For the purposes of this document and from this point forward, The Pearl District Business Association will be referred to as “the PDBA” (Pearl District Business Association). The PDBA is committed to honoring the privacy of its users. The PDBA web site (the Site) adheres to a strict policy for ensuring the privacy of your personal information. This Policy is effective as of 06/16/08 and applies to information collected through the Site.

Information Collection

The PDBA collects information at the Site at two different stages. First, we collect from all visitors’ anonymous, aggregate information (such as pages visited on the Site, browser type, referring URL, IP address). This type of information is never linked to any personally identifiable information. It is only used in the aggregate to generate statistical reports about the use of the Site in order to make the Site better meet your needs.

Second, we require the submission of certain personally identifiable information when you use services available on the Site. For example, we collect contact information when you upload your resume for a job posting. We also may collect information that is unique to the PDBA you represent, such as information on your design interests, applications, and expected purchase quantities.

Personal Information of Children Under 13

The PDBA complies with requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC’s Rule interpreting COPPA (16 CFR 512). The Site is not directed to children, and the PDBA does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age through the Site.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

The PDBA does not sell, rent or share personally identifiable to or with any third party not affiliated with or owned by the PDBA, except that we may disclose such information to service providers who may assist us in providing services to you or in such areas as data storage. Aggregate Information is used solely for internal purposes to help us improve our users’ experience. We do not link aggregate information with personally identifiable information.

Log Files

We store the information we collect through log files to create a profile of our users. Log files record internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, internet service providers (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks (Aggregate Information) to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a customers movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Aggregate Information is not linked to personally identifiable information. A profile is stored information detailing how individual customers use the site. It is used solely for internal purposes, to help us improve the experience of our customers. We do not share your profile with any third parties.


We use cookies to recognize and count new visitors and to acquire aggregate information that lets us analyze traffic patterns and tune the performance and functionality of the Site. A cookie is a file that is placed on your hard drive when you visit a website. It contains specific information that allows the Site to recognize your computer the next time you visit. The most important use for cookies is to eliminate the need for you to re-enter your information every time you visit the Site.

Most browsers accept cookies by default, but you can turn off cookies using your browser settings. To learn how, see: for Microsoft Internet Explorer users,; for Netscape Navigator users,

Disclosure of Personal Information As Required by Law

The PDBA will disclose site user personal information when required by law or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on the PDBA.

Business Transition

In the event the PDBA goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another organization or a sale of a portion of our assets, our customers personal and/or unique information may be part of the assets transferred. Disclosure of users personal and/or unique information in such a situation, or in contemplation of such a situation, shall be deemed consistent with this Policy. However, such a transfer may result in a change in this Policy, and you are advised and strongly encouraged to review this Policy frequency.


The Site contains links to other sites. The PDBA is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Site. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.


The PDBA takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect your information. However, given the nature of the internet and the fact that network security measures are not infallible, we cannot guarantee the security of information submitted through the Site.

We also make an off-line effort to protect your information. We make commercially reasonable efforts to restrict access to personally identifiable information to employees who need the information to perform a specific job. We maintain commercially reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.

Policy Changes

The PDBA reserves the right to make, at our sole discretion, any changes, modifications, additions or deletions to all or portions of this Policy at any time. We recommend you review this Policy frequently. If we make material changes to this Policy, we will notify you here, by email or by means of a notice on our home page.