PACMAS is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our online content and community. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for you.

The purpose of these privacy guidelines is to tell you what kind of information we may gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct this information. Our policy allows you to choose what kind and how much information you provide to us and to control how we use whatever information you give us. Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.

Collection of information

Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our website and connect with other members of the PACMAS community. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name and email address. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not.

PACMAS Online will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, or postal address, when you provide it to us. With this information, we can provide a variety of personalised services that are not available to anonymous users. We hope that you will find it beneficial to provide individually identifiable information about yourself to us because it will make our services more valuable to you.

How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to PACMAS Online is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us, for example when you take part in a discussion forum.

Use of anonymous information

PACMAS Online automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of PACMAS Online like the numbers and frequency of visitors to the website. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use parts of the site, so we can improve PACMAS Online to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible. We may publish or provide this aggregate data to other people.

Use of personal information

PACMAS Online will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. PACMAS Online will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.


There will be occasions where it will be necessary for the ABC to disclose your personal information to third parties. PACMAS may be required by law to disclose the information. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside of PACMAS.

No sale of personal information

Under no circumstances will PACMAS Online sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.

Interacting with PACMAS Online

When interacting with PACMAS Online, we suggest that you use your discretion and exercise caution when providing your personal information.

Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as discussion forums, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the forum. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas. For example, when participating in an ABC forum, guest book or chat area, your name will appear on the message board. The ABC recommends that applicants registering online do not use their real names, but a pen name or pseudonym. You must not intentionally use the name of another living person.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information. Be responsible whenever you are online.

Access and correction: personal data

If PACMAS Online holds your personal information PACMAS will where possible provide you with access to the information. PACMAS will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.

Complaints about privacy

If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, please contact PACMAS. While the PACMAS accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.

Changes to PACMAS Online privacy guidelines

If we decide to change the PACMAS Online privacy guidelines, we will post those changes here.