While visiting any Digital Realty web sites (collectively, the “Site”), we may ask you to register and/or provide information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”) for purposes of interacting with the Site. Such Personal Information may include, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, street address, and e-mail address. On any page that collects Personal Information, we will specifically describe what information is required in order to provide you with the product or service, enter you in the promotion you have requested, or respond to your inquiry or comment.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website. They improve and personalize your visits to websites by personalizing your visit, for example by letting you navigate between pages easily, storing preferences, and making your navigation through the website faster and easier.
You can find more information about cookies and how to manage them at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
We use the following types of cookies on our Site:
Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about your use of the site, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get an error message from our site. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are only used to improve how the site works.
Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the site to remember choices you make (such as your email address, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They allow us to recognize repeat visitors and remember information that you have previously submitted to us, such as your company or business industry. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on our blog. The information these cookies collect is anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Advertising – These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Advertising cookies may be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
You may disable cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Check the help menu in your browser for further information.
Digital Realty logs IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and to determine site usage. Your IP address does not contain personal information about you.
Digital Realty may match specific and/or aggregated Personal Information with third party data to provide you with product and content offerings that interest you and improve our advertising and marketing efforts. Digital Realty also may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to potential advertisers, partners, other third parties, our affiliate companies, and for other lawful purposes.
As part of your experience on our Site, you may receive communications from us related to products and services that might interest you. While we believe these services will enhance your experience at our Site, you will at all times be able to opt out from receiving these communications, either by specifically opting out of these services or by deleting your profile from our database. Please refer to “Opting-Out” for further reference.
We have today, and will in the future have, arrangements with third party service providers, such as credit card processors, shipping companies and fulfillment services. When you sign up for a service we offer on the Site, we may be required to share Personal Information with that service provider in order to provide the service. These third party providers are required to comply with this policy and protect your information in the same way we do. They are not permitted to retain or use Personal Information for any purpose unrelated to providing the service.
We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information when needed to comply with the law or a legal process, cooperate with investigations of purported unlawful activities, to identify persons violating the law, or in connection with the sale of part or all of Digital Realty’s or its affiliate’s stock or assets.
The Site may offer forums, message boards, or chat rooms as one of the services on the Site. If you disclose personal information in one of these forums, this information can be viewed, collected, and used by others. Digital Realty, Inc. is not responsible for the use of information you disclose in these forums. We encourage you to consult the Forum Rules regarding the policies and procedures that apply to that portion of the Site.
Our Sites may operate as part of a larger group of sites, and may carry co-branded pages. In addition, other sites may use the Site’s or Digital Realty’s name. Since Digital Realty does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies, if any, of such third parties, and Digital Realty shall not be responsible for the use or dissemination of your private information by such parties. Therefore, we encourage you to ask questions and review those parties’ privacy policies before you disclose your Personal Information to others.
Third party sites linked to and from the Site are not necessarily under the control of Digital Realty. Digital Realty shall have no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. Digital Realty does not necessarily endorse companies (or related products or services) to or from which the Site is linked. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Digital Realty cares about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. Therefore, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. In the event that we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practicable.
We respect your privacy and ability to choose whether to share information with us and any third party. You may choose to “opt-out” of sharing Personal Information in several ways. When choosing to use certain features or services on the Site, you can choose whether to share optional Personal Information in connection with the feature or service. If you receive communications from us that you prefer not to receive, you may opt out from receiving these communications, by modifying the contact options in your registration profile.
You may “opt-out” altogether from providing Personal Information to us by not registering on the Site and thereby not providing Personal Information. You may also choose at a later date to have your name removed from our database by deleting your registration profile.
Certain portions of the Site and certain services provided on the Site, however, do require registration in order to access or use these areas and services. If you choose not to register or provide certain information, these areas will not be accessible to you.
Digital Realty maintains above industry standard safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of the Personal Information that you provide to Digital Realty.