Like most website operators, BlackBerrySync.com 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. BlackBerrySync.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BlackBerrySync.com’s visitors use its website. From time to time, BlackBerrySync.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
BlackBerrySync.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. BlackBerrySync.com does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to BlackBerrySync.com’s websites choose to interact with BlackBerrySync.com in ways that require BlackBerrySync.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that BlackBerrySync.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with BlackBerrySync.com are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, BlackBerrySync.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with BlackBerrySync.com. BlackBerrySync.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. 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.
BlackBerrySync.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. BlackBerrySync.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BlackBerrySync.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
BlackBerrySync.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on BlackBerrySync.com’s behalf or to provide services available at BlackBerrySync.com’s websites, and (ii) 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 BlackBerrySync.com’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. BlackBerrySync.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, BlackBerrySync.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when BlackBerrySync.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BlackBerrySync.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an BlackBerrySync.com and have supplied your email address, BlackBerrySync.com and other partner sites may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with BlackBerrySync.com and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. 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. BlackBerrySync.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Last Edited: February 8, 2007