WinInsider is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information
information received about you.
At no time will any of your personal information be sold, shared, destributed
or published to any 3rd party or to anyone.
Types and uses of personal information.
Your personal information
is used in the following ways:
- User IDs and Passwords. Provides you with access to your profile
areas and to protected content.
- Account Information. These tell us more about who you are, how to
contact you. Also contains any preferences you have provided.
- Email Correspondence. Used to raise and respond to issues and
inquiries of all types.
Linked web sites.
We provide links to third party sites. Since we
do not control these Web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies
posted on these (and all) third party sites.
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a tiny piece of text asking
permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. If you agree, then your
browser adds the text in a small file.
Cookie, by itself, only tells us that a previous softwareclass.com visitor
has returned. It doesn't tell us your e-mail address or who you are. If you want
to give us that information later via registration, that's your choice. Cookies
help us provide a better user experience. WinInsider Web Site can only read
cookies from WinInsider Web Site. If you choose to disable cookies in your
browser, you can still access most of our Web sites. Some Web sites will not
allow you to complete certain activities if cookies are disabled.
Why Do I Need to Know This?
Because we want you to know why we ask
you to accept a cookie. We want to be sure you understand that accepting a
cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information
Registration - Accessing and updating information.
We need your
help in making sure your personal information is correct in our systems. Please
notify us of changes to email address.
To take advantage of all features on this web site, you must complete the
registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate
information as prompted by the Registration Form. You then will choose a
password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of
your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and
all activities that occur under your account.
Why do you need a password?
Your password ensures that any personal
information you've given us remains private. No one else knows your password so
we can use it to confirm your identity and take care of your requests.
Window Planet is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the
following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as
you make full use of our many offerings. This policy may change from time to
time, so please check back periodically.
available for our services. All that you have to do is not log in because
cookies are only stored if you log in to use such things as our forum.
Information Collection and Use
Window Planet is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We
will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from
what is disclosed in this statement.
Ad Serving Policies
Window Planet works with a third party that serves ads to this site. To find out
more about how Engage Media manages the privacy of information in conjunction
with serving ads on this site, please go to
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web
site. Our third-party advertising company also separately places or recognizes a
cookie file on your browser in the course of delivering advertisements to this
Site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address
email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites
in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices
about not having this information used by these companies, please click here.
What personally identifiable information does Window Planet collect from me?
Window Planet collects very little personally identifiable information from its
users. The only personally identifiable information Window Planet collects is
your email address. Once you register, you are no longer anonymous to Window
Planet. You choose a Window Planet ID (user name) and are able to take full
advantage of Window Planet's many offerings.
What are cookies and how does Window Planet use them?
As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, Window
cookie stores your selected user name and password to save the user time, for
the user will not have to log on every time they wish to access a members only
function. The cookie also tracks your downloads. A cookie is a small amount of
data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your
computer's hard drive. All sites on Window Planet where you are prompted to
log-in or that are customizable require that you accept cookies.
Our advertising company Fast Click, collect non-personally identifiable
information about you, such as the server your computer is logged onto, your
browser type (for example, Netscape or Internet Explorer), and whether you
responded to the ad delivered. The non-personally identifiable information
collected by Advertising, Engage, and DoubleClick is used for the purpose of
targeting ads and measuring ad effectiveness on behalf of Advertising, Engage,
and DoubleClick's advertisers and Web publishers who specifically request it.
Window Planet contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we [Window
Planet] are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We
encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy
statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable
information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by
this Web site.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (your email address), or
if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to
correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can be
done at the User Preferences page or by emailing our Webmaster.
Window Planet makes use of message boards (known as Comments), available free to
users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas
becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to
disclose your personal information.
Registered users should not expect any unsolicited or promotional email from
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's
movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP
addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Children between the ages of 13 - 18 are allowed to post Comments to Window
Planet without our knowledge of parental consent. If you do not wish your child
to post Comments, please take proper precautions. One should also consider the
implications before disclosing any personal information in a Comment.
