Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. These are the guiding principles of our privacy policy:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our content management system products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals: (Note, this privacy policy is derived from the Word Press Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means that you’re welcome to repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to. We thank Word Press for money and time spent on the creation of this policy.)

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact Site Press Support.

Vertex Software Corporation (“Vertex”) operates several Websites including Vertex.com, SitePress.net, and others. It is Vertex’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our Websites.

Website Visitors

Like most Website operators, Vertex collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Vertex’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Vertex’s visitors use its Websites. From time to time, Vertex may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Websites.

Vertex also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on SitePress.net sites. Vertex only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that site commenter IP addresses and email addresses may bwe visible and disclosed to the administrators of the site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Vertex’s Websites choose to interact with Vertex in ways that require Vertex to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Vertex gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a site at SitePress.net to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Vertex – for professional services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process online transactions. In each case, Vertex collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Vertex. Vertex does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Vertex may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its Websites. For instance, Vertex may monitor the most popular sites on SitePress.net. Vertex may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Vertex does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Vertex discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Vertex’s behalf or to provide services available at Vertex’s Websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Vertex’s Websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Vertex will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Vertex discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when Vertex believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Vertex, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Vertex Website and have supplied your email address, Vertex may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Vertex and our products. We primarily use our various product sites to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Vertex takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a Website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the Website each time the visitor returns. Vertex uses cookies to help Vertex identify and track visitors, their usage of Vertex Websites, and their Website access preferences. Vertex visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Vertex’s Websites, with the drawback that certain features of Vertex’s Websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Vertex, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the event that Vertex goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Vertex may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our Websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Vertex and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Vertex may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Vertex’s sole discretion. Vertex encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a SitePress.net account, you should also check your site’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.