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OU-OpenID User Registration Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT Note 1: This is a limited service that is provided to you on the basis that you understand that it will be used in research.

IMPORTANT Note 2: We accept no liability for and offer no warranty of this software.

General Conditions
The OU-OpenID system stores personal information about you when you register, and general information about your behaviour when you use OU-OpenID products or services. When you register, we ask for information such as your name and email address. You may also be asked to provide us with other information to help with our research. Once you register with OU-OpenID and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us. The OU-OpenID system collects information a range of further information about your transactions with us and your events. OU-OpenID automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, OU-OpenID cookie information, and whatever service you are using. This information will be used for the following general purposes: to customize content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, and to conduct research.

Privacy, Information Sharing and Disclosure
We will never sell your information to a 3rd party. OU-OpenID does not share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances: We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of OU-OpenID's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. We transfer information about you if OU-OpenID is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, OU-OpenID will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

OU-OpenID will set and access OU-OpenID cookies on your computer.

OU-OpenID accounts will be withdrawn if we deem the content to be offensive, inflammatory, racist, or in any other way inappropriate.

Your Ability to Edit Your Account Information and Preferences:

You can edit your OU-OpenID Account Information at any time. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the OU-OpenID service, such as service announcements, administrative messages that are considered part of your OU-OpenID account, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.

Confidentiality and Security
We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with regulations to protect personal information about you from third parties.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
OU-OpenID may update this policy at any time. Changes in the way we treat personal information will be listed on this site.