Your Privacy Assured

Personal privacy is a priority for SavoirSoft

It is of the utmost importance to SavoirSoft that our members' identities remain private and their intellectual property is protected to preserve our members' trust and confidence.  Members can be absolutely assured that SavoirSoft adheres to the following principles to protect your privacy:

  • We never share, rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for ANY purpose.
  • We never share your contact information with other SavoirSoft members without your consent.
  • We use all industry standard protocols and technologies to secure your sensitive information.
Please see our Privacy Policy below for more details.  Feel free to contact us with questions, suggestions, or concerns you may have about SavoirSoft's Privacy Policy at: legalbeagles@savoirsoft.com.

Privacy Policy

Children are not eligible to become SavoirSoft members or to use our Service, and we ask that minors (those persons under the age of 18) not submit any personal information to us or use the site.

Notice of all changes that materially affect ways in which your personally identifiable data may be used or shared will be posted in updates to our Privacy Policy.  If you continue to use the SavoirSoft Service after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the changed practices. Please read this privacy policy to learn more about:

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected by SavoirSoft.
  2. How the information is used, and with whom the information may be shared.
  3. How you can access and change your membership account information.
  4. What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by SavoirSoft.
  5. How to contact us.

SavoirSoft participates in the EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework as set forth by the United States Department of Commerce.  As part of our participation in the safe harbor, we have agreed to dispute resolutions relating to our compliance with the Safe Harbor Privacy Framework.  If you have any complaints regarding our compliance with the Safe Harbor you should first contact us at:  membersupport@savoirsoft.com.

Ultimately, you are responsible for the security of your SavoirSoft login name ("SavoirName"), password, and security information.  Please take care to store your SavoirName, your membership account password, and your security information separately, or better yet, choose a password and security information that you don't need to write down at all.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

Registration:
You must first create an account on the SavoirSoft website in order to become a SavoirSoft member.  To create an account, you are required to provide the following contact information: your full name, email address, billing address, country, ZIP/postal code, month and year of birth, gender; and then create a password that only you know and answer two (2) security questions.

Profile Information:
Once a member, you may optionally provide additional information in the Profile section describing your skills, professional experiences, and educational background. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find other experts and knowledgeable members in the SavoirSoft website.

Author Registration:
Author registration is required in order to license your intellectual property and offer such works to other SavoirSoft members through the SavoirSoft website.  Author registration is NOT necessary if you do not license such works through SavoirSoft by becoming a SavoirAuthor.  To create a SavoirAuthor Account, however, you are required to provide the following additional information: your current mailing address for royalty payment purposes, and your valid tax identification number from the country you identified in your membership registration for regulatory tax reporting requirements.

Champion Registration:
SavoirChampions™ are SavoirSoft members who have qualified and elected to join a select team of other SavoirSoft members.  SavoirChampions™ have the knowledge and expertise to effectively promote one or more SavoirRepertoires™.  They earn Contribuant Dividend Credits ("CDC's") for developing the membership and sponsorship of those repertoires they represent.  Champion registration is only required of SavoirChampion™ members.  Champion registration is not necessary if you are not eligible or if you do not want to join SavoirChampions™.  To create a SavoirChampion™ Account you are required to provide the following additional information: the trade and vocational schools and/or colleges or universities and years you attended, and Degrees you attained, the types and number of years of your professional or trade experience, licenses and certifications attained, and specific skills you possess.

Cookies & Log Files:
Like most web sites, SavoirSoft uses cookies and web log files to track site usage.  A cookie is a tiny data file which resides on your computer which allows SavoirSoft to recognize you as a member when you return to our site using the same computer and web browser.  Unfortunately, you will not be able to use our website if your browser settings do not allow cookies.  Like the information you enter at registration or in your Profile, cookie and log file data is used to customize your experience on the Site.

One type of cookie, called a "session" cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the SavoirSoft site.  Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.  Another type of cookie, known as a "persistent" cookie, is set once you've logged in to your SavoirSoft account.  The next time you visit the SavoirSoft website, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing member so you will not need to log in before using the service.  In order to access or change any of your private information (like a credit card number), however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie. Additionally, you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account if you previously logged out of the SavoirSoft site.

Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the SavoirSoft website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave SavoirSoft.  We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP.  This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the SavoirSoft service.  The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.

Web Beacons:
We allow only SavoirSoft sponsoring companies, called SavoirPatrons™, to serve advertisements to SavoirSoft members.  SavoirPatron™ ad networks may include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms.  SavoirSoft may "target" some ads to members that fit a certain general profile - for example, "micro- biologists in Maine."  SavoirSoft does NOT use personally identifiable information to target ads.

To deliver these ads properly, SavoirSoft may include a file, called a web beacon, from our SavoirPatron™ ad networks within pages served by SavoirSoft so the SavoirPatron™ may provide anonymous, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for themselves as well as to target ads to you while you visit other websites.  Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the SavoirPatron™ ad network's servers, SavoirPatrons™ can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

These general targets may also be used by SavoirPatron™ to display targeted ads on other websites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads.  You will never see additional ads as a result of being a SavoirSoft member and SavoirSoft never provides personally identifiable information to any advertiser or any third party.  Also, you may opt-out of using Web beacons in SavoirSoft pages that you view and placing of a cookie by ad networks in your browser.  To opt-out, go to the "Advertising" section at the bottom of your "mySavoirPage," then change the setting there to "No".

In addition, SavoirSoft uses the technology to serve ads only when you visit our site.  This technology uses non-personal information, such as your state or zip code, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you while you use SavoirSoft.  In the course of serving advertisements to this site, SavoirSoft places or recognizes unique "Ad Cookies" on your browser.  If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by SavoirSoft, please click here.  Note that when you opt-out of these special SavoirSoft Ad Cookies, a special SavoirSoft "Opt-out Cookie" will replace SavoirSoft's Ad Cookies.  If you ever delete these cookies on your browser, you will need to again opt-out of the SavoirSoft Ad Cookies.  You will lose the benefit of receiving ads that are more targeted to your interests if you opt-out.

Information Use

SavoirSoft™ is an Internet micro-publishing platform dedicated to helping all kinds of artists, professionals, trade persons, journalists, authors, and academics; and all types of publishers more effectively connect and network with the world to offer talent, gather information, report on current events, solve problems, answer questions; and to exchange, share and sell their practical expertise and skill.  SavoirSoft members are united in developing and expanding the most comprehensive on-line talent and knowledge network to help our global community access, collaborate, advance, and apply the world's collective genius for the world's greater benefit.

The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on this site is used to help you describe your knowledge, background, talent, collaboration objectives, and to help you market your expertise, skills, mastery, and publications to other members.  Other information that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected by SavoirSoft from this site - such as, by way of example, patterns of utilization - and is exclusively owned by us.  This information can be utilized by us in such manner as SavoirSoft, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.

SavoirSoft Communications:
SavoirSoft will communicate with you through email and notices posted on our website.  These include a series of up to six (6) welcome emails which help inform new members about various features of the service, and announcements to members about new features, surveys, contests, and recruiting of the service.  Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from SavoirSoft related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another member is seeking your expertise, talent, or publications.  SavoirSoft may send you promotional information unless you have opted out of receiving such information.  If you wish to opt-out of receiving promotional emails, please send a request to:   membersupport@savoirsoft.com.

  • Surveys:  Member's contact information is used to contact the member when necessary, and demographic and profile data is collected at our site.  We use this data to tailor our member's experience at our site, providing them with services or showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.  We aggregate this data for developing marketing programs, and share this information with advertisers on an aggregate basis only.  For instance, some of our online surveys may ask members for contact and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level).  We aggregate this data from our surveys to send information about our company and promotional materials to some of our partners.
  • Contests:  We run contests on our site in which we ask members for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level).  The member's contact information is also used to contact the member when necessary.  If the member is a contest winner, we will send the member an email to notify them of their winnings.  To retrieve winnings, members may respond to the following email address, contests@savoirsoft.com. We offer contests that may require certain personally identifiable information.  Because the rules and terms of each promotion vary, all information about the contest is posted during the Terms and Conditions of the event.
  • Recruiting:  If a member elects to use our referral service for informing a friend of our site, we ask them for their friend's name and email address. SavoirSoft will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site.  SavoirSoft does not store these email addresses and names.
  • Customized Content:  Information you provide at registration or in your Profile section is also used to customize your experience on the SavoirSoft Site.  For example, when you log into your account, we display any alerts that are specific to your membership account.

