Privacy policy

Last Updated: 02.01.2013

Introduction
This policy covers use of personal information that SHAPE.AG collects when you use www.shape.ag, related pages and software applications offered by SHAPE.AG.

From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself in order to receive or use services on www.shape.ag, such services include receiving newsletters, competitions, registering for events, completing questionnaires, downloading and using software and submitting questions and reports. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable SHAPE.AG to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy.

Updates to this Privacy Policy and Notification of Changes
This policy may change without notice from time to time and we will post these changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

The information collected
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a friendly, customized, and efficient experience of using our software and services. We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website or software application functionality.

Registering on SHAPE sites is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use the SHAPE website. However, you will not be to receive email alerts. Separately, you may choose to sign-up to receive updates/news information from SHAPE by selecting the appropriate option.

How can I delete my information?
SHAPE currently does not have a method for completely deleting user information from our database. However, deleting the cookies stored on your computer and removing your personal information from software applications offered by SHAPE will cause you to be perceived as a new user with no known user data. You may also change a setting in your browser, instructing it not to accept cookies, but this could prevent you from receiving some services offered by SHAPE.AG.

What we do with the information collected
When you visit this site your IP address is recorded. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to create statistical reports about usage. Your IP address is used to help identify you to gather broad demographic identification that will not be tied to your identity.

This site also uses "cookies", which are certain bits of information that are deposited on the hard drive of your computer when you visit this site and sent back to this site when you visit again. We use cookies to maintain session information (for example to help us remember your device model so you can go back and continue surfing software for your device) and to keep track of the number of users accessing our site and the information they access.

SHAPE maintains a strict "no-spam" policy. We will not sell, trade, rent or lease your personal information to others without your consent. We use your personal information to provide requested information and services, and to keep you informed of SHAPE's commercial products and services to help ensure that the information we provide to you is relevant to your specific needs. If you do not wish to continue receiving marketing information, you can always unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the appropriate link at the bottom of newsletter. If permission is granted, user information may be used to send occasional emails containing offers from our partners. This will only ever be provided to users who have specifically given us permission to use their information in this way. SHAPE will never use your data for anything beyond the reasons stated and the permissions you grant us.

We also record information about your questions to us and your purchases so that we and you can keep track of what you've asked about or ordered directly on our site. Additionally, we may need to contact you about your questions and/or your orders.

We use email addresses to send you the alerts, newsletters and software updates/news information you've requested, to answer the email we receive and to communicate with you about our software.

Feedback
Information collected from feedback is used either internally (if the user is submitting feedback about the site or software). We do not share any personal information with any third parties nor is it used for any other purpose.

External Links
This site contains links to other sites in news stories and throughout the site. SHAPE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites, even those with whom SHAPE has established special relationships.