Last Updated: June 18th, 2012
The privacy and security of you and your customers are our top concerns. As such, we take all reasonable steps to safeguard any and all information input to the application or sent to us using secure services and encryption technology.
Under-pinning all of our work are the following key principles regarding user information and data:
- We will never rent or sell to third parties information that will identify you personally without your consent.
- We will never share your contact information with another user without your consent.
- Any potentially sensitive information that you provide will be secured with industry standard protocols and security technology.
- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected by Xuropa.
- How the information is used.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- How you can access and change your Account information.
- What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by Xuropa.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement and our practices, please contact us directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (click twice to activate the link).
In order to become a Xuropa member you must create an account on this web site by following the registration process. During registration you are required to provide the following information: full name, email address, location, your professional field, and an account password.
Once a user, you may provide additional information regarding your Professional Profile and background, such as Specializations and Skills you have acquired in your career. While this information is optional, it is well worth the short time it will take to complete these parts of your profile as we use it to better personalize your Xuropa experience.
Information about your Contacts
In order to invite others to connect with you directly on the Xuropa site you will enter their names and email addresses. This information will be used by Xuropa to send your invitation with a description of Xuropa.
Cookies & Log Files:
Like most web sites, cookie and log file data is used to craft your Xuropa experience and maximize its utility to you the user. Xuropa also uses cookie and log data to track how the platform is used. This helps us to better focus our energies on those features and functions that you find most useful. A cookie is best described as a small data file that Xuropa transfers to your computer so that we can recognize you when you sign in and use the Xuropa application.
There are two types of cookies that we use, “persistent” and “session”. A persistent cookie is set once you have signed in to your Xuropa account. The next time you visit the Xuropa platform, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing user so you will not need to log in before using the service. In order to access or change any of your private information (like a credit card number), however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie. Additionally, if you log out of the Xuropa site you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account.
A session cookie is used to identify a particular visit to the Xuropa site. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
Standard Internet-based Information Exchange
Determined by the standards used to implement the internet itself, the Xuropa platform automatically receives other types of information when you visit. For example, we receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Xuropa. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. We use this information to improve the Xuropa service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.
Xuropa is an online service dedicated to achieving two objectives:
1. To assist professionals in finding and learning about new software technology.
2. To help enterprise software vendors more effectively engage their customers.
In order to achieve these two objectives, the information that you choose to provide that would identify you personally is used to help you describe yourself and your products or services to others. We also use this information to better craft your experience and make the utilization of the platform more effective for you.
We intend to give you the best and easiest tools we can to enable you to configure the way we communicate with you. As a minimum, Xuropa will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the Xuropa Application. This includes a small series of emails intended to introduce new members to Xuropa and get the most out of the service.
We may send you promotional information, unless you decide to opt out of receiving such emails. In addition, Xuropa will send you notification emails related to the proper functioning of your account.
Sharing Information With Third Parties:
Xuropa takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for sales and marketing purposes without your prior consent. We will only share this type of information with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services you have requested (for example, access to software hosted on the Xuropa Platform).
We may provide aggregated data about the usage of our services to third-parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate. We may segment our users by field, domain of expertise, title specialization, geographic location, or company.
Partnering with Other Organizations to Offer Combined Services:
Xuropa will partner with other online services to give you the combined results of both services. Use of the combined services will be at your discretion. In these cases, your personally identifiable information will only be passed from Xuropa to the partner if you choose to use the combined service.
Communications Between Users:
Many emails you initiate through Xuropa, an invitation sent to a non-user for instance, will list your email address and name in the header of the message. Emails you initiate may also provide aggregate information, but will never list the people to whom you’re directly connected. Other communications that you initiate through the Xuropa website, like a request for contact, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal contact information. Your contact information will only be shared with another user if both of you have indicated that you would like to establish contact with each other.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on Xuropa is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our web site. To protect any data you store on our servers we will regularly audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks and we use a tier-one secured-access data center.
The Xuropa Platform is a professional environment. As such, people under the age of 18 are not eligible to use our service.
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