Your privacy is important to us. This statement discloses the information practices of Xandros as a company and specifically on our Web site, including the type of information that is gathered and how the information is used.
In general, visiting the Xandros Web site does not reveal any information about you. However, there may be times when we need some information from you in order to provide a service or better serve you. Before collecting any information from you, we will indicate what the information will be used for. If you do not wish us to use this information for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes.
In order to better manage our Web site, we may collect information from the visits to our site. However, we only track this information in a way that keeps the data anonymous. This information allows us to determine, in a general sense, where our visitors come from and where visitors go on our site, but this information is not in any way correlated to specific users. Data collected in this way is used for statistical analysis to improve the user experience on our Web site. If you enter into a transaction with Xandros, we may extract some information from your personal data in an anonymous format. For example, we may be tracking the total number of software purchases from a particular country. To perform the tasks described above, we may collect anonymous information through cookies. Cookies are very small data files that a Web site sends to your browser and are stored on your hard drive. Cookies allow the Web site to uniquely identify your computer without knowing any other personal information about you or your system. This often saves you steps and allows the Web site to provide you with functionality that isn't otherwise possible. Most Web browsers allow you to have very specific control over how cookies are treated. You can usually select settings to (a) accept all cookies (b) accept no cookies, and (c) prompt you before accepting cookies. Check your Web browser documentation for how to change these settings on your system. If you do not wish to have your data used in this manner, disable cookies on your Web browser and exit from any data entry form before completion.
When you register your purchase of a Xandros product, the information is stored in our database. We use this database to notify users of security fixes, product upgrades, new product announcements, and other news related to Xandros products. We do not sell, rent, or lend our registered user database so registering with Xandros will never result in unsolicited e-mail from another company.
If you contact Xandros through e-mail your message may be retained for some period of time for our own record keeping purposes. Your name will not be added to a mailing list unless you explicitly request that be done so. You will not receive any additional or unsolicited e-mail except for any correspondence considered necessary to respond to your message.
The Xandros Desktop OS provides the ability to update your operating system and associated software easily over the Web. In order to determine whether updates to your installed software are available, the Xandros Networks application which runs on your system retrieves information on the latest versions of software from the Web. It uses the information retrieved from the Web to determine if newer versions of installed applications are available. Any evaluation of the software that is installed on your system happens on your computer and no information about the software on your system or the configuration of your hardware is sent to Xandros or to anyone else.
Links to other Web Sites
The Xandros Web site may contain links to the Web sites of other organizations and companies. These sites may have similar privacy policies to Xandros but we encourage you to verify that their policies reflect your personal values. Xandros can not vouch for the privacy policies of linked sites.
Notification of Changes
The Xandros privacy statement was published on November 20, 2001. If any change is made to this policy, we will post a notice on the home page of our site one month prior to the change.