Privacy Policy

At Distributed Source Communications Inc. ("Distributed Source"), we are committed to protecting your privacy and to providing you an informative and secure online experience. You can travel through most of this web site (this "Site") without submitting any data about yourself. But sometimes we do need data to provide services and/or data that you request, and this statement of privacy (this "Privacy Policy") explains data collection and use practices of Distributed Source in those situations. Please read this Privacy Policy.

Collecting your Personal data

We will ask you if we need data that personally identifies you ("personal data") or allows us to contact you. Generally, this data is requested if you are registering before ordering e-mail newsletters, joining a limited-access premium site or Forums (see the definition in the Terms of Use), signing up for an event, or if purchasing and registering Distributed Source products and services. Personal data collected by this Site often is limited to first and last names, e-mail address, language, country or location, the company you work for and your position within this company but may include other data if needed to provide a service you requested.

If you buy and install a new product (if any offered for sale in this Site), we may ask you to register your purchase electronically. if you do, we keep this registration data on file with any data you've already given us on previous visits to this Site. This is considered your personal profile.

Use of your Personal data

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To proceed with your subscription to a user account and to make this Site easier for you to use by not making you enter your personal data more than once.
  • To deliver services that you request or purchase.
  • To help you quickly find software, services or data on this Site.
  • To help us create and publish material most relevant to you.
  • To alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated data and other new services from Distributed Source.
  • To enable us to proceed with your registration to an event organized by Distributed Source and/or its associates.
  • To correspond with you and/or to respond to your inquiries, request for data or any other message posted through this Site.
  • To send you newsletters, direct marketing data and to perform market research or surveys, unless if you have requested Distributed Source to not contact you for this purposes by clicking on the appropriate option or by editing our updating your personal profile.

By accepting the Terms of Use (this Privacy Policy being part of it), Distributed Source assumes that you have given your permission to collect and use your personal data as per this Privacy Policy.

Data Sharing

We may provide and share your personal data to our affiliated companies, subsidiaries or business associates on a need to know basis to support us for the above usage purposes.

We also occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the data they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that data for any other purpose.

Distributed Source may disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Distributed Source or this Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Distributed Source, its affiliated companies or subsidiaries and its family of Web sites, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Distributed Source, its Web sites, or the public.

Whole or part of your personal data could be available to and could be collected by all other users in cases where data is shared with third party as a necessary or implied function of certain part of this Site or for certain services, for example, (a) posting comments within Forums (as this term is defined in the Terms of Use); or (b) attendance at conference, training sessions, seminar or any other events organized by Distributed Source or Distributed Source affiliated companies or subsidiaries (even if in partnership with Distributed Source business partners or suppliers).

Your data may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Distributed Source or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this Site, you consent to any such transfer of data outside of your country. Distributed Source abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.

In the event that Distributed Source moves or transfers whole or part of its business, your personal data collected through this Site could be transferred to the company acquiring such business unless you instruct Distributed Source not to do so.

Control of your Personal data

If you register, or otherwise give us personal data, Distributed Source will not share that data with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above. Distributed Source may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service issues related to a product or service you requested as they are essential to the use of the product or service.

Security of your Personal data

This Site strictly protects the security of your personal data and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Your personal data is never shared outside Distributed Source without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside Distributed Source, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access.

You also have a significant role in protecting your data. As an example, no one can see or edit your personal data without knowing your password, so do not share this with others. If you believe that your password has been compromised, you should immediately change your password.

Information Gathered Outside this Site

Distributed Source may hire third parties to collect data or may purchase data from third parties. This may include renting e-mail address lists for use in e-mail campaigns. To the extent that your personal data at this Site is augmented through such measures, Distributed Source will provide the same security and management options as set forth herein for data collected within this Site.

While travelling through this Site, you may happen upon links to third party websites (such as site of Distributed Source business associates); even though a connection might be made to such third party sites, Distributed Source is not responsible for their respective and own privacy policies.

Single Sign-On

Distributed Source enables users to create an account by using their Google account credentials. When you choose to sign up for an account, Distributed Source may request information such as your name, email address and the profile picture associated with your Google account. This will help us to authenticate your identity, pre-populate data to complete the signup process, and simplify account creation.

Importing Google Contacts

Distributed Source enables users to import their existing Google contacts to their Distributed Source accounts to create contacts. This import feature is powered by Google OAuth and Distributed Source, which requests the owner of the Distributed Source account to authorize the transfer of contact information and does not attempt to access your Google password. Distributed Source doesn't use the contact information obtained during the import process for other purposes, or push contact information to external 3rd party apps without your consent.

Email Integration

Sometimes, we share your information with our third party Service Providers, who complement our business model with add-on services like email marketing and online sales campaigns. For example, if you activate one of the email integrations, such as the Gmail integration inside your Distributed Source account, then we may prompt you to input your Gmail username and password to authorize the integration setup. Once the integration is set up successfully, we may use your information and/or your subscribers' personal information only to process a service that you request. The same applies for other email integrations involving Distributed Source and other third parties we work with, these third party Service Providers enter into a contract that requires them to use your Personal Information only for the provision of services to us and in a manner that is consistent with this policy.

Use of Cookies

To ensure we are publishing material users need and want, this Site collects site-visitation statistics using cookies. We only use this data in composite form and only use site-visitation statistics for improving this site.

If someone visits this Site, a cookie is placed on the user's machine (if the user accepts cookies) or is read if the user has visited this Site previously.

Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, assist in delivering the cookie. This technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on this Site. We do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable data on this Site; it is a tool we use to compile composite statistics about this Site usage. We may share composite site statistics with associate companies but do not allow other companies to place clear gifs on our sites.

If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from this Site, you will be able to view the text on the screens, however you will not experience a personalized visit nor will you be able to subscribe to the service offerings on this Site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Distributed Source will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. For material changes to this Privacy Policy, Distributed Source will notify you by placing prominent notice on this Site.

Continued use of this Site implies your agreement of any changes to this Privacy Policy.

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