Your privacy matters to us. This policy outlines the information we collect from you and what we do with it.
We consider your privacy to be extremely important to us. These are the fundamental principles that we follow in relation to your personal information:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to provide you with services, products, to comply with the law, or to protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of services to you, to provide you with products, to comply with the law or to protect our rights.
What we collect
We may collect the following types of personal information from you:
When you register to use certain parts of our websites, such as wikis or message boards, or register for free accounts, we may ask for personal information such as your full name, email address and a password.
Chat rooms, forums and newsgroups
These are available to our community. Any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and may be recorded, archived and republished by anyone. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information in such areas.
When you chose to send an error report, it includes a unique identifier for your computer. This identifier does not identify you unless you (or someone acting on your behalf) discloses it separately. An error report may include personal information such as the state of programs that were running at the time. You can block future error reports from the privacy panel of System Settings.
If you contact us and provide us with information, we may keep a record of that correspondence and information
What do we do with the information we collect?
We may use your information in the following ways:
- To authenticate access to certain features of our websites.
- To contact you to respond to enquiries or to provide notices to you regarding your use of our websites or the provision of our services.
- To provide services, products, process payment, and authenticate access (where required).
- To analyse the performance or the appropriateness of products or services.
- To comply with legal and regulatory requirements (including responding to court orders, subpoenas and to prevent crime). These special circumstances may require us to disclose personal information.
- To contact you if your actions violate your agreement with us (if any).
- To fix errors and analyse trends.
- To study how anonymous users interact with our websites and services.
- To market our products or services to you.