OCTOPUZ will collect only information that is necessary and suitable for our business purposes which may include product purchase, registration, authentication, usage and anti-piracy auditing and enforcement, or analytics. For example, as a customer if you purchase an OCTOPUZ product, we may require you to disclose your name, address, and your credit card details, to obtain payment for that purchase.
Personal information we may typically collect includes your: user name, password, first and last name, company name, postal address, email address, telephone number, IP address and payment data (e.g. credit card) when products or services are purchased.
Refer to the current version of the OCTOPUZ End User License Agreement ("EULA") posted on our website for important terms related to your use of OCTOPUZ software. As detailed in the EULA, we may automatically collect additional information through analytics in our software including but not limited to IP address and/or the software version, functionality used, and duration of software usage. Refer to section 4 below "Automatically Collected Information" for further details.
We will use reasonable commercial efforts to inform you before or at the time of collection which personal information we will collect and how we intend to use it, so you can make an informed decision about whether to provide your personal information. However, if you choose not to provide the information, we may not be able to proceed with your request or provide certain products and services.
OCTOPUZ receives and collects personal information from you in several different ways. These may include:
When you email, fax, write to us, or initiate communication with us in any other means, you may provide us with your name, contact details and other personal information in your message.
From time to time we may contact you directly by mail, email or telephone informing you about upgrades, new products, promotions or special offers that you consented to receiving. When responding to one of these communications, you may provide us with personal information.
From time to time we may conduct surveys about our products and services. Participation in our surveys is optional. If you respond to one of our surveys you may choose to provide your personal information to us.
Upon purchase, implementation or use of an OCTOPUZ product, service or license, you will be asked to provide information that we will use to record you as an authorized licensee of an OCTOPUZ product and to assist us in providing you with service and information.
During the process of providing technical support, you may provide us with additional personal contact information and from time to time, we may request files and/or other information from you to diagnose and resolve technical support issues.
We may collect your personal information that you provide when you access our website, submit webforms, or visit and post on our Community forums and social media pages.
The forums we host and social media pages we control facilitate the open dialogue and knowledge sharing between current and potential users of our products and services and allow us to communicate company and product information. While we are responsible for the personal information we collect as required to set up your account access, we are not responsible for any personally identifiable information you choose to publish on these public pages.
We strongly recommend that you do not share any personally identifiable information on any of our Community forums, social media pages or comment sections. If you choose to voluntarily publish personal information, it may be seen and used by others. If you would like to request that we remove your personal information from our Community forums, social media pages or comment sections of our website, please contact us using one of the methods listed in the "Contact Us" section.
When you submit a resume or application for employment to OCTOPUZ, we obtain your personal information. We may only use this information to evaluate and/or contact you about potential current and/or future employment opportunities with us.
We may obtain your personal information when we meet through offline interactions that may include attendance at industry events, conferences, tradeshows, networking meetings, receiving referrals, etc.
OCTOPUZ may use your personal information for the following purposes:
When you communicate with us and provide your personal information, we will use only that personal information that is necessary and appropriate for us to respond to your communication. When you communicate with us, this is considered as consent for us to communicate with you.
For the duration that we have your consent to do so, we may provide you with promotional materials and information.
We may use product surveys to collect feedback from our customers about our products and services and any features our customers would like to see in future products. For the duration that we have your consent to do so, we may use personal information to determine the types of offers, products or services that may be of interest to you.
If you want to stop receiving promotional materials and information from us, you can contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information you provide upon purchase, implementation and/or use of an OCTOPUZ product or activation of a license will be used to (i) keep a record of your product or license, (ii) authenticate and periodically verify your licensing rights in the product for anti-piracy purposes, (iii) assist OCTOPUZ in providing support to you when you contact OCTOPUZ sales/technical support departments, (iv) identify if new product updates are available prior to sending you a notice to install the new product update and (v) inform you of any upgrades, new products, promotions or other information that may be of interest to you. By purchasing/implementing or using an OCTOPUZ product or activating a license, you are consenting to us collecting and using your personal and other information for the purposes of fulfilling our business activities.
Generally, our OCTOPUZ technical support team can obtain customer contact information via the registration data it maintains in its customer databases, or those of our suppliers. OCTOPUZ may use this contact information to respond to support inquiries and/or to request additional information from the customer. If we need to collect files and/or other information, we will use this for the purposes of diagnosing and resolving your technical problem.
We may use the information you provide to us through our website/Community forums to communicate with you, provide access to the products and services you request, analyze data and identify trends that we may use for product improvements and marketing purposes.
We may use your personal information collected from a resume or application submitted by you to assess and make a decision about employment, and to contact you about current and future employment opportunities. If we establish an employment relationship, we will further use your personal information, and collect any additional personal data necessary for Human Resources Administrative reasons in fulfilling our employment relationship obligations.
We may use your information collected from our customer account information, accessing publicly available databases or our offline interactions to contact you for the purpose of following up on an inbound, outbound or referral lead, to follow-up on outstanding quotes or complete customer service calls with existing customers.
