PowerBrick has created this
following discloses PowerBrick's information gathering and dissemination practices
for this Web Site (the "Site"). PowerBrick has other websites which may contain
their own applicable privacy policies. Your visits to those sites will be
governed by the privacy policies, if any, that govern those sites.
SUBMITTING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE
Your use of this Site and the terms of this Privacy
Policy are also subject to the
of Use. Please review those
of Use for additional detail regarding your use of this Site.
IP Addresses and Cookies
Generally speaking, you may visit the Site while
remaining anonymous and not revealing any personal information.
PowerBrick uses your IP address to help diagnose
problems with the Site servers, to administer the Site, to monitor Site usage,
and to gather broad demographic information. Your IP address is used to help
identify you and to aid in your navigation through the Site as determined by
your customization options, if any. PowerBrick also may aggregate the IP address
with other information to create anonymous Site statistics. PowerBrick does not,
however, use your IP address to collect personal information about you.
This Site also uses "cookies" to provide
customization options at login, or to keep track of where you are in the Site in
order to provide the correct customization options when you use the Site.
decide to select, or to keep track of usage services or links provided on the
information about you.
Submission of Personal
Certain portions of the Site may require that you
submit some personal information, such as your name and email address, before
using those portions of the Site. At minimum, you are typically required to
register with the Site and provide your name or email address before using any
of the members only areas of the Site. For some services, such as accessing the
Support and Download sections, registering for Events, or requesting a Demo CD,
you may have to create an account, and submit additional personal information
such as your mailing address. You may also be required to submit information
such as your name and email address before you will be authorized to post
information on the Site.
Use of Personal Information
PowerBrick uses that information to provide the
services and information you select, to better understand its customers, to
provide better products and services, and to assist PowerBrick with the Site
administration, such as with troubleshooting any problems, detecting fraud,
resolving disputes, and for any purposes deemed necessary or required by PowerBrick
to enforce the
of Use and other terms or conditions applicable to any portion of the Site.
PowerBrick also uses this information to send you
information about PowerBrick, PowerBrick, or other topics PowerBrick thinks may be of
interest to you, such as product information or updates. As part of its
business, PowerBrick works with PowerBrick as well as other authorized partners, such
as authorized resellers, to provide you with the services and information
described above. As part of those activities, PowerBrick may share your information
with those authorized entities so that they can directly provide the information
or services to you.
PowerBrick does not sell to third parties information
you have submitted to this Site that identifies you personally.
On occasion, PowerBrick may offer in conjunction with
third parties certain services that may require you (or PowerBrick) to share your
personal information with that third party as a condition for providing that
service. While PowerBrick will treat any information it receives in accordance with
submitted by you to that third party, and PowerBrick reminds you to review the
applicable rules and any third party's applicable privacy policies separately
before participating in such service.
You can always change your mind; see the
Accept/Decline section below. Please note that it may take us a reasonable
amount of time to process your request, but once we do, we will no longer use
Even if you decline to receive information or cancel
your account, PowerBrick reserves the right to use the information you previously
provided to contact you about administrative matters relating to your use of any
portion of the Site, your account, or about any issues relating to the
Special Note for PowerBrick
The PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT is an e-mail discussion
list for users of products and services from PowerBrick., which has
been provided by PowerBrick since November 5th 2000.
The PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT is subject to this
not, without your permission, use the PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT email information
to contact you individually with information about PowerBrick or other topics
PowerBrick thinks may be of interest to you, or distribute to third parties
information that identifies you individually and personally.
By merely subscribing (or continuing to subscribe)
to the PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT alone, PowerBrick does not consider an
PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT user to have given us permission to use his or her
e-mail address for anything other than the PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT itself, and
the proper administration of the PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT or the Site in
general. PowerBrick PUBLICSPEAKOUT users are also not automatically
registered as members of the Site; you will need to register separately. If and
when you sign up as a Site member, you are typically asked whether you want to
receive information from PowerBrick or third parties. Be sure to review your
choices carefully to make sure you make the selections you personally want.
