Last Revised: January 31, 2013
Collection of Personal Information
The personal information that SW collects about you may include without limitation your first and last name, email address, employer name, home address, physical address, phone number, title, credit card number (or any other payment processing information), country location, and preferences for products and services.
SW collects personal information about you whenever you transact business with SW, use SW's products or services, request information or materials, or visit the Web sites. The collection of this information enables SW to provide services, to keep you apprised of information and developments that you may find of interest, and to allow SW to better understand your needs. This information may be used to provide information about SW that may be of interest to you, contact you about announcements, administration, requests or inquires, your orders and account, changes to our Web site or policies, promotional offerings and other marketing activities, and requesting feedback through surveys and questionnaires. For example, personal e-mail addresses may be used to send users SW's newsletters. If you submit your personal information to us as part of a job application, we may use that information to contact you regarding job opportunities that may be of interest.
SW may acquire personal information from vendors that may share the information as permitted in their privacy policies, or from other third parties.
SW may combine personal information with information available from other sources (such as offline records or publicly available information). If the combined information permits us to contact you online or offline, we will treat the combined information as personal information.
Collection of Non-Personal Information
SW automatically receives and records non-personal information on our server logs from your browser as well as through other analysis of the Web sites. Non-personal information includes without limitation your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, cookie information (as described below), the pages you request, type of computer operating system you use (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the type of browser you use (e.g., Firefox or Internet Explorer), the domain name of the Internet service provider, your activities while visiting the Web sites, and the content you accessed.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer. When you visit the Web sites, your Web browser may store cookies on your computer, which will better enable you to navigate the Web sites upon return. If you want to manage or disable cookies, you may do so in your web browser settings.
Use, Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information
It is SW’s policy to limit the access of your personal information only to those SW employees, service providers, and agents who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you, administer and process payments, provide customer service, update account information, post Submissions, inform you of products or services that may be of interest to you, forward updates, announcements, and newsletters, and communicate with you about the Web sites, Communications Services, Submissions and other activities related to the Web sites. You authorize SW to disclose your personal information to such employees, service providers, and agents for the foregoing purpose and transmit email to you concerning the foregoing matters. We may use the personal information to create a user profile to better serve you and your employer and to verify compliance with the agreements between you, your company and us. SW affiliates that receive your personal information may share it with other SW affiliates for appropriate purpose.
In select circumstances, SW may disclose your personal information to third parties for the following purposes:
- Disclosures To Third Parties Assisting In Our Operations
SSW may provide your personal information to trusted operators or service providers who work on behalf of or with SW. These companies may use your personal information to help SW administer its business or the Web sites, process transactions or payments, provide services to SW, communicate with you about offers or other information relevant to SW, provide customer service, update account information, post Submissions, forward updates, announcements, and newsletters, and communicate with you about the Web sites, Communications Services, Submissions and other activities related to the Web sites on behalf of SW. For example, we provide personal information to our service providers for direct emailing of our newsletters, online surveys or notifications on SW Offerings.
- Disclosures Under Special Circumstances
- Major Transactions
Each SW entity reserves the right to transfer any and all information, including without limitation personal information, to another SW affiliate or to a third party or successor in the event of any reorganization, merger, acquisition, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or disposition of all or any portion of our business or operations (including without limitation in connection with bankruptcy or any similar proceedings).
Use, Sharing, and Disclosure of Non-Personal Information
In limited circumstances, SW may share and disclose non-personal information with third parties to show or analyze site usage, improve our services, improve our user experience, or for similar purposes. In addition, we may use your IP address to analyze trends, administer the Web sites and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order to improve the Web sites.
Protection of Personal Information
SW maintains physical, technical and administrative safeguards to protect your information against foreseeable risks, such as unauthorized access or use.
Please be aware that the Web sites and data storage are run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience unintended problems or breaches of security beyond SW's control.
SW is not responsible for the acts and omissions of any third parties. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of SW to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully.
While we strive to protect your personal information, neither SW nor any of our service providers can guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.
Correcting Your Personal Information
To review or change your personal information,
3825 Hopyard Road, Suite 150
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Attn: Security Administrator
If you want to unsubscribe from an email list of SW, please let us know by following the "Unsubscribe" instructions that are included in each promotional email from SW. Please note that such requests may take up to ten (10) days to become effective.
Usernames and Passwords
SW Web Sites are not directed to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, then please stop using the Web sites and do not provide us with any personal information whatsoever.If you are a minor over the age of 13, you may visit, browse and use the information on the Web sites, but we strongly recommend that you seek permission from your parent or guardian before submitting any personal information to the Web sites.
Third Party Postings
Those who choose to access the Web sites from locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable, including without limitation, all applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding the transmission of data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. SW may limit a Web site's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction, at any time in its sole discretion.
Personal information collected through the Web sites and other aspects of SW's business may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which SW or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using the Web sites, you expressly consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor and U.S.- Swiss Safe Harbor
SW complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. SW has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view SW’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/
Please note that email communications may not be secure. Accordingly, you should not include personal or other sensitive information in your email correspondence to the Web site or SW.