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General Privacy Policy

Effective Dated: July 1, 2018

PAR, Inc. (“PAR”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is designed to inform you about the data we collect from you through our website (our “Site”). This Policy does not apply to information that you furnish to us offline or in any other manner. 

By using our Site, you are agreeing to the terms of this Policy and our Terms and Conditions of Use. When we update our Policy, we will notify you at our option either by placing a prominent notice on the home page of our Site or by sending you a notification directly. The effective date of this Policy is above. 

What personal information do we collect about you?

In order to provide you with our Site, we collect information that could be used, alone or in combination with other data, to identify you as an individual, known as personal information. Some of this personal information you provide directly to us, some is collected from third parties, and some we collect automatically through our Site. What personal information we collect depends on how you use our Site.

When you access our site 

Our Site includes forms on which you may choose to supply personal information that will enable you to make purchases or receive individualized services or features that we cannot offer to anonymous users. Personal information that you provide directly to us on those forms may include your name, physical address, e-mail address, and telephone number. When you make a purchase or request a service, we will additionally ask you for your contact and payment information for purposes of completing your order or request. 

Certain pages of our Site can be accessed only by registering as a user. In order to register, you will be required to set up a user account and complete a registration form, during which time we will ask for your e-mail address, password, first name, last name, address and qualifications. If you choose not to provide us with this information or set up a user account, you will not be able to take advantage of certain access-only features of our Site. 

We collect additional information about how you use and access our Site to analyze trends, administer our Site, track user navigation on the Site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, which enables us to improve the Site by making it more accessible and easier to navigate. For example, we may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser, including your IP address (the Internet address of your PC), your computer name, the type and version of your web browser, referrer addresses, and other generally accepted log information. IP addresses are not linked to personal information we have about you. We may also record page views (hit counts) and other general statistical and tracking information, which will be aggregated with that of other users in order to understand how our Site is being used. This information we collect is used to provide a more personalized experience for our Site users. 

When you are referred to us from another website

You may be referred to our Site from another website or online communication. We may collect and use the information that is passed along by the web browser that references the web URL that linked us to you. We collect this information to understand the websites referring traffic to our Site and to present appropriate content to our potential users. We do not use this information to identify you. We may tabulate this data on an aggregate basis to identify trends and traffic patterns and share this aggregated data with our partners. 

When you contact us

You may voluntarily provide us with your personal information when communicating with us, such as when requesting information via e-mail, utilizing the Contact Us, PAR Report Card, or similar feedback features on the Site, or when otherwise contacting us electronically.

When you sign up for catalogs/alerts, newsletters, and other subscriptions

Our Site may offer features that allow you to request and receive catalogs, electronic alerts or notices about updates to our Site, promotional announcements, new products, and other information. Our Site also includes forms that permit you to subscribe to newsletters or other subscriptions. When you sign up to receive catalogs, alerts, newsletters or other subscriptions we may collect your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and other basic contact information.

When you place orders

If you order products through our Site, we will collect personal information to process your orders, including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and shipping and other contact information for the recipient of the item (if other than you), your name and account number (if applicable), as well as payment information, such as a credit card number, billing address, expiration date, and other billing information.

When you complete volunteer surveys and requests for information

Certain forms on our Site may ask users to voluntarily provide a limited amount of demographic information, including your employment information, gender, date of birth, interests and hobbies. In addition, PAR, our agents, or our affiliates may conduct online surveys that ask you for your zip code, age, or your use of our services. PAR, our agents, or our affiliates may also contact you by e-mail using the e-mail address collected when you filled out one of the forms on our Site, with the option to participate in consumer research studies.

Providing such demographic information and participating in such surveys or other consumer research is entirely voluntary. We aggregate the responses we receive before using that information to improve our services. We do not link your individual responses to your personal information at any time. PAR uses this information only for internal marketing research purposes to help us better serve our users and customers.

When you enter contests, sweepstakes, and promotional games

From time to time, PAR offers sweepstakes, contests, or promotional games. If you participate in such promotions, we may ask for your name, phone number, e-mail address, or other contact information, so that we can contact the potential contest or sweepstakes winners. The rules and terms of each contest will be sent out in e-blasts and winners will be contacted directly via phone or e-mail. From time to time, PAR may retain third party vendors to administer such sweepstakes, games, or promotional contests and, in such circumstances, those third parties will be required to collect your personal information in order to administer and fulfill the promotion as well as to contact winners. Please review the Official Rules or Terms and Conditions for such promotions carefully, as the personal information collected during these promotions may be subject to the privacy policies of these third party vendors as well as this Policy. In that event, the Official Rules or Terms and Conditions will refer you to the privacy policy of the third party vendors. Please review those privacy policies as well, because PAR does not have control over the treatment of personal information by such third party vendors. 

