Privacy Policy

Overview

NetaRose and its affiliates (collectively, "NetaRose", "we", or "us") are serious about protecting your privacy. We understand your concerns with regard to how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice (this "Privacy Policy") describes what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how we use it, with whom we may share it, and what choices you have regarding it. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is a part of the NetaRose Software Terms and Conditions of Use for the Composition Corrector Software (the "Software"). We encourage you to become familiar with the terms and conditions of both this Privacy Policy and the NetaRose Software Terms and Conditions of Use. By accessing and using the Software, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy, and you accept and consent to the privacy practices (and any uses and disclosures of information about you) that are described in this Privacy Policy.


What Information Do We Collect?

We may collect certain identifying information from or about you in connection with your use of or submissions to the Software (collectively, the "Collected Information"). For example, if you register to access and use the Software, you may submit your name and contact information, such as your email address, mailing address, or telephone number, to us. If you submit the information to be evaluated by the Software, you may provide us with content from a personal or business document, email or other communication.

In addition, we may retain the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us or our representatives, regardless of the mode of communication by which such correspondence was made. This information helps us to improve the Software and the online media, content, materials, opportunities, and services that we feature or describe in the Software, and to more effectively and efficiently respond to both current and future inquiries.

As with many other web-based Software systems, the web servers used to operate and host the Software may collect certain data pertaining to you and the equipment and communications method that you use to access the Internet and the Software. For security reasons and to confirm the integrity of our data, NetaRose may combine components of this data with other sources of information which may identify you. Unless otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or our NetaRose Software Terms and Conditions of Use, such identifying information will be used solely for our internal business purposes. In addition, the information we collect may reveal such things as the Internet protocol ("IP") address assigned to your computer, specific pages that you accessed on the Software or immediately prior to visiting the Software, and the length of time you spent at the Software. The purposes for which this information is collected and used include facilitating Software operation and system administration, generating aggregate, non-identifiable statistical information, monitoring and analyzing Software traffic and usage patterns, and improving the content and content delivery with regard to the Software and the content, materials, features and services that we describe or make available through the Software.

Although, like many other web-based software systems, our Software may at any time, in our discretion, use "cookies" to help us recognize visitors when they return to the Software or as they move among the different portions of the Software, we do not currently use cookies, or other tracking mechanisms, to collect personal or individually identifiable information.

While some aspects of the Software may provide information that is intended for children, we do not knowingly or intentionally collect personal or identifying information from children. We strongly recommend that children get their parent's or guardian's consent before giving out any personal information. If you are under 18, you are not permitted to use our Software.


How Do We Use The Information That We Collect?

In addition to the uses mentioned or described above, or otherwise described in our NetaRose Software Terms and Conditions of Use, we use the information that you submit to us to accomplish the purpose for which it was submitted. For example, if you use the Software to check grammar in a document, we will use the information in the document to analyze the content and provide analysis of grammar and syntax problems in your document . We may also use the information that we collect from or about you to analyze and improve the content, features, materials and services that we make available on the Software (including by improving the algorithms in the Software and expanding the content and grammar databases used within the Software), to notify you of changes made to the Software or new features made available on or through the Software, to evaluate your needs and customize the Software delivered to you according to those needs, to send you promotional materials that you request from us, and for other legitimate and lawful business purposes. If you contact us for support or assistance, we may use information that you provide or that we collect about you or your system for purposes such as verifying whether your system meets the minimum requirements needed to use the Software and our various services.


With Whom Do We Share Information That We Collect?

In addition to the uses mentioned or described above, or otherwise described in our NetaRose Software Terms and Conditions of Use, in the course of conducting our business, we may, as appropriate, transfer Collected Information, whether solicited or unsolicited, to our offices throughout the world, catalog and add such Collected Information to our databases (including for use in expanding and optimizing the Software and features contained therein and designing new features), and transmit such Collected Information to our affiliates and contractors and, to the extent necessary to accomplish the purpose for which information was submitted, to other third parties.

We may from time-to-time utilize a number of trusted business and marketing partners in delivering the content, materials, and features and services available on or through the Software to you. To the extent necessary for purposes of communicating with you or fulfilling your requests for our products or services, or your subscriptions to such content, features and services, and materials, we may share information about you with these business partners. We may also produce reports on Software usage patterns and share these reports with our business partners and others, but the information contained in these reports is anonymous and does not allow identification of any specific individual. Please rest assured that, other than as expressly provided in this Privacy Policy and NetaRose Software Terms and Conditions of Use, any Collected Information that we obtain about you will be reported outside our organization only in aggregated formats and will not be distributed in a manner that will identify or be attributable to any particular or specific individual or company.

We may disclose information about you if we become subject to a subpoena or court order, or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose information. We may also use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to enforce the NetaRose Software Terms and Conditions of Use, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.

As NetaRose continues to grow and develop, it is possible that its corporate structure might change or that it might merge or otherwise combine with, or that it or portions of its business might be acquired by, another company. In any such transactions, customer information generally is, will most probably be, and should be expected to be, one of the transferred business assets.


What Choices Do You Have?

When corresponding with NetaRose or our representatives, or when making a request for information or otherwise interacting with NetaRose or others through the Software, you choose what information to supply, what questions to pose and comments to make, whether you wish to receive further information, and by what method of communication such information should be delivered. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate.


How Do We Protect Information Collected About You?

NetaRose takes commercially reasonable measures to secure and protect information transmitted via or stored in the Software and transmitted to and from the Software. Nevertheless, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot and do not guarantee that information that users of the Software may happen to transmit or otherwise supply, or that any communications or any electronic commerce conducted using or through the Software, is or will be totally secure. You agree to immediately notify us of any breach of the Software’s security, this Privacy Policy or the NetaRose SoftwareTerms and Conditions of Use of which you become aware.


Linked Sites

For your convenience, some hyperlinks may be included in the Software that link to other websites or Software not under our control. We are not responsible for, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to, the privacy practices of those sites or of any companies (including Partner Companies) that we do not own or control. We encourage you to seek out and read the privacy policy of each website that you visit. In addition, should you happen to initiate a transaction on a website that our Software links to, even if you reached that site through our Software, the information that you submit to complete that transaction becomes subject to the privacy practices of the operator of that linked site. You should read that site’s privacy policies to understand how personal information that is collected about you is used and protected.


Changes to Privacy Policy

From time-to-time, we may change our privacy practices, and this Privacy Policy, because of changes in relevant and applicable legal or regulatory requirements, our business practices, or in our attempts to better serve your needs and those of our other customers. Notice of such changes to our privacy practices will be given in the manner described in the NetaRose Software Terms and Conditions of Use and a revised Privacy Policy will be included in the Software.


Who Can You Contact For More Information?

If you have any questions or suggestions about the Software, NetaRose, or our products, services, or privacy practices, please contact us at info@netarose.com or 617-510-1920.


Acknowledgment

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND CONSENT TO THE PRIVACY PRACTICES, AND TO THE USES AND DISCLOSURES OF INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU, THAT ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE NETAROSE SOFTWARE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE REFERENCED ABOVE.