Last Revised: 9 August 2011
WHAT IS “PERSONAL INFORMATION”?
As used herein, the term "personal information" generally means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as user's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card or other account number) or that is associated with an identifiable person (such as demographic information or information about a person's activities when such information is linked to personally identifying information). Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or categories of Site users, from which any personal information has been removed. For example, information that forty-six percent of the Site's registered users identify themselves as male, is aggregate information. We collect aggregate data for a number of purposes, including to help us understand trends and user needs so that we can better consider products and services, and tailor existing products and services to user desires. This policy in no way limits or restricts our collection of aggregate information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We do not collect any personal information from mere visitors to the Site. Your email address may be collected when you send us an email. If you register in order to obtain an evaluation copy of our software, we will collect your name, address, and email address. If you purchase products or services, we may collect additional information (e.g., credit card number), but this information is communicated to us via phone, fax or email and is not collected via the website.
WHAT OTHER INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
When you visit our Site, some information is also automatically collected through the use of log files, such as your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer's operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site and your activity on the Site. We use this information for purposes such as analyzing trends, administering the Site, improving customer service, diagnosing problems with our servers, tracking user movement, and gathering broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user's hard drive at the request of a Web site to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. However, if your browser is set not to accept cookies or if a user rejects a cookie, you may not be able to sign in to your GoldSim.com account and will not be able to access certain Site features or Services.
We may also use third parties to provide certain functionalities or to collect, track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and statistical information from users, such as the user's browser type, operating system, browsing behavior and demographic information. We are not responsible for, and do not control, any actions or policies of any third party service providers.
USAGE AND DISCLOSURE
To process licensing requests.
To follow up on sales leads.
To have a record of who transmitted content to the Site.
To send periodic emails: The email address Members provide during signup may be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their account, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.
To process payments.
We do not sell, share, or rent any personal information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Policy without first obtaining your consent, although we may provide aggregate information or other non-personal information to third parties without your authorization. In the event that we engage or partner with third party vendors, consultants or other service providers in connection with the operation of our business ("Service Providers"), we may share personal information with such Service Providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. You should also note that information that you provide to us for posting to the Site will be posted. Your posting of such information to our Site constitutes your consent to display such information.
WHAT STEPS DO WE TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION ONLINE?
GoldSim.com endeavors to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure by putting into place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect through this Site. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. You should also note that email is not secure, and you should not send any confidential or sensitive information to us via an unsecured email.
HOW CAN YOU CORRECT AND UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating to this Site, or you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can correct certain information by logging into your account and changing the information. You will not be permitted to delete identity information inasmuch as this information is being held for purposes of maintaining a record of ownership of uploaded content. GoldSim.com will retain original information and revisions that you transmit.