Legal and Privacy Policy

Legal and Privacy Policy

Introduction

The materials (“Materials”) contained in Circus Ponies Software, Inc’s (“Circus Ponies”) websites are provided by Circus Ponies and may be used for informational purposes only. By downloading any of the Materials contained in any of Circus Ponies’ sites, you agree to the terms and provisions as outlined in this legal notice. If you do not agree to them, do not use this site or download Materials.

Ownership of Materials

The information contained in this site is copyrighted and may not be distributed, modified, or reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of Circus Ponies Software, Inc. The images from this site may not be reproduced in any form without the prior advance written consent of Circus Ponies Software, Inc.

Trademark Information

Circus Ponies, the Circus Ponies logo, NoteBook, and the NoteBook logos and icons are trademarks of Circus Ponies Software, Inc. All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Copyright Information

A copyright is a property right in an original work of authorship. Copyright is recognized in most countries of the world by statutory copyright laws.

Copyright exists in the expression of an idea, but not the idea itself. Copyrightable expressions can take many forms but are usually categorized as literary, musical, dramatic, pantomime and choreography, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, computer programs, motion pictures, and sound recordings.

Circus Ponies’ Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy

Circus Ponies or any of its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new or improved products or technologies, product enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names. Please do not send any original creative artwork, suggestions or other works. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when Circus Ponies’ products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to Circus Ponies. So, please do not send your unsolicited ideas to Circus Ponies or anyone at Circus Ponies. If, despite our request that you not send us your ideas, you still send them, then regardless of what your letter says, the following terms shall apply to your idea submission.

Terms of Idea Submission

You agree that: (1) your ideas will automatically become the property of Circus Ponies, without compensation to you, and (2) Circus Ponies can use the ideas for any purpose and in any way, even give them to others.

Product Feedback

Circus Ponies does welcome your feedback regarding our products. If you want to send us your feedback, and we hope you do, we simply request that you send e-mail to feedback@circusponies.com. Please provide only specific feedback on Circus Ponies’ existing products or marketing strategies; do not include any ideas that Circus Ponies’ policy will not permit us to accept or consider.

Software and Documentation Information

Software

Use of the software from this site is subject to the software license terms set forth in Circus Ponies Software, Inc. Software License. The software license agreement is available for review in our products as well as whenever software is downloaded at this site.

Documentation

Any person is hereby authorized to: a) store documentation on a single computer for personal use only and b) print copies of documentation for personal use provided that the documentation contains Circus Ponies’ copyright notice.

Third Party Companies and Products

Mention of third-party products, companies and web sites on the Circus Ponies web site is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Circus Ponies assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance or use of these products or vendors. Circus Ponies provides this only as a convenience to our users. Circus Ponies has not tested any software found on these sites and makes no representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software found there. There are dangers inherent in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Circus Ponies assumes no responsibility with regard to the performance or use of these products. Make sure that you completely understand the risks before retrieving any software on the Internet. All third party products must be ordered directly from the vendor, and all licenses and warranties, if any, take place between you and the vendor.

Links to Other Web Sites

Circus Ponies makes no representation whatsoever regarding the content of any other web sites which you may access from the Circus Ponies website. When you access a non-Circus Ponies website, please understand that it is independent from Circus ponies and that Circus Ponies has no control over the content on that website. A link to a non-Circus Ponies web site does not mean that Circus Ponies endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such website.

Feedback and Information

Any feedback you provide at this site shall be deemed to be non-confidential. Circus Ponies shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.

Warranties and Disclaimers

Circus Ponies Software, Inc. intends for the information and data contained in the Circus Ponies website to be accurate and reliable, however, since the information and data have been compiled by Circus Ponies from a variety of sources, it is provided “as is.” CIRCUS PONIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER RELATING TO OR REFERENCED BY THE CIRCUS PONIES WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR SATISFACTORY QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON INFRINGEMENT.

Customer Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to Circus Ponies. We strive to keep your personal information confidential. By ensuring that you are aware of and understand the Circus Ponies Customer Privacy Policy, we can provide you with better service. Please take a moment to read the following policy to learn how we handle your personal information.

Why we collect personal information

Circus Ponies collects and uses your personal information to give you outstanding customer service, to provide you with convenient access to our products and services, and to make a wider range of offerings available to you. In addition, we use your personal information to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers, and other information we think you’d like to hear about. From time to time, we may also use your personal information to contact you to participate in a market research survey, so that we can gauge customer satisfaction and develop better products.

Because we value your privacy rights and your attention, we try to send out e-mail only when (a) you have requested that we do so (as for example, when you submit a technical support problem or subscribe to our press release mailing list), or (2) we believe that there is a compelling reason for you to hear from us (as for example, when an upgrade or interim release of a Circus Ponies product becomes available).

How we collect personal information

We collect information about you in several ways. For example, we might ask for your contact information when you correspond with us, call us to make a purchase or request service, or participate in an online survey. In addition, when you register a new Circus Ponies product, or ask to be included in an e-mail mailing list, we collect and store the information you provide in a secure database.

When we disclose personal information

Circus Ponies uses your personal information only in accordance with the Circus Ponies Customer Privacy Policy.

Circus Ponies works with other companies that help us provide Circus Ponies products and services to you, and we may provide your personal information to these companies. For example, we give shipping companies this information so they can deliver your products efficiently. The information they receive is for shipping and delivery purposes only, and we require that the companies safeguard your personal information in accordance with Circus Ponies’ policies.

At times we may be required by law or legal process to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we believe that disclosure is necessary for the public interest.

How we protect your personal information

Circus Ponies safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser.

The Circus Ponies Store uses industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is required. To make purchases from the Circus Ponies Store, you must use an SSL-enabled browser. This protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it is transmitted over the Internet.

Collecting other personal information

When you browse Circus Ponies’ website, you are able to do so anonymously. Generally, we don’t collect personal information when you browse – not even your e-mail address. Your browser, however, does automatically tell us the type of computer and operating system you are using.

Like many websites, the Circus Ponies website uses “cookie” technology. When you first connect to our site, the cookie identifies your browser with a unique, random number. The cookies we use do not reveal any personal information about you, except perhaps your first name so we can welcome you on your next visit. Cookies help us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how long they spend there. We also use cookies to study traffic patterns on our site so we can make the site better.

Our companywide commitment to privacy

To make sure your personal information remains confidential, we communicate these privacy guidelines to every Circus Ponies employee. In addition, Circus Ponies participates in industry initiatives such as the Online Privacy Alliance to preserve privacy rights on the Internet and in all aspects of electronic commerce.

Circus Ponies does not knowingly solicit personal information from children or send them requests for personal information.

Circus Ponies’ website may contain links to other sites. Circus Ponies does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

If we are going to use your personal information differently from that stated at the time of collection, we will try to contact you via e-mail using the most recent information we have. If you have not given us permission to communicate with you, you will not be contacted, nor will we use your personal information in a new manner.

The Circus Ponies Customer Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time. We encourage you to review the privacy policy regularly for any changes.

If you have questions or concerns about Circus Ponies’ collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please e-mail us at info@circusponies.com.

Legal Contacts

If you have any questions concerning the usage or licensing of Circus Ponies trademarks, patents, or copyrights, contact us by e-mail at info@circusponies.com.

The information contained in this web site is subject to change without notice.

Copyright © 2005-2012 Circus Ponies Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Circus Ponies Software, Inc.
1112 Montana Ave. #849
Santa Monica, CA 90403
USA

Updated on January 22, 2012

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