Whenever you enter our website or access any on-line information through OCTOPUZ, our server may automatically collect and aggregate information ("Automatic Information") about your visit. Automatic Information may include URLs or domains of referring websites, IP Addresses, browser type, operating system, the pages that you access and the date and time of your visit. Automatic Information collected by OCTOPUZ may be used for statistical and marketing purposes. We may use Automatic Information to help us improve our understanding of our users and their preferences. We may also use it to assist us in arranging relevant advertising, commercial opportunities and competitions. Automatic Information we collect may also help us to develop our website and audit its use. For example, from time to time we may also utilize services such as Google Analytics to analyze trends and site traffic to help us to align eblasts, improve our website etc.
By using OCTOPUZ software, information may also be collected automatically, as real-time events occur, through the data analytics incorporated into the software. OCTOPUZ endeavours to ensure that any information collected through data analytics is aggregated and genericized to exclude any unique identifiable attributes.
Information automatically collected through data analytics will be used to, among other things, improve software performance, improve user experience or identify actual usage of certain software functionality.
We may utilize services such as Google Analytics or Microsoft's Application Insights for data analytics purposes.
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser of your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are and other details. Cookies may be set by a website or originate with third parties, such as advertisers. A cookie itself is not designed or intended to read any information from a user's computer (other than the contents of the cookie). A cookie is simply an identifier used by the website that originally placed it on your hard drive. The actual contents of the cookie information can be retrieved by the same server to identify the computer and subsequently to customize, track or regulate the use of a site based on information stored on the host server.
For more information on how to disable cookies you should consult the documentation or instructions that accompanied your web browser or by visiting the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/site-information/privacy-policy/internet-cookies or https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0042-online-tracking.
Some of our products may allow you to store, send, receive, edit, sync, share, or otherwise organize or manage files and folders (including any information or data stored in those folders) ("User Files"). We may record and store information regarding the size and name of all User Files that you make available via these products. Because the names of the User Files you submit are not treated as personal information, OCTOPUZ strongly recommends that you name or describe your files in a way that includes non-identifiable information and that you do not include any personal information to describe User Files that you make available via these products and services. If you believe you have provided personal information by mistake, please contact us at email@example.com.
OCTOPUZ will only share any personal information with third parties for the purposes of providing services after obtaining your consent, except as specifically described below.
We may share the information that you have provided to us with subsidiaries and affiliated companies of OCTOPUZ who are required to comply with the terms of this policy.
We may also share information that you have provided to us with independent auditors, acting on our behalf, for anti-piracy and revenue accounting purposes in connection with the internal operations of our business, provided that such companies comply with the terms of this policy.
OCTOPUZ may not always be able to diagnose and solve your technical issues. From time to time, we may determine that we need to share your technical information with a third party to assist us with diagnosing and resolving your problem. We will use reasonable commercial efforts to advise you of this fact, however by sending in your file and/or information you are consenting that we may share for this purpose of resolving your reported issue.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as processing transactions, including credit card transactions, handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, hosting websites, collecting, storing or removing your information, or performing statistical analysis of our products or services. We only share your information for the purposes of providing the required services. These companies are subject to agreements requiring them to maintain the confidentiality of your information and prohibiting them from using that information for any other purpose.
We may partner with another company to provide you with a unique product or service. The use of your information by OCTOPUZ and its partners is limited to the specific product and/or service that you have purchased. Our partners are subject to agreements requiring them to maintain the confidentiality of your information and prohibiting them from using that information for any other purpose.
Although we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or other legal process or to protect OCTOPUZ, our users' or third parties' rights, property or safety.
We take security seriously and maintain reasonable physical, electronic, organizational and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. While no data transmission over the Internet is one hundred percent (100%) secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your personal information. If at any time you believe that the security of your interactions with us have been compromised, please immediately contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will retain your personal information only as long as it is necessary for us to use it for the intended purposes, unless it is necessary for us to retain it longer to fulfill our legal obligations. When information is no longer required for business or legal purposes, we will delete it from our database. In the event we determine that we are unable to delete your personal information, we will use best efforts to let you know why we are unable to do so.
Our website, products and services are not intended for use by minors under the age of 16 and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 16. If you are less than 16 years old, please do not send any user information to us, and we encourage you to discuss our site with your parent or guardian. We do not knowingly collect the information of minors, and if we discover we have collected a minor's personal data, we will delete it immediately from our systems. If you have reason to believe we have unintentionally or mistakenly collected such information, please notify us by sending an email to email@example.com, or in writing at the address in the "Contact Us" section, so we can delete this information from our systems.
If you have questions about this policy or our practices regarding personal information, or would like to make a request to access, modify, restrict processing or delete your personal data, including to unsubscribe, opt out or withdraw your consent please contact us in one of the following ways:
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Attention: Privacy Department
170 Columbia St. W., Suite 6
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For your protection, we will only process requests to access, modify, restrict usage or delete your personal information when we have verified your identity. If we are unable to process your request, because of legal obligations or duties, or technical restrictions or complications, we will make best efforts to notify you the reason why.
While we endeavour to process your request as quickly as possible, please note that due to lead times on certain mailings and other communications, you may continue to receive communications for a period following your "opt out" notification.
July 2018 (Revision 1.3)