Purpose and Scope
This policy discloses what information we gather about you when
you visit MySQL.com or buy product directly from us. It describes
how we use that information and how you can control it.
Information MySQL AB gathers and tracks
MySQL AB collects two kinds of information about users: 1) data
that users volunteer by signing up to receive news and product
information, entering contests, completing surveys, or buying
directly from us; and 2) aggregated tracking data we collect
when users interact with us.
We use the personal information you provide voluntarily to send
information you've requested and to fulfill orders. The specific
use of your personal information varies, depending on how you
- When you subscribe to MySQL mailinglists to receive MySQL news
and product information, you must provide email address. We never
sell or rent your email address you provide when subscribing to
our elists. Please note, that MySQL mailing lists are archived by
several third party sites and your email address can be found from
their archives and MySQL doesn't have control over those archives.
- When you order MySQL commercial licenses, or purchase commercial
support, or buy training, we add you to our mailing lists and will
contact you in MySQL related issues now and then.
- When you enter a contest or survey, we may ask for your name,
address, and email address so we can administer the contest and
We release personal information when we believe that release is
appropriate to comply with the law, or to protect the rights,
property, or safety of MySQL AB, our users, or others. This may
include exchanging information with other companies and
organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Aggregated tracking information
We analyze visitors' use of our sites by tracking information
such as pageviews, traffic flow, search terms, and click
through. We use this information to improve our sites. We also
share this anonymous traffic and demographic information in
aggregate form with advertisers and other business partners.
We do not share any information with advertisers that can
identify an individual user.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site,
track user movement, and gather broad demographic information
for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally
Cookies & Advertising
A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your
computer's hard drive through your web browser when you
visit our sites. Cookies enable our systems to recognize
your computer, so that we can provide you with personalized
user traffic patterns.
We may use an outside advertising company to display
advertisements on our site. These advertisements may contain
cookies received with banner or other ads are collected by
these advertising companies, and we do not have access to
MySQL.com works with a third party that provides the ads
that appear on this site. To find out more about how O'Reilly
& Associates, Inc. manages private information issues relative
to the supply of ads to this site, please visit
You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies
or to block cookies. If you block cookies, you may not be
able to use certain site features or functions.
This site contains links to other sites. MySQL AB is not
responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other
Contests & Surveys
We may run contests or surveys on our site in which we ask
our users for contact information (like their email address).
We use the customer contact information from the entry form
to send the user information about our company and its
products, or to contact them when it becomes necessary
(notices like, updates, patches, etc...). Users may opt-out
of receiving future mailings (see the choice/opt-out section
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss,
misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All
the data regarding users, their computers' system information
and benchmark results are stored on a server. This server is
located in a locked and guarded space and only authorized
MySQL AB personnel have access to the database
containing given user names and passwords.
Notification of Changes
changes on www.mysql.com. If we decide to use personally
identifiable information in a manner different from that
stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users
via email. Users will be able to opt out of any new use of
their personal information.
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving
communications from us and from our partners at the point
where we request information about the user.
This site gives users the following options for removing their
information from our database so that they no longer receive
future communications or access to our other services:
- You can send email to <email@example.com>, stating your request.
- You can reply to any unwanted communications that you receive, stating your request.
Reviewing personal data
You can review and validate the information, that we have
collected about you by sending email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
and requesting a review on your personal data.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions or comments about this privacy
statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this
Web Site, you can contact:
<email@example.com> and/or <firstname.lastname@example.org>