Panoptic Security

Panoptic Security Privacy and Confidentiality Policy

Panoptic Security, Inc. respects your privacy rights and is committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive data concerning you or your business. The intent of this statement is to describe how that information will be gathered, tracked, or used when prompted for your information on our website(s), within our product(s), or when requesting service(s). It is your choice to provide us with this information when prompted.

What information do we collect/track?

As part of the services offered by Panoptic Security, we may collect names and email address information of users of the system. We also collect a range of information required to assist in the completion of Payment Card Industry Self Assessment Questionnaires.

You make the decision whether to proceed with any activity that requests such personal and/or sensitive information. If you do not wish to provide the requested information, that is your choice. However, you will not be able to complete the transaction or receive the requested service.

How do we use the information we collect/track?

Our primary use of this information is to provide you with an account to allow you to use the Panoptic Security Assessment, and provide services based on the information provided. Some of the ways the personally identifiable information may also be used includes:

  • To provide you with information about security alerts, product upgrades, new products, services, newsletters, informative emails, and research on future product ideas or improvements;
  • To provide special offers that may be of interest to you;
  • To help us create a better product and services to meet your needs;


Panoptic Security may send you communication, including informative emails/newsletters about product upgrades, product updates, new products, special offers, and services. This communication is to provide you special offers that may be of interest to you, and may include paid advertisements from third parties. Panoptic Security may use third-party provider(s) of outbound email technology to send email from their servers on our behalf.

With whom may we share your information?

Panoptic Security may share any information provided by you with certain companies with which you already have an existing relationship, such as the Acquiring Bank or the Independent Service Organization from whom you receive card processing services. Panoptic Security may also share information provided by you with partner companies providing additional services to you. If you have questions regarding the privacy policy or data collection practices of one of our business partners, please contact that partner directly. Panoptic Security does not have control over and is not responsible for the data collection and use practices of our business partners.

We may share your information with our affiliates, consultants, vendors and service providers, who assist us in maintaining the Site and providing related services.

Please be advised that in certain instances, it may be necessary for Panoptic Security to disclose your personal information to government officials or otherwise as required by our legal obligations.

Panoptic Security produces research reports and other information and data about PCI compliance and validation for participating organizations and other customers, as well as media and other interested parties. Such information and data are based on aggregated, anonymous information about large numbers on users of the Panoptic Security site, and do not include any personally identifiable information about individuals.

How do I opt-out?

Panoptic Security provides a number of ways for you to 'opt-out' of receiving additional information from us or having us provide your personal information to our partners. We may offer you these choices at the time you give us your information.

If you are on a Panoptic Security web page that requires personal information but does not offer communication choices, or you would like to change your preferences for information that you have previously provided, please send an email to "" or use one of the other communication channels at the bottom of this statement.

If you do not wish to continue receiving our e-mail newsletters or bulletins you can opt-out of receiving these communications by replying with "unsubscribe" in the subject line of the email.

How is my personal information protected?

We have taken security measures, consistent with international information practices, to protect your personal information. These measures include technical and procedural steps to protect your data from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss, alteration, or destruction.

Website traffic

Panoptic Security maintains log files of the traffic that visits our website, we may track domain names, IP addresses and browser types from visitors to our site. We use this information to track aggregate traffic patterns throughout the Panoptic Security website. Such information is not correlated with any personal information. We do not link any information gathered in these log files to personally identifying information. Log files are used to manage traffic loads and information technology requirements for providing reliable service.

Business partners & co-branded site links

At the Panoptic Security web site, there are links to companies with whom we have a relationship. Panoptic Security is not responsible for the privacy practices of our business partners. You are encouraged to read their privacy statements as their policies may differ from our policies.

Policy changes

In the event there is a major change to Panoptic Security's privacy practices, a notice will be posted on our web site. If the change involves the use of your personally identifiable information, the notice will contain instructions on how you can opt-out of such use.

Panoptic Security contact information

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to change your communication preferences, please contact us using one of the "Contact Us" options below: