SAND 9 PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to www.Sand9.com (the “Site”), a website operated by Sand 9, Inc. (“Sand 9,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). We provide our users (collectively, “you” or “your”) with resources and information about our products and services, including white papers, as well as a number of related services (collectively, the “Services”). We know you are concerned about your privacy, so we developed this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain how we collect, use and disclose information from and/or about you.

YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE PROCESSED BY US IN THE COUNTRY WHERE IT WAS COLLECTED AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTRIES (INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES) WHERE LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY. BY USING THIS SITE AND PROVIDING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE TRANSFER OF DATA FROM YOUR COUNTRY TO A COUNTRY THAT HAS LESS STRINGENT LAWS, AND THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN CONFORMANCE WITH THIS POLICY.

So we are clear about the terminology we are using, when we use the phrase “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we mean contact information (e.g., name, address, email address, or telephone number) and any other non-public information that is used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual. When we use the phrase “Anonymous Information” in this Privacy Policy, we mean information that is neither used nor intended to be used to personally identify an individual.

Children.
The Site is not directed to children and children are not eligible to use our Services. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. We do not collect or maintain Personal Information from people we actually know are under 18 years of age, and no part of our Site or Services is designed to attract people under 18 years of age. If we later learn that a user is under 18 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our databases and to prevent the user from utilizing the Site and the Services.

How We Collect Information.
Personal Information
In general, the Personal Information we gather enables us to provide the Services to you and helps us learn more about the use of the Site and/or Services. We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily. Each time you request information about a publication or product, we require certain Personal Information, including your name, email address, mailing address, phone number and employer, so we can communicate with you and provide you that information. When you communicate with us through our Site or by sending us an email, we may collect and store any information that is contained in your communications with us. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but this may limit the features of the Site or Services you are able to use.

Anonymous Information
As you use the Site or Services, certain Anonymous Information may be passively collected and stored, such as your Internet protocol address, domain names, browser type, and access times. We may also use Cookies (as defined below) and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the solutions and information for which you searched and viewed. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your browser while you are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting a Cookie from the websites you visit.

How We Use Information.
Personal Information
We will use your Personal Information to:

  • Provide you with Services and customer support;
  • Market our products and services to you
  • Respond to your requests, resolve disputes and/or troubleshoot problems;
  • Improve the quality of the Site and the Services; and
  • Communicate with you about the Site and the Services.

We may also use your Personal Information to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you. We do not currently send marketing related communications, but in the event we do so in the future, we will offer you the opportunity to opt-out of those communications. Please note that even if you opt out, we may still send you communications when you request us to do so.

Anonymous Information
We may use your Anonymous Information to: (i) analyze usage patterns so that we may enhance the Site or Services; (ii) improve our internal operations and the content of our software; (iii) customize the content and layout on our Site for you; and (iv) notify you of updates to the Site and our products. We may also, through our use of Cookies, keep track of the specific pages you have visited or accessed (click stream data).

How We Disclose Information.
Personal Information
We may disclose certain Personal Information:

  • To third party vendors who help us provide the Services or the Site;
  • To third parties to whom you ask us to send Personal Information;
  • To a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), in the event we have such Affiliates in the future, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy;
  • To a company that merges with us, acquires us, or purchases our assets, in which case such company may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy; or
  • If we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (i) resolve disputes, investigate problems, or enforce our Terms of Service; (ii) comply with relevant laws or to respond to requests from law enforcement or other government officials relating to investigations or alleged illegal activity, in which case we can (and you authorize us to) disclose Personal Information without subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (iii) protect and defend our rights or property or the rights and property of you or third parties.

Anonymous Information
We may disclose Anonymous Information to:

  • Third party vendors who may help us enhance or provide the Site or Services; or
  • Third parties to whom you ask us to send Personal Information.

Controlling Your Information.
We do not offer you the option to modify or delete the Personal Information you provide us. Additionally, once we disclose some of your Personal Information to third parties, we cannot access that Personal Information any longer and cannot control such information by the parties to whom we have made those disclosures.

Information Disclosed to Third Parties.
This Privacy Policy addresses only our use and disclosure of information we collect from and/or about you on the Site. If you disclose information to others, the use and disclosure restrictions contained in this Privacy Policy will not apply to any third party. We do not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable.

The Site may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, do not review and are not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other websites. When you click on such a link, you will leave our Site and go to another site. During this process, another entity may collect Personal Information or Anonymous Information from you. The Site may also contain links to other websites controlled by us but which operates under different privacy policies. Please review the privacy policy of any new site you visit.

Changes to this Privacy Policy.
This Privacy Policy is subject to revision from time to time on a going-forward basis. We will post any revised version of the Privacy Policy on this page. If we make any material changes to it, we will also send you notice to the last email address you have provided to us. Continued use of our Services following notice of such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

Contact Us.
If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us by sending an email to: info@Sand9.com.

This Privacy Policy was last revised: October 30, 2010.