Privacy Statement

Micro Focus® CommunitySM Privacy Statement

Your right to privacy is very important to Micro Focus. At Micro Focus, we believe that the personal information you provide to us must be both kept confidential and used in a responsible fashion. We consistently strive to put our best efforts towards achieving both of these objectives.

Types and Reasons for Data Collection

When you register for access to the Micro Focus Community web site (the “Site”), Micro Focus may ask you to provide some personally identifying information, including but not limited to your name, address, email address, telephone number, and interests. This information may be used for three primary purposes.

  • To help you quickly find software, services or information on the Site.
  • To help us create web site content most relevant to you.
  • To alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from Micro Focus.

If the personal information collected is used for a reason not listed above, including sharing this information with any third party, we will post our procedures on how we intend to use it before we do so. Further, if you opt out of communications from the Site, we will respect your wishes and, to the best of our abilities, remove you from any commercial or promotional communications, though you will always receive critical communications regarding the Site that are not of a commercial or promotional nature.

Registration for access to the Site is separate from registration for other Micro Focus web sites, and you may be asked to again provide personal information when registering for those other web sites. Except as specifically stated, these terms shall only apply to the Site and not to any other Micro Focus web sites.

Explicit Member Signup Information

Explicit member signup information includes information collected during initial registration for the Site, as well as any additional information provided to gain access to special services or features. These special services may include software downloads, special discount offers, Beta program participation, email newsletters and more.

This information is used by Micro Focus solely to inform you of new services and programs and, in an aggregate form, to improve the value of the Site. We may provide this information to other organizations within Micro Focus when needed to support and deliver specialized services. Micro Focus does not, sell, trade, rent, or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties. We may, however, release personally identifying information when necessary to comply with state and federal laws. In such a case, we will do our best to notify you of any such release by contacting you through e-mail or by letter, if we are able to.

Web Site Traffic and Analysis

Micro Focus gathers and analyzes information from our visitors' use of the Site. We use this information to monitor what areas of the site are most active, and to help focus our continuing development efforts. Only generalized, aggregate information is shared with other organizations within Micro Focus; an individual user's traffic patterns are strictly confidential and any use of such information shall not be tied to personally identifying information.

Access to Information Collected, Registration

As a registrant of the Site, you can simply and easily update your registration information at any time. Registration for the Site is completely voluntary but may be required to access certain portions of the Site.

Collection of Information using "Cookies"

The Site may use browser cookies to provide you with easier and more direct access to information and services, and the use of cookies may be required for full access to the Site. All information stored in these cookies is encrypted, and sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, is never stored in cookies.

Links to Third Party Sites and Services

The Site we may periodically conduct both business and individual customer surveys, and we encourage you to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information. In all cases, any personal information and responses provided in response to such surveys will remain strictly confidential, even if a third party conducts the survey. While we choose our survey providers carefully, it should be noted that the privacy policy for any third party collection services might differ from Micro Focus's. Wherever possible, links to that party's privacy policy are provided and should be consulted, and Micro Focus is not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties.

Security

Micro Focus is concerned with the security of the personal data we collect and has put in place measures to prevent unauthorized access to that information. Payment information collected from the Site, if any, would be protected by a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection and, once stored, is protected through various security measures. These measures include both policies relating to access to information and technological elements such as firewalls etc. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information.

Note to Parents and Minors

Please note that our website does not market to children. We do not want to collect any personal information from minors under any circumstances. We ask that minors (under age 18) refrain from using the Site. Anyone using this Site or the Services represents and warrants that they are 18 years of age or older.

Updates to the Privacy Policy

Micro Focus reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time with or without notice. You are encouraged to check back frequently in the event any changes are made.

Additional terms regarding user privacy may be contained in the Micro Focus Community Terms of Use and you are encouraged to read and familiarize yourself with the Terms of Use governing your use of the Site.

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