2. Information Collection, Use And Disclosure Activities.
2.1 Registration Information.
In addition to the information specified in Section 2.1, Hdac Technology AG may require Members, Contributores, Users or Clients or prospective Members, Contributors, Users or Clients to provide Hdac Technology AG with Company references to allow Hdac Technology AG to verify a Company’s capacity, legitimacy and reputability. Hdac Technology AG may provide such references to parties with which a Member, User or Client enters into a Negotiation to assure such parties that Company can meet its prospective obligations thereunder.
2.3 Member, Contributors, User or Client Profile.
2.4 Member, Contributor, User or Client Information.
(a) Hdac Technology AG may collect, use and disclose both on and off the Site, for marketing and other purposes, certain general, demographic and statistical information regarding Site usage and transactions. (b) To assist Member, User or Clients in selecting companies they may do business with through the Site, Hdac Technology AG may make available to Member, Contributor, User or Clients and non-Member, Contributor, User or Clients certain performance statistics of all Companies, provided that such statistics shall not include any Company-identifiable pricing information.
2.5 Technical and Usage Information.
To operate the Site, enhance its functionality, and ensure that Members, Contributors, Users or Clients Negotiations and communications are convenient, dependable and secure, Hdac Technology AG may collect, store and use technical and Site usage information relating to a Member, Contributor, User or Client's activities on the Site. Such information includes the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address from which a Member, Contributor, User or Client accesses the Site, which is used only internally by Hdac Technology AG as required for server operation and other technical uses, and is not disclosed to Members, Contributors, Users or Clients or other persons. Hdac Technology AG may also track the pages of the Site accessed by Members, Users or Clients.
2.6 Member, Contributor, User or Client Communications.
Hdac Technology AG may use Member, Contributor, User or Client contact information, such as e-mail addresses, to communicate with Members, Users or Clients regarding registration and transactions, to notify Members, Contributors, Users or Clients of changes in Site functionality and features, product and service updates, policy changes, billing and other activities relating to a Members, Contributors, Users or Client's use of the Site, and for marketing purposes.
2.7 Legal Compliance.
3. Collection And Use Of Information Using Cookies.
As with many state-of-the-art Internet sites, the Site uses “cookies” to enhance the functionality of the Site and to make transactions and other activities more convenient and efficient for Members, Contributors, Users or Clients. A “cookie” is a file stored locally on computers used to access the Member, Contributor, User or Client account that contains information relating to a Member, Contributor, User or Client's past use of the Site. For example, a cookie may contain information previously entered on a Site form, which may be recalled as default information when that form is accessed at a later time. This prevents re-entry of frequently used information each time a Member, Contributor, User or Client account is accessed. Cookies are also useful in streamlining log-in and in preserving transactional information between sessions. Cookies will likely play an increasingly important role as we enhance the ability of Members, Contributors, Users or Clients to customize the functionality of the Site to better meet their needs and preferences. Most Internet browsers include preference settings that allow users to be notified and control whether cookies are transferred to their computers. Please review Your browser's documentation or “help” feature for more information on that functionality. Although disabling cookies will not affect a Member, User or Client's ability to transact business on the Site, it may make such activities more time consuming.
4. Linked Sites.
The Site may contain hyperlinks through which other Internet websites may be accessed by Members, Contributors, Users or Clients. Hdac Technology AG is not responsible for and cannot make any assurances regarding privacy, or other policies or practices of the operators of such websites. Such links are provided only for the convenience of our Members, Contributors, Users or Clients, and the presence of any link does not imply that Hdac Technology AG endorses, approves or is responsible for such websites.
Hdac Technology AG is very concerned with the security of information relating to our Members, Contributors, Users or Clients' use of the Site and has implemented systems and procedures to prevent unauthorized access to that information including the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection and password protection. Each Member, Contributor, User or Client will create its own username and password, the secrecy of which is the sole responsibility of the Member, Contributor, User or Client. In the event the integrity of a Member, Contributor, User or Client’s password is compromised, the Member, Contributor, User or Client shall immediately change its password.