Privacy Policy

Software Design Consultants (SDC) / Geological Data Design (GDD) Privacy Policy


Your privacy is important to Software Design Consultants ("SDC" "we" or "us"). We have prepared this privacy policy to disclose and describe certain policies implemented throughout Software Design Consultants governing SDC's use of personally identifiable information about users of our web site located at ("Site").

Privacy Policy Updates

Due to the Internet's rapidly evolving nature, SDC may need to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If so, SDC will post its updated Privacy Policy on our Site located at, so you are always aware of what personally identifiable information we may collect and how we may use this information. SDC encourages you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of this Site and/or continued provision of personally identifiable information to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

In general, you may visit this Site without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. However, in certain sections of this Site, we may invite you to register for an account, download software, contact the service desk, become a partner, enroll for support, contact us with questions or comments or request information, and provide us with feedback. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may collect personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, other contact information, company or employer name, job title, telephone number, mobile telephone number, username and password. Additionally, we may collect personally identifiable information about you that you provide to us when you contact us or that you voluntarily post in blogs, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available from our Site and other users will be able to see any information that you post to such forums. We may use your personally identifiable information to deliver and provide certain services, products, software or information you have requested, provide you with notices regarding services, products or information that you have purchased or that you may want to purchase in the future, verify your authority to enter our Site, contact you or your employer for marketing purposes, and improve the content and general administration of the Site and our services. If you give us personal information about somebody else, such as a spouse, friend or work colleague, you represent and warrant that you have their permission to do so.

The Site may track the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser type, IP addresses, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may also use aggregate information about the use of our products and services to improve the capabilities of our products and services. This information will only be disclosed in aggregate form.


We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority. Additionally, we may disclose your personally identifiable information, in our sole discretion, to law enforcement agencies to assist in any investigation. We may provide your personally identifiable information that we collect to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us and to our third party marketing partners. For example, we may provide your personally identifiable information to an organization in order to complete a service (e.g., process your payment). We will not sell your personally identifiable information to any company or organization except we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which SDC participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of SDC's assets to which this Site relates.

Data Security

We may employ reasonable procedural and technological measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Software Design Consultants may use encryption, password protection and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.

Links to Third Party Sites

The Site may provide links to other Web sites or resources over which SDC does not have control ("External Web Sites"). Such links do not constitute an endorsement by SDC of those External Web Sites. You acknowledge that SDC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that SDC is not responsible for the content of such External Web Sites. Your use of External Web Sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies located on the External Web Sites.

Data Integrity

We process personally identifiable information in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by you, the individual. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that personally identifiable information is accurate, complete, current and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use.


Portions of this Site use cookies to keep track of your visit, or to deliver content specific to your interests. A "Cookie" is a small amount of data transferred to your browser and read by the Web server that placed it there. It works as a sort of identification card, recording your preferences and previously entered information. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to accept or reject it.

Public Forums

Portions of this Site make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to visitors. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information.

Children's Privacy

This Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. Software Design Consultants does not target its services or this Site to children under 13. SDC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

Updating your Information and Contacting Us

If you wish to review or correct any information you have provided to us, you may access your account and update it on this Site. If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy or practices, please contact us via email at with the words "PRIVACY POLICY" in the subject line.


This Privacy Policy was last updated: August 11, 2010
This Privacy Policy is effective as of: August 11, 2010