Privacy Policy

Paragon Development Systems, Inc. (“PDS”) Privacy Policy

  • Prior to using this web site, please read the following Privacy Policy.
  • By accessing or otherwise using this Web site (“Web site”), you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected by PDS and How It Is Used

PDS collects the following information:

  • “Customer Contact Information:” (e.g., customer name, shipping address, e-mail address, product and service purchases, and, in some cases, credit card account numbers.)
  • PDS uses Customer Contact Information for product and service order placement and fulfillment;

Customer name, product and service purchases, and shipping address information are shared with suppliers for the purpose of order fulfillment;

  • Credit card account information is kept private and is never shared with third parties;
  • PDS does not sell Customer Contact Information to third parties.

“Survey Information:” (e.g., information regarding customer satisfaction with a certain product and/or service.) Survey Information is used exclusively by PDS for the sole purpose of improving the quality of PDS’s products and services. PDS does not share this information with third parties for marketing or other purposes.

Browser information: We collect the type of browser you are using to help us ensure our site is meeting the requirements of our visitors.
IP Address: We collect your IP address to measure our site traffic and also to help enhance your shopping experience.
Pages visited: We track which pages you visit to help personalize your shopping experience.

Security

PDS believes that it takes reasonable measures to maintain the security of information it receives, but DOES NOT AND CAN NOT GUARANTEE SUCH SECURITY. THEREFORE, CUSTOMER ASSUMES ALL RISKS FOR SECURITY BREACHES, EXCEPT THOSE CAUSED BY THE WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OF PDS.

Opt In/Out Provisions

Occasionally PDS will send customers information regarding our products and services or ask customers to fill out surveys regarding the same. Customers may choose whether or not to receive or respond to this information by clicking on either an “Opt In” button, an “Opt Out” button, or similar mechanisms that will be located in the electronic communication associated with the same. By choosing the “Opt In” button or similar mechanism, a customer will continue to receive additional information from PDS and any information received by PDS from the customer will be used by PDS in accordance with this privacy policy. By choosing the “Opt Out” button or similar mechanism, a customer will not receive any additional information from PDS. However, any information received from a customer will be used by PDS in accordance with this privacy policy. If a customer chooses to “Opt In” and later changes his or her mind, or chooses “Opt Out” but inadvertently receives an e-mail or similar communication from PDS, the customer may select the “Opt Out” provision on the communication. PDS will provide such a mechanism on every e-mail or electronic communication it sends to its customers.

Cookies

PDS’s web-site does not contain cookies, other than those generated by the Microsoft Internet Server software used to create this web-site. Third party advertisements displayed on PDS’ web-site generally do not contain cookies, however some may contain cookies that collect personal information. PDS is not responsible for or privy to the information collected by Microsoft or other third-party advertiser cookies.

Children’s Privacy and Healthcare Privacy

PDS does not collect children’s personal information nor does it collect any individual’s personal healthcare information. The following outlines how PDS handles such information. 1. PDS does not knowingly solicit information regarding children under the age of 17 or regarding any individual’s personal healthcare information; 2. PDS expressly prohibits the submission of information regarding children and the submission of healthcare information; 3. If a customer believes that it is necessary to provide such information to PDS, the customer may only do so with the express written permission of PDS; and 4. If PDS learns that it has received information related to children or healthcare information without its express written consent, it will delete the information from its system.

Links to Other Sites

PDS’s web-site provides links to other sites. PDS has no control over the content or information contained in those sites. Once you link to another site, you are no longer subject to the privacy terms contained herein.

Intended Users and Acceptance of Privacy Terms

PDS’s web-site is intended for use by legal U.S. residents, 18 years or older, located within the United States of America. By using PDS’s web-site you agree to this privacy policy and represent that you are a legal U.S. resident, 18 years or older, and located in the United States of America. YOU MAY NOT USE PDS’s WEB-SITE IF 1) YOU DO NOT QUALIFY UNDER THE CONDITIONS OF THE PREVIOUS SENTENCE OR 2) AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

Terms of Use

Paragon Development Systems, Inc. (“PDS”) Terms and Conditions of Use

  • Prior to using this web site, please read the following Terms of Use.
  • By accessing or otherwise using this Web site (“Web site”), you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of use.

Changes to the Terms and Conditions

PDS reserves the right to change these terms and conditions of use at any time, without prior notice. If you access or use the Web site after PDS makes and publishes a change, you are accepting that change. If you do not accept the change, please do not access or use the Web site. PDS recommends that you check these terms and conditions of use periodically.

