At Stasoftbay.com, we understand that your top priority is that we meet the security and privacy standards you expect when you interact with our website. As such, whenever you are browsing our website, you should be aware of the following safety and privacy concerns.
1. Third-party advertisements and cookies
When you visit our website, we permit third-party businesses to sell adverts and gather specific anonymous information needed for a better user experience. In order to deliver advertisements for products and services that are more likely to be of interest to you, these partners may use non-personally identifiable information (such as click stream information, browser type, time and date, and the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites.
These businesses frequently use third parties cookies or web beacons to gather this data. Visit networkadvertising.org to learn more about this form of behavioural advertising or opt out of it.
2. What information does Stasoftbay collect, and for what purpose?
2.1 Usage of the Site as Is
You can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. The only information we collect during general navigation on the Site is that which is intended for server logs: IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the Site from which you are connected, pages visited, and the dates and times of those visits. This information is important for website speed improvement, geographic network speed and other performance-related improvements.
An additional cookie will be saved in your browser if you edit or publish an article. This cookie includes no personal data and indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
3. Personal information Stasoftbay collects.
3.1 Optin to Newsletters and Contact forms
Suppose you sign up for a newsletter, log in, request information, send comments, or join a discussion group or electronic mailing list. In that case, you must provide personal information, such as your name and email address. Such information is collected only with your permission and is stored in various Stasoftbay databases and mailing lists.
3.2 Account registration with Stasoftbay.com
Personal information registration results in the placement of a cookie* on certain parts of Stasoftbay. Stasoftbay will remember your details for the next visit if you set this cookie, so you will not have to re-enter the same information. This enables us to improve the quality of our services. When you visit our login page, we will place a temporary cookie to see if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information and is deleted when you close your browser.
We will also set up several cookies when you log in to save your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies expire after two days, and screen options cookies expire after a year. If you choose “Remember Me,” your login will be saved for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.
3.3 Community Participation
Participation in online discussion groups implies that other members of the group (including those who are not Site Administrators) will be aware of any private information you want to reveal. The data is available to the public in some open discussion groups.
When visitors leave comments on the Site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.
The media you upload may have your picture or any embedded location data. If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
3.6 Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this Site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves as if the visitor has visited another website.
4. How long we retain your data
The comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely if you leave a comment. This is so we can automatically recognise and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
5. What rights do you have over your data
It is optional to submit personal data on the Site. You can always browse the Site if you don’t want to provide this kind of information, but you won’t be able to access the complete service and its information. You can request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided us if you have an account on this Site or have left comments. You can also ask us to delete any personal information we have on file for you. This excludes any data we must keep for administrative, legal, or security reasons.
5.1 Data removal or modification
You can delete or change your details anytime by returning to the page where you registered it or notifying the page’s coordinator. If the page in question does not contain any information on this topic, please contact us for more details.
If you are not the source of the personal information that concerns you and want it removed, please submit your request HERE.
6. What happens to the data collected by Stasoftbay?
6.1 Usage of the Site as is
The data gathered during navigation in the “stasoftbay.com” area is used to identify trends and site usage to improve its effectiveness. There are no personal details there.
6.2 Personal Particulars
Stasoftbay may use such data to:
- Contact you – either in response to a request or a suggestion or to send you news, documents, or publications;
- Verify your website entries;
- Keep” your online profile and preferences in mind;
- Statistical analysis is being performed.
7. Your Security and Privacy
Personal information provided to the Site will not be transferred or sold to a third party. Site users’ information provided to Stasoftbay is treated with the utmost care and security. It will only be used in the ways described in this privacy statement, by the special rules of visited sites, or in ways you have consciously consented. Stasoftbay employs techniques and various safeguards to protect information stored in its systems from loss, misuse, unauthorised disclosure, modification, or destruction.
All of our volunteer staff who have access to personally identifiable information or are involved in processing such data are required to adhere to the privacy and security of all Site users, including private information.
The Site contains links to sites outside the “Stasoftbay.com” domain and is not responsible for their privacy practices or content.
Any changes to these terms may be made at any time without prior notice.