us if you have any questions or requests.
If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.