Privacy Policy 

What personal information does this site collect?

You may use PEAR website without providing any personal information.


Sometimes we do need information to provide the services you request. When providing personal information via email on our Contact Us page, please remember that email messages can be viewed by other Internet users while in transit. 


You may be asked to provide personal information, such as your email address, if you choose to complete any of the online forms used for website queries, event registration, and to provide feedback. The information required to complete the transaction is noted on the form. Additional questions may be included to help us improve the services we offer, but only if you wish to provide this information.

In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address;  computer and connection information. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. 


Only authorized PEAR staff that need the information you provide to perform a specific task have access to your information. All PEAR staff are required to attend a training on privacy and confidentiality.

In what ways is the collected information used?

PEAR currently only collects information on this site so that we can provide our users with ongoing assistance and technical support and has no current plans to make other disclosures of such information. We will notify you through this online policy if there are any changes. 


Requested information on voluntary forms is used to provide the services you request, such as registration for events, mailing of publications, etc. We may occasionally provide statistics to third parties related to the number of visitors who use the site. These statistics do not provide personally identifiable information. 


Does this site use "cookies" to collect user information?

“Cookies” are small computer files that a website can transfer to your computer. Examples of information we collect include how often someone visits our site and their activities while on our site. We use this information in the aggregate to understand how our visitors as a group use different resources. These reports do not contain any personally identifiable information.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are being sent.


You can access the information on the PEAR website without having cookies enabled in your browser.

Which web pages and websites does this policy apply to?

This privacy policy applies only to the PEAR website. The PEAR site does contain links to other sites. Please be aware that this policy does not apply to sites that PEAR links to. We encourage you to read the privacy policies on any other sites before providing personal information.

Your Consent

By using PEAR website, you agree to acceptance of this privacy policy. We may occasionally need to make changes to the policy to reflect changes in our site and address new issues. Changes will be posted here, so please refer to this policy regularly.