2.6 "DATA INTEGRITY AND PURPOSE LIMITATION" PRINCIPLE
Teradata will limit the Use of PII to that which is reasonably needed for valid/legitimate business purposes or to comply with applicable laws. Any such data will be obtained by us only through lawful and fair means.
Categories of cookies we use include:
- Strictly necessary (essential) cookies – These are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or help us to choose the right language for you.
- Analytical/performance cookies – These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are seeking easily.
- Functionality cookies – These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (e.g., language or country/region).
- Social Plug-Ins and Share Buttons. We also may use social plug-ins on or in connection with some of our Sites. When you visit a Site that contains a social plug-in and the social plug-in is selected or enabled, your browser establishes a direct connection to the social plug-in operator’s server. The social plug-in operator directly transfers the plug-in content to your browser. The social plug-in provider receives information about your access to sites. We have no influence on the data gathered by the plug-in operator. The Online Visitor is responsible for managing his or her privacy consents, settings and preferences, and addressing with the third-party operator, privacy issues that pertain to his or her use of, or plug-in with, third-party social media sites.
When visiting one of our Sites that contains a social plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to the respective social network’s servers enabling the respective social network to receive information about you having accessed our Site. We have no influence over the data gathered by the social plug-ins and have no knowledge of or control over the data gathered by the respective social network. To our knowledge, the embedded social plug-ins provide the respective social network with information that you have accessed our Site. If you are logged into the respective social network, your visit can be linked to your account. If you interact with the social plug-ins, the corresponding information will also be shared with the respective social network and linked to your account. Even if you are not logged into the respective network, there is the possibility that the social plug-ins transmit your IP-address to the respective social network.
For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by the respective social network, as well as your rights and ways to protect your privacy, please see the privacy notices of the respective social networks. While every attempt is made to validate and screen outside links that may be provided through our online Sites, we are not responsible for the content of any outside third-party web sites. Bulletin boards, blogs, wikis, chat rooms, exchanges, share sites, social media venues and similar “forums” (whether operated by or for us, or otherwise) often are open or accessible to others in the forums and may be open to the public or those who otherwise gain access to information posted on or through the forum. Your participation in such forums and what you disclose in such forums is totally your own choice. If you make that choice and include your PII in your posts, it may lead to use of your PII by others, and we will not responsible for any information you decide to make available on or through such forums, nor for any contacts of you by others as a result of your participation in, or your own disclosures on or through, such forums. We reserve the right to monitor such forums operated by, for or about us, and Use information legally posted on or through them. There should be no expectation of privacy by anyone with respect to the content of postings or disclosures he or she voluntarily makes on or through such forums.
- IP addresses and “clickstream” information. Some online clickstream data includes User Information. User Information is information about computers that interact with our systems. This includes:
- Web server logs. In the process of administering our Sites, we maintain and track usage through web server logs. These logs provide information such as what types of browsers are accessing our Sites, what pages receive high traffic, and the times of day our servers experience significant loads. We use Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to analyze trends, administer Sites, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We use this information to improve the content and navigation features of our Sites. Anonymous or aggregated forms of this data also may be used to identify future features and functions to develop for our Sites and to provide better service or a better user experience. We do not link this information with individually identifiable PII. We also reserve the right to, and may, share aggregated and anonymous information with third parties.
- Web beacons. We and third parties also may employ web beacons on or in connections with our Sites or in connection with e-mails and other electronic/digital communications we send, distribute, or have sent or distributed for us. Web beacons are tiny graphics with unique identifiers, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons typically are embedded invisibly on webpages and other online or electronic/digital documents and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Web beacons also may be used, for example, in an e-mail, newsletter or other electronic communication to determine if it has been opened by the user or if web links contained in it have been selected by the user. Where required by law, we will ask you for your explicit consent to the usage of web beacons by us and will not use them without your consent. We are not, however, responsible for any third-party deployment or usage of web beacons.
We also may use User Information to help us prevent and detect security threats, fraud or other malicious activity, and to ensure the proper functioning of our solutions, products and services.