PRIVACY STATEMENT

The Information We Collect and How We Collect It

In general, you can visit this web site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you. Personal information like your name, postal address and e-mail address is obtained only when voluntarily submitted. SAS Institute Inc. ("Provider" or "we") collects this information in several ways:

Personal data collected online may also be combined with information you provide to us through other sources such as product registration, call centers, or in conjunction with events such as trade shows, training seminars and conferences. Information that you supply will relate to the relationship that Provider has with you or your organization.

Web Server Logs

In the process of administering this site, we maintain and track usage through Web server logs. Web server logs provide information such as what types of browsers are accessing our site, what pages receive high traffic, and the times of day our servers experience significant load. We use this information to improve the content and navigation features of our site. Anonymized or aggregated forms of this data may be used to identify future features and functions to develop for the site and to provide better customer service.

Cookies

There are various technologies, including one called "cookies" which can be used to provide tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Some of our pages use cookies or other technologies so that we can better serve you when you return to our site. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. For more information, please refer to user information provided with your Web browser.

Web Beacons

Some of our Web pages and HTML-formatted e-mail may use Web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about web site usage. A Web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on a visitor's computer, such as a visitor's cookie number, time and date of a page view and a description of the page where the Web beacon is placed. You may render some Web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies.

HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We may share the personal data you provide with our related entities and/or business partners for purposes related to those described above. We will not sell, rent or lease to others your personally identifiable information.

Provider reserves the right to disclose any and all pertinent information to law enforcement or other governmental officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

We are concerned about the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Links to third-party Web sites from this Web site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this site. We have not reviewed these third-party sites and do not control them. Provider does not assume responsibility for any of these sites, their content, or their privacy policies. Provider does not endorse or make any representations about them or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to this site, you do so at your own risk.

OUR WORLDWIDE PRACTICES

Provider is a global corporation with subsidiaries and business partners in many countries, and with technical systems that cross borders. Personal information collected on our site may be transferred across state and country borders and stored or processed in the United States or any other country in which Provider, its subsidiaries, affiliates or business units maintain facilities for the purposes of data consolidation, storage, and simplified customer information management. By using this web site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country of residence. Provider, our subsidiaries, affiliates and business units will handle your information collected on our site in a consistent manner, as described here, even if the laws in some countries may provide less protection for your information. Our privacy practices are designed to protect your personal information all over the world.

To ensure adequate protection for the personal information of employees and workers that Provider receives in the United States from the European Economic Area, Provider has certified to the US-EU Safe Harbor Principles. For more information about the Safe Harbor Principles, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce's Web site at http://export.gov/safeharbor/.

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

If there are updates to the terms of this online Privacy Statement, we will post those changes here and update the revision date in this document so that you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Statement means you accept those changes.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this website, you signify your assent to this Privacy Statement.

HOW TO CONTACT US

Should you have comments or questions about this Privacy Statement, you may e-mail us at: privacy@sas.com.

You may also contact us via postal mail at the following address:

SAS Institute Inc.
SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513
ATTN: Legal Division / Privacy Manager

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