To conform with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, if you are
younger than 13 years, you are prohibited from becoming a member of Window
Planet without consent. Your parent or guardian may email us at email@example.com
to verify that you have been granted permission to use this site.
Notification of Changes
Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we
use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we
decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from
that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an
email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in
this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy
policy under which the information was collected.
values your privacy. To keep you informed, we have created this
privacy statement that discloses our purposes and methods for online
collection and use of information. This statement applies to all
information collected through the NT Compatible website and
information gathered from any web pages that we host.
information is not collected from visitors to the NT Compatible
website. However, in order to access certain special services,
personal information is requested; those cases are described in more
requires a valid e-mail address for users who want to participate in
the NT Compatible forums. This allows us to protect our community
from abusive postings and provides a verifiable point of contact
should legal questions arise. At any time, you have the ability to
keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that
option within your user profile.
Also in the forum
registration, you have the option of providing some additional
information such as occupation, interests, and homepage URL. This
information is made available to other bulletin board users to
foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about
providing this information, simply leave the fields blank and your
registration will still be processed.
IF YOU ARE 12
YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER and would like to participate in the NT
Compatible forums, you will need to print the
Parental Consent form and have your parent or legal guardian fax
it to NT Compatible at 1-435-404-2315 prior to posting on the
NT Compatible forums.
on the NT Compatible website involve the use of "cookies" to
facilitate your experience. This includes retention of your username
and password for the NT Compatible forums and showing a default
Topic View when you visit the forums. You have the option to turn
these cookies off at any time by updating your user profile
preferences. If your browser doesn't support cookies, or if you have
cookies turned off, these preferences will not be set.
We use IP addresses
to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and
gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses
are not linked to personally identifiable information.
NT Compatible does
not disclose your personally identifying information to any third
parties for any purpose without your prior consent.
It's also important
to be aware that when you voluntarily provide personal information
(e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on the
bulletin board, that information is publicly available and may be
used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, we
discourage the offering of any personally identifying information
within the message board itself.
Children Aged 12 and Under
Although the NT
Compatible website are targeted at a general adult audience, we
welcome the participation of younger users with their parents'
consent. We strongly recommend that users 12 and under refrain from
offering any personal information either in their user profile or in
the message boards themselves, and we encourage parents to stay
involved in the online life of their children. A copy of our
parental permission form can be found
here. Prior to a child's registration on the bulletin board,
this form must be signed by the child's parent or legal guardian and
faxed to NT Compatible at 1-435-404-2315
NT Compatible is
prohibited from conditioning a child's participation in an activity
on the child's disclosing more personal information than is
reasonably necessary to participate in such activity.
Parents can review
and request deletion of their child's personal information, and can
refuse to permit further collection or use of their child's
information. In order to request such a review, to revoke previously
offered parental consent, or to express any concerns regarding a
child's privacy on our website, please fax a signed written request
to NT Compatible at 1-435-404-2315
Updating Personal Information
If you would like
to update or change your user profile on the NT Compatible message
All information located under current site placed for private
purposes and will not be downloaded, viewed or used whatsoever. So
current site owner or organization hosting this site takes no
responsibility for the way you will use information from this site.
If you enter this site and do not agree with current terms you can
not provide any treatment of our hosting ISPs, organizations or any
persons storing this site information because your actions will be
estimated as violation code no. 431.322.12 of the Internet Privacy
Act of 1995.
Intense Ghetto's Windows Support and Information Super Site is not
distributing commercial software. Illegal distribution of commercial
software is considered to be software piracy and theft of
intellectual property, and is prosecuted by all local, federal and
All files located on this site are freeware and may be freely
distributed by anyone. All downloadable content is intended for
educational purposes and non-commercial use only and the site owners
are not responsible for any of these downloads.
