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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is it free to join PF?

Yes it is free to sign up and create a free profile page which is fully customizable to your colors or branding.

2. What is included with my free sign up?

A profile page fully customizable to your colors and branding.

3. What types of projects can I use PF for?

Just about any type of project you would like to share. The beauty about PF is that you can share videos, photos, audio, documents, etc. and control access with individual passwords as well as who can participate.

4. Is this site secure?

Yes, we take your privacy and content security seriously. PF is SSL secured at the same level of encryption as the online banking sites. (URL displays green bar at Log-in)

5. Is it free to launch projects?

PF offers a 14 day free trial for projects. After the free trial period elapses you can purchase a membership suited to the amount of projects you would like to post.

6. Do I have to be logged in to view a project?

No, as long as the project is set to “Public” setting.

7. Do I have to be signed up to view projects?

No, as long as the project is set to “Public” setting.

8. Do I have to be logged in to view private projects?

Yes. Since private projects are protected, PF ensures that you are signed up and logged in to view them. This acts as an additional layer of security for the project admin/creator.

9. Do I have to be logged in to participate, upload, download, or post notes?

Yes, the project administrator must know who has participated in their project if it is password protected.

10. Can I make my projects private?

Yes, just go into “Edit My Projects” located in your control panel, click on the desired project, and click “Private”, assign a password with the desired permissions, and click “Update”.

11. Can I make my projects public and open to search engines?

Yes, just make sure you have not assigned any passwords to prohibit access.

12. How do I control access?

Once logged in, from the top right hand corner of the page, click “My Control Panel”, then “Edit My Projects”, click on the desired project, and click “Private”, assign a password with the desired permissions, and click “Update”.

13. Can I control the upload and download accessibility?

Yes. Simply add passwords with the desired permissions on the Project Setup page.

14. Do I need a password to access a project?

Only if the project is set to private. Public projects do not require passwords to access; however they may have passwords to control uploading and downloading.

15. Can I delete the info I have uploaded?

Yes, if you have the administrative access. Delete any part of the project by going to the Project Setup page.

16. How do I share my projects?

We have conveniently placed “Share This” and “Email This” functions on both the profile and project pages. Profiles are all public and do not require passwords, however if your project has password protection remember to pass along the password to the party you want to share with. Private projects require the user to log in as well.

17. What types of video files does PF accept?

mp4, mp4xh.264, avi, mpg, 3gp, 3g2, mov, wmv, flv.

18. What type of audio files does PF accept?

mp3

19. What type of photo files does PF accept?

gif, jpg, jpeg, png.

20. What type of documents does PF accept?

HTML: htm, html

TEXT: txt, rtf

PDF: pdf

WORD DOCUMENT: doc, dot, docx, dotx, dotx, docm, dotm

EXCEL: csv, xls, xlt, xla, xlsx, xltx, xlsm, xltm, xlam, xlsb

POWERPOINT: ppt, pot, pps, ppa, pptx, pptm, potx, potm, ppam, ppsx, ppsm

COMPRESSED FILES: zip, gz.

21. Can I download files from PF?

Yes. There are two ways: If you are the project creator/administrator you can download from the Project Setup page which is accessed through the “Edit My Projects” tab. If you are not the administrator then you may download as long as the project displays the download function on the project page. If it does not display the download button then the administrator has locked it and therefore may only be accessed with the appropriate password assigned with download permission.

22. Can I remove my entire project?

Yes, it can be entirely removed from online access by the administrator. To delete a project, click “Edit My Projects”, click “Delete” to remove the desired project.

23. Can I download the entire project prior to removing it?

Yes. Once logged in go to your Control Panel, click on Edit Projects, click the edit button for the desired project, at the bottom of the data management tables you will find a download button. Click download and you can download the all the data in each table to a .csv or .zip file.

24. How do I edit my profile page?

Once logged in, place your curser over the “Welcome xxx” display on the top right of the website, click “Control Panel”, click “Edit My Profile”, use the functions listed under “Customize My Profile Design”. These functions are very user friendly; just make sure after making your edit selections you click “Update” located at the bottom of the page to save the changes.

25. Can I link PF to my website?

Yes. Cut and paste the URL of any project or profile and place on your webpage.

26. Can I use PF as a website?

Yes. Your profile page is free and is searchable on all search engines.

27. Does it matter what content I post on PF?

Generally speaking no, however please read our Terms and Conditions for specific info. We do not allow illegal or malicious content. Furthermore, if your content requires censorship or over 18 viewing, it is your responsibility to set such content to “Private” and only allow qualified parties to view such content.

28. Can I use PF for music and video projects?

Yes. PF works well for both of these because you can keep your film or music project private and protect the downloading of the files if you choose. PF provides the ability to keep the versions all in one location for easy viewing back and forth.

29. How many projects can I create on PF?

Membership fees are preset: 1 Project/mo. or 3 Projects/mo. or 10 Projects/mo. Unlimited projects pricing is available by contract. Contact customer service by using the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the homepage.

30. Can I assign specific passwords to each document I upload?

Yes. Password protected documents will not appear on the project page automatically. To access go to the project, click “View Protected Documents” and submit the password. The document will then appear under the Documents tab.

31. Can I use PF to transfer large files back and forth over the internet?

Yes. PF is secure because you can control who sees and is able to download the content you share. Content such as videos may be viewed yet the user does not have to download them to view them and use up space on their device. PF offers a user friendly display of content so you don’t have to necessarily open the data to decide if you care to view it.

32. Can I assign multiple passwords to multiple users?

Yes. You set each password with the permissions you desire and control who is given the passwords.

33. Can I control who uploads or downloads?

Yes. You may lock or unlock the upload and download permissions. Go to “Edit My Projects”, click on the desired project, then click the desired settings along and assign passwords.

34. I cannot download a video when I click download?

Make sure the permissions are set to “unlock” for downloading. Place cursor/mouse on the download button located under the video (do not place cursor on video thumbnail). Right click while hovering on download button, click either “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”. This will allow you to download as an mp4 file.

35. Can I share links on my project page?

Yes. You may use the Share Tool or the Email Tool provided on the Profile and Project pages.

36. How do I find a Project?

Use the search function located at the top of any of the website pages. Make certain to set the option to “Project” before submitting request.

37. How do I find a Profile?

Use the search function located at the top of any of the website pages. Make certain to set the option to “Profile” before submitting request.

38. Can I download all the info for a project?

Yes. Once logged in go to your Control Panel, click on Edit Projects, click the edit button for the desired project, at the bottom of the data management tables you will find a download button. Click download and you can download the all the data in each table to .csv or .zip file.

39. How do I close and delete a project?

You must have admin access to the project (that means you must be the project creator or administrator). Go to “Edit My Projects”, click Edit for the desired project, you may then download any of the content in the data managers in .zip or .csv files. To delete a project, click “Edit My Projects”, click “Delete” to remove the desired project.