We at Sun Microsystems, Inc. and our affiliated companies worldwide (“Sun”) are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address, an e-mail address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit Sun’s web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.
If you choose to provide us with your Personal Information on the web, we may transfer that Information, within Sun or to Sun’s third party service providers, across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
Some of our web pages utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the web site.
To protect your privacy, we have adopted the following principles:
Where Sun collects Personal Information on the web, we intend to post a purpose statement that explains why Personal Information will be collected and whether we plan to share such Personal Information outside of Sun or those working on Sun’s behalf. Sun does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on Sun’s behalf unless such transfer is legally required.
You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to Sun. The notice we intend to provide where Sun collects Personal Information on the web should help you to make this choice. If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still visit most of Sun’s web sites, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers and services that involve our interaction with you.
If you chose to have a relationship with Sun, such as a contractual or other business relationship or partnership, we will naturally continue to contact you in connection with that business relationship.
Wherever your Personal Information may be held within Sun or on its behalf, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.
To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, Sun wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. Where we collect Personal Information from you on the web, our goal is to provide a means of contacting Sun should you need to update or correct that Information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible, you may send updates and corrections about your Personal Information to Privacy@sun.com and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable.
THIRD PARTY SERVICES
Third parties provide certain services available on Sun.com on Sun’s behalf. Sun may provide information, including Personal Information, that Sun collects on the web to third party service providers to help us deliver programs, products, information and services. Service providers are also an important means by which Sun maintains its web site and mailing lists. Sun will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on Sun’s behalf.
Sun does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on Sun’s behalf unless such transfer is legally required. Similarly, it is against Sun’s policy to sell Personal Information collected online without consent.
Sun.com is not structured to attract children. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect Personal Information from anyone we know to be under 13 years of age.
We are committed to privacy and through our membership in the Online Privacy Alliance, are actively involved in and support current industry initiatives to preserve individual privacy rights on the Internet. Protecting your privacy on-line is an evolving area, and Sun’s web sites are constantly evolving to meet these demands.