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{{LIO servername}} is collaboratively developed by its users using the MediaWiki software.  Any registered user may edit the pages of these sites that are not particularly protected.  By doing this, editors create a published document, and a public record of every word added, subtracted, or changed.  This is a public act, and editors are identified publicly as the author of such changes.  All contributions made to a {{LIO servername}}, and all publicly available information about those contributions, are irrevocably licensed and may be freely copied, quoted, reused and adapted by third parties with few restrictions.
{{LIO servername}} is collaboratively developed by its users using the MediaWiki software.  Any registered user may edit the pages of these sites that are not particularly protected.  By doing this, editors create a published document, and a public record of every word added, subtracted, or changed.  This is a public act, and editors are identified publicly as the author of such changes.  All contributions made to a {{LIO servername}}, and all publicly available information about those contributions, are irrevocably licensed and may be freely copied, quoted, reused and adapted by third parties with few restrictions.
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== Activities on Foundation projects ==
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In general, this Policy only applies to private information stored or held by RTS and/or {{LIO servername}} which is not publicly available.
In general, this Policy only applies to private information stored or held by RTS and/or {{LIO servername}} which is not publicly available.
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Users may also interact with one another outside of RTS sites, via email, IRC or other chat, or independent websites, and should assess the risks involved, and their personal need for privacy, before using these methods of communication.
Users may also interact with one another outside of RTS sites, via email, IRC or other chat, or independent websites, and should assess the risks involved, and their personal need for privacy, before using these methods of communication.
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== User accounts and authorship ==
== User accounts and authorship ==
   
   

Revision as of 18:50, 16 June 2011

Welcome to the LIO (Linux-IO) privacy policy. We respect the privacy of our users and the visitors to our website. Please read the following to learn more about our policy. It describes the current information gathering, sharing and privacy practices for our website, Linux-IO.

Linux-IO is operated by Datera, Inc. (RTS). RTS believes that maintaining and preserving the privacy of user data is an important value. This Privacy Policy represents a committed effort to safeguard the security of the limited user information that is collected and retained on our servers. Nevertheless, RTS cannot guarantee that user information will remain private. We acknowledge that, in spite of our committed effort to protect private user information, determined individuals may still develop data-mining and other methods to uncover such information and disclose it. For this reason, RTS can make no guarantee against unauthorized access to information provided in the course of participating in Linux-IO.

The public and collaborative nature of Linux-IO

Linux-IO is collaboratively developed by its users using the MediaWiki software. Any registered user may edit the pages of these sites that are not particularly protected. By doing this, editors create a published document, and a public record of every word added, subtracted, or changed. This is a public act, and editors are identified publicly as the author of such changes. All contributions made to a Linux-IO, and all publicly available information about those contributions, are irrevocably licensed and may be freely copied, quoted, reused and adapted by third parties with few restrictions.

Activities on RTS projects

In general, this Policy only applies to private information stored or held by RTS and/or Linux-IO which is not publicly available.

Interactions with Linux-IO not covered by this Policy include, but are not limited to, aspects of browsing and editing pages, and use of the wiki "email user" function. These interactions may reveal a contributor's IP address, and possibly other personal information, indiscriminately to the general public, or to specific groups of volunteers acting independently of the Linux-IO.

Users may also interact with one another outside of RTS sites, via email, IRC or other chat, or independent websites, and should assess the risks involved, and their personal need for privacy, before using these methods of communication.

User accounts and authorship

RTS requires editors to register with a Linux-IO. Registered users can edit by logging in with their username, and then are identified by their chosen username. Users select a password, which is confidential and used to verify the integrity of their account. Except insofar as it may be required by law, no person should disclose, or knowingly expose, either user passwords and/or cookies generated to identify a user. User accounts can be removed at any time without warning. It may be possible for a username to be changed, depending on the policies of individual projects. RTS does not guarantee that a username will be changed on request.

