Privacy Policy

Netomata, Inc. ("Netomata") operates several Internet services such as the www.netomata.com website and the mailing lists hosted and archived at lists.netomata.com. It is Netomata's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating these services.

In general, these Internet services are public forums, and materials published here are available for use by third parties via archives, persistent data caches, and other mechanisms. Such uses (or abuses) by third parties are beyond Netomata's control, and Netomata cannot be held responsible for any direct or indirect consequences of any such use or abuse.

Users of Netomata's Internet Services

Like most operators of Internet services, Netomata collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers, email clients, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Netomata's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Netomata's visitors use its Internet services. From time to time, Netomata may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Internet services.

Netomata also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Netomata does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain users of Netomata's Internet services choose to interact with Netomata in ways that require Netomata to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Netomata gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who register at www.netomata.com to provide email address, name, and organization. Those who engage in transactions with Netomata -- by purchasing products or services, for example -- are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Netomata collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Netomata. Netomata does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Users can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Netomata may collect statistics about the behavior of users of its Internet services. For instance, Netomata may monitor the most popular parts of the www.netomata.com site. Netomata may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Netomata does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Netomata discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Netomata's behalf or to provide services available through Netomata's Internet services, and (ii) 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 Netomata's Internet services, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. A list of the third party services currently used by Netomata's Internet services is maintained on our Site Partners page, so that you can examine their own applicable privacy policies.

Netomata will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Netomata discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Netomata believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Netomata, third parties, or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a Netomata Internet service and have supplied your email address, Netomata may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Netomata and our products. We primarily use www.netomata.com to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Netomata takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Netomata, its contractors, and affiliated organizations use cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of Netomata Internet services, and their website access preferences. Netomata visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Netomata's Internet services, with the drawback that certain features of Netomata's Internet services may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Netomata may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Netomata's sole discretion. Netomata encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Questions

Questions about Netomata's privacy policy should be directed by email to privacy@netomata.com.

Attribution

Netomata, Inc. gratefully acknowledges that this Privacy Policy is based on the Privacy Policy of the Stack Overflow web site, as published there on 27 March 2009 under a Creative Commons "Attribution - Share Alike" License. As required by the "Share Alike" provisions of that license, Netomata, Inc. makes this Privacy Policy available to others under those same terms.