We respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. Like most website operators Sun Inc. collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.
Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website.
Sun Inc. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and Email addresses. Certain visitors to our website choose to interact with it in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information.
For example, to make a comment on an article we ask that visitors provide a username and valid email address. In this case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the website. We do not disclose personally-identifying information. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying InformationSun Inc. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, partners and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at our website, and that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country.
By using our website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Sun Inc. will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone, other than to our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Sun Inc. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
To try and bring you offers that are of interest to you, we have relationships with third party vendors such as Google that we allow to place ads on our Web pages. As a result of your visit to our site, our advertising partners may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address, clickstream information and information about your visits to this and other websites.