SGI's Privacy Policy and You

The Internet contains a wealth of information; unfortunately, it may also contain personal details about you that you don't want everyone to know, such as your real name (many people on the Internet use aliases, alter egos, or nicknames), street address, phone number, or e-mail address. When you go online, Web sites you visit may be gathering information about you without your knowledge.

At SGI, we strive to help our customers protect their privacy while using our services. This privacy policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it.

The information you provide to SGI is not shared outside our company. You can use our Web site with the assurance that we will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent. We may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) SGI's rights or property, other SGI clients, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. SGI may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

There are cases where SGI may ask you for personal information, such as your name, address, and email address. We collect this information for fulfilling requests, as well as complying with federal, state, and local laws, and/or for feedback solicitation purposes.

In case you change your mind or some personal information changes, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update, or remove the personal data you give us. You can do this by contacting us at

Use of IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers-the big computers that "serve up" Web pages-automatically identify your computer by its IP address.

SGI collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, and to audit the use of our site. When guests request pages from SGI, our servers log the guests' IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers, or others.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you're at our site. We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard-you'll find them at most major Web sites.

By showing how and when guests use a site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information from cookies to provide services better tailored to our users' needs. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of the SGI site will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies.

Links to Other Web Sites

Users should be aware that when they are on the SGI Web site, they could be directed to other Web sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online-for example, via message boards or chat-that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While we strive to protect our users' personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.

SGI's policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond SGI's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.


The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our guests is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, SGI can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When credit card information is transmitted we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.

Your SGI DataDepot account is password-protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. SGI will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.

Remember to sign out of your DataDepot account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if your computer is accessible to others or if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.

Acceptance of These Terms

By using this site, you signify your consent to the SGI Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Web site. Your continued use of the SGI Web site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Web site's privacy statement, please contact