Type of Information Used
Sporian uses personally identifiable information that you provide to us in the forum, business card, and other areas of the Site in which users voluntarily provide content submissions or suggestions or otherwise participate in interactive online activities, including those activities described below. Sporian also monitors user traffic patterns and site usage and may collect and store user population, traffic patterns and related Site information to assist us in developing the content, design, and layout of the Site.
The use of personal information by Sporian includes, but is not limited to, the following:
If you choose to post messages in our discussion forums or other message areas or leave feedback for other users, we will use such information about you as you choose to disclose.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect and store such information, but we will not make it available publicly.
In some cases, we may receive information about you from our partners, affiliates or other users of the Site. We will not rely on this information without confirmation from you.
Use of Information
Sporian does not sell or otherwise provide or disclose any information received from you to any third parties for sales, marketing or promotional purposes. If Sporian decides in the future to change this policy, it will obtain your permission or should you opt not to participate, will honor your request for privacy prior to taking any action up to and including the selling of any of your information.
Sporian uses your personally identifiable information to better serve its participants, primarily to provide you with a customized experience on the Site.
We may offer third party services on the Site. If you choose to use these optional services, we may, with your prior written or email permission, provide some of your personally identifiable information to the third party offering such services. If you do not wish to have any information disclosed to such third parties, you should not use such services. Because we do not control the privacy practices of these third parties, you should evaluate their practices before deciding to use their services. Sporian will clearly warn participants at the appropriate location on the site of the possibility that such information may be provided to third parties.
In the forum, you are identified by your handle. Unless you want your identity on the site to be known, you should choose a handle that will not make it easy for other users to identify you. You should also consider changing your handle periodically. Even with these precautions, your handle may be used by other users or third parties to identify you and your email address and to track your activities throughout the Site.
Sporian may also access or disclose your personally identifiable information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
Changing Personal Information
You should promptly update your personal information if it changes. Please be aware that, once posted, you may not be able to change or remove any public postings made in our chat rooms or other message areas on the Site.
Modifications to the Policy
All email messages delivered to Sporian mail servers are scanned for viruses. In spite of this vigilance, it is still possible for viruses to be introduced to your computer from the Sporian Site and Sporian e-mail. Sporian strongly suggests that users obtain and maintain their own virus protection. If you suspect that a file obtained from Sporian contains a virus, please contact us immediately and indicate the name of the suspected file.
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