Purpose of the collection of private information

RTS limits the collection of personally identifiable user data to purposes which serve the well-being of its projects, including but not limited to the following:



We Take Your Privacy Seriously

The federal government and technology industry have developed practical tips to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your personal information.

Collection of Personal Information

We will ask you when we need information that identifies you individually or allows us to contact you directly (“Personal Information”).

We may ask for Personal Information when you purchase a product, enter a contest, request a service, complete a survey, subscribe to a newsletter, or engage in some other activity on our site. In connection with these activities, we may ask you for information such as your name, email address, or credit card number.

When you visit our website, we collect standard information about your hardware and software such as your IP addresses, browser type, operating system, pages visited on our site, referring and exit pages, and the dates and times of the visits.

This site visitation data is used to administer the site and provide general statistics regarding the use of Linux-IO. Site visitation data is never linked to your personal information, and we do not use it to identify you individually.

Use of Personal Information

We will not share your Personal Information with third parties for their promotional use without your permission.

We will use the Personal Information you give us to fulfill the services and products you request from us. This may include billing and shipping of products that you order, sending information that you have requested, or contacting you about products and services that you have purchased.

If you do not opt-out of communications from Linux-IO or Datera, Inc. (RTS), we may send you marketing notices including promotions of our products and services. You can opt-out of communications from RTS at any time (see control of Personal Information below).

We sometimes contract with other companies to provide services such as packaging and mailing products, answering user questions, or processing credit card transactions. We will only provide these partners with the information they need to conduct their services, and they will be prohibited from using the information we provide for any other purpose.

We may disclose your Personal Information when we reasonably believe that it is required by a law or legal process and to protect and defend the rights and interests of the company, its affiliates, suppliers, or users. In the event the Company goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ Personal Information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

RTS and the abides by the safe harbor framework set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce for the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.

Control of Personal Information

You can confirm, change, or update Personal Information you have provided to us by contacting us directly at support@risingtidesystems.com with your request.

If you want to opt-out of communications from the company, you can do so by emailing your request to support@risingtidesystems.com. If you change your mind, you can opt-in again, by emailing this same address. When you opt-out of promotional communications from us, you may still receive service messages (such as an order confirmation), legally mandated notices, and critical messages that relate to the ability to use software or services you have purchased from us.

Security of the Information we Collect

We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information, and we use a range of technologies and procedures to protect your Personal Information. For example, we store Personal Information in a secure, limited access facility; sensitive information transmitted to us through our store (such as a credit card number) is encrypted for transmission using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol; and we do not save credit card numbers on our servers after orders are processed.

Protection of Children’s Privacy

Linux-IO is a general interest website, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children. If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult to purchase products from RTS.

Privacy and Online Forums

Information you post in online forums on the site is accessible to other people who can access the forums.

Privacy and Product Activation

RTS products may require you to activate in order to confirm the validity of a license. RTS Activation does not collect or require Personal Information. Activation information may be linked to Personal Information collected during purchase or product registration. For more details, read the RTS Product Activation FAQ.

Use of Cookies and Clear GIF Technology

When you visit our site, a cookie may be saved on your computer (if your computer accepts cookies), and if you return to the site the cookie may be read. We use cookies to help us collect the site visitation data described above and in some cases to deliver specialized content. Cookies are not linked to your Personal Information.

We may also use web beacons, clear gif technology, or action tags as mechanisms to collect aggregate site visitation data by tracking how users navigate to and through our website. We may also use this technology to track the delivery of HTML email messages. Data collected through this mechanism is not linked to Personal Information.

Enforcement of This Policy

If you have questions about the policies described in this policy, please email us directly at info@risingtidesystems.com.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites, and we encourage you to review the policies of each site you use.

Changes to This Policy

We may from time to time update this privacy policy. When we make these updates, we will change the “effective” date listed at the bottom of the policy. If we make a major change to this policy, we will update users by placing a more prominent notice on our home page.

Contact information

We welcome your input on our privacy policy. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at info@risingtidesystems.com.

Effective Date: June 6, 2011

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