Computer User >> Frequently Asked Questions
|01. Does ComputerUser ask for personal information?|
|02. How Does ComputerUser use my personal information?|
|03. What if I make a purchase through a store affiliated with ComputerUser?|
|If you place an order at an online store affiliated with ComputerUser, we will collect information from you, including your credit card and contact information. This information will be used by the merchant. ComputerUser does not own the store and all transactions and use of any customer information are the sole responsibility of the merchant. For further information regarding the merchant’s use of customer information, contact that merchant store directly.|
|04. Will ComputerUser disclose any of my personal information?|
ComputerUser will not disclose any of your personal information without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. ComputerUser may release personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or to protect the rights or property of ComputerUser and to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or in response to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the ComputerUser Sites.
Under confidentiality agreements, ComputerUser may match user information with third party data. Also, ComputerUser does disclose aggregated user statistics (for example, 40% of our users are female) in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Additionally, if you make a purchase through a store affiliated with ComputerUser, be aware that the information that you provide, including but not limited to, your credit card number and contact information, is provided to the owner of that store. These merchants have separate privacy and data collection practices. ComputerUser has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies.
|05. Will ComputerUser use my information for direct mailings?|
|Yes, but only if you give us permission|
|06. What are your rights and choices?|
|07. What about protection of information from children?|
Naturally, the safety of children is very important to us. You must be 18 years of age or older to use the ComputerUser site. Parental permission and direct supervision is required for any User under the age of 18. Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. For that reason, ComputerUser does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the ComputerUser Sites from persons under 18 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 18. If you are under 18 years of age, then please do not use or access the ComputerUser Sites at any time or in any manner. If ComputerUser learns that personally identifiable information of persons less than 18 years of age has been collected on the ComputerUser Sites without verified parental consent, then ComputerUser will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
|08. What does ComputerUser use the information for?|
|09. What else should I know about my privacy?|
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example on message boards, through e-mail, blogs, or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Furthermore, while we strive to protect your personal information, ComputerUser cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. In addition, ComputerUser partners and third party Internet sites and services accessible through ComputerUser or parties whom we inform you are collecting data in connection with sweepstakes, promotions, etc., have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of us. ComputerUser has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. The point? You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND RESPONSIBLE WHENEVER YOU’RE ONLINE.
|10. How does ComputerUser protect my personal information?|
ComputerUser uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to ComputerUser and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, ComputerUser makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If ComputerUser learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. ComputerUser may post a notice on the ComputerUser Sites if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us using this contact form.
|11. Why does ComputerUser request the User to obey the law?|
|12. What are the ways ComputerUser Collect information?|
|13. How do I contact ComputerUser?|
Please contact ComputerUser with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice using this contact form.
|14. For more information…|
|- a civil liberties organization working to protect your rights online.|
|- established to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure.|
|- from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).|
|- definitions, links, and news.|
|- information from the Federal Trade Commission.|
|How to protect you and your online information, Please visit|
|PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND RESPONSIBLE WHENEVER YOU’RE ONLINE.|