Last Updated: 1/30/2018; First Published: 8/3/2014
We take the private nature of your personal information very seriously, and are committed to protecting it. To do that, we've set up procedures to ensure that your information is handled responsibly and in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.
Types of Information
"Personal information" is any information that we could use to identify an individual. It does not include personal information that is encoded or anonymized, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public information.
"Sensitive personal information" is information that meets the "personal information" criteria and also:
a) reveals race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, or
b) concerns health or sex life, information about social security benefits, or information on criminal or administrative proceedings other than in the context of pending legal proceedings.
How We Collect Information
We collect information two ways:
- Information we get from your use of the network
- Information you provide to us directly
Information we get from your use of the network is primarily non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers, servers, and web analytics tools typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the time of each visit. Other non-identifying information that we might have access to includes how you use the service (e.g., search queries), your approximate location, cookies, etc.
We collect this non-personally identifying information in order to better understand how visitors use the service and where possible, to improve the experience. For instance, we may review usage patterns on the network in order to rearrange the site in a more user-friendly structure. In some cases, we may publicly display information that is not personally identifying in the aggregate, (e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the network by country), or may provide it to third parties. We also use this information in order to protect our network, servers, and other property from malicious users.
When you use the network, we also collect potentially personally identifying information in the form of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use that information to identify you, and we handle and disclose that data in the same way we handle other potentially personally identifying information as described below.
Information you provide to us directly
Certain visitors to the network choose to interact with it in ways that may require them to provide us with personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that is provided depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, if you contact us through a form on our our site, we ask visitors to provide information in order to allow us to respond to that communication. We do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And you can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent you from engaging in certain activities.
If you are outside the United States, you should know that any personally identifiable information you enter into the network will be transferred out of your country and into the United States, and possibly to other countries. By using the Network, you consent to such transfer, and are representing that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country.
We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information without the consent of his or her parent or guardian, please contact us at email@example.com. If we become aware that a child under the age 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete it.
Information You Choose to Display Publicly on the Network
Some users may elect to publicly post personally identifying or sensitive information about themselves in their normal use of the network. This could occur through use of optional profile fields, in the content of questions asked on the Network, in comment fields, or other methods. Information like that, which is voluntarily posted in publicly visible parts of the network, is considered to be public, even if it would otherwise be considered to be personally identifying or sensitive. As such, it is not subject to the protocols listed below, because we don't control it; you do. Additionally, voluntarily publicizing such information means that you lose any privacy rights you might normally have with regards to that information. It also increases your chances of receiving unwanted communications, like spam.
Information You Give to Other People
This policy only applies to information collected by RustProof Labs. It does not apply to the practices of companies that we don't own or control, employees that we don't manage, or other individuals. The network contains links to third party websites, and any information you provide to those sites will be covered by any privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit. It is those sites' responsibility to protect any information you give them; we can't be held liable for their wrongful use or handling of your personally identifying information.
How We Use Information We Collect
When we collect your personal information, we'll tell you how we're using it, any types of third parties to which we might disclose it, (other than moderators or "agents," such as vendors or contractors, who are only processing such information for us or at our direction), and the choices we offer you to limit the use of your information.
Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when you are first asked to provide us with personal information, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and we'll notify you before we use the information for something other than the purpose for which it was originally collected. If anything in this policy seems unclear, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can address your question and possibly clarify this document.
Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may occasionally need to change this policy. If we do update it, we'll notify you either by posting the new policy on the network or by emailing you the changes or a link to the modified document.
Here are some of the ways we may use personal information you provide us:
- To allow you to register for our web site, online communities, events, and other services, and to administer and process those registrations
- To communicate with you about our products, services and related issues
- To evaluate the quality of our products and services, and to enhance your experience on our web sites
- To maintain and administer our web sites and comply with our legal or internal obligations and policies
- To transfer information to others as described in this policy or to satisfy our legal, regulatory, compliance, or auditing requirements
We will not share your personal information with non-agent third parties unless we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property, rights or those of third parties or the public at large. It is possible that we may, on occasion, buy or sell assets from or to other companies. If that should occur, user information is typically one of the assets that get transferred. Similarly, if RustProof Labs or most of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information could be transferred or acquired. You should be aware that such events can occur, and that if it does, the buyer may continue to use your personal and non-personal information, but only as set forth in this policy. Other than in these rare circumstances, RustProof Labs will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying information to anyone.
If you are a registered user of the network and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with the Network. We generally use the network to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of communication to a minimum. If we do send you information that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with a way to request that you don't get any similar notices (opt-out).
Onward Transfer -- Prior to providing agents with any personal information, we will obtain assurances that they will safeguard it in accordance with this policy. In the unlikely event that we should discover than an agent is using personal information in a way that conflicts with this policy, we will take all reasonable steps to stop them immediately.
Security -- All records containing personal or financial information are considered to be our property and are afforded confidential treatment at all times. We work hard to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personal or financial information. All such electronic information is stored on restricted database servers, and is generally kept until such time as you may ask us to edit or delete it, as described below. We only disclose such information to our employees, agents or affiliates that a) need to know that information in order to process it for us or to provide other services, and b) have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Data Integrity -- In addition to assuring you that we will protect your personal information, we also want to make sure that it is reliable, accurate, and up-to-date. In order to do that, we provide:
Access -- Upon request, we will provide you with reasonable access to the personal information we collect about you. You will have the opportunity to correct, update, modify or delete this information by sending an email to email@example.com. Please note that some information may remain in our records even after you request deletion of your information. Additionally, there may be limits to the amount of information we can practically provide. For example, we may limit an individual's access to personal information where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual's privacy or where doing so would violate others' rights.
If you have any concerns or complaints about how you think we've handled your personal information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work hard to investigate and resolve any complaints you might have.