The Information We Gather
All information entered into OMNISHARP is in the public domain; the only information we keep private for your own protection is your email address. OMNISHARP is a public online resource network and a platform enabling people to ask for aid and offer aid via various Services offered on or through the Sites. Any PII that is collected by OMNISHARP is provided by you strictly on a voluntary basis. You can visit our Sites and engage in many activities without providing any PII. However, if you would like to use our Services to submit, upload, post, display, contribute, transmit, otherwise make available on the Sites or publish (collectively, “Publish”) information, text, graphics, sounds, messages, photos, music, video, links, software, data, profiles, and content (collectively, “Content”) you may have to register as a Member and create a profile(s) by providing related PII. The information we collect in such cases is necessary to provide you with access to the Services and includes your name or nickname and valid email address, or discretionary one which is used for your profile creating. It is up to you to include additional PII for your profile such as your name, gender, age, occupation/title, organization, website, country, state/province, city, and preferred language(s) of communication. Persons under the age of 13 are prohibited to use the OMNISHARP Sites and Services and OMNISHARP does not knowingly collect or monitor any information that may be Published by such persons. If OMNISHARP learns that a profile is created and/or Content is Published by a person under 13, OMNISHARP will immediately remove and delete that profile and Content from the Sites.OMNISHARP also collects also information that is not considered PII such as your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered from all Visitors and Members using the Sites and Services. Some of the information we ask you to provide on the Sites registration and profile forms and wizards is identified as mandatory (usually the fields marked with an asterisk) and some are not mandatory. If you do not provide valid data for the mandatory fields, you may not be able to engage in further activities or benefit from offered Services. On some pages, you can submit information about other people – for example, if you find information of interest on our website and want to email it directly to a friend. In this case, the type of information we may collect is your email address; we may also collect your friends’ (the recipients’) email addresses. OMNISHARP Sites contain links to other websites, not owned, operated, or otherwise related to OMNISHARP, at which PII may be collected. In such cases, the collection and use of your PII will be governed by the privacy policies applicable to those websites. To improve our Sites and Services and better serve our Members and Visitors, we may use “cookies”. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your Web browser. Cookies that may be created on your computer by using our websites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. They provide a method of distinguishing website users and enable us to record your preferences. Cookies cannot be executed as programs or deliver viruses. Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies. You can set up your browser to not accept cookies. In such a case, however, you may not be able to access some of our pages and use some of our Services. This notice applies to all personally identifiable information submitted to the Sites and collected by OMNISHARP only, which includes but is not limited to member registration, profile creating, submitting parts or complete PII via Services to various registration and profile forms and wizards, emails, and forms and documents received by mail or fax.