This document was last updated January 28, 2007.
At Spirion, we are committed to protecting your privacy and to developing technology that gives you the most powerful and secure online experience. You can travel through most of our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this statement of privacy explains data collection and use in those situations.
Collecting your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you generate a key, or when purchasing and registering Spirion products. Personal information collected by spirion.com often is limited to e-mail address, billing name, address, sometimes IP or NetBIOS address, and credit card for purchases, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested. When you buy and install a new product, we may ask you to register your purchase electronically. When you do, we keep this registration information on file with any information you've already given us on previous visits to our Web site. This is considered your personal profile.
Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for two primary purposes:
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf,
including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions
about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration.
We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service,
and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. Your
IP address will never be disclosed to them.
Spirion 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 Spirion or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Spirion and its family of Web sites, and, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Spirion, its Web sites, or the public.
Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, Spirion will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.
Spirion may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service issues related to a product or service you requested. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of the service you have chosen.
Security of your Personal Information
Spirion strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where Spirion, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.
You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can see or edit your personal information.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
The spirion.com site does not publish content that is targeted to children.
To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, Spirion might collect aggregated site-visitation statistics using cookies. We do not track individuals' use of the site. When someone visits the site, a cookie might be placed on the customer's machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the site previously. Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, assist in delivering the cookie. This technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on an spirion.com Web page. We do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable information on spirion.com; it is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about spirion.com Web site usage. We do not share tracking information outside of Spirion, and do not allow other companies to place clear gifs on our sites. If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the spirion.com Web site, you will be able to view the text on the screens, however you will not experience a personalized visit nor will you be able to subscribe to the service offerings on the site.
Changes to this Statement
Spirion will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this Statement, Spirion will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web site.
Spirion welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy, please Contact Us by email