Protecting Your Privacy and Servicing Your Needs
We believe you have the right to know everything regarding the
information we collect about you as you use Catalyst owned and
operated Web sites...how this information benefits you...and how
you can say no to the use of any of this information.
This policy explains what we do with your information online,
and what you can expect from Catalyst. By using this site, you
Children Under 13:
We care about the safety of children. We won't knowingly allow
anyone under 13 to provide us any personally identifying information.
Children should always get permission from their parents before
sending any information about themselves (such as their names,
e-mail addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us
or to anyone else. We encourage you to become involved in your
children\'s online experience, and to share your interest in our
sites with your young ones.
What information do you collect about
Catalyst collects personal identifying information from you only
if you voluntarily submit such information to us. We also collect
user-specific information on what pages are visited and volunteered
information such as survey information and/or site registrations.
What's in it for me?
Plenty! The information we collect allows us to customize
the content and/or layout of our page for each visitor. Plus,
it enables us to notify visitors about updates to our Web site...contact
visitors with special offers of interest...and customize our visitors
Web site experience. No information is shared with organisations
or businesses, and no amount of money can convince us otherwise.
What are cookies and what do they do
In order to provide better service when visitors return to our
information about such things as what pages users visit, and past
user activity at a site. Cookies are tiny pieces of information
stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies
are also used to ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent
the same banner ads, to customize Web page content based on visitors
browser type (Netscape or Microsoft Explorer, for example) or
other information that the visitor sends. Most browsers are initially
set to accept cookies.
If you want to disable cookies, there is a simple procedure in
most Internet browsers that allow you to turn off cookies. Please
remember however, that cookies may be required to allow you to
use certain features of our sites.
With whom do you share information about
Transfers of Information for Legal Purposes
Catalyst may need to disclose certain information to comply with
a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena,
search warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response
to a law enforcement agency request. If there is a change of control
in Catalyst's business (whether by merger, sale, or otherwise),
or a sale or transfer of its assets, customer information could
be sold or transferred as part of that transaction and your personally
identifying information potentially used by the Purchaser or other
recipient of said customer information.
Catalyst sites may, on occasion, contain links to other sites
with information gathering practices different from our own. Visitors
should consult privacy policies for all other sites as Catalyst
has no control over information submitted to or collected by such
Catalyst sites sometimes offer contest or promotions sponsored
or co-sponsored by third parties. These third parties may obtain
personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily
submit to participate in the contest or promotion. Catalyst has
no control over the third party sponsor's use of this information.
The Catalyst site will notify you at the time of requesting personally
identifiable information if third party sponsors will obtain such
May I see the information you collect
Yes! Upon request, we provide our customers with access to personal
account information (e.g., customer number)...account status and
contact information (i.e., name, address, phone number). You may
access the information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
in order to address new issues, evolving technologies and changes
on our sites. Catalyst will post those changes so you will always
know what information we gather and how we might use that information.
Please refer back to this policy regularly.
What about data security?
To ensure the security of your data- including address information
and credit card numbers-Catalyst always uses industry-standard
encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer
data exchanged with our site. We have appropriate security measures
that protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information
that we have collected from you.
Rules for Submissions and Messages
Responsibility for what is posted in the discussion groups or
other public forums lies with each user--you alone are responsible
for the content of your messages, and the consequences of any
such messages. We cannot and do not review every submission a
user may make. We neither endorse nor guarantee the accuracy or
propriety of any submission. We do, however, reserve the right
but do not assume the obligation to restrict or prohibit your
use of our sites if we believe you are violating any of the terms
of the agreement and to remove, edit, or relocate any submission
as we see fit whether for legal or other reasons.
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music,
sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials
(Content), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are
the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content
originated. This means that you, and not Catalyst, are entirely
responsible for all Content that you upload, post or otherwise
transmit. Catalyst does not control the Content posted and, as
such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of
such Content. You understand that by using a Catalyst site, you
may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.
You agree to not use Catalyst sites in order to:
upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful,
harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory,
vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful,
or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable
harm minors in any way
impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to,
a Catalyst official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state
or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity
forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to
disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service
or develop restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden
pages or images (those not linked to from another accessible page)
upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not
have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or
fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary
and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment
relationships or under nondisclosure agreements)
upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes
any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary
rights of any party
upload, post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized
advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters,
pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation, except in
those areas of the Service that are designated for such purpose
upload, post or otherwise transmit any material that contains
software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs
designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any
computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment
interfere with or disrupt the servers or networks connected to
the Catalyst site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies
or regulations of networks connected to the site
stalk or otherwise harass another
collect or store personal data about other users
promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities,
promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual,
or promote any act of cruelty to animals (we are not sure how
you would do this but like we said some people are sick)
use your home page (or directory) as storage for remote loading
or as a door or signpost to another home page
engage in commercial activities without the express written consent
of Catalyst. This includes, but is not limited to, the following
offering for sale any products or services
soliciting for advertisers or sponsors
conducting raffles or contests that require any type of entry
displaying a sponsorship banner of any kind, including those that
are generated by banner or link exchange services
displaying banners for services that provide cash or cash-equivalent
prizes to users in exchange for hyperlinks to their web sites.
You acknowledge that we acquire all Rights to use any posted materials
as described above so that we do not violate any Rights you may
have in materials you post. By submitting content to or through
our sites, you grant us the non-exclusive right to reproduce,
modify and distribute it as we see fit in any medium and for any
purpose in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
You also permit any other user to access, display, and print such
content for personal use. You vouch that any material you submit
does not violate, plagiarize or infringe upon the right of any
third party, including copyright, trademark or proprietary rights.
If non-original content is included in your posting, you must
obtain permission from the content owner and attribute it.
We appreciate the opportunity to serve
or if you feel that this site has not followed its stated information
policy, feel free to contact us. We can be reached via e-mail