Welcome to Project Adventure!


The Project Adventure website, service, and Content are provided by Project Adventure, Inc. (“Project Adventure,” “we,” “us” or “our”). Project Adventure knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.  This notice describes our Privacy Policy for the www.pa.org website and www.pa-connect.org website and the Content and services made available by Project Adventure through these websites or through downloadable applications we may make available to you (collectively, the “Website”). Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth in the Terms of Use. The Website provides both free and subscription information, resources and products connected to Project Adventure’s mission of teaching leadership through adventure-based programming.


If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact info@pa.org or (978) 524-4500.


This Privacy Policy covers only information that is collected through the Website and does not cover websites to which we link, nor does it describe any other content accessible through the Website that is not covered.

Notice of Information We Collect And How We Use It
Our primary purpose in collecting Personal Information (as defined below) is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience.  This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service, if we decide to do so, to make your experience safer and easier.  We only collect Personal Information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.  “Personal Information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number or e-mail address) or other information about that individual that is directly linked to Personal Information.  Personal Information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of our Website and our Content.


In general, you can browse the non-subscription Content on the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself. However, we collect and store information, including Personal Information, that is voluntarily supplied to us by you when registering for the Website. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but by doing so, you may not be able to take advantage of some of our features and functionality. We use Personal Information to deliver the Website to you, to improve our services (including advertising), and to develop analytics and aggregated data that allows us and affiliates of our Website to use our Website. In order to access and use the subscription Content of this Website, you must first complete the registration form and create a user name and password. During registration, you are required to give truthful contact information (such as name and email address) in accordance with our Terms of Use available during registration. If registering for our paid Content, you are also required to give accurate information regarding your credit card payment information and the associated physical address. Once you give us your Personal Information, you are no longer anonymous to us.

Information We Collect About Website Visitors
We automatically track certain information based upon your use of the Website.  We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect, and serve you and our community.


By using our Website or our services, you indicate your consent for Project Adventure and our affiliates to send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our services; you may turn off cookies in your browser, though in doing so, some or all of our services may not work. If you are an E.U. resident, you will be given an opportunity to “opt-in”, or accept the use of cookies, prior to registering for subscription content.  For a description of how cookies work, please see the section entitled “Cookies” below.

Log Files
Like many websites, we automatically gather certain information about our Website traffic and store it in log files.  This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.  We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Website, to track users’ movements around the Website and to gather demographic information about our user base.


We do not link this automatically collected data to Personal Information.


We use a third-party tracking service that uses log files and cookies (see below) to track non- Personal Information about visitors to the Website in the aggregate.  This service captures usage and volume statistics to provide us information about users’ movement around the Website as well as to allow us to improve the Website Content and services.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this Website in order to manage your browser and mobile sessions for your convenience.  As noted above, we do not link the information we store in cookies to any Personal Information you submit while on our Website. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by the Website only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


We use both session ID and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.  We use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Website. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.

We set a persistent cookie to store your password on your computer so you do not have to enter it more than once.  Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website.


If you reject cookies, you may still use our Website, but your ability to use some areas of our Website, such as contests or surveys, may be limited.

Some of our business affiliates (e.g., advertisers) use cookies on our Website. Additionally, we have no access to or control over these cookies used on third party websites or links.  See “Third Party Advertisers.”  The acceptance and storage of cookies can be managed through your browser’s security settings.

Mobile Use
If you visit or use our Website on a mobile device or use our mobile application, we may collect information from your device, including device ID, your mobile carrier, and your physical (GPS) location.  We may store and use that information for security purposes (for example, for user verification). We may share your location information with third parties. Depending on your device, you may turn off location services by going to your device settings.


Use of the Website on a mobile device may allow your mobile carrier or other access provider to view data that appears on the device as a result.

Information We Collect To Respond To Your Choices and Requests


In order to use some features of this Website and to access subscription Content, you must first complete the registration form and create a user name and password.  During registration you are required to give truthful contact information (such as name and email address) in accordance with our Terms of Use.  We use this information to contact you about the services on our Website in which you have expressed interest.


Paid Subscription Content
If you subscribe to paid Content or purchase a product or service from us, we request certain Personal Information from you on our order form.  You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and mailing address) and financial information (such as a credit card number and expiration date).
We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders.  If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.


We may collect information about your commercial behavior. We may also collect other users’ comments about you in our feedback area.

If you establish a credit account with us to pay the fees we charge, we may collect some additional information, such as tracking information from checks or money orders.


Subscription and Registration Forms for Products or Services
If you apply for or purchase a product or service requiring financial information on our Website, we require that you provide certain Personal Information, including your name, address, phone number, credit card number and Social Security number.  This information is necessary to process your application and to contact you.


Surveys, Contests or Promotions
We may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys, contests or promotions on our Website. If you participate, we will request certain Personal Information from you. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information.


We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor website traffic, or to personalize the Website (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys). We may also use this information to send participants an email newsletter.


We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys, contests or promotions on our Website.  If we use a third party to do so, a link to the third party’s privacy policy will appear in the window that opens for the survey, contest or promotion, and you will then be subject to that third party’s privacy policy.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding how such third parties use your information, please consult the applicable third party’s privacy policy. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred in connection with our affiliation with such third parties, their activities on our Website, and the sharing of your information with such third parties.


