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WinInsider is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal 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 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 about you.

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.


If you do not wish for Window Planet to use cookies to keep your information 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 Planet uses cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. The 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 Window Planet.

Log Files

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 to verify that you have been granted permission to use this site.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our 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.


NT Compatible 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.

Types of Information Collected

Generally, personal 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 detail below.

Bulletin Board Registration

NT Compatible 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.


Certain activities 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.

Log Files

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.

Disclosure of Personal 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.

Privacy for 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

Changing or Updating Personal Information

If you would like to update or change your user profile on the NT Compatible message board, just click here.



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 international laws.

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.

- Warez:
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 information.

- 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 to verify that you have been granted permission to use this site.

- Contact Information:
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact
If you have any questions about the site code and features, please contact
For any other questions or comments about this site, please contact

- Copyright/Trademarks:
Copying any layout content is strictly prohibited including graphics.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001 by Intense Ghetto.


©Copyright 2001 Intense Ghetto, IGEOA is a registered trademark of Intense Ghetto Inc.

***************************** 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; it does not apply to other online or offline Microsoft sites, products or services. Please read the complete 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 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 number.

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 profile. 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 the Passport Privacy Statement.

Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
  • To make the site easier for you to use by not making you enter your personal information more than once.
  • To deliver services that you request or purchase.
  • To help you quickly find software, services or information on
  • 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 Microsoft.

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 public.

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 Union.

Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, 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 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. 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." 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
  • Tell us whether you want to send you marketing information.
  • 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 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, or destruction.

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 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 Passport on

Use of Cookies
To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, 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 Web page. We do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable information on; it is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about 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.

Microsoft also uses cookies in connection with the use of your Passport account on the Web site as explained above.

If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the 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? Read more.

TRUSTe Certification
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 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, has agreed to disclose to you:

  • 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 information.

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 to resolve your concerns.

Changes to this Statement 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, will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web site.

Contact Information
Microsoft welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy, please contact us by e-mail, or postal mail. Privacy
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, Washington 98052