We require our members to provide personal contact information, including name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. We also ask for personal information such as age, gender, marital status, education, languages spoken, employment status, household income, and the amount of time you have available to participate in a beta test.
In addition to personal data, members are asked to provide details regarding any products you own which relate to certain products which may be available for beta testing. We refer to these as Test Platforms and they include items such as a personal computer, peripheral device, audio and video components, cellphone, tablet, or any number of other products.
This information is collected and used for the purpose of identifying individuals who match the profile required for participating in each beta test. Not all information is required in order to complete the registration process, but supplying this data will increase the number of test opportunities available to you.
Except as may be required by law, we will never sell, share, distribute, print, or reference your personal data. Of course, registrants are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their username and password.
Centercode also collects certain information from Betabound members such as IP addresses and browser related information. This information is logged to help diagnose technical problems, track malicious activities, ensure security, and to enable us to constantly improve the quality of our web sites and services. We may also track and analyze non-identifying statistical information from Betabound members and provide such information to third parties. This information is purely statistical in format and cannot be used to identify individuals in any way.
Test Participation (Important)
By accepting an invitation to participate in a Betabound exclusive beta test, you are agreeing to allow us to share your contact information only with the company whose product is being tested. This information is shared for the purpose of beta test related communication only and will not include any sales solicitation.
Other Beta Communities
The software behind Betabound was developed by Centercode and is used by many other companies to manage their own beta test communities. Centercode often helps these companies build their own communities by announcing their availability to Betabound members. Subscription to these announcements is optional to and may be determined via the Member Options user profile within Betabound.
Centercode has sophisticated security measures in place for Betabound to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the data under Centercode’s control. When accessing Betabound via a supported Web Browser, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology protects information using both server authentication and data encryption to help ensure data is safe, secure, and available only to you.
Centercode also implements an advanced security method based on dynamic data and encoded session identifications, and hosts Betabound in a secure server. Finally, Centercode requires unique usernames and passwords that must be entered each time a member logs on. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of data.
Consistent with its commitment to protect personal privacy, Centercode complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland.
Centercode has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Centercode’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
If at any time you wish to discontinue your Betabound membership you may opt-out from the Personal Options section, accessed from the bottom right of the web site. Alternatively you may e-mail this request directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Correcting & Updating Your Information
You can update your information through the Betabound portal at any time. To do so log in and access your information via the left-hand menu of the web site.