If you do not see a link to a privacy policy in a survey, contest or promotion window that pops up automatically or opens when you click on a link, or if you fill out a survey, contest or promotion form on our website that appears on a main page without a separate privacy policy link, our Privacy Policy applies.


If you choose to use our referral service (if available) to tell a friend about our Website, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address.  We will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the Website.  Project Adventure may store this information for the purpose of sending this email and tracking the success of our referral program and other marketing efforts.


Your friend may contact us at info@pa.org to request that we remove this information from our database.


Forums and Online Chat
If you choose to post messages in our forums or other public message areas, to use our online chat features, or to leave feedback for other users, we may collect the information you post. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law.


If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Website, we may collect such information into a file specific to you. We reserve the right to terminate the accounts of visitors who use these services in a manner inconsistent with the Terms of Use.

Communication from Us or the Website


Newsletters, Special Offers, and Updates
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we may use your name and email address to send a newsletter to you. Separately, we may also occasionally send emails to you with information on products, services, special deals, and promotions. You can sign up for both the newsletter and these emails from us on our registration page or other parts of the Website.


Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications and to unsubscribe.  Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.


Service-Related Announcements
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.

Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature.  If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.


Customer Service
Based upon the Personal Information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes. You may contact customer service at info@pa.org.


We may store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and/or third party sources to create a “profile” of your preferences.  We may tie your Personal Information, or your purchasing history, to information in the profile, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and to improve the content of the Website for you.


We may share your profile in aggregate form, or together with your Personal Information, with other third parties.


Enhancement of Profile Information
We purchase marketing data from third parties and add it to our existing user database, to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think users would be interested.  To enrich our profiles of individual customers, we may tie this information to the Personal Information they have provided to us.


Conditions Under Which We Share Information


Aggregate Information (Non-Personally Identifiable)
We may share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our affiliates and advertisers.  This information may identify individual users.


Your contributions or notes to a forum or other service on the Website (“Contribution”) may also be aggregated but will not be made publicly available. Your Contributions may be aggregated according to their registration and login status.


Personal Information
Except as discussed in this Privacy Policy, we do not share Personal Information with third parties.


Agents and Service Providers
We use an outside shipping company to fulfill orders, and payment processing companies to process your donations or your payment for goods and services. Your interaction with any third party payments service, such as PayPal, is subject to the terms and conditions provided by such third party.

We use other third parties, such as Playmeo, to provide Content in the subscription portion of the Website.  When you register for subscription Content, we will share Personal Information with Playmeo as necessary for you to use our service or to allow you to set up an account on Playmeo’s website.
Except for Playmeo, these third parties are strictly prohibited from using your Personal Information for any other purpose.


Third Party Advertisers
The ads appearing on this Website are delivered to users by our advertising affiliates.  We share Website usage information about users with our advertising affiliates for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements on this Website.


Our advertising affiliates may use cookies and clear GIFs on the Website, which allow them to recognize a user’s cookie when a user visits the Website. The information that our advertising affiliates collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable.


For more information about our third-party advertisers, or to learn more about the choices available to you regarding this anonymous information, please contact info@pa.org.


Other Third Parties
We may also share your personal information with our affiliates as well as other third parties that provide services similar to ours. Your information is shared with these third parties, which may be non-profit or for-profit entities, for the purpose of allowing them to contact you regarding similar products or services.
If you prefer that your information not be shared with these third parties, please contact info@pa.org.
Legal Disclaimer
We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights; to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us or the Website; or in connection with an actual or proposed corporate transaction or insolvency proceeding involving all or part of the business or asset to which the information pertains.


Choice and Opt-out
You have the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ – to choose not to have your information shared – in connection with your information appearing on Project Adventure’s geographic site map (Adventures Near You). You may also choose to be on the ‘do not mail’ or ‘do not email’ list.


We likewise provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your Personal Information used for certain purposes when we ask for this information.  For example, if you purchase a product or service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form.


We may also provide non-personally identified information, or aggregated information that does not identify you, to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, if any, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at info@pa.org.  We offer an opportunity to opt-out of certain communications on the Website at www.pa-connect.org, or you may contact us at info@pa.org.


Links to Other Websites
The Website contains links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by Project Adventure. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other websites.


We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects Personal Information.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by our Website.


Access to Personal Information
If your Personal Information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may update or deactivate it by making the change on our member information page or by emailing our Customer Support at info@pa.org or at (978) 524-4500.


Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your Personal Information or other private information available for viewing by third parties online – for example on blogs, discussion forums, or other community posting or social networking websites – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us.  When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).


We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.  Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can email us at info@pa.org.


Children Under 13 and Teens (Persons 13 to 17 Years of Age)
Our Website is not directed to individuals under 13 years of age unless that individual is under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian.  If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, please contact us at info@pa.org.  We do not knowingly collect Personal Information through the Website from children under 13.  If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we take steps to remove that information and terminate the applicable account.


Terms of Use
Please also visit our Terms of Use section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our Website.


Your Consent
By using the Website, you consent to the current version of our Privacy Policy.


Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post changes to this Privacy Policy as we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.


We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and such change will apply with respect to information you provide or your activity on the Website after the change in policy, so please review it frequently.  If we make changes that materially affect our uses or disclosures of Personal Information that we have previously collected, we will contact you by email or by means of a notice on our home page to obtain your consent to have the changes to our Privacy Policy apply retroactively.
Contact Us
If You have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at: info@pa.org or (978) 524-4500.



Effective Date: June 25, 2013


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