CIVICTechnologies, Inc. (CIVIC) values the privacy of those who visit our Web sites and register for our software and services online. It is important for you to understand when and why we collect personally identifiable information and how it may be used. This Privacy Policy describes CIVIC's data collection and use policies. Please read the entire Privacy Policy before providing any personally identifiable information to us.

CIVIC collects personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, only if you provide this information to us voluntarily. The voluntary information we collect is used for internal verification to complete transactions, ensure appropriate legal use of licensed CIVIC software, provide notification to licensees about updates to CIVIC's and our Affiliates' software, data, services, and to help provide technical and product support to our users. Where appropriate, CIVIC may pass this data to a CIVIC Affiliate whose software, data, and services provide solutions to meet your needs. Our Affiliates are also committed to protecting personally identifiable information as described in their privacy statements/policies.

CIVIC may also use your name, address, and e-mail to send you marketing materials, user conference information, and newsletters unless you notify us that you do not want to receive these materials. Occasionally, CIVIC uses the services of bonded mailing houses that are authorized to use your personally identifiable data only for the benefit of CIVIC and its Affiliates.

While browsing the CIVIC Web site, you may be able to access the Web sites of third parties through a hyperlink. CIVIC assumes no responsibility for the privacy practices at such third party Web sites and suggests you review the privacy statements/policies on such Web sites before sharing your personally identifiable data.

Certain information, such as the Internet protocol address of your computer, may be stored through the use of "cookies" intended to speed access to CIVIC information and services. A cookie is a short piece of data that can be used to tell us when you visit our Web sites and track your browsing habits. CIVIC does not use cookies to store information such as credit card numbers, telephone numbers, or other sensitive information. A cookie is not an executable program and cannot do anything to your machine. To maintai n your privacy, you can disable your browser's ability to accept cookies.

During the installation process for certain CIVIC software, information may be placed on your hard drive. This is done to enable the proper functioning of the software and ensure it is used only when properly licensed. Certain CIVIC sites and software installation may require registration to gain access to special services, license keys, or other features. This information will be used to provide support and deliver specialized services.

CIVIC also collects personally identifiable information you provide when you order and register software, data, or services; enter contests; order newsletters; register for training or conferences; or make requests that require a direct response to you.

CIVIC will contact you or send you marketing information about software or services unless you notify CIVIC that you do not wish to receive it. You may notify us by sending an e-mail to as indicated below. Keep in mind, however, that you may not receive information on other valuable information as a result of your election to be removed from mailing lists.

Other than as described in this Privacy Policy, CIVIC will not disclose your personally identifiable information unless 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, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of CIVIC, or (3) as part of a transfer of assets to a successor in interest.

Except as stated herein, CIVIC's corporate policy is not to rent, sell, or otherwise permit access by third parties to databases composed of your personally identifiable information.

CIVIC will permit you to access information about you in our database by contacting If you believe any of the information is incorrect or needs updating, please advise us. We will correct our records upon verification of the requested change.

If you no longer wish to receive e-mail or postal notifications about software, services, or special promotions, please let us know by sending an e-mail to us at and specifying that you do not want to receive these notifications. Please provide us with your exact name and address as well as a description of the publication or mail piece you received. We will use reasonable efforts to refrain from including you when sending marketing materials to CIVIC clients by noting your election in our database.

CIVIC will take reasonable and prudent precautions to ensure that your personally identifiable data is protected against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

If you believe for any reason that CIVIC has not followed these principles, please contact us at, and CIVIC will act promptly to investigate, correct as appropriate, and advise you of the correction. Please identify the issue as a Privacy Policy concern in your communication to CIVIC.