Site Usage Information
ZZI.net gathers "site usage" information from all visitors to the ZZI.net Web sites. Such data is used in the aggregate, to help determine general usage patterns and fine tune layout in order to ensure that our sites are as useful and enjoyable as possible. This "site usage" and statistical information may be made public information at ZZI.net's discretion.
Please note that ZZI.net does not control all HTML served in conjunction with its sites. ZZI.net sites may include content from other parties that may perform user activity tracking other than that described herein. In particular, some of our partners may use "cookies" in ways that we do not.
Individual User Information
Individually identifiable information will not be released without that individual's prior consent. Visitors are specifically asked for individually identifiable information when signing up to use certain ZZI.net services, such as the Silicon Investor message boards, or the PlaySite membership option. In some instances, users may be asked for personal interest and demographic information in order to create a more customized user experience; however these fields will generally be optional.
From time to time, ZZI.net and/or its partners may wish to contact individual users regarding community news or to make promotional offers. However, such communications will only be delivered to users who have previously approved them.
ZZI.net reserves the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly or to protect itself or its users. Where practical, ZZI.net will attempt to obtain the prior consent of the individual prior to disclosing individually identifiable information. As mentioned above, we reserve the right to share aggregated "site usage" information with third parties.