Privacy Policy

(Policy effective as of 1 October 2014)

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, the hosting company used by SecurityArchitecture.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor website request. The only purpose we have for collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand our website traffic patterns, including how visitors come to our site.

SecurityArchitecture.com also tracks web usage statistics that may potentially be considered personally identifiable information, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not make any attempt to use such information to associate this information with individuals or individual computers, and we do not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances for disclosure of personally identifiable information described below.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

Certain visitors to SecurityArchitecture.com websites choose to interact with us in ways that require the collection of personally identifiable information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, those who choose to contact us (either using the form on our website or from their own email system) are asked to provide their name and email address. At the current time, downloading material such as presentations does not require registration with SecurityArchitecture.com or the provision of any information; in the future access to such content might first require registration with our site, in which case name and email address (at a minimum) would also be collected. In all cases, we collect such information only as necessary or appropriate to fulfill the specific request or complete the action initiated by the visitor. SecurityArchitecture.com does not disclose personally identifiable information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifiable Information

SecurityArchitecture.com discloses potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information only to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at SecurityArchitecture.com. SecurityArchitecture.com will not rent or sell potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, SecurityArchitecture.com discloses potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information only when required to do so by law, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SecurityArchitecture.com, third parties, or the public at large. If you send us a request (for example via email or one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. SecurityArchitecture.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that website reads from the visitor’s computer upon subsequent visits to the website. At the present time, the use of cookies on SecurityArchitecture.com is limited to those created to establish or monitor the status of active sessions on the site, including cookies that store identifying information and authentication details for users or commenters who log in to the site.

Ads and Third-Party Content

At the current time SecurityArchitecture.com does not serve advertising content on its website. Some of our web pages do serve third-party content, retrieved and presented through content syndication technologies such as RSS and Atom. The providers of this third-party content do not place ads with the content, and no information about SecurityArchitecture.com visitors is accessible to the providers.

Links to External Sites and Third Parties

SecurityArchitecture.com presents some content, including content retrieved from external sites, that includes hyperlinks to sites and content outside SecurityArchitecture.com. There are also cross-references between this website and social media sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn. Visitors to SecurityArchitecture.com who choose to follow links on this site to external sites should be aware that information about their visits to such sites may be gathered or tracked by the third parties responsible for those sites. SecurityArchitecture.com does not track user click-through behavior or any information about where visitors go when they leave our site. Data collection and use for any information you choose to share with third-party sites is subject to the practices described in the third parties’ privacy policies.

Privacy Policy Changes

SecurityArchitecture.com may change its privacy policy from time to time, driven by external factors such as legal or regulatory requirements or by internal decisions about our business practices. SecurityArchitecture.com will place conspicuous notices on its home pages an in other relevant locations whenever the privacy policy has been updated.

Communications Regarding this Privacy Policy

Questions or concerns about this policy as written, changes to the policy, practices covered by the policy, or SecurityArchitecture.com’s collection, storage, and use of information from visitors may be directed to our Privacy Officer at [email protected].