spotlight Brill Awards for Efficient IT 2015! Learn about the categories, understand the judging process, and submit your entries here.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and allows you to make informed decisions when using our site.

What Information Do We Collect?

We collect two types of information: personal information you knowingly disclose on an individual basis and site use information we collect on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our site.

1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Registration Information.


You will provide us information about yourself, your firm or company, and your practices when you register to be a member of the Uptime Institute Community, register for certain services, or register for email newsletters and alerts. You may also provide additional comments on how you see the Uptime Institute servicing your needs and interests.

Email Information.

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

2.Web Site Use Information

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our site uses cookies and Web server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. 

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at [email protected]

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. 

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you use our Web site, the site uses its cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to streamline logging in. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.

Sharing Information with Third Parties


Under certain circumstances we may allow affiliates access to registration information, but we do not sell information to unaffiliated third parties.  If you do not want us to release your contact information to our affiliates, please notify us at [email protected]

Notice of New Services and Changes

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As our customer, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by sending us an email request at [email protected]

How Do We Protect Your Information?

How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?


Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. Some of the information you may enter on our Web site may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services. Pages using this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. Please contact  [email protected]

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You may modify your account information at any time by logging in and selecting ACCOUNT DETAILS.  You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing [email protected]

Certain Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users of our site, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our site, us, or third parties.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Web site to another Web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other Web site, including Web sites which have a link on our Web site, is subject to that Web site's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent

By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our Web site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.






 
Uptime Institute © 2014 UptimeInstitute.com - All rights reserved