Privacy Policy

We value your privacy. If you have any concerns please contact privacy@securityideals.com.

At Security Ideals we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Security Ideals LLC (“Security Ideals”) operates several websites including www.securityideals.com and multiple private clouds. It is Security Ideals’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites & services.  This policy is supplemented and altered by Non-Disclosure agreements in place between Security Ideals and clients actively receiving services.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Security Ideals collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Security Ideals’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Security Ideals’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Security Ideals may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the services we provide.  For instance: how many breaches we encountered in 2021 and what sort of exploits the attackers utilized.  This information is not personally or corporately identifying.  Security Ideals will never discuss the specifics of any engagement under any circumstances.

Security Ideals also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Security Ideals blogs. Security Ideals only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Security Ideals’ website choose to interact with Security Ideals in ways that require Security Ideals to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Security Ideals gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who post comments to Security Ideals blogs to use a real email address and name.  Those who engage in transactions with Security Ideals by purchasing a service or product are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Security Ideals collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Security Ideals. Security Ideals does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities and successfully purchasing services.

Aggregated Statistics
Security Ideals may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites and users of it’s services. For instance, Security Ideals may monitor the most popular blog posts, Security Ideals may display this information publicly or provide it to others.  Security Ideals will also collect aggregated report information to benefit the security community.  However, Security Ideals does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Security Ideals discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Security Ideals’s behalf or to provide services available to customers, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Security Ideals’ website & services, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Security Ideals will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Security Ideals discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when Security Ideals believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Security Ideals, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Security Ideals’ website and have supplied your email address, Security Ideals may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Security Ideals and our products. We primarily use our various product pages to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a contact email form or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Security Ideals takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Security Ideals uses cookies to help Security Ideals identify and track visitors, their usage of Security Ideals’ website, and their website access preferences. Security Ideals visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Security Ideals’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of Security Ideals’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If Security Ideals, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Security Ideals goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Security Ideals may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads
Security Ideals will not display or send you third party ads at any time.  If you experience any ads or ad related literature please contact us as your computer may be infected with malware.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Security Ideals may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Security Ideals’s sole discretion. Security Ideals encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have active services with Security Ideals, you should read e-mail updates we will provide. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:

  • August 4, 2019 Implemented new privacy policy
  • March 22, 2021 Policy was re-formatted to work with new website