We collect your information only with your consent; we only collect the minimum amount of personal information that is necessary to fulfill the purpose of your interaction with us; we don't sell it to third parties; and we only use it as this Privacy Statement describes.
If you're just browsing the website, we collect the same basic information that most websites collect. We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. This is stuff we collect from everybody, whether they have an account or not.
If you create an account, we require some basic information at the time of account creation. You will create your own user name and password, and we will ask you for a valid email account.
"User Personal Information" is any information about one of our users which could, alone or together with other information, personally identify him or her. Information such as a user name and password, an email address, a real name, and a photograph are examples of “User Personal Information.”
User Personal Information does not include aggregated, non-personally identifying information. We may use aggregated, non-personally identifying information to operate, improve, and optimize our website and service.
We do not intentionally collect sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, genetic data, health information, or religious information. Although Silico does not request or intentionally collect any sensitive personal information, we realize that you might store this kind of information in your account, such as in a repository. If you store any sensitive personal information on our servers, you are consenting to our storage of that information on our servers, which are in the United States.
We do not intentionally collect information that is stored in your repositories or other free-form content inputs. Information in your repositories belongs to you, and you are responsible for it, as well as for making sure that your content complies with our Terms of Service. Silico employees do not access private repositories unless required to for security or maintenance, or for support reasons, with the consent of the repository owner.
We may run code in private repositories for the purpose of operating the website. This will be done without viewing or accessing the repositories directly, but rather through the use of automated tools. For example, we may run code for the purpose of verifying that an update to our infrastructure does not cause new errors in user code. Hashing algorithms will be used on outputs in the case that outputs need to be compared.
If your repository is public, anyone (including us) may view its contents. If you have included private or sensitive information in your public repository, such as email addresses, that information may be indexed by search engines or used by third parties. In addition, while we do not generally search for content in your repositories, we may scan our servers for certain tokens or security signatures.
If you're a child under the age of 13, you may not have an account on Silico. Silico does not knowingly collect information from or direct any of our content specifically to children under 13. If we learn or have reason to suspect that you are a user who is under the age of 13, we will unfortunately have to close your account. Please see our Terms of Service for information about account termination.
We do not share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal Information with third parties for their commercial purposes.
We do not disclose User Personal Information outside Silico, except in the situations listed in this section or in the section below on Compelled Disclosure.
We do share certain aggregated, non-personally identifying information with others about how our users, collectively, use Silico, or how our users respond to our other offerings, such as our conferences or events. For example, we may compile statistics on the usage of open source licenses across Silico. However, we do not sell this information to advertisers or marketers.
We do not host advertising on Silico.
We may share User Personal Information with your permission, so we can perform services you have requested.
We may share User Personal Information with a limited number of third-party vendors who process it on our behalf to provide or improve our service. Our vendors perform services such as payment processing, network data transmission, and other similar services.
We may share User Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, sale, or acquisition. If any such change of ownership happens, we will ensure that it is under terms that preserve the confidentiality of User Personal Information, and we will notify you on our website or by email before any transfer of your User Personal Information. The organization receiving any User Personal Information will have to honor any promises we have made in our Privacy Statement or in our Terms of Service.
Much of Silico is public-facing. If your content is public-facing, third parties may access and use it in compliance with our Terms of Service. We do not sell that content; it is yours. However, we do allow third parties, such as research organizations or archives, to compile public-facing Silico information.
Your Personal Information, associated with your content, may be gathered by third parties in these compilations of Silico data. If you do not want your Personal Information to appear in third parties’ compilations of Silico data, please do not make your Personal Information publicly available.
If you would like to compile Silico data, you may only use any public-facing Personal Information you gather for the purpose for which our user has authorized it. For example, where a Silico user has made an email address public-facing for the purpose of identification and attribution, do not use that email address for commercial advertising. We expect you to reasonably secure any Personal Information you have gathered from Silico, and to respond promptly to complaints, removal requests, and "do not contact" requests from Silico or Silico users.
Similarly, projects on Silico may include publicly available Personal Information collected as part of the collaborative process. In the event that a Silico project contains publicly available Personal Information that does not belong to Silico users, we will only use that Personal Information for the limited purpose for which it was collected, and we will secure that Personal Information as we would secure any User Personal Information. If you have a complaint about any Personal Information on Silico, please see our section on resolving complaints.
A cookie is a small piece of text that our web server stores on your computer or mobile device, which your browser sends to us when you return to our site. Cookies do not necessarily identify you if you are merely visiting Silico; however, a cookie may store a unique identifier for each logged in user. The cookies Silico sets are essential for the operation of the website, or are used for performance or functionality. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device. If you disable your browser or device’s ability to accept cookies, you will not be able to log in or use Silico’s services.
"Do Not Track" is a privacy preference you can set in your browser if you do not want online services to collect and share certain kinds of information about your online activity from third party tracking services. We do not track your online browsing activity on other online services over time and we do not permit third-party services to track your activity on our site. Because we do not share this kind of data with third party services or permit this kind of third party data collection on Silico for any of our users, and we do not track our users on third-party websites ourselves, we do not need to respond differently to an individual browser's Do Not Track setting.
If you are interested in turning on your browser’s privacy and Do Not Track settings, the Do Not Track website has browser-specific instructions.
Silico takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect User Personal Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction; maintain data accuracy; and help ensure the appropriate use of User Personal Information. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
No method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. For more information, see our security disclosures.
Information that we collect will be stored and processed in the United States in accordance with this Privacy Statement. However, we understand that we have users from different countries and regions with different privacy expectations, and we try to meet those needs.
If you have concerns about the way Silico is handling your User Personal Information, please let us know immediately. We want to help. You may contact us by filling out the Privacy contact form. You may also email us directly at privacy@Silico.com with the subject line "Privacy Shield Concerns." We will respond within 45 days at the latest.
Silico may disclose personally-identifying information or other information we collect about you to law enforcement in response to a valid subpoena, court order, warrant, or similar government order, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property or rights, or those of third parties or the public at large.
In complying with court orders and similar legal processes, Silico strives for transparency. When permitted, we will make a reasonable effort to notify users of any disclosure of their information, unless we are prohibited by law or court order from doing so, or in rare, exigent circumstances.
If you're already a Silico user, you may access, update, alter, or delete your basic user profile information by editing your user profile or contacting Silico Support.
Silico will retain User Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.
We may retain certain User Personal Information indefinitely, unless you delete it or request its deletion. For example, we don’t automatically delete inactive user accounts, so unless you choose to delete your account, we will retain your account information indefinitely.
If you would like to cancel your account or delete your User Personal Information, you may do so in your user profile. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, but barring legal requirements, we will delete your full profile (within reason) within 30 days.
We will use your email address to communicate with you, and only for reasons of support, policy changes, confirming your account and password changes, or billing - essentially for reasons required for operating the website. If in the future we start emailing for other reasons, your explicit opt-in will be required.
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Silico may change our Privacy Statement from time to time. We will provide notification to Users of material changes to this Privacy Statement through our Website at least 30 days prior to the change taking effect by posting a notice on our home page or sending email to the email address specified in your Silico primary account. For changes to this Privacy Statement that do not affect your rights, we encourage visitors to check this page frequently.
This Privacy Statement is licensed under this Creative Commons Zero license. For details, see our site-policy repository.
If you have questions regarding Silico's Privacy Statement or information practices, please contact us.