Except as described below, the CoreCodec Corporation (collectively "CoreCodec") do not collect or require visitors to its Web sites to furnish personally-identifying information such as names, email addresses and phone numbers. Like most Web site operators, CoreCodec does collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and date and time of each visitor request. CoreCodec also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are non-personally-identifying in and of themselves but could be used in conjunction with other information to personally identify users.
CoreCodec's purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how CoreCodec's visitors use its Web sites. To that end, CoreCodec may share potentially personally-identifying information with its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations. CoreCodec may also release non-personally-identifying information about visitors, e.g. by publishing a report on Web site usage trends. Otherwise, CoreCodec will not publicly release potentially personally-identifying information except under the same circumstances as CoreCodec releases personally-identifying information. Those circumstances are explained in detail below.
Certain members of the CoreCodec community (contributors, customers, etc.) choose to interact with CoreCodec in ways that require CoreCodec and others to know more about them. The amount and type of information that CoreCodec gathers from those members depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, members who wish to post content to certain portions of CoreCodec's Web sites are asked to provide usernames that identify that content as having been posted by a particular member. Developers, by comparison, are asked to provide contact information, up to and sometimes including telephone/fax numbers, so that they can be contacted as necessary. Customers of the CoreCodec Core Account System are asked to provide even more information, including billing and shipping addresses and credit card or similar information. In each case, CoreCodec collects personally-identifying information only insofar as is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the community member's interaction with CoreCodec.
CoreCodec is an open organization that believes in sharing as much information as possible about its products, its operations and its associations. Accordingly, community members should assume - as should most folks who interact with CoreCodec - that any personally-identifying information provided to CoreCodec will be made available to the public. There are three broad exceptions to that rule:
CoreCodec does not publicly release information gathered in connection with commercial transactions (i.e., transactions involving money), including transactions conducted through the CoreCodec Core Account System. CoreCodec does not make publicly available information that is used to authenticate users the publication of which would compromise the security of CoreCodec's Web sites (e.g., passwords). CoreCodec does not make publicly available information that it specifically promises at the time of collection to maintain in confidence. Outside those three contexts, users should assume that personally-identifying information provided through CoreCodec's Web sites will be made available to the public.
Interactive Product Features
Certain CoreCodec products contain features that report, or that permit users to report, the user's usage patterns and problems - whether caused by CoreCodec's software, third party software, or third-party Web sites - to CoreCodec. The reports generated by these features typically include non-personally-identifying information such as the configuration of the user's computer and the code running at the time the problem occurred. Some of these features give users the option of providing personally-identifying information, though none of these features require it. Some CoreCodec software features that do permit users to provide personally-identifying information advise in advance that such information will not be made publicly available. CoreCodec analyzes the information provided by these interactive product features to develop a better understanding of how its products are performing and being used. It does not use the information to track the usage of its products by identifiable individuals.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Where CoreCodec has collected personally-identifying information subject to one of the three exceptions described in the Contributors and Customers section, above, it discloses that information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on CoreCodec's behalf and that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using CoreCodec's Web sites, you consent to the transfer of your information to them. CoreCodec does not rent or sell such information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, CoreCodec discloses such information only when required to do so by law, or when CoreCodec believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CoreCodec, members of the CoreCodec community, or the public at large. CoreCodec takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of such information
Updating of Personally-Identifying Information
CoreCodec permits users to freely update and correct their personally-identifying information as maintained by CoreCodec. To do so, users need only look for the links and other tools available on CoreCodec's Web sites or contact CoreCodec by email.