SUMMIT SEVEN SYSTEMS or (S3) recognizes privacy and security as being concerns for most individuals accessing the Internet, including our customers. This statement describes how S3 collects, uses and safeguards information you provide when using our web sites; in accordance with the relevant legislation for the countries in which such data is being processed. By using our web sites, you consent to the collection and use of your information by S3 as set forth in the policy currently in effect. Any changes to this statement will be posted on our web sites, so please check back periodically to ensure you have the most current statement.
What personal information is collected? When a visitor visits our site, S3 may collect personal information about you, including name, title, company, address, email address, phone numbers and, in rare instances, other categories of personal information, such as drivers license numbers, social security numbers (or equivalent national identification numbers) and date of birth.
In addition to registration, we may ask you for and collect personal information at other times, including when you participate in a promotion or marketing campaign sponsored by S3 or one of its business partners; when you want to find out about service offered in your area; when you complete surveys or other questionnaires; when you participate in a user forum or blog hosted by S3 or one of its business partners; when you send an email to S3; when you express interest in employment with S3; or when you engage in other activities on the sites.
In addition, our web server logs collect the domain names of visitors to our web sites. This information is aggregated to measure number of visits, average time spent on a S3 web site, pages viewed and web site usage information. We use this information to measure the use of our sites and to improve the content of our sites. Aggregated information is not used in such a form that would enable direct connection of any personal information to our visitors.
Who is collecting the information? When you are on a S3 site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with S3, Inc., its subsidiaries and related companies. S3 may also contract with third party companies to perform services for S3 on its web site that require these companies to collect personal information (e.g. hosting a web site sweepstakes, promotion or survey, or selling software downloads).
What about cookies? When you enter our site, our server may attach a small text file to your hard drive ó a cookie. Your unique cookie tells us that it is you whenever you re-enter our site, so we can recall where you have previously been on our site, and what, if anything, you have in your shopping cart. Cookies help us deliver a better web site experience to our users.
We may also use this information to better personalize the content, banner ads, and promotions that you and other users will see. This helps S3 deliver you the content you want when you want it, in order for you to make better purchasing decisions. S3 uses a third party to track user clickstreams.
You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your Internet browser preferences, you have the ability to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. Please note that, if you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services or engage in activities that require the placement of cookies.
How is my personal information used? S3's primary goal in collecting personal information is to enable us to contact you if a problem arises when using secure interfaces on our site. This information may also be used to provide you with a customized experience on our site, which includes interactive communications, and other services. The S3 site may also contain optional surveys and questionnaires asking for information, as well as several opportunities for visitors to ask questions. We use the information you provide to help us design and build our web sites and services. Taking part in any of these segments is always optional and voluntary.
We also use the information we collect to help target valuable marketing and advertising offers. This kind of advertising may be done with banner ads as well as promotional emails sent by S3, or by third parties under contract with S3. S3 may also match user information with third party data to help us better understand our customers.
S3 also conducts research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us when using our site, during a promotion, from surveys and from our server log files. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis so as to prevent identification of personal information relating to any one individual. S3 may share this aggregated data with our business partners.
Finally, we may also ask for your personal information when you express an interest in employment opportunities at S3.
In addition, S3 shares the information you provide with S3 subsidiaries and related companies.
What about information security? When you personal information, we employ certain technical and organization security measures, such as encryption where appropriate. Encryption scrambles the data you provide so this information can only be viewed by S3. S3 currently uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, where appropriate, for Internet-based transactions.
However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we have taken appropriate steps to protect your personal information, S3 cannot ensure or otherwise warrant the security of any information you provide to us or from our Web site, and therefore you use our site at your own risk.
What information is collected with S3 web app's? S3 does not collect or monitor any personal information about you when downloading or using S3 web app's. The web application is agnostic of its user and will only operate under the user credentials that are supplied to it at login.
This Privacy Statement is subject to change without notice.