Bytes.com is an online community that acts as a venue for tech professionals ("User") to share knowledge and network with other tech professionals.
Our site is committed to providing engaging, informational, and safe online environment for it's users. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected on-line and helping it's users learn how to exercise control over personal information while exploring the Internet. We take special measures to protect their privacy while on-line. For example, we do not ask to disclose more personal information than is necessary for them to participate in a particular activity, and we take extra effort to prevent users from posting contact information.
To help ensure a rewarding on-line experience for our visitors we provide you with this summary of our information practices.
As we continue to offer our visitors new and different types of content and services, we may modify our practices from time to time. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
For added functionality, the site requires that users provide essential information such as a email address and unique site identification to create member accounts.
From time to time we offer additional on-line activities such as participating in polls, surveys or sweepstakes -- we may ask users to provide additional information such as address, phone number, zip code and preferences. This information is used to provide additional value added entertainment and at times to grasp a clear picture of demographic statistics. Winners of our contests or sweepstakes are notified by e-mail, and are required to send us by fax or regular mail a form containing their street address. Winners who are minors must have the form signed by a parent in order to receive their prizes.
USE OF INFORMATION
Sometimes we will use agents or contractors to help us provide services to our visitors, such as helping us conduct a sweepstakes and sending prizes to the winners. In these cases, we require the agent or contractor to keep the information confidential and to use it only for the specific services they are performing.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of the site, to personalize our visitors' experience on the site, and to offer products, programs, and services. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services.
We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.
We will not use or transfer personally identifiable information in ways that are materially different from the ones described above without also providing parental notification of such practices and obtaining consent for any materially different uses.
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND SPONSORS
THIRD PARTY COOKIES