This policy is effective October 26, 2015
F5 limits the collection, retention and use of personal information to what F5 believes is necessary or useful to conduct its business, provide quality service, and offer products and services of interest to its customers. The following sections describe how F5 collects, retains and uses the personal information. Additional specifics on how DevCentral collects and uses such information is provided at the bottom.
F5 uses commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your personal information, and uses reasonable efforts to obtain the agreement of business partners to take steps to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information F5 shares with them. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% private and secure.
F5 collects the following information:
F5 may also use aggregated user data from these web tools as part of research to develop new web features, tools, and content, and for market research related to its products.
The majority of F5 products are sold through its business partners (resellers, distributors, etc.). In order to transact business, F5 shares limited personal information with the F5 partners that resell F5 products. F5 also works with business partners to provide specific services, such as sending newsletters, providing software downloads or product deliveries, or handling credit or debit card transactions. F5 provide these partners limited personal information such as name, company name and address.
In addition, F5 will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on F5 or the Web Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of F5; or, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of F5, or the public.
F5 does not rent or sell personal information to unaffiliated third parties for the purpose of marketing their products or services to you.
As a global organization, F5 may transfer your personal information to F5 in the United States, to any F5 subsidiary worldwide, or to third parties acting on its behalf, for the purposes of processing or storage of the personal information pursuant to this policy. By providing any personal information to us, you consent to the transfer, processing, access, and storage of such information outside of your country of residence, where data protection standards may be different.
If you prefer to not receive cookies while browsing the Web Site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting them and refuse the cookie(s) when your browser warns you, or you can set your browser to refuse all cookies from the Web Site (or certain parts of the Web Site), and/or you can delete cookies received from the Web Site using your browser, for instance. Cookie handling instructions vary depending on the particular browser being used, and F5 does not assume responsibility for any undesired results arising from altering your browser's cookie handling settings.
Although you do not need to accept all cookies from the Web Site or you may choose to delete any cookies received from the Web Site, some cookies may be needed to use/navigate through parts of the Web Site before certain actions can be performed (e.g., accessing portions of the Web Site requiring login and password), to enable F5 to collect/analyze accurate repeat Web Site visitor behavior information, or to prevent the same surveys from reappearing upon subsequent visits by you. Turning cookies off, refusing the cookies, or deleting cookies received from the Web Site may prevent you from taking full advantage or in some cases even from accessing certain portions of the Web Site, and may hinder our efforts to better understand your needs and provide you with customized content.
Occasionally, F5 conducts surveys regarding the Web Site or other products or services. The information you provide is used collectively for analytical purposes. You will not receive unsolicited communications as a result of your participation in a survey if you notify us not to contact you. You may opt out of e-mail marketing by using our general unsubscribe automated link that is included in F5 marketing e-mails. You can also unsubscribe from e-mail communications on the F5 Web Site by clicking here.
On the Web Site, F5 may provide links to third parties that provide articles and other information that may be of interest to you. Should you choose to visit these sites, you should read their privacy policies to understand what information they collect from you and how they use it. F5 is not responsible for the privacy statements or actions of other Web Sites.
DevCentral collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. DevCentral also collects anonymous demographic information that is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through DevCentral public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: DevCentral does not read any of your private online communications.
DevCentral may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, DevCentral may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to DevCentral, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
DevCentral does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. DevCentral uses commercially reasonable safeguards to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. DevCentral secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
F5 is sensitive to the fact that some of its customers prefer not to receive offers or product promotions from F5. Customers who do not wish to receive these offers may have their names removed at any time from future solicitations. To remove your name from future mailings, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to F5 Networks, 401 Elliot Ave. West, Seattle, WA 98119 Attn: Marketing.
F5 understands the importance of maintaining accurate customer records. Please help keep your records accurate by contacting us at email@example.com.
F5 reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Web Site and the personal information. When F5 does, F5 will update the revision date at the top of this statement. Your continued use of the Web Site indicates your agreement to the modified terms, conditions, and notices.