The privacy of our visitors to microsoftforall.com is important to us.
At microsoftforall.com , we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit microsoftforall.com , and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Information you submit
To avail certain services and offerings, to participate in certain activities and to make contributions at this web-site you may be asked to submit personally identifiable information such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, your opinion on issues and items and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.
At times you may also be submitting information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name and e-mail address to send an electronic greeting card and, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient’s name and address. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at this website include: recipient’s name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
At certain parts of this website, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products, programs, and services or otherwise participate in the site’s activities and offerings.
You may also be submitting certain non-personally identifiable information such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
How We Use the Information
The information you submit will be used by us for communication and contact, to fulfill your requests, to respond to inquiries and to offer other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you or to the person whose information you submit to us.
If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a letter to our editors, comments, a posting to a blog or a discussion board), we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us.
We use the non-personally identifiable information that you submit to improve our website.
Cookies & Web Beacons
“Web beacons” or clear .gifs are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for this and other purposes.
Cookies and web beacons shall be deemed to be information submitted by you to us.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on microsoftforall.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as
cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP.
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers orcredit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.