This policy applies to software products and services supplied by McGoo Software which is a privately owned business registered in the state of Queensland, Australia. McGoo Software is a sole-trader home hobby business.
This policy covers personally identifiable information collected or stored by McGoo Software on its servers in relation to the products supplied by the business entity and their communities. Consistent with its Data Retention Policy, McGoo Software collects and retains the least amount of personally identifiable information needed to fulfill the products supplied by the business entity's operational needs.
In general, this Policy only applies to private information stored or held by McGoo Software which is not publicly available.
McGoo Software does not require users to register to trial the program. Anyone can use the online software without logging in with a username. Users that do decide to register and store their progress in our database are internally identified by a random unique UserID number which is not disclosed to the user or any other person.
User email addresses and passwords are encrypted using a seeded one-way algorithm and only the encrypted version is stored in the database. The encrypted email and password are matched against user requests to login and/or change details. The first and last name and school name provided by the user are stored for presentation purposes when that user is logged in, but these details are not checked, nor verified. The user does not need to provide full (or correct) names to register and aliases may readily be used. The school name is not required and an alternatively name may be used, eg "personal use".
Except insofar as it may be required by law, no person should disclose, or knowingly expose, either user passwords and/or cookies generated to identify a user. Once created, user accounts will not be removed. It may be possible for a user's names to be changed, depending on the policies of individual products supplied by the business entity. McGoo Software does not guarantee that a user's names will be changed on request.
McGoo Software limits the collection of personally identifiable user data to purposes which serve the well-being of its products, including but not limited to the following:
Only persons employed by McGoo Software and by the hosting contractor engaged to host the McGoo Software website have access to personally identifiable information. This information is limited to name and school attended.
Access to and publication of this information is governed by the Access to nonpublic data policy, as well as specific policies covering some of the functions in question.
Release: Policy on Release of Data
It is the policy of McGoo Software that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs, or through records in the database via the registration feature, or through other non-publicly-available methods, may be released by McGoo Software staff, in any of the following situations:
Except as described above, McGoo Software policy does not permit distribution of personally identifiable information under any circumstances.
Third-party access and notifying registered users when receiving legal process:
As a general principle, the access to, and retention of, personally identifiable data in all products supplied by the business entity should be minimal and should be used only internally to serve the well-being of the products supplied by the business entity.
Unlikely as this may be, however, McGoo Software may receive a subpoena or other compulsory request from a law-enforcement agency or a court or equivalent government body that requests the disclosure of information about a registered user, and may be compelled by law to comply with the request. In the event of such a legally compulsory request, McGoo Software will not be able to notify the affected user of the arrival of such subpoena by sending a notice by email to the email address (if any) that the affected user has listed in his or her user preferences as we do not store the email address in a readable or usable form.
McGoo Software cannot advise a user receiving such a notification regarding the law or an appropriate response to a subpoena. McGoo Software does note, however, that such users may have the legal right to resist or limit that information in court by filing a motion to quash the subpoena. Users who wish to oppose a subpoena or other compulsory request should seek legal advice concerning applicable rights and procedures that may be available.
If McGoo Software receives a court-filed motion to quash or otherwise limit the subpoena as a result of action by a user or their lawyer, McGoo Software will not disclose the requested information until McGoo Software receives an order from the court to do so.
Registered users are required to provide an email address, but this address is encrypted using one-way encryption and McGoo Software is unable to restore the email address to a usable form. McGoo Software will thus not be able to notify the affected user in private email messages when it receives requests from law enforcement to disclose personally identifiable information about the user, if such a user is even identifiable from our records.