Your Privacy is not for sale
Simply put, we do not and will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone, for any reason, at any time. The site uses and discloses your personal information only as follows:
- To analyze site usage and improve the Service;
- To deliver to you any administrative notices, alerts, and communications relevant to your use of the Service;
- To fulfill your requests for certain products and services;
- For market research, project planning, troubleshooting problems, detecting and protecting against error, fraud or other criminal activity;
- To third-party contractors that provide services the Site and are bound by these same privacy restrictions;
- As otherwise set forth in this Privacy and Security Policy.
We limit the collection and use of personal information
Certain areas and features of the Site are available to you without registration or the need to provide to us any information. However, other features of the Site or the Service may require registration, which involves provision to the Site of an email address and a password. From time to time, we may request other personal information to provide you with other benefits of the Service. In all such instances, you will be given the opportunity to provide or to decline to provide that information, and it will be used only for the stated purpose. The site may make anonymous or aggregate personal or project information and disclose such data only in a non-personally identifiable manner to:
- Organizations approved by the Site that conduct research; and
- Users of the Service for purposes of comparison of their projects relative to the broader community.
Such information does not identify you individually or your project specifically. Access to your Registration Information, Account Credentials, Account Information and any other personal information you provide is strictly restricted and used in accordance with specific internal procedures and safeguard governing access, in order to operate, develop or improve the Service.
We may also use third party vendors or service providers to help us provide the Service to you, such as sending e-mail messages on our behalf or hosting and operating a particular feature or functionality of the Service. Our contracts with these third parties outline the appropriate use and handling of your information and prohibit them from using any of your personal information for purposes unrelated to the product or service they're providing. We require such third parties to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them.
At no time will your data be revealed to other organizations, such as competitors, for the purpose of stealing industry secrets, clients, or other related project data.
Changes to your Registration Information
If your Registration Information changes during your subscription to the Site, you may update it any time via the Service.
Online session information and use is only used to improve your experience
When you visit the Site we may collect technical and navigational information, such as computer browser type, Internet protocol address, pages visited, and average time spent on our Site. This information may be used, for example, to alert you to software compatibility issues, or it may be analyzed to improve our Web design and functionality.
“Cookies” are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of text files that are inserted and stored by your Web browser on your computer’s hard drive. The Site may set and access cookies on your computer to track and store preferential information about you. The Site may gather information about you through cookie technology. For example, the Site may assign a cookie to you, to maintain user preferences between visits. Please note that most Internet browsers will allow you to stop cookies from being stored on your computer and to delete cookies stored on your computer. If you choose to eliminate cookies, the full functionality of the Service may be impaired for you.
Web beacons are images embedded in a Web page or email for the purpose of measuring and analyzing site usage and activity. The Site, or third party service providers acting on our behalf, may use Web beacons to help us analyze Site usage and improve the Service.
Use of Blogs and other Forums on the Site
If you use a bulletin board, blog or chat room on our Site, you should be aware that any information you submit there can be read, collected or used by other users and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums. These forums may be hosted by the Site or by one of our third party service providers on the Site's's behalf.
Contests, Giveaways and Surveys
From time to time, the Site may offer you the opportunity to participate in contests, giveaways and other promotions. Any information submitted in connection with such activities will be treated in accordance with this Privacy and Security Policy, except as specifically set forth in the rules for those contests, giveaways or promotions. From time to time, the Site may also ask you to participate in surveys designed to help improve the Site. Any personal information provided to the Site in connection with any survey will be used only in relation to that survey and as elsewhere set forth in this Policy.
Disclosure of your information to protect our rights if required by law
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Site reserves the right (and you authorize the Site) to share or disclose your personal information when the Site determines, in its sole discretion, that the disclosure of such information is necessary or appropriate:
- To prevent prohibited or illegal activities; or
- When required by any applicable law, rule regulation, subpoena or other legal process.
Your data may be transferred upon change of control but only in accordance with this Policy
Personal information may be transferred to a third party as a result of a sale, acquisition, merger, reorganization or other change of control. If we sell, merge or transfer any part of our business, part of the sale may include your personal information. If so, you will be asked if you'd like to stop receiving promotional information following any change of control.
You can transport or delete your data
Your data is yours. You can remove it anytime you want. When you request us to delete your account for the Service, your data will be permanently expunged from our primary production servers and further access to your account will not be possible. However, portions of your data, including aggregate data derived from your Account Information, may remain on our production servers indefinitely. Your data may also remain on a backup server or media. The Site keeps these backups to ensure our continued ability to provide the Service to you in the event of malfunction or damage to our primary production servers. We also reserve the right to use any aggregated or anonymous data derived from or incorporating your personal information.
Email communications from us
We provide our registered customers with periodic summaries of their Account Information and email alerts. We also allow users to subscribe to email newsletters and from time to time may transmit emails promoting the Site or third-party goods or services.
The Site.com subscribers have the ability to opt-out of receiving our promotional emails and to terminate their newsletter subscriptions by following the instructions in the emails. Opting out in this manner will not end transmission of service-related emails, such as email alerts.
Your data is secure and only seen by you
We use a combination of firewall barriers, encryption techniques and authentication procedures, among others, to maintain the security of your online session and to protect the Site accounts and systems from unauthorized access.
When you register for the Service, the Site requires a password from you for your privacy and security. The Site transmits information such as your Registration Information for the Site or Account Credentials securely.
Our servers are in a secure facility. Access requires multiple levels of authentication, including biometrics recognition procedures. Security personnel monitor the system 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Our databases are protected from general employee access both physically and logically.
The Site uses SSL encryption technologies to secure data transfer. In addition, the Site tests the Site periodically for any failure points that would allow hacking. However, it is important to understand that these precautions apply only to our Site and systems. We exercise no control over how your information is stored, maintained or displayed by third parties or on third-party sites.
Our service ensures secure communications with encryption
From the time you submit your Login ID and Password, these communications between your computer and the Site are encrypted. This enables client and server applications to communicate in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering and message forgery.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Login ID and Password
If you have a security related concern, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work closely with you to ensure a rapid and personal response to your concerns.
We post updates on our web site whenever there is a change to our Privacy and Security Policy
We update this Privacy and Security Policy periodically. The date last revised appears at the top of the Policy. Changes take effect immediately upon posting.
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns
If you have questions, comments, concerns or feedback regarding this Privacy and Security Policy or any other privacy or security concern, send an e-mail to email@example.com.