Last updated: May 2015
Collecting Your Personal Information
When you browse our website, you do so anonymously, unless you have previously registered with us. We do collect computer Internet Protocol addresses (IP addresses) for the purpose of maintaining and improving the quality and integrity of our website and to gather broad demographic information about user trends and visitors to our website. This is a standard method of reporting in order to statistically determine which parts of our website are visited and how long visitors spend on each page. We also log the type of browser and operating system that you are using when visiting our website. We do not, however, automatically collect Personal Information, such as your email address. We will ask you when we need Personal Information. For example, we may request Personal Information when you download evaluation software, email us, request an activation key, or ask us to forward product information to you.
In addition, from time to time, Ericom Software receives Personal Information from business partners and vendors, which we only use for purposes as explained herein and only if we reasonably believe that it has been duly collected in accordance with applicable laws.
Use of Your Personal Information
Ericom Software may use your Personal Information to provide you with information and services, to help us better understand your needs and interests, and to make our site easier for you to use by not making you enter Personal Information more than once. Specifically, we may use your information to help you complete a download or order, to communicate with you, to deliver products/services to you, to bill you for products/services you purchased, and to provide ongoing service and support. We may also use your Personal Information to send you, or to have our business partners send you, direct marketing information and to alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information, and other new services from Ericom Software. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving materials you choose to unsubscribe. Where required by local law, however, Ericom Software will provide you with the opportunity to "opt in" prior to receiving direct marketing information from us.
Personal Information Disclosure
Ericom Software may provide your Personal Information to others under any of the following circumstances:
- When we have your consent to share the information
- If necessary to provide a product, service, and/or information you have requested
- As part of a joint sales promotion or to pass sales leads to our partners
- To keep you up to date on the latest Ericom Software products, software updates, special offers, or other information we think you would like to hear about either from us through our marketing agencies or from our partners
- For the purpose of conducting US/Israeli export law compliance checks
- For data and customer relations management, passing your data to our contracted service providers
Furthermore, in addition to that already described above, Ericom Software reserves its right to disclose your Personal Information, without notice, in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary: (a) to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Ericom Software or the site; (b) to protect and defend the rights or property of Ericom Software, (c) to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Ericom Software, its website, or the public, or (d) in connection with a merger or the sale of all or substantially all of Ericom Software's business or assets.
Control of Your Personal Information
Please note that when you provide Ericom Software with your Personal Information, you will be able to decline to receive correspondence from Ericom Software by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose not to provide Personal Information, you may still use our websites anonymously, as discussed under "Collecting Your Personal Information" above.
When you submit an order on-line, your credit card number is submitted to the credit institution for routine processing. Ericom Software does not collect your personal credit history information and does not share credit or credit card information. All on-line credit card purchases from the Ericom Software site are processed by Authorize.net, an authorized clearing-house, which works to protect the security of your credit card information by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology (the industry standard to secure online commerce transactions) to encrypt the information you input.
Access to Your Personal Information
Security of Your Personal Information
Ericom Software uses reasonable measures to protect the security of your Personal Information. We conform to industry-standards and physical, technical, and organizational measures to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction of your Personal Information. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we also need your cooperation. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your Personal Information while using the internet, such as changing your passwords often and using a passphrase instead of password with at least 8 characters in combination of letters and numbers. Make sure you use a secure internet browser and apply updates when required. Data that Ericom Software has in its possession is stored in password controlled servers with restricted access. Your personal information may be stored and processed worldwide where Ericom Software or its subsidiaries or agents are located.
Children and Privacy
Ericom Software's product and marketing materials are intended to be viewed by adults over 18 years of age. We do not intend to receive Personal Information from children.
Forums and Blogs
Parts of Ericom Software's website allows users to publish content via discussion forums and other means. Any information that you disclose in these forums becomes public information, which can be read, collected, or used by others to send you unsolicited messages. Ericom Software is not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit in these forums, and consequently, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.
Cookies, web beacons, and/or similar devices were originally designed to help a website distinguish a user's browser from a previous visitor and, therefore, save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site or to track the user's activities. Ericom Software's website uses "cookies." A cookie is a small string of text that a website can send to your browser. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your email address. A cookie may contain information (such as a unique user ID), that is used to track the pages of the sites you've visited. Note that a cookie does not retrieve any of your Personal Information. Ericom Software will use this tracked information to analyze trends, to measure the number of visitors to our sites, and to help make Ericom Software's website easier to use and navigate.
We use third-parties to assist us in measuring statistical information about visitors to our website. Such parties may utilize cookies or a web beacon. A web beacon is a small transparent gif image that is embedded in an HTML page or email used to track when the page or email has been viewed. A similar device may be used by which a product or service may send data to a server when a set of user-initiated events occur, such as when a selection is made. This device is similar to a cookie in that it tracks your visit and the data can only be read by the server that receives the data.
Changes to this Statement
Ericom Software may amend this privacy statement from time to time by posting the new text on its websites. Unless otherwise provided, the revised terms will take effect when they are posted. Once any changes that we make to this privacy statement become effective, your continued use of Ericom Software websites or services after such time will signify your acceptance of the new terms.
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