What personally identifiable information does commun-IT collect from me?
What are cookies and how does commun-IT use them?
Who is collecting information?
When you are on a commun-IT site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with commun-IT alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than commun-IT — or its parent company Acrobat Research Ltd., you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service. Promotions that run on commun-IT may be sponsored by companies other than commun-IT or may be co-sponsored by commun-IT and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don’t want your data to be shared. Please be aware that web sites that have links to our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those web sites linked to commun-IT are not covered by this privacy statement.
With whom does commun-IT share my information?
As a general rule, commun-IT will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service or User Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed. Business Partners & Sponsors: commun-IT may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring the data. If any personal data about you were ever to be shared, we will tell you before we collect or transfer the data. Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting more information, you give commun-IT permission to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your email address will be shared. If more information will be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.
From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or special offers from third parties. If you opt-in to receive information from these third parties, commun-IT will (with your permission) share your name and email address with them. Third Party Data & Data in the Aggregate: Under confidentiality agreements, commun-IT may match user information with third party data. Also, commun-IT discloses aggregated user statistics (for example, 45% of our users are female) in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. Other: commun-IT may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating commun-IT’s Terms of Service or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) commun-IT’s rights or property, other commun-IT users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. commun-IT may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
Only commun-IT (or agents working on behalf of commun-IT and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those commun-IT services that require registration in order to participate. commun-IT does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service.
What is commun-IT’s policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personally identifiable information?
You may edit your commun-IT Account Information and your public commun-IT Profile at any time by using your commun-IT ID and password. If you have forgotten your password, please click here. Your commun-IT account can be deleted or deactivated. Please contact us for further instructions about deleting or deactivating your commun-IT account.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.