Information Collection and Use
You can generally visit our Sites without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain sections of the Sites and when you log-in and download our software, we may invite you to participate in surveys, questionnaires or contests, contact us with questions or comments or request information or complete a profile or registration form. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may collect personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address, phone number, password, screen name, tax ID#, banking information, credit card number and other contact information that you voluntarily transmit with your communication to us. Additionally, we may collect personally identifiable information about you from public records such as source control systems and source code files. We also may collect information about you and your use of our Sites, services and/or software through your use of our Sites, services and/or software.
We may use your personally identifiable information to register you to download our software or use our services, contact you to deliver certain services or information you have requested, verify your authority to enter our Sites, improve the content and general administration of the Sites and our services and provide you with notices about other users of our Sites, software and/or services that you may wish to contact.
We may also use your personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit to us and that is collected from public records such as aliases used on source control systems and source code files to generate statistics about your technical history in the open source community that may be displayed publicly on the Sites, for example, without limitation, lines of code written, programming languages used and time periods of work.
Profiles, Listings and Messages
User profile information, including user name and any additional information that a user may choose to post in his profile, is displayed to other users of the Sites in order to facilitate user interaction. Your full name is never directly revealed to other users without your express permission, unless you include your full name in your user profile or as your username. Any personal information that you voluntarily disclose online (in messages and within your profile, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. In cases where Site profiles allow users to display optional information publicly, such submission of personal information is voluntary and at the user’s discretion and may be changed at any time by the user.
In some cases, users may have the opportunity to use the website located at classifieds.ohloh.net (the “Classifieds Site”) to advertise events, announcements, job positions and/or services by posting listings (collectively, “Listings”) on the Classifieds Site and/or the websites of Ohloh affiliates who have registered with Ohloh to provide the classified advertising service and display the Listings (“Affiliate Sites”). Such Listings are subject to the specific terms and conditions that are posted to the Classifieds Site that are relevant to Ohloh’s classifieds service. In such cases, the poster’s full name, e-mail address and any additional personally identifiable information that a user may choose to include in the Listing will be publicly displayed to other users of the Classifieds Site and/or Affiliate Sites.
In some cases, users may have the opportunity to use the Sites to send messages to other users or email lists and other users can contact you through messages and comments. In such cases, the sender’s name will be included with such message. In order to prevent abuse, users may not opt-out of displaying their names, but users may choose to refrain from using the Sites to transmit messages.
Ohloh may conduct surveys or other studies of its user base and usage for marketing and planning purposes. Participation in such surveys is at the user’s option, but Ohloh does reserve the right to conduct mandatory surveys in the future. With respect to information collected from such surveys or studies, and in the event that responses are to be publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey. Ohloh will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users and not personal information identifying any specific individual. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where Ohloh advises users of the possibility of such public disclosure at the time they take the survey, Ohloh reserves the right to disclose text information provided by any user through such a survey, provided that no personally identifiable information of such user is disclosed. Circumstances under which Ohloh would publicly disclose aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the Sites’ other users, providing data to Ohloh advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, business planning, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications.
Choice to Opt-In
Upon registration of your account, Ohloh will give you the opportunity to “opt in” to receive communications from Ohloh. This means we will require your affirmative action to indicate your consent before we send you such communications.
Ohloh recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. These Sites are not intended for children under the age of 13. Ohloh does not target its services or these Sites to children under 13. Ohloh does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
We may use small text files called cookies to improve overall Site experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you.
These Sites may track the total number of visitors to our Sites, the number of visitors to each page of our Sites, browser type, IP addresses, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Sites, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Links to Third Party Sites
We may employ procedural and technological measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Ohloh may use firewalls, password protection and place internal restrictions on who in the company may access data to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.
Correction/Updating/Deleting Personally Identifiable Information
Ohloh provides you with the ability to update, correct and delete the contact information that you have provided to us and information about your previous activity on the Sites. If you wish to update or correct any of the foregoing information, you may access your account and review, correct and delete your personally identifiable information or you may contact us at: [insert applicable e-mail address].
Ohloh also provides you with the ability to delete the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us; provided, however, that Ohloh will retain a copy in its files of all personally identifiable information, even if removed, in order to resolve disputes or enforce its terms of service.
If you wish to review, correct or request the deletion of any information you have provided to us, contact us:
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: ++1 206 331-4532