Access and Use of the Web site

PDS grants you a limited license to access and use the Web site, including to display, copy, distribute and download its content, only for conducting business with PDS and provided that you do not modify the Web site, its content, or any copyright or other proprietary notices. This license terminates automatically if you breach any of these terms and conditions of use. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy all copies in your possession.

Unauthorized use of the Web site or any content may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

Restrictions on Use of the Web site

Except as expressly authorized above, you may not copy, modify, distribute, download, display, transfer, post, or transmit the Web site or its content in any form without PDS’s prior written permission.

The following activities are also expressly prohibited without PDS’s prior written permission: any commercial use; use of any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy the Web site or any of its content; “mirroring” the Web site or any content on any other server; collection or use of product listings, descriptions, or prices for a supplier of competitive or comparable products; and any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Web site or otherwise interferes with its functioning.

Posting and Transmitting to the Web site

Except for information that is subject to the PDS Privacy Policy, PDS will not treat information you post or transmit to the Web site as confidential or proprietary. By sending information to PDS through the Web site (by transmitting, posting, or otherwise), you agree that PDS may use that information in any way, for any purpose, including PDS’s own commercial purposes, subject only to the PDS Privacy Policy.

You may not post or transmit any threatening, defamatory, sexually graphic, inflammatory, profane, or other inappropriate material. PDS reserves the right to edit or remove any post or transmission that, in its judgment, is not appropriate.

Accuracy of Information and Disclaimer of Warranty

PDS has made every effort to present the content on the Web site accurately, but additions, deletions and changes may occur. Content on the Web site is provided “as is”; neither PDS nor its representatives make any representation or warranty with respect to the content.

PDS and its representatives specifically disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any and all warranties, express or implied, relating to the Web site or its content, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, completeness, timeliness, correctness, non-infringement, or fitness for any particular purpose.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances will PDS or its affiliates have any liability with respect to any claims or damages (whether direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive) as a result of your access or use of (or inability to access or use) this Web site or its content, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages. You access and use this Web site at your own risk.

Links to this Web site

PDS grants you a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of the Web site so long as the link does not portray PDS or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or offensive matter. You may not use the PDS logo, PDS trademark, or PDS’s name or trademarks, or other proprietary graphic in the link without the prior written permission of PDS.

Links to Third Party Web sites

PDS does not review or control third party Web sites that link to or from the Web site, is not responsible for their content, and does not represent that their content is accurate or appropriate. Your use of such third party site is on your own initiative and at your own risk and may be subject to the other sites’ terms of use.

Ownership

The material provided on this Web site is protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright law and international treaties. The copyright in the content of the Web site is owned by PDS or others. Except for the limited rights granted above, all other rights are reserved.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Some images are courtesy of manufacturers.

For Use in the United States

This Web site is controlled and operated by PDS from its offices within the United States. PDS does not represent that the Web site is appropriate or available for use elsewhere; access to the Web site from locations where its contents are illegal is not authorized. If you access this Web site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk.

Acceptable Use Policy

Customer’s use of any Services provided by PDS is subject to this Acceptable Use Policy (“Acceptable Use Policy“). The policy is designed to protect the security, integrity, reliability, and privacy of the PDS network and products and services PDS offers to its customers. PDS reserves the right to modify this policy at any time, effective immediately. Customer’s use of PDS Services constitutes your acceptance of the Acceptable Use Policy in effect at the time of Customer’s use. If not defined here, capitalized terms have the meaning stated in the Master Services Agreement (“Agreement“) between Customer and PDS.

Customer agrees not to, and not to allow any third parties, to use the Services:

  • to generate or facilitate unsolicited bulk commercial email.
  • to violate, or encourage the violation of, the legal rights of others.
  • for any unlawful, invasive, infringing, defamatory, or fraudulent purpose.
  • to intentionally distribute viruses, worms, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or other items of a destructive or deceptive nature.
  • to interfere with the use of the Services, or the equipment used to provide the Services, by customers, or other authorized users.
  • to alter, disable, interfere with or circumvent any aspect of the Services.
  • to test or reverse-engineer the Services in order to find limitations, vulnerabilities or evade filtering capabilities.
  • to install or distribute “pirated” or other software products that are not appropriately licensed for use by Customer.
  • to resell of the Services without the express prior written consent of PDS.
  • to use the Services, or a component of the Services, in a manner not authorized by PDS.

Customer’s failure to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy may result in suspension or termination, or both, of the Services pursuant to the Agreement. Prior to suspension or termination, PDS’s may attempt to work with Customers to cure violations of this policy and ensure that there is no re-occurrence; provided that such attempts shall not be deemed a waiver of PDS’s rights to ultimately suspend or terminate the Services.