Information We Collect
OGSystems provides content access, management and hosting services in connection with the operation of the Portal and the facilitation of communication between Users on the Portal, including, but not limited to, information, products, services and listings provided by Users and third parties and collaboration features used to support discussions between Users in an open forum (collectively, the “Services”). In connection with these Services, OGSystems may request and store information about organizations, products, mission challenges and individuals. All information that you input when accessing and/or using the Portal is subject to collection and storage by OGSystems.
We may collect and store any personal information that you provide when you use the Portal, such as when you create a user account and choose a password, access the Portal or request information, participate in discussions or communicate with other users through the Portal, post information of any kind on the Portal (such as products, challenges, background information or registration information), or contact us through the Portal. This information can include, but is not limited to, (a) your name, email address, postal or other physical address, or other contact information; (b) username, password and other registration information; (c) title, occupation and any other information used to carry out a transaction you have requested; and (d) information you provide us when you contact us. You may provide personal information directly or it may be gleaned through the Portal. For example, when you create a user account and choose a password for security, you are required to provide personal information. The Portal saves your information so that the next time you access your account, you only need to enter your unique ID and password. Personal information also will be shared by users in connection with communications made through the Portal. If you contact us, a record of that session or correspondence will be maintained. We may retain these communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve the Portal and/or the Services. Your contact information is collected and stored when you access the Portal or request information.
Information may be collected by us or by our service providers. We may combine information you provide to us with other information from other OGSystems’ sources, transactions and communications. We also may combine that information with data that is publicly available and data from third parties.
How We Use The Information We Collect
We may use the information described above to:
Enable Your Use of the Portal: We use your information in order to allow users to (a) access the Portal community resources such as forums, wiki and the issue tracker, (b) identify information to track web site activity and asset downloads, (c) target promotional emails based on the provided preferences, and (d) associate forum comments, blog posts and wiki contributions to the specific user.
Marketing and Promotion: We may use your information to communicate with you about the Portal and other products and services, administer surveys or other features and display relevant marketing to you.
Information collected from any source may be combined to improve the Portal and the Service, and enable more targeted, tailored communications. It also may be aggregated and made available without identifying you to ascertain trends, products, security/privacy patterns and research, internal record keeping and reporting, measuring and reporting learning, performance and other statistical information concerning any aspect of the Services and the Portal.
With Whom Do We Share the Information We Receive?
We share personal information with third-party companies (including our affiliates) and individuals who perform services on our behalf. For example, we work with support companies who assist with the administration of the Portal, including, but not limited to, hosting the Portal on their servers and assisting with your questions and technical issues. These third parties are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements.
We also may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government entities based on a lawful disclosure request, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity. We reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, spin-off, dissolution or liquidation).
Information Shared by Users
Notice to California Residents
Subject to certain limitations under California Civil Code § 1798.83, California residents may ask us to provide them with (i) a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (ii) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us as specified in the Contact Us section below.
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we obtain through the Portal against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
Access by Children
We do not target or market to children at all, but especially those under age sixteen (16). We do not knowingly and will not intentionally contact or request personal information from children under the age of sixteen (16) for any purpose. We will not knowingly contact children under age sixteen (16) without a parent’s permission, nor will it ask for more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given activity. If we obtain actual knowledge that a child under sixteen (16) has submitted his or her personal information, it will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible or seek parental consent. The Portal does not filter ads or other material children may view through the Portal or linked sites, some of which may be inappropriate for children.