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Financial Info
HydeSoft receives a notification of a successful transaction from our e-commerce associates, but does not receive credit card, bank account, or any other financial information when a payment is processed.

You hate spam? I hate it, too. You will never receive unsolicited e-mail containing promotional offers from this site. Not ever. Licensed users will receive update notifications for new versions of DPlot, but only if they have elected to be included in the mailing list. Mailing list members may opt-out at any time with a simple reply to an update notice. The mailing list will only be used to send out update notices and is completely private; it will not be shared with any third party, including other update recipients.

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DPlot does not use and will never use any adware technology. DPlot does not collect any click-through information, it does not show banner ads in the product, nothing like that. And when you uninstall DPlot, it leaves no program files or DLLs behind.

Log Files
Like most web site host servers, ours keeps log files. These include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

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"Calling Home"
If DPlot detects that you are using a forged or otherwise illegally obtained registration key, then it may "call home" to report the theft. It uses standard HTTP communication to launch a web page that records the illegal name/key combination, as well as the IP address that you happen to be using when it reports. Since it launches to a web page, it's obvious that it's "called home", and nothing at all is going on behind your back. There is nothing covert about it, and no personal information is being recorded. I use this information to keep tabs on the level of piracy, to track unauthorized dealers, and to make life a bit more miserable for those who would rather steal DPlot than pay the $35 license fee. This should not be an issue for most users. But in the interest of full disclosure, I needed to let you know that this technology does exist in DPlot.

Technical: A simple browser launch to our fraud page, including the stolen key information and the program version. No personal data is involved. DPlot does not phone home to check anything. It does not, for example, phone home to a server to check for blacklisted keys. It only phones home after piracy has been detected, by using logic that is already in the program to start with.

This feature will not activate during the 30-day evaluation, even if you exceed the evaluation period. This only activates if you are attempting to use a stolen/pirated registration key.

To summarize: If you have a pirated/cracked/stolen/fraudulent registration key, then DPlot may "call home" to report it. Otherwise, it won't.

Bottom Line
Honest DPlot users have nothing to fear from doing online business with HydeSoft Computing.

Thank You,
David Hyde

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