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Privacy Policy

Geosoft is committed to safeguarding and respecting the individual's privacy on the Internet.

What types of information Geosoft collects and why?

IP Addresses
We may use your IP address (not your e-mail address) to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, or to gather broad demographic information.

eMail Addresses
If you give us your e-mail address, we will communicate with you via e-mail. Geosoft does not and will not share your e-mail address with others outside of Geosoft and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

Geosoft uses a technology called "cookies". Cookies, which are small text files recorded in a user's hard drive, are used to enhance the user experience and deliver personalized content. Cookies allow sites to "remember" users across pages of a site and across multiple visits to a site. Geosoft uses cookies to help deliver information specific to your interests, or to save your having to re-enter your password each time you visit our Web site. Cookies also allow Geosoft to better analyze our Web site traffic patterns so that we can enhance our Web offering. Advertising networks that serve ads onto our Web site may also use their own cookies. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a Web site's functionality if you do so.

You may choose to fill out a registration form on our Web site with contact information (for example, your name, company name and address) that we or our business partners may need. This information is used to send you requested information or products, to contact you with other product information, news or promotions, ensure proper delivery and billing of our products and services, and to learn more about the interests of our Web visitors like yourself in the features of our products and Web sites.

Third Party Services or Registration
Geosoft may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and [providing customer service]. These other companies may have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any third party.

Online Surveys
Geosoft may, from time to time, conduct online surveys. Geosoft' surveys may ask you for demographic information, such as ZIP code or country name. If the online survey collects contact data, Geosoft may use that data to send you additional information only if we specifically asked for your permission in the survey. You are free to opt-out of receiving future mailing at any time. For more details, check out the Choice/Opt-Out section below.

Demographic and User Profile Data
Geosoft may use demographic or user profile data we collect to tailor your Web experience, showcase content that we think may interest you, and display information that matches your preferences. This data also give Geosoft an insight into your needs and interests.

Sharing information
Geosoft will not trade, rent or sell your personal information, your survey responses or any other specific details about you or your company. Geosoft may provide statistical information to reputable parties about the visitors to our Web site, however, these statistics will not include any personal or private information that identifies you.

Security on the Web
While Geosoft will do its best to ensure the security of your information on our systems. no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your information, Geosoft and its subsidiaries cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.

Links to other Sites
Geosoft' Web site provides links to external sites as a convenience to you. The inclusion of any link does not imply Geosoft' endorsement of any other company, its site, or the products and services it sells. Geosoft is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other Web sites.

Your responsibilities
The information you provide Geosoft and any other activity you conduct through Geosoft's Web sites shall not: (a) violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (b) shall not be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully harassing, threatening, abusive, hateful or obscene; (c) shall not impair the privacy of communications; (d) shall not constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability; (e) shall not cause technical disturbances to our Websites or network, including, but not limited to, introduction of viruses, worms, or other destructive mechanisms; (f)shall not constitute deceptive on-line marketing. If you become aware of any such activities, you should immediately notify us and take all appropriate actions to cause such activities to cease. Geosoft reserves the right to take any such action with respect to such information that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion if we believe it may create liability for Geosoft, including the suspension of your access to our Websites and network. Geosoft and its subsidiaries will fully cooperate with law enforcement and other governmental agencies to identify those individuals who use our Web sites for fraudulent or other illegal activities.