Privacy Policy

EFFECTIVE: DECEMBER 26, 2012

This privacy policy details the policies and procedures of DataStax, Inc., a Delaware corporation, (“DataStax,” “our,” “us, or “we“) regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that we receive or collect from users of our website at www.DataStax.com (the “Website“). This policy applies only to information that you provide to us through the Website.

Information we may collect from you

Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Website and its features and content.

Depending on your use of the Website, including whether you choose to post or share information on it, we may collect several types of information, including information: by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, or telephone number (“personal information”); information that is about you but doesn’t personally identify you, such as an anonymous posting in a public area of the Website; and information about your Internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.

Personal Information. You may provide personal information directly to us, such as when you register with us to gain access to a download or when you provide an email or other contact information when you ask us for information. It is always your choice whether or not to provide that personal information. If you choose not to provide requested personal information, you may not be able to use certain features of the Website.
Automatic Usage Information. Our servers may automatically collect usage information, which could include your IP address, cookie information, browser information, the page you request and other Website usage patterns. We use the automatic usage information collected to maintain, secure and improve our Website, and to understand your interests when visiting our Website.

Cookies and Tracking Pixels: We also use cookies, tracking pixels, and other similar technologies to track activity on our Website and to enhance the functionality of our Website. Cookies are small data files that our web server send to your browser and which get saved on the hard drive of the computer that you are using to access the Website. If you do not want to allow cookies on your computer, most browsers have a feature that allows you either to automatically decline cookies, or to decline or accept particular cookies from a particular web sites. If you choose to reject cookies from our Website, you may be unable to use certain Website services, features, and functionality that require registration, customization, or data tracking. If you choose to accept cookies from us and our service providers, you are agreeing to let us and our service providers install cookies on your computer. To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Tracking pixels (also known as web beacons, action tags, or transparent GIF files) collect and store information about your visits to websites, such as page visits, the duration of the visit, the specific link(s) that you clicked during your visit, and the address of the website from which you arrived at the Website.

How your information may be used

We may use your personal information to support your relationship with DataStax and use of our products and services. Among other things, we want to help you quickly find information on our Website, use our tools in connection with your authorized use of our products and services, and alert you to product upgrades, special offers, events updated information and other new products and services from DataStax or its partners. Our contractors, service providers and other third parties may have access to your personal information for the purpose of performing services on our behalf. All such agents or contractors shall be required to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us or as otherwise required by law.
DataStax or its agents or contractors may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of DataStax or its agents or contractors; or (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of DataStax, its Websites or the public.
If we should ever merge with another organization, file for bankruptcy, or sell our assets, we may transfer the information you provide to us on this Website to a third party or share your personal information with the company with which we enter into such transaction as a part of such transaction.

Security of Your Information

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to protect personal information. We use secure server software (SSL) and firewalls, designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Our system is also designed to protect personal information from unauthorized usage on shared computers in that users are required to log in through DataStax’s applications.
Further, our employees and third party service providers have access to your nonpublic personal information only on a “need to know” basis. We internally audit our business practices and procedures, examining confidentiality standards and information access in order to protect your personal information.

Despite the actions and precautions we take, no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of your personal information and you transmit it to us at your own risk.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on our message boards or other public forums or features, through e-mail, or in chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any personal information you choose to submit in connection with these public features.
We may send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in the event of a security breach. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at privacy@DataStax.com.

Opting Out

If you no longer wish to receive new product/service notices, email newsletters or other future communications from us, please follow the opt-out instructions included in each such communication or notify us by email at privacy@DataStax.com with the word “remove” in the subject header, and we will remove your name from our email recipient list. You may not, however, opt out of necessary service or account maintenance notices or other administrative and transactional notices.

Notice for California UsersM/h3>

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California website users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.

Third-Party Websites and Technologies

Please be aware that other websites, including the websites of third parties that you connect with through our Website, may collect personally identifiable information about you. This policy does not cover the information practices of those third-party websites linked to our Website. Further, our Website may employ third party technologies that require you to accept such third party’s terms. This policy does not cover the information practices of those third-party technologies.

Location

Personal information collected on this Website may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which DataStax or its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or contractors maintain facilities, and by using this Website, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may change this policy by posting a new version of this policy on this Website. When we do change the policy, we will also revise the “effective” date at the top of this page and may notify you of any material changes or post a message on the Website. Your continued use of this Website following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised policy.

Contacting DataStax

For questions, comments or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us by email at privacy@DataStax.com.