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Privacy Policy

General Information
Since Directions began its services for IT professionals, we have always collected the least amount of personal data about members that we need to manage the contractual relationship with members. Directions and third-parties who we work with only use such personal data to fulfill our obligations to members, including ensuring members can access Directions’ content, and that content in publications and courses remain relevant for IT professionals. We only keep such personal data for the duration of the membership. If you cancel a membership we will delete any related personal data when Directions is no longer required by U.S. law to retain it. We use reasonable and standard security precautions to protect personal data about members and non-members.

From time to time Directions’ reaches out to members and non-members to describe our’ services or upcoming events. Directions feels it has a legitimate business interest in making such communications about its services. If you do not wish to receive such communications notify us and we will not contact you again. Each communication contains the ability to request Directions does not contact you in the future.

Contact Information
We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this privacy policy.
Our email address is info@directionsonmicrosoft.com

Dispute Resolution
Directions on Microsoft is committed to resolving any dispute you may have regarding our privacy policy quickly and efficiently. Disputes will be handled by our customer service representative. Our customer service will promptly correct any errors.

Online Activity Information Collection
When visiting Web sites, certain information about you and your computer can sometimes be collected. This section explains what information Directions on Microsoft collects, and how it is used.

Online Information Collected—What information do we collect and why?

We collect the following identifiable information about our visitors:

  • dynamic.clickstream
  • dynamic.http
  • dynamic.searchtext
  • dynamic.miscdata

The specific names of the cookies:

  • __utma
  • __utmb
  • __utmc
  • __utmz
  • subID

We collect identifiable information for the following reasons:

  • Web Site and System Administration
  • Research and Development
  • Google Site Stats
  • Our Web site generates server log files automatically. These log files are used to generate statistical information and error reports to ensure the Web site runs with a minimum of disruption. They are not actively used to identify individual visitors.

    Online Information Recipients—Who has access to the information collected?

    • Directions and third parties acting as our agents or entities for which we are acting as an agent.

    Information Retention—How long is the information retained?

    • Directions only retains web site information for as long as there is a legitimate business interest to retain it.