We, the Operators of www.3dponics.com (“Website”) and the 3Dponics Google+ community (“Community”), provide it as a public service to our users.
Your privacy is important to the us. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you.
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Types of Information We Collect
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. We may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use our Website and Community.
We may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the websites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our Website and/or Community, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
Every time you request or download a file from the Website and/or Community, we may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. We may use this information to analyze trends, administer the Website and Community, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.
Personal information is information that is associated with your personal identity and/or account profile on the 3Dponics Community. We use this personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some 3Dponics-associated websites, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on projects, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, or join working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.
How We Use Your Information
We may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about Website usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the Website and Community.
We may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of 3Dponics Community members and their collaboration in projects and discussions. When you access our Community, your personal user information may be tracked in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.
Members of the Community may be automatically added to our mailing lists. By joining the Community, you expressly consent to our storing and processing your information for these purposes.
Credit card information may be collected if you purchase a product or service from our Website. Such information will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services requested. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service, and an independent management company may provide support for our financial activities. We may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.
We do not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, we reserve the right to supply any such information to any organization into which we may merge in the future or to which we may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission.
In keeping with our open process, we may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of the 3Dponics-hosted public discussion forums, subscribing to one of our newsletters or registering for one of our public meetings may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives
If you are a registered member of the 3Dponics Community, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public.
Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of the Website and/or Community (e.g. forums, message boards, and news groups) becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.
If you do not want your personal information collected and used by 3Dponics, please do not visit our Website and/or Community.
The Operators are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents, guardians and teachers to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests.
We make every effort to protect personal information by users of the Website; however, no server is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any website, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name, company affiliation, and email address will be visible to other the other Community members and to the public. We assume no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information.
From time to time, we may email you newsletters, announcements and updates, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.