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We collect Personal Information directly from individuals, from third parties, and automatically through our Websites. You do not have to provide us your Personal Information. However, if you choose not to disclose certain information, we will not be able to provide you with access to certain services or products, including account registration, mailing lists, forum registration, or participation in certain aspects of our standards.
Automatically Collected Information: We collect information about all visitors to our website including the visitor's browser type, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested, and the date and time of each visitor request. We also collect the potentially personally-identifying Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
Account and Profile Information: Users may use or register for one or more of our free services on our Websites including forums, wikis, development tools (e.g., Bugzilla, Subversion), job board, news and event submissions, training and course submissions and mailing lists. Personal Information collected on the Websites includes profiles, avatars, photographs, names, unique identifiers (e.g., social media handles or usernames), contact and billing information (e.g., email address, company name, job title, websites, postal address, telephone).
User Content: We collect and store the information and content that you post to the Websites, including your questions, answers, comments, forum, wiki, mailing list and various form content and responses to surveys. Please see the section 'Publicly Available Information' to learn how the information you post will be viewed on our websites.
Communications: When you communicate with us (via email, phone, through the forms on our Websites or otherwise), we may maintain a record of your communication. Personal Information we may collect from online forms (e.g.: Job board, Training courses, code of conduct help, meetup support request) includes name, email, address, telephone, company name, job title, website URLs, physical location, comments and unique identifiers (e.g., social media handles or usernames).
In addition to the information under 'Information from users with and without accounts', we may also collect the following Personal Information from Members, Adopters and Advisors:
Contact Information: When you join Khronos as a Member, Adopter or Advisor, or you purchase other services or wares from Khronos, the Personal Information that we collect and store includes: name, company name, physical address, email address and telephone numbers ("Contact Information").
Financial Information: When you join Khronos as a Member or an Adopter, or you purchase other services or wares from Khronos, you supply specific Personal Information that makes it possible for Us to receive money from you. We will collect and store Contact Information, details about payments to and from you (e.g.: transactional data) and other details related to the products or services purchased.
Agreements: When you wish to gain access to certain restricted services, completed and signed agreements will be required. We will collect and store Personal Information which is included in these agreements (e.g. Contact Information, signatory title, company address, telephone, fax, email, signature, signatory title, employee names and email addresses).
Services: When you use certain services, in addition to the Personal Information collected in the agreements, we may also collect and store the following Personal Information: Contact Information, username, password, unique identifiers (e.g., GitHub username, social media handles or usernames).
Certificates: Khronos Members and Adopters may file certificates (e.g.: IP Disclosure, WG Exclusion) which contain Contact Information.
Payment Information: To purchase Services (including registering for events, training), users may be asked to be directed to a third-party site, such as PayPal or Stripe, to pay for their purchases. If applicable, the third-party site may collect payment information directly to facilitate a transaction. Khronos generally only records the result of the transaction and any references to the transaction record provided by the third-party site.
Event Registrations: When you register for one of our events (e.g., face-to- face meetings) to participate as an attendee, a speaker or a sponsor, we collect Personal Information that includes Contact Information, sessions attending, and other information. We may optionally collect Personal Information such as likes, interests, dietary restrictions, and other background information. In addition, if you provide it, we may collect Personal Information about disabilities, medical conditions and allergies in order to provide appropriate accommodations for attendees.
Khronos processes users' Personal Information for the following legal bases:
Performance of a Contract: The use of your Personal Information may be necessary to perform the contract that you have with us. For example, if you use our Websites, contribute to a project, create a profile, post content or comment through our Websites, or request information through our Websites, we will use your Personal Information to carry out our obligation to complete and administer that contract or request.
Legitimate Business Interests: We use your Personal Information for our legitimate business interests, such as providing you with access to products and services on our Websites, communication with members, users and the public, to improve and promote our Websites, and for administrative, security, fraud prevention and legal purposes.
Comply with a legal obligation: The use of your Personal Information me be necessary to comply with legal obligations and requests (e.g. to comply with laws that compel us to disclose information to public authorities, courts, law enforcement or regulators, maintain records for a certain period, or maintain records demonstrating enforcement and sublicensing of our trademarks and those of our projects.), and as part of our general business and legal operations (e.g., accounting, record keeping, and for other business administration purposes), and as necessary to establish, exercise and defend (actual and potential) legal claims.
Consent: We may rely on your consent to use your Personal Information for certain direct marketing purposes, such as sending you newsletter updates about Khronos products. You may withdraw your consent at any time through the unsubscribe method provided with each platform or by contacting our information privacy manager.
We use different methods to collect Personal Information from and about you, including:
Direct interactions: You may give us your Personal Information by filling in forms or by corresponding with us. This includes Personal Information you provide when you enter into agreements, register on our Websites, subscribe to our mailing lists or newsletter, register for or participate in our events, on rosters, submission documents, records of meeting attendance, and participation lists, request marketing to be sent to you, fill out other forms, provide us with feedback or questions, participate in development tools, participate on our forums or otherwise engage in networking activities.
