Privacy Policy

Because we gather certain types of information from our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

What Information is Collected

SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions

    These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, to download software or files, and from participation in polls and surveys.

  • Information SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. gathers through aggregated tracking information

    This data is derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our better understand the demographics of our audience.

 

How Information is Collected

SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. gathers information in the following ways:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions

    SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. offers, or may at some time in the future offer, a variety of services requiring some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

    • Electronic Newsletters

      SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

    • Polls

      SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. may sometimes share the aggregated information in these Polls with our partners.

    • Surveys

      SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. may sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our partners.

    • Message Boards and Forums

      SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. requires users of the site's Message Boards and Forums to register in order to post messages, although users needn't register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, email address and additional contact information.

  • Information automatically gathered through use of the site

    SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users who are not logged in. SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

    SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users who are not logged in. SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. uses tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. This helps us continue to improve site content and navigation.

 

How Collected Information is Used

SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. uses collected information to improve the content of our site, customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, notify users about updates to our site, and to contact users for marketing purposes.

Cookies

SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling, surveys and to download demos and files.

SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. uses cookies to store visitors preferences, record session information, such as items added to a shopping cart, record user-specific information on what pages logged in users access or visit, alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site, record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site, and to customize site content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.

Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Changes to the Privacy Policy Statement

From time to time, SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. will post the policy changes to our site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our site periodically.

Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc.. If SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. decides to change our privacy policy, SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc. will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information is collected, how it is used, and under what circumstances it is disclosed.