Our Commitment to Your Privacy
Privacy is a concern for many internet users. It is also a concern for companies–NetStandard included–that are doing business on the web. NetStandard is committed to the privacy rights of our users, and we fully disclose our privacy policies so that visitors can understand what kind of information we capture and how we subsequently use that information. We assure these users that all personally identifiable information is managed with the utmost confidentiality, and we will never sell or share this information without prior permission from the user.
Personally Identifiable Information Gathered
We collect information about our users in two ways: implicitly and explicitly. We learn about our visitors implicitly through the use of Google Analytics and Act On Software, both of which are website activity analysis solutions. Additionally, we collect personal data in order to fulfill users’ requests for additional information on our product offerings.
These tools collect visitor information, such as user domain, browser and most popular pages. This information is based on each visit, not each user, and is stored in a database.
How We Use Visitor Information
The information we gather through Google Analytics and Act On Software is for the sole purpose of refining the content on our site. We use analytics data and the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads based on a users’ prior visits to our website. Site visitors may opt out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page, or they may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.
The forms on our site give visitors the opportunity to request services or request more information about our product offerings.
Links to Other Sites
Our site may contain links to other sites. Please remember that the privacy practices of these sites may differ from ours. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your interactions with this site, you can contact us using our online form.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
On October 12, 1998, the U.S. Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, ending many months of turbulent negotiations regarding its provisions. Two weeks later, on October 28th, President Clinton signed the Act into law.
The Act is designed to implement the treaties signed in December 1996 at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva conference, but also contains additional provisions addressing related matters.
As was the case with the ‘No Electronic Theft’ Act (1997), the bill was originally supported by the software and entertainment industries, and opposed by scientists, librarians, and academics.
– Makes it a crime to circumvent anti-piracy measures built into most commercial software.
– Outlaws the manufacture, sale, or distribution of code-cracking devices used to illegally copy software.
– Does permit the cracking of copyright protection devices, however, to conduct encryption research, assess product interoperability, and test computer security systems.
– Provides exemptions from anti-circumvention provisions for nonprofit libraries, archives, and educational institutions under certain circumstances.
– In general, limits Internet service providers from copyright infringement liability for simply transmitting information over the Internet.
– Service providers, however, are expected to remove material from users’ web sites that appears to constitute copyright infringement.
– Limits liability of nonprofit institutions of higher education — when they serve as online service providers and under certain circumstances — for copyright infringement by faculty members or graduate students.
– Requires that “webcasters” pay licensing fees to record companies.
– Requires that the Register of Copyrights, after consultation with relevant parties, submit to Congress recommendations regarding how to promote distance education through digital technologies while “maintaining an appropriate balance between the rights of copyright owners and the needs of users.”
– States explicitly that “[n]othing in this section shall affect rights, remedies, limitations, or defenses to copyright infringement, including fair use…”
Addition Resource Material – Digital Millennium Copyright Act:
Full Text of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The U.S. Copyright Office Report on Distance Education Pursuant to Section 403 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act – May 1999
The U.S. Copyright Office’s Final Rule on Exemptions to the Anti-Circumvention Provisions of the Act – October 2000