Privacy Policy

PCS takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

This policy covers how PCS treats personal information that PCS collects and receives, including information related to your past use of PCS products and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available. This policy does not apply to the practices of organizations or companies that PCS does not own or control, or to people that PCS does not employ or manage.


PCS collects personal information when you register with PCS, when you use PCS products or services, when you visit PCS pages or the pages of certain PCS partners, and when you enter contests, awards, promotions or sweepstakes.

When you register we ask for information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, zip code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. For some financial products and services we may also ask for your address, Social Security number, and information about your assets.

PCS automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, PCS cookie information, and the page you request. PCS uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.


When a child under age 13 attempts to register with PCS, we ask that he or she have a parent or guardian's permission. PCS will not contact children under age 13 about special offers or for marketing purposes without a parent's permission.
PCS does not ask a child under age 13 for more personal information, as a condition of participation, than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given activity or promotion (such as awards, sports festival, rangla punjab registration).

Information Sharing and Disclosure

PCS does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with PCS under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help PCS communicate with you about offers from PCS and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
We have a parent's permission to share the information if the user is a child under age 13. Parents have the option of allowing PCS to collect and use their child's information without consenting to PCS sharing of this information with people and companies who may use this information for their own purposes;

If needed, we will respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of PCS's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

We transfer information about you if PCS is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, PCS will notify you before i
PCS displays targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click on targeted ads meet the targeting criteria - for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area (for example, classifieds placed in the Punjabi Pages).

PCS does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad. PCS advertisers include financial service providers (such as banks, insurance agents, stock brokers and mortgage lenders) and non-financial companies (such as stores, airlines, and software companies).


PCS may set and access PCS cookies on your computer. PCS lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to PCS's cookies. PCS uses web beacons to access PCS cookies inside and outside our network of web sites and in connection with PCS products and services.


New categories of marketing communications may be added to the Marketing Preferences page from time to time. Users who visit this page can opt out of receiving future marketing communications from these new categories or they can unsubscribe by following instructions contained in the messages they receive.

Certain communications from PCS, such as community service announcements, administrative messages and the PCS Newsletter, are considered part of PCS membership.

Confidentiality and Security

We limit access to personal information about you to PCS staff and volunteers who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to fulfill their obligations.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

PCS may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your PCS account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.

Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions, please complete a feedback form or you can contact us at:

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