Protecting your privacy is very important to Silent Software, Inc. We
will not exchange, sell, or lease your personal data to third parties without
first obtaining your express consent.
or its enforcement, please contact us at HelpDesk@Prolific.com.
- ABOUT Prolific. Prolific is an online task tracking and project management system.
To learn more click on About
- INFORMATION WE COLLECT. Silent Software, Inc. collects information
our users submit to us such as their name and e-mail address to allow us
to identify users and notify them of changes or updates to our service.
We also collect personal information submitted by our users in filling out
their profile on the service such as gender, state of residence, occupation,
interests, etc. We collect this personal information when our users: (a)
sign up as a member; (b) make changes to their member profile information;
and (c) send e-mail messages, forms, or other information to us via Prolific.
Members may choose to provide additional information beyond their basic
profile for their personal and professional profiles. Providing additional
information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional,
but enables our users to better identify each other and more effectively
connect and interact with their network.
Prolific also collects information from users that is unique, but cannot be
linked to a specific individual, such as browser type. We gather this information
on all visitors to www.Prolific.com for systems administration purposes and
to track user trends, such as our most popular features.
- COOKIES Like many other Web sites, Prolific uses a standard technology called
"cookies." Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your
hard drive -- not on our site. They can help make the Internet experience
quicker and more convenient. Cookies allow our users to login without entering
their ID and password each time they use Prolific. Cookies help us understand
how members use Prolific, which allows us to improve upon the service. Members
who disable cookies will not be able to use Prolific.
- HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. Prolific uses personal information
to create a secure and personalized service for our members. All profile
information members provide is hidden, except for that information denoted
Email addresses of Prolific members are never displayed to other users on the
system. Users within a Personal Network communicate on Prolific with each other
through the Prolific service without disclosing their email addresses. Members
may opt out of receiving e-mail from us at any time by following the instructions
below in sections 12 and 13.
PATH TRACKING. Prolific uses a method called "Path Tracking" to log
user movement throughout our service. As part of this effort, we passively
collect IP address, web browser type, domain names, access times, referring
URLs and page views for each session. This information is used to keep track
of login names and passwords, to offer users a personalized experience,
to enhance navigation, to provide content tailored to the user's interest,
and to time out their session. Also, to better build our pages.
- DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. We will not sell, lease or exchange
your personal data to third parties without first obtaining your express
consent, unless required by law or to protect your membership.
- INVITING OTHERS. If you use our Invite feature we will ask you for your
acquaintance's email address. We'll automatically send that acquaintance
an email inviting him or her to join Prolific, as well as two reminder messages.
Silent Software, Inc. does not sell these email addresses or use them
to transmit any communication other than the invitation and reminders to
join Prolific. Silent Software, Inc. stores this information for the sole
purpose of sending this invitation and reminders, and for tracking the success
of our Invite functionality. The acquaintance receiving the invitation may
contact Prolific at HelpDesk@Prolific.com to request
the removal of this information from our database. We also purge this
- LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES. The Prolific site may contain links to other Web
sites. Please be aware that Silent Software, Inc. is not responsible
for the privacy practices of other sites our users choose to visit. If our
users provide any information directly to parties other than Prolific Networks
(even if those sites are showing the Prolific brand), different rules may apply
to the use or disclosure of the personal information disclosed. We encourage
you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing your personal information
to third parties.
- THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS. Prolific may choose to deploy advertising on the
service that is delivered to users through a third party's advertising server.
Information about users' visits to Prolific, such as number of times they have
viewed an ad (but no personally identifiable information), would be used
to serve ads to users on this site.
- CHAT ROOMS, MESSAGE BOARDS, AND PUBLIC FORUMS. Please be aware that whenever
members voluntarily disclose personal information online - e.g., message
boards, chat areas, file uploads, events, and listings - that information
becomes public and can be collected and used by others. By posting personal
information online in public forums, members may receive unsolicited messages
from other parties.
- PRIVACY PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN. In compliance with the Children's Online
Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will not knowingly provide access to
Prolific to persons under the age of thirteen (13). If Silent Software,
Inc. later learns that any member is under the age of thirteen (13), we
will take appropriate steps to remove the member's information from the
database and we will restrict this individual from future access to the
Prolific service, unless the child was invited by his or her parent or legal guardian.
- UPDATING AND DELETING PERSONAL INFORMATION. Members can access, change
and update their registration and personal information by logging onto Prolific
and selecting the Edit Profile option. Users who leave the service may choose
to have their personal information deleted by contacting HelpDesk@Prolific.com
and sending their unsubscribe request from the e-mail account used to create
their Prolific membership. Unsubscribe requests will generally be responded
to within 24 hours, and will generally be acted upon within 48 - 72 hours.
- OPT-OUT OF EMAIL. Users of Prolific may choose not to receive email notifications
at their registered email addresses. To opt out of these announcements,
go to your preferences page, and check the box, Never send me any form of
- OPT-OUT OF NEWSLETTER. Prolific may choose to create a member newsletter.
When this feature is offered, members will be able to opt out of receiving
the newsletter by selecting a preference in their Account tab. Depending
on a member's preference, the newsletter could appear in their Prolific Message
Center, the email account used to create the Prolific membership, or in both
locations. Prolific will only collect a user's member name should they choose
to receive the newsletter.
- USER SURVEYS. From time to time, Prolific may contact registered members
to invite them to participate in useability surveys. Participation in these
surveys is purely voluntary. Typically these surveys are anonymous and no
personal information is requested. However, occasionally, we may request
your email address for the purpose of sending you a reward for completing
the survey. No personally identifiable information submitted will be shared
with people who are not authorized agents of Prolific. Data collected through
the survey is used to compile demographic information about our members
and to assist us in making improvements to our website.
- IP ADDRESSES. Prolific automatically receives and records your IP address
information in our server log. This information is only visible to you
and to Prolific administrators and is
used to authenticate member accounts or to identify and block individuals
who are not permitted to use our service.
- SECURITY PROCEDURES. Prolific has implemented security measures to protect
member information from loss, misuse and alteration. We use industry-standard
practices such as encrypted storage, firewalls and password protection systems
to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information. Each of our
employees is aware of our security policies, and your information is only
available to those employees who need it to perform their jobs.
By using Prolific, including services available at the Prolific and Silent Software,
Inc. domains, users are using a service provided by Silent Software,
addresses activities from our servers.
- NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES. If Prolific changes its policy and seeks to use
your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that
stated at the time of collection, you will be notified via email or a system
message visible on your Prolific Preferences page. In addition, if we make
any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information
already stored in our database, we will post a notice on our website notifying
users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice, we will also
email users who have opted to receive communications from us to notify them
of the changes in our privacy practices.
- ORGANIZATION COLLECTING INFORMATION. Silent Software, Inc. owns and
operates the Prolific site. You may contact Silent Software, Inc. at HelpDesk@Prolific.com.
contact us at:
Silent Software, Inc.
Last Updated: 2004/1/30