1. Entities collecting personal information
2. Collection of personal information
As a visitor to the Web site, you can engage in many activities without providing personal information. Regarding other activities, such as purchasing products or services, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting a form. It is optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may ask that you provide certain personal information (as well as certain non-personal information that may be tied to personal information), such as your first and last name, company name, mailing address (including ZIP code), country of residence, e-mail address, employer, job title and department, and telephone number (the “Registration Information”). Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data concerning a particular activity, you cannot engage in that activity.
Any information you post to a public board (such as the support forum on our Web site) is available to all persons accessing that location. Such information may be read, collected, or used by others for any purpose, including sending you unsolicited messages. We are responsible for any information you elect to submit in these locations or for the use of such information.
3. Collection of information through the License Audit mechanism
By default, when you use the Software with a commercial license key, we will collect usage data for each day and for each user of the Software. The data collected in this mechanism are your IP address, a cryptographic hash of your user name, and the license key being used.
The legal basis of the License Audit mechanism is contractual. It is a part of the License and Support Services Agreement for PostSharp and Metalama, License Audit section. If you want to disable the License Audit feature, write an email to .
4. Collection of information through telemetry
Our products collect anonymous usage, performance, and reliability data through a mechanism called telemetry or Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).
In Metalama, telemetry is enabled by default. You can opt-out by definining an environment variable or running a command-line tool. The legal basis for telemetry in Metalama is legitimate interest.
In PostSharp, telemetry is disabled by default and is called Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). The legal basis for telemetry in PostSharp is consent.
When telemetry is enabled, the software will collect anonymous information about the way you are using the software, such as (but not limited to): the configuration of your computer and operating system, performance and reliability of the Software, usage of Software features, metrics of the projects processed by the Software. The software then submits that information to our servers, aggregating and analyzing it.
We do not store your IP address with your telemetry reports. Your source code or object code is never collected and sent to us. The Software generates a globally unique identifier (GUID) stored on your computer to identify it uniquely. The GUID is a randomly generated number; it contains no personal information and is not used to identify you. The Software uses the GUID to determine how widespread the feedback is and how to prioritize it. For example, the GUID allows us to distinguish between one customer experiencing the same problem one hundred times and hundreds of customers experiencing the same problem. The GUID is stored on your computer and sent with every telemetry report. You can reset this GUID user with the user interface of the Software.
Telemetry reports do not intentionally contain identifying data about you (such as your name, address, or phone number). However, some error reports might unintentionally contain identifying data, such as a file path or the name of a type in your program or the call stack. The Software filters the information in CEIP reports to try to remove any identifying data they might contain. However, in case that CEIP reports unintentionally contain identifying data, we shall not use this data.
When submitting a telemetry error report, you may have the possibility to include your e-mail address. Your address is used exclusively for communication about the issue you reported, and we shall not use it in any other way.
The Software may display messages on your desktop; these messages are generated based on your GUID and not on any personal information.
We do not use telemetry data for any other purpose than improving the performance and reliability of our website. We do not share the data collected through telemetry with any third-party companies or advertisers. We only use the data to improve our product.
We are committed to helping protect the security of the information we collect. Telemetry uses a variety of security technologies to help prevent unauthorized disclosure. For instance, we use asymmetric cryptography to encrypt CEIP reports on your computer and decrypt only on our servers behind firewalls.
In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we want to inform you about using cookies on our website. Cookies are small data files stored on your device when you visit our website. They allow us to store information that persists between the visit of different pages. They enable us to recognize your device, remember your preferences, and provide you with a more user-friendly website.
We use first-party cookies based on legitimate interest to improve your browsing experience, provide personalized content and services, and analyze the efficiency of our marketing campaigns.
We do not use third-party cookies or share any browser data with third parties like Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Microsoft. Therefore, third parties cannot track your activities on our website.
You can control tracking cookies by setting your browser's Do Not Track option. Setting this option will not affect your browsing experience.
6. Updating of personal information
7. Grant of consent and other rights of the user
Furthermore, by submitting your email address in connection with registering yourself as a user of the Web site or the products or services available or enabled via the Web site, you grant us your consent to sending business communications under Section 7 of the Czech Law No. 480/2004 Coll., as amended. Technical, operational, and information regarding any agreement concluded between you and us are not considered business communications. You can withdraw such consent by submitting such a request to the email address specified above. We will try to remove your email address from its mailing list.
We reserve the right to communicate information regarding products, services, and special offers available from us to you unless (i) you have requested us not to receive such communications, or (ii) such communications are prohibited by law, or (iii) in extraordinary cases, we may find it necessary to continue to communicate with you regarding your use of the Web site, products or services available or enabled via the Web site.
8. Protection of your personal information
As stated above, the personal information you provide regarding registering as a Web site user or the products or services available or enabled via the Web site is classified as Registration Information. Registration Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Registration Information is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone.
In addition, your Registration Information resides on secure servers that only selected our personnel and contractors have access to via password.
The personal information you provide that does not constitute Registration Information also resides on secure servers and is accessible only to selected personnel and our company's contractors via password. Since this information is not accessible online by you, you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.
9. Disclosure of personal information
We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries and affiliated companies or with appropriate third parties to process transactions you initiate, including shipping products to you and invoicing for purchases made, and to contact you on our behalf regarding your account or software you have licensed from us. Examples of such third parties are our order processing and fulfillment service providers, companies that provide us with support services, and credit card processing companies.
We may also disclose your personal identifying information to third parties if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe that such action is necessary to (i) comply with legal processes such as court orders, or (ii) protect our rights and property, or (iii) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web site and/or software products.
We may also disclose your name, company affiliation, email address, and phone number to our primary reseller for your region.
We will not disclose your personal information for other reasons than expressly stated above as exceptional and for fulfilling orders, services, or another obligation towards you as our customer.