Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority.  This Privacy Policy applies to Panama Poultry Export Quota, Inc. and PAN-PEQ.org (the "Services") and governs data collection and usage.  For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Panama Poultry Export Quota, Inc. include PAN-PEQ.org and PAN-PEQ. The PAN-PEQ website facilitates open-tender auctions for the right to import chicken leg quarters in Panama at zero-duty in the amount of the tariff-rate quota established by the United States - Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA). By using the PAN-PEQ website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information

PAN-PEQ may collect personal information about our users in various ways. For example, we may collect information that you provide to us and information about your use of the Services.

Information You Provide.  PAN-PEQ may collect personal information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience. If you participate in PAN-PEQ's online bid process, we may collect bank account information.

Information About Your Use of the Services.  Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by PAN-PEQ.  This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses, and the websites and pages you visit within PAN-PEQ.org.

The Services may link to third-party websites and services that are outside PAN-PEQ's control.  PAN-PEQ is not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by other websites or other services. You should exercise caution, and review the privacy statements applicable to the third-party websites and services you use.

Use of Your Personal Information

PAN-PEQ collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.  PAN-PEQ may use information you provide to facilitate return of performance security.  PAN-PEQ may use the information about your use of the Services to operate the Services, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the PAN-PEQ website.  PAN-PEQ may also use your personal information to contact you.

PAN-PEQ does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

PAN-PEQ may share data with third-party service providers to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third-party service providers are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to PAN-PEQ, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

PAN-PEQ may use your personal information as it believes is necessary or appropriate to protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of the Services, PAN-PEQ employees or agents, or other users and to comply with applicable law.

Use of Cookies

The PAN-PEQ website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize PAN-PEQ pages, or register with PAN-PEQ site or services, a cookie helps PAN-PEQ to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same PAN-PEQ website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the PAN-PEQ features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the PAN-PEQ services or websites you visit.

Security of Your Personal Information

PAN-PEQ has in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable and PAN-PEQ cannot guarantee the security of its database or information supplied over the internet. If you believe there is a breach or interception, please contact the Administrator immediately to take corrective action.

PAN-PEQ uses GeoTrust services.  GeoTrust is an independent, third-party company that provides authentication of Internet services and digital identity. By clicking on the GeoTrust logo, the GeoTrust website will serve up a web page that confirms that PAN-PEQ is "GeoTrust Secured."

Children Under Thirteen

PAN-PEQ does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen without parental consent, unless permitted by law. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete it in accordance with applicable law.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from PAN-PEQ by contacting us here:


Changes to this Statement

PAN-PEQ may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. PAN-PEQ will notify you of changes by posting changes here, or by other appropriate means. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective when the updated policy is posted on the Services. Your use of the Services or your provision of personal information to use the Services following such changes indicates your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.

Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms

Some web browsers may transmit "do-not-track" signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, PAN-PEQ currently does not take action in response to these signals. If and when a final standard is established and accepted, PAN-PEQ will reassess how to respond to these signals.

International Transfers

The Services are headquartered in the United States. Please be aware that if information you provide to PAN-PEQ or that PAN-PEQ obtains as a result of your use of the Services may be collected in your country and subsequently transferred to the United States or to another country in accordance with applicable law. By using the Services, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your information.

Contact Information

PAN-PEQ welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy:

Panama Poultry Export Quota, Inc.
1700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 200
Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Email Address: administrator@pan-peq.org

Telephone number: 202-684-2512

Effective as of September 14, 2016

Contact

Panama Poultry Export Quota, Inc.
c/o DTB Associates, LLP
1700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20006-4707
Office phone: 1-202-684-2512
Office fax: 1-202-684-2233
E-mail: Administrator@PAN-PEQ.org