1.1 Definition and introduction
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*COMET includes all brands of the Comet Group: COMET, YXLON and ebeam Technologies.
2.1 About Privacy
These principles apply to personally identifying information we ask for and that you provide. By this we mean information that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address, e-mail address or other contact details.
2.2 Data Collection
Using our web sites and most other services do not require any personally identifying infor-mation. COMET may collect limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes avail-able whenever you visit a website. This log information includes your Internet Protocol ad-dress, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your query and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to better understand users behavior and to further improve our offerings.
When we require personally identifying information, we will inform you about the types of information we collect and how we use it. We hope this will help you make an informed deci-sion about sharing your personal information with us. It is then up to you to decide if you want to provide the information or not.
2.3 Information sharing
We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to other companies or individuals, unless we have your consent. We may share such information in any of the following limited circumstances:
We have your expressed consent.
We conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of COMET, its users or the public.
We may store and process personal information collected on our site in any country in which COMET or our hosting providers maintain facilities. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your information among these facilities, including those located outside your country.
We may share aggregated information with others. Examples of this include user trends or the number of users who accessed a particular part of COMET's web presence. This aggregated information does not include any personally identifying information.
We offer certain services where you can post information on the site which will then be avail-able to other visitors of the site. Examples are discussion forums and comments on blogs. When you post, basic information identifying you as the poster will be made available to other visitors together with your posted information. This information includes your name or alias, and where relevant, may include other information such as your country or the name of the company or organization you work for. We may also display statistical, reputational and other similar information, for example the number of forum posts you have posted or how useful other visitors have rated your posts. For details, please see the help pages for each service.
2.4 Information security
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unau-thorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.
We restrict access to your personally identifying information to COMET employees who need to know that information in order to fulfill your request or supply our services.
2.5 Updating your information
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personally identifying information for many of our services. For more information, please see the help pages for each service.
The external sites linked to from the COMET web sites are developed by people over whom COMET exercises no control. These other sites may place their own cookies on your com-puter, collect data or solicit personal information.
3.2 Changes to this policy