Intense Ghetto's Windows Support & Information Super Site has
nothing to do with "Warez" or other illegal software and site. The
site publisher(s) will not be held responsible for any harm, damages
or defamation caused by the content on this site. Here at Intense
Ghetto we have a ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards Warez. Any and all
Warez or illegal software found on this site at any time will be
promptly deleted by one of the Administrators. All information,
terms and conditions published on this site are subject to change at
our discretion without notice.
- Public Forums:
Our sites make chat rooms, forums, and message boards, available
free to users. Please remember that any information that is
disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should
exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal
- Site Security:
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse
and alteration of the information under our control. Our servers
have strict security in place to prevent an intruder from retrieving
personal information about our users. Staff overlook server access
daily to ensure the above holds true.
- Children's Guidelines:
This site gives children between the ages of 13 and 18 the ability
to publicly post or distribute personally identifiable contact
information without prior parental consent. Please take proper
measures if you do not wish your child to have access to public
forums and message boards. As always, exercise caution when deciding
to disclose personal information in a public forum.
In order to comply with the new COPPA ruling, if you are younger
than 13 years of age, you are forbidden from becoming a member of
Intense Ghetto or posting information on Intense Ghetto message
boards without direct parental consent. You may have your parent or
guardian e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify that you
have been granted permission to use this site.
- Contact Information:
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please
If you have any questions about the site code and features, please
For any other questions or comments about this site, please contact
Copying any layout content is strictly prohibited including
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001 by
©Copyright 2001 Intense Ghetto, IGEOA is a registered
trademark of Intense Ghetto Inc.
Microsoft.com Statement of Privacy
This document was last updated June 18, 2002.
At Microsoft, we are committed to protecting your
privacy and to developing technology that gives you the
most powerful and secure online experience. You can
travel through most of our site without giving us any
information about yourself. But sometimes we do need
information to provide services that you request, and
this statement of privacy explains data collection and
use in those situations. This privacy statement explains
data collection and use practices of Microsoft.com; it
does not apply to other online or offline Microsoft
sites, products or services. Please read the complete
Microsoft.com privacy statement.
Collecting your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally
identifies you (personal information) or allows us to
contact you. Generally, this information is requested
when you are registering before entering a contest,
ordering e-mail newsletters, joining a limited-access
premium site, signing up for an event, or when
purchasing and registering Microsoft products. Personal
information collected by Microsoft.com often is limited
to e-mail address, language, country or location, but
may include other information when needed to provide a
service you requested.
For example: If you choose a service or transaction that
requires payment, such as making a purchase in the
Shop area of the Web site, we will request personal
information necessary for billing and/or shipping, such
as: name, address, telephone number, and credit card
When you buy and install a new product, we may ask you
to register your purchase electronically. When you do,
we keep this registration information on file with any
information you've already given us on previous visits
to our Web site. This is considered your personal
Microsoft.com uses Microsoft Passport as its
authentication service. Passport allows you to access
your personal information at Microsoft, plus shop
securely at many other participating
Passport Web sites, by signing in with your e-mail
address and a password. When you register for a
Passport, your personal profile is created.
If you ever want to review or update your profile,
simply visit the
Profile Center and edit your personal information.
We’ll ask you to disclose your Microsoft Passport
(e-mail address and password) so that only you can
access your profile.
The Passport service assigns a personal identification
number and sends it to your computer in the form of a
small text file, called a "cookie." The use of this
cookie allows you to visit other participating Passport
Web sites without having to sign in to each Web site. To
learn more about the Passport service and how Passport
uses and protects your personal information, please read
Passport Privacy Statement.
Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following
- To make the site easier for you to use by not
making you enter your personal information more than
- To deliver services that you request or purchase.
- To help you quickly find software, services or
information on Microsoft.com.
- To help us create and publish content most
relevant to you.
- To alert you to product upgrades, special offers,
updated information and other new services from
We 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 information they need to
deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using
that information for any other purpose.
