PRIVACY POLICY

Supercomputing Online takes your online privacy seriously and we are fully committed to ensuring that your privacy is respected and protected. Our Privacy Policy below outlines the type of information we may collect and/or request from you while you are using Supercomputing Online's web sites, as well as ways in which we process and, sometimes, disseminate information collected. You are, of course, free to use the majority of our site features without providing any personal information. This Privacy Policy covers all web sites and web pages owned, controlled and/or operated by Supercomputing Online, LLC.
Information We Collect and What We Do With It

Advertiser and Partner Links - Supercomputing Online contains links to advertiser and partner websites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such non-Supercomputing Online websites, and we do not control the practices of any of our advertisers or partners to whom we are linked. In order to participate in certain partner and/or advertiser supplied services and tools you may be required to provide personally identifiable information to the advertisers and partners whose tools and services you have chosen to interact with. Each advertiser and partner may request different information from you. If you have additional questions about how one of our advertisers, partners or sponsors use information about you, we urge you to contact them directly.

Third Party Advertising Companies - Some of our advertising could in the future be served by third party advertising companies. In some cases these companies deliver a cookie to you so the ads you see can be tracked and to ensure that you are not shown the same ad too many times. Supercomputing Online will not provide these third party advertising companies with any personally identifiable information. However, these companies may use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to Supercomputing Online and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Membership Registration - Many areas of Supercomputing Online are reserved for Supercomputing Online members who have registered with us; for example, chats, message boards and access to special services. The personally identifiable information you provide during membership registration will not be given to third parties without your consent except in the limited circumstances described in the section of this Privacy Policy entitled "Information Sharing Policy". We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username and provide an overview of member benefits. Members may occasionally receive additional email from us. All emails will contain simple instructions on how to unsubscribe.

Edit Member Information - Supercomputing Online provides you with the ability to access, correct or change certain information in your member profile at any time, including contact information or other information you've provided to us. Please be advised that Supercomputing Online currently archives information it collects on its members and visitors.

Supercomputing Online does not sell or rent information about our customers. All information provided remains confidential. Examples of such information are: name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, etc. Supercomputing Online only uses this personally identifying data to:

   1. improve the content and design of the Supercomputing Online Web site
   2. enable our audit bureau to verify our claims of traffic to the site
   3. help advertisers and potential advertisers assess the suitability of the site for their ad campaigns

We will not disseminate this information to third parties. We maintain appropriate safeguards internally to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your personal information within our company. Supercomputing Online may share non-personal aggregate, or summary, information regarding its customers with partners or other third parties, but Supercomputing Online does not sell or share any information at the individual customer level. As a customer, you'll occasionally receive e-mail updates about special offers, sales, new services, and noteworthy news. We hope you'll find these updates interesting and informative. But if you'd rather not receive them, simply follow the instructions in the email to unsubscribe and you will be removed from our mailing list immediately.

Newsletters - Supercomputing Online will offer newsletters on a variety of topics. In order to receive these newsletters you must opt-in to receiving them. Supercomputing Online does not share mailing lists from its newsletters with third parties. Supercomputing Online may, however, provide third parties with a list of Supercomputing Online members and visitors who have opted-in to receiving additional information from third parties. In those instances where you opt-in to subscribe to a newsletter or special offers from a third-party email service or advertiser or partner, the email address information sometimes will be located on the third party's server. In those cases, any information you provide is subject to that entity's Privacy Policy, not this one. Some of our partners' and advertisers' sites require that you specifically opt-out from receiving their newsletters. As a result, to stop receiving them you will need to affirmatively opt-out from the third party newsletter.

Message Boards, Chat Rooms, Email Sent to Supercomputing Online, and Journals - Throughout Supercomputing Online various public forums such as chat rooms, message boards, and various question and answer areas are available to you as a Supercomputing Online visitor or member. Please remember that any information you disclose in these public forum areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible on Supercomputing Online, so it is important for you to exercise discretion and appropriate caution when deciding to reveal personal information in these areas.

Surveys and Polls - Our surveys ask for opinions on various issues and very often these surveys and polls may be sponsored by or associated with Supercomputing Online advertisers and partners. Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like zip code, age or gender). Most information obtained through surveys and polls is aggregated and used internally or shared with advertisers and partners only in the aggregated form. In the event personally identifiable information is requested as part of surveys or polls about any Supercomputing Online member or visitor, such personally identifiable information is never provided to third parties without your consent. In these instances you may expressly choose to receive information from a sponsor, in which case your information is provided to that sponsor only. Some survey answers may be added to your member portrait so that we can better provide you with content, ads and offers that are most appropriate for you.

Email to a Friend/Recommend Us - Supercomputing Online offers the ability to forward an article to another person via email. If you use this service, we will use the recipient's email address in order to send the article and it will also ask for your email address. We do not use the recipient's email address for any other purpose unless such recipient gives us permission to do so.

Opt In/Opt Out Policy - Upon registration or from time-to-time, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving Supercomputing Online newsletters, special offers from our partners, or news about our sites. If you do choose to receive these communications by means of an opt-in, we or our partners will occasionally send you an email message that matches your request(s). You may, of course, always choose not to receive any of this information from us. At any time, you can follow a link provided in every newsletter or email message to unsubscribe from that mailing list or email service.

IP Address - Your IP address is a number that is assigned by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to your computer to identify its location. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.

Cookies - Our site uses a feature of your browser to set a "cookie" on your computer. Supercomputing Online can then read the cookies whenever you visit the Supercomputing Online website. We use cookies to save your ID and password so you don't have to re-enter them each time you visit our site, to deliver content specific to your interests, to track the pages you've visited and to make sure you don't see the same ads repeatedly. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies you may be unable to use those Supercomputing Online services that require registration.

Information Sharing Policy - Supercomputing Online does not sell or otherwise share personally identifiable information with third parties without your consent except when appropriate or required. For example we will release information to comply with the law and/or to protect the rights and property of Supercomputing Online, our visitors and others. In the event that another company acquires Supercomputing Online, or any or all of the assets of Supercomputing Online, our member and visitor information would be considered a transferable asset. In addition, Supercomputing Online reserves the right to allow access to its systems to third parties providing necessary services (eg: fulfillment of orders and credit card processing) when such access is required in order to provide those services.

Security of Information - Supercomputing Online has numerous security measures in place to protect you from the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, including your credit card information if you choose to conduct an e-commerce transaction in the Supercomputing Online stores. Access to all of your private member information requires use of your password. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone. Supercomputing Online uses industry-standard tools to ensure that your information is secure and confidential.

Contact - If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or anything else about Supercomputing Online, you can contact us at the following email address: webmaster@SupercomputingOnline.com .