INFORMATION SHARING

Sharing Information with Third Parties:  SavoirSoft takes the privacy of our members very seriously.  We NEVER share, sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties or to SavoirSoft members for marketing purposes.  We will only provide your personally identifiable information to carry out your specific instructions when you request specific services.  For instance, we use a credit card processing company to bill members for membership, services, and licensing fees.  These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.

SavoirSoft offers a "public profile" feature which allows members to publish portions of their SavoirSoft profile, including your "SavoirName", but not your "email address" to the public Internet.  Members may opt-out of this feature.  However, SavoirSoft does not warrant how third-party search engines will update their cache.

SavoirSoft may provide aggregated data about the usage of our services to third-parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate.  SavoirSoft may segment members by groups (i.e. practitioners, consultants, academics), industry, geographic location, company.  If you would like to be excluded from the aggregated research or products based upon aggregated data about our members' activities on the site, please contact membersupport@savoirsoft.com.

Partnering with Other Organizations to Offer Combined Services:  SavoirSoft partners with other online services to give you the combined results of both services. It will be your choice to make use of the combined services or not whenever we offer such combined services.  In these cases, your personally identifiable information will only be passed from SavoirSoft to the partner if you choose to use the combined service.

Communications Between Members:
 Electronic collaboration you initiate through SavoirSoft, for example, an answer to another member's question or a request for information to a SavoirForum™ or SavoirSymposium™, will not list your email address but will provide your SavoirName in the header of the message.  Electronic collaboration you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your site usage - for instance, how often you contribute to Forums or Symposiums - but will never list members to whom you're directly connected.  Other communications that you initiate through the SavoirSoft website, like a request for contact, will list your SavoirName as the initiator but will not include your personal contact information.  Your contact information will only be shared with another member if BOTH of you have indicated you want to establish contact with each other.

Legal Disclaimer:  It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law.  We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

ACCESSING AND CHANGING YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION

You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your SavoirSoft membership account, at any time by logging into your account on the SavoirSoft website and editing the information on your mySavoirPage.

You may also cancel your SavoirSoft Membership Services and close your account through the SavoirSoft website.  To close your account and cancel your SavoirSoft Member Services, please go to your mySavoirPage and follow the directions of the online cancellation process, or send an email to cancel@savoirsoft.com. with a brief description of why you wish to cancel.  Please send your request using the email account that you have registered with SavoirSoft under your name.  You will receive a response to requests sent to cancel@savoirsoft.com. within three business days of our receiving it.

If you close your SavoirSoft account, we will remove your SavoirName and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable data.  We may retain certain data contributed by you if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as sending you your earned royalties if you are a SavoirAuthor; analysis of aggregated, non-personally-identifiable data, account recovery; or if required by law.  All retained data will continue to be subject to the terms of the SavoirSoft Privacy Policy that you have previously agreed to.

SECURITY

In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on SavoirSoft is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by "secure socket layer" (SSL) encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our web site.  To protect any data you store on our servers we also regularly audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

SavoirSoft may update this privacy policy.  In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your personally identifiable information, we will display a notice on this site. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your membership account.

Questions or Comments:  If you have questions or comments about your membership or this privacy policy, please email us at membersupport@savoirsoft.com. or contact us at:  (408) 419-1902 or;

SavoirSoft Corporation
Attn: Privacy Policy Issues
297 Kingbury Grade, Suite 1113
Lake Tahoe, NV 89449-4470

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