VMworld.com respects the privacy of our customers, business partners and employees. We recognize the need for appropriate protections and management of your personal information that you provide to us. VMworld.com has therefore established this Privacy Statement to assist you to understand what information we collect and how that information is used.
Safe Harbor Compliance
VMworld.com's privacy practices are in compliance with the U.S. and E.U. Safe Harbor principles. Information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor certification can be found at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
What personal information does VMworld.com collect?
Personal Information is information that can be used to identify or contact a specific individual, such as a name, address, telephone number or email address. VMworld.com may collect certain personal information while visiting VMworld.com pages from community members who do not choose to hide their email from others when creating an account or from within their profile management.
How does VMworld.com use personal information?
VMworld.com will use personal information to provide customers and business partners with information and services and to help us better understand your needs and interests. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction or order, to communicate with you, to deliver products/services to you, to bill you for products/services you purchased, and to provide ongoing service and support. Occasionally we may use your information to contact you to complete surveys that we use for marketing and quality assurance purposes. Personal information collected online may be combined with information you provide to VMworld.com through other sources such as trade shows or seminars.
VMworld.com may share your personal information with third parties in responding to your requests for products or services or product evaluations. Also, we may on occasion allow selected partners to send you special offers in blind mailings. Generally, you will be given the opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared with these third parties. However, if you request information on any of our products/services, VMworld.com may provide your information to third party distributors and resellers who may subsequently contact you directly to purchase such products/services. In these instances, you will not have the opportunity to opt out of having your information shared with these third party distributors and resellers.
To the extent that VMworld.com uses personal information to email you about our product and services, VMworld.com's email practices are in compliance with the U.S. and E.U. SPAM laws. Information about the U.S. and E.U. SPAM laws can be found at http://www.spamlaws.com/.
Except as provided in this Statement, VMworld.com does not use your personal information for a purpose other than the stated purpose for which such information is collected.
Personal information given to VMworld.com may be transferred across state and country borders for data consolidation, storage and simplified information management.
With whom does VMworld.com share personal information?
VMworld.com contracts with third party service providers and suppliers to deliver complete products, services and customer solutions. VMworld.com may share personal information with its service providers and suppliers for the sole purpose and only to the extent needed to support the customers' business needs. Service providers and suppliers are required to keep confidential the personal information received from VMworld.com and may not use it for any purpose other than as originally intended.
Third parties receiving personal information are expected to apply the same level of privacy protection as contained in this Privacy Statement.
Except as provided above, VMworld.com will not share personal information with any other third parties without your permission, unless required by, or in connection with, law enforcement action, subpoena or other litigation, or applicable law.
Choice & Consent
VMworld.com does not require that you provide VMworld.com with personal information. The decision to provide personal information is voluntary. If you do not wish to provide the personal information requested, however, you may not be able to proceed with the activity or receive the benefit for which the personal information is being requested.
Except as expressly stated otherwise in this Privacy Statement, you may opt out of having VMworld.com share personal information with third parties as described in this Privacy Statement by notifying VMworld.com in writing of your desire to do so.
Sensitive information is defined as personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, or information specifying the sex life of the individual.
Except as provided below, VMworld.com does not request or receive sensitive information from visitors to our websites. VMworld.com may receive sensitive information such as medical or health conditions, or race and ethnic data regarding its employees in connection with the administration of its health and welfare benefit plans, or as part of government mandated recordkeeping requirements. Such information will not be shared with third parties without the employee's affirmative approval as required by applicable law. In addition, sensitive information will not be used for a purpose other than its original purpose without the employee's approval. Further, VMworld.com will treat as sensitive any information received from a third party where the third party treats and identifies the information as sensitive.
Access to and accuracy of your information
VMworld.com strives to keep your personal information accurate. We have implemented technology, management processes and policies to maintain data accuracy. We will provide you with access to your information, including making reasonable effort to provide you with online access and the opportunity to change your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID, before granting access to your data.
VMworld.com will not process personal information in a way that is incompatible with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by the individual, as required by applicable law.
Security of Personal Information
VMworld.com is committed to taking reasonable efforts to secure the personal data you choose to provide us. To protect the privacy of any personal information you may have provided, VMworld.com employs industry-standard controls including physical access controls, Internet firewalls, intrusion detection, and network monitoring. In addition, access to sensitive data as defined in this Statement is limited to those individuals and agents having a need to know.
Other Information/Logging and Cookies
VMworld.com collects and/or logs Internet Protocol addresses, Internet domain names, the web browser and operating system used to access the VMworld.com web site, the files visited, the time spent in each file, and the time and date of each visit.
You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. The information we collect and analyze is used to improve our service to you and personalize your web-browsing experience.
Links to Non-VMworld.com Websites and Third Parties
VMworld.com will engage in periodic self-assessment to verify that it continues to be in compliance with this Privacy Statement.
If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Statement or believe that the privacy of your personal information has not been respected, you may submit a complaint in writing to the attention of VMware's Office of the General Counsel, 3401 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, California, 94304.
If an employee living in an E.U. member country has a complaint regarding the transfer of human resources data to the U.S., VMworld.com agrees to cooperate with the appropriate European data protection authority for handling such complaints. VMworld.com agrees to handle all other disputes involving the transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S. in accordance with the JAMS dispute resolution procedures.
Except as provided above, dispute resolution for all other individuals shall be in accordance with applicable law.
Changes to this Statement
VMworld.com will review and update this Statement periodically.