Cygnet is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring you
have a positive experience on our website. This policy outlines our
personal information handling practices for both online and offline
data. If you give us personal information, we will treat it
according to this policy.
Collection of your personal information
We will always tell you before we collect any Personal
Information and inform you of the purpose of the collection.
"Personal Information" is any information that can be used to
identify an individual, and may include, but is not limited to,
name, email address, postal or other physical address, credit or
debit card number, title, occupation, and other information
required to provide a service, deliver a product, or carry out a
transaction you have requested. Some of the reasons we collect your
Personal Information include:
- Requesting service and support for our products or
- Placement of a transaction or order
- Participation in an online survey
- Participation in chat
- collaboration efforts
Uses of your personal information
We will only use your Personal Information in the way we
specified when it was collected. We will not subsequently change
the way your Personal Information is used without your consent.
Some of the ways we may use your Personal Information include:
- To process your orders and deliver the products and
- To provide support and assistance for our products and
services, including the provision of security patches.
- To provide the ability to contact you, and provide you with
shipping and billing information.
- To provide customer feedback and support.
- To conduct questionnaires and surveys in order to provide
better products and services to our customers and end users. Your
completion of any questionnaires is voluntary.
- To support recruitment inquiries.
- To meet contract obligations.
Non-personal/anonymous information collection
In some instances, Cygnet may collect non-personal (aggregate or
demographic) data through cookies, web logs etc. This information
is used to better understand and improve the usability,
performance, and effectiveness of the website. Please read the
"Cookies" section below for more information.
Sharing your Personal Information
We do not sell or rent your Personal Information to third
parties for marketing purposes unless you have granted us
permission to do so.
We may share your Personal Information within Cygnet or any of
its subsidiaries for purposes of data processing or storage.
We may also share your Personal Information with business
partners, service vendors, authorized third-party agents or
contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction,
including processing orders, processing credit card transactions,
hosting websites, hosting event and seminar registration and
providing customer support. We only provide these third parties
with the minimum amount of Personal Information necessary to
complete the requested service or transaction, and the third
parties are not permitted to use your Personal Information except
for limited purpose of completing the requested service or
We may respond to court orders or legal process by disclosing
your Personal Information and other related information, if
necessary. We also may choose to establish or exercise our legal
rights or defend against legal claims.
We may collect and possibly share Personal Information and any
other additional information available to us in order to
investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities,
suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the
or as otherwise required by law.
While navigating Cygnet's website you may be directed to content
or functionality that is hosted by a third-party supplier. This is
typically done to host special events, such as contests. When
information is collected on behalf of Cygnet exclusively, Cygnet's
your information is used. For sites other than Cygnet the site
to require such suppliers to handle information in a manner
consistent with Cygnet's privacy & security policy.
Security of your Personal Information
Cygnet is committed to protecting personal information you share
with us. We utilize a combination of industry-standard security
technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help
protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or
When we transfer sensitive personal data (for example, credit
card information) over the Internet, we protect it using Secure
Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology.
While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot
ensure the security of the information you transmit.
We recommend you to take every precaution in protecting your
Personal Information when you are on the Internet. For example,
change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and
numbers when creating passwords, and make sure you use a secure
browser. Please visit the Linksys website for more tips for using
security features when connected to the Internet using a
Like many websites, Cygnet uses technologies such as cookies,
which allow us to make your visit to our website easier, more
efficient and more valuable by providing you with customized
experience and recognizing you when you return.
A cookie cannot read personal data off your hard disk or read
cookie files created by other sites; indeed, the only Personal
Information a cookie can contain is information you supply
yourself. Accepting the cookies used on our website may give us
access to information about your browsing behavior, which we may
use to personalize your experience and track user traffic patterns,
and to merge this info when you register. We do this in order to
determine the usefulness of our website information to our users
and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping
users reach that information. You may browse most of Cygnet's
website without accepting cookies from Cygnet; however, some
website functionality may be lost by disabling cookies on your
computer. Other Cygnet web pages, particularly those which require
a login and password, require cookies and cannot be used when you
have disabled cookies in your browser.
If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website
or via HTML-formatted emails, you can set your browser to warn you
before it accepts cookies or refuse the cookie when your browser
alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by
turning them off in your browser.
Cygnet will not retain your Personal Information longer than
necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it has been collected
or as required by applicable law or regulation.
Our websites may provide links to other third-party websites
which are outside our control and not covered by this policy. We
encourage you to review the privacy policies of these (and all)
sites you visit.
Transfer of Personal Information
We may transfer your personal information to any of the Cygnet
subsidiary worldwide or to the third parties acting on our behalf
for the purposes of processing or storage.
Questions or Comments
Should you have any privacy related questions or comments
notice whenever this privacy statement is materially changed. Your
continued use of the Cygnet website after any change will signify
and confirm your assent to those changes.