Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy defines how VMS Software, Inc. protects your personal information collected when you use our website (vmssoftware.com), our forum (forum.vmssoftware.com), or our wiki (wiki.vmssoftware.com). Personal information is only used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Send any questions or concerns about your personal information or this Privacy Policy to privacy@vmssoftware.com.

Please note that all data collected by vmssoftware.com will be used and stored in accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What We Collect

We collect information on our website (vmssoftware.com), forum (forum.vmssoftware.com), and our wiki (wiki.vmssoftware.com) during the registration process. On our website (vmssoftware.com), information is collected when contact or community license application forms are filled out. The following information is gathered:

  • Name
  • Company
  • E-mail address
  • Phone (optional)
  • Contact message (optional)
  • Intended use of the community license
  • Information about the applicant

This information is only gathered at the time of registration or filling out contact and community license application forms. Users are not required to provide this information.

We also store cookies that are used to improve your user experience. By using the website, you consent to the use of cookies.

Why We Collect

Features of our wiki, our forum, and our website are personalized for individual customers. The collected information allows personalization of dashboards, editing features, data access and emails. Applications for a community license require the applicant to give information to ensure the community license requirements are satisfied. The contact form collects the information required for VSI to contact the customer.

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your explicit permission unless we are required to do so by law.

E-mail Communication

Users who provide their personal data may get the following e-mails:

  • Registration confirmation emails
  • Community license application confirmation emails
  • Community license PAK download links
  • Community license decision emails
  • Login credentials to the training platform or registration links
  • Information about corporate offers, specific courses and arrangements (only if explicitly requested in a prior e-mail)
  • Quotes and invoices as requested by them
  • Instructor-led training materials and information (class arrangements and hours, office address, etc.)

If you use the OpenVMS Wiki (wiki.vmssoftware.com) and the OpenVMS Forum (forum.vmssoftware.com), you may receive notifications and digests if you choose to. Notifications can be turned off via your personal settings page on the Wiki or the Forum.

We do not send any e-mails except the cases mentioned above.

If you wish to remove your account from the website or stop receiving emails from VSI, please contact us at privacy@vmssoftware.com.

Security of Your Personal Information

We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure and stored in accordance with the GDPR requirements by providing the appropriate environment preventing unauthorized access or disclosure. We store your personal information on third-party servers owned by Vultr and Digital Ocean.

If you believe that your data has been misused or is insecure, please contact us at privacy@vmssoftware.com.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are files stored on your computer holding details of your sessions, like the web pages you visit. Cookies are analyzed to improve the usability of our website pages. After a cookie is analyzed, it is removed. Cookies do not allow access to any data that you did not choose to provide. You can choose to decline cookies in your web browser settings.

Our website contains links to other websites with OpenVMS-related information. If you click a link and leave our website, we are not responsible for the protection of the data that you provide to other websites. Please check these websites' privacy statements for details.

Control Your Personal Information

You are not required to provide your personal information to access vmssoftware.com. Courses can be purchased by contacting us at training@vmssoftware.com. A community license can be obtained by sending your community license request to community@vmssoftware.com. You do not need to provide any information to read the OpenVMS Wiki (wiki.vmssoftware.com) and the OpenVMS Forum (forum.vmssoftware.com).

Send email to privacy@vmssoftware.com to promptly:

  • Learn what personal information about you is stored on our website.
  • Change what personal data is stored on the website.
  • Request removal of your personal data from the website.