Privacy Policy

Website Visitors
Except as described below, the Open2Test.org does not collect or require visitors to its Web sites to furnish personally-identifying information such as names, email addresses and phone numbers. Like most Web site operators, Open2Test.org collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preferences, referring site, and date and time of each visitor request. Open2Test.org also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are non-personally identifying in and of themselves but could be used in conjunction with other information to personally identify users.

Open2Test.org’s purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how its visitors use its Web sites. To that end, Open2Test.org may share potentially personally-identifying information with its employees, contractors, and its subsidiaries and related organizations. Open2Test.org may also release non-personally-identifying information about visitors (e.g., by publishing a report on Web site usage trends). Otherwise, Open2Test.org will not publicly release potentially personally-identifying information except under the same circumstances as Open2Test.org releases personally-identifying information. Those circumstances are explained below.

Community Members
Certain members of the Open2Test.org community (contributors, customers, etc.) choose to interact with Open2Test.org in ways that require Open2Test.org and others to know more about them. The amount and type of information that Open2Test.org gathers from those members depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, members who wish to post content to certain portions of Open2Test.org's Web sites or participate in live chat session(s) are asked to provide usernames that identify that content as having been posted by a particular member. Developers, by comparison, are asked to provide contact information, up to and sometimes including telephone or fax numbers, so that they can be contacted as necessary. Customers of the Open2Test.org store are asked to provide even more information, including billing and shipping addresses and credit card or similar information. In each case, Open2Test.org collects personally-identifying information only insofar as is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the community member's interaction with Open2Test.org.

Open2Test.org is an open organization that believes in sharing as much information as possible about its products, its operations and its associations. Accordingly, community members should assume—as should most folks who interact with Open2Test.org—that any personally-identifying information provided to Open2Test.org will be made available to the public. There are four broad exceptions to that rule:

1. Open2Test.org does not publicly release information gathered in connection with commercial transactions (i.e., transactions involving money), including transactions conducted through the Open2Test.org Store or donations to the Open2Test.org Foundation.
2. Open2Test.org does not make publicly available information that is used to authenticate users the publication of which would compromise the security of Open2Test.org's Web sites (e.g., passwords).
3. Open2Test.org does not make publicly available information that it specifically promises at the time of collection to maintain in confidence.
4. Open2Test.org does not make publicly available information that provided by users who have requested a download of the software provided on the Open2Test.org Web site.
Outside those four contexts, visitors should assume that personally-identifying information provided through Open2Test.org's Web sites will be made available to the public.

Interactive Product Features
Certain Open2Test.org products contain features that report, or that permit users to report, the user's usage patterns and problems—whether caused by Open2Test.org's software, third party software, or third-party Web sites—to Open2Test.org. The reports generated by these features typically include non-personally-identifying information such as the configuration of the user's computer and the code running at the time the problem occurred. Some of the features give users the option of providing personally-identifying information, though none of these features require it. Some Open2Test.org software features that do permit users to provide personally-identifying information advise, in advance, that such information will not be made publicly available. Open2Test.org analyzes the information provided by these interactive product features to develop a better understanding of how its products are performing and being used. It does not use the information to track the usage of its products by identifiable individuals.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Where Open2Test.org has collected personally-identifying information subject to one of the four exceptions described in the Community Members section, above, it discloses that information only to those of its employees, contractors and its subsidiaries and related organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on Open2Test.org's behalf and that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and subsidiaries and related organizations may be located outside of a visitor's home country; by using Open2Test.org's Web sites, the visitor consents to the transfer of his/her information to them. Open2Test.org does not rent or sell such information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors or its subsidiaries and related organizations, as described above, Open2Test.org discloses such information only when required to do so by law, or when Open2Test.org believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Open2Test.org, members of the Open2Test.org community, or the public at large. Open2Test.org takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of such information.

Updating of Personally-Identifying Information
Open2Test.org permits users to freely update and correct their personally-identifying information as maintained by Open2Test.org. To do so, users should look for links or contact information available on whichever Open2Test.org Web sites store the relevant information and contact Open2Test.org by email.

Cookies and Clear GIFs
What Are Cookies? A cookie is a string of information that a Web site stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the Web site each time the visitor returns. Most major web sites use cookies. Because the browser provides this cookie information to the website at each visit, cookies serve as a sort of label that allows a website to "recognize" a browser when it returns to the site. The domain name in Open2Test.org cookies will clearly identify their affiliation with Open2Test.org and, where applicable, its third party service provider.

What Are Clear GIFs? Clear gifs (also known as web beacons) are used in combination with cookies to help web site operators understand how visitors interact with their websites. A clear gif is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site. The use of a clear gif allows the site to measure the actions of the visitor opening the page that contains the clear gif. It makes it easer to follow and record the activities of a recognized browser, such as the path of pages visited at a website.

How We Use Cookies and Clear GIFs. Open2Test.org's Web sites use cookies and may use clear gifs in the future. These tools help Open2Test.org identify and track visitors, their usage of Open2Test.org Web sites, and their Web site access preferences across multiple requests and visits to Open2Test.org's Web sites. The basic idea is to gather aggregate data about how people use the Open2Test.org Web sites. The term usually used to describe this is "web analytics" and the cookies and clear gifs are the tools by which a website owner collects this web analytics data. Open2Test.org will use the web analytics data only to determine aggregate usage patterns for our Web sites as described above. The Open2Test.org Web sites (.org domains) do this using Open2Test.org's own internal analytics software, and currently do not utilize third party service providers. Open2Test.org uses the information provided by cookies and clear gifs to develop a better understanding of how Open2Test.org's visitors use Open2Test.org's Web sites, and to facilitate those visitors' interactions with Open2Test.org's Web sites. Open2Test.org may make the aggregate data it obtains publicly available. If the data is made available, none of the information will be personally-identifying information or potentially-personally-identifying information.

How to Control the Use of Cookies. Open2Test.org visitors have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Open2Test.org visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers by Open2Test.org, its contractors, or third-party service providers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before linking to Open2Test.org's Web sites. Certain features of Open2Test.org's Web sites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes
Open2Test.org may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. Any and all changes will be reflected on this page. Substantive changes will also be announced through the standard mechanisms through which Open2Test.org communicates with the Open2Test.org community, including Open2Test.org's "Open2Test.org-announce" mailing list and/or newsgroup.

For More Information
If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact Open2Test.org at: privacy@Open2Test.org.







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