Datawind, Inc. (“Datawind“, “us” or “we“) respects the privacy of the visitors to the Website, the home page of which is located at http://www.Datawind.com.
“Personal Information” is information about you that is personallyidentifiable to you like your name, address, e-mail address, or phonenumber.
“Anonymous Information” means information that is not personallyidentifiable and does not permit the identification of individual persons.
Personal Information You Provide to Us
Datawind does not collect any Personal Information about you (such asyour name, email address, age, preferences, etc.) except when youspecifically and knowingly provide such information. The PersonalInformation we gather from you helps us learn about our members andpotential members of our community and the users of the Device. Wecollect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily throughour Service and/or the Device. The types of Personal Information wecollect are:
• When you sign up for our Datawind Services, we will collect yourgender, city, country, email address and date of birth.
• When you personalize your Datawind Profile, we will collect anyinformation you provide, such as your name or gender, and any otheroptional information about you, your lifestyle, and your interests.
• When you enter any information, including Personal Information, intoany postings or comments within the Datawind Services, we will collect such information and this information might be available forsome, a subgroup of, or even all members of the Datawind Services, depending on how and where this information was posted by you (see Use of Information below).
• When you become a sponsor of the Website, information needed toprocess payment of your sponsorship fee is collected, including name, address, and credit card number.
• When you leave us feedback, we will collect any information that is contained in your feedback.
• When you contact us by sending us an e-mail, we will collect youre-mail address and any information contained in the e-mail you send us.
The Datawind Profile that you create when you sign up for our DatawindServices contains Personal Information such as your name, username, age,and location. All the information in your Datawind Profile, includingPersonal Information, that you select to be publicly displayed will bepublic information and any Datawind Member will be able to view it. Your username and general physical location will always be publiclydisplayed.
Information Collected Via Technology
As you navigate our Website or use the Datawind Services, certaininformation may also be collected passively, including your Internetprotocol address, browser type, operating system, time of day, generalphysical location, and browser language. Datawind uses this informationonly in aggregate to determine the composition of our user base, and theload on our servers, so that we can serve you better. Datawind will use geographic information regarding your location to display your generallocation (e.g., city and state). You may choose to display a differentlocation by editing this information in your Member Profile. Thisinformation is associated with a user identifier for the purpose ofimproving your surfing experience, for example to recommend websitesthat correspond to your profile and interests, including the websites ofour advertisers.
If you are using or logged into the Datawind Services, or are using aDevice, the Device will transmit to Datawind’s servers informationregarding which pages you view.
Periodically, the Device contacts our servers to see if you are runningthe most current version of the Device Software. If necessary, we willautomatically provide you with the latest update to the Device Software (InternetExplorer version only).
An “Internet protocol address” or “IP Address” is a number that isautomatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Insome cases your IP Address remains the same from browser session tobrowser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider,your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We track IPAddresses solely in conjunction with session cookies to analyze our webpage flow.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to yourcomputer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. Cookies canidentify you as a unique user of the Website. Upon your first use ofthe Device, Datawind sends a Cookie to your computer. We may use bothsession Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) andpersistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them)to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on theWebsite. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Internetbrowser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, someareas of the Website may not work properly.
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Information We Receive From Other Sources
We may receive information about you from other sources like thirdparties that provide services for us in connection with the DatawindServices. We may add this information to the information we havealready collected from you via our Website or through the Device inorder to improve our community and our Services.
Use of Information
In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used by us eitherto sign you up for our community, to respond to requests that you make,to provide you with the Services, to improve our community and Servicesand to better tailor the features, performance and support of theServices and the Device, and to offer you additional information,opportunities, and functionality. We may also use your Personal Information to provide you with electronic newsletters or promotionale-mails, should you request to receive such communications from us.
Information you provide, with the exception of your email address, willalso be displayed on your profile page. Please be aware that if youenter any Personal Information into publicly available sections of theDatawind Services, this information will be displayed to anyone who hasaccess to these sections. These publicly available sections of the
Datawind Services include, without limitation, posts and comments ofother Datawind Members.
We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information byexcluding information (such as your name) that make the informationpersonally identifiable to you. We may use this Anonymous Informationto analyze usage patterns so that we may enhance our community andServices. We may also contract with third parties in order to promotethe products and/or services of these third parties by placing ads onthe Website or through the Datawind Services. We may use AnonymousInformation and information that was posted by members of the DatawindServices to tailor the display of ads to the interest of the members ofour community. Clicking on such ads will direct you to the website ofthe third party. Please be advised that we are not responsible for theseother websites or any content on these other websites and that thisPrivacy Statement does not govern your visit of these other websites. Wereserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to thirdparties in our discretion.
If we delete your account at your request, we will delete all PersonalInformation from the account, but we retain the right to maintainnon-personally identifiable information about the account (e.g. datecreated, date terminated, etc.). Also, if we terminate your account asallowed under the Terms of Service, we may choose to maintain all data
collected from your use of the Datawind Services, including PersonalInformation.
Ratings and Feedback
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about Visitors orUsers who are under the age of 13.
Our provision of links or access to other websites or locations is foryour convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such otherwebsites or location or its contents. The sites that Datawind recommendsare entirely out of our control. As such, Datawind takes noresponsibility for them, or their content. These other sites may sendtheir own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personalinformation. Links to other websites or locations may also be posted byother Datawind Members within the Datawind community. We have no controlover, do not review, and cannot be responsible for these outsidewebsites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of our PrivacyPolicy do not apply to these outside websites.
We use reasonable measures to maintain the security of your PersonalInformation. However, no company, including us, can fully eliminatesecurity risks associated with Personal Information.