Your privacy is important to us. Since our founding in 1988, it has been our unwavering policy to never sell or trade your personal or contact information to marketers. We continue to stand by this policy today.
To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
We do use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:
We may also use your information to contact you about our goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please check the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data (for example, our Sweepstakes entry form), or send us an e-mail stating your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have sent you a promotional e-mail, you may also send us a return e-mail asking to be omitted from future e-mail distributions. Note, these opt outs do not apply to information provided to OWC via the Site as a result of a product purchase, warranty registration, or other transactions.
Finally, we may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers' target audiences, as well as for auditing, research, and analysis to improve OWC's products and services and the Site.
The Site allows individuals to post comments on discussion topics on various forums. We encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed, but please be advised that posts will be publicly visible; therefore, the Site utilizes a moderation policy for ensuring posts are appropriate and not harmful to others. As such, we review and moderate posts according to our stated guidelines below. The views expressed in posts reflect those of the individual making the post, and are not intended to be viewed as those of OWC.
OWC promotes public comments and posts for purposes of transparency in who we are, what we do, and the services we offer. However, courtesy and professionalism are to be used at all times by individuals, thus OWC reserves the right to block, hide, and/or delete, remove posts that:
Unless you have clear permission to do so, please do not submit copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary, confidential, and/or sensitive non-public information. By submitting your posts or other work, you grant the effectively allow anyone viewing the discussion forum on the Site irrevocable permission to copy, distribute, make derivatives, display or perform the poster's work publicly and free-of-charge.
To protect your privacy, please do not include Personal Information that can be used to potentially identify you. OWC will review all posts in a timely manner, and will respond accordingly and take action for any posts that violate the above-stated conditions.
Various elements of data sets may be collected to track the usefulness of certain actions and to ultimately improve the value to customers of the Site and OWC products. Please note that at no time does OWC not gather, request, record, require, collect or track any type of Internet users' Personal Information (as listed above) through these processes.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the platform for which the Site resides on – commonly known as a "production environment", utilizes a wide-range of software tools and programs to for the ultimate goal of ensuring its confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) – a concept known as the CIA triad of information security. Tools which are currently in use, or are to be deployed if necessary for the security of the Site are to include, but are not limited to, the following:
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations by local, state, and/or federal agencies, no other attempts are made by OWC to identify individual users and/or their usage habits on the Site.
The Site may contain links to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. OWC provides these links as a courtesy to our users only. When users click on a link to an external website, they are leaving the Site and are thus subject to the privacy and security policies and the related terms and conditions of these external websites.
A cookie is a small file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive in order to collect information about your activities on the site or to make it easier to use certain site functions. The cookie transmits this information back to the website's computer. Many users do not know that cookies are being placed on their computers when they visit websites. If you want to know when this happens, or prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a cookie on your computer.
We collect several types of information from and about our customers and users of our Site, including information:
We collect this information:
Information You Provide to Us. The information we collect may include:
Usage Details, IP Addresses, Cookies. As you navigate through and interact with our Site, we may automatically collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:
The information we collect automatically is statistical data. It helps us to improve our Site and to deliver a better and more personalized service. The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include Cookies and Web Beacons.
When you interact with OWC on our Site or otherwise, such as when you call our sales or support staff, you may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our Site. For example, we may collect Personal Information relevant to the situation, such as your name, mailing address, billing address, phone number, email address, and contact preferences; your credit card information; information about the OWC products you own, such as their serial numbers and date of purchase; and information relating to a support or service issue.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures designed to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
This Site offers SHA256 + RSA 2048-bit SSL encryption of sensitive data. Doing so helps to protect the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it is transmitted over the Internet. No method of transmission over the Internet, or electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information with commercially acceptable practices, we cannot guarantee absolute security. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.
OWC offers two e-mail newsletters that may be subscribed to at no cost. One newsletter is primarily focused on industry news and tech tips while the other provides regular updates on special offers and deals. To join click here for more information. You can opt-out of any OWC newsletter at any time via the link provided at the bottom of each newsletter mailing, or by sending us an e-mail stating your request to email@example.com.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, OWC never knowingly collects or maintains information at our Site from those under 13, and no part of our Site is directed at anyone under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will use our best efforts to delete the information as soon as possible.
OWC will make good-faith efforts to provide you with reasonable access to your Personal Information for the purpose of correcting this data. To request updates to your information, contact us by writing us at the following address:
Other World Computing, Inc.
Attn: Executive Management
8 Galaxy Way
Woodstock, IL 60098 USA
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us.
All information accessed through the Site is in compliance with the required information security mandates of Article 32 of the GDPR. Specifically, Article 32 mandates the following:
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
We may also disclose your Personal Information:
The Site includes hypertext links, or pointers, to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. As such, OWC only provides these links for your information and convenience, thus, when you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving the Site and therefore subject to the privacy and security policies of these external websites. Additionally, please note the following: