EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 20, 2005
We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information, including any data submitted to our system. We will let each user know how we will use the personal information derived from each user's access to and use of this site and/or the Services.
This site contains links to other websites, whether owned or controlled by this site affiliates or unrelated third parties. this site is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any linked website.
"Opt-in" Emails: Users may "opt-in" to receive site notifications, newsletters or other information via email. Users may remove themselves from such services at their discretion. Any email sent to an "opt-in" list will include directions for how a user may remove him or herself from the list, or a URL where the user may find such directions.
Other Notification: In order to implement or enforce the Terms of Service of the relevant this site , this site may use personal information to contact users on an individual basis.
General: In cases where users voluntarily and publicly disclose personal information which may contain Registration Data or otherwise post personal information in conjunction with content subject to an open source license, such personal information necessarily will be disclosed subject to the terms of the applicable license. An example of such a disclosure includes, but is not limited to, a user's disclosure of personal information as part of a message posted to a public message forum or a publicly-released software application.
At no time, unless such disclosure is required by law or a user specifically authorizes such disclosure, will this site disclose individual user personal information that is not publicly available to unrelated third parties.
Surveys and Resulting Information: Subject to the foregoing, this site may conduct surveys or other studies of its customer base and usage for marketing and planning purposes. Participation in such surveys is at the user's option; this site does not conduct mandatory surveys.
With respect to information collected from such surveys or studies, and in the event that responses are to be publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey and this site will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users and not personal information identifying any specific individual. Circumstances under which this site would publicly disclose such aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the site population, providing data to this site advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where this site advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, this site reserves the right to disclose text information provided by any user through such a survey, provided that no personal information identifying that user is disclosed.
To secure site integrity, this site employs measures including but not limited to security audits, use of encryption tools and software, and other reasonable security measures and procedures. Internal access to users' private and nonpublic personal information is restricted to site administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis.
In the event that this site becomes aware that site security is compromised or user nonpublic information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to external security attacks, this site shall take reasonable measures which it deems appropriate, including but not limited to internal investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities.