Privacy Policy Statement

This Privacy Policy explains how Layer4 (“Layer4,” “we” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares the personal information we collect from visitors to and users of our Website and Services (collectively, our “Service”). By accessing or using our Service, you signify that you have read, understood and accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

1. How We Collect and Use Information

We collect personal information about you from various sources to provide our services to you, to analyze and improve our services, and to communicate with you. The categories of information we collect includes:

Information that you provide to us. We collect information that you provide to us when you set up an account with us, use our Services, or communicate with us. For example, we may request your personal information (e.g., name, postal address, email address, DOB, telephone number, credit/debit card number, security code) or your applicable business information, when you register for an account or purchase our Service. We may also collect any communications that you exchange with us, as well as any information you provide if you take part in any interactive features of the Service (e.g., contests, promotions, surveys, etc.). We collect information you post in public areas of our website, such as comments to blog posts, changes to wikis, or messages to user forums (“User Content”). Please note that User Content is published on our site and will be viewable by the public.

We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, as well as to communicate directly with you, such as to send you email messages about products and services that may be of interest to you. We may also send you Service-related emails or messages (e.g., account verification, purchase confirmation, changes or updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). Similarly, if you request information from us through an online contact form or if you email us, we collect the information you provide (e.g., name, telephone number, email address) so that we can respond to you.

Information collected through technology. We automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our Service. We may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets us help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Service (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click, how frequently you access the Service, and other actions you take on the Service), and allow us to track your usage of the Service over time. We may collect log file information about your browser or mobile device each time you access a Site. Log file information may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, referring URLs, access times, browser types, device types, mobile device identifiers, or information about your interactions with our Service. We may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons), which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns. In addition, we may collect email analytics data, or use third-party email analytics tools, to help us determine which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service. We may collect Web analytics data, or use third-party Web analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service and to understand more about the demographics of our visitors. These tools collect information sent by your browser, including the pages you visit, your use of third party applications, and other information that assists us in analyzing and improving the Service. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our visitors, we are not able to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser at this time.

Information from other sources. We may obtain information from other sources, such as third-party information providers, or through mergers and acquisitions, and combine this with information previously collected. In these cases, our Privacy Policy governs the handling of the combined personal information.

Customer Data. This privacy policy does not cover data that our customers upload into our Service, which we call “Customer Data.” Customer Data is owned and controlled by our Customers, and any Customer Data that we maintain or process is strictly confidential. We collect and process Customer Data solely on behalf of our Customers, and in accordance with our agreements with the Customers.

2. How We Share Personal Information

We may share your personal information in the instances described below:

• We may share your personal information with third-party service providers or business partners who help us market, deliver or improve our service, for example, providers who help us process payments, send postal or electronic mail, provide back-office services, target ads, or measure site traffic. These providers will be given access to your personal information as is reasonably necessary to perform their function under reasonable confidentiality terms.
• We may share your personal information with third parties whose products or services you may enjoy.
• We may aggregate, or strip information of personally identifying characteristics, and then share that aggregated or anonymized information with third parties.
• We may share or disclose your personal information if we determine, in our sole discretion, that we are required to do so under applicable law or regulatory requirements, or if we reasonably believe disclosure is necessary to prevent harm or financial loss, or in connection with preventing fraud or illegal activity, and/or to enforce our Terms of Use.
• We may share your personal information with corporate subsidiaries we own or control and which are governed by this Privacy Policy.
• We reserve the right to transfer any information we collect in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including any shares in the company) or any portion or combination of our products, services, businesses and/or assets. Should such a transaction occur (whether a divestiture, merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, liquidation, or similar transaction or proceeding), we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that any transferred information is treated in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

3. Links to Third-Party Websites and Services

For your convenience, our website and Services may provide links to third-party websites or services that are not governed by this Privacy Policy. To the extent that any linked third-party websites or services you visit are not owned or controlled by Layer4, we are not responsible for those websites’ or services’ content or information practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site or service before providing any personal information.

4. Your Choices Regarding Your Information

Email Communications. From time to time, we may send you emails regarding updates to our website, products or services, notices about our organization, or information about products/services we offer, or promotional offers from third parties, that we think may be of interest to you. If you wish to unsubscribe from such emails, simply click the “unsubscribe link” provided at the bottom of the email communication. Note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain Services-related email communications (e.g., account verification, confirmations of transactions, technical or legal notices).

Modifying Account Information. If you have an online account with us, you have the ability to modify certain information in your account (e.g., your contact information) through “profile,” “account,” “settings,” or “preferences” options provided on the website or service. If you have any questions about modifying or updating any information in your account, please contact us at the email or postal address provided below. We do not own or control the Customer Data uploaded to our Service and cannot modify or delete Customer Data except as provided for in our agreements with our Customers.

Online Advertising and Controlling Cookies. As mentioned above, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for many purposes. We may permit third party online advertising networks to collect information about your use of our website over time so that they may play or display ads that may be relevant to your interests on our Service as well as on other websites or apps. Typically, the information we share is provided through cookies or similar tracking technologies. The only way to completely “opt out” of the collection of information through these technologies is to actively manage the settings on your browser. Please refer to your browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Because cookies are needed to use some of our essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. (To learn more about cookies, clear gifs/web beacons and related technologies, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org and/or the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org).

5. Data Protection and Security

We care about the security of your information and use commercially reasonable physical, technical and organizational measures designed to preserve the integrity and security of all information we collect. However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Layer4’s obligations with respect Customer Data are defined in our agreements with our customers and are not included in this Privacy Policy.

6. International Visitors

Our website and Services are hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the website or Services from the European Union or other regions, please be aware that the laws governing data collection, use, and disclosure in the United States are less stringent than those in the EU and some other regions. Through your continued use of the website or Services, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to the United States and to the use of it in accordance to United States law and this privacy policy.

8. Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion. We will post changes on this page and indicate the “last modified” date at the top of this page. Please check back often for any updates. Your continued use of our website or services after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.