At Xycod, we have a few fundamental principles: We do not ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We do not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with law enforcement; develop our products; or protect our rights. We do not store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
It is Xycod’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, and through various standard tracking methods and log files, Xycod collects non-personally-identifiable information of the type that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as domain names, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Xycod’s purpose in collecting non-personally-identifiable information is to track aggregate traffic patterns throughout Xycod’s website and to better understand how our visitors are using the Xycod website. Such information is not correlated with any personally identifiable information and Xycod does not use such information to identify its visitors. Xycod does not disclose such information, other than under the specific circumstances for disclosing personally identifiable information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Xycod’s websites choose to interact with Xycod in ways that require Xycod to gather personally identifiable information. The amount and type of information that Xycod gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to provide a username and an email address. In each case, Xycod collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Xycod. Xycod does not disclose personally identifiable information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to provide personally identifiable information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from being able to engage in certain website-related activities.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Xycod discloses potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information only to those specific employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know such information in order to process it on Xycod’s behalf or to provide services available at Xycod’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country and by using Xycod’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to another country.
Xycod will not rent or sell potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information to anyone. Other than to its specific employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Xycod discloses potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information only when required to do so by law, or when Xycod believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Xycod, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Xycod’s website and have supplied your email address, Xycod may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features; solicit your feedback; or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Xycod products. We primarily use our various product pages to communicate this type of information, and we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Xycod takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information.
It is up to you to make the decision whether or not to proceed with any activity that requests potential personally identifiable information. If you do not wish to provide the requested information, however, you may not be able to complete the transaction or utilize a particular functionality on the site if the information is essential to complete the transaction or functionality.
Xycod collects and retains, for a limited time, internet protocol (IP) address information of its customers, for the following purposes: subscription and registration; to provide technical support; to obtain geographical information; and to secure our networks and systems. IP addresses collected by Xycod are primarily traffic data, as noted above, which is not necessarily personally identifiable information. Xycod does not have the means to reasonably and authoritatively link an IP address to an identifiable individual. Registration of a product does create a unique computer identifier, which is linked to an IP address at the time of registration; however, IP addresses are usually assigned dynamically and therefore are temporary, and may be behind network address translation, and are often capable of falsification (spoofing).
Links to Business Partners
At our Xycod websites, there may be links to companies with whom we have a business relationship. Xycod is not responsible for the privacy practices of our business partners. We encourage you to read their privacy statements, as they may differ from ours. We also encourage you to read the privacy policies on any co-branded site that you may follow a link to for information on the privacy practices of that site.
Thank you for visiting our Xycod websites, and for taking the time to read this policy.