Privacy Policy

This statement discloses the privacy practices that apply to the online collection of data obtained on, owned and operated by, Inc and your interactions with off-line., Inc. abides by the principles within the Safe Harbor Program framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union and Switzerland. is strongly committed to protecting your privacy online. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact the Web Marketing team by email at [email protected]

Please read the following privacy policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you take advantage of our content and downloadable assets. may update this privacy policy periodically. A notice will be displayed on the About page at whenever any material changes occur.
The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you, as a welcome visitor, what kinds of information we may gather from you when you visit We also want to tell you how we may use that information; whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information.
Finally, please note that this policy applies only to the online collection of data obtained on and not to other companies’ or organizations’ Web sites to which we link. This Web site does contain links to other sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are clicking to another Web site. is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such Web sites.

We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these sites as their privacy statement may differ from ours. Please keep in mind that some of the products or services mentioned specifically in this policy might not be available on all of our international sites at this time.

1. What personally identifiable information does collect from you?

Certain activities on our web site require the collection of personally identifiable information. Typically, we will collect only your name, company name, email address and other contact information such as phone and fax numbers. When you make a purchase, we will also collect your credit card, billing and shipping information.
We may also ask you for your interests and preferences to customize your future visits to our web site. collects information in several ways from different parts of the web site. These include:
1. Trial, evaluation and beta download registration
2. Event registration
3. Support registration
4. Education registration
5. Online purchases
6. Contest registration
7. Subscription registration for sites that require subscription
8. Contact us
9. My registration
10. Blogs
If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of web site, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers, downloads, and services.
Any newsgroup or blog that begins with or powersoft.public, or is a newsgroup or blog that is actively monitored by Disclosing personally identifiable information online through chat rooms, forums, message boards, and blogs makes the information submitted public information. Such disclosure may increase your chance of receiving “spam” or unsolicited mail. Be extra careful and use your discretion when disclosing information online.
If you choose to use the ‘Email this’ feature included in certain pages to refer articles to other users, we will ask you for the recipient’s name and email address. The system will then send an email to the recipient automatically with a link back to the article. does not store this information, which is needed for the sole purpose of sending a one-time email to the person you designate.

2. What cookies are and how they are used

What are cookies? Cookies are used for setting a key on a user’s browser that links him/her to the current state of their Web session. Their purpose is to let us know when you visit our site, where you visit in the site, and save preferences you set. Your browser can be set to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. If you choose not to accept cookies, you may not have access to certain functionality on our site. Site functionality requiring a login will utilize cookies. As a result, if you would like to visit the logged in portion of the site, you will need to accept cookies.
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. We know that a lot of people have concerns about cookies, but in talking with many of our users we feel that the benefit we both gain from their proper use is worthwhile. We value the relationships we have with our customers and future customers, so we respect these concerns. also tracks IP addresses of web sites from which you may visit to analyze the data for trends and statistics reporting. In a few cases, specifically when you respond to e-mail marketing campaigns generated by third party vendors, your IP address may be associated via the usage of web beacons with some of your user information to monitor clickstream paths when you browse, even if you are not logged into, the personalized area of the Web site.
We also use JavaScript that enables us to measure the effectiveness of social media sites such as blogs, news articles, videos, and other similar marketing focused pages in driving traffic to our site. The information helps us measure the effectiveness of social media and online PR.
From time to time, we may also use third-party cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate to measure the success rate of our online marketing campaigns.

3. How does use the personally identifiable information that has been collected? uses personally identifiable information in a limited number of ways. We use the information to complete transactions and to communicate back to you updates on services, products and promotions that we think, based upon your profile, that you would find of particular interest.
We may, from time to time, send you communications regarding our products and services. You may at any time opt-out from receiving electronic communications as explained below. We do not sell user information to anyone.

4. With whom your information may be shared

Service Providers

We sometimes hire companies (Service providers) to provide services on our behalf. Service providers may provide mailing and event registration information or technical support information to you. We will only provide such service providers the information they need to deliver the services and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
On occasion, uses web site framing techniques, linking you to another service provider’s web site that retains the look and feel and navigation of This practice is used simply to aid you to easily navigate back to When framing occurs, the URL in your browser’s toolbar will no longer display the address, but the web site address of the service provider in question.
Companies Offering Promotions
From time to time, a business partner may wish to offer promotions. and its partners may engage in events or provide bundled products. In those instances, we will share your information with that partner. Such promotions such as joint seminars and sales promotions, jointly developed products, and joint announcements will always reference the partners involved. Both and its partner(s) will have access to information submitted by users who have expressed interest in marketing promotions. While we carefully choose our partners, we do advise you to review the privacy policies of these partners as well. If you receive a communication from a partner and wish to opt out of any subsequent partner communications, please contact that partner directly.


We may also share your information with intermediaries such as credit card companies or banks. Intermediaries serve solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information other than to process a transaction.

Legal Obligations

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to another party, such as law enforcement officials, in order to comply with legal requirements, court orders, government or law enforcement agency requests, to protect or defend, or where we perceive an immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to someone as a result of activity on our Web sites. Our disclosures may occur under circumstances where we may not be authorized to advise you of such action.


6. This document is provided to help users understand policies and is not a legal contract and is not legally binding in any manner.


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