Microsoft may disclose your personal information 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
Microsoft or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights
or property of Microsoft and its family of Web sites, or
(c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal
safety of users of Microsoft, its Web sites, or the
Your information may be stored and processed in the
United States or any other country in which Microsoft or
its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain
facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any
such transfer of information outside of your country.
Microsoft 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
Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal
information, Microsoft.com will not share that
information with third parties without your permission,
other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It
will only be used for the purposes stated above.
Registering also allows you to tell us how or whether
you want Microsoft.com to communicate with you. After
registering, go to the
Profile Center and establish your preferences in the
Contact Options sections. There, you can decide what
information you want to receive and how you want to
receive it. Or you can tell us not to contact you.
Microsoft.com occasionally allows other companies to
offer our registered customers information about their
products and services, using postal mail only. If you do
not want to receive these offers, you should uncheck the
box in the Contact Options section in the
Profile Center stating, "Microsoft partners can send
me postal mail about their services or products."
Microsoft.com may send out periodic e-mails informing
you of technical service issues related to a product or
service you requested. You will not be able to choose to
unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an
essential part of the service you have chosen.
Access to your Personal Information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your
personal information is correct and current. You may
review and update this information at any time at the
Profile Center. You can:
- View and edit personal information you have
already given us at Microsoft.com.
- Tell us whether you want Microsoft.com to send you
- Choose whether you want third parties to send you
their offers by postal mail.
- Subscribe, or cancel subscriptions, to newsletters
about our services and products.
Security of your Personal Information
Microsoft.com strictly protects the security of your
personal information and honors your choices for its
intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss,
misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration,
Your personal information is never shared outside the
company without your permission, except under conditions
explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in
password-controlled servers with limited access.
You also have a significant role in protecting your
information. No one can see or edit your personal
information without knowing your Passport and password,
so do not share these with others.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
The Microsoft.com site does not publish content that is
targeted to children. However, if you are concerned
about your children providing Microsoft any personal
information without your consent, Microsoft offers a
Kids Passport account. It allows parents to give
parental consent for the collection, use and sharing of
children’s (ages 12 and under) personal information
online. To learn more about this service, visit Kids
To ensure we are publishing content customers need and
want, Microsoft.com collects site-visitation statistics
using cookies. We only use this information in
aggregated form and only use site-visitation statistics
for improving our site.
When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the
customer’s machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or
is read if the customer has visited the 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 a Microsoft.com
Web page. We do not use this technology to access your
personally identifiable information on Microsoft.com; it
is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about
Microsoft.com Web site usage. We may share aggregated
site statistics with partner companies but do not allow
other companies to place clear gifs on our sites.
of your Passport account on the Microsoft.com Web site
as explained above.
If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies
from the Microsoft.com Web 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 the site.
Questions about cookies?
Microsoft is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program.
TRUSTe is an independent, non-profit organization whose
mission is to build trust and confidence in the Internet
by promoting the use of fair information practices.
Because Microsoft.com wants to demonstrate its
commitment to your privacy, we have agreed to publish
our information practices and have our privacy practices
reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe. By displaying the
TRUSTe trustmark, Microsoft.com has agreed to disclose
- Any personally identifiable information collected
from you through the Web site.
- The organization collecting the information.
- How the information is used.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding
collection, use and distribution of the information.
- The kind of security procedures in place to
protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information
under Microsoft's control.
- How you can correct inaccuracies in the
If you have questions regarding this statement, you
should first contact
If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or
your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you
should then contact TRUSTe at their Web site,
TRUSTe will serve as a liaison with Microsoft.com to
resolve your concerns.
Changes to this Statement
Microsoft.com will occasionally update this privacy
statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last
updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For
material changes to this Statement, Microsoft.com will
notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web site.
Microsoft welcomes your comments regarding this
Statement of Privacy, please contact us by
e-mail, or postal mail.
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