How do we use your personal information?

Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we do not sell, share, rent, or loan to any third party personal information that we collect about you. We use your personal information in the following ways:

To provide our services

Generally, PAR uses your information and other data collected about you to respond to user interests, needs, and preferences; to enhance our Site; to establish and maintain user accounts and deliver our services; to process orders and payments; to communicate with members about events, programs, new products, services, and offers; and to fulfill subscription or registration requests. 

To improve our site

We also use your information to analyze preferences, trends, and statistics to improve our Site and services. In doing so, we may use and share statistical or demographic information in the aggregate form that does not personally identify you with third parties in order to improve the Site for our users. PAR may also use your profile information to create personalized content, offers, and services, but this information will be used only by PAR and its agents or affiliates.

For limited marketing, promotional, or other transactional communications

If you opted to receive marketing, promotional, or other informational communications from or on behalf of PAR, we may use your e-mail address to occasionally contact you to announce new features, products, or services that may be available on our Site or to send news and information regarding PAR or its products or services. You can opt out of receiving these promotional communications at any time by following the instructions in the e-mail communication you receive.

We may also use your e-mail address to contact you to verify and/or update any information related to services, features, or transactions that you have requested via our Site, as well as to notify you of new product releases and/or software updates. 

With whom do we share your personal information?

Generally, we disclose personal information we collect about you only with those necessary to provide our Site and services, to communicate with you, to advertise or promote our Site and services, to facilitate changes to or transfers of our business, as required by law, or with your consent. For instance, we may share your personal information we collect as follows:

  • With third parties with your consent;
  • With affiliated or unaffiliated service providers who help us deliver our Site and services to you, subject to confidentiality agreements; 
  • With the appropriate clearinghouses for purposes of processing authorized payments.
  • With the appropriate authorities if we believe disclosure is necessary to prevent physical, financial, or other harm, injury, or loss to our employees or any person, including to protect against fraud or credit risk;
  • With the appropriate authorities as instructed or required by those authorities and applicable laws, or in relation to a legal activity, such as in response to a subpoena or investigation of suspected illicit or illegal activities, or where we are bound by contract or law to enable a customer or business partner to comply with applicable laws; and
  • With necessary third parties if required to protect PAR’s rights or property, or for purposes of a business deal (or negotiation of a business deal), involving the sale or transfer of all or any part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.

How do we protect your personal information?

PAR employs technical and organizational controls to protect the personal information we collect and process about you, including use of encryption and secure connections when transmitting log-in, registration, and membership information. Through these controls, the personal information we collect and process on certain pages of our Site is encrypted when sent through the Internet and placed on our servers or the systems of the third party contracted to provide the service in question. You can verify that the connection is secure because you will see a key or a padlock (or other similar security symbol) at the bottom of your browser screen. Another identifier of a secure connection is the URL (or website address); the address will change from http://www.parinc.com/ to https://www.parinc.com/ or a similar page when a secure connection is in place.

Finally, in the event that we utilize a third party to help us with our Site, our contract with the third party typically includes obligations on the third party to keep all information obtained during such contract confidential and secure and to use the information only to perform duties specified in our agreements with them.

How do you access and update your personal information?

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us or to add or update certain personal information, you may contact us electronically via this form. Alternatively, you may write to us with your request at the following mailing address: PAR, Inc., 16204 N. Florida Ave., Lutz, Florida 33549.

You may also request to review any personal information that we maintain about you by sending a written request to the same address, subject to our verification of your identity.

Use of cookies

Like many websites, our Site uses cookies to remember your preferences and generally help to improve your online experience, as well as to provide us with anonymous information to check the usefulness of our Site and help us improve it. Cookies may be placed on your computer and/or mobile device by both us and by third parties with whom we have a relationship, such as web analytics services. You may refuse cookies by activating the setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting, you may not have the same user experience.

“Do not track” signals

We do not change our tracking processes in response to “Do Not Track” settings in your web browser. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed above (e.g., by disabling cookies). 

Links to other sites

Our Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that PAR is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of other sites. Other websites might use information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy notices or policies of these other sites before providing any information.

Questions about our privacy policy

Please let us know if you have any questions about our Privacy Policy. You can contact us by telephone at 1.800.331.8378 or internationally at 1.813.449.4065. You may contact us electronically or send an e-mail to our privacy leader at privacy@parinc.com.