Like most website operators, this EGI collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. EGI's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how EGI's visitors use its website.EGI also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. EGI does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
GATHERING PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Certain visitors to EGI's websites choose to interact with EGI in ways that require EGI to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that EGI gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, EGI collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with EGI. EGI does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
EGI may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, EGI may reveal how many downloads a particular version got, or say which plugins are most popular. EGI does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
EGI discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on EGI's behalf or to provide services available at EGI'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; by using EGI's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. EGI will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, EGI discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when EGI believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of EGI, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a EGI website and have supplied your email address, EGI 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 EGI and our products. EGI takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.