Through automated technologies or interactions: As you interact with our Websites and Communications, we may automatically collect technical and usage data that may be considered personal in nature.
Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive information about you from various third parties and public sources, including from analytics providers, search information providers, third-party forums, administrative, technical, payment and delivery service providers, third-party websites and repositories, technological systems to help detect and address anomalous activity and to screen content to prevent abuse, and certain data aggregators for spam protection and other purposes.
We will only use your Personal Information as permitted by law. Most commonly, we will use your Personal Information where we need to perform a contract we have with you or where necessary to provide services you requested, where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests and where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
We do not share, sell, rent, or trade Personal Information with third parties for their commercial purposes, except where you have specifically told us to (such as by purchasing from the Khronos online store, or registering for an event).
We do not host advertising on Khronos. We may occasionally embed content from third-party sites, such as YouTube, and that content may include ads. While we try to minimize the number of ads our embedded content contains, we can't always control what third parties show.
We do share Personal Information with Khronos members and support staff in order to fulfill legitimate business purposes such as communications between users, Members, Adopters and Advisors, technical support, mailing list communications, and organizing events and tradeshows.
We use various third-party services to allow us to improve user, member and adopter experience on our Websites and as part of our legitimate business interests.
Areas of our Websites are public-facing. If your Personal Information is public-facing, third parties may access and use it, such as by viewing your profile, repositories, forum content or mailing lists. We do not sell that information. However, we do allow third parties, such as research organizations or archives, to compile public-facing information. Other third parties, such as data brokers, have been known to scrape our Websites and compile data as well.
Your Personal Information, associated with your content, could be gathered by third parties in these compilations of Khronos data. If you do not want your Personal Information to appear in third-parties' compilations of Khronos data, please do not use the products or services on our Websites which are publicly available and be sure to configure your email address to be private in your user profile where permissible and in your git commit settings.
Khronos does not intentionally collect sensitive Personal Information, such as social security numbers, genetic data, health information, or religious information. Although Khronos does not request or intentionally collect any sensitive Personal Information, we realize that users might store this kind of information in a forum, mailing list, issue tracker or repository. If you store any sensitive Personal Information on Khronos' servers, you are consenting to our storage of that information on our servers, which are located in the United States.
Khronos does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from or about children under 13. If it is discovered that any information from a child under 13 is collected in violation of this policy, such information will be removed immediately. If you believe our Websites have information from or about anyone under 13, please contact our information privacy manager.
Tracking and analytics
We use a few third-party analytics and service providers to help us evaluate our users' use of our Websites; compile statistical reports on activity; and improve our content and website performance. We only use these third-party analytics providers on certain areas of our website, and all of them have signed data protection agreements with us that limit the type of Personal Information they can collect and the purpose for which they can process the information. In addition, we use our own internal analytics software to provide features and improve our content and performance.
We do not currently respond to your browser's Do Not Track signal, and we do not permit third parties other than our analytics and service providers to track users' activity over time on our Websites and Communications. We do not track your online browsing activity on other online services over time.
Khronos takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect users' information from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction; maintain data accuracy; and help ensure the appropriate use of user information.
Transmission of data on Khronos websites is encrypted using SSH, HTTPS, and SSL/TLS. While our data is not encrypted at rest, when data is stored for backups with a third-party storage provider, it is encrypted.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data breach and we will act promptly to mitigate the impact of a breach, and we will notify any affected users without undue delay. No method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We will only retain your Personal Information where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so, including to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax, or accounting requirements.
When there is no longer an ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we will either delete or anonymize it. If this is not possible (for example, because your Personal Information has been stored in backup archives), we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
After an account has been deleted, certain data, such as contributions to others' repositories and comments in others' issues and in mailing lists, will remain. The email address you have supplied via your Git, Gitlab, Subversion and Bugzilla (“developer tools”) commit settings will always be associated with your contributions. If you chose to make your email address private, you should also update your Developer Tools settings. We are unable to change or delete data in the Developer Tools history but we do enable you to control what information you contribute.
When you are signed in to one of our websites, you are able to review and update your information for that Website. For example, Member, Adopter or Advisor profile, forums and wikis are all designed to help you manage the content you've posted on our websites. If you need assistance in updating your information on any of our Websites, please contact our information privacy manager.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your Personal Information.
If you have concerns about the way Khronos is handling your Personal Information, please let us know immediately. We want to help. You may contact our information privacy manager. We will respond promptly, within 45 days at the latest. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority about our collection and use of your Personal Information.
The Khronos Group, Inc.
9450 SW Gemini Drive #45043
Beaverton, OR 97008-6018 USA