As with other portions of the Site, PowerBrick reserves
the right to use the name and email to contact an PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT
user about the PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT or Site administrative matters,
such as any issues relating to the
also reserves the right to continue to participate in the PowerBrick PUBLIC
SPEAKOUT like any other user, such as posting information to the PowerBrick
PUBLIC SPEAKOUT that it believes may be of interested to or otherwise
appropriate for the PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT.
Please note that PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT is,
and always has been, a public mailing list. That is, every other subscriber or
other third parties can read (or forward to others) all the information you post
to the PowerBrick PUBLIC SPEAKOUT, such as your name or e-mail address. As always,
PowerBrick is not responsible for the use third parties may make of information you
have made publicly available in this or any other public forum. Please see below
for further information about Public Forums for Posted Information.
Law Enforcement and Posted
may provide information you submit to this Site to law enforcement authorities.
As noted in the
of Use PowerBrick intends to cooperate with any order or request from law
enforcement officials or a court of competent jurisdiction for information as to
the identity of individuals submitting or posting information to PowerBrick or on
Another exception applies to any information you decide to post in one of the
Site's public forums. See Public Forums. Finally,
notifications of claimed copyright infringement, counter notifications or other
information submitted to and necessary to process a notification under a
Aggregation and Use of Anonymous
PowerBrick does aggregate all information provided by
you to create anonymous statistical and demographic data. This anonymous data
helps PowerBrick to understand and know its customer base better. That anonymous
data may be provided to third parties but never in such a fashion as to identify
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Forums for Posted Information
Certain portions of the Site are designed to offer
you the opportunity to post information on the Site, including but not limited
to information about yourself ("Posted Information"); see
of Use). For example, you may be permitted to post your resume information
on the Site, or post messages in any chat rooms, message boards, mailing lists,
and/or news groups this Site makes available to its users.
Please remember that any Posted Information becomes
public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose
your personal information. If you decide to post any information, that Posted
Please see the
of Use, including but not limited to Section 2:
Information, for additional terms applicable to Posted Information.
Links to Other Sites and
This Site contains links to other sites not operated
by PowerBrick. PowerBrick is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content
of those web sites. Please be sure to review the privacy policies of those
This Site may display advertisements and/or links to
third parties. These advertisements or links may contain cookies placed by those
third parties. PowerBrick is not responsible for those advertisements, the web
sites to which they are linked, or how any other linked sites, may use their own
cookies or information. For example, cookies received with banner ads may be
collected by the company posting the ad on our Site. Again, please refer to that
Surveys and Contests/Sweepstakes
From time to time PowerBrick may make online surveys
available to users of the Site. Participation in those surveys is voluntary.
Some online surveys may ask participants for personal information, such as an
email address, in addition to requesting answers to survey questions. PowerBrick
may use that personal information to contact the participant if necessary, or as
otherwise described above. PowerBrick may make the results of any survey publicly
available, although PowerBrick will not attribute any particular response to you
without your permission.
On occasion PowerBrick may make available to users of
the Site contests, sweepstakes, or similar events in which they may qualify for
participation. Participation is always voluntary and subject to the applicable
rules. The rules may ask participants to provide personal information as a
condition of participation. PowerBrick may also make the winner's names public, as
provided in the applicable rules, or as required by applicable law. PowerBrick may
also use that information as described above. In some instances, the applicable
rules may contain additional or different uses for the information you provide;
please be sure to review those rules carefully before entering.
PowerBrick may permit a third party to sponsor a
survey, contest, sweepstakes, or other similar event ("third party event") with
PowerBrick, such as through posting it on the Site. Such third party events are
governed solely by any applicable rules, and may require you to provide
information to that third party as a condition for participation. While PowerBrick
PowerBrick is not responsible for the information gathered by that third party, and
PowerBrick reminds you to review the rules and privacy policies separately
applicable to those third party events.
No portion of the Site is directed at children
(defined as individuals age 13 and under) nor are children encouraged to use the
Site. PowerBrick does not knowingly solicit any personal information about
Generally speaking, this Site has security measures
in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information
under our control. Since the Site under general usage does not collect financial
information, PowerBrick uses the standard internet connections for those general
usage portions of the Site, without secured sockets.
This Site may provide certain additional, optional
services that may use additional security measures to protect the information,
such as financial information, provided by you to obtain the service. Those
additional security measures may vary, depending upon the particular service
offered. You will be informed of any specific security measures at the time you
register for a particular service. Please review that information for further
In some cases, you may be prompted to register with
the Site to undertake a particular Site activity or obtain a particular service.
As part of that registration, you may be asked to choose your own password.
PowerBrick reminds you to protect your password, and not provide it to others to
use. Allowing others to access and use your account and password can compromise
the security of your information. PowerBrick disclaims any responsibility or
obligation for your decision to provide your password to others.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
If and when PowerBrick makes changes to this Site,
already made about how PowerBrick can use your personal information. Because
Typically you accept to receive communications when
you submit information to the Site. If you wish to remove your information from
the Site registration database and no longer receive future communications or
use any services, you may do so through any of the methods described below.
Please note that it may take us a reasonable amount of time to process your
- The Profile section of this Site
may permit you to change a previous selection and decline to receive further
communications, or to delete your registration.
- A particular service may have an
Administration section that allows you to change any previous selections for
- You can send an email to
assistance in deleting/changing your prior selections.
This Site gives users the following options for
changing and modifying information previously provided.
- The Profile section of this Site
may permit a registered user to change or modify information previously
- A particular service may have an
Administration section that allows you to change or modify information you
previously provided for that service.
- You can send an email to
assistance in deleting/changing your prior selections.
CONTACTING THE WEB SITE
If you have any questions about this privacy
statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can
contact the Manager at the following address and email:
Manager, Website Strategy & Operations
PO Box 68-266
NOTICE TO EUROPEAN USERS
Please note that the information you enter on the
Site or otherwise provide to PowerBrick Technology, or its subsidiaries or
divisions, may be transferred outside of the European Economic Area, for
purposes of processing, by PowerBrick. a company located in Auckland
New Zealand, or its subsidiaries or PowerBrick's subsidiaries or divisions, or
authorized partners, located worldwide, in order to provide this Site and its
services to you. You are advised that the New Zealand uses a sectoral model of
privacy protection that relies on a mix of legislation, governmental regulation,
and self-regulation. You are further advised that the Council of the European
Union has found that this model does not provide "adequate" privacy protections
as contemplated by Article 25 of the European Union's Data Directive. (Directive
95/46/EC, 1995 O.J. (L 281) 31)
Article 26 of the European Union's Data Directive
allows for transfer of personal data from the European Union to a third country
if the individual has unambiguously given his consent to the transfer of
personal information, regardless of the third country's level of protection.
By agreeing to this Policy, you consent to the
transfer of all such information to New Zealand and the processing of that
information as described in this Policy.
PowerBrick intends to take reasonable precautions to
Site and by submitting information to this Site that your sole and exclusive
remedy against PowerBrick will be to have PowerBrick promptly correct the handling of
anyone to whom PowerBrick directly transferred any information of the correct
information or to cease using such information.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, PowerBrick AND
ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND DIVISIONS DISCLAIM ANY OTHER OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, OR
WARRANTY TO YOU FOR ANY OTHER ACTION, INACTION, OMISSION, OR OTHER ACTIVITY THAT
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL PowerBrick AND ITS
SUBSIDIARIES AND DIVISIONS, OR THEIR SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF USE DAMAGES OR LOST
PowerBrick AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND DIVISIONS, OR THEIR SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS TO
ADHERE TO IT, EVEN IF PowerBrick AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND DIVISIONS, OR THEIR
SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY DAMAGES.
BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES/JURISDICTIONS, THE RESPECTIVE LIABILITY OF PowerBrick
AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND DIVISIONS, OR THEIR SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS SHALL BE
LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Last Updated: Feb 25th, 2011