SWConnect is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the SWConnect Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the SWConnect website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
SWConnect collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. SWConnect also collects and reports demographic information in aggregate which is not unique to you such as statistical website usage data.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by SWConnect. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by SWConnect for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SWConnect Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through SWConnect features designed to display information publicly, this information may be collected and used by others.
SWConnect encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from SWConnect so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. SWConnect is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the SWConnect and SWConnect family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
SWConnect collects and uses your personal information to operate the SWConnect Web site and deliver the services you have requested. SWConnect also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other services available from SWConnect and its affiliates.
SWConnect does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. By personally entering this type of information on SWConnect forms designed to display the entered information to members or anonymous users, you are providing explicit consent to display your information. In addition, SWConnect may share aggregate data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, create enhancements to SWConnect, and support related Community systems. SWConnect may also use trusted partners to perform services related to SWConnect. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SWConnect, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
SWConnect keeps track of the Web sites and pages our users visit within SWConnect, in order to determine what SWConnect services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within SWConnect to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
SWConnect Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SWConnect or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SWConnect; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SWConnect, or the public.
The SWConnect Web site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize SWConnect pages, or register with SWConnect site or services, a cookie helps SWConnect to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same SWConnect Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the SWConnect features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SWConnect services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
SWConnect secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. SWConnect secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
SWConnect will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. SWConnect encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how SWConnect is protecting your information.
SWConnect welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SWConnect has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SWConnect at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.