1.1. The Information Software Provider Collects from Websites
a) User-Provided Information: When You register as a User, You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to Software Provider. In addition, additional personal information may be collected by Software Provider when you send e-mails or other messages and when you participate in various activities on the Website such as posting messages in our forums or in the comments section, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.
b) Cookies Information: When you visit the Website, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Software Provider uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
c) Log File Information: When you use the Website, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (”IP“) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
d) Clear GIFs Information: When you use the Website, we may employ “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally- identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
1.2. The Way Software Provider Uses Information
a) If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Website, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Website.
b) We may use your email address or other personally identifiable information to allow us or our authorized affiliates to contact you regarding available products or services. You will have the ability to opt-out of such contacts. We may also use your email address or other personally identifiable information for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of Website changes or for customer service purposes).
c) We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally- identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
1.3. When Software Provider Discloses Information
a) We may provide personally identifiable information and non-personally- identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information solely on our behalf, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
b) We may share non-personally- identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Website.
c) We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally- identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state, federal and international laws or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
1.4. Your Choices About Privacy
a) You may decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Website, in which case Software Provider may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your account information at any time by visiting your account page. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy and completeness of your personal and other information. If you would like to review your personal information, or if you believe that any of your information is incorrect, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
b) To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
1.5. Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites
b) Software Provider does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Software Provider to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, women ages 18-24) or audience segment and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad- server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the Website, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.
2.1. Software Provider uses commercially reasonable security devices to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Software Provider and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Software Provider makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our security safeguards.
2.2. If Software Provider learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Software Provider may post a notice on the Website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.
3.1. Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Software Provider does not knowingly collect or maintain information on the Website from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13 or even 18 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner. If Software Provider learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Website without verified parental consent, then Software Provider will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
5.1. In the event that all or part of Software Provider is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, you agree that we may, in any of these circumstances, transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.