Effective Date of Privacy Statement: April 28, 2018. Most recent update: August 20, 2021.
PEN Worldwide appreciates your interest in this Web site and other related or linked PEN Worldwide sites (Site). Your privacy is important and we want you to understand our practices with respect to gathering information from visitors to the Site and with respect to the uses we make of that information. Please check each portion or page of the Site that you visit.
Information and Uses
When someone visits the Site, our web servers automatically gather information that allows the site to communicate with the visitor's computer during the visit. We also track such information as the number of visits to the site, which parts of the site visitors select, analytics to measure and observe user behavior, IP address, device type, domain type, browser type, date and time of day, device screen size. We use such information for purposes including helping us design and administer the Site.
Privacy concerns focus on Personal Information, that is, information that could identify a specific individual such as names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers. If during your visit you submit information to us, you may provide us with Personal Information. We may collect and use that Personal Information for the purpose of improving the pedagogical experience on the Site, or to tell you about PEN Worldwide activities which we think may be of interest to you, including via email, to communicate with you for other purposes. We may also use that Personal Information as necessary to protect our rights and the rights of others, and for any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
As explained below in the section on Dissemination of Information to Third Parties, we do not distribute or sell Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of allowing them to market their products and services to you. We will make a reasonable effort to remove your Personal Information from our database in such a way that you will not receive future communications from us, if that is your wish. If you notify us that Personal Information previously submitted to our site is no longer accurate, we will make a reasonable effort to make appropriate corrections. To facilitate our efforts to meet your request, it would be helpful if you could let us know the context in which you provided Personal Information, e.g. in connection with a specific product or service.
Information Placed on Your Computer
By using this Site, you agree that PEN Worldwide can place cookies on your device. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device, you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies being placed on your device, you can change your browser settings to do this.
Please bear in mind that deleting and blocking cookies will have an impact on your user experience as parts of the Site may no longer work. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Site, even if you have previously deleted our cookies.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Communicating via the Internet and sending information to you by other means necessarily involves your Personal Information passing through or being handled by third parties, however PEN Worldwide does not sell or distribute your Personal Information to third parties for purposes of allowing them to market their products and services to you.
Personal data collected by PEN Worldwide may be transferred among its various divisions and affiliated organizations, around the world, as well as transferred to select partners. We cannot be responsible for privacy policies and practices of those third parties and we make no representations or warranties about the privacy practices of those parties.
Sharing Information Globally
PEN Worldwide is a global organization located in Germany. We may transfer the Personal Information we collect about you to countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. Such transfers may involve the transfer of Personal Information from countries within the European Economic Area to countries outside the EEA. By providing your Personal Information to PEN Worldwide, you agree to the transfer, storage, and/or processing of your Personal Information globally.
PEN Worldwide applies suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to use it only consistent with your relationship with us and the practices described in this Privacy Statement.
PEN Worldwide does not seek any sensitive information from visitors to our Site, unless legally required to do so, for example, in connection with recruiting or hiring. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record, or genetic or biometric data. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. However, if you do provide such information, PEN Worldwide accepts your explicit consent to use that data in the ways described in this Privacy Statement or in the ways described at the point where such information is disclosed.
You can request the removal or modification of your Personal Information by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request.
Conditions of Use and Revisions
If you choose to visit our Site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Statement, including any limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes and application of law provisions. We reserve the right to change this statement at any time without notice.
Please note that this Privacy Statement could be updated to reflect any changes in the way your Personal Information is handled or any changes in applicable laws. If material changes are made to the Privacy Statement, we will provide you notice so you have an opportunity to review the changes.