HPC:Factor (.com) Privacy Policy

hpcfactor.com Privacy statement
This document was last updated on Wednesday, 13 October 2004

HPC:Factor is committed to protecting the privacy and security of users to our site. The majority of the content on the web site is accessible to users without the need to provide personal information. There are instances however, that in order to provide requested services we need to collect information about you, the user, to properly provide the service.

This privacy statement explains how that data will be collected and used in those situations.

Collecting Personal Information

hpcfactor.com will only request personal information that is deemed relevant to properly provide a service. Generally this information will be in the form of your name and e-mail address if you are requesting for a service or requesting information.
For example: If you wish to enter a competition we will require your name and e-mail address in order to correctly enter you into the competition.

hpcfactor.com does not collect personal information via our web site that could jeopardise the financial security of our users.
Personal information will only be collected in situations where it is deemed necessary to adequately fulfil the request of users, or to provide an efficient service to our users.

hpcfactor.com does not make use of third party Internet services and thus all information requested on the hpcfactor.com site is collected internally.

Information collected through hpcfactor.com, will fall under the rules outlined in this document.

Use of your Personal Information

hpcfactor.com respects the privacy of the user's information entered into the web site. The information collected by hpcfactor.com will only be used for the reason for which it was originally collected.

Personal information given to hpcfactor.com will not be redistributed, sold or revealed to any third party individual, group or organisation under any circumstance unless required to so under the laws of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or of the United States of America.

hpcfactor.com respects the data protection laws of other countries and the rights of individual users. Information held by hpcfactor.com is done so under the Data Protection Act 1984 (Rev 1998) laws of the United Kingdom.

hpcfactor.com does enlist web site statistical monitoring to collect information on visitor numbers and other such statistical information. This information is used for internal purposes only.

For Example: Information on a user's IP Address is collected to allow a total of unique visitors who have visited the hpcfactor.com site to be recorded.

All information logged for statistical purposes and will not be used to attempt to personally identify our genuine users.

Control and Access to your personal information

If at any time you, the user, wish to know what Personal Information hpcfactor.com holds about you, you are welcome to contact us to request access to this information. We will provide information only to a user who can adequately prove that it is their information to which they are requesting access. hpcfactor.com reserves the right to deny access to information if it is not satisfied that the request is legitimate.

Under such circumstances the user is entitled to submit a formal request to HPC:Factor questioning the decision for denying access to information. Such applications should be submitted via formal channels.

Information that is deemed important to the personal security of the individual user will under no circumstances be supplied to any persons, groups or organisations except if required under the laws of the United Kingdom and / or the United States of America. This information includes, for example credit card details.

Users should be aware that HPC:Factor is a transatlantic non-profit organisation. As such we have server facilities in both the United States of American and in the United Kingdom. In matters of legal precedence the laws of the country where the information is hosted will take precedence.

Use of Cookies

The hpcfactor.com main site itself does not make use of cookies, however visitors who make use of our forums service will receive a session cookie as part of their log-in. A facility to delete all hpcfactor.com issued cookies is available to all users in the forum.
Disabling the use of cookies in your Internet browser, or using W3C privacy measures will not affect the use of the hpcfactor.com or the forum, however will require all forum users to repeatedly log-in after each session.

hpcfactor.com registered forum users can be traced wile on hpcfactor.com by the cookie drop placed by the forum. Once a user leaves the site or closes the browser session the scope of this cookie ends.

Changes to this statement

hpcfactor.com will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do so the date stamp at the top of the page will also be updated.

In the event of any major changes to hpcfactor.com Privacy Policy, a notice will be posted clearly on the web site. At this time registered users of our site and its services will be advised via their registered contact details of any major changes that could affect their use of the site.

The information outlined in this document does not affect the statutory rights of users of hpcfactor.com or the HPC:Factor organisation